Health Advice From Top Gynae In Pinetown

There are health advice tips pouring out of the internet, but few address the holistic health needs to promote female wellness.

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Your top gynae in Pinetown, Dr Nitesh, shares female-focused wellness tips:

Increase Calm

Women, in the majority, have too many commitments on a daily basis and expect themselves to achieve all of them. It is important to achieve a timing balance that allows you to have more days of calm ‒ busy but calm.

Stress, and the resulting cortisol, have serious health ramifications, such as:

  • Infertility
  • Greater tendency to become depressed
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Heart disease and dangerously high blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Intestinal problems
  • Increase in weight
  • Low libido, ovulation or menstrual problems
  • Retarded recovery time after exercise

Stop The See-Saw

Aim for a balanced approach to nutrition and avoid see-sawing from overindulgence to crushing diets. Moderation is key, so having a slice of cake and a glass of wine every now and then is fine. Use a common-sense mix of low-fat proteins, nutrient-high carbs, fibre, non-processed meals and healthy fats.


Supplements are helpful when your body needs them, but “more is not better”. Excess calcium supplementation may result in kidney stones and threaten heart disease. Here is a guideline from your gynae in Pinetown:

  • Below fifty years old – max 1000 mg/day unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor.
  • Over fifty years old – max 1200 mg/day unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor.

It is best obtained through your diet, e.g. milk, salmon, almonds, chia & flax seeds and wakame and kelp seaweed. Due to iodine levels, don’t eat seaweed often or in large quantities.

Cardio Exercise

For optimal health, females need a mix of exercise, for example:

  • Plan a minimum of three to five exercise sessions per week
  • Mix the exercise, e.g. do cardio and resistance such as fast walking and pilates

Family Strategy

Pregnancy is easier up until your late thirties and then starts trailing off slowly, but some women might face challenges from an earlier age. If you are not in a relationship and are watching the clock, consider freezing your eggs.

Good Sex.

Sex can be such a taboo subject with some patients, but it is a fundamental aspect of our lives. Good sex relieves stress (which is healthy), but bad sex can be stressful. Talk to your gynae about challenges to your intimacy fulfilment, from advice to dryness issues or pain encountered.

Go To Sleep

If waking up, staying awake or focusing is a challenge, then you are probably having sleep difficulties or are not going to bed early enough. This can increase the threat of heart disease and depression. If you are going to bed but not sleeping, ensure you are getting enough exercise. Next step, ask your gynae in Pinetown for help.

For more holistic health tips for female wellness, call Dr Nitesh, your gynae in Pinetown!