Treating PMS Symptoms

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There was a time when many health professionals did not take premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, seriously. Fortunately, those days are gone and there is medical agreement that PMS affects many women just before their menstrual cycles. Common symptoms include cramps, bloating, fatigue, and moodiness. For some women, the symptoms can be severe and medication is necessary, but for others, certain lifestyle measures can make a big difference. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services actually has reviewed studies and came up with the following suggestions including getting regular exercise, eating plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and avoiding foods high in salt, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. Another big step is to get plenty of sleep. That can make a major difference. The key, of course, is to figure out what you’re doing and to try to make sure you get the attention.

 

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Understanding Loss of Libido

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Can a loss of libido be a normal phenomenon? Absolutely! If you’re someone who’s under stress and you feel pressure, it is clear that you may not feel interested in sex. You may not have that desire. That is a normal phenomenon and many women are made to feel guilty that perhaps they don’t have the desire they used to. The bottom line is, if someone is fatigued, under stress, feeling unappreciated, they’re not going to have the libido or the drive they had before. Many of these things have to be worked out. There is more to sex than just a physical reaction. It’s psychological as well.

 

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Allergies May Be Linked to Depression

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There is disturbing news from the University of Maryland.  Researchers have found that seasonal allergies might be associated with mood disorders, including depression.  We’ve long recognized the association between seasonal allergies and fatigue.  The latest report echoes what scientists found in 1999.  Back then, a study of 7,000 patients found people with hay fever were twice as likely to be diagnosed with major depression.  Why’s this the case?  Well, the latest theory is very technical.  According to researchers at the Association of Allergies and Scientific Analysis of Allergies, chemicals called cytokines are released in the nose during an allergic reaction.  This activates a chemical called indolamine 2, 3-dioxygenase that slows down serotonin production.  It’s a chemical in the brain that is linked to depression. 

 

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Ovarian Cancer Statistics

Ovarian Cancer Statistics

It isn’t talked about as much as other forms of cancer, but ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers. One in 57 women develop ovarian cancer and there have been several studies which have shown it runs in families. The major problem with ovarian cancer is it is usually found in the advanced stages. By that point, the disease is very difficult to treat and the chance of five-year survival is about 20%. Sadly, 75% of women are diagnosed at this advanced stage. When ovarian cancer is detected early, before it is spread beyond the ovaries, more than 90% of women will survive longer than 5 years. Unfortunately, the symptoms of ovarian cancer are very vague. Feeling bloated, a sensation of being full even after eating just a small amount of food, low back pain, and fatigue are all signs, but obviously, they can mean other things as well.

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Dealing with Pain Can Cause Fatigue

Dealing with Pain Can Cause Fatigue

Fatigue is a major health issue and it is not really a cause of pain, but it can be the result of pain. If you experience a great deal of pain, it can actually cause fatigue; it can cause you to be tired, depressed, emotionally upset. It’s very important that when we are dealing with pain, we do what we can to try to minimize and understand it so we don’t get caught in that cycle.

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Why Do Women Have Reduced Sexual Desire?

Why Do Women Have Reduced Sexual Desire?

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 Reduced Sexual Desire in Women?

What Causes 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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