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Living With PCOS

Living With PCOS

Attention, women! Do you see symptoms of irregular menstruation, unwanted facial growth, weight gain, skin problem, infertility? Then it is time to get yourself analysed for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder that occurs in women of reproductive age. Polycystic literally means “many cysts” and PCOS often causes clusters of small, pearl-sized cysts in the ovaries. The cysts are not harmful but lead to hormone imbalances. The ovaries produce a tiny amount of male sex hormones called androgens. In…

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Coping With Obesity

Coping With Obesity

Obesity is a state in which there is generalised accumulation of excess adipose tissue in the body, leading to more than 20% of the required body weight. Factors responsible for obesity: Hereditary: Although genetically, the child is not determined to be obese, yet obesity in parents influences obesity in the child owing to the the food habits of parents. Social and cultural: People in the upper economic strata tend to be more obese mainly due to their rich food intake and…

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Hypothyroidism by Nikisha Mewada, Clinical Nutritionist

Hypothyroidism by Nikisha Mewada, Clinical Nutritionist

Hypothyroidism is a disease which has targeted a massive population in the last decade like a wildfire. It’s a condition in which the body lacks sufficient hormone function and can’t make enough thyroid hormones for normal metabolism in the body. When the thyroid hormone levels are too low and the body’s cells can’t get enough of them, the body’s processes start slowing down, leading to fatigue, dry skin, constipation and even forgetfulness and depression.

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