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Menopause affects your sleep quality

Menopause The moodiness and irritability of hormonal changes can be made worse by poor sleep quality at night. Hormonal changes themselves can affect your sleep quality. Most often, however, it is the hot flashes at night that affect your sleep. Keep the room cool. Whether that means using a fan, …

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What is Aromatherapy?

What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. The inhaled aroma from these “essential” oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be …

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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 …

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phytonutrients

Sometimes referred to as phytochemicals, phytonutrients are components found in a variety of different types of foods, especially plants. While not specifically classified as nutrients that are essential for life, phytonutrients do contain elements that can help to promote good health. Because they often contain antioxidants and compounds that are …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gut disorder. The cause is not known. Symptoms can be quite variable and include abdominal pain, bloating, and sometimes bouts of diarrhoea and/or constipation. Symptoms tend to come and go. There is no cure for IBS, but symptoms can often …

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What causes irritable bowel syndrome?

What causes irritable bowel syndrome?The cause is not clear. It may have something to do with overactivity of part or parts of the gut. The gut is a long muscular tube that goes from the mouth to the anus. The small and large bowel (also called the small and large …

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Some hormones are of special concern to women

Female Hormones A hormone is a chemical substance secreted by one tissue that travels by way of body fluids to affect another tissue in the body. In essence, hormones are “chemical messengers.” Many hormones, especially those affecting growth and behavior, are significant to both men and women. Nevertheless, women are …

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Necessary information about female anatomy

Female Anatomy There are major differences in body anatomy between males and females that require consideration. As more women are participating in sports, a number of these anatomic differences are being identified, often because men and women athletes sustain different types of injuries. In females, the hamstrings (muscles behind the …

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low blood pressure

What is low blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force exerted by circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels, and constitutes one of the principal vital signs of life, which also include heart beat, rate of breathing, and temperature. Blood pressure is generated by the heart pumping blood into …

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frequent causes of low blood pressure

What are the causes of low blood pressure? Conditions that reduce the volume of blood, reduce cardiac output (the amount of blood pumped by the heart), and medications are frequent causes of low blood pressure.     * Dehydration is common among patients with prolonged nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Large amounts …

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importance of sleeping

Sleeping is a very important process for the human body functioning. Lack or surplus of sleep can lead to different problems during the daytime activities. And if you do not have a proper day regime, that can lead to sleep problems like insomnia. And insomnia consequences can be really serious …

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