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  • Women and Fad Dieting  By : James Pendergraft
    The need to lose weight has been around for as long as women can remember and the need to look like those rail-thin models that you see in magazines and on runways has women in a frenzy to drop those pounds fast. This is why there are a lot of fad diets that are gaining popularity due to the claims these diets make quick and efficient weight loss with less effort and time spent as compared to the usual healthy, balanced diet and exercise routine that is recommended.
  • What You Should Know about Antidepressants used with Menopause  By : James Pendergraft
    Women who are experiencing symptoms like depression and hot flashes when going through menopause sometimes end up using antidepressants to battle these symptoms.
  • Understanding the Relationship Between Hyperthyroidism and Weight Gain  By : James Pendergraft
    The ailment known as hypothyroidism is something that more women than men experience and this is due to a hyper active thyroid gland. The reasons why a woman may suffer from hyperthyroidism may vary and some of these reasons often have certain symptoms that women find hard to cope with. Some women who have hyperthyroidism experience weight loss when they find that they have this ailment.
  • The Link Between Your Emotions and Your Eating Patterns  By : James Pendergraft
    There is actually a link between your emotions and how you eat, and the reasons why a woman gains or loses weight often has a connection to how she feels at that time. There are a lot of reasons why women gain and lose weight due to how they feel. Some of the weight gain reasons include the feeling of finding solace in food when they are depressed or feeling sad. Weight loss reasons may revolve around feelings of guilt or due to bad experiences and trauma.
  • Women and Adrenal Health  By : James Pendergraft
    Stress is a common problem that all women encounter in their daily activities. From office to home, a woman is subjected to several situations that may result in developing stress. Stress is basically our body’s response to situations that trigger certain reactions in our body. As a result, when encountered with a particular situation, we need to make our own decisions and in some instances, even the process of decision-making itself is very stressful.
  • Why Women Experience Irregular Periods  By : James Pendergraft
    For every woman, menstruation is a part of life. For many it is an affirmation of their womanhood and a manifestation on the fulfillment of their role to bear children and ensure continuity of the human species. As such, despite the discomfort it may bring, women have learned to put up with the process of menstruation.
  • What Is Premature Ovarian Failure?  By : James Pendergraft
    Premature ovarian failure is a condition affecting the reproductive system of women before they reach the age of 40. This means that both ovaries lose their function. Premature ovarian failure is known by various names such as premature menopause, primary ovarian failure, or primary ovarian insufficiency. In terms of percentage, the number of women affected by the disorder is small, although if translated to actual figures, the number exceeds hundreds of thousands.
  • Understanding the Causes of Breast Cancer  By : James Pendergraft
    Breast cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases for women and is in fact the leading cause of cancer deaths among women. The figure of those who have died from breast cancer has reached half a million for 2008 alone. What is even more dreadful about breast cancer is that the disease usually indicates the presence of other serious ailments that further compound the situation.
  • Understanding Osteoporosis in Women  By : James Pendergraft
    Osteoporosis is a bone disease that is prevalent in women after their menopausal period. It is characterized by a reduction in bone density and leads to an increase in the risk of having bone fracture. In osteoporosis, the mineral content in the bones as well as the structure of the bone itself is greatly altered, making the woman susceptible to bone injuries and their complications.
  • The Significance of Pelvic Exams for Women  By : James Pendergraft
    There are many aspects of women’s health, and if any of these is neglected, the results could pose dangerous risks. One aspect that should not be ignored is pelvic examination.
  • Natural Solutions to PMS  By : James Pendergraft
    Understanding PMS

    PMS or premenstrual syndrome is a term that is used to refer to the collective disorder that a woman feels in relation to her menstrual cycle. These disorders may be physical, psychological, and emotional or a combination of them. Although women in general suffer from one or more disorder in relation to menstruation, the term qualifies that the disorder must be so severe so as to disrupt the regular patterns of life.
  • Getting to Know Systemic Yeast  By : James Pendergraft
    Systemic yeast is the common term used to refer to candidiasis. The term indicates yeast infection on the female genitalia. The infections pointed to by systemic yeast may be superficial in nature, which causes irritation, inflammation, and discomfort. On the other hand, the more serious nature of the infection could cause several symptoms and are potentially life-threatening.
  • For Better Bone Health for Women  By : James Pendergraft
    Bone health in women is a pressing issue because women’s bones are by nature less dense than those of men. Moreover, certain nutrients may be deprived from a woman due to menstruation and physical ailments. This is why a woman must be careful as to the food she is consuming and her general state of health to make sure that her body is not deprived of vital nutrients critical to good bone health.
  • Chronic Fatigue and Women  By : James Pendergraft
    Because a woman’s body can be subjected to various forms of stress such as those encountered during pregnancy, a lot of ailments affect women’s health. Moreover, physiological and bodily changes are also brought about by menstruation and menopause, both of which may result in bodily and psychological changes in a woman.
  • A Woman’s Guide to Digestive Health  By : James Pendergraft
    The digestive system is one of the most important systems in a woman’s body. This is because the digestive system is the one system that processes the proper nutrients as well ensuring good health. The importance of the digestive system in a woman’s body is highlighted by the fact that over time, a woman’s body is subject to various changes. Bodily changes such as menstruation, pregnancy, and menopausal may require a woman to take certain amounts of nutrients, especially in the case of pregnancy
  • A Simple Approach to Restless Leg Syndrome  By : James Pendergraft
    For a woman, there are a lot of possible ailments that one may contract due to the many forms of stress and tensions that they are exposed to. The most common of these are problems associated with the daily activities and they can hamper even the simplest of chores.
  • A Holistic Approach on Cellulite Treatment  By : James Pendergraft
    For a woman, maintaining a healthy body goes beyond getting the proper nutrition and the right amount of food. It’s actually far more than that. Most women want to have a beautiful and sexy body to complete the projected feminine appeal.
  • Understanding How to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy  By : SWilson
    Your body will be a sanctuary and home to a new spirit. You will need to make some changes in order to prepare it for the needs of a baby that will develop inside your body for nine months. Taking care of your body will help ensure the healthy growth of your baby.
  • The Third Trimester: Getting Closer to Your Journey’s End  By : SWilson
    Like any other ending, the third trimester is the final stage to a more exciting event in your life. With the remarkable developments in the last few weeks as pregnant mother, the third trimester is both an ending and a beginning – the end of the baby’s life inside your womb and the beginning of his journey outside as an individual.
  • All about Benign Breast Cancer  By : James Pendergraft
    There are many causes of benign breast cancer. These are the changes in the breast tissue, any breast infection or injury, and any medicine that are taken that have caused the lumps or the breast pain. Changes in the tissues of a woman’s breasts occur with the fluctuating levels of estrogen and progesterone during the menstrual cycle.
  • How to Treat Stretch Marks  By : James Pendergraft
    Stretch marks are theoretically small tears that form under the tissue that supports the skin. When they are overstretched, they will appear as purplish red streaks that look unsightly on the skin. Women with stretch marks are constantly seeking ways to eliminate the marks.
  • Preventing Stretch Marks during Pregnancy  By : James Pendergraft
    Stretch marks are said to be related to hormonal changes that happens during puberty, pregnancy, and muscle building. Stretch marks are the off-color scarring on the skin that is caused by the tearing of the dermis. This can disappear eventually but not fully. The possibility of developing stretch marks increases among pregnant women. In fact, 75 to 90 percent of women will develop stretch marks during their pregnancy.
  • Symptoms of Cervical Polyps  By : James Pendergraft
    A cervical polyp is a benign tumor that is found on the surface of the cervical canal. They can cause irregular menstrual bleeding, but more often they show no symptoms. The cause of this type of cancer is not fully understood by the experts. It may result from an infection or from a long term or chronic inflammation, an abnormal response to an increase in the estrogen levels, and in the congestion of blood vessels in the cervical canal.
  • How To Lose 30 Pounds In 30 Days  By : James Pendergraft
    There are many reasons that people have to lose weight from cosmetic reasons, serious health problems, and reducing the incidence of complications prior to becoming pregnant. What I am able to explain to you I have been able to achieve and I want to be able to help as many of you as I possibly can. I am a OB/Gyn Physician and see many women struggling with weight. Obesity has reached epidemic proportion in the US over the past decade, and there is no end in sight.
  • Benefits of A Good Night’s Sleep  By : James Pendergraft
    Sleep is a luxury for busy people, but everybody loves sleep. Sleep contributes to the overall health and well-being of an individual. It rejuvenates the body, mind, and spirit. There are many benefits of eight hours of sleep each night. Body tissues are repaired at the cellular level, and this helps to reduce stress, pollution, and infection. Sleep also helps us learn new skills. Research done by the Harvard Medical School students concluded that REM sleep is essential for learning new things.
  • Endometrial Polyp: A Closer Look into It  By : James Pendergraft
    Endometrial polyps are also called uterine polyps. These are small growths that grow very slowly in the lining of the uterus. They have a large flat base and they are attached to the uterus through an elongated pedicle. They can be round or oval in shape and they are usually red in color. Large ones appear to be a darker shade of red. A woman can have one or many endometrial polyps, and they sometimes protrude through the vagina causing cramps and discomfort.
  • Helpful Stress Relievers for Women  By : James Pendergraft
    Stress is the reaction of our body to something that upsets the normal balance in our life. Women are easily stressed and all women have stress. A corporate woman can be stressed with her work. A busy mom is stressed sometimes with her kids and all the work that she has to do at home. When you feel stressed, you should find ways to reduce the tension and find time to relax for yourself. Reducing stress reduces your risk for all chronic diseases including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes.
  • Herbal Remedies for Menopause  By : James Pendergraft
    Menopause is a condition in which the menstruation of a woman ceases for one year and ends her reproductive cycle. This is just a natural event in a woman’s life.
  • Is Dieting Right for You?  By : James Pendergraft
    Dieting is the practice of ingesting food in a regulated fashion to achieve or maintain a controlled weight. In many cases, the ultimate goal of women who wants to go on a diet is to lose weight.
  • Knowing the Facts about Uterine Polyps  By : James Pendergraft
    Uterine polyps refer to the excessive growth of cells that are found on the inner wall of the uterus. This is commonly seen in the lining of the uterus or the endometrium layer, which is why it is sometimes referred to as endometrial polyps. Sizes range from a few millimeters to several centimeters. These cells are attached to the uterine wall by a large base or a thin stalk. A woman can have only one uterine polyp but the numbers can increase too.

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