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Women's Health. Today is International Women’s Day – a day to show our love, respect and appreciation for women in our lives, in our society and across the world.

Women's Health

On this day we call them the real architects of our society, we salute their indomitable spirit and their limitless capacity to love. All women more than deserve these complements, but it is also important to understand and accept that in the patriarchal social fiber of India and many other countries, women have been a denied and suppressed lot. The state of women health in India is a key indicator of these inequalities.

As far as women health is concerned, the situation in India (and in other developing countries) can only be described as depressing even in these times of medical progress. Laughter Benefits- Is Actually a Best Medicine. Laughter is strong medicine for mind and body.

Laughter Benefits- Is Actually a Best Medicine

Why do we say that? The connection between laughter and medicine could be easily understood. Breast Cancer Stages and Treatment. Breast cancer can be treated: In our last blog, we understood about breast cancer, its risk factors and how methods of early detection can help in lowering the risk involved and assist in a successful treatment for the cure.

Breast Cancer Stages and Treatment

Certainly, there are several treatment options for women diagnosed with breast cancer that include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy and targeted therapies. But only after consideration of the optimal treatment available for the stage and biological characteristics of the cancer, the patient’s age and preferences, and the risks and benefits associated with each treatment protocol, the treatment decisions are made by the physician. To be more precise, the most appropriate treatment depends on the woman’s risk profile and stage of disease, which can range from I-IV and is based on the tumor size, location, and involvement of lymph nodes and whether or not tumor has spread to surrounding tissue or distant organs.

Symptoms of breast cancer. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast, either in cells that line the ducts that carry milk to the nipples (ductal cancer) and/or in cells that line the lobules, which are glands involved in milk production.

symptoms of breast cancer

A malignant tumor is cancerous. A group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or metastasize to distant areas of the body via the lymphatic system (lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes), such as the liver and bone. If cancer cells have spread to the surrounding lymph nodes, there is a much higher probability that the tumor has entered the bloodstream and metastasized to other parts of the body. Breast cancer can also be benign which means that it will not be life threatening and can usually be removed. Manipal Hospitals Blog - Latest Healthcare News and Articles. 9 Effective Remedies To Get Rid Of Dandruff - Manipal Hospital Blog. Dandruff is a common problem resulting in the flaking of the skin on your scalp.

9 Effective Remedies To Get Rid Of Dandruff - Manipal Hospital Blog

Dandruff can be caused by having a dry scalp or due to various skin conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or a yeast-like fungus known as malassezia. Common drugstore cures include shampoos containing antifungal zinc pyrithione, ketaconazole, or coal tar and selenium sulfide which slow down the growth and expiration cycle of skin cells on the scalp. However, these are not the only options. What Are The Side Effects Of Chemotherapy? - Manipal Hospital Blog. Most patients diagnosed with cancer are more distressed and worried about the treatment they are going to receive rather than the condition itself.

What Are The Side Effects Of Chemotherapy? - Manipal Hospital Blog

Chemotherapy, also known as “chemo”, is one of the most widely used traditional cancer treatments. The popularity of this treatment is because it is a noninvasive medical management procedure for cancer patients. This treatment for cancer involves administration of the drugs through various routes, but the most commonly used method is the IV (Intravenous) route. Some drugs are also given orally. In specific conditions, drugs are given directly into the pleural cavity (chest), abdominal cavity, or the bladder (urine reservoir in our body). How does chemotherapy cause side effects? What is Skin Grafting? Skin Grafting Transplantation Surgery - Manipal Hospitals Blog. The skin is the outer covering of the body.

What is Skin Grafting? Skin Grafting Transplantation Surgery - Manipal Hospitals Blog

It protects us from heat, light, injury, and infection, and regulates the body temperature. 9 FAQ's Related To Nutrition and Diet - Manipal Hospital Blog. 9 Effective Tips To Sharpen Your Memory Power - Manipal Hospital Blog. 9 Effective Tips To Sharpen Your Memory Power The conventional belief is that as you age your memory will start fading, and that there is no preventing the inevitable decline of your brain’s ability to remember.

9 Effective Tips To Sharpen Your Memory Power - Manipal Hospital Blog

However, this is not necessarily true. Your brain constantly develops new cells and forges new neural connections in a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. The human brain is a dynamic and constantly evolving organ and your daily habits and practices influence its abilities, structure, and functioning. Here are 9 tips to sharpen your memory: Adequate sleep If you choose to do only one thing to help improve your memory, let it be getting good sleep.

Regular exercise Exercise results in an increased heart rate that facilitates better blood flow to the brain. Focus Your brain doesn’t actually multi-task, rather it switches focus from one action to the other. Use Mnemonics Mnemonic devices are handy instruments for helping you memorize things easier and faster. 7 Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Acidity - Manipal Hospital Blog. How Does Acidity Occur?

7 Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Acidity - Manipal Hospital Blog

Acidity problem arises when the gastric glands of the stomach secrete excess acid, namely, hydrochloric acid. Sleep Infographic - Manipal Hospital Blog. Everything You Need To Know About Liver Transplant - Manipal Hospital Blog. Liver is one of the most important organs of the human digestive system.

Everything You Need To Know About Liver Transplant - Manipal Hospital Blog

Liver disorders encompass mild to severe ones. When no other medication and treatment can fix your condition, liver transplantation becomes the last and only treatment option. Most times, complete liver failure is what demands a liver transplantation. Liver failure is that stage when most of the liver gets damaged and is beyond the scope of any possible repair. Such a liver stops functioning and this leads to a life-threatening situation that requires immediate medical attention.

Causes of Liver failure which calls for liver transplantation: Viral attack: Hepatitis viruses like, A B, C, etc. can infect the liver, which if not treated at the appropriate time will lead to liver failure.Alcohol poisoning: Regular and long-term alcohol abuse may lead to liver failureCirrhosis: Severe scarring of the liver (due to toxins that affect the liver) is known as liver cirrhosis. Treatment for liver damage: Liver transplant.

The Signs And Symptoms Of Stomach Cancer - Manipal Hospital Blog. An uncontrolled growth of cells is termed as a cancer. They are of different types, and one among them is stomach cancer. According to the World Health Organization, 8, 00,000 cancer-related deaths occur each year globally due to stomach cancers. 6 Simple Tips For Knees And Hips To Evade Artificial Joints - Manipal Hospital Blog. The joints of the human body are fragile, and the cartilage that protects the bones do not grow back once diminished. When the cartilage thins down, it can cause degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis. The arthritic joints, with the passing of time, can grow so painful and agonizing that they require to be substituted with mechanical replacements. It results in huge medical expenses and a drawn out replacement procedure.

In the earlier days Arthritis affected people after their late 40s, however today’s unhealthy lifestyle, fast food culture and lack of exercise can lead to the disease affecting people in their 30s. 5 Things That Are Making Your Heartburn Worse - Manipal Hospital Blog. We have all witnessed heartburn at some point in our life.

It is experienced as a burning sensation that you feel in your chest with a bitter taste in your mouth. Heartburn is generally caused by the acid reflux that your body faces due to consumption of spicy and fatty foods. Although it is true that every one of us witnesses this condition in some point of our lives, it occurs often in some people. According to medical researchers, heartburn occurs frequently in those who have bad food habits and an unhealthy lifestyle. 9 Steps To Reduce The Risk Of Lung Cancer - Manipal Hospital Blog. Lung cancer refers to an abnormal growth of cells in the lungs.

It is the second most common cancer in both men and women and is one of the leading causes of death. In the early stage, lung cancer does not show any signs or symptoms, therefore, the disease is often detected at an advanced stage. 5 Things That Are Making Your Heartburn Worse - Manipal Hospital Blog. 6 Simple Tips For Knees And Hips To Evade Artificial Joints - Manipal Hospital Blog. 10 Early Signs Of Depression - Manipal Hospital Blog. Depression is not, as many people seem to think, merely a feeling of being upset or “blue.” It is a severe medical condition that has real neurological causes and effects. However, many of the symptoms of depression are hard to decipher as they are subtle and will not seem too removed from the behavior of someone having a bad day.

However, if these symptoms last for an individual around two weeks or so, they may be facing a case of major clinical depression. Here are a few signs to watch out for: 1.Do you find yourself often caught up in an uncontrollable feeling of sadness? A hallmark of depression is a deep sadness that emerges for no concrete reason. 2.Do you often feel irritable and angry? 6 Healthy Foods To Detoxify Smokers' Lungs - Manipal Hospitals Blog. That smoking is injurious to health is known to everybody. We have seen the warning signs literally shout at us, from billboards, print and media advertisements, and even on the cigarette cartons, where the warning is usually accompanied by a grotesque image which portrays the after-effects of this dangerous habit.

7 Natural Remedies To Get Rid Of Dark Spots - Manipal Hospital Blog. 10 Health Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water - Manipal Hospital Blog. Lemons are not only rich in vitamin C but also contain essential nutrients and vitamins such as B-complex vitamins, fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium. 9 Effective Remedies To Get Rid Of Dandruff - Manipal Hospital Blog. 10 Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Acne - Manipal Hospittal Blog. Acne is a nightmare. They magically appear just before the date night or the road trip and spoil those memorable selfies. How one wished they could disappear as fast as they appeared! Well, take a deep breathe as we tell you all you need to know about Acne and also tips to get rid of them. 11 Health Benefits Of Drinking Water On An Empty Stomach - Manipal Hospital Blog. Drinking water has its own benefits, whether your stomach is full or empty. 9 Tips For Healthy Pregnancy - Manipal Hospital Blog. Becoming a mother is the most special feeling a woman can experience.

Every woman wishes to experience the feeling of giving birth to a new life. The thought of carrying a life inside your own body, itself bring heaps of smile and happiness to the face. Common Health Complications That Every Women Must Be Aware - Manipal Hospital. 10 Common Foods That Slow The Ageing Process - Manipal Hospital Blog. Ageing is a natural process that the body undergoes as we get older.

However, with the right nutrients and lifestyle choices, you need not worry about your health deteriorating as you grow older. There are certain foods that slow the ageing process and maintain your health even as you grow older. Steps To Lead A Healthy Lifestyle - MANIPAL HOSPITAL BLOG. When we talk about a healthier lifestyle, we do not necessarily mean better physical health. 7 Exercise Routines That Will Help Reduce Belly Fat - Manipal Hospital Blog.

Losing belly fat is one of the most challenging aspects of building a better physique. Performing standard crunches is the route most people take in order to achieve a flat belly. However, there is more to losing that persistent fat than just a few sit-ups every day. 11 Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings - Manipal Hospital Blog.