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Dr. Rekha Thakur  - Gynaecologist, Gurgaon

Dr. Rekha Thakur

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MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Gynaecologist, Gurgaon

21 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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Why Childbirth Classes are Necessary?

Hi! Goodmorning, I am Dr.Rekha Thakur and today I shall talk about childbirth education class. These childbirth education class are offered by all the hospitals these days and most of the doctors and these classes are meant for the expecting couples, When in the moms are pregnant with their partners. They come for the classes to educate themselves about the childbirth, delivery,
labor, postpartum care, newborn baby care and breastfeeding. These classes are held in almost all the hospitals. The purpose of this class is to educate the couple and make them confident to enter childbirth confidently and to give a vaginal delivery, and have a very pleasant parenthood.

Now, why these classes are must for all couples these days? There has been a shift our culture and our lifestyle our years. When talk of shifting culture i mean the couple stay in their nuclear family these days, where in the expecting mothers miss out on the opportunity to learn from the experienced elderly women all about labor and delivery. This miss out on that confidence level and the mental prevalence which is must for normal deliveries. Secondly, a shift in a lifestyle we mean the woman are no more use to having their daily household course wherein they swipe the floor, they mope the floor, they use an Indian toilets wherein and as a result the pelvis is no more flexible and the pelvic muscles are not don't for normal vaginal delivery, so these two important factors really affect the normal vaginal delivery so we encourage the education classes wherein we teach them all about exercises and prepare the expecting moms mentally and physically to have vaginal delivery. Now, I have been these classes for last 9 years and in my classes we have various sessions to teach them, to prepare the expecting for mentally preparing them, physically preparing them, we teach them all exercise, we teach them all about pregnancy daily axons pains, all different strategy which helps them to delivered vaginally. They learned all about newborn baby care, how to hold the baby? How to take part to the baby? How to wrap the baby? How to swaddle a baby? How to calm down a baby? How to stop crying a baby? And we also teach them all about postpartum challenges. The important sessions are breastfeeding sessions wherein the mother learn all the challenges of about breastfeeding and how they can successfully establish a breastfeeding for 6 months. The highlights of these classes are basically the strategies that the laboring mother learns so that they can have a very smooth vaginal delivery, and confidently they can take care of the newborn baby. The other high light is also about postpartum challenges. These two are very important for the couple so that their parenthood become very easy and nice. The most important factor that we see are at the classes. When the couples are more confident entering the labor room, they have a smooth vaginal delivery. They can confidently take care of the baby and also they build up a special bond with each other and it hasn't a very wonderful experience of pregnancy delivery and postpartum care .This is how the classes help the laboring mothers and as a couple and that's why i strongly recommend childbirth education classes for all expecting couples.

Thank you!
 

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Dr. Rekha Thakur is a trusted Gynaecologist in New Gurgaon, Gurgaon. You can visit her at Wellstar Clinic & Diagnostics in New Gurgaon, Gurgaon. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rekha Thakur on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College - 1997
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College - 2003
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Consultant at Wellstar Clinic & Diagnostics
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English
Hindi
Awards and Recognitions
1st Prize in Free Communication Session in AICC RCOG
Lamaze Training and Workshops
Certificate in Assisted Reproductive Technology
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Diploma in Minimal Invasive Surgery
Basic Training in Laparoscopy
Professional Memberships
Indian Association of Gynaecological Endoscopist (IAGE)
Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI)
World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS)
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Association of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Delhi (AOGD)

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Trichomoniasis - 4 Causes Behind It!

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Trichomoniasis - 4 Causes Behind It!

Trichomoniasis is an infection that is caused by a parasite and is transmitted sexually. This disorder is characterized by symptoms of itching in the genitalia, smelly discharge from the vagina and pain while urinating. This disorder may also result in premature birth in case of pregnant women.

The symptoms of this disorder are:

1. Redness around the genitals, which may cause intense itching

2. You may experience pain during sexual intercourse and urination

3. A smelly colored vaginal discharge

4. You may experience discharge from the penis

5. A burning sensation during ejaculation and urination

6. A constant feeling of irritation in the penis

Causes behind it

The disorder is caused by a parasite known as Trichomonas vaginalis. Certain factors increase your chances of contracting this disorder; them being:

1. Engaging in unprotected sexual intercourse

2. If you have had an episode of Trichomoniasis

3. If you have been affected by STI/STDs before

4. Having multiple sex partners can certainly augment its chances

Prevention

There are certain preventive measures that you can adopt to prevent this infection.

  1. Avoid sexual intercourse till the time you are fully treated.

  2. Use latex condoms inorder to avoid transfering the disease to your partner. 

  3. Avoid engaging in sexual intercourse with multiple sex partners. If this disorder is not treated, then it may increase your chances of getting affected by HIV as well.

  4. It also tends to cause an early rupture of the membranes in pregnant women; resulting in premature delivery

Get yourself clinically examined and treated by the doctor, Men should consult a Urologist anf females should consult a Gynaecologist.

4 Easy Exercises You Must Follow During Pregnancy!

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
4 Easy Exercises You Must Follow During Pregnancy!

Advice for an expectant mother is plentiful to come around from family and friends. While it may be well intentional, it may not be the best advice possible. One of the things most people would advise is to avoid exercising as it may affect the health of the mother and the baby. This is in fact a very wrong advice as expectant mothers like everyone need exercise to stay fit and healthy. The only difference from normal people is that certain types of exercises may not be suitable for pregnant women and the nature of exercises may change from trimester to trimester.

Some of the best exercises during pregnancy

  1. Swimming: This one is in fact recommended by doctors as the best and the safest exercise for pregnant women. Swimming is beneficial because of the following reasons:
    • It has immense cardiovascular benefits
    • Large muscles groups are exercised in the process
    • Helps reduce swelling and inflammation
    • Helps with low back pain and relieves the stress on your spine which is caused due to the extra weight you are carrying around.
  2. Walking: This is one of the safest exercise during any trimester as long as you don’t over exert yourself. Walking promotes blood circulation, improves heart health and is all around a good exercise for pregnant women. The key is to invest in a good pair of shoes for walking so as to prevent the knees and legs from jarring and also to support your upper body properly.
  3. Stretching: In the later trimesters, it may be a little difficult to manage other exercises as your body becomes heavier and movement may bse limited. However, you can do basic stretching exercises to improve mobility and also help with circulation.
  4. Weight training exercises: Certain exercises which utilize the weight of your body rather than external weight can be performed easily. You can also use lighter weights to help keep muscle tone and strength. A few examples of these exercises are:
    • Side leg lifting: Lie on one side and lift one leg up slightly higher than hip height. You can use your forearm for balance in this case. Keep lifting the leg and hold it there for a few seconds and do the same motions a few times for repetitions.
    • Curling and lifting: Sit on a chair with your back straight with 2 to 4 kilo weights in each hand and curl up your hands up to the shoulders. Sit with your legs spread apart but comfortably. Also start the curl with your fore arms at a 90° angle from your elbows.
    • Yoga and meditation: Yoga is possibly one of the most well suited regimens during pregnancy. Pranayama and meditation can definitely help you be more at peace and also manage many of the changes happening in your body in a much better fashion.

It is best to consult with a specialist or a physiotherapist who can give you a step by step guide as to the exercises you can do and the precautions that you need to take while performing them. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods - 5 Ways To Prevent It!

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods - 5 Ways To Prevent It!

Many women experience unusual vaginal bleeding between periods at some point in their lives. It is also known as metrorrhagia. Vaginal bleeding is thought to be abnormal in the following cases:
1. When your menstrual period is not expected
2. When your menstrual flow is lighter or heavier than normal
3. At unexpected stages in life. For example, when you are pregnant or after you have attained menopause.

Bleeding during periods is not a normal condition. Usually, the duration of the cycle is about 21 – 35 days. Abnormal vaginal bleeding has numerous conceivable causes. Independently, it doesn't show a genuine condition.

  1. Mid-cycle bleeding can be caused due to ovulation.
  2. Two hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle are progesterone or oestrogen. A condition of hormonal imbalance which is known as Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOs) causes interference with normal ovulation. This results in problems in thyroid glands as well as causes dysfunctional ovaries.
  3. Medications such as birth control pills are capable of causing abnormal bleeding, especially with the irregular intake of such medications.
  4. Infections or inflammation caused in the pelvic regions such as uterus, vagina, cervix, ovaries or fallopian tubes are capable of causing abnormal bleeding. STIs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) and PIDs (Pelvic inflammatory disease) are often the cause of such a condition.
  5. Although Cancer is not one of the primary causes, cancer in organs such as the uterus, vagina, cervix and ovaries are capable of causing abnormal bleeding during periods.

How it can prevented

  1. Maintaining a healthy diet. Women who are either underweight or overweight tend to have more problems with abnormal bleeding
  2. Relaxation practices should be followed so that stress is reduced. Stress can cause abnormal bleeding.
  3. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) should be consumed to reduce menstrual bleeding. Examples are ibuprofen or naproxen.
  4. In case of consumption, birth control pills should be taken as per the prescription only and regularly at the same time.
  5. Hormone therapy (using external hormones in a medical treatment) can be used in order to regulate menstrual cycles, stabilize the endometrium which is the lining of the uterus as well as to rectify hormonal imbalances. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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PCOD - 5 Ways To Treat It!

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
PCOD - 5 Ways To Treat It!

Are you experiencing problems with your periods because of hormonal imbalance? This condition, known as PCOD and PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, may make it difficult for you to get pregnant, and unwanted changes in your appearance are also indicated. In most cases, women with PCOD develop small cysts in their ovaries. These cysts may not be harmful or cancerous, but they cause hormone imbalance in your body.

Causes

The specific causes of PCOD are yet to be determined. In PCOS patients, the ovaries produce excess androgens or male sex hormones, which result in an imbalance in ovulation, acne breakout and development of excess body hair. Your body faces problems using insulin and develops insulin resistance. Genetics are considered to be a key factor that determines a woman’s chance of getting PCOD.

Symptoms

The symptoms of PCOD are mild in the beginning. The most common symptoms are as follows:

  1. Weight and difficulty in weight loss.

  2. Acne breakout.

  3. Development of excess hair on the face and body, which is not a feminine feature. Thicker and darker facial hair and unusually excessive hair on the belly, chest and back are also indicated in some women.

  4. Thinning of hair on the scalp.

  5. Irregularity with menstrual periods. Commonly, women with PCOD experience less than 9 periods during a year. Some women may have no periods at all, while others experience heavy, abnormal bleeding.

  6. Fertility problems are likely in women with PCOD.

  7. Depression.

Treatment

The treatment of PCOD aims at relieving the symptoms and preventing long-term health problems associated with the condition. PCOD can be treated and managed by using the following measures:

  1. You should keep fit and undertake regular exercise and work out. Walking is an ideal exercise which you can opt for.

  2. You should eat heart healthy food which includes vegetables, nuts, fruits, whole grains and beans. Avoid foods which contain saturated fats and these include fried food, meat and cheese.

  3. Losing weight is beneficial for your health if you have PCOD. Losing even a small amount of weight will help in balancing your hormones and regulating your menstrual cycle.

  4. Quit smoking as smoking increases the levels of androgen in your body.

  5. Birth control pills are also prescribed for reducing your symptoms, and fertility medicines are prescribed in case of infertility issues because of PCOD.

It is recommended for you to consult a gynaecologist on experiencing any symptom of PCOD. This will enable early diagnosis so that you can start with the treatment measures before the condition worsens. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Childbirth Education Classes

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
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Hi! Goodmorning, I am Dr.Rekha Thakur and today I shall talk about childbirth education class. These childbirth education class are offered by all the hospitals these days and most of the doctors and these classes are meant for the expecting couples, When in the moms are pregnant with their partners. They come for the classes to educate themselves about the childbirth, delivery,
labor, postpartum care, newborn baby care and breastfeeding. These classes are held in almost all the hospitals. The purpose of this class is to educate the couple and make them confident to enter childbirth confidently and to give a vaginal delivery, and have a very pleasant parenthood.

Now, why these classes are must for all couples these days? There has been a shift our culture and our lifestyle our years. When talk of shifting culture i mean the couple stay in their nuclear family these days, where in the expecting mothers miss out on the opportunity to learn from the experienced elderly women all about labor and delivery. This miss out on that confidence level and the mental prevalence which is must for normal deliveries. Secondly, a shift in a lifestyle we mean the woman are no more use to having their daily household course wherein they swipe the floor, they mope the floor, they use an Indian toilets wherein and as a result the pelvis is no more flexible and the pelvic muscles are not don't for normal vaginal delivery, so these two important factors really affect the normal vaginal delivery so we encourage the education classes wherein we teach them all about exercises and prepare the expecting moms mentally and physically to have vaginal delivery. Now, I have been these classes for last 9 years and in my classes we have various sessions to teach them, to prepare the expecting for mentally preparing them, physically preparing them, we teach them all exercise, we teach them all about pregnancy daily axons pains, all different strategy which helps them to delivered vaginally. They learned all about newborn baby care, how to hold the baby? How to take part to the baby? How to wrap the baby? How to swaddle a baby? How to calm down a baby? How to stop crying a baby? And we also teach them all about postpartum challenges. The important sessions are breastfeeding sessions wherein the mother learn all the challenges of about breastfeeding and how they can successfully establish a breastfeeding for 6 months. The highlights of these classes are basically the strategies that the laboring mother learns so that they can have a very smooth vaginal delivery, and confidently they can take care of the newborn baby. The other high light is also about postpartum challenges. These two are very important for the couple so that their parenthood become very easy and nice. The most important factor that we see are at the classes. When the couples are more confident entering the labor room, they have a smooth vaginal delivery. They can confidently take care of the baby and also they build up a special bond with each other and it hasn't a very wonderful experience of pregnancy delivery and postpartum care .This is how the classes help the laboring mothers and as a couple and that's why i strongly recommend childbirth education classes for all expecting couples.

Thank you!
 

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Healthy Lifestyle Habits And Personal Care For Every Woman!

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Healthy Lifestyle Habits And Personal Care For Every Woman!

Balancing the personal and professional life can be quite taxing. In the process, women often neglect their health. Work is important but not more than your health. Women of reproductive age should be extra careful. Many women particularly suffer from gynecological problems (PCOS, menstrual problems, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, to name a few). Thus, following a healthy lifestyle is the key to a healthy body (physical, mental as well as emotional). Health issues, no matter how minor, should not be left unattended.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle:
A healthy lifestyle can help ward off many unwanted health complications (especially gynecological problems).

  1. Eat a Healthy Diet. Many women live by fast foods. While burgers, pizzas, and fried foods may satisfy your taste buds, your body and overall health will have to bear the brunt. Once a while, pampering yourself with fast foods is fine, but do not make it an everyday practice. Include more of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. A healthy and balanced diet takes care of many gynecological disorders, including menstrual problems. Keep your body well hydrated.
  2. Obesity. Obesity can wreak havoc in a woman's life, irrespectively of their age. It is one the underlying factors responsible for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and other hormonal disorders. Thus, maintaining a healthy body weight becomes very important.
  3. Do not Compromise on your Sleep. On an average, a woman needs between 6-8 hours of sleep daily. A sound and healthy body can work better. Try and follow a healthy sleeping routine. Ideally, you should retire to bed by 10 pm and wake up by 6 am. Avoid stress and anxiety as much as you can. Too much stress can cause a hormonal imbalance with serious complications.
  4. Physical Activities and Workouts: Exercise and meditation act as a tonic for the body. You may lead a hectic life but 30 minutes a day is all that you need to refresh and rejuvenate your body. You will be able to kick-start the day with a renewed vigor and zeal. Women who are on the healthier side of the scale and have been trying hard to lose weight are sure to benefit from this.
  5. Annual Health Check-ups. Healthy or not, women (of all age groups) should go for annual health check-ups. Many health problems get complicated and almost untreatable due to late diagnosis. There is no point in taking chances with your health. Nobody can understand or know your body better than you. If you notice anything unusual (especially in your breast), immediately consult your physician. Self-awareness is essential.

Here are a few important personal care and hygiene that every woman should follow diligently

  1. Practice healthy vaginal hygiene. Wash your vaginal area daily. You can use warm water to clean the area.
  2. Avoid douching, use of perfumes and scented soaps in your vagina and adjacent areas. It can affect the pH of your vagina, resulting in infections.
  3. Always go for safe and healthy sex. Unprotected sex may cause STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) and infections (bacterial, viral or yeast).
  4. Keep a record of your menstrual cycle every month. Make it a habit to change your sanitary napkins frequently during periods.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Important Things You Must Know About First Menses!

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Important Things You Must Know About First Menses!

Getting your periods for the very first time can be daunting. Especially if you have never been educated about it and you are far away from home and you have no clue about what is going on. The overbearing pain from stomach cramping does not make it any better. It is always good to be on the safe side and keep yourself educated about it.

What is your first period?
Periods are a very natural part of your life as a woman. It happens when the body of a girl undergoes changes and starts maturing into a woman. It happens when blood is expelled out of your uterus to set up your body for maturation and pregnancy. Since your body is transforming, you can get pregnant (and just before your first period as well).

Your period happens once per month and as a rule, lasts between 2-7 days, however, it might take a couple of months for your period to be consistent; the initial few might be light and sporadic. You may think that it is helpful to monitor your period every month, to see when it is expected and when it arrives.

Indications of period
Around the season of your first period, your body shape will get to be distinctly curvier, your hips and bosoms will enhance. You will likewise see more hair developing in new places, under your arms and around your vagina. These are all typical changes and a part of growing up.

What can be the questions which are frequently asked?
Q1 When will you get them?
A. A women hits puberty the age of 12. So you may expect it anytime between 12-16 years of age. Sometimes it is likely for you to get it prior to this age as well.

Q2 How long can it last?
A. Initially your periods may not be regular and it lasts from 5-12 days. But with age, your cycle is likely to get regular and it can get over within 3 days.

Q3 What to do when I get it?
A. Firstly, you must not panic. Go tell a teacher or a parent or any elderly and they will surely help you.

Q4 How do I manage it?
A. There are several options. You can either use sanitary napkins, menstrual cups or tampons.

Q5 Is it possible to exercise or go swimming?
A. Yes, absolutely. If you use hygiene products such as tampons or menstrual cups, you can normally do your activities.

Q6 Does it hurt?
A. Unfortunately, sometimes it does. This happens because the muscles in your uterus are cramping. It usually gets better from the 2nd day of your period. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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4 Causes Of Bacterial Vaginosis!

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
4 Causes Of Bacterial Vaginosis!

Bacterial vaginosis is an infection that occurs in the vagina due to an imbalance in growth of the vaginal bacteria; It is the overgrowth in the naturally occurring bacteria in the vagina causes the imbalance. This disorder is very common among women, especially among pregnant women. This problem is usually not very serious and tends to subside within 4-5 days. However, in certain cases, they are capable of causing serious complications.

Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include:

  1. Vaginal discharge that is white or grey in colour
  2. Constant itching in your vagina
  3. The vaginal discharge usually has a foul smelling odour
  4. Burning sensation during urination

Causes
Vaginal bacteria can be either good or bad. Any disruption in the delicate balance of the vaginal bacteria can lead to bacterial vaginosis. There is no exact known cause of this disorder, but it is believed that having multiple sex partners can aggravate this risks. Other factors include:

  1. Douching: If you clean your vagina with water and other cleansing agents on a regular basis, it might cause a bacterial imbalance, thus leading to this infection. 
  2. Multiple partners: Having multiple sex partners puts you at a higher risk of contracting bacterial vaginosis. This disorder may also lead to various complications such as:
    • STIs: This infection may make you highly susceptible to various infections such as Chlamydia, HIV and gonorrhoea.
    • Disorders of the pelvic region: Bacterial vaginosis may lead to inflammation in the pelvic region, which in turn may lead to infertility.
    • Preterm birth: It increases the chances of premature birth
  3. Smoking: Smoking frequently increases the risk of a bacterial vaginosis infection.
  4. Unprotected sex: Having sex without proper protection increases the risk levels of bacterial vaginosis. 

There are certain preventive measures that you can adopt to prevent this condition:

  1. Use soaps which contain no or very little chemicals to clean the region around your genitals
  2. Use latex condoms during sexual intercourse to prevent STIs.
  3. Do not clean your vagina (the practice referred to as douching) on a regular basis. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.
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Breast Cancer - How To Prevent It?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Breast Cancer - How To Prevent It?

One of the things that Shannen Doherty and Rita Wilson, the wife of Tom Hanks, have in common, apart from their fame is that both were affected by breast cancer. No matter how normal a person may seem, breast cancer can strike anyone. In fact, it usually strikes one in eight women. So, it makes good sense to know what it can appear as!

Breast cancer(स्तन कैंसर) makes up a rather big amount of the general cancer cases as 15% of the cancer cases which are reported on a yearly basis are usually breast cancer cases. That being said, there are quite a few things which can be done in order to reduce a person’s risk to breast cancer.

Prevention is Prudent-

  1. Get Fit: The first thing which should be done is that a reasonable level of fitness should be maintained. Many studies have found that if a person is significantly heavier than her recommended weight, she is at a far great risk to develop all sorts of cancer and breast cancer, in particular, than a person who is able to keep her weight in check. The difference in cancer risk rates is about 40%. This is because a greater amount of fat leads to more estrogen being produced, which increases the risk of breast cancer.

  2. Quit Smoking: While most people associate smoking as something which increases the risk of cancer to the lungs and are not aware that it increases the risk of breast cancer, too. So, the best solution is to kick the habit!

  3. Get Off the Pill: Once a woman crosses past her mid-thirties, she should try to avoid relying on birth control pills to reduce the risk of pregnancy. This is because these pills have an effect which increases the risk of breast cancer, which heightens as a woman gets older. As long as the woman cuts out the use of the pill, the risk quickly gets cut, as well.

  4. Get Regular Check Ups: While screening for breast cancer by making use of mammograms does not cut the risk of it, the screening helps detect breast cancer early if it does exist. As a result, a woman has a much better chance of fighting breast cancer. So, a woman who is past the age of forty should try to have a mammogram on an annual basis with the frequency of the same increasing as she gets older. However, it is to be kept in mind that going for a mammogram too often is also not a good idea as the tests themselves pose risks of DNA changes.

Women all around the world are susceptible to breast cancer. While there isn’t a 100% chance of avoiding it, taking care of yourself and leading a fit and active lifestyle can significantly cut down your risk of contracting this condition. Remember, your health is in your hands, so the earlier you start, the better! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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