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Tips For Gynecologic Health

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Dr. Vandana Jain 91% (62 ratings)
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad  •  21 years experience
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Hello! I am Dr. Vandana Jain.

Today I am speaking about some tips about the gynaecological health of a lady. Many Indian women are ashamed of their routine gynecological checkup and even discussing about their gynecological, reproductive and sexual health. But, they should know and respect about their bodies because it is a part of their health.

Few tips to have a healthy life are as follows - Firstly, get a gynecological checkup by Pap Smear, have a breast self-examination also because this can reduce the chances of cancer infact early detection of cancer can be treated. Secondly, they should eat a balanced diet to maintain a proper weight because too thin and too fat both can lead to irregular menstrual cycles, can delay their periods can have heavy periods. For maintaining balanced weight it is very important to drink lots of fluids and drinks, have good diet- balanced healthy diet fibre rich diet. Third point is to avoid obesity. Central obesity is the most common cause of Polycystic Ovarian syndrome.

Central obesity is a very risky condition for a lady because it can increase chances of Polycystic ovarian diseases and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, lipid changes in a body later in the life and that can also increase the chances of cardiovascular problems. So daily physical activities, lifestyle modification by diet and exercise even yoga is very good. Fourth point is have a planning of the pregnancy before 30 years of age because as the age increases near about 35 of age, high chances of miscarriage are there. There are very high chances of delayed conception, infertility etc. So early pregnancy is very important.

When you are young, have a pre-conceptional check up because it can be beneficial to you when you are having a baby and maintaining a balanced diet before pregnancy. Fifth is to have Kegel exercises daily. Kegel's exercises basically maintain the tone of your pelvic floor because of pelvic floor is not toned there can be increased chances of incontinence, urinary bladder problem and uterovaginal prolapse in later life. As uterovaginal prolapse is not treated by medicine only surgery is required, it is also a very necessary thing.

The last point is practice safe sex because if you don't do this, there can be a lot of sexually transmitted diseases. As 20 common STDs can occur and can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy, period problem later in the life. Like HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus ) can lead to AIDS and it can increases the chances that your body is not able to fight against infection as the immunity of the body is decreased. Second is HPV (Human Papillomavirus). It is also very strong virus that can increase chances of Warts which can increase chances of cervical cancer in later life.

Gonorrhea, chlamydia all infections are sexually transmitted and if you are facing white discharge then a routine checkup by doctor is very much necessary. I wish, a lady should respect their gynaecological and sexual health, to have a healthy life. Thank you! The last point is take care of your vulva and vagina, avoid frequent washings with rough soap and solutions, avoid wet/tight garments, wear breathable garments because it can increase chances of infections. Thank you! Now I want to say you can book an appointment to my clinic which is Complete Women Healthcare at Sector 6 Vasundhara through Lybrate.

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