Skin Care in Middle Aged Women
The period between adulthood and old age when the skin shows signs of ageing. Collagen, the protein that helps skin retain its elasticity, is crucial for maintaining youthful features but skin loses its tone with age as collagen wears down, resulting in unwanted fine lines, wrinkles and periorbital pigmentation.
Skin care in adolescent girls and young ladies
Adolescence is a transitional stage of physical and psychological development that generally occurs during the period from puberty to adulthood. During this phase, girls can develop common skin problems such as pimples (acne), dandruff and hair loss.
There are a number of things that can be done at home to help with the above issues. Some of them are as below:
Skin Care for Elderly Women
Women today transition out of middle age around 65. Their skin is more susceptible to dryness due to limited capacity to retain moisture, decreased oil secretion by sebaceous glands, multiple comorbidities like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and thyroid problems.
Dry skin appears scaly, rough or cracked and causes itching as well. Skin may become thickened and pigmented in these areas from repeated scratching.
Psychological problems faced by men of different ages and ways to deal with them
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected people over the entire globe and taken a psychological toll on people of all ages.
Young adults are finding it particularly difficult as they are stuck with their planned career paths and job prospects. The paramount uncertainty has made our young adults feel frustrated, helpless and vulnerable. Additionally, the social restrictions and social distancing measures have affected their socializing pattern, which is leading to boredom and aimlessness.
Managing Thyroid Health with Key Nutrients
While the cause of thyroid disorders is largely unknown, there is evidence that certain foods can aid in improved thyroid function.
Seaweed, such as Kelp, Nori, and Wakame, are naturally rich in Iodine—a trace element needed for normal thyroid function. Seaweed offers nutritional benefits of fiber, calcium, and vitamins A, B, C, E, and K.
Healthy Summer Treats for Kids: They will actually demand for more of these
Ms Susan Itty, Clinical Nutritionist- HOD, Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala
Children look forward to summer because it is usually a time filled with holidays, fun and excitement. This would also mean that they look forward to treats all day at home. As parents, we constantly find ways to provide food to our children which are delicious but at the same time nutritious as well. Specially in the current New Normal, when kids are mostly at home, the tendency to snack increases significantly.
Covid-19 and Diabetes: Expert tips and diet plan
Balanced and healthy nutrition is an important component of diabetes management in COVID-19. It is therefore important for people with diabetes to eat a varied and balanced diet to keep their blood glucose levels stable and enhance their immune system. It is recommended to:
Cancer Care During Covid-19
Some people with cancer have a weak immune system which reduces their ability to fight infections like Covid-19.
Patients with a suspicion of cancer
Consult a General Physician and undergo basic tests. If there is a rapidly growing lump or excessive bleeding or any other signs of an aggressive tumour, the doctor will prescribe further tests, as needed.
The Oncology team at the hospital will triage the patient and decide if an urgent workup is needed.
Best stretching exercises to stay fit at home
Stretches are required to improve flexibility and improve the tone of the muscle. Each stretch needs to be held for 15-30 seconds each. Do not hold breath when stretching, try to take deep breaths on each stretch. It should not cause pain, if pain presents please stop the stretch at once. There are many stretches which can be done but these 5 stretches target specific muscles which help maintain flexibility and prevent aches and pains after prolonged online meetings and working in kitchen during a prolonged period at home.
Osteoporosis is a common problem that causes your bones to become abnormally thin, weakened, and easily broken (fractured). Women are at a higher risk for osteoporosis after menopause due to lower levels of estrogen, a female hormone that helps to maintain bone mass. Recognizing your risk factors is important so you can take steps to prevent this condition or treat it before it becomes worse.