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Menstrual Disorders - Know What Causes It!

Dr. Neelima Padmanaban 86% (35 ratings)
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Menstrual Disorders - Know What Causes It!

Menstrual disorders are caused by a variety of factors and affect every woman in a different manner. In most cases, it manifests itself in the form of fluctuations in menstrual flow and irregularity in the monthly cycle. Certain disorders are not too severe and can be easily alleviated. Others are more complicated and require the immediate attention of a gynecologist.

As mentioned, there are different specific causes of different kinds of disorders resulting from a range of factors such as hormone levels, functioning of the central nervous system, health of the uterus, etc.

Some of the most common causes of menstrual disorders are as follows:

- Hormonal imbalance

Fluctuating hormone levels in the body have a direct impact on the menstrual cycle. These fluctuations can be caused by dysfunction in the pituitary gland, thyroid gland or adrenal gland. It can also be a result of malfunction in either or both ovaries and the secretion of hormones originating there.

- Anatomic problems

One fourth menstrual disorders are caused by problems of the anatomy. These include various gynecological issues like the presence of uterine fibroids and polyps, reduced uterine contractile strength, adenomyosis (intrusion of uterine tissue into the muscular wall of the uterus), a uterus with an excessively large surface area, and endometrial cancer.

- Clotting irregularities

Abnormality in clotting is a cause of heavy menstrual bleeding in women. It leads to exceeding blood loss from minor cuts and gashes and makes one easily prone to bruising. This may also include medical conditions such as thrombocytopenia (platelet dysfunction) and Von Willebrand disease.

- Medications and supplements

There is a wide range of medications and nutritional or hormonal supplements which often cause menstrual disorders in women and lead to fluctuations in the menstrual cycle. These include medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen, estrogen pills, Vitamin E supplements etc.

- Miscellaneous factors

These are comparatively rare and require a greater degree of medical attention. It includes conditions such as cervical cancer, ovarian tumors, liver and kidney diseases, uterine infections, extreme psychological stress, obesity, etc. Incidents such as miscarriages and unsuspected pregnancies are also known to cause abnormal menstrual bleeding.  


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Hello, my problem is imbalance of hormones. Because of this I have many problems like front hair loss, facial hairs, sleepless nights, headache, acne problems, dark circles, increasing weight and so many. Pls suggest me what to do?

Dr. Archana Nirula 92% (1586 ratings)
Diploma In Postpartum Depression, Formerly , House Job , Gynecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hello, my problem is imbalance of hormones. Because of this I have many problems like front hair loss, facial hairs, ...
Hi! You need to start medication to deal with your hormonal symptoms. First of all get your hormones checked up. On second day of periods, get your FSH, LH, PROLACTIN,THYROID PROFILE, INSULIN. Then along with medication you need to start exercise and diet control. Cannot eat maida based items. The treatment takes about 1 year.
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Treatment of Depression And Bipolar Disorder!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Depression And Bipolar Disorder!

Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder

Homeopathic Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder
Psychotherapy Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder
Surgical Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder
Other Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder
What is Depression & Bipolar Disorder
Symptoms of Depression & Bipolar Disorder
Causes of Depression & Bipolar Disorder
Risk factors of Depression & Bipolar Disorder
Complications of Depression & Bipolar Disorder
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Depression & Bipolar Disorder
Precautions & Precautions & Prevention of Depression & Bipolar Disorder
Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder

Homeopathic Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder 

Homeopathy can help to reduce depression. There are several medicines in Homeopathy to treat Bipolar disorder and the selection of medicine varies from case to case. But homeopathy offers a better long term diagnosis. Following are the homeopathy medicines for Depression and Bipolar disorder

1. Arsenic
2. Belladona
3. Nux-vomica
4. Hyoscamus
5. Stramonium,
6. Varatum-alb,
7. Syphilinum

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder 

Acupuncture helps in reducing the symptoms of depression & Bipolar Disorder such as depressed mood, low energy level, laziness, lack of interest, and boredom etc. The results of Acupuncture treatment are very positive and effective.

Psychotherapy Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder 

Psychotherapy treatment is very useful in Depression and Bipolar Disorder. In Psychotherapy, the doctor will know the full patient history. At counseling patient will answer the questions about their problem and main reason of depression & Bipolar disorder. It teaches skills for preventing, managing and minimizing mood swings.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder 

Allopathic Treatment is very effective in regulating bipolar depression. Medicines such as lithium, carbamazepine, and valproate are indicated for the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder.

Surgical Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder 
Bilateral cingulotomy is a surgical procedure which may be performed in cases of treatment-resistant mental illnesses for bipolar disorder and major depression.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder

Avoid alcohol
Reduce intake of caffeine and sugar
Take omega-3 (fish oil), and folic acid

Other Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder

Yoga, makes you more aware of mood swings, and helps you remain calm.
Regular exercise including aerobic exercise
What is Depression & Bipolar Disorder 
Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. It is a psychiatric illness that causes major disruptions in lifestyle and health. It occurs in both men and women.

Symptoms of Depression & Bipolar Disorder

Damaged relationships
Poor performance in school or job
Attempting suicide
Increased physical activity
Being restless or irritable
Inability to concentrate or in making decisions
Feeling tired and aggressive behavior
Feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness

Causes of Depression & Bipolar Disorder

Genetic cause
Hormonal imbalances
Significant loss or high stress
Brain chemicals called neurotransmitters

Risk factors of Depression & Bipolar Disorder

High stress
Drug abuse
Women may be more likely than men to have depression.
Major life changes, such as divorce and the death of a relative
Having other family members with bipolar disorder

Complications of Depression & Bipolar Disorder

Suicidal thoughts
Serious illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, or cancer
Relationship Problems like fights and arguments
Migraine headaches
Severe backache or other pains
Substance Abuse such as Cigarette smoking and alcoholism
Sexual dysfunction
Sleep disorders
Diagnosis of Depression & Bipolar Disorder 
Diagnosis of Depression is based on your medical history and your family’s medical history. Doctor observes the signs and symptoms while interviewing you. There is no lab test that can diagnose depression.

Precautions & Prevention of Depression & Bipolar Disorder

Eat a balanced diet.
Regular exercise
Avoid alcohol and drugs.
Reduce stress at work and at home.
Reduce caffeine
Adequate and regular sleep each night.

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Male Dysfunction Treatment!

Dr. Vinod Raina 92% (5481 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Male Dysfunction Treatment!

Causes of ED:

Hormonal imbalance, drug abuse, smoking, excessive intake of alcohol, drug induced and psychogenic.


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My weight increased from 86 to 109 kg now my cortisol level checked at 7 pm its 219 mg/DL. I want t know about its details.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 96% (2982 ratings)
Homeopath, Noida
My weight increased from 86 to 109 kg now my cortisol level checked at 7 pm its 219 mg/DL. I want t know about its de...
Are you constipated. Do the following this will help you in both acidity as well as reducing weight 1. Lose weight. Obesity is the leading cause of GERD/ Acidity. Don't Overeat 2. Don't take tea empty stomach. Eat something like a banana (if you are not diabetic) or any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of water first thing in the morning (within 10 mins of waking up). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 3. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. 4. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, any fresh n seasonal fruit, a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. 6. Maintain active life style 7. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods, Acidic foods, like tomatoes and citrus, Carbonated beverages 8. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. It contains a lot of fiber which will help reduce tendency for constipation 9. Drink lot of water. 10. Take half cup of cold milk when you feel acidity, it will help. Curd is good for u. 11. Everyday preferably sleep on same time 12. Elevate your bed. Raising the head of your bed six to eight inches can help gravity keep gastric acid down in your stomach. Exercise in the form of yoga, cycling, Swimming, gymming, walking etc. This is for long term results But for now to bring your digestive system back on track you need to take medicines. For that I need more details, you can consult me.
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How to Deal with Female Sexual Dysfunction?

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 92% (7725 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How to Deal with Female Sexual Dysfunction?

How to Deal with Female Sexual Dysfunction?

Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) can be caused by both physical (e.g. illness, medication, hormone imbalance, etc.) and psychological (e.g. history of abuse, beliefs, mood, body image, etc.) factors. However, the definition of FSD isn’t based on a set of pre-determined factors that compare your current situation to some sort of so-called ‘normal’ situation. FSD is based on how YOU feel and whether YOU think there’s a problem. If you are concerned about your sexuality, or are not satisfied with the level of pleasure (or lack thereof) you are experiencing, then FSD may be the cause.

Understand what Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) means. FSD is only diagnosed if it is causing YOU significant distress about your sexuality. FSD can cause problems, or interfere, with a woman’s ability to respond sexually.

Know about the psychological causes of FSD. Formal diagnoses of FSD from a psychological perspective is based on the definitions provided in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is used by psychologists and psychiatrists in Canada and the United States. There are three types of FSD as per this manual:

  • Female Orgasmic Disorder (also known as anorgasmia) is when a woman has trouble experiencing an orgasm, or she is able to experience an orgasm, but it’s not as strong as it use to be.
  • Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder is when a woman has significantly reduced interest in sex, or is unable to be aroused. This can include having no interest in having sex, not experiencing any erotic thoughts or sexual fantasies, and the inability to become aroused from stimulation. Sometimes this, the most common kind of female sexual dysfunction by far, is also known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder or inhibited sexual desire disorder.
  • Gentio-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder is when a woman has pain or anxiety with vaginal penetration. Depending on the specifics, this is also known as vaginismus(involuntary muscle spasms in the vagina that can be caused by scars, injuries, irritations or infections) or dyspareunia (pain during or after intercourse that can be caused by vaginal dryness, medications or hormonal changes) or vulvodynia (pain in the vulva). The specific name of the issue is based on the cause of the pain, as opposed to the fact that you have pain. There are physical therapists who specialize in helping women with these issues. Muscle relaxants and topical analgesics can also help.
  • These psychological problems can be caused by untreated anxiety or depression, or a history of sexual abuse. They can also be caused by: ongoing (sometimes internalized) issues you have with your partner. stress associated with work for family responsibilities; concern about your sexual performance; unresolved sexual orientation issues; and body image and self-esteem issues.

Review the physical or medical causes of FSD. There are many physical and medical reasons why you may experience FSD, they include:

  • Medical conditions including cancer, kidney failure, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and bladder problems. You won’t discover you have one of these issues because you experience FSD. Rather one of these issues that you already have may be the cause of your FSD.
  • Medications such as antidepressants, blood pressure medications, antihistamines and chemotherapy drugs can decrease sexual desire and the ability to have an orgasm. Depression itself can also cause sexual dysfunction. Oral contraceptives are also known to decrease sexual desire.
  • Hormonal changes that occur after you’ve given birth and while your breastfeeding, and after you’ve gone through menopause, can decrease sexual desire. These changes also cause physical changes to your genital tissues that may reduce the overall sensation in that area and cause vaginal dryness.

Realize what FSD is not. FSD is not any and every problem with a woman’s sexuality, and there is no ‘normal’ for women to measure themselves against. Normal is what you want it to be and are comfortable with. 

  • Not being able to orgasm during intercourse, but requiring clitoral stimulation to orgasm, is not FSD. This is actually quite common among many women.
  • Simply not being interested in having sex, or being unable to become aroused by a partner, is not FSD. There are a large number of reasons why sex may not be welcomed, including: ongoing stress; tiredness; a new baby; headaches; etc.



Top 7 Possible Causes Of Weight Gain In Women!

Dt. Surbhi Joshi 86% (10 ratings)
M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jaipur
Top 7 Possible Causes Of Weight Gain In Women!

The problem of obesity or weight gain is increasing by leaps and bounds among the people of almost all the age groups. This rising health issue is not only a reason for a bad figure and body shape but is also a major cause of in-numerous diseases. Especially, women are being affected by sudden weight gain in stomach and thighs because of several reasons. It is surprising to know that these reasons are not special or unknown but related to their daily life and living style.

Let’s explore the top 7 possible causes of weight in women:

Compromising on sleep

Maintaining a balance between work and family demands for compromises and the biggest sacrifice which women make here is proper sleep. Getting ready for work, making lunch, daily household chores, getting kids ready for school, everything leads to a lot of tiredness. To eradicate it, you need sufficient hours of rest. Studies have proved that lack of sleep increases the levels of Ghretin- a hunger hormone which leads to overeating and this results into excessive weight gain in a short period of time. Sleep is as important as a good diet to stop gaining extra calories. So, if you are also not taking a deep sleep, start it right away!


Depression and obesity are intertwined, symptoms of both the problems affect each other. If you have put on a lot of weight it can lead you to depression and vice versa. So, which one came first, no one exactly knows. When depression sets in, it affects your weight severely, the appetite control centre of the brain loses its power to decide how much to eat. This illness is most common among the women as they are stressed and sometimes get tensed very quickly. This issue if not treated at early stages can later give birth to serious diseases like diabetes, heart problems, thyroid and many more. You need to address this, before it takes a serious turn!


At the age between 45 to 55 menstruation ceases in women and this is known as Menopause. But what it generally brings in is obesity. Studies show that about 35% of women aged between 50 to 55 are obese. The fat at the waistline increases after menopause and this is the major reason of weight gain. The lower levels of estrogens makes them eat more and remain physically inactive, all these processes ultimately increase the fat storage hence making them overweight. This problem is to be considered seriously before you are affected by any fatal disease.


Many more women than men suffer from thyroid and weight gain. This is because they undergo a lot of stress that finally affects their thyroid function. Mostly in this case the problems occur within the thyroid gland and appear later with a large imbalance in hormones. Thyroid, weight gain and menopause are therefore interrelated issues. If not cured at the earliest, it can be detrimental.

PCOD/PCOS(Polycystic Ovarian Disease/Syndrome)

Polycystic ovarian disease or Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in which a female’s hormones are imbalanced. This disease has affected 5% to 10 % of women between the age group of 12 to 45 causing, irregular menstrual periods or even difficulty to conceive. If not treated on time it can lead to high insulin levels, obesity and ultimately heart diseases. The weight gained due to PCOD is difficult to lose. Hence it should be cured before this condition becomes disastrous.


This happens most of the time that women put on weight when they are expecting. Moms to be need to take care in this condition otherwise excessive weight gain can lead to many serious issues during their delivery. Bring obese at the time of pregnancy will not expose you to some extremely fatal diseases but can affect your baby too. Obesity increases the risk to miscarriage, birth defects, premature birth, stillbirth and a lot more.

Finishing Remaining Food

Yes, this is the biggest and the most common cause of obesity, especially in women. With the fear of wasting their own cooked food, most of the women try to finish whatever is left over, hence giving obesity an easy way to devour them completely. Excessive unnecessary eating leads to the collection of fats and calories in the body. Not just this, the in between hunger pangs and food cravings also makes them eat more than needed, paving way for extra carbs.

These are the 7 leading causes of weight gain and obesity that portray how risky and harmful this problem has become, especially among women. If you fall under any of these categories, don’t wait till the situation becomes beyond control.
Smell the coffee before it gets cold!

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Hello I am mtf transgender. Does anyone know of any endocrinologist who can prescribes hormones for me? Please help!

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 89% (6128 ratings)
Homeopath, Hooghly
Hello I am mtf transgender. Does anyone know of any endocrinologist who can prescribes hormones for me? Please help!
Don't use hormonal therapy,,it's very much dangerous,,it can lead to heart disease and even death can occur,,Soo Don't do it
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Excessive Bleeding - How To Manage It?

Dr. Nikhil D Datar 85% (12 ratings)
MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO, MBBS , FCPS, DNB, FICOG, LLB
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Excessive Bleeding - How To Manage It?

Every woman has her own pattern of menstruation. Abnormal bleeding can lead to excessive and unnecessary blood loss and may result into anemia. If a woman notices that the amount and or number of days of menstruation are more... she should get herself checked to find out why is she having excessive bleeding. Many women think that it is good that they are bleeding heavily. But that is a myth. 


  • Hormonal imbalance 
  • Polyps or fibroids 
  • Uterine infections 
  • Cancer of the cervix, endometrium, or uterus 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Pre-menopausal age, when there is ovulation and altered levels of hormones 
  • Hormone replacement therapy after menopause 


  • Blood test to check hemoglobin level 
  • Pregnancy test 
  • Ultrasound 
  • Endometrial biopsy to check for growths 
  • Hysteroscopy 

Management: Once the cause is diagnosed, then depending on the age and the woman’s gynecologic history, a treatment plan is made. 

  1. Weight loss: Obesity is one of the causes of excessive bleeding so losing weight can help in controlling bleeding. Optimal weight also helps in controlling hormone levels. 
  2. Hormonal imbalance: This can be corrected medically. A medicated intrauterine device lthat releases the medication in sustained manner can help in controlling bleeding. 
  3. Birth control pills: These are hormones again which can prevent the lining of the uterus from becoming too thick, which in turn contributes to the bleeding. It also helps to regularize the cycles and controls cramping
  4. Dilation and curettage: A biopsy is obtained from the lining of the uterus by sucking it out or scraping it out. This can guide the doctor to decide what medicine will be best suited to treat the condition. There are many medications available to treat the condition, thus avoiding surgery completely. 
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What is hormone therapy. How can I build proper testosterone level as I do not get any morning erection. I am 63 years old and diabetic. Thanks.

Dr. Rahul Gupta 95% (17034 ratings)
MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Dehradun
What is hormone therapy. How can I build proper testosterone level as I do not get any morning erection. I am 63 year...
Hello- Many doctors recommend testosterone replacement therapy as a way to restore testosterone levels back to normal. The replacement therapy involves intra-muscular injections every two weeks, testosterone patches or testosterone gels. Restoring testosterone levels using custom-compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is still a controversial topic due to its association with pharmacy compounding methodology, safety and efficacy claims. Fortunately, Ayurveda believe that bio-identical hormones are expected to have the same benefits and risks as conventional chemically and synthetic hormones.
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