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Trans-Dermal HRT Reduces the risk for gallbladder disease

Trans-Dermal HRT Reduces the risk for gallbladder disease

Commonly used forms of hormonal replacement therapy for the treatment of menopausal symptoms include oral forms taken as pills or trans-dermal forms directly applied to the skin. Often, the trans-dermal preparations are used in the form of patches which are applied to the skin once or twice weekly and slowly release the hormones into the bloodstream. There is also a less commonly used form, which is a gel that is rubbed onto the skin once daily. Benefits of taking hormone replacement therapy include relief of symptoms of menopause along with a reduced risk for bone fracture. Studies in the past...

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Sleep problems caused by perimenopause and menopause

Sleep problems caused by perimenopause and menopause

Quality sleep is very important for having adequate energy level, and a healthy weight as well as optimal hormonal balance. About 40% of women going through perimenopause experience sleep disturbances during the night. Up to 60% of post-menopausal women experience sleep disturbances. Two types of sleep disturbances that can be experienced are restless leg syndrome and insomnia. The mind may be affected by sleep deprivation even if there is not a feeling of tiredness during the day. Sleep deprivation decreases performance of math skills and psycho-motor vigilance tasks. Research comparing total sleep deprivation (total lack of sleep) to partial sleep...

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For maximum weight loss, identify negative environmental factors

For maximum weight loss, identify negative environmental factors

Lack of exercise and and an unhealthy lifestyle are the most common factors at fault for the rise of obesity in our world today. While unwholesome and busy lifestyles take the majority of the blame for this modern epidemic, some scientists believe that there may in fact be other hidden causes. Proof of this possibility lies in rural, less developed areas of the world. The lean lifestyles of the people in these regions haven’t changed much since their villages were first developed many years ago, yet we continue to see a rise in obesity in these areas. Another point for...

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Metabolic Syndrome can cause hives

Metabolic Syndrome can cause hives

Urticaria, or hives, is a skin disorder defined by a raised red rash. It can result from an allergic reaction or chronically as a result of immune system related inflammation. Many patients with chronic urticaria have autoimmune thyroid disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. The exact inflammation chemicals and antibodies that cause the skin condition are unclear. Metabolic syndrome is another condition characterized by inflammation. The main features of metabolic syndrome are obesity, glucose intolerance, and high blood pressure. Research on a Korean population concluded that 30% of people who suffer from chronic urticaria also have metabolic syndrome. This is a...

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