Nutrition/Other for Women's Health
Diseases & Conditions on Healthy Women
The Diseases & Conditions section on Healthy Women lists more than 100 conditions, diseases and women's health issues covered in depth. From acupuncture, anxiety, menopause and heart disease to yoga. It features diagnosis, treatment, questions to ask your health care professional, lifestyle tips and more. All content here is reviewed for medical accuracy by health care professionals, so you can trust it for all of your women's health needs.
Chiropractic Care: Uses and History
This article at NHS.uk explains the uses of chiropractic care and its history. On the first part, NHS England quoted General Chiropractic Council (GCC) with its definition of chiropractic as a health profession concerning the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. For it uses, the article said many chiropractors only perform spinal manipulation or lower back treatment but noted that there are some of them who also treat asthma, infant colic, and others. NHS England added that there is good evidence suggesting that spinal manipulation can be an effective treatment, but there were none for other conditions.
Treating Urinary Tract Infections: A Woman's Perspective
This web site offers information about urinary tract infections (UTI) and says that most are not serious, but are painful. The site says that "Approximately fifty percent of all women will have at least one UTI in her lifetime with many women having several infections throughout their lifetime." These infections can be easily treated with antibiotics that cause the symptoms to quickly disappear. But some women seem are more prone to repeated infections than others and for them it can be a frustrating condition. Learn more about UTIs and how to diagnose and treat them here.
Flu Shot Recommendations
The site BellaOnline: The Voice of Women has an article by guest author Jamie Robertson that provides all the key facts about flu shots, which is a vaccine that helps prevent specific strains of the flu virus, and needs to be given each year. In any given year, scientists determine just which strains are circulating and should be defended against. The article lists all the types of people who should get the flue shot, as well as who should not get the shot. The article discusses side effects of the vaccination, such as soreness, redness or swelling on the area of the body where the shot was given. Also discusses is when to get the flu shotusually from about September through beginning of January.
Chiropractors Not Working for You? Consider Somatics
If chiropractic care isn't bringing you relief for your chronic pain, this web site offers an alternative approach to the problem. It's called somatics, and its a specialized sensory-motor, brain-muscle training with a goal of improving bodily awareness and subsequent voluntary control of your own muscular system. It's closely related to the Pandicular Response, which most people are familiar withthat instinct to yawn or naturally stretch is just that. The site includes information on what conditions can benefit from somatics, how it works, where to find practitioners and resources to further explain the treatment.
Five Steps For Natural Menopause Relief
This article includes information about menopause, from the early symptoms of perimenopause to postmenopause. It says most women experience menopause at around age 50 to 52. The author, a doctor, says these five natural alternatives will help: 1) stop symptoms with optimal nutrition, 2) try herbal remedies as adaptogens for your hormones, 3) find exercise you love to reduce fat and improve estrogen and progesterone ratios, 4) take steps to reduce stree, and 5) understand that emotions play a vital role in our health. The author says that the natural approach can work even if you're experiencing severe symptions. a big benefit to the natural approach is that you don't have the added side effects you get with the commonly prescribed medications, such as antidepressants. The key is to find the natural and powerful combination that works best for you, the author says.