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Sleep Problems

Sleep problems can be related to falling asleep, continuation of sleep or inadequate rest. It can be related to the quality of sleep due to sleep apnea with frequently waking up or restless leg syndrome. This can lead to chronic sleep deprivation and depression. It is also found that SDB (sleep disordered breathing) is much […]

Heavy Periods

About one third of women may experience heavy menses. If you have to use pads or tampons every hour, using two pads, a tampon with a pad, this is considered heavy. Also passing clots, soiling of the linen at night or a period lasting longer than a week is excessive. Sometimes there is dizziness, fatigue […]

Fertility Factors

A thorough evaluation of all factors contributing to infertility are needed. The following are essential:

1) Age is a significant factor because after 35 the quality and quantity of eggs decline

2) Sperm count and function should be determined by a semen analysis.

3) Ovulation problems are important and should be given prime consideration.

4) Fertilization can be difficult […]

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Heart Disease

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome patients frequently have increased heart disease risk. This is related to abnormal lipid profile, hypertension, insulin resistance and obesity. Patients with PCOS have increased facial hair, loss of scalp hair, elevated andogen levels, lack of ovulation and infertility. The normal ovulation does not occur in PCOS patients and LH levels are elevated […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

This is present in 15-20 % of the population. This problem is characterized by recurring pain, frequent, alternating constipation and diarrhea. Tests are usually negative, because there is no structural or biochemical abnormality. Patients with IBS have an increased response to experiencing pain initiated and aggravated by stress.

Stress management, better sleeping habits and more physical […]

The True Cost of Smoking


Frequently, when I tell patients to use a smoking cessation program, they are concerned primarily about the cost of a given program. However, the terrible toll of smoking has to be our primary concern. Consider these smoking related facts:

1) Smokers are at a much higher risk of most cancers. The most common among these are, […]

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About Chest Pain

There is vital information on this subject. Some of the causes of chest pain need to be differentiated from heart disease. Anxiety and indigestion could produce chest pain.
1) If the chest pain is mostly sharp, it is usually not related to the heart. Heart disease related chest pain is mostly described as discomfort, pressure, […]

Omega-3’s and Heart Disease Prevention

The typical US diet has a ratio of 1:20 of omega-3′s versus omega-6′s. This ratio should be 1:1 to help prevent most of the degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, degenerative brain diseases and autoimmune disorders. Also depression and allergies can be greatly decreased by having the right ratio. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)has shown that by […]

Baby Blues

When we say Baby Blues this is not confined to the postpartum period. It is known that 20 % of women have depression during pregnancy. Pregnancy related stresses added to the preexisting ones bring new sets of anxieties and depression. This can be manifested in appetite and mood changes. Also irritability, lingering feeling of sadness, remorse, guilt, too much  or too little sleep, lack of joy, […]

Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial Cancer is the most common gynecological cancer. The occurrence of vaginal bleeding after menopause is suspect. Endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus and in case of postmenopausal bleeding, endometrial cancer needs to be ruled out.

Menopause is defined as the absence of menses for at least one year. The average age for the […]