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Dr. Tori Hudson, Portland, Oregon, Blog Healthline Blog

Category Archive for 'Mind and Emotional'

Sexual assault and harassment are not new to women, but the attention, insights, conversations and strategies to address this is much more on everyone’s minds these days. I’ve been wondering how I might be able to discuss this in my blog, and while I imagine I will look for ongoing ways to do this, this […]

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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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Chronic migraine headaches are a neurovascular reaction with multiple mechanisms in the brain being affected. They are associated with several symptoms including head pain, nausea, photophobia and more, and can depend on several triggering factors including certain foods, stress, dehydration, hormonal changes and more. Several prescription drugs are used in the prevention of headache attacks […]

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Here in the Pacific NW, Spring is a big deal…. It’s the revival of hope that the rainy/gray days will be less and less and eventually rare. Not everyone can tolerate these many months from roughly November through May/June… the gray, the wet and the dark can be stifling to the mood. I’m an Oregonian… […]

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Amongst the many options to manage menopause symptoms, including diet, exercise, nutraceuticals (i.e. fish oil, Vitamin E and more), botanicals (i.e. black cohosh, maca, red clover, Rhapontic rhubarb, kava, valerian, St John’s wort and more), hormones, and over the counter and other pharmaceuticals, there are many situations for which another option is needed in addition […]

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I read a recent committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), that made a positive impression on me. They were basically addressing the importance of optimal postpartum care, that provides more attention to a woman’s physical and mental health. They point out correctly, that the “fourth trimester” can be very challenging […]

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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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