Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Although lots of factors play into whether you will acquire a bladder infection, an important factor is to consider: sex. It is important to get the bacterial count of the bladder down after sex. Peeing after you have sex actually can eliminate some bacteria that may just have been sitting around and help have fewer infections. If you have had multiple infections going on antibiotics for a longer duration of treatment, or using antibiotics after each episode of intercourse are possible solutions.Most recently it has been shown that probiotics an prevent UTIs. One such probiotic is called Lactin-V and it's the beneficial lactobacillus crispatus organism that is used as a vaginal suppository, but many are very helpful. If the new lactobacillus do take women will have less bladder infections So don't give up, UTIs can have serious health consequences if left unchecked, so try to get them under control!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
World Population Reached 1 billion in 1804, and then 3 billion in 1960, on this date in 1999 we reached 6 billion, the estimate is that we have over 7 billion now
Nevada Legalized Condom use for Sex Workers, the workers and brothels were legalized in 2008
July 25th, 1978
Birth of Louise Brown the first Test Tube Baby
May 9th, 1960
FDA approved the first birth control pill
The big days for Bras
Mary Jacobs patents the Bra and gets the credit
July 5, 1843
Rubber Vulcanization Patented by Charles Goodyear
Condoms were legalized in America 1930
October 16, 1933
Tampax invents a tampon with an applicator, then sells for failing to get interest
October 13, 1968
Howard Tatum patents the Copper T IUD
July 28, 1999
Plan B was approved for emergency contraception
June 8, 2006
Gardasil, the HPV prevention vaccine, was legalized in the US
October 4, 2014
First successful pregnancy after a uterine transplant
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
We suggest you visit your primary care provider to get cleared for the types of exercise and the amount of exercise you can do and get followed for the benefits to your body composition as well.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Hormone Health Network offers additional resources on
Friday, October 3, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
The study was published online on September 16 in BMJ. You do need your gyno to validate the results however and to determine if you need a cervical cancer test, which cannot be done on urine. We also know that we have over 170 types of HPV that can be detected, but we worry the most about HPV 16 and 18, and type specific testing is most studied on the cervix. HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are best tested through blood testing however. Come in to gab with your gyno and get a plan for your personal testing.
This study did not receive any funding. The authors have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
BMJ. Published online September 16, 2014. Full text, Editorial
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
That second opinion might come from data released in October of 2012 from the Women's Health Initiative gives clues as to how diet affects your hot flashes. The diet can affect how you work with a hot flash that is occurring now, as well as the overall numbers of hot flashes you will have in the future. Gyno's have always recommended drinking the cooling water not just using it as a compress, and generally be well hydrated when you are having hot flashes. Other gynos have recommended adding soy to the diet, but high soy intake has not consistently proven successful as a preventative hot flash treatment, and it has been shown that the effects of plant estrogens might vary depending upon the stage of your menopause. Dr. Thurston and her colleagues have reported in another analysis of their NIH study of menopausal women, the SWAN study, that women with hot flashes have more heart disease. In fact this new study says that the more you flash the worse your blood lipids like cholesterol are. In fact women with hot flashes have worse triglycerides, and worse bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) as well as other markers of heart disease. In the new information of October 2012 the WHI tried to control the hot flashes of over 17,000 post menopausal women, not on hormones. The WHI researchers looked at whether a diet that was high in good nutrients like fruit, vegetables, and fiber would reduce hot flashes alone. What they found in their study, was that weight loss was more effective, regardless of the specifics of the diet.
Becoming slimmer, not just eating well, might be a better way to make a hot flash cold. Heavier weight has always been linked to worse hot flashes. I like to liken it to wearing a (fake) fur coat all the time. We are literally insulated if we have excess fat, and that will make heat regulation falter. So a new piece of nutrition advice for those with hot flashes is to watch your fat intake and try to actually lose weight! What I found interesting is that how many hot flashes predicted these cholesterol tests better than knowing a woman's estrogen level! Why this could be is puzzling the researchers. We need to take the next step forward and understand that lots of hot flashes are not physiologically beneficial to us, and we have to take steps to make sure they are properly under control.
The scientific quest on how to stop hot flashes has not stopped yet. A group of toxicologists in 2012 at the Bayer HeatlhCare lab in Wuppertal German has decided not to look at whether a woman feels a hot flash, but what really happens when she feels cooled. Is she in fact colder? So they terned to the rat models to study what levels of heat is dissipated over the skin as hot flashes come and go. What they wanted to know is: are we miserable because we are hot, or because first we are actually cold, and then that triggers the hot. They seem to think that there are periods of time when the body temperature is cold, and that low fluctuation doesn't always coincide exactly with the hot flash or the sweating. So understanding how effect strategies control that cooling may be the next best way to make that hot flash cold. If you have more questions, come in to gab with your gyno.
Monday, September 22, 2014
“In women who had more diverse communities of gut bacteria, higher levels of estrogen fragments were left after the body metabolized the hormone, compared to women with less diverse intestinal bacteria,” said one of the study’s authors,
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Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Uterine Fibroid Study
If you are a female between the ages of 18 and 50 years old and are experiencing abnormal bleeding due to uterine fibroids, you may be able to take part in the VENUS research study, testing an investigational medicine. Qualified participants will receive study-related medical evaluations and care at no cost. If interested, please call 217-356-3736.
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