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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If you have unsightly varicose veins, self-help strategies—such as weight loss, physical activity, not standing up for long periods of time, elevating your legs when sitting down, and wearing compression stockings—can sometimes mitigate their appearance. However, if these approaches don’t help, and you are bothered by the appearance of your
Many women and men diagnosed with osteoporosis are immediately prescribed prescription drugs which, they discover sooner or later, can have difficult-to-tolerate side effects as well as frightening long-term risks. This realization leads many individuals with osteoporosis to ask, “Can osteoporosis be reversed without drugs?” Unfortunately, there is no cure for
Newsbriefs: Chronic Knee Pain & Depression Risk; Menopause & Memory Skills; Serious Life Events & Aging
Chronic Knee Pain Associated with Higher Depression Risk
Knee pain that accompanies osteoarthritis (OA) affects about 13 percent of women and 10 percent of men over the age of 60 in the U.S. This type of chronic knee pain can limit your mobility and your ability to take care of yourself.
Osteoporosis Exercises: A Proven Exercise Program Involving Strength Training for Building Bone Density
Have you been told you need to exercise for your bone health, but are confused about what are the best osteoporosis exercises? Are you wondering if walking is enough to build your bone density? Maybe you’ve heard that you need to do weight bearing osteoporosis exercises, but you are not
In this month’s issue, we’re looking at how stroke rehabilitation can help stroke survivors regain some of the function that may be lost due to the brain damage caused by stroke. Medical research has made significant advances when it comes to identifying the people most vulnerable to stroke, and treating
The word “menopause” often is used inappropriately. A woman doesn’t “go through menopause.” She ends up in menopause. Menopause is the state a woman enters once she has gone 12 months without a period, at which point her ovaries are no longer producing the hormone estrogen. What she experiences leading
The realization that conventional hormone replacement therapy increased cancer and heart disease risk was a devastating blow to millions of women who were desperately seeking relief from hot flashes, brittle bones, and weight gain. Fortunately, today there’s another option that is quite effective and much safer.
Typically, shiny red sports cars or Harley motorcycles come to mind when you hear the words, “mid-life crisis.” Many wives joke that after 50, their husbands begin “losing their minds.” But, research indicates…