Any woman with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) knows that the symptoms of this complex disease involve much more than its name implies. Numerous small cysts on the ovaries, which can sometimes cause lower abdominal or pelvic pain, are only part of the picture. In fact, these cysts … Read More
Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). And it's not particularly rare: It affects 1 in 200 Americans. If untreated, Graves’ disease can cause serious health issues within many of the body's systems—and it even can prove fatal.
Graves' disease is up to eight … Read More
People who suffer migraine symptoms know they can include an intense pulsing or throbbing ache on the front or side of the head. The pain can last anywhere from four to 72 hours, and it’s severe enough for many sufferers to describe it as feeling like a vise grip is … Read More
The crushing pain, nausea, and light sensitivity of a migraine headache can wreak havoc on the lives of migraine sufferers. For many, the only treatment options are heavy-duty pharmaceuticals with many unpleasant side effects. And those don’t even work for everyone. But research is pointing to surprising … Read More
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 … Read More
Around the time of menopause, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy significantly lessens not only women’s menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, but also symptoms of anxiety and depression, according to a study at the University of Texas Health Center recently published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical … Read More
The first thing that might surprise you is that what causes headaches isn't related to anything going on in your brain—in fact, your brain doesn't feel pain, because it doesn't have any pain receptors (the nerve endings that are found throughout the body, and that transmit pain signals). But your … Read More
Just when you thought you left them behind in your turbulent teen years, one pops up on your forehead seemingly out of the blue: pimples. And if you’re one of many who’ve experienced adult acne, you know the feeling.
According to the International Dermal Institute, between 40 and … Read More
Because there are multiple types of depression, anyone feeling as if he or she is battling the condition might understandably wonder, “What kind of depression do I have?”
The most severe form is major depressive disorder, or MDD. People with MDD feel down most or all of the time … Read More
Eek! Do you know what’s worse than PMS? PMS plus menopause symptoms, all at the same time. For many perimenopausal women, this is reality. And, unfortunately, it can be the reality for years. But it doesn’t have to be.
More and more women entering perimenopause … Read More