Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day: 5 lifestyle changes every woman must make

  • Poor diet, weight gain, stress and smoking can impact one’s fertility. It is important to take care of your reproductive health and stay healthy by following these vital tips.

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Sexual and reproductive health plays an important role in a woman's overall health and wellbeing. Certain lifestyle changes can help women avoid risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV/AIDS, allergies and infections. Certain conditions like endometriosis, PCOS, infertility, gynecological cancer, cysts, fibroids, and other menstrual problems require immediate attention. Not treating them at the right time can worsen one’s condition. Here are tips for good sexual and reproductive health by Dr Shalini Vijay, Senior Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Motherhood Hospitals, Lullanagar.(Pixabay, Pexels)

Sexual and reproductive health plays an important role in a woman’s overall health and wellbeing. Certain lifestyle changes can help women avoid risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV/AIDS, allergies and infections. Certain conditions like endometriosis, PCOS, infertility, gynecological cancer, cysts, fibroids, and other menstrual problems require immediate attention. Not treating them at the right time can worsen one’s condition. Here are tips for good sexual and reproductive health by Dr Shalini Vijay, Senior Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Motherhood Hospitals, Lullanagar.(Pixabay, Pexels)

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Don't smoke: A cigarette contains countless toxic compositions causing addiction, cancer, and other issues. Various studies have confirmed that smoking can take a toll on one’s ovaries, uterus, and other areas of the female reproductive system. Besides, smoking during pregnancy can lead to congenital abnormalities in the baby.(Pixabay)

Don’t smoke: A cigarette contains countless toxic compositions causing addiction, cancer, and other issues. Various studies have confirmed that smoking can take a toll on one’s ovaries, uterus, and other areas of the female reproductive system. Besides, smoking during pregnancy can lead to congenital abnormalities in the baby.(Pixabay)

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Regular check-ups and screenings: As you age, it is advised to go for routine screening, including pap smears and STI and infections tests. Doing so can help you deal with all these conditions effextively and lead a healthy life.(Pixabay)

Regular check-ups and screenings: As you age, it is advised to go for routine screening, including pap smears and STI and infections tests. Doing so can help you deal with all these conditions effextively and lead a healthy life.(Pixabay)

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Practicing safe sex is important: Sticking to safe sex practices for disease prevention is important. HIV may alter your life permanently. Before engaging in sexual intercourse, get your partner screened to be sure they are safe.(Unsplash)

Practicing safe sex is important: Sticking to safe sex practices for disease prevention is important. HIV may alter your life permanently. Before engaging in sexual intercourse, get your partner screened to be sure they are safe.(Unsplash)

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Menstrual hygiene: Try to maintain good hygiene. Change pads and tampons after every 4-5 hours. Any irregularities during menstruation should be immediately reported to the doctor.(Pexels)

Menstrual hygiene: Try to maintain good hygiene. Change pads and tampons after every 4-5 hours. Any irregularities during menstruation should be immediately reported to the doctor.(Pexels)

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Comfort wear: You need to avoid wearing tight clothes that can be uncomfortable for your genitals. Keep the intimate area clean and avoid douching. Do not use any chemical products or soap down there. Always clean the private area from the front to the back. Your inner wear should be of breathable fabric.(Pexels)

Comfort wear: You need to avoid wearing tight clothes that can be uncomfortable for your genitals. Keep the intimate area clean and avoid douching. Do not use any chemical products or soap down there. Always clean the private area from the front to the back. Your inner wear should be of breathable fabric.(Pexels)

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Eat a well-balanced diet: This will ensure you maintain an optimum weight. Magnesium helps to deal with headaches, sugar cravings, dizziness, and low blood sugar associated with PMS. Calcium is helpful for premenstrual fatigue, depression, and cravings. Try to include magnesium and calcium-rich foods in the diet.(Pixabay)

Eat a well-balanced diet: This will ensure you maintain an optimum weight. Magnesium helps to deal with headaches, sugar cravings, dizziness, and low blood sugar associated with PMS. Calcium is helpful for premenstrual fatigue, depression, and cravings. Try to include magnesium and calcium-rich foods in the diet.(Pixabay)

Published on Feb 12, 2022 05:37 PM IST

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