After menopause, your risk of certain medical conditions increases. Examples include: Heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease When your estrogen levels decline, your risk of cardiovascular disease increases. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women as well as in men. So, it’s important to get regular exercise, eat a healthy diet and maintain a normal weight. Ask your doctor for advice on how to protect your heart, such as how to reduce your cholesterol or blood pressure if it’s too high. Osteoporosis This condition causes bones to become brittle and weak, leading to an increased risk of fractures. During the first few years after menopause, you may lose bone density at a rapid rate, increasing your risk of osteoporosis. Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are especially susceptible to fractures of their hips, wrists, and spine. Urinary incontinence As the tissues of your vagina and urethra lose elasticity, you may experience frequent, sudden, strong urges to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine (urge incontinence), or the loss of urine with coughing, laughing, or lifting (stress incontinence). You may have urinary tract infections more often. Sexual function Vaginal dryness from decreased moisture production and loss of elasticity … Continue reading Menopause complications →
PCOD/PCOS is a health disorder characterized by hormonal imbalance and unreasonable weight gain. Women who get diagnosed with PCOD have insulin resistance, that leads to a lack of ovulation and their inability to get pregnant. In such cases, it is important to keep a track of your lifestyle, as well as include essential nutrients and vitamins into your diet. However, the vitamin requirements of each woman suffering from PCOD may vary. It depends on one’s body type, medical background, genetic factors, and lifestyle. Based on these, our health experts at Health Total will give you a personalized food plan and treatment that not only works on your health disorder but also restores a balance in your body. If you suffer from PCOD, then here are 4 vitamins that our health experts recommend for you. Vitamin D Since it is often seen that vitamin D deficiency also affects women with PCOD, a regular supply of this vitamin helps decrease insulin resistance and symptoms of PCOD. Inositol Also known as vitamin B8, inositol improves the symptoms of PCOD and improves your ovulatory functions. Folic Acid Also known as Vitamin B9, folic acid is usually given with inositol to cure PCOD. When combined together, both … Continue reading 4 vitamins that help you fight PCOD →
There are instances when your sweet tooth craves for a treat but your brain warns of calorie overload, try these delectable Low-Cal Sweets and Desserts. These recipes will not hinder your weight loss routine. They allow you to enjoy special occasions by satisfying your sweet tooth. You can make these sugar-free recipes and add both sweetness and health to your festivities: Oats Sesame Ladoo The natural oils in sesame seeds help bind the ladoo without use of any ghee. Ingredients 1 Cup Oats 1 Cup White Sesame Seeds 4-5 green cardamom freshly grounded 1 ½ cup coconut palm sugar or stevia Method Heat a pan, dry roast the oats and sesame seeds separately and keep aside. Cool and Grind the oats, sesame seeds and green cardamoms into a powder. Add the jaggery into this powder. Roll to make balls. Store in an airtight container. Dry Fruit & Dates Burfi Try this barfi loaded with nutrients and add good health to your celebrations. Remember not to overdo it. Ingredients 1/4 cup stevia powder 1/2 kg Dates (khajur) pits removed coarsely chopped 100 gm mixed dry-fruits (badam, cashew, pista) Powdered 1/2 cup desiccated grated dry coconut Method Add the dates, dry-fruits powder and … Continue reading 3 Fat Free Recipes For Fun Filled Festive eating →
Women have very busy schedules. They have to take care of their kids, household chores, their husband and their office work as well. With such a tight schedule, women often find it difficult to focus on their health. Ignorance towards health, leads them to unwanted health problems such as weight gain and other weight related disorders. Yes, women are so busy taking care of everyone else, they forget to care for themselves. Here are 3 easy weight loss tricks for all you hard working women. Magic of Cinnamon Boil a cup of water and add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder to it. Let it simmer and turn the flame off after a few minutes. Once it cools down add a teaspoon of raw honey and drink. Tangy Punch To 1 cup of orange or pineapple juice add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey. Make sure to drink this concoction before every meal. This will help cut down your fat faster and promote digestion. Fat Flush Water Fill a pitcher with 2 litres of water, add to it 1 sliced up cucumber, 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon of grated ginger and a few mint leaves. Let it soak overnight. … Continue reading 3 lazy ways for weight loss for women →
Biochemists refer to FAT as lipid and it is solid at room temperature. However, oil is liquid at room temperature. All fats and oil are made up of fatty acids. It is the individual fatty acids that make all the difference to our health. This makes a good case for understanding good and bad fats. Excess body fat is more than just a cosmetic problem. It’s a health problem, which you should not ignore. Your waist circumference helps our experts predict the presence of VISCERAL fat in your body. Visceral fat surrounds your liver, pancreas, and intestines. It is metabolically active and dangerous for your health. Presence of this fat is the most vital indication that you need to lose weight. Visceral fat harms It releases harmful chemicals, which could lead to any/all of the following lifestyle problems: Heart disease High blood pressure Knee pain Acne Hair loss Type 2 diabetes PCOD Skin infection Breathing difficulty Infertility Sleep disturbance Certain cancers Gastro intestinal problems Low immunity Getting rid of the visceral fat should be the first major health objective for you if you want to lead a healthy and confident life. Ignoring it simply makes you vulnerable to any … Continue reading What is visceral fat →
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