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Nagpur :

Women’s Team of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has undertaken many programs to commemorate International Women’s day 2018.

A health awareness lecture by Dr. Usha Nair, Mammography Specialist & Director, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited for benefit of CISF Ladies was held at Nagpur airport today. She highlighted that Breast and Cervical are the most common cancers seen in women which are easily avoidable by simple check-up every year. She handed over the simple mantra that “Women above 40 years must undergo test like PAP smear and Mammography once a year to prevent from cancer instead of waiting for the disease to invade.” She added that Women take care of everyone in the family but when it is her turn for health care she neglects and avoids going to doctor.

In an another program at Umrer; Dr. Devayani Buche, OCHRI Senior Physician and Dr. Bindu Marar, OCHRI Senior Gynaecologist undertook awareness and health check-up sessions for WCL ladies under leadership of Dr. Mrs. Ramarao, AMO Incharge- WCL Umrer.

Dr. Devayani Buche stated that “Women tend to have smaller, thinner bones than men. Oestrogen, a hormone in women that protects bones, decreases sharply when women reach menopause, which can cause bone loss. This is why the chance of developing osteoporosis increases as women reach menopause. Women should get enough calcium and vitamin D each day. Standing/ Walking in sunlight for at least 30 minutes every day gives natural Vit D.”

Dr. Bindu Marar added that “After menopause, risk of certain medical conditions like Heart & Blood vessel diseases and Osteoporosis increases. When oestrogen levels decline, risk of cardiovascular disease increases.” She also sensitised the need of getting Thyroid tests for young females having irregular menstrual periods and advised that sexually active females should take HPV vaccine which protects against two high-risk HPV types which cause 70% of cervical cancers in women. It also protects against two low-risk HPV types which cause 90% of genital warts.

In another event, Dr. Ashwini Daberao & Dr. Shrutika Wanjari, OCHRI Medical Officers rendered emergency care to lady kabaddi players of various teams who gathered in Sakkardara for Interstate Kabaddi Match patronised by Smt.Jyoti Bawankule and organised by a team of sports enthusiasts of Sree Sai Sporting club led by lady police officers Ms. Alka Thengre, Ms. Anita Reddy & Smt.Suchita Markande. On this occasion Dr. Vina Bang, OCHRI Physician stated that Female athlete triad is a syndrome in which eating disorders (or low energy availability), amenorrhoea/oligomenorrhoea (reduced or absent menstrual bleeding), and decreased bone mineral density (osteoporosis and osteopenia) are present.

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