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Friends …

Did you know that even nails are affected by hormonal changes ?  Even your hands start showing signs of aging.

Dr Kavita Seth from Kavi’s nail spa who is a nail care expert to many of the big Bollywood stars answered few of my questions and here is what she had to say !
Are there any changes happening in 40s to the nails?
Yes to some extent… Age is related to hormonal problems, dietic issues or any disease or illness..which do reflect on the nails too.
How do you prevent it ?
If it is related to health issues firstly then that needs to be corrected…. Like calcium or vitamin deficiencies
Too much washing hands with soap too can cause brittle nails and dryness
Post pregnancies and neglecting nail care can pose problems with nails post 40 yrs.

Here’s  what you should always remember to do…

For dryness and too much dead skin or dry cuticles please use cuticle oils and cuticle remover creams..Massage gently your hands atleast once or twice a week.Applying moisturizer is essential!

Is there any specific care that needs to b taken to avoid it ? And from what age?
Every age needs nail care not only when u turn 40…

Can you reverse the damage?
Most of the damages are reversible so no need to panic.
So if care taken it should be reversible .
Are the nails affected in 50s n what care can be taken ?Does Menopause affect nails?

Yes it’s again the harmonal changes because of which calcium depletion, dryness sets in .so again taking really good care and regular hand care regime is necessary!

What is the concept of Kavi’s nail care ?

Kavis nail care is a nail salon only where we take care of hands and feet … Not only nails
We do manicures, pedicures, Spa , nail extensions, treatment for nail biters and nail art

 

As you can see friends hands that care for others need special care too !

 

 

 

It’s said that women are in their prime in their 40 s .. They are more clear about their wants n needs , they are more confident in their sexuality , more settled at homefronts or workplaces ..
But at physical level everything may not be hunky-dory..
She is at a major crossroads where her hormones start playing havocs ..
This may encompass Mid thirties to mid fifties … the transitions towards menopause .. Some get it rough some get it smooth ..
She is going through a phase of hormonal rollercoster ride . They have a impact which she may never have experienced before ..

so s you now know Most women in their mid life experience different physiological changes mostly leading towards menopause .

Menopause literally means stopping of menstrual cycle . This may mark end of fertile phase in a women’s life . It is not a disease, it’s nothing to be ashamed of .. Its just a phase , a natural process . But the changes set in many Years before actual menopause . They come under perimenopause .There are three types of menopauses but those will be discussed later.

Perimenopause or around the menopAuse phase is symptomatic of hormonal imbalances and is the most disturbing phase where irregular periods are quite comman

The otherwise “like a clockwork ” menstrual cycles get mind of its own ( as if we haven’t put up with enough ‘minds of its own )
it’s a total chaos time … Heavy periods( draining), no periods ( constant fear of unwanted pregnancy), frequent periods ( surprise! ) n queen of all is periods that don’t stop for months .. ( no .. It happens ..believe me …)..creeping weight gain ( no need to elaborate), irritability ( like a pressure valve .. Ready to burst ), migraines , fatigue ….
And all these ‘surprises are difficult to deal with in a otherwise stressful n fast life of a 21 st century superwoman !
Hormonal imbalance occurs when our sex hormone levels fluctuate too widely or too quickly, outside the range that your body can manage. There are also changes in the cycling and ratios between estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH).
Fortunately, our bodies have back-up systems to compensate for these changes. But the cumulative effects of poor diet, chronic stress, lack of sleep, too little exercise, and environmental toxins in this 21 st century lifestyle takes a toll on our bodies resulting in hormones imbalance Once this happens, the problem tends to escalate over time, unless you offer your body the kind of support it needs to restore hormonal balance.
Ofcoarse doctors are there to prescribe HRT or other medications but women should understand that they are not alone .. Not all but many women experience one or many symptoms of perimenopause .
Different hormone imbalances will be discussed gradually over here ..

But a healthy life style will help in smooth sailing through perimenopause .. Right n timely eating , proper exercises , destressing are the most important combat tools for hormonal imbalance .

1. Avoid High Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fats
Advisable to use coconut oil , pure ghee , olive oil ( no heating)
2 . Avoid caffeine .. It increases stress.. Opt for green tea instead
3. Avoid fat illimination fad diets .. They deprive body of hormonal building blocks
4.toxins from plastics, pesticides etc have chemical comp similar to hormones .. So avoid
5.exercise to release euphorines which will reduce stress … Rhythmic exercises, deep breathing , meditation

Please let me know if you are going through this or something else , you are not alone