Fri Jun 23 2017

Category: Women's Health


Urinary Tract Infections Need to Be Treated

Posted in Ache / Pain, Women's Health

Urinary tract infections are very common.  Most women will tell you when they have them.  They know the symptoms and they know how it affects them.  The thing about a UTI that's important is it does need antibiotic treatment and you need a culture.  You need to figure out what exactly is causing the urinary [&hellip

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Fibromyalgia Is a Real Diagnosis

Posted in Women's Health

Fibromyalgia is one of those so-called wastebasket diagnoses.  A lot of people don't take it seriously, but they should.  Fibromyalgia can occur and it does occur, but he thing about fibromyalgia that has to be looked at closely is what is the diagnosis?  The American Rheumatologic  Association has given various trigger point localizations for fibromyalgia [&hellip

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The Benefits of Weightlifting

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Women's Health

Can women weight-lift?  Absolutely.  Weightlifting is a great form of exercise.  It's good for a couple reasons.  First of all, it helps with toning, but in addition to that, when you lift weights and you are stronger, the muscles actually burns calories when you're not even working out, so you have an advantage.  That exercise [&hellip

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Diabetes During Pregnancy Needs to Be Controlled

Posted in Health Conditions, Women's Health

Diabetes is very serious when it occurs in pregnancy and it's something that is often ignored.  Many people don't realize that diabetes during pregnancy has dramatic ramifications on the baby.  It needs to be followed closely and it needs to be aggressively treated.  Diabetes and pregnancy are problems where you usually should have an obstetrician/gynecologist [&hellip

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Dealing with the Chronic Pain of Arthritis

Posted in Mental Health, The Body, Women's Health

Women can be affected by arthritis, as can men.  As we're learning more about arthritis, we realize it is probably more of a process where the body is essentially attacking itself.  Arthritis can be extremely painful, but also it can be very frustrating because of the fact that it has it's chronic nature.  The problem [&hellip

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Using Steroid Medications

Posted in Health Conditions, Women's Health

Steroid medications can be very effective at treating illness.  The thing about steroids that I am really trying to stress is there are two types of steroids.  There are steroids, the anabolic steroids, which are the ones that are used by athletes to try to beef up.  Then there are other steroid medications we use [&hellip

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Menstrual Migraines

Posted in Women's Health

I want to talk a little about menstrual migraines.  Migraine headaches can occur in all people.  They occur more often in women than men, but the menstrual migraine is actually associated with the menstrual cycle.  It will occur on the first day, or right around the first day, of the cycle.  If it happens in [&hellip

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Menopause Occurs Over a Period of Years

Posted in Women's Health

Menopause is a time of great change in a woman's life, and one of the problems with menopause is the fact that it doesn't come on all at once.  It comes on over a period of years and I think that's where a lot of women kind of get confused.  They think they're not in [&hellip

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Alcohol Consumption Linked to Atrial Fibrillation in Women

Posted in Drug / Alcohol Abuse, Heart Health, Research, Women's Health

Too much alcohol could be linked to heart problems in women.  All it takes is two or more alcoholic beverages per day to increase the risk for the heart rhythm disturbance known as atrial fibrillation.  A study of 35,000 women age 40 and older found that those drinking two alcoholic beverages a day or more [&hellip

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Symptoms of a Heart Attack May Be Vague

Posted in Heart Health, Women's Health

There is no doubt that communication of medical information is crucial and it can save lives.  A perfect example is the case of a heart attack patient.  There are classic warning signs including crushing pain in the chest.  Some people describe the pain as if an elephant is standing on their chest.  Other symptoms include [&hellip

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