Pregnancy is a joy for every woman, but it comes with a number of physical and emotional changes. Here are 5 health and bodily changes caused by pregnancy. The joy of pregnancy for a woman is beyond expression. However, it is not just the joy that pregnancy gives a woman that is important, there are other key factors that you need to know. You need to pay attention to the health and body concerns that pregnancy brings into your life. Big Belly The most prominent feature of pregnancy is of course your big belly, which keeps expanding with the size of your baby. Shrinking that belly size is the most difficult task but with effective diet plan and physical activities, it can all be achieved. Hair Loss Since pregnancy involves a lot of physical changes, one of the changes that it also gets along is the thinning of your hair. You will notice hair loss due to unexplained reasons, but do not worry since it is temporary. Shoe Size A very common experience among pregnant women, swollen feet become the biggest woes of this journey. Their regular shoe size changes since their body gains weight, which puts their feet under … Continue reading 5 things pregnancy does to your body →
It is a sudden intense hot feeling in your body – you would know it if you had one. Hot flushes can be very uncomfortable leaving you soaked in sweat and uneasy. Hot flushes are caused by hormonal fluctuations during perimenopause and menopause. Vitamin supplement Taking Vitamin E supplements (up to 800 I.U.) reduces the severity of hot flushes. Those who do not benefit from vitamin E treatment can benefit by adding Soya to the diet. Ramp up your workout Increase your workout. Walk briskly for 30-40 minutes every day. Exercise increases endorphins, which make you feel good. This will help you cope better with hot flushes during menopause. Change your diet Include fresh fruits and raw juices in your diet. Avoid greasy meals, late nights, overeating, alcohol, and coffee. Regular meals Eat smaller and frequent meals to avoid the heat generated by digesting large amounts of food Eat foods rich in isoflavones Phytoestrogens relieve menopausal symptoms. Include foods rich in isoflavones such as legumes and soya products like tofu and soya milk in your diet. Include Yam in your diet Yam (Suran) contains natural compound, which reduces menopausal symptoms. Add the following foods Include foods such as sunflower seeds, … Continue reading 9 ways to beat the hot flushes naturally during menopause →
Back pain can be managed effectively through the following home remedies: Ginger Cut thin slices of fresh ginger root and put them in a pan of boiling water. Simmer and boil it on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature and strain it. Add honey and then drink it. You can drink this ginger tea two or three times a day for a few days or until you see improvement. You can also make an herbal tea with one-half teaspoon of black pepper corns, one-half teaspoon of cloves and one teaspoon of ginger powder. Herbal oil Massaging your back with an herbal oil can help your muscles relax and relieve pain. You can use any herbal oil such as eucalyptus oil, almond oil, olive oil or coconut oil. Heat the oil until warm and massage it gently over the aching area. Garlic Eat two to three cloves of garlic every morning on empty stomach. You can also massage your back with garlic oil. To make garlic oil, heat some coconut oil, mustard oil or sesame oil on low heat and then add 8 to 10 cloves of garlic to it. Fry the … Continue reading 4 simple home remedies for back pain →
PCOD usually accompanies a lot of other health disorders. Most of the people suffering from PCOD tend to develop cysts in their ovaries and cause hormonal imbalance. It is usually androgens, the male hormones that increase in number and create a problem in women’s menstrual cycles. The normal ovulation cycle also gets disturbed and ovulation gets delayed or does not happen at all. To help offset the effects of PCOD having a healthy lifestyle is important. The types of diet to follow, information on the role of carbohydrates and protein is vital. What to eat, and when to eat, types of exercise and how much exercise is to be followed. A healthier lifestyle is considered the first step to managing PCOD. This starts with a healthy diet, regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight. Keeping this mantra in mind, our health experts have shared five simple modifications that you need to incorporate in your lifestyle if you are suffering from PCOD: Drink plenty of water Drink at least 2 litres of water every day. Flavoured water will help. This way, you can incorporate it in your daily routine and stay hydrated throughout the day. Regular intake of water will … Continue reading Diet tips for PCOD →
Changing levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone have a role to play in age-related inflammation. We still don’t understand all the connections, but it appears that a decrease in estrogen corresponds with a rise in the cytokines interleukin-1 and interleukin-6. This changes the rate at which new bone is formed, a leading indicator of osteoporosis. We suspect that before menopause the balance of hormones has a calming effect on inflammation, but hormones work on so many levels that it is difficult to identify the exact process. What we do know is that symptoms of chronic inflammation often become more apparent during and after menopause. The hormonal changes leading up to menopause also contribute to weight gain. And there is clear evidence that extra fat cells, especially around the middle of the body, add to systemic inflammation by creating extra cytokines and C-reactive protein.
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