If the contractions get progressively stronger, more regular and longer, labor has started. To make sure it is not false labor, take a warm shower. If the contractions slow down, it was false labor. If they continue as intensely or stronger this is the time to go to the hospital. If there is pink or […]
About a third of female infertility is caused by tubal factors and endometriosis. In some cases the tubal problem is caused by pelvic inflammatory disease, previous ectopic pregnancy, obliterative fibrosis, tubal polyps, fibroids, salpingitis isthmica nodosa , fimbrial agglutination or adhesions and hydrosalpinx. However the most common reason for tubal infertility is previous tubal ligation […]
Healthy diet, regular exercise and avoidence of smoking,alcohol and drugs and having a positive outlook form the basis of a healthy lifestyle. Here we will review some of the most recent data on diet in the prevention of heart disease in women This approach helps reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease and stroke.
In a […]
INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS IS ALSO KNOWN AS PAINFUL BLADDER SYNDROME
Approximately 25-85% of women with chronic pelvic pain may have IC (interstitial cystitis). The symptoms are urinary frequency, urgency of urination, urinary incontinence or pelvic pain. Painful intercourse may also occur. If you have these urinary symptoms with negative urine culture, the diagnosis could be IC. May […]
Universal screening is now being recommended to detect extremely dangerous substance abuse. This type of simple screening consists of being alert to the fact that every segment of the population is vulnerable to this problem. About 10% of women age 14 to 44 actually require treatment for addiction.
On the other hand only 15% of those […]
During the first trimester, women may have concerns and anxiety about the well-being of the baby. This can create some stress and result in decreased interest for intercourse. This situation can become more pronounced as the pregnancy progresses. During this time men can help the situation by taking more interest in the pregnancy and be […]
Obesity and Smoking cause 40% of premature deaths in the US. Obesity and Smoking also are the cause of 70% of chronic diseases like diabetes, emphysema, heart disease and disabilities. They cause 75% of the cost of healthcare costs. It is obviously imperative to prevent and treat obesity and smoking if we want to lower healthcare costs.
The evidence is now in. Babies who are breastfed are definitely healthier. Mothers also benefit substantially. Babies who are not breastfed have higher risk of infectious illnesses, necrotizing enterocolitis, childhood obesity, diabetes, leukemia and SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Mother who do not breastfeed are at increased risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, obesity, diabetes, […]
It is becoming evident that vitamin D deficiency is extremely common in conditions like diabetes, PCOS, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis and several other disease entities. The reason Vitamin D is vital has to do with its role as a hormone precursor. Overweight individuals are particularly deficient in vitamin D levels.
This fat soluble […]
Safe nutrition relates to avoidance of food-borne contaminants, pathogens and toxins that cause food -borne infections and food poisoning. There are 76 million cases of food-borne illnesses in the US annually and 5000 fatalities from this cause. The following precautions are beneficial in preventing these illnesses.
1) Hand washing completely with water and soap before handling […]