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Gynecology

Eating Fruits can Lower the Risk of Uterine Fibroids

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Uterine fibroids can be very troublesome at times. They can give rise to pain in lower abdomen, associated with an abnormally high bleeding during the periods. At times, they may become so large so as to complicate pregnancy. It has been seen that black women are more likely to develop fibroids compared to white women. It is difficult to predict who is at an increased risk of developing fibroids. Researchers have tried in the past to associate its development with the food habits of the...

Young Women Undergoing Hysterectomy at an Increased Risk of Early Menopause

Almost 600,000 women in the U.S. undergo hysterectomy each year to get rid of problems like fibroids and unusually heavy periods. In most of these women, the surgeons try to preserve one or both the ovaries as removing the ovaries can impair the production of female hormones. This can lead to osteoporosis, heart diseases and many other conditions. However, a new study has found that despite preserving the ovaries, hysterectomy in young women may lead to an early menopause. The research,...

Premenopausal Hysterectomy can Increase the Iron Levels in Brain

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  Iron is required by the human cells in right amounts to function optimally. In the brain, iron is essential for the myelination of the oligodendrocytes. But with advancing age, iron tends to deposit in the grey matter and is associated with several neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. It has been seen that somehow, iron gets deposited more easily in the brains of men compared to women. That is probably the reason why these neuro-degenerative disorders are...

For Hormonal Replacement Therapy, Skin Patches are Safer than Pills

Experts have found that using skin patches is safer than popping pills for women trying to control their post menopausal symptoms with hormonal replacement therapy (HRT). A recent study has found that the risk of venous thrombo-embolism is reduced by one third in women using trans-dermal patches as compared to women who take oral pills containing estrogen only. Earlier studies had found that women who take combination pills were also at an increased risk of developing blood clots as compared to...

Essential Fatty Acids helpful in Premenstrual Syndrome

About 85% of women experience certain physical and/or psychological symptoms that start showing about a few days before the commencement of the menstrual cycle.Premenstrual Syndrome is understood as the set of physical, emotional, psychic and behavioral manifestations that commonly occur in the period preceding menstruation.  These symptoms are normally foreseeable and take place on a regular basis during the postovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle. In general, these symptoms appear around...

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