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
Hashimoto’s disease is the most common thyroid disease in the United States, affecting 5 in every 100 people. An autoimmune disease that frequently leads to hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormones), it is eight times more common in women.
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Unless you live under a rock, you know that smoking is bad for your health. Tobacco-related diseases kill more than 480,000 people each year in the United States alone, accounting for around 20 percent of all premature deaths. If you’re a smoker, the habit can shorten your … 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
In years past, cervical cancer was one of the leading causes of cancer death among American women. One of the primary reasons why it was so deadly is because most women experience no cervical cancer symptoms until the disease has spread.
But in the past 30 years, deaths … Read More
Do you struggle with fatigue, migraines, fibromyalgia, or depression? Have you or has a family member suffered from a heart attack or stroke? Have you endured a miscarriage? Are you wondering what these conditions have in common? The answer is that all these conditions, … Read More
On Nov. 16, 2017, the food chain Stop & Shop issued a recall of Own Brands Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to possible listeria contamination. Listeria is the third-leading cause of death from food poisoning in the United States. Each year, it's blamed for approximately 1,600 illnesses … Read More
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. You don’t need to have hypothyroidism as defined by the standard thyroid labs to suffer from Hashimoto’s symptoms: fatigue, depression, weight gain, and more. Fortunately, you can treat your Hashimoto’s symptoms yourself with a Hashimoto’s diet.
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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 … Read More
Over the years, millions of women have been prescribed popular antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). But recently, women of childbearing age have been cautioned about taking an antidepressant based on research studies which link the medications to an increase of birth defects, miscarriages and other health problems … Read More