Thursday , October 21 2021

Women Diseases

Acupuncture and pregnancy

 Acupuncture and pregnancy Acupuncture that’s specific for depression may benefit some pregnant women with the mood disorder, suggests a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. In the 8-week study, depression-specific acupuncture—based on traditional Chinese medicine—outperformed traditional acupuncture and Swedish massage in reducing the severity of depression symptoms. The special …

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depressed women,weight loss?

Depressed Women Can Lose Weight If you are overweight, don’t let depression stop you from participating in a weight loss program to help you shed pounds. A recent study published in the journal Behavioral Medicine reveals that women with major depression are no less likely than women without the disorder …

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Pregnancy and sleep

Lately, I hear myself echoing many of my female patients: Why am I so tired all the time? Recently, my husband took my 15-month-old son out of town for four days. I felt rested like I haven’t been in the past two years since I became pregnant. And I had …

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Breastfeeding and sleep

Breastfeeding and sleep Breastfeeding is a rest-defying activity on many levels. There are factors beyond just the night feedings to contend with. Although we have an image of the peacefully breastfeeding mother in a rocking chair, possibly relaxed by prolactin levels that rise during breastfeeding, reality can be very different. …

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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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thyroid dysfunction occurs more in women than in men.

thyroid dysfunction occurs more in women than in men.

Overview The thyroid gland is a small, 2-inch gland located in the front of the neck, just below the voice box. It has a butterfly-shaped appearance and consists of two lobes. The Baptist Health Systems reports that approximately 14 million people in the U.S. suffer from thyroid dysfunction, and thyroid …

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