Can Multivitamins Increase the Risk of Death?

Published on Jun 29, 2016

Yes, you read correctly. Recent studies show multivitamin use in healthy people not only decreases healthiness but also increases the risk of death. The exact conclusion from one study is as follows:

“Most supplements do not prevent chronic disease or death, their use is not justified, and they should be avoided. This message is especially true for the general population with no clear evidence of micronutrient deficiencies, who represent most supplement users in the United States and in other countries.”

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Adenomyosis can be Responsible for Heavy Vaginal Bleeding and Pain During a Menstruation Cycle

Published on Jun 23, 2016

One of the most common conditions women complain of is heavy vaginal bleeding and pain during their menstruation cycle. Adenomyosis, or uterine endometriosis, is one of the most prevalent conditions causing these symptoms.

Adenomyosis occurs when the lining of the uterus penetrates the muscle of the uterus and causes the uterus to act as a sponge. As a woman gets closer to having her period, the uterus becomes full of blood and congested and when the period starts, the bleeding pours out of the endometrial lining and the uterus, as if a sponge is being squeezed. The congestion causes fullness and pressure in the lower abdomen and once the bleeding starts, the large amount of blood trying to exit the uterus causes cramping and pressure that can be very severe.

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Prevention of Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Published on Jun 16, 2016

My belly looks like a road map. What is going on?

As the baby grows, so does the uterus carrying the baby. This growth stretches the skin over the enlarging uterus. Stretch marks are the red and brown streaks which eventually turn white, and sometimes itchy, that appear on or around your belly. They are a representation of the damage the skin has sustained during pregnancy.

The weight gains that women experience during pregnancy, and increased fat that develops in the tissue under the skin, weakens the skin and causes it to crack as it is stretched. Some women also have a genetic predisposition to stretch marks. If your mother has stretch marks, you are most likely at a higher risk to have them as well.

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How to Prevent Genital and Urinary Problems During and After Menopause?

Published on Jun 8, 2016

As the level of estrogen in women decreases in perimenopause and menopause, shrinkage and dryness of the vaginal and urinary organs occur. The tissues thin out and the blood flow to the genitalia decreases. These changes can result in genital tissue dryness, burning, irritation, pain with intercourse and urinary difficulty such as urgency, frequency and incomplete emptying. These symptoms affect approximately 50% of women.

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“I Am Not Myself Right Before My Period”

Published on Jun 3, 2016

I hear this so frequently in my office. Cyclic changes in mood and physical discomfort that usually starts after ovulation and ends with a period is called premenstrual syndrome and is often referred to as PMS. Feelings of depression, anxiety, nervous agitation, breast tenderness, and cravings are the typical symptoms of PMS. These symptoms can begin as mild but can become very severe. With age, they can get worse. Many patients complain of feeling excessively bloated. Others feel extremely sensitive, sad, annoyed or easily irritated. Some patients shyly tell me that their feelings are so unstable that they don’t know why they become excessively agitated with their significant other.

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