Helping with Anxiety During Perimenopause and Menopause

Although hot flashes get a lot more attention, another common symptom during menopause is an increased feeling of anxiety. In general, anxiety is twice as common in women than in men. During menopause as well as the time just prior (perimenopause), anxiety in women is...

Promoting Breast Health

Dealing with fibrocystic breast disease reduces the risk for breast cancer. Breast cancer is a major fear for many women these days. The fear comes from the fact that many have watched someone close to them succumb to this disease and/or its treatment. Fortunately,...

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are bundles of smooth muscle and connective tissue that can be as small as a pea or as large as a grapefruit. Although they are sometimes called “tumors,” fibroids are not cancerous. However, because they disrupt the blood vessels and glands in the...

Ginger Effective in Relieving Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Introduction: Excessive menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, is a common female complaint that may be entirely prevented by a simple herbal prescription – capsules of ginger. The chief cause of functional menorrhagia (i.e., not caused by the presence of uterine...

Sweet Relief For PMS

Think PMS is a normal part of being a woman? It doesn’t have to be! You can feel better—less moody, bloated, and fatigued, for example—by trying a few select nutrients Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)—a recurrent condition that develops 7-14 days before...

Magnesium Supplementation in Women with Severe Hot Flashes

Background Women who survive breast cancer often experience severe hot flashes as a result of anti-estrogen treatment with the drug tamoxifen. these hot flashes can be extremely uncomfortable and not amenable to usual treatments due to the concern that physicians may...

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