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TO LEAK OR NOT TO LEAK….CAFFEINE IS THE QUESTION

TO LEAK OR NOT TO LEAK….CAFFEINE IS THE QUESTION

Women are twice as likely as men to suffer with urinary incontinence. It is estimated that as many as 45% of women have suffered urinary leakage at least once in the past year and up to 50% of women over 50 have repeated experiences with urinary leakage. Urinary leakage can start at any age and especially after giving birth or entering menopause laughing, exercise, stress, and coughing can all put pressure on the bladder and cause small leakages. For younger...
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Birth Defects in Children of Mothers With Diabetes

Birth Defects in Children of Mothers With Diabetes

  HIGHER RISK IN BIRTH DEFECTS OF CHILDREN BORN FROM MOTHERS WITH DIABETES. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE THAT RISK? In an article published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, researchers found that diabetic women who were not taking folic acid supplements at the time of their conception may double the risk of having a child born with birth defects. The researchers who were from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that, “Clinicians should encourage...
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DOES ALCOHOL AFFECT WOMEN DIFFERENTLY THAN MEN?

DOES ALCOHOL AFFECT WOMEN DIFFERENTLY THAN MEN?

It seems to be clear from multiple studies that women are more vulnerable to the negative effects of alcohol consumption. Because women have less water in their bodies than men, they accumulate higher levels of alcohol in their blood when drinking the same amount as men.  This happens even if the woman weighs the same amount. Therefore, women are more susceptible and are at higher risk for liver, heart and brain damage, from alcohol consumption.     The long talked...
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Women Are 3X More Likely to Be Constipated Than Men?

Women Are 3X More Likely to Be Constipated Than Men?

Natural Options For Treatment Though not a topic many people like to discuss, constipation, especially in women, is quite common. If it occurs just occasionally, that is relatively normal and not a major health concern.  But if your constipation is chronic, it can lead to other health issues. All sort of reasons are offered as to why women are much more likely to be constipated than men. Anatomical differences, hormonal differences, more stress, are all mentioned as factors, but the...
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BIRTH CONTROL PILLS AND THE RISK OF BLOOD CLOTS

BIRTH CONTROL PILLS AND THE RISK OF BLOOD CLOTS

Two recent studies have suggested that certain birth control pills that contain the progestin, “Drospirenone” may have 2 to 3 times the risk of causing blood clots (Venous thromboembolism, VTE) than other birth control pills that do not contain this form of progestin.
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Which Drugs Increase the Risk of Miscarriage?

Which Drugs Increase the Risk of Miscarriage?

WHICH COMMONLY USED DRUGS INCREASE THE RISK OF MISCARRIAGE IN EARLY PREGNANCY AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE Investigators found that in the 52,000 women who were tracked, the use of common pain killers like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) and celecoxib (celebrex), these drugs which are commonly referred to as NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) increased the likelihood of miscarriage by 2.4 times. The study which was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal does not...
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