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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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Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and women have much higher rates than men. Women face a quadruple threat for osteoarthritis: hormones, biology, a genetic predisposition and more recently, obesity. About 60% of the 27 million individuals in the U.S. that have arthritis are women. Prior to age 55, more men tend to […]

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Menstrual cramps, when due to functional problems and the release of prostaglandin F2alpha in the menstrual fluid, are a common monthly problem in menstruating women. The usual immediate treatments are anti-inflammatory drugs and prostaglandin inhibitors. One such nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) is mefenamic acid. A prospective, randomized, crossover study was conducted for 2 months in 122 […]

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Results from previous observational studies on the relationship between low serum levels of vitamin D and the risk for multiple sclerosis was recently advanced in a Finnish Maternity Cohort including 1.8 million samples of serum from 800,000 women. A group of 1092 women diagnosed with multiple sclerosis were included in the study and then matched […]

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, postpartum depression in the US is between 11%-20%. Postpartum depression is a disorder that affects the mother’s ability to care for and bond with her new infant, as well as her functioning in day to day life. It can also produce long lasting consequences in children’s cognitive, social-emotional […]

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