You may think that your migraines are a result of stress, hormonal changes or eating certain foods and are nothing serious. But a new study has confirmed that if you're a woman, regular migraines may be linked to increased risk of stroke or heart attack.
“Migraine should be considered a marker for increased risk of cardiovascular disease, at least in women,” reported Dr Tobias Kurth, direc... ››› more
It's easy for a woman to tell when her hormones are out of balance. Her energy levels will be low, she'll retain fluid and feel bloated, her skin will break out in acne and she'll have reduced sex drive. Sometimes, she may even gain weight or experience anxiety attacks.
(Yes, the symptoms of unbalanced hormones in women are the same as those of premenstrual syndrome, or PMS.)
Thankfully, t... ››› more
Little hair here, little bump there?
If you've noticed little bumps popping up around your nipples, don't panic! It's totally normal to have small bumps on the flat, brown skin around your nipples called the areola, says Health.com's medical editor, Roshini Rajapaksa, MD, is assistant professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine.
This is everything you need to know the bumps around y... ››› more
Do you often ask people to repeat things to because details of conversations become fuzzy? When you hear sounds, do they become muffled and gradually fade?
If you answered, “yes” to both questions, you're losing your hearing. And, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the use of over-the-counter painkillers may be to blame!
Study lin... ››› more
Listen up, ladies - this one's for you!
I spent many of my menstrual years believing that PMS is inevitable (oh, the suffering and pain!). Then, after making a few tweaks to my diet as recommended by my doctor, I realised that it's totally possible to treat, prevent and eliminate PMS - for good!
By changing what I eat, I've given my endocrine system a major boost, which has, in turn, suppli... ››› more
You know how it goes - you set your new year's resolutions and after a couple of weeks, the stress of keeping up with who you're trying to be has you chomping your teeth (and perhaps a takeaway burger, too) out of tension.
And sticking to these resolutions - never mind actually achieving your healthy goals - only gets more difficult as you get older, doesn't it?
Instead of trying to eat cle... ››› more
Bloating, headaches, mood swings, irregular periods, low sex drive and tender, swollen breasts... these are all common signs that your hormones are too high.
While most women will brush off these symptoms as “nothing”, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism warns that having high levels of the hormones testosterone and oestrogen in mid-life may increase ... ››› more
Are you a woman who suffers from regular hormone imbalances? I'm talking about everything from hormonal breakouts to mood swings to hot flushes…
If you are, you'll be thrilled to know that there's in fact a natural remedy out there that can really help you with all of these dreadful hormone-related symptoms you're suffering - it's Sepia officinalis.
Sepia, derived from ink secreted by the... ››› more
Are you wondering whether your sex drive is low? And whether there's anything you can do about that? Well, sister, you're not alone!
Believe it or not, but literally millions of women of all ages struggle with concerns and questions about their libido.
If you used to be much more interested in sex, have noticed a decline in your desire, and want to feel that spark an... ››› more
The number of women who practice yoga after the age of 50 is on the steady rise, with women realising that yoga is the perfect way to reduce and often eliminate the discomforts associated with menopause and ageing.
As women experience emotional and physical fluctuations throughout their lives as part of the natural ageing process, yoga can serve as a useful tool to help regulate hormones. The h... ››› more
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