About 176 million women worldwide (10 percent of women in the United States) are believed to suffer from endometriosis, which typically strikes during a woman’s reproductive years. But despite the fact endometriosis can cause severe physical pain, depression, and infertility, statistics on endometriosis from the National Institutes of Health suggest
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Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by deterioration of bone tissue that results in compromised bone strength.
“In simpler terms, osteoporosis is loss of bone mass and bone density,” says Dorothy Fink, MD, an endocrinologist at the Weill Cornell-affiliated Hospital for Special Surgery.
The main health risk associated with osteoporosis is bone fracture,
Older women need to move more
Many older women spend at least two-thirds of their waking time in a sedentary position, according to a study published in the Dec. 18, 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. To measure their movement, the 7,247 study participants, average age 71,
Over a lifespan, celiac disease symptoms tend to shift from primarily gastrointestinal ones in children (diarrhea, bloating, pain) to “non-classical” or “subclinical” ones in adults (fatigue, anemia, arthritis, and numbness/tingling in the fingers and toes). Non-classical symptoms can make celiac disease harder to spot, particularly if a patient has other
Risk of heart attack increased by nighttime blood pressure elevations.
Blood pressure continually rises and falls over a 24-hour period, and high blood pressure is a significant cause of cardiovascular disease. Researchers recently discovered that blood pressure that rises at night is the most likely to trigger a heart attack or
It’s no secret that calcium is an essential ingredient for healthy bones, and getting an adequate amount can help prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures. For decades, many women have taken calcium supplements rather than monitor the calcium they get from their diets. However, concerns have arisen about the potential dangers
Heart disease remains the number one cause of death for men and women in the U.S., but the risks and treatment of heart disease differ significantly between the genders.
Unfortunately, awareness of these differences is still relatively poor in the general public, says cardiologist Holly Andersen, MD, director of Education and
Hot flashes, disrupted sleep, vaginal dryness, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, bone loss: These issues are all too common when women’s estrogen levels drop and hormones become imbalanced during the transition to menopause. However, for women who desire natural solutions, there are good alternatives.
Use of conventional combination estrogen and progestin hormone
Chronic fatigue syndrome—CFS—can develop in anyone, but it is twice as likely to affect women as men.
As a result of studies published in 2015 alone, three new discoveries about CFS have been made:
1. CFS appears to be a biological illness, not a psychological disorder, according to a study published
Osteoporosis is termed the “silent disease” because there really aren’t any symptoms until you have a broken bone. Take our quiz to find out if you’re at risk for bone loss.