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Postmenopausal women with anxiety with an average age of 45-60 were included in this Iranian study. The 156 women had anxiety scores ranging from 20 to 35 using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). All women were naturally menopausal and were within 6 years of their last menstrual period. Women were excluded if they were taking […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is three times more likely to develop in women than in men… that is what makes it a women’s health problem.  It is an autoimmune disorder that is progressive, and typically is characterized by inflammation, pain, swelling, and stiffness of joints. In RA, as in other autoimmune disorders, the immune system attacks […]

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Osteoarthritis of the knees can cause pain, stiffness, and diminished function.  Conventional treatments include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as Ibuprofen, analgesics such as acetaminophen, corticosteroids, corticosteroid and non-steroid injections, muscle relaxant medications, opioid or narcotic medications, physical therapy and joint replacement. Natural treatment interventions included diet and exercise plans, massage, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, physical therapy/manipulation, […]

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Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. The 5-year cure rate with conventional medicine has become quite good, but even so, at least 40,000 women die each year. While most of breast cancer has no known cause, there are some modifiable risk factors that include, alcohol intake, exercise, weight and breast density, […]

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Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency have been suspects in fibromyalgia.  The current small study, hoped to test whether vitamin D supplementation might be effective in improving symptoms of fibromyalgia.  In this study, 11 adult women who had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia according to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria, and had widespread pain in […]

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Chronic autoimmune hypothyroidism is one of the most common autoimmune diseases affecting more than 10% of women and 2% of men. It primarily affects those who are 30-50 years old. An elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and autoantibodies such as anti-thyroglublin (TgAb) and anti-thyroid peroxidase (TPOAb) are the typical features of this condition. Most hypothyroid […]

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Fibrocystic breast change (FBC), aka fibrocystic breast disease (FBD) is a benign disorder of the breasts that can result in lumpiness, nodules and/or pain. It is not associated with breast cancer risk, but it does make it hard to decipher if a nodule is benign or cancerous because it is not easy to distinguish these […]

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Stress is an all-encompassing concept, but it is a very core physiological reaction to life events, and is mediated by hormones, cytokines, and catecholamines. While we cannot possibly avoid all stressors, chronic and/or severe stress can exceed our adaptation mechanisms. Stressors come in all sizes and shapes that include physical or emotional events, environmental, or […]

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