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Treatment Strategies for interstitial cystitis(IC)

Treatment Strategies for interstitial cystitis(IC)  Now it gets more complicated. “IC is so variable that it’s very difficult to point to any one particular therapeutic alternative as best,” Dr. O’Leary says. “That means it’s worth trying a lot of options, because there’s usually something that will work for someone. The good news is that many patients with IC have symptoms that …

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interstitial cystitis (IC)

If you’ve ever had a bladder infection (also known as cystitis), then you have a tiny inkling of what it feels like to have interstitial cystitis (IC). You have the same strong, uncomfortable need to urinate frequently and pain when you do, but with IC there are no bacteria to hang the blame on. Consequently, antibiotics, which kill bacteria and …

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vitamin c is used in skin care

Vitamin C in Skin Care  The integumentary system is the body’s largest organ. It can also be a woman’s biggest nightmare. The epidermis and its care is one of the most ubiquitous concerns of women as they age. Vitamin C is used in skin care to help prevent premature aging and damage from the suns rays. The antioxidant properties of …

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some diseases occur in women at a higher frequency

Diseases More Common In Women Many diseases affect both women and men alike but some diseases occur in women at a higher frequency. For example, gallstones are three to four times more common in women than in men. About 18% of women compared to 6% of men in the U.S. suffer migraine headaches, a ratio of three females to one …

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vitamin D is nessecery for calcium absorbtion

Low Vitamin D Linked to Heart Failure DeathsStudy Also Shows Higher Risk of Hospitalization for Heart Failure Patients With Low Vitamin D LevelsAug. 31, 2010 (Stockholm, Sweden) — Low vitamin D levels are associated with a higher risk of death and hospitalization in people with heart failure, researchers report. The study doesn’t prove that low vitamin D levels place patients …

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Vitamin E is usful for silent liver disease

Vitamin E Provides New Hope for Patients With ‘Silent’ Liver DiseaseScienceDaily (May 3, 2010) — A daily dose of a specific form of vitamin E significantly improved the liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to a study funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health. Results were published April …

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Thyroid gland dysfunctions

The thyroid is a gland lying on the front of the neck below the voice box that plays a vital role in the endocrine system. It secretes hormones that are responsible for helping to regulate a number of critical body functions. The thyroid can stop working properly due to genetic defects, autoimmune diseases, imbalances in iodine or as a result …

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what you can do to continue an active sex life

There are several things you can do on your own to keep an active sexual life. Remember that sex does not have to include intercourse. Make your partner a high priority. Pay attention to his or her needs and wants. Take time to understand the changes you both are facing. Try different positions and new times, like having sex in …

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Older couples with sexual difficulties

Am I too old to worry about safe sex? Having safe sex is important for people at any age. As a woman gets closer to menopause, her periods may be irregular. But, she can still get pregnant. In fact, pregnancy is still possible until your doctor says you are past menopause – you have not had a menstrual period for …

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poor parental sleep makes new moms and dads depressed

Sept 7, 2010 — Both moms and dads are at an increased risk for depression during the first year of their infant’s life, finds a new study of parents in the U.K. Close to 40% of new moms and 21% of new dads in the U.K experienced a bout of depression during their child’s first 12 years of life, but …

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What is flu?

What is flu? The flu (or common flu) is a viral infection that is spread from person to person in secretions of the nose and lungs, for example when sneezing. Medically, it is referred to as influenza. Flu is a respiratory infection, that is, an infection that develops primarily in the lungs. Respiratory infections caused by other viruses often are …

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