Thursday March 1, 2012
Unlike men, women often do not experience classic chest pain symptoms during a heart attack. Instead, they may feel less obvious sensations, such as pain in the jaw, neck, shoulders or back; stomach discomfort; sudden trouble breathing; and even flu-like symptoms, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
What's more, women (and men) who are obese, have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of heart disease, should be particularly concerned if they experience these symptoms.
The lesson here, said researchers, is that women need to be more aggressive in seeking care if they experience a sudden onset of any symptom that affects their daily life. Women also need to be assertive with their doctors if they feel they are having a heart attack.
That's a great piece of advice for men, too.
What every woman needs to know about heart disease.
Wednesday November 30, 2011
After 14 years as your About.com Women's Health Guide, the time has come for me to say "goodbye." It's time for me to explore the many other options that have been available to me for a long time. However, it is with great sadness that I leave all of you who I have come to know over the years. Thank you all for the wonderful friendships, and kind words you've written to me over the years.
The good news is my content will remain here for your use when you need it.
Please feel free to contact me, as I continue my writing career. I will still love talking with you about your health issues, and help you in any way I can. So, it's so long for now, until we meet again somewhere down the road.
Tuesday November 29, 2011
Do you have trouble getting to sleep at night? If so, you've probably tried many things including prescription and non-prescription drugs to help you sleep, often without relief.
A few weeks ago, I received a sample product that claims to put you to sleep in less than 7 minutes without drugs. OK, that sounded good so I decided to try the device. Wow, was I surprised each time I used the product, I did fall asleep in less than 7 minutes and I slept better throughout the night.
So, what is this "magic" sleep product? It's called NightWave. It's a small box that flashes a blue light from bright to dim over and over again for 7 minutes. All you have to do it watch the light as it brightens and dims and soon the flow of your breathing follows the light. It's magnificent!
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Wednesday November 16, 2011
Vaginosis or vaginitis is an inflammation which occurs in the vagina and includes several strains of germ that cause bacterial vaginosis yeast infections and trichomoniasis. Many women mistakenly believe that yeast infections are the most common type of vaginal infection but bacterial vaginosis is the most frequently occurring vaginal infection affecting from 10% to 64% of the population at any given time.
A simple list of symptoms of the most common vaginal infection--bacterial vaginosis. Includes articles that explore other vaginal infections, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of bacterial vaginosis.