Women's health topics. Some health concerns that are unique to women’s physiology. This section will explore the unique health concerns women face, and will provide useful information on women’s health topics.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a very common problem among women between the ages of twenty and fifty. The reasons for PMS are many, but the main physiological reason is that there are significant hormone level changes between the middle of a woman’s menstrual cycle and her period.
Osteoporosis, or the process of bone density degradation, is common among postmenopausal women - but it does not have to be considered unavoidable. While there have been early studies linking calcium intake with the slowing of osteoporosis, more recent evidence has indicated that regular exercise is far more important than simply taking a vitamin pill.
Migraine headaches, typically more common in women than in men (although men are still highly susceptible to these debilitating attacks), are generally believed to be associated with changes in the flow of blood in the vessels of the head. Fortunately, there are a number of techniques that can be taken to prevent the onset of migraines, many of them dealing with our diets.
Varicose veins are most commonly associated with our legs and feet, although they can appear anywhere. Usually, they are harmless, but they can become painful when inflamed, and in aggravated cases, can result in poor circulation, swelling, itchcing and aching of the affected area. Most typically, varicose treatment comes in the form of injection of a small amount of saline solution to close down the affected area and let the body re-route blood flow to other, healthy blood vessels.
Water retention, also known as edema or hydropsy, is an accumulation of fluid either beneath the skin or in one of the cavities of the body. There are a number of potential water retention causes, and it's important to examine the types and kinds of foods we are eating to begin understanding how to treat water retention.
Candida and other yeast problems can often be overcome through smart changes to our eating habits. For example, increasing our intake of dietary fiber can help our bodies naturally flush out the yeasts and the toxins that they produce. Another important additions to our diet are Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Lactobacillus Bifidus. These friendly bacteria are commonly found in yogurt, and help to maintain healthy levels of intestinal flora, which also help to cleanse our bodies of problematic yeast and associated toxins.
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