Evaluating Reduced Sexual Desire in Women

Evaluating Reduced Sexual Desire in Women

If a woman has decreased sexual desire, there could be a number of factors involved. First of all, when it comes to sexuality for women, there are many factors that are much more complicated than in the case of men. Does the woman feel like she’s in a long-lasting, stable relationship? Does she feel she’s getting the attention she deserves? Are there pressures that have nothing to do with sexuality that are bothering her? One of the problems with decreased desire is fatigue. If a woman feels fatigued and doesn’t feel the normal pleasure or happiness, she’s actually not going to be interested in sexuality. Again, it’s complex and often needs evaluation.

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What Causes the Pain of Heartburn?

What Causes the Pain of Heartburn?

A lot of people don’t understand what heartburn is, but it’s real simple to explain. The esophagus goes from the mouth down into the stomach. There’s a connection there and there’s a valve that keeps the stomach acid in the stomach. The stomach has lots of acid in it because it has to churn up the food in there and do its job. Sometimes, that acid pushes up, but, that valve keeps it from going into the esophagus. If you have a problem with the valve, or maybe you lay down and it can leak in, it gets into that esophagus which does not have a lining for acid and it hurts and you feel heartburn.

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Research on Serotonin and Depression

Research on Serotonin and Depression

We have known for quite some time that depression and serotonin pathways in the brain are connected in some way. Many of our treatments for depression are based on serotonin and its metabolism in the body. How depression and serotonin may be linked? Well, according to information in the journal Science, interactions between a brain protein and a serotonin receptor seem to have a relationship with depression as well as obsessive-compulsive disorder, drug addiction, anxiety, aggression and sleep disorders. Now, without getting too technical, there are aspects of the finding that are very important. The true value might come from the fact that as we learn more about serotonin, we will be able to attack it more specifically. Remember, we use a lot of serotonin-based drugs. We understand how they work and we can definitely put them in position where they can make a difference for people.

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Understanding Insomnia

Understanding Insomnia

Insomnia is one of those definitions in medicine that is somewhat variable. People who suffer from insomnia will define it as difficulty going to sleep, unable to go to sleep for hours, or waking up in the middle of the night after having trouble sleeping. The bottom line is insomnia cuts through all of those fabrics. It’s important when you are struggling with insomnia that you have good sleep hygiene. That means not taking work to bed, making sure it’s nice and quiet, and it’s a comfortable place to sleep.

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Two Disorders that Affect the Tongue

Two Disorders that Affect the Tongue

They are two of the more bizarre findings in medicine, with two of the strangest names, and they both affect the tongue. If you think about it, we rarely talk about the tongue, but the terms geographic tongue and hairy tongue are actual medical terms. Believe it or not, geographic tongue affects as many as 1 out of 10 people. In a geographic tongue, part of the tongue becomes flat and smooth which makes it stand out when compared to the rest of the tongue with raised borders. In hairy tongue, an accumulation of tissue called keratin develops on the tongue and that leads to elongated debris.

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When Exercise Becomes Compulsive

When Exercise Becomes Compulsive

Exercise is a great thing, but when you see compulsive exercise, it’s a problem. That is where a teenager, in particular, begins to exercise because they feel pressure to stay in shape. Maybe they want their body to be better. Maybe they want to be better athletes. Maybe they have anorexia or bulimic-type tendencies and they’re worried about their self-image. Exercise is great, but when it starts to take on a life of its own, that’s when you have to be concerned. Counsel the child. Try to find out why they’re exercising so much and if there’s changes that need to be made.

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Evaluating Medication Allergies

Evaluating Medication Allergies

There are many people who have allergies to different medications, and these medication allergies can be frustrating to deal with. Sometimes there’s a medication allergy that is made worse by another medicine you’re taking at the same time. This process of synergy actually can be a very difficult process when physicians are trying, as detectives in medicine, to try to figure out what’s causing the allergic symptoms. Medication allergies, linked with others, have to be treated seriously. You really have to evaluate it and try to find out what’s going on.

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