I Hate Menopause http://ihatemenopause.com Working together to find relief from menopause Sat, 11 Jul 2009 17:25:37 +0000 en hourly 1 Subscribe with My Yahoo!Subscribe with NewsGatorSubscribe with My AOLSubscribe with BloglinesSubscribe with NetvibesSubscribe with GoogleSubscribe with PageflakesSubscribe with Live.com Periods In Menopause? Better Check This Out http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/IHateMenopause/~3/BNdTEtbF-_o/ /1867/periods-in-menopause/#comments Sat, 11 Jul 2009 17:25:37 +0000 Menop Angel /?p=1867 Edited From WebMD.  Click on the link at the bottom of this post to read the whole article.

"'From this study, it looks like having a higher number of lifetime ovulatory cycles and starting your period earlier, at a younger age, increase your risk of death after a diagnosis of ovarian cancer,"  says Cheryl L. Robbins, PhD, an epidemiologist at the CDC's division of reproductive health and the study's lead author.

Women who have been pregnant, for instance, have fewer ovulatory cycles over a lifetime than those who have not been pregnant.

This year, 21,550 new cases of ovarian cancer are expected in the U.S., and an estimated 14,600 women will die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society.

Those who had their first period before age 12 were 51% more likely to die from ovarian cancer compared to those who had their first period at age 14 or later.

In recent years, the age of first period has declined, Robbins and other say. For instance, Wright State University researchers recently found that girls born in the 1980s had an average age of 12.3 years when they had their first period. The study is published in the American Journal of Human Biology.

Women with the highest number of lifetime ovulatory cycles were 67% more likely to die of ovarian cancer than those in the group with the lowest number of cycles.

Other research has found a consistent link between fewer ovulatory cycles and a lower risk of ovarian cancer, the researchers note, while research on the age at first period and ovarian cancer risk is inconsistent.

Daly, too, cites limitations in the study, also pointing out that the average age of the patients in the study is much younger than the typical average age of an ovarian cancer patient. "It is not exactly a representative population," she says.

There's no immediate take-home message for women, she says, but the study does pose an important question for researchers to answer next.  And that is: "What is it about hormone exposure that can change the biology of ovarian cancer and make it more aggressive?"

http://www.webmd.com/ovarian-cancer/news/20090708/menstrual-periods-clues-to-ovarian-cancer?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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Why You Need A Power Colon Cleanse? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/IHateMenopause/~3/EmYXtK0YAJQ/ /1839/colon-cleanse/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2009 04:32:13 +0000 Debbie /?p=1839 Many have said that doing a power colon cleanse will do wonders for keeping your colon clean, which means you are able to maintain a thinner and healthier you. Doing a power colon cleanse will flush out all of the nasty toxins and gunk that builds up in your colon after years of eating unhealthy foods. Specifically, foods that are packed with additives and preservatives.

When you do a colon cleanse, it will help you maintain regularity in your bowel movements. It will also help ease any bloating, gas, or water retention. The majority of people don't really give their colon much attention, and they don't know that they must take action to keep it healthy. It is widely known that the average person is carrying anywhere from five to fifteen pounds of these toxins in their body at any time.

  • A lot of the nutrients from the food you eat gets absorbed through the walls of the intestines.
  • A power colon cleanse will remove all of the nasty gunk that has built up in your colon.
  • Performing a power colon cleanse every six months will help you regain control over your health and digestive system.

You should also be aware that this build up of bacteria, toxins and waste can even prevent you from being able to lose weight. Many of the nutrients that are in food get absorbed into your body through your intestines. When that absorption is inhibited, you can gain weight and it will be almost impossible to get it off again.

Part of your overall digestive health involves cleansing your colon on a regular basis. You will find that after going through a cleanse, you will have more energy and will be better able to absorb food into your body. You will also lose weight more easily and make an important investment in your health.

By doing a power colon cleanse every six months, you can regain that control over your digestive health. All it takes is a short amount of time, and you could be adding years to your life. Think of doing a colon cleanse today.

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Hormone Imbalance http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/IHateMenopause/~3/AFIlIblmKho/ /1825/hormone-imbalance/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2009 14:47:58 +0000 Debbie /?p=1825 menopausecartoonHormone imbalance can cause many symptoms on women. Fortunately, there is much that can be done to give relief by using herbs.

One of the best known, and most effective, herbs for hormone imbalance is called Agnus Castus. This herb is often used for monthly periods. It is also often used by women going through menopause – very successfully. It is a safe herb, with few if any side-effects being reported by its users.

Try taking 2 capsules, or 40-50 drops of a Fluid Extract, before breakfast.

Agnus castus can be combined with various other herbs to make a herbal combination. Other herbs used in such combinations include ginger, cayenne pepper, milk thistle, squaw vine and dong quai.

Dong Quai is another herb widely used by women. This herb is from the Far East. Dong Quai is one of the most popular herbs for women in China.

Try taking 1-2 capsules, three times a day, or 12-25 drops of a Fluid Extract, three times a day.

There is a great deal of help women can get from these simple and safe herbs – which doctors generally know very little about. Doctors should learn to trust herbs more – as herbs such as these are not addictive; not dangerous; and are very often fantastically effective. Too many women suffer period pains and discomfort when they needn't do so, if only they would try herbs.

Sadly, doctors don't recognize the value of herbs in many such cases. Otherwise they would be recommending herbs much of the time. They tend to rely on pain killers, or saying there is nothing that can be done: "..women have to put up with it." If pushed, they too easily offer drug choices – such as the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy, which have well know side-effects associated with them.

Herbs have been used for very many years for treating hormone imbalance. There is a good reason for this – they work!

Here are two valuable articles about Hormone imbalance and periods and Hormone imbalance and the menopause.

Study this article and you may well find – as thousands of women have – that help is at hand for your hormone symptoms. I hope you find this information of value for you.

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Treatments For Ovarian Cysts – What Are The Treatments? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/IHateMenopause/~3/XCzBt1G93q8/ /1822/ovarian-cysts/#comments Sat, 30 May 2009 13:07:18 +0000 Debbie /?p=1822 I found this information.  I'm not sure if it still bothers you, but I know I've dealt with this over the years.

You've been through the doctor's appointments, the doctor's come back and the diagnosis is in: Ovarian Cysts or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). What treatments are available for this? What will your doctor recommend?

In your research you will find two options, drug therapy with insulin suppressing drugs or anti-androgens that suppress the androgen your body is making.

Keep in mind these treatments are still drugs – side effects are likely with any drug. How will your body react is the next question. As much as everyone wants a pill that cures our body's problems, there isn't one. The best drugs can do for us now is to suppress the main symptoms and let us live normally.

One popular drug therapy is metformin – metformin is a drug originally used to treat type 2 Diabetes and increase the body's response to insulin, but now used as a treatment for pcos. In pcos patients the body gains insulin resistance, making metformin an available treatment for pcos. Insulin resistance in women with pcos causes the symptoms of weight gain, excess acne and reproductive issues. Some of the side effects reported by people are diarrhea, nausea, gas, indegestion and headaches.

The next popular drug therapy are anti-androgens – androgen is the main hormone produced in the ovaries by PCOS. This excess hormone is the reason for the majority of the PCOS symptoms. It will directly cause infertility, excess acne, weight gain and irregular cycles. Anti-androgens are also used in treatments for prostate cancers and cause a range of side-effects such as constipation, nausea, headaches and decreased sex drive.

What else is out there for ovarian cysts? A therapy you should try is outlined in the book "Natural Ovarian Cyst Relief Secrets". It's the one that worked for me when I didn't want to have the side-effects of drug therapies. How long did I want to take those? If I could get a reliable treatment to shrink the size of my ovarian cysts and have a weapon against them – I would take it! I went down all the research paths and found it last summer. My pain was gone within a few days of starting. After six weeks I went to the doctor's office for a checkup and new ultrasound – the cysts were reduced to nothing!

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Women's Health Care Forums – A Nice Space to Divide Your Problems http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/IHateMenopause/~3/-P00mp2l6YU/ /1815/womens-health-care-forums/#comments Thu, 21 May 2009 19:20:52 +0000 Debbie /?p=1815 Too often, women need special attention for anything relate to matter of women's health. It includes birth control issues, menstrual periods, breast lumps and anything else about health care for women. A woman sometimes requires advice about women's health from other women and it would be worth if the advice comes from those who are currently going through the same thing.

That’s where forums of women's health come into play. You can find lots of women's health forums in the internet. There, you can post question or even answer question. In addition, you can learn something you never know before through that forum and help someone who desperately needed some advice.

A Good Ear

supportgroupWhen it comes to issues of women's health, a woman just requires a friendly ear; someone who is willing to hear all of her grumbles and tell her that everything will be ok. Therefore there are women's health care forums that can be so useful.

If you join one of these forums, you can post your problem and leave it open therefore other women can speak up with their own ways out or questions. By this means, you will have a plethora of solutions, questions, view points and more. The good thing is that all of those advices come from women who know what you're going through.

Medical Attention Costs Money

There is a time when you have a women's health heed issue but you don’t have the money to see the doctor. That's another reason why these women's health care forums are so beneficial. If you have a problem, you can post a question about it on the forum; and there will be someone tells you they went through the same thing and it will clear up on its own; you just saved yourself much amount of money.

Yet, taking women's health care advice is not without a grain of salt. So, ensure you get many view points and do your own research. You only want a real doctor giving you advice on whether or not to get treated. Anyhow, forums can be a great way to save money if you know for a fact that something will be ok on its own without involving health care.

Search Forums

You can spend all day searching on the internet as there are lots of women's health care forums. You will get lots of benefits if you join one of them. Included are have lots of friends, find much great advice and you'll feel better knowing that there are women out there going through the same thing.

Are you still at sea of experiencing more about women's health? Just look around and click the links your best answer herein!

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What Happens To My Body With Polycystic Syndrome http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/IHateMenopause/~3/Wwol800lqN0/ /1812/polycystic-syndrome/#comments Tue, 12 May 2009 22:30:01 +0000 Debbie /?p=1812 Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) – frequently also encountered when searched for cervical cancer symptoms. PCOS is known by several names such as polycystic syndrome or Stein-Leventhal Syndrome It is a hormonal issue affecting women's health. Approximately 10% of all women have PCOS, occurring in ages as young as 11 years old. PCOS is the most frequent cause of female infertility.

polycystitusSome of the symptoms of PCOS are:

- Excess androgen: PCOS causes the ovaries of women to produce excess male hormones, causing reactions in the body. An excess of androgen can cause increased coarse hair growth on the stomach, face, chest and back. Excess androgen can also cause acne and alopecia (male-pattern baldness)

- Ovarian cysts: Cysts, the fluid-filled sacs, are found using an ultrasound by your doctor. Patients may have ovaries with no cyst activity and still have PCOS. Also patients with multiple ovarian cysts are not automatically considered having PCOS

- Infertility: The main cause of infertility in the United States is due to PCOS

- Menstruation problems: The most common symptom of polycystic syndrome is the lack of or irregular menstration cycles.. Irregular is classified by having cycles fewer than 8 times per year.

- Excess weight: Over 50% of patients will be classified as overweight or obese

- Skin tags: Skin tags are small patches of excess skin, usually found on the neck or in the armpit area

- Diabetes: PCOS causes the body to ineffectively use insulin, resulting in high blood sugar levels and diabetes. Sometimes also called Prediabetes

- Darkened skin: Skin may be darkened in certain areas such as the neck, armpits, inner thighs, vulva or user the breasts. Also called Acanthosis Nigricans

- Sleep apnea: People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer

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