Women’s Health Topics
Below is a list of women’s health topics including Hormone Balance, Menopause, Diabetic Education, FirstLine Therapy, Stress Management, Heart Health, Nutrition, and Anti-Aging.
Hormone Balance – the Key to Health
Saliva and blood spot testing reliably identify hormone imbalances. Hormones exist in harmony with each other – partners in a delicate balancing act. When levels of each hormone are in the right proportions, body systems are stable. When balance is lost, hormone deficiencies and excesses can become toxic to the body causing unwanted symptoms, disorders and disease.
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Menopause is a natural and important part of every woman’s life. Most women experience this stage after age 40 and spend a third of their life in this phase. Perimenopause, or menopause transition, is the stage of a woman’s reproductive life that begins several years before menopause, when the ovaries gradually begin to produce less estrogen. It usually starts in a woman’s 40s, but can start in the 30s as well.
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Diabetes affects the body’s ability to use blood sugar for energy. The main types include type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. Diabetes insipidus, a rare disorder, is not related to diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes). Diabetes symptoms may include increased thirst and urination, blurred vision, and fatigue.
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FirstLine Therapy – Theraputic Lifestyle
FirstLine Therapy (FLT) has several health benefits: it can lower cholesterol, help with weight loss, improve heart health, fibromyalgia, fatigue, allergies and chronic pain. Comprehensive Center for Women’s Medicine is dedicated to improving your health and reverse chronic illnesses.
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Stress is what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to. When you are stressed, your body responds as though you are in danger. It makes hormones that speed up your heart, make you breathe faster, and give you a burst of energy. This is called the fight-or-flight stress response, and it helps to keep us safe in an emergency. However, long term stress can have serious health consequences.
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A strong, healthy heart is vital for longevity. Heart health problems include coronary heart disease, an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia), heart valve disease, as well as cardiomyopathy and aorta problems, such as aortic aneurysm, and aortic valve problems.
If you have high cholesterol, or if you’re at high risk for heart disease and heart attack, some supplements can help lower your cholesterol. For many people, making lifestyle changes is enough to lower cholesterol. Other people need medications like cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
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Good nutrition and exercise don’t just slow down muscle loss and aid with weight control, they also help a woman guard against heart disease, stroke, a broken hip because of osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, cancer, even the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Those risks increase with family history, inactive lifestyle, and eating a poor diet.
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Skin is the largest organ in the body; so it’s certainly worth taking care of. Not having an adequate diet contributes to your skin’s appearance in multiple ways. If we look at the skin’s ability to protect itself from ultraviolet light, there are key nutrients involved in that. It’s important to have vitamins A and C and D. These actually play a role in protecting skin from ultraviolet light.
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