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Menopause and Weight Gain

Many women experience weight gain after menopause. While there may seem to be a direct correlation, weight gain at this time of life is usually due to a combination of factors related to aging. Hormonal changes, including lower estrogen levels, may make women more susceptible to weight gain around the abdomen. However, our metabolism naturally slows down as we age. Genetic factors may also play a part in weight gain later in life.
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Recognizing Signs of a Stroke

Stroke is a disease of the blood vessels of the brain.  An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel becomes blocked by a clot.  If a blood vessel ruptures and bleeds, that is a hemorrhagic stroke.  When the brain can no longer get the blood and oxygen it needs, brain cells die.  Subsequently, the parts of the body that are controlled by the affected brain cells do not function properly.  Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death.
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Should I Get a Regular Physical Exam?

The body is an incredible machine designed to do hundreds of tasks to maintain life. And like any machine, sometimes parts wear out or need to have maintenance done to them. Oftentimes, people will ignore the signs that they need to seek treatment from a doctor or will skip yearly exams because they “feel” fine. Ironically, they will take their vehicles in every few thousand miles to get their oil changed and their car fluids checked. If a person is willing to be diligent about their cars health, why are they so reluctant to have their own bodies checked to make sure everything is in working order? By not getting a physical checkup at least annually, people put themselves at risk of allowing treatable issues to linger too long and become much more serious, sometimes even fatal. Click here to read more »

Why Osteoporosis is More Common in Women

Osteoporosis causes a persons bones to break and is often a result of someone aging. When bones get thinner they become more fragile, which can lead to serious problems such as fractures and breaks. These fractures can be extremely painful and lead to other kinds of dangerous problems. One example is that someone with osteoporosis could easily lose their balance and fall, which could lead to other physical problems such as cuts and bruises. While the condition is common in both sexes, it is more common among women than men. Click here to read more »

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms in Women

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when your immune system attacks and destroys healthy tissue for reasons that are unknown to date. RA typically affects joints on both sides of the body simultaneously, but can affect other non-joint areas of the body as well. RA is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis, with more than 50 million (or 1 in 5) adults diagnosed in the United States today. Although symptoms can appear at any age, women are three times more likely than men to develop rheumatoid arthritis, so it is important for female patients of any age to understand and recognize RA symptoms. Click here to read more »

Allergies: Tips for Pollen Season

As the weather gets warmer, many people begin to suffer from allergies. The trees around you are the culprits of the excess pollen in the air causing sneezing, watery eyes and runny noses. Allergy season can be annoying and frustrating, but there are a few tricks to make your allergies less of a burden. Click here to read more »

Serious Complications that Come from Allergies

Allergies cause symptoms that are uncomfortable and can stop you from daily activities. Sneezing, watery eyes, coughing and wheezing can be energy-sapping when they appear. It’s hard to meet family, school and job commitments when you aren’t feeling quite right. Even further than simple inconvenience, serious complications may be caused by allergies as well. If you or a loved one are dealing with severe allergies, contact your doctor. These serious side effects include; Click here to read more »

Can Your Diet Affect Your Mental Health?

Now that school has started again for the kids and our workload is likely to be picking up during the fall months, being alert, energetic and thinking clearly is more important than ever. Research is increasingly showing a correlation between a healthy diet and good mental health. The following information discusses how your diet affects overall mental health, possible foods that have a direct influence on mental functioning, and how to follow the healthiest diet possible for both physical and mental health.

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Healthy Treats for Halloween

The fanfare aside, many parents dread Halloween and its sugary impact on the health of their kids. Yes, you want you kids have fun but the image of the sugar high children with hands full of sugary treats all for one night will make many health-conscious parents cringe. Why not make it a little different this time around?

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New Dads May Have an Increased Risk of Depression

Post-partum depression in new mothers is a well-documented medical condition. Most medical practitioners routinely advise their pregnant patients to watch out for the symptoms after they give birth. These symptoms may include insomnia, mood swings and crying bouts. Post-partum depression is linked to psychological, chemical and even social factors that are associated with giving birth.

On the other hand, relatively little is known about new fathers being at risk for depression. A new U.S. study unearthed this connection when it analyzed the data gathered from a long-term health study involving more than 10,000 male subjects. The study followed the subjects over a period of 20 years beginning in their teenage years. Click here to read more »

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