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Young women suffering with anorexia nervosa
have an intense fear of becoming fat and losing control over how much food they eat. They have a strong need to feel in control of their environment and emotions. Low self-esteem makes them feel undeserving of life's pleasures so they deprive themselves of anything that could make them happy.
Everyone knows good nutrition is essential during pregnancy. But for pregnant women with gestational diabetes, it becomes especially important.
Women are at the greatest risk of developing diabetes during the third trimester of pregnancy. Practically all women experience a level of glucose intolerance because of the natural hormonal changes that take place. They may have a glucose level that is higher then usual, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes.
Low levels of magnesium can cause irritability, headaches, muscle weakness, irregular heartbeat, muscle spams or twitches, constipation, and insomnia. Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and promotes strong bones.
Few life events are as significant and joyful as the birth of a baby. For nine months a mother-to-be eagerly anticipates the bliss of holding her baby for the first time and then bringing the precious bundle home to the family nest. But tragically, for some women, the reality is far from bliss. What should be one of the happiest times of her life turns out to be the darkest of times.
While conceiving a baby, one has to face a lot of problems. A vasectomy reversal is the procedure where a man feels to conceive a baby and reverse the procedure through surgery. Even after intercourse if one woman can't conceive a baby, then she has to go through procedure of artificial insemination. This will give the couple a chance to conceive their desired baby.
Not so long ago, hearing the joyous words “you’re pregnant” usually came at the doctor’s office after months of waiting and wondering. These days the happy news can be delivered within days of conception in the privacy of your home and instead of hearing it from your doctor, all you have to do is pee on a stick and let it do the talking! How times have changes - what used to months of mystery is now pretty straightforward and simple.
Attention expectant moms: are you getting enough of this one essential vitamin? If the answer is no, you could be putting you life at risk.
Thirty years ago, this syndrome was a rarity. Now it’s reaching epidemic levels. It’s called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and is responsible for menstrual abnormalities, ovulation cessation, facial hair, obesity, acne, and male pattern baldness in women age 12-45. It’s also one of the leading causes of infertility in women.
If you’re in menopause or you’re about to go through it, you may notice your body has changed. There may be a little extra “pudge” in your belly that simply won’t budge despite your best efforts.
When it comes to antidepressants and the number of depressed individuals, research reveals a disturbing trend. According to the CDC, an alarming 1 in 20 people are suffering from depression. Also, approximately 230 million antidepressant prescriptions are filled every year.
One would think there would be an inverse relationship - or as the rate of antidepressant use increased, the rate of people battling depression would decrease. However, that is not the case.
It’s only human nature to want to look as good as you possibly can. Doing so delivers nice rewards - including a huge boost to your emotional and mental health. But how far are you willing to mindlessly go?
In a recent test 100% of makeup testers found in department stores were contaminated with dangerous bacteria. Whether located at a posh uptown store or in the suburbs, potentially dangerous germs such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus, and even E. coli were found.
Menopause, or the change of life, certainly leads to changes. Ask anyone woman going through this transition right now and chances are they’ll wholeheartedly agree. Some good . . . some, not so much. But unwanted weight gain doesn’t have to be one of the changes.
Whether referred to by the technically correct term or as “the change,” it is true menopause marks a transformation - a new beginning in a woman’s life. And thankfully, the notion that menopause is the beginning of the end is no longer acceptable. These days most women can expect to live as much as one third of her life after the onset of menopause.
Pregnancy is generally a joyous time in a woman’s life. And a mother always hopes that her baby will be the perfect bundle of joy. The truth is, however, that many babies are born with diseases, disorders, and birth defects – some for no apparent reason. Thankfully, scientists have discovered that incorporating one simple nutrient can be instrumental in mitigating such disorders as Down Syndrome, and even dementia.
Research has shown that hormones taken orally, rather than through the skin, have greater health risks. Those of you who have been prescribed hormone replacement therapy pills can contact your healthcare provider and ask for a cream instead. You can control what goes into your hormone replacement therapy. You do not have to be subjected to the chemicals used by big pharmaceutical companies.
Many people in the medical and holistic community have their eyes focused on Vitamin D. It is no surprise that it is now recommended for pregnant women. The Pediatric Academic Societies (also known as PAS) presented some interesting facts at a recent annual meeting that they held.
When it comes to a healthy diet, there are both healthy and unhealthy fats that you can take in. Recent studies show that women in particular have different responses to different kinds of nutritional fats. The two fats most closely studied were trans fats and omega-3 fats. Below, we examine how women are affected by both, especially when it comes to reproductive health.
If you’re a woman, trips to the doctor for that annual exam need to go beyond check of weight and cholesterol screenings as you age. The longer you live, the more susceptible you are to diseases and conditions that could have been prevented—or treated to improve the quality of life—if only common health screenings had be done. So, which tests do you need, and when? Let’s take a look at the top six must-have health tests for women . . .
Do you hear your biological clock ticking? Or do you feel like you still have time to have a healthy baby, even though you’re “getting along in years”? If you’ve waited to get pregnant until your mid-30s – or even later - you’re definitely not alone! In today’s world, more and more women are choosing to have children later in life. Over the past fifteen years, the number of women that are having children after 35 has increased more than 200 percent. With that said, there are important things you should know about getting pregnant after that “milestone” age.
Cervical cancer is nothing to mess around with. It’s even often referred to as “the silent killer” because symptoms typically don’t appear until the cancer has already spread. A new study, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), reveals an interesting link between a woman’s income level and her risk of developing cervical cancer. What risk level do you fall into? Keep reading for more information . . .