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Menopause Fatigue Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the signs and symptoms of endometriosis?
    What are the side effects without treatment, and what is the treatment, and how do they diagnose it. Does it always affect fertility.

    • ANSWER:
      From the Endo Research Center (www.endocenter.org):

      "About Endometriosis:

      With Endometriosis, tissue like that which lines the uterus (the endometrium) is found outside the womb in other areas of the body. Normally, the endometrium is shed each month through menses; however, with Endometriosis, these implants have no way of leaving the body. The implants still break down and bleed, but result is far different than in women and girls without the disease: internal bleeding, degeneration of blood and tissue shed from the growths, inflammation of the surrounding areas, and formation of scar tissue result. In addition, depending on the location of the growths, interference with the normal function of the bowel, bladder, intestines and other areas of the pelvic cavity can occur. Endometriosis has also been found lodged in the skin - and even the brain.

      Symptoms include chronic or intermittent pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation is not normal!), infertility, miscarriage(s), ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, dyspareunia (pain associated with intercourse), nausea / vomiting / abdominal cramping, diarrhea / constipation (particularly with menses), painful bowel movements, painful or burning urination, urinary frequency, retention, or urgency; fatigue, chronic pain, allergies and immune system-related illnesses are also commonly reported complaints of women who have Endo. It is quite possible to have some, all, or none of these symptoms. Endo symptoms are varied and often nonspecific, so they can easily masquerade as several other conditions, including adenomyosis ("Endometriosis Interna"), appendicitis, ovarian cysts, bowel obstructions, colon cancer, diverticulitis, ectopic pregnancy, fibroid tumors, gonorrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ovarian cancer, and PID.

      Despite today's age of medical advances, researchers remain unsure as what causes of Endometriosis. There is NO CURE, despite the continued propagation of such myths by the uninformed who still mistakenly believe that hysterectomy, pregnancy and/or menopause can "cure" the disease. Invasive surgery remains the gold standard of diagnosis, and current therapies continue to remain extremely limited, often carrying side effects.

      Mistakenly minimized as "painful periods," Endometriosis is more than just "killer cramps." It is a leading cause of female infertility, chronic pelvic pain and gynecologic surgery, and accounts for more than half of the 500,000 hysterectomies performed in the US annually. Despite being more prevalent than breast cancer, Endometriosis continues to be treated as an insignificant ailment. Recent studies have even shown an elevated risk of certain cancers and other serious illnesses in those with the disease, as well as malignant changes within the disease itself.

      Research has shown that genetics, immune system dysfunction, and exposure to environmental toxins like Dioxin may all be contributing factors to the development of the disease. Endometriosis knows no racial or socioeconomic barriers, and can affect women ranging from adolescence to post-menopause. The disease can be so painful as to render a woman or teen unable to care for herself or her family, attend work, school, or social functions, or go about her normal routine. It can negatively affect every aspect of a woman's life; from her self-esteem and relationships, to her capacity to bear children, to her ability to be a contributing member of society.

      The disease can currently only be diagnosed through invasive surgery, and the average delay in diagnosis is a staggering 9 years. A patient may seek the counsel of 5 or more physicians before her pain is adequately addressed.

      Once diagnosed, it is not unusual for a patient to undergo several pelvic surgeries and embark on many different hormonal and medical therapies in an attempt to treat her symptoms. None of the current treatments are entirely effective, and virtually all synthetic therapies carry significantly negative side effects; some lasting far beyond cessation of therapy. The exception to this is excision; see www.centerforendo.com to learn more about excision as the leading treatment.

      Though Endometriosis is one of the most prevalent illnesses affecting society today, awareness is sorely lacking and disease research continues to remain significantly under funded. For instance, in fiscal year 2000, the National Institutes of Health planned to spend .5 billion on research. Of that funding, only .7 million was earmarked for Endometriosis - amounting to approximately $.40/patient. This is in stark contrast to other illnesses such as Alzheimer's and Lupus, which received approximately 5.00 and .00 per patient, respectively. American businesses lose millions of dollars each year in lost productivity and work time because of Endometriosis. The cost of surgery required to diagnose the disease in each patient alone adds greatly to the financial burden of both consumers and companies alike.

      Once erroneously believed to be a disease of “Caucasian career women who have delayed childbearing,” we know that in fact, Endometriosis affects women of all ages, races and
      socioeconomic status. Endometriosis also can and does exist in the adolescent female population. Far from the “rare” incidence once believed, studies have found that as many as 70% of teenagers with chronic pelvic pain had Endometriosis proven by laparoscopy. Other reports indicate that as many as 41% of patients experienced Endometriosis pain as an adolescent. The illness can be quite disruptive and cause significant dysfunction, especially at a time in life when self-esteem, school attendance and performance, and social involvement are all critical. Many adolescents with Endometriosis find themselves unable to attend or participate in classes, social functions, extracurricular activities, and sports due to significant pain and other symptoms of Endometriosis. Sometimes, teens and young women lack support and validation from both the home and the school; told the pain is “in their head,” that they are “faking it,” that their debilitating cramps are “normal” and “a part of womanhood,” that they are merely suffering from “the curse,” or that they should just “grin and bear it.” Their symptoms may also be dismissed as a sexually transmitted disease, which Endometriosis absolutely is not. Failure to acknowledge and address symptoms early in the disease process can lead to significant delays in diagnosis and necessary, subsequent treatments. Lack of support from family and loved ones can also add to the patient’s pain and fear - at any age.

      Recent studies have also shown that Endometriosis may in fact have an even bigger impact on younger patients than older women. One such study discovered that in patients under 22 years of age, the rate of disease recurrence was
      double that of older women (35% versus 19%). The study also revealed that the disease behaves differently in
      younger women; leading some researchers to believe it is a
      different form of Endometriosis altogether. Surgery, considered necessary to accurately diagnose and
      effectively treat the disease, is often withheld from younger patients based on the injudicious belief that early surgery somehow negatively influences a young woman’s fertility. Extensive, cumulative research has shown this concern to be unfounded. What can impact fertility, however,
      is neglecting effective treatment of the disease. Some
      researchers also feel that symptomatic, adolescent-onset
      Endometriosis is most often a lifelong problem that will
      progress to severe fibrotic disease.

      While it is possible to become pregnant with Endometriosis, the key is to obtain early, effective treatment such as that offered by specialty treatment centers like the Center for Endo Care (see www.centerforendo.com to learn about the success of excision as treatment). Hysterectomy is not a cure for Endometriosis. Any disease left behind by the surgeon (whether by design because he or she 'couldn't get it all' or accident because they don't recognize the disease in all manifestations) will continue to thrive and cause pain and symptoms. It does not matter if the ovaries are removed or if HRT is withheld; Endo produces its own estrogen-synthesizing enzyme known as aromatase. Thus, it enables it's own vicious life cycle and sustains the disease process. You would be better off getting all disease truly excised from all locations at a specialty center like the CEC (www.centerforendo.com).

      Due in part to the efforts of foundations like the ERC, research is ongoing in some places as to the causes of Endometriosis and potential cures for the disease. Our organization will continue to push for more widespread research into the many facets of the disease, and ultimately, a cure.

      For more information:

      http://www.endocenter.org/

      Endo Self Test:

      Not sure if you have Endometriosis? While pelvic surgery is the only current way to definitively diagnose it, symptoms can lead you and your doctor to suspect the disease. Review the following and consider if any of these common symptoms apply to you. Review your answers with your gynecologist for further discussion.

      Do you experience so much pain during or around your period that you find yourself unable to work, attend school or social functions, or go about your normal routine? _____YES / _____ NO

      Do you have any relatives diagnosed with Endometriosis? _____YES / _____ NO

      Do you find yourself with painful abdominal bloating, swelling or tenderness at any time in your cycle? _____YES / _____ NO

      Do you have a history of painful ovarian Endometriomas ("chocolate cysts")? _____YES / _____ NO

      Do you have a history of miscarriage, infertility or ectopic pregnancy? _____YES / _____ NO

      Do you experience gastrointestinal symptoms during your cycle, such as nausea or vomiting and/or painful abdominal cramping accompanied by diarrhea and/or constipation? _____YES / _____ NO

      Do you have a history of fatigue and/or a lowered immunity (i.e., "sick and tired" all the time)? _____YES / _____ NO

      Do you have a history of allergies, which tend to worsen around your periods? _____YES / _____ NO

      If sexually active, do you experience pain during sexual activity? _____YES / _____ NO

      Do you suffer from autoimmune diseases or other conditions (i.e., thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic migraines)? _____YES / _____ NO

      Have you ever undergone pelvic surgery like a laparoscopy, in which Endometriosis was suspected but not definitively diagnosed?
      _____YES / _____ NO

      If you have answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, you may have Endometriosis. Talk to your doctor about getting an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment today. Dull aching and cramping can occur during menstruation in many women and teens, due to uterine contractions and the release of various hormones including those known as prostaglandins. However, period pain that becomes so debilitating it renders you unable to go about your normal routine is not ordinary or typical! Pain is your body's way of signaling that something is WRONG. If you are suffering from pelvic pain at any point in your cycle, an Endometriosis diagnosis should be considered.

      Know the Facts:

      - Endometriosis can affect women and teens of all ages, even those as young as 10 or as old as 85!
      - Hysterectomy, menopause and pregnancy are NOT cures for Endometriosis; in fact, there is no definitive cure!
      - Delayed childbearing is NOT what causes Endometriosis; in fact, no one really knows for sure what causes the disease, but research points to multi-factorial origins like heredity, immunology and exposure to environmental toxicants!
      - Endometriosis can only be accurately diagnosed via surgery; diagnostic tests like MRIs and ultrasounds are not definitive!
      - GnRH therapies like Lupron should never be administered in those patients younger than 18 yrs. of age or before a surgical diagnosis!
      - You CAN live well in spite of Endometriosis. WE ARE HERE TO HELP!" ~ www.endocenter.org

  2. QUESTION:
    How do you deal with women going thru menopause?
    I'm pretty sure my mom is going through menopause right now because she is really irritable and moody and she's giving my dad the silent treatment because he got mad at her. Today was her birthday but she didn't even want to eat the cake we got her. I'm really pis$ed off about this and I want my family back. Anything I can do or do I just have to wait it out?

    • ANSWER:
      Menopause is the period marked by the natural and permanent cessation of menstruation. A woman begins to see changes in her menstrual cycles usually between the ages of 45 and 55. It's the time in a woman's life that the function of her ovaries begins to cease. Most people recognize this as the "turning point".

      Some women may have few or no first signs of menopause, while others experience multiple psychological and physical symptoms. The symptoms and severity of them varies significantly from woman to woman.

      Every woman's experience will be different but some of the common first signs of menopause are:

      -Irregular Periods -Hot Flashes -Problems with the Vagina and Bladder -Loss of Sex Drive -Fatigue -Mood Changes -Headaches -Sleep Problems -Water Retention

      Can you imagine having to deal with all that and nobody understands what you’re going through?

      Spend some time and talk to her about your concerns (Your Mom’s Health and Well Being). Show empathy for her. The more you can learn on your own about this change, the more your mom will open up to you about it.

      This could help tremendously.

  3. QUESTION:
    My wife will be going through menopause soon what should I expect?
    Because of Cancer treatment and a hysterectomy after that my wife will be going through menopause, pretty soon. The cancer treatment gave me a preview but the hysterectomy will be the full on thing. What should I expect? How can I be supportive?

    • ANSWER:
      Menopause typically occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55 year old. Symptoms include irregular periods, heavy bleeding, hot flashes, disrupted sleep, headaches, dry eyes, vaginal changes (dryness), hair loss, weight gain and a loss of interest in sex. Someone women may also experience extreme emotional distress. Some women also have short term memory loss, lack of focus and irritability. Some women describe feelings of “fuzzy thinking” and the inability to multi-task. Some also experience increased feelings of anxiety, fatigue and depression. Also, women should be cautious of extreme or drastic mood swings.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the earliest that women starts to go through the?
    change of life. I am 36. I think I might be going through it. I guess other people call it menopause.

    • ANSWER:
      Menopause

      * What is menopause?
      * What is ‘perimenopause’?
      * What are the signs of menopause?
      * Do all women experience menopause in the same way?
      * What is ‘induced’ menopause?
      * How should I prepare for menopause?
      * Where can I go for more information?

      What is menopause?

      Menopause is the end of menstruation. The word comes from the Greek mens, meaning monthly, and pausis, meaning cessation. Menopause is part of a woman's natural aging process when her ovaries produce lower levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone and when she is no longer able to become pregnant.

      Unlike a woman’s first menstruation, which starts on a single day, the changes leading up to menopause happen over several years. The average age for menopause is 52. But menopause commonly happens anytime between the ages of 42 and 56.

      A woman can say she has begun her menopause when she has not had a period for a full year.
      What is ‘perimenopause’?

      ‘Perimenopause’ refers to the several years before menopause when a woman may begin experiencing the first signs of her menopausal transition. But many people use the term ‘menopause’ for both the perimenopausal years as well as the few years following menopause.
      What are the signs of menopause?

      Menopause is a natural process that happens to every woman as she grows older, and is not a medical problem, disease or illness. Still, some women may have a hard time because of the changes in hormone levels during menopause.

      There are many possible signs of menopause and each woman feels them differently. Most women have no or few menopausal symptoms while some women have many moderate or severe symptoms.

      The clearest signs of the start of menopause are irregular periods (when periods come closer together or further apart), and when blood flow becomes lighter or heavier.

      Other signs may include some of the following:

      * weight gain;
      * hot flashes;
      * insomnia;
      * night sweats;
      * vaginal dryness;
      * joint pain;
      * fatigue;
      * short-term memory problems;
      * bowel upset;
      * dry eyes;
      * itchy skin;
      * mood swings; and
      * urinary tract infections.

      Most of the time, these symptoms will lessen or go away after a woman has finished menopause.
      Do all women experience menopause in the same way?

      Menopause experiences are different among individual women, and also among women in different cultures and in different parts of the world.

      Research has shown that women’s experience of menopause can be related to many things, including genetics, diet, lifestyle and social and cultural attitudes toward older women.

      For example:

      * Japanese women report fewer hot flashes and other symptoms.
      * Thai women record a high incidence of headaches.
      * Scottish women record fewer severe symptoms.
      * Greek women report a high rate of hot flashes.
      * Mayan women report no symptoms.

      Some scholars wonder if the North American emphasis on youth and lack of respect for older people contributes to a more difficult menopausal transition here.

      The typical North American diet, high in saturated fats and sugars, along with our in-active lifestyle and low childbirth rate, may also contribute to the physical complaints common to many North American women at menopause.
      What is "induced" menopause?

      "Induced", "sudden" or "surgical" menopause happens when a woman goes through an immediate and premature menopause. This occurs when her ovaries no longer produce the hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

      This may be caused by:

      * surgery to remove your ovaries;
      * chemotherapy;
      * radiation treatment; or
      * ovarian malfunction.

      Women going through induced menopause may have more severe menopausal symptoms, and are usually treated with hormone therapy.
      How should I prepare for menopause?

      Menopause is one of women’s many important natural life-stages. For some, it is a challenging period of difficult physical and emotional changes. For others, it is a time of personal growth and renewal. And for many women, it is both at the same time. They don't call it "Menopausal Zest" for nothing!

      Here are some suggestions to help you enjoy your menopausal years to their fullest:

      * Learn about menopause through recent books, articles and other reading materials.
      * Talk to friends and relatives who have already gone through menopause.
      * Join a menopause or midlife support-group in your area.
      * Have a nutritious diet and enjoy regular exercise.
      * Manage your stress by balancing your work and social life.
      * Talk with your health care practitioner about your personal health concerns.
      * Know that you have choices and can take charge of your health.
      http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/faq/menopause.html

      Frequently Asked Questions About Menopause

      Print out these questions and answers to discuss with your doctor.

      1. Can Menopause Cause a Woman's Voice to Change?

      The majority of women do not experience a voice change during menopause. Rarely, some women may lose the upper register of voice.

      2. What Can I Do About the Facial Hair I've Developed as a Result of Menopause?

      Although many women do not experience any additional facial hair growth, it can be a problem for some. There are a number of hair removal options available to you, including waxing, depilatories (liquids or creams that remove body hair) and laser hair removal. Check with your doctor or a medical aesthetician to determine the right hair removal method for you and to ensure that it will not harm your skin.

      3. Now That I've Begun Menopause, Do I Still Have to be Concerned About Birth Control?

      You will know for sure that you have experienced menopause when you have not had your period for an entire year. Until you have gone one year without a period, you should still use birth control if you do not want to become pregnant. You should continue to practice safe sex techniques with use of latex condoms to reduce risk of sexually transmitted infection.

      4. My Hot Flashes Aren't As Intense As the Ones My Friends Describe. They're Actually More "Warm" Than "Hot." Is This Normal?

      While hot flashes (or flushes) are very common in perimenopause, not all women experience them, and not all flashes are of the same intensity. Hot flashes can be as mild as a light blush or severe enough to wake you from a sound sleep (called night sweats). Most hot flashes last 30 seconds to 5 minutes. They usually disappear within a few years after menopause. However, up to 10-15% of women experience hot flashes for years.

      5. I'm Perimenopausal And Have Been Told That I Should be Taking Very-Low-Dose Birth Control Pills. Why?

      Compared to regular birth control pills, the lower dose of estrogen in very-low-dose pills may be safer for perimenopausal women. (Perimenopause begins about 3 to 5 years before your final period.) While regular birth control pills contain 30 to 50 micrograms of estrogen, these low dose pills contain only 20 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol.

      6. What Are Some Other Benefits of Very-Low-Dose Birth Control Pills?

      In addition to preventing pregnancy, the pills can regulate heavy or irregular menstrual periods and may provide protection from ovarian and uterine cancer. The pills may also prevent bone loss, which can lead to osteoporosis . However, women with a history of breast cancer, blood clots, or heart disease, or women who smoke, should not take these pills.

      7. How are hot flashes treated?

      While menopausal hormone therapy (HRT) relieves hot flashes for many women, there are other drug treatments that may offer relief. These include both over-the-counter and prescription therapies. Over-the-counter therapies you may want to try include Vitamin B complex, Vitamin E, Ibuprofen and soy protein found in foods.

      Prescription treatments include:

      * Bellergal-S, a combination medicine used to treat some symptoms of menopause. However, based on side effects and the butalbital-an additive substance in Belergal-S-it is not recommended by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) www.menopause.org .
      * Catapres, Catapres-TTS and Aldomet blood pressure medications. However, based on the side effects, these drugs are not recommended unless a woman has hypertension.
      * Antidepressants Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor (Note: Paxil has been shown to reduce tamoxifen levels)
      * Other hormones, such as Provera and Megace

      8. Is Menopausal HT Safe?

      As with all medicines, there are risks and benefits. Scientists continue to study the long-term effects of HT. The most recent study found that Prempro, a type of menopausal HT, increased a woman's risk of blood clot and stroke, and slightly increased the risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Estrogen alone has not been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer. If you are concerned about taking menopausal HT, talk to your doctor; there are other options.

      9. What Alternative Treatments Are Available?

      Botanical products containing or acting like estrogens may provide some of the benefits of estrogen in relieving menopausal symptoms, but are not as well studied. Other botanicals, including black cohosh, have also shown promise for reducing menopausal symptoms. However, more research is needed to define the benefits and risks of these alternative treatments, and you should always check with your doctor before using them.

      10. Sex Has Become Painful. What Can I Do to Make It More Enjoyable?

      The pain you are experiencing during sex is likely due to vaginal dryness associated with declining estrogen levels. There are a number of lubricants you can try. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a suggestion. There are local estrogen treatments-cream, tablets, and an estrogen ring-for women desiring treatment of vaginal atrophy.
      http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=42719

  5. QUESTION:
    What are the effects of Lupron for endometriosis?
    Several medical doctors have told me that my options in the treatment for my endometriosis are:
    1) Stay on birth control pills forever - which make be depressed
    2) Take Lupron - which induces early menopause (I am 27 years old)
    3) Hysterectomy

    PS: I have made my own fourth option which I am currently pursuing: changing my diet to almost 90% vegetarian and 100% organic. So far so good!

    • ANSWER:
      All of those options suck, no doubt. You can give a try to the change in diet. I hope it works for you! Go to some endometriosis discussion groups and see what they're doing and what has been working for them.
      Meanwhile:

      Lupron doesn't induce early menopause. Lupron TEMPORARILY causes your ovaries to shut down so you are in "chemical menopause". But it will wear off after a couple months. Those months when your ovaries are not working will be very unpleasant, with hot flashes and fatigue and brain fog and no sex drive and dryness. But it is hoped that during that time, the endometrial implants will be starved out and die because they don't have the hormones that sustain them. Then, when your ovaries start working again, the endometriosis will be better.

      Birth control pills can make you depressed, it's true. But there are so many different kinds--can you try another kind? Most likely you should try a type with a different type of artificial progesterone than the type you currently have. It might agree with you better.

      Hysterectomy: last resort, of course. And irreversible. Taking Lupron will give you a taste of what it's like to have a hysterectomy with ovary removal.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to loose weight?
    Fastest way to loose weight? Fastest way to loose my gut? Fastest way to gain muscle?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for Shedding Excessive Fat and Weight /Obesity (Without any side effects or complications of any kind) :-

      Tongue thickly white coated; patient feels exhausted in warm water Antim Crud 200X, 6 hourly

      With unusual tallness in children; chilly patient Silicea 30X or 30, 4 hourly

      When the tongue is constantly whitish coated; with liver disorders Kali Mur 30X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Fat, flabby and chilly patients. Profuse sweat on hand; worse at night, by exertion;easily fatigued; feet are cold and damp; craving for eggs; sensitive to cold and damp climate Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M, 4 hourly

      Especially for fatty women approaching menopause; sensitive to cold weather; liver and spleen enlarged Calcarea Ars 200X, 6 hourly

      Obese patient who suffers from constipation; flatulence; goitre or thyroid enlargements Fucus Ves, Q(Mother Tincture). 4 hourly,10 -20 drops

      Intercurrent remedy; specially when obesity is due to thyroid disturbances Thyroidinum 200X or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Obese, chilly, constipated patients, specially in women when there is a history of delayed menstruation; prone to skin ailments; feels cold; easily chilled and easily overheated Graphites 200 or 1M weekly (6 Doses)

      For fatty women; feels completely exhausted; (whether they do anything or not) Lac-def.200 weekly (6)

      To reduce weight (flesh and fat); to make the muscles hard and firm Calotropis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      To absorb abnormal tissues; new growths and fat Phytolacca Berry Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly,10 drops Now its available in tablets form too very easily available in India and Pakistan manufactured by Dr.Willmar Schwabe Pharmacy, Germany

      Obese patient with weak heart; sensitive to cold; aversion to water; habits of uncleanliness; prone to colds Ammon-Carb.200, 6 hourly.

      No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Take Care and God Bless !

  7. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when your bones hurt when you get cold?
    My cousin woke up and here bones hurt. Everytime she touches something cold, it hurts her bones. Is something wrong with her?

    • ANSWER:
      See your health care provider as soon as possible (Rheumatologist), for consultation. Fibromyalgia symptoms may intensify depending on the time of day-- morning, late afternoon, and evening tend to be the worse times, While 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tends to be the best time. Symptoms may also get worse with fatigue, tension, inactivity, changes in the weather, cold or drafty conditions, overexertion, hormonal fluctuations (such as just before your period or during menopause), stress, depression, or other emotional factors.

      See a doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

      I hope this helps you. And good luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there a medicine from homeopathy to lose weight?
    And if there is, does it actually work?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for Shedding Excessive Fat and Weight /Obesity :-

      Tongue thickly white coated; patient feels exhausted in warm water Antim-crud.200X, 6 hourly

      With unusual tallness in children; chilly patient Silicea 30X or 30, 4 hourly

      When the tongue is constantly whitish coated; with liver disorders Kali mur.30X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Fat, flabby and chilly patients. Profuse sweat on hand; worse at night, by exertion;easily fatigued; feet are cold and damp; craving for eggs; sensitive to cold and damp climate Calcarea Carb.200X or 1M, 4 hourly

      Especially for fatty women approaching menopause; sensitive to cold weather; liver and spleen enlarged Calcarea Ars 200X, 6 hourly

      Obese patient who suffers from constipation; flatulence; goitre or thyroid enlargements Fucus Ves, Q(Mother Tincture). 4 hourly,10 -20 drops

      Intercurrent remedy; specially when obesity is due to thyroid disturbances Thyroidinum 200X or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Obese, chilly, constipated patients, specially in women when there is a history of delayed menstruation; prone to skin ailments; feels cold; easily chilled and easily overheated Graphites 200 or 1M weekly (6 Doses)

      For fatty women; feels completely exhausted; (whether they do anything or not) Lac-def.200 weekly (6)

      To reduce weight (flesh and fat); to make the muscles hard and firm Calotropis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      To absorb abnormal tissues; new growths and fat Phytolacca Berry Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly,10 drops Now its available in tablets form too very easily available in India and Pakistan manufactured by Dr.Willmar Schwabe Pharmacy, Germany

      Obese patient with weak heart; sensitive to cold; aversion to water; habits of uncleanliness; prone to colds Ammon-Carb.200, 6 hourly.

      No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Take Care and God Bless !

  9. QUESTION:
    What's the best remedy for getting rid of excess belly fat without any side effects?
    not relacore or any cortisol remedies!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for Shedding Excessive Fat and Weight /Obesity (Without any side effects or complications of any kind) :-

      Tongue thickly white coated; patient feels exhausted in warm water Antim Crud 200X, 6 hourly

      With unusual tallness in children; chilly patient Silicea 30X or 30, 4 hourly

      When the tongue is constantly whitish coated; with liver disorders Kali Mur 30X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Fat, flabby and chilly patients. Profuse sweat on hand; worse at night, by exertion;easily fatigued; feet are cold and damp; craving for eggs; sensitive to cold and damp climate Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M, 4 hourly

      Especially for fatty women approaching menopause; sensitive to cold weather; liver and spleen enlarged Calcarea Ars 200X, 6 hourly

      Obese patient who suffers from constipation; flatulence; goitre or thyroid enlargements Fucus Ves, Q(Mother Tincture). 4 hourly,10 -20 drops

      Intercurrent remedy; specially when obesity is due to thyroid disturbances Thyroidinum 200X or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Obese, chilly, constipated patients, specially in women when there is a history of delayed menstruation; prone to skin ailments; feels cold; easily chilled and easily overheated Graphites 200 or 1M weekly (6 Doses)

      For fatty women; feels completely exhausted; (whether they do anything or not) Lac-def.200 weekly (6)

      To reduce weight (flesh and fat); to make the muscles hard and firm Calotropis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      To absorb abnormal tissues; new growths and fat Phytolacca Berry Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly,10 drops Now its available in tablets form too very easily available in India and Pakistan manufactured by Dr.Willmar Schwabe Pharmacy, Germany

      Obese patient with weak heart; sensitive to cold; aversion to water; habits of uncleanliness; prone to colds Ammon-Carb.200, 6 hourly.

      No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Take Care and God Bless !

  10. QUESTION:
    Is it normal for menopause symptoms to increase immediately when periods stop?

    • ANSWER:
      35 Possible Symptoms Of Premenopause

      1. Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling
      2. Bouts of rapid heart beat
      3. Irritability
      4. Mood swings, sudden tears
      5. Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats)
      6. Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles
      7. Loss of libido (see note)
      8. Dry vagina, a general drying out that can include eyes, mouth, joints and skin. (see note)
      9. Crashing fatigue
      10. Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
      11. Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom (see note)
      12. Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion
      13. Disturbing memory lapses
      14. Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence (see note)
      15. Itchy, crawly skin (see note)
      16. Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons (see note)
      17. Increased tension in muscles
      18. Breast tenderness
      19. Headache change: increase or decrease
      20. Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea
      21. Sudden bouts of bloat
      22. Depression (see note)
      23. Exacerbation of existing conditions
      24. Increase in allergies
      25. Weight gain (see note)
      26. Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair
      27. Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance
      28. Changes in body odor
      29. Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head (see note)
      30. Tingling in the extremities, (see note)
      31. Gum problems, increased bleeding
      32. Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, dry mouth, change in breath odor
      33. Osteoporosis (after several years)
      34. Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier
      35. Tinnitus: ringing in ears, bells, 'whooshing' buzzing etc.

      NOTES:
      Symptom 1 (hot flashes)
      Hot flashes are due to the hypothalamic response to declining ovarian estrogen production. The declining estrogen state induces hypophysiotropic neurons in the arcuate nucleas of the hypothalamus to release gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) in a pulsatile fashion, which in turn stimulates release of luteinizing hormone (LH). Extremely high pulses of LH occur during the period of declining estrogen production. The LH has vasodilatory effects, which leads to flushing.

      Symptom 7 (loss of libido)
      For some women the loss is so great that they actually find sex repulsive, in much the same way as they felt before puberty. What hormones give, loss of hormones can take away.

      Symptom 8 (dry vagina)
      results in painful intercourse

      Symptom 11 (doom thoughts)
      includes thoughts of death, picturing one's own death

      Symptom 14 (incontinence)
      reflects a general loss of smooth muscle tone

      Symptom 15 (itchy, crawly skin)
      feeling of ants crawling under the skin, not just dry itchy skin

      Symptom 16 (aching sore joints)
      may include such problems as carpal tunnel syndrome

      Symptom 22 (depression)
      different from other depression, the inability to cope is overwhelming. There is a feeling of loss of self. Hormone therapy ameliorates the depression dramatically.

      Symptom 25 (weight gain)
      often around the waist and thighs, resulting in the disappearing waistline

      Symptom 29 (shock sensation)
      "the feeling of a rubber band snapping in the layer of tissue between skin and muscle. It is a precursor to a hot flash"

      Symptom 30 (tingling in extremities)
      can also be a symptom of B-12 deficiency, diabetes, alterations in the flexibility of blood vessels, or a depletion of potassium or calcium

      Some of the 34 signs may also be symptoms of one of the following:
      * hypothyroidism
      * diabetes
      * depression with another etiology
      * Multiple Sclerosis
      * other medical conditions
      If you have reason to believe you may have one of these conditions, please see your doctor for treatment.
      Need more info?
      E-mail me!
      Blessings~
      Michelle Jones

  11. QUESTION:
    I am 26 years old and for the last 3 months i have been getting constant hotflashes , blurred vision, headache
    dizzyness, extreme fatigue, depression, and breast tenderness. I have been on yasmin 28 for years and recently switched to seasonique ( which is a 3 month treatment with menstrual cycles every 3 months.) But what is puzzling is the symptoms were occurring way before my switching the pills. Is there a possibility that i am going through menopause? What is wrong with my body>? Are there certain vitamins or herbals or even other meds that can cause these uncomfortable side effects or maybe some that might even help diminish them>?

    • ANSWER:
      Women can go on the menopause as early as 16, so go see your doctor to see what is up. It is more likely to be something else causing this. Maybe a problem with your hormones, perhaps you're pregnant, or there is something wrong with your ovaries and so you are not getting enough oestrogen. See your doctor!

  12. QUESTION:
    How do you heal fatty liver cells?
    An iridology test revealed that i have a fatty liver which is causing body odour and excessive tiredness.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all I would want a proper diagnosis.
      Blood tests of liver function may show some abnormalities. Other tests such as ultrasound scan or CT scan may suggest a fatty liver disease. I certainly would not trust a diagnosis made by iridology.
      Read the link.

      There is no specific treatment for NAFLD (non alcoholic fatty liver disease) that all doctors agree on.
      However, there is good evidence that gradual weight loss coupled with increased exercise can reduce the amount of fat in your liver.
      In mild cases of fatty liver, most doctors will concentrate on treating conditions such as obesity and diabetes that can cause fat to build up. They will also treat disorders such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol that often go along with fatty liver.
      Most people with simple fatty liver who do not drink excess alcohol are obese. The factors that determine who will develop fatty liver are not known. Some mildly overweight people develop fatty liver while some who are severely obese do not.
      Simple fatty liver usually causes no problems and rarely progresses. However, as mentioned, it can be a 'marker' for heavy alcohol drinking, which if continued, can cause more serious problems. Simple fatty liver may reverse and go away by stopping alcohol (if alcohol is the cause), with weight loss (if obese), or with good control of diabetes (if diabetes is the cause).

      Body odour
      Such problems as low blood sugar liver disease diabetes parasites metabolic dysfunction menopause or emotional stress may also trigger excessive sweating and body odor. Patients with liver disorders may smell of ammonia,
      Factors that can make body odour worse include:
      * Being obese. * Eating a diet that is high in spicy foods.
      * Having certain medical conditions, such as diabetes.

      Please note that overweight and anxiety can be the cause of body odour and fatigue.
      Being anaemic can cause fatigue, so can auto immune diseases.

      If you are really troubled you should consult a doctor, not believe someone who goes on the colour etc of your iris. That is most unreliable

  13. QUESTION:
    what is an herbal alternative to lipodissolve?
    I read some time back about a Chinese herb that many said worked wonders. Please inform if you know the name.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for Shedding Excessive Fat and Weight /Obesity :-

      Tongue thickly white coated; patient feels exhausted in warm water Antim-crud.200X, 6 hourly

      With unusual tallness in children; chilly patient Silicea 30X or 30, 4 hourly

      When the tongue is constantly whitish coated; with liver disorders Kali mur.30X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Fat, flabby and chilly patients. Profuse sweat on hand; worse at night, by exertion;easily fatigued; feet are cold and damp; craving for eggs; sensitive to cold and damp climate Calcarea Carb.200X or 1M, 4 hourly

      Especially for fatty women approaching menopause; sensitive to cold weather; liver and spleen enlarged Calcarea Ars 200X, 6 hourly

      Obese patient who suffers from constipation; flatulence; goitre or thyroid enlargements Fucus Ves, Q(Mother Tincture). 4 hourly,10 -20 drops

      Intercurrent remedy; specially when obesity is due to thyroid disturbances Thyroidinum 200X or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Obese, chilly, constipated patients, specially in women when there is a history of delayed menstruation; prone to skin ailments; feels cold; easily chilled and easily overheated Graphites 200 or 1M weekly (6 Doses)

      For fatty women; feels completely exhausted; (whether they do anything or not) Lac-def.200 weekly (6)

      To reduce weight (flesh and fat); to make the muscles hard and firm Calotropis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      To absorb abnormal tissues; new growths and fat Phytolacca Berry Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly,10 drops Now its available in tablets form too very easily available in India and Pakistan manufactured by Dr.Willmar Schwabe Pharmacy, Germany

      Obese patient with weak heart; sensitive to cold; aversion to water; habits of uncleanliness; prone to colds Ammon-Carb.200, 6 hourly.

      No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Take Care and God Bless !

  14. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to be so sleepy during menstruation?
    I've been so tired the last two days. I slept 12 hours yesterday and I want to sleep again now that school is over (I've only been up 9 hours)

    • ANSWER:
      ya sometimes.
      Common menstrual problems
      Some of the more common menstrual problems include:
      Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) - hormonal events before a period can trigger a range of side effects in women at risk, including fluid retention, headaches, fatigue and irritability. Treatment options include exercise and dietary changes.
      Dysmenorrhoea - or painful periods. It is thought that the uterus is prompted by certain hormones to squeeze harder than necessary to dislodge its lining. Treatment options include painkillers and the oral contraceptive pill.
      Menorrhagia - or heavy menstrual flow. If left untreated, this can cause anaemia. Treatment options include oral contraceptives to regulate the flow.
      Amenorrhoea - or absence of menstrual periods. This is considered abnormal, apart from during pre-puberty, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. Possible causes include low or high body weight and excessive exercise.
      Good luck

  15. QUESTION:
    when does medipos start, at what age? What are the signs that you are entering that stage in ones life?

    • ANSWER:
      Menopause

      * What is menopause?
      * What is ‘perimenopause’?
      * What are the signs of menopause?
      * Do all women experience menopause in the same way?
      * What is ‘induced’ menopause?
      * How should I prepare for menopause?
      * Where can I go for more information?

      What is menopause?

      Menopause is the end of menstruation. The word comes from the Greek mens, meaning monthly, and pausis, meaning cessation. Menopause is part of a woman's natural aging process when her ovaries produce lower levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone and when she is no longer able to become pregnant.

      Unlike a woman’s first menstruation, which starts on a single day, the changes leading up to menopause happen over several years. The average age for menopause is 52. But menopause commonly happens anytime between the ages of 42 and 56.

      A woman can say she has begun her menopause when she has not had a period for a full year.
      What is ‘perimenopause’?

      ‘Perimenopause’ refers to the several years before menopause when a woman may begin experiencing the first signs of her menopausal transition. But many people use the term ‘menopause’ for both the perimenopausal years as well as the few years following menopause.
      What are the signs of menopause?

      Menopause is a natural process that happens to every woman as she grows older, and is not a medical problem, disease or illness. Still, some women may have a hard time because of the changes in hormone levels during menopause.

      There are many possible signs of menopause and each woman feels them differently. Most women have no or few menopausal symptoms while some women have many moderate or severe symptoms.

      The clearest signs of the start of menopause are irregular periods (when periods come closer together or further apart), and when blood flow becomes lighter or heavier.

      Other signs may include some of the following:

      * weight gain;
      * hot flashes;
      * insomnia;
      * night sweats;
      * vaginal dryness;
      * joint pain;
      * fatigue;
      * short-term memory problems;
      * bowel upset;
      * dry eyes;
      * itchy skin;
      * mood swings; and
      * urinary tract infections.

      Most of the time, these symptoms will lessen or go away after a woman has finished menopause.
      Do all women experience menopause in the same way?

      Menopause experiences are different among individual women, and also among women in different cultures and in different parts of the world.

      Research has shown that women’s experience of menopause can be related to many things, including genetics, diet, lifestyle and social and cultural attitudes toward older women.

      For example:

      * Japanese women report fewer hot flashes and other symptoms.
      * Thai women record a high incidence of headaches.
      * Scottish women record fewer severe symptoms.
      * Greek women report a high rate of hot flashes.
      * Mayan women report no symptoms.

      Some scholars wonder if the North American emphasis on youth and lack of respect for older people contributes to a more difficult menopausal transition here.

      The typical North American diet, high in saturated fats and sugars, along with our in-active lifestyle and low childbirth rate, may also contribute to the physical complaints common to many North American women at menopause.
      What is "induced" menopause?

      "Induced", "sudden" or "surgical" menopause happens when a woman goes through an immediate and premature menopause. This occurs when her ovaries no longer produce the hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

      This may be caused by:

      * surgery to remove your ovaries;
      * chemotherapy;
      * radiation treatment; or
      * ovarian malfunction.

      Women going through induced menopause may have more severe menopausal symptoms, and are usually treated with hormone therapy.
      How should I prepare for menopause?

      Menopause is one of women’s many important natural life-stages. For some, it is a challenging period of difficult physical and emotional changes. For others, it is a time of personal growth and renewal. And for many women, it is both at the same time. They don't call it "Menopausal Zest" for nothing!

      Here are some suggestions to help you enjoy your menopausal years to their fullest:

      * Learn about menopause through recent books, articles and other reading materials.
      * Talk to friends and relatives who have already gone through menopause.
      * Join a menopause or midlife support-group in your area.
      * Have a nutritious diet and enjoy regular exercise.
      * Manage your stress by balancing your work and social life.
      * Talk with your health care practitioner about your personal health concerns.
      * Know that you have choices and can take charge of your health.
      http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/faq/menopause.html

      Frequently Asked Questions About Menopause

      Print out these questions and answers to discuss with your doctor.

      1. Can Menopause Cause a Woman's Voice to Change?

      The majority of women do not experience a voice change during menopause. Rarely, some women may lose the upper register of voice.

      2. What Can I Do About the Facial Hair I've Developed as a Result of Menopause?

      Although many women do not experience any additional facial hair growth, it can be a problem for some. There are a number of hair removal options available to you, including waxing, depilatories (liquids or creams that remove body hair) and laser hair removal. Check with your doctor or a medical aesthetician to determine the right hair removal method for you and to ensure that it will not harm your skin.

      3. Now That I've Begun Menopause, Do I Still Have to be Concerned About Birth Control?

      You will know for sure that you have experienced menopause when you have not had your period for an entire year. Until you have gone one year without a period, you should still use birth control if you do not want to become pregnant. You should continue to practice safe sex techniques with use of latex condoms to reduce risk of sexually transmitted infection.

      4. My Hot Flashes Aren't As Intense As the Ones My Friends Describe. They're Actually More "Warm" Than "Hot." Is This Normal?

      While hot flashes (or flushes) are very common in perimenopause, not all women experience them, and not all flashes are of the same intensity. Hot flashes can be as mild as a light blush or severe enough to wake you from a sound sleep (called night sweats). Most hot flashes last 30 seconds to 5 minutes. They usually disappear within a few years after menopause. However, up to 10-15% of women experience hot flashes for years.

      5. I'm Perimenopausal And Have Been Told That I Should be Taking Very-Low-Dose Birth Control Pills. Why?

      Compared to regular birth control pills, the lower dose of estrogen in very-low-dose pills may be safer for perimenopausal women. (Perimenopause begins about 3 to 5 years before your final period.) While regular birth control pills contain 30 to 50 micrograms of estrogen, these low dose pills contain only 20 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol.

      6. What Are Some Other Benefits of Very-Low-Dose Birth Control Pills?

      In addition to preventing pregnancy, the pills can regulate heavy or irregular menstrual periods and may provide protection from ovarian and uterine cancer. The pills may also prevent bone loss, which can lead to osteoporosis . However, women with a history of breast cancer, blood clots, or heart disease, or women who smoke, should not take these pills.

      7. How are hot flashes treated?

      While menopausal hormone therapy (HRT) relieves hot flashes for many women, there are other drug treatments that may offer relief. These include both over-the-counter and prescription therapies. Over-the-counter therapies you may want to try include Vitamin B complex, Vitamin E, Ibuprofen and soy protein found in foods.

      Prescription treatments include:

      * Bellergal-S, a combination medicine used to treat some symptoms of menopause. However, based on side effects and the butalbital-an additive substance in Belergal-S-it is not recommended by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) www.menopause.org .
      * Catapres, Catapres-TTS and Aldomet blood pressure medications. However, based on the side effects, these drugs are not recommended unless a woman has hypertension.
      * Antidepressants Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor (Note: Paxil has been shown to reduce tamoxifen levels)
      * Other hormones, such as Provera and Megace

      8. Is Menopausal HT Safe?

      As with all medicines, there are risks and benefits. Scientists continue to study the long-term effects of HT. The most recent study found that Prempro, a type of menopausal HT, increased a woman's risk of blood clot and stroke, and slightly increased the risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Estrogen alone has not been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer. If you are concerned about taking menopausal HT, talk to your doctor; there are other options.

      9. What Alternative Treatments Are Available?

      Botanical products containing or acting like estrogens may provide some of the benefits of estrogen in relieving menopausal symptoms, but are not as well studied. Other botanicals, including black cohosh, have also shown promise for reducing menopausal symptoms. However, more research is needed to define the benefits and risks of these alternative treatments, and you should always check with your doctor before using them.

      10. Sex Has Become Painful. What Can I Do to Make It More Enjoyable?

      The pain you are experiencing during sex is likely due to vaginal dryness associated with declining estrogen levels. There are a number of lubricants you can try. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a suggestion. There are local estrogen treatments-cream, tablets, and an estrogen ring-for women desiring treatment of vaginal atrophy.
      http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=42719

  16. QUESTION:
    Anyone out there that can not work, or on disablity, due to anxiety?
    I was just pulled from work for the next week by my dr. for severe anxiety. I am having trouble coping with the stresses of everyday life. I feel as though I can not tread water anymore and I am sinking. I work full time, as a mortgage loan officer, I have 3 boys aunder age of 8. My stress from home and work are piling up so that I can not seem to do anything right! I would love to stop working all together as that seems as though it would help me function much better, however, we just cannot afford it as I carry the health insurance, etc.. for the family. Any suggestions as to how I can somehow remain on disabilty until my life gets back in order?

    • ANSWER:
      My anxiety was so debilitating that i took vacation after vacation leave until i ran out. Then i took sick leave and compensatory leave, man i worked the system until they all ran out. I tried anxiety medication Effexor, after the 4th day of taking it my anxiety attacks got worse, much worse. I immediately refused to take Prescriptions and opted for natural remedies that work. After i tried it i am much better and back out to work, i know i won't have to worry about anxiety again. This is what i did. After reading the book "Natural Cures They Don't Want You To Know About" by Kevin Trudeau i gained much insight into how to take care of your body and never get sick again. This is what i did to get rid of my anxiety.

      A colon cleanse
      Parasite cleanse (most ppl dont know that worms and parasites causes severe anxiety)
      Candida cleanse
      Liver/gallbladder cleanse
      Kidney cleanse
      P.S. Take the colon and parasite cleanse together so that while flushing the colon worms and parasites will be expelled along with them.

      Now while i took the cleanses one by one i supplemented my body with something that brings the body back into balance. It's called Maca Root. It is anti anxiety as well. Here is a list of what Maca Root is good for. What doctors won't tell you is that if you cleanse your body you will basically get rid of many ailments, like anxiety, depression, constipation, dizziness, insomnia, stomach problems, acne, hair loss etc. If they tell you these things then you won't need them and their pockets will be empty. Cleansing simply gets rid of built up toxins in the body that is making you sick.

      Benefits for Men

      1. Maca increases Aphrodisiac activity.

      2. Enhances libido.

      3. Increases energy, stamina and endurance.

      4. Improvement of male potency.

      5. Helps overcome depression.

      6. Found to produce a "general sense of well-being".

      7. DHEA level increases significantly in a majority of the males treated with it.

      8. Helps in stress treatment.

      9. Increases sperm count (oligospermia), count of mobile spermatozoids and mobility, formation of spermatozoids (spermatogenesis)

      10. Athletic Performance.

      11. Hormone Balancing.

      12. Increased Testosterone Levels.

      13. It helps with Erectile Dysfunction.

      14. Fertility Enhancement

      15. Helps fight acne resulted from hormonal unbalances.

      Benefits for Women

      1. Maca increases Aphrodisiac Activity.

      2. Enhances Libido.

      3. Increases Energy.

      4. It increases Sexual Stimulation

      5. Helps to overcomes depression.

      6. Found to produce a "general sense of well-being".

      7. Helps in Stress Treatment.

      8. Helps fight menopause symptoms.

      9. It reduces Hot Flashes.

      10. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HTR).

      11. Hormone balancing.

      12. Athletic Performance.

      13. PMS Associated Problems.

      14. Maca helps alleviate Menstrual Pain

      15. Corrects Menstrual Irregularity

      16. Helps with acne resulted from hormonal unbalances.

      17. Helps hormonal related skin problems

      18. It decreases stress

      19. Maca Decreases Anxiety

      And last but not least, i took Super Greens. This Greens is full of antioxidants and super powers the body, giving it maximum supplementation. When the body is acidic you develop all sorts of problems like acid reflux, heartburn, constipation, irregular periods, PMS, Insomnia, dizziness, fatigue and extreme fatigue, weakness etc. Super Green turns the body from acidic to alkaline, which is the way it is supposed to be in order to never be sick. You will never suffer from anxiety once your body's PH is Alkaline and your hormones are balance. I know this seems long but the bottom line is...

      Cleanse the body (herbal cleanses)
      Balance the body's hormones with Maca Root
      Supercharge your body with Super Greens which in turn gives you energy like never before. Below is where you can get these things. I am a proud anxiety survivor using natural methods. Smile, you will get better and conquer anxiety.

  17. QUESTION:
    What happens in chemotherapy and why does it make people tired?

    • ANSWER:
      Chemotherapy is the use of chemicals to treat cancer. Usually more than one chemical is used and treatment is cyclical over a period of time to correspond with the cycle of cell division.
      The chemicals kill fast-growing cells including hair, bone marrow, digestive tract, and others and it is in these areas that side effects usually occur.

      Side effects of chemotherapy can range from mild to extreme.

      Almost everyone undergoing chemotherapy has some hair loss. Some may choose to wear wigs or other headcoverings during treatment, but if you’re comfortable without hair that’s OK, too!

      Many people experience nausea, fatigue, sleeplessness, periods of hyperactivity, irritability, and/or depression. If the symptoms interfere with your quality of life alert your medical team. They can help.

      Premenopausal women may experience premature menopause symptoms as a side effect. Talk with your oncologist and your OB/GYN.

      Your immune system is dependent on your bone marrow cells and they will be affected by chemotherapy. Your immune system will be depressed during and after chemotherapy and you should take prudent precautions.

      Women may find themselves particularly susceptible to vaginal and urinary tract infections during chemotherapy. Talk with your doctor about prophylactic medications. Read about sex and cancer.

      Chemotherapy is usually administered in a doctor’s office or clinic. The most common method is through an IV, however, long-term chemotherapy sometimes requires the insertion of a "port" or "heplock" which remains in your body for the duration of your treatments

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I lose 10 pounds in a matter of a couple months?
    i am 5.8" 139 pounds....i know it will be alot harder to lose weight because i am not fat. But i need to lose 10 pounds!

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for Shedding Excessive Fat and Weight /Obesity (Without any side effects or complications of any kind) :-

      Tongue thickly white coated; patient feels exhausted in warm water Antim Crud 200X, 6 hourly

      With unusual tallness in children; chilly patient Silicea 30X or 30, 4 hourly

      When the tongue is constantly whitish coated; with liver disorders Kali Mur 30X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Fat, flabby and chilly patients. Profuse sweat on hand; worse at night, by exertion;easily fatigued; feet are cold and damp; craving for eggs; sensitive to cold and damp climate Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M, 4 hourly

      Especially for fatty women approaching menopause; sensitive to cold weather; liver and spleen enlarged Calcarea Ars 200X, 6 hourly

      Obese patient who suffers from constipation; flatulence; goitre or thyroid enlargements Fucus Ves, Q(Mother Tincture). 4 hourly,10 -20 drops

      Intercurrent remedy; specially when obesity is due to thyroid disturbances Thyroidinum 200X or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Obese, chilly, constipated patients, specially in women when there is a history of delayed menstruation; prone to skin ailments; feels cold; easily chilled and easily overheated Graphites 200 or 1M weekly (6 Doses)

      For fatty women; feels completely exhausted; (whether they do anything or not) Lac-def.200 weekly (6)

      To reduce weight (flesh and fat); to make the muscles hard and firm Calotropis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      To absorb abnormal tissues; new growths and fat Phytolacca Berry Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly,10 drops Now its available in tablets form too very easily available in India and Pakistan manufactured by Dr.Willmar Schwabe Pharmacy, Germany

      Obese patient with weak heart; sensitive to cold; aversion to water; habits of uncleanliness; prone to colds Ammon-Carb.200, 6 hourly.

      No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Take Care and God Bless !

  19. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me anything about Fibromyalgia ?
    I have found websites on it and know alittle about it but can anyone tell me something I may not know like symptoms, treatments, causes, ect... Thanks!
    You know, like something a doctor may have told you or a friend that has it...stuff like that.

    • ANSWER:
      They don't really know what causes it yet. They don't know a lot about it actually,
      Symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

      * Chronic muscle pain, muscle spasms or tightness, and leg cramps.
      * Moderate or severe fatigue and decreased energy.
      * Insomnia or waking up feeling just as tired as when you went to sleep.
      * Stiffness upon waking or after staying in one position for too long.
      * Difficulty remembering, concentrating, and performing simple mental tasks.
      * Abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and constipation alternating with diarrhea (irritable bowel syndrome).
      * Tension or migraine headaches.
      * Jaw and facial tenderness.
      * Sensitivity to one or more of the following: odors, noise, bright lights, medications, certain foods and cold.
      * Feeling anxious or depressed.
      * Numbness or tingling in the face, arms, hands, legs or feet.
      * Increase in urinary urgency or frequency (irritable bladder).
      * Reduced tolerance for exercise and muscle pain after exercise.
      * A feeling of swelling (without actual swelling) in the hands and feet.
      * Painful menstrual periods.
      * Dizziness.

      Symptoms may intensify depending on the time of day -- morning, late afternoon and evening tend to be the worst times while 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tends to be the best time. They may also get worse with fatigue, tension, inactivity, changes in the weather, cold or drafty conditions, overexertion, hormonal fluctuations (such as just before your period or during menopause), stress, depression or other emotional factors.

      With my best friend, she will get a burning sensation on one whole side of her body. It gets worse when she is too active or stressed.
      She is treated with pain killers, but they make her sleepy, so she ends up in bed a lot.

      Here's a good site for more info:
      http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/guide/understanding-fibromyalgia-symptoms

  20. QUESTION:
    How can I lose 20 to 50 pounds in two months???
    I have my wedding coming up on halloween and i want to lose weight fast!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for Shedding Excessive Fat and Weight /Obesity (Without any side effects or complications of any kind) :-

      Tongue thickly white coated; patient feels exhausted in warm water Antim Crud 200X, 6 hourly

      With unusual tallness in children; chilly patient Silicea 30X or 30, 4 hourly

      When the tongue is constantly whitish coated; with liver disorders Kali Mur 30X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Fat, flabby and chilly patients. Profuse sweat on hand; worse at night, by exertion;easily fatigued; feet are cold and damp; craving for eggs; sensitive to cold and damp climate Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M, 4 hourly

      Especially for fatty women approaching menopause; sensitive to cold weather; liver and spleen enlarged Calcarea Ars 200X, 6 hourly

      Obese patient who suffers from constipation; flatulence; goitre or thyroid enlargements Fucus Ves, Q(Mother Tincture). 4 hourly,10 -20 drops

      Intercurrent remedy; specially when obesity is due to thyroid disturbances Thyroidinum 200X or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Obese, chilly, constipated patients, specially in women when there is a history of delayed menstruation; prone to skin ailments; feels cold; easily chilled and easily overheated Graphites 200 or 1M weekly (6 Doses)

      For fatty women; feels completely exhausted; (whether they do anything or not) Lac-def.200 weekly (6)

      To reduce weight (flesh and fat); to make the muscles hard and firm Calotropis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      To absorb abnormal tissues; new growths and fat Phytolacca Berry Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly,10 drops Now its available in tablets form too very easily available in India and Pakistan manufactured by Dr.Willmar Schwabe Pharmacy, Germany

      Obese patient with weak heart; sensitive to cold; aversion to water; habits of uncleanliness; prone to colds Ammon-Carb.200, 6 hourly.

      No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Take Care and God Bless !

  21. QUESTION:
    I want to lose 50 pounds in 7 months or less, what can I do to make it less?
    I want to lose 50 pounds in 7 months or less. What other things can I do to lose that 50 pounds in under 7 months? And yes I am dieting, I just need some other things to make it faster. Thanks to the people who answer or atleast think about the question.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for Shedding Excessive Fat and Weight /Obesity (Without any side effects or complications of any kind) :-

      Tongue thickly white coated; patient feels exhausted in warm water Antim-crud.200X, 6 hourly

      With unusual tallness in children; chilly patient Silicea 30X or 30, 4 hourly

      When the tongue is constantly whitish coated; with liver disorders Kali mur.30X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Fat, flabby and chilly patients. Profuse sweat on hand; worse at night, by exertion;easily fatigued; feet are cold and damp; craving for eggs; sensitive to cold and damp climate Calcarea Carb.200X or 1M, 4 hourly

      Especially for fatty women approaching menopause; sensitive to cold weather; liver and spleen enlarged Calcarea Ars 200X, 6 hourly

      Obese patient who suffers from constipation; flatulence; goitre or thyroid enlargements Fucus Ves, Q(Mother Tincture). 4 hourly,10 -20 drops

      Intercurrent remedy; specially when obesity is due to thyroid disturbances Thyroidinum 200X or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Obese, chilly, constipated patients, specially in women when there is a history of delayed menstruation; prone to skin ailments; feels cold; easily chilled and easily overheated Graphites 200 or 1M weekly (6 Doses)

      For fatty women; feels completely exhausted; (whether they do anything or not) Lac-def.200 weekly (6)

      To reduce weight (flesh and fat); to make the muscles hard and firm Calotropis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      To absorb abnormal tissues; new growths and fat Phytolacca Berry Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly,10 drops Now its available in tablets form too very easily available in India and Pakistan manufactured by Dr.Willmar Schwabe Pharmacy, Germany

      Obese patient with weak heart; sensitive to cold; aversion to water; habits of uncleanliness; prone to colds Ammon-Carb.200, 6 hourly.

      No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Take Care and God Bless !

  22. QUESTION:
    Hair thinning and I'm only 18 (Almost 19)...How can I prevent hair thinning and get my hair to grow back?
    Hi,
    so I:ve been noticing that my hair has been thinning out at the very front... my moms hair is EXTREMELY thin at the front so I'm guessing this runs in the family -.- is there anyway to stop this? why am i inheriting all the bad traits!

    • ANSWER:
      You need to know the 'cause' why they got thinner, before you know solution or treatment for them. Otherwise they won't improve.

      During the last 3 years, OK 2, how have you been styling or have you been straightening & dyeing or highlighting your hair?
      http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandI…
      http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudien…
      Those are 75% the reason why.

      Have you been taking supplements or using hair oil? Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs). FDA has found that from face creams to soaps and other items of personal care, cosmetics companies are taking the general public for a ride. Oil could be coming from eels or shark. Another 5% why.

      Have you been stressed out or changed your diet? Genetics of balding runs in your family? Another 10% why.

      Have you been taking medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne? Another 10% why you have hair falls.
      HAIR LOSS ON WOMEN:
      1. Telogen effluvium is a phenomenon that occurs after pregnancy, major surgery, drastic weight loss, or extreme stress, in which you shed large amounts of hair every day, usually when shampooing, styling, or brushing. It can also be a side effect of certain medications, such as antidepressants, beta-blockers, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. During telogen effluvium, hair shifts faster than normal from its growing phase into the "resting" phase before moving quickly into the shedding, or telogen, phase.
      2. Hair loss that is genetic is known as androgenetic alopecia and, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, is the most common cause of hair loss. The gene can be inherited from either your mother's or father's side of the family, though you're more likely to have it if both of your parents had hair loss.
      3. Millions of people, most of them women, suffer from thyroid disease.
      4. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's own immune system attacks healthy tissues. The condition affects about 1.5 million people and tends to strike women during their childbearing years. See a rheumatologist if your hair loss is accompanied by joint pain, fatigue, and other symptoms of lupus, which is treated with oral medications such as prednisone. If you also have a rash on the scalp, you need to see a dermatologist, who is likely to prescribe a topical cream.
      5. Women who have heavy periods or don't eat enough iron-rich foods may be prone to iron deficiency, in which the blood doesn't have enough red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen to cells throughout your body, giving you the energy you need.
      6. As many as five million women in the United States suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome. The condition, which can begin as early as age 11, is caused by a hormonal imbalance in which the ovaries produce too many male hormones. PCOS often causes infertility.
      7. An unhealthy scalp can cause inflammation that makes it difficult for hair to grow. Skin conditions that lead to hair loss include seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), psoriasis, and fungal infections such as ringworm.
      8. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks hair follicles. It affects about 4.7 million people in the United States and occurs equally in men and women. The cause is unknown, but it may be triggered by stress or illness.
      9. Too much shampooing, styling, and dyeing can harm your tresses. Heat and chemicals weaken the hair, causing it to break and fall out. Often, it's a combination of treatments—keratin, coloring, and blow-drying, for instance—that does the damage.
      The hair industry is a billion dollar business, they sell products that cleans & condition the hair. They also sell products that damage and causes hair loss. They also DO NOT give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse'.

      Eliminate them and your hair will improve. Not overnight, it could take weeks, months, even years, since it took that look to start the hair loss.
      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

  23. QUESTION:
    What can you use for only vagina itching?
    Has no odor , no discharge .
    on outside of vagina area.

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal itching
      Overview
      Treatment
      Alternative Names:
      Pruritus vulvae; Itching - vaginal area; Vulvar itching
      Home Care:
      To prevent and treat vaginal itching:

      Keep your genital area clean and dry. Use plain, unscented soap.
      Avoid colored or perfumed toilet tissue and bubble bath.
      Wear cotton panties or pantyhose with a cotton crotch. Avoid panties made from synthetic materials. For infants and toddlers, change diapers often.
      Change out of wet clothing, especially wet bathing suits or exercise clothing, as soon as possible.
      Avoid feminine hygiene sprays and douches.
      Eat yogurt with live cultures or take lactobacillus acidophilus tablets when using antibiotics. Check with your doctor.
      Cleanse by wiping or washing from front to back (vagina to anus) after urinating or having a bowel movement.
      Lose weight if you are over weight.
      Keep your blood sugars under good control if you have diabetes.
      It is also helpful to:

      Avoid scratching, which will only aggravate the problem.
      Avoid overexertion, heat, and excessive sweating.
      Delay sexual activity until your symptoms get better or at least use a lubricant during intercourse.
      Use condoms to avoid catching or spreading sexually transmitted diseases.
      If you know that you have a yeast infection because your symptoms are exactly the same as those in the past, try over-the-counter creams or vaginal suppositories.

      Yeast infections are not considered sexually transmitted. However, sometimes men also develop itching and redness following sexual contact. If this is the case or you get recurrent infections for unclear reasons, both you and your partner may require treatment. Talk to your doctor.

      For itching related to menopause, your doctor may consider estrogen cream or tablets to insert vaginally.

      Teach children to resist and report any attempted sexual contact by another person. Don't try to remove any foreign object from a child's vagina. Take the child to a doctor right away for removal.

      Call your health care provider if:
      Call your doctor right away if:

      You have pelvic or lower abdominal pain or fever.
      You have increased thirst or appetite, unexplained weight loss, frequent urination, or fatigue -- these may be signs of diabetes.
      Call your doctor if:

      Your symptoms worsen, last longer than 1 week, or recur despite self-care.
      You have unusual vaginal bleeding , swelling, or discharge .
      Your partner also has symptoms or you think you may have a sexually transmitted disease.
      You have burning with urination or other urinary symptoms -- you may have a urinary tract infection.
      You have blisters or ulcers on your vagina or vulva.
      What to expect at your health care provider's office:
      Your doctor will exam you, including a pelvic exam, and ask questions to help diagnose the cause of your vaginal itching. These questions may include:

      When did the itching begin?
      Have you had it before?
      Is the itching severe?
      Does it limit your activities?
      Where exactly is the itching? On the inside of the vagina or on the outside (vulva) as well?
      How often do you bathe or shower?
      Do you use scented soap, scented or colored toilet paper, or bubble bath?
      Do you frequently swim or participate in water sports? Do you change your clothes soon after such activities?
      Do you wear cotton panties or synthetic ones?
      Do you wear tight pants or tight pantyhose?
      Do you use douches or feminine hygiene spray?
      Are you sexually active? Do you use contraception? What type?
      Does anything make you feel better?
      Does anything make you feel worse?
      Have you tried any over-the-counter creams? Which ones?
      Do you have any other symptoms like vaginal bleeding, swelling, rash, or pain on urination ?
      Do you have a personal or family history of diabetes?
      What medications do you take?
      What is your menstrual history? Including questions like: How old were you when your periods began? How often do your periods usually come? How long do they generally last?
      Do you have any allergies?

      Diagnostic tests that may be performed include:

      Culture and microscopic exam of vaginal discharge
      Pap smear
      Urine and blood studies (including hormone levels)
      Skin biopsies of the vulvar area
      Antifungal drugs may be prescribed for yeast infections. When indicated, steroid creams or lotions may be prescribed to reduce inflammation. Ointments containing hormones may be ordered, and benzodiazepines or antihistamines may be prescribed for nighttime relief.

      Antibiotics may be prescribed for bacterial vaginal infections, including sexually transmitted diseases.

      References:
      Clark LR, Atendido M. Group B streptococcal vaginitis in postpubertal adolescent girls. J Adolesc Health . 2005; 36(5): 437-440.

      Edwards L. The diagnosis and treatment of infectious vaginitis. Dermatol Ther . 2004; 17(1): 102-110.

      Reid G, Bruce AW. Urogenital infections in women: can probiotics help? Postgrad Med J . 2003; 79(934): 428-432.z

  24. QUESTION:
    Every month Since December I have two days where I am constantly being sick. What could it be? I?
    I have also noticed my hair falling out. I have a medium sized bald patch at the back of my head. Im 27. I am a veggie but apart from this I am pretty fit, I regularly exercise.

    • ANSWER:
      Causes of Hormonal Imbalance in Women

      Estrogen and progesterone are the two most important female hormones. A hormonal imbalance occurs when the ratio of these two hormones deviate from their normal levels. Most commonly, estrogen is the one that tends to increase and this is known as 'estrogen dominance'. This may cause hormonal imbalance in teenage girls as well. So, what causes hormonal imbalance in young women? Hormonal imbalance in young women is caused due to the following reasons -
      •Over nutrition
      •Malnutrition
      •Erratic lifestyle
      •Early onset of menopause
      •Phytoestrogens present in food
      •Use of birth control and contraceptive pills
      •Stress and tension
      •Thyroid problems
      •Ovarian failure
      •Environmental chemicals
      In older women, hormonal imbalance is caused mainly due to menopause and can be identified on the onset of menopausal symptoms.

      Women may start experiencing hormonal imbalance when they are in their 30s or 40s.

      Symptoms and Effects of Hormonal Imbalance in Young Women

      Listed below are some of the symptoms and effects of hormonal imbalance in young women and hormone imbalance symptoms teenagers.
      •Uterine fibroids
      •Water retention/bloating
      •Irregular periods
      •PMS
      •Atherosclerosis
      •Polycystic ovary syndrome or ovarian cysts
      •Fibrocystic breasts
      •Endometriosis
      •Night sweats
      •Vaginal dryness
      •Diminished sex drive
      •Mood swings
      •Irritability
      •Cyclical migraine headaches
      •Obesity or sudden weight gain
      •Chronic fatigue syndrome
      •Premenstrual asthma
      •Hormonal headache
      •Hair loss
      •Short-term memory loss
      •Lack of concentration
      Identifying Hormonal Imbalance in Young Women

      Apart from the above symptoms of hormonal imbalance in young women, an accurate way to diagnose hormonal imbalance is a basic blood test. You should look for follicle stimulating hormone levels, estradiol, thyroxine and thyrotropin levels in the blood test reports.

      Treatment of Hormonal Imbalance in Young Women

      It is possible to treat hormonal imbalance and the associated disorders of hormonal imbalance in young women. Treatment needs to be administered, depending upon the cause of hormonal imbalance. The cause needs to be treated along with the hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalance caused due to thyroid malfunctioning, is treated by administering a daily dose of natural or synthetic hormones. These hormones regulate the thyroid gland which then produces the appropriate levels of hormones. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is another form of treatment used to treat hormonal imbalance, caused due to ovarian failure.

      Other alternative treatments include consuming nutritional supplements, inculcating healthy lifestyle habits like, avoiding alcohol and smoking, consuming a healthy diet and incorporating exercise into the daily routine. It is also essential to maintain optimum weight levels to treat hormonal imbalance. Many lifestyle changes and going for a natural hormone imbalance treatment for teen girls or young women can help.

  25. QUESTION:
    im a 56 year old female, and still have regular periods , im about to start a course of injections to?
    artificially start me in to the menopause , i would like to know if any one has had this treatment and what the symptoms are like or side affects , im just a little concerned and unsure what to expect.

    • ANSWER:
      If all your reproductive organ is fine why do you want to accelerate the process?

      In Central America most women menstruation lasts until their 62. The discomfort you will feel maybe will be some or all ot these : Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, Irregular Periods, Loss of Libido, and Vaginal Dryness.Mood Swings, Sudden Tears.Fatigue.Hair Loss or Thinning, Head, Pubic, or Whole Body;Increase in Facial Hair, Difficulty Concentrating, Disorientation, Mental Confusion, Dizziness, Light Headedness, Episodes of Loss of Balance, Weight Gain, Incontinence, especially upon Sneezing, Laughing, Urge Incontinence, Changes in Fingernails-Softer, Crack or Break Easier, Changes in Body Odor, Depression, etc........

      Enjoy your age, find useful things to do and let nature go on...

  26. QUESTION:
    What is passionflower extract good for I heard the aroma is great for anxiety.?

    • ANSWER:
      Passion Flower is used as a mild sedative and sleep aid. Though few clinical trials have been conducted on Passion Flower, the herb has been used widely in Europe, and it is beginning to get attention in America as well.

      Passion Flower is the main ingredient of a sleeping pill in Germany and a popular herbal sedative in the United Kingdom. In Romania, a patented chewing gum containing Passion Flower is used as a sedative. The herb is also used to treat fatigue and nervousness.

      It is believed that Passion Flower has an effect on the nervous system that makes it useful in treating these ailments. The active ingredients in Passion Flower are unknown, but it is thought that the alkaloids and flavonoids it contains are among the most active of its components. A variety of other substances, including amino acids and sterols, are also said to support the actions of Passion Flower.

      In addition to being used as a sedative and sleep aid, Passion Flower has been used in the treatment of asthma, circulatory problems and symptoms of menopause. It also has pain-relieving and antispasmodic effects.

      Passion Flower is thought to affect the nervous system in several ways. Interestingly, it can act as both a sedative and a stimulant. In fact, it is sometimes used as a hallucinogen at very high doses, though its primary therapeutic use is as a sedative.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way you have lost weight herbally?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for Shedding Excessive Fat and Weight /Obesity :-

      Tongue thickly white coated; patient feels exhausted in warm water Antim-crud.200X, 6 hourly

      With unusual tallness in children; chilly patient Silicea 30X or 30, 4 hourly

      When the tongue is constantly whitish coated; with liver disorders Kali mur.30X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Fat, flabby and chilly patients. Profuse sweat on hand; worse at night, by exertion;easily fatigued; feet are cold and damp; craving for eggs; sensitive to cold and damp climate Calcarea Carb.200X or 1M, 4 hourly

      Especially for fatty women approaching menopause; sensitive to cold weather; liver and spleen enlarged Calcarea Ars 200X, 6 hourly

      Obese patient who suffers from constipation; flatulence; goitre or thyroid enlargements Fucus Ves, Q(Mother Tincture). 4 hourly,10 -20 drops

      Intercurrent remedy; specially when obesity is due to thyroid disturbances Thyroidinum 200X or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Obese, chilly, constipated patients, specially in women when there is a history of delayed menstruation; prone to skin ailments; feels cold; easily chilled and easily overheated Graphites 200 or 1M weekly (6 Doses)

      For fatty women; feels completely exhausted; (whether they do anything or not) Lac-def.200 weekly (6)

      To reduce weight (flesh and fat); to make the muscles hard and firm Calotropis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      To absorb abnormal tissues; new growths and fat Phytolacca Berry Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly,10 drops

      Obese patient with weak heart; sensitive to cold; aversion to water; habits of uncleanliness; prone to colds Ammon-Carb.200, 6 hourly.

      Take Care and God Bless !

  28. QUESTION:
    Do guys go through something similar to menopause?
    Because a guy I know who is in his 40's gets hot flashes at night.. is he going through male menopause or something?
    Is there such a thing?
    He doesn't have TB idiot.

    • ANSWER:
      Men do experience a type of menopause. Male menopause involves the hormonal, physiological, and chemical changes that occur in all men generally between the ages of 40 and 55, though it can occur as early as 35 or as late as 65. Symptoms aren't as sudden as when women experience menopause and they are quite varied. You can read more about male menopause at these links including treatment. If testosterone levels are low, testosterone replacement therapy may relieve symptoms such as decreased libido, depression, and fatigue. However, this type of therapy has potential risks and side effects. You can read more at these links

      http://www.medicine4men.com/malem.html

      http://www.midlife-passages.com/impotence.htm

  29. QUESTION:
    Why do I get so emotional on rainy, dark days?
    Everytime it rains, I find myself so depressed.

    • ANSWER:
      For more than 6 percent of the population snow, snow man and skating not launch a winter story, and the gloomy mood that can only be okay with the arrival of spring. Seasonal emotional disorder (SED) is a form of clinical depression with atypical symptoms – increased feelings of fatigue, increased appetite, irritability, feelings of hopelessness, lethargy and lack of interest in doing everyday activities. Symptoms are exacerbated in December and continue until late spring, summer fade and return again in the winter. Seasonal depression is different from typical depression in that it depends on the calendar. Also – unlike the standard form – patients with SED reluctant to suicide and lethargic, and not nervous. This condition affects mostly young men and women of childbearing age, although it is not clear why. SED with women more than men with SED in 4:1 ratio. SED rarely occurs in women at menopause, which gives rise to the experts believe that hormonal changes play a role in the pathophysiology. Although physicians have an understanding about the peculiarities of SED, yet little is known about how and why these features occur. Biology is still very strange, “said Dr. Douglas Jacobs, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Harvard. He says a leading theory on the problem that the reduction of sunlight in winter, probably affects neurotransmitters melatonin and serotonin.
      Lack of sunlight reduces the levels of serotonin and melatonin levels increased. Increased levels of melatonin affects sleep cycles, and reduced serotonin contributes to depressive symptoms. Patients with SED not only react to the lack of sunlight, but not influenced by artificial light in their homes and offices. Treatment of SED include light therapy, in which light is tens of times brighter than in living conditions. This therapy is effective, because the light is perceived by the eye, sending a signal to the brain and also causes chemical changes. While specialists experiment and other methods of treatment of SED, which include cognitive and drug therapy.

      Best wishes to you. Hope all is well.

  30. QUESTION:
    adrenal fatigue and helicobacter pylori infection?
    It is related right?
    what would be the common symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not a doctor, but have learned a few things from some excellent ones that cared for me, and I was also a pre-med student.

      My understanding is this - Adrenal glands are an integral part of the endocrine system of both sexes. Adrenal stress may be caused by many factors which eventually overburden the organism so it no longer can keep up with demand for the "stress hormones" secreted by the adrenals. Chronic "negative" stress includes: sleep deprivation, excessive consumption of refined sugars, long-term steroid use (as for lung disease), hostile work environment, abusive home, inadequate nutrition to meet body demands, etc.

      The result is a weakened or absent stress response, which at worst may put a person into shock from something as ordinary as having a tooth pulled. At the minimum it can cause irritability, chronic fatigue, body aches, low resistance to infection, and poor/fuzzy thinking.

      It is not connected to menopause. Adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys, and produce cortisol, not "sex hormones". Homeopathic support may help, as may herbs, supplements, and accupuncture, but a trained N.D. (naturopathic doctor) is needed. Adrenal fatigue and adrenal exhaustion are serious conditions, which need careful monitoring and holistic care for recovery.

      Allopathic medicine (western medicine), the conventional MD, is not well versed in these conditions, and holds no hope for adrenal failure or adrenal failure cases - which are potentially life threatening. (See Cushing's Disease.) They will tell a patient that lifetime steroid dependance and treatment of concurrent damage from that drug must be accepted.

      Naturopaths, TCM (Chinese medicine), and holistic MDs like Dr. Andrew Weil or Derrick Lonsdale (both poineers in alternative or complementary medicine)have different views. The have had some success with "incurable" cases of various sorts, including adrenal suppression.

      An MD can have a cortisol response test done, using an IV, a shot of steroid, and 2 steroid blood levels over 2 hours. There is also a saliva collection test to monitor steroids in the body, which is also reliable, but less well known. You MAY be able to order one online, but a doctor should help you interpret the lab's report for you.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is it my period/spotting could it be inplantation bleedding?
    My period started 4 days ago but it just started with brown spotting for 2 days then just some light red watery blood while wipping and today its kinda more like blood but just spotting is not as strong as a regular period what is happening can someone help me.?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Diana,

      What Causes Spotty Periods?

      Allergy medications can cause skipped periods

      “One of the most common skipped-period scenarios results from a popular treatment for allergic reactions,” writes Dr Rebecca Booth in The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of Your Cycle…at Any Age (it’s a book about how magical menstruation can be!). Oral steroids such as prednisone can suppress allergic reactions by suppressing the immune system – and result in a skipped period. Dr Booth advises avoiding system-wide steroids whenever possible.

      If you’re taking prescription drugs, remember that medications can cause irregular or spotty periods.

      Lack of progesterone can cause spotty periods – but so can too much!
      Progesterone deficiency supposedly causes PMS, chronic fatigue, breast pain, low libido, etc – but it’s not always the case! That is, low progesterone may not cause those health problems for women.

      “While low-dose supplementation of progesterone in the appropriate part of the cycle is safe, the challenge is not to overdo it,” says Dr Booth. Too much progesterone can cause irregular or no periods.

      Environmental toxins can imbalance women’s hormones

      Environmental endocrine disruptors can disrupt your hormone balance, which disrupts your period. To regulate your periods, minimize your exposure to heavy metals (for instance, only eat tuna once a week – and avoid it altogether if you’re pregnant or trying to conceive a baby).

      Smoking can cause skipped menstrual cycles

      If you smoke cigarettes, be warned that it hastens menopause and weakens your menstrual cycle! Cigarette toxins affect your ovaries and circulatory system, and secondhand smoke increases the risk of heart disease and some cancers. Women who smoke enter menopause two years earlier than those who don’t smoke. To regulate your period, quit smoking.

      Drinking alcohol affects ovulation and fertility levels

      Another cause of irregular periods is drinking more than five alcoholic drinks a week; it reduces ovulation and female fertility levels). Polyphenols in red wine may have health benefits – but small amounts are best.

      Low body fat or low weight disrupts women’s hormones

      If your body fat is below 15% of your body weight or blood leptin levels are below normal, then you’ll lose the hormones that contribute to regular periods. Losing those hormones also leads to hair loss, dry skin, bone loss, and other health problems. To regulate your period, find and stay at your healthy weight.

      And, make sure you eat foods that make your period regular.

      If your period was always regular but has recently become irregular, you need to talk to your doctor. Many other health factors can affect menstrual cycles, such as fibroids, cysts, polyps, etc. The only way to find out what’s going on is to visit your physician in person.

  32. QUESTION:
    can someone give me tips on how and what to do to loose weight?
    i weight around 215 and im trying to get under 200 and i was wondering if anyone could help me with a workout and a diet, like is lifting weights helpful when you try to loose weight and is using a treadmill the same as regular running,and what kind of exercises to do like a schedule thanks!
    ah, thanks for the quick answers and jason it looks like your really into the asian diet and stuff another question is the only drink that i should have be only water?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Remedies for Obesity - Corpulence and Fatness (Without any side effects or Complications) :-

      OBESITY(Corpulence) along with :-

      Tongue thickly white coated; patient feels exhausted in warm water Antim Crud 200, 6 hourly

      With unusual tallness in children; chilly patient Silicea 30X or 30, 4 hourly

      When the tongue is constantly whitish coated; with liver disorders Kali Mur 30 or 6X, 4 hourly

      Fat, flabby and chilly patients. Profuse sweat on hand; worse at night, by exertion; easily fatigued; feet are cold and damp; craving for eggs; sensitive to cold and damp climate Calcarea Carb 200, 4 hourly

      Especially for fatty women approaching menopause; sensitive to cold weather; liver and spleen enlarged Calcarea Ars 200, 6 hourly

      Obese patient who suffers from constipation; flatulence; goitre or thyroid enlargements Fucus Ves Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly, 10 -20 drops in a sip of warm water

      Intercurrent remedy; specially when obesity is due to thyroid disturbances Thyroidinum 200 or 1M, once weekly (3 Doses)

      Obese,chilly, constipated patients, specially in women when there is a history of delayed menstruation; prone to skin ailments; feels cold; easily chilled and easily overheated Graphites 200 or 1M, once weekly (6 Doses)

      For fatty women; feels completely exhausted;(whether they do anything or not) Lac Def 200 weekly (6 Doses)

      To reduce weight(flesh and fat); to make the muscles hard and firm Calotropis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      To absorb abnormal tissues; new growths and fat Phytolacca berry Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly,10 drops in a sip of warm water. (also available in tablet form)

      Obese patient with weak heart; sensitive to cold; aversion to water; habits of uncleanliness; prone to colds Ammon Carb 200, 6 hourly

      FATNESS along with :-

      With excessive appetite; obesity after abdominal operation; craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200 or 1M, once weekly (6 Doses)

      If Calcarea carb fails; specific for persons suffering from goitre Fucus Ves Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly, 20 - 30 drops in a sip of warm water.

      Accompanied with unhealthy skin. Obesity during menopause; stools constipated Graphites 200, 6 hourly

      In shy and emotional weepy individuals; loss of thirst; feels better in open air Pulsatilla 200, 6 hourly.

      When due to malfunctioning of thyroid gland Thyroidinum 200 or 1M, once fortnightly (6 Doses)

      To reduce fats from the body (also available in tablet form) Phytolacca berry Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly, 10 - 15 drops in a sip of warm water.

      Obesity with flesh decreases, muscles become harder and firmer Calotropis 30 or 200 6 hourly

      Fatness; more around buttocks and thighs Ammonium Mur 200, 6 hourly

      Fatness; due to gastric complaints; constipations; tongue thickly whitish coated as if white washed Antim Crud 200, 6 hourly.

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      For more info please read this :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/obesity-cause-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

      Take Care and God Bless you.

  33. QUESTION:
    why do i have 3days headaches after every period?
    My doctors says this is hormonal, over the past 20 odd years hes had me on different hormonal pills, merina coil ect,but still I suffer from these headaches/migrains for 3 days after a period, or 2/3 wks later(when ovulating)Nothing seems to work,or prevent it, Im wondering maybe if its not hormonal but something like a simple defficiancy like b6, thats been overlooked.Please advise ,HELP.

    • ANSWER:
      Menstrual migraines/headaches and natural progesterone
      Almost one in five women has migraines. Often these are related to the cycle, hence the link to hormones.

      One theory about the cause of migraine is the blood flow theory, which focuses on blood vessel activity in the brain. Blood vessels either narrow or expand. Narrowing can constrict blood flow, causing problems with sight or dizziness. When the blood vessels expand, they press on nerves nearby, which causes pain.

      Another theory focuses on chemical changes in the brain. When chemicals in the brain that send messages from one cell to another, including the messages to blood vessels to get narrow or expand, are interrupted, migraines can occur.

      More recently, genes have been linked to migraine. People who get migraines may inherit abnormal genes that control the functions of certain brain cells. And something the person's body is sensitive to in some way triggers the actual headaches.

      Headache triggers can vary from person to person. Most migraines are not caused by a single factor or event. Your response to triggers can also vary from headache to headache.Many women with migraine tend to have attacks brought on by:

      lack of food or sleep
      bright light or loud noise
      hormone changes during the menstrual cycle
      stress and anxiety
      weather changes
      chocolate, alcohol, or nicotine
      some foods and food additives, such as MSG or nitrates
      While migraine headaches affect millions of people, they are still less common than tension headaches. Tension headaches cause a more steady pain over the entire head rather than throbbing pain in one spot. Most of the time, migraine attacks happen once in awhile, but tension headaches can occur as often as every day. While fatigue and stress can bring on both tension and migraine headaches, migraines can be triggered by certain foods, changes in the body's hormone levels, and even changes in the weather.

      Migraine headaches are more common in women. In fact, about three out of four people who have migraines are women. They are most common in women between the ages of 35 and 45; this is often a time that women have more job, family, and social commitments. Women also tend to report higher levels of pain, longer headache time, and more symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting.

      Hormones may also trigger migraine. Over half of women with migraine report having them right before, during, or after their period. Others get them for the first time when taking birth control pills. And some women start getting them when they enter menopause.

      More than half of women with migraine have more headaches around or during their menstrual cycle. This is often called "menstrual migraine."

      Migraines are severe headaches that are associated with over-dilation of blood vessels in the brain. An allergic reaction or stress may be the cause. The most common medical treatment involves medication, which may result in side effects of muscle pains, numbness and tingling in the fingers and toes, rapid (or slowed) heart rate, and nausea and vomiting.

      Migraine sufferers are always in fear of their next headache.

      Women who regularly suffer from migraine headaches only at premenstrual times, most likely experience these episodes due to estrogen dominance. In addition to opposing the excess estrogen associated with estrogen dominance, progesterone helps to restore normal vascular tone, counteracting the blood vessel dilation that causes the headache.

      Need more info?
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      michelle Jones

  34. QUESTION:
    I want the real low down on weight gain during treatment for breast cancer. Is it really that bad?
    I am 44, premenopausal, stage IIB, one positive node, 4 removed, not sure yet on Her2 or estrogen +, get pathology report next week. Just had a masectomy 5 days ago. I am starting to read all about treatments and starting to get freaked out with all my body might have to go through!! I am set to start chemo in about 4 weeks and now I learn that on top of everything else, weight gain is on the list too!! I am already 40 lbs overweight and can't afford to get any heavier!! I'm just so overwhelmed with everything. I need the real low down on breast cancer side affects. Also, is this it for menopause? Will I menstruate after treatments end? Again, not only do you have to go through side effects of this dreaded disease, you have to endure the symptoms of menopause!! The hair loss is enough to endure. How can you have a positive attitude when you're bald, fat, having hot flashes, fatigued, scarred, nauseous, etc.?! Please help with any advice you may have! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      First off, all of these side effects are alot better than dying from cancer, so count your blessings and don't piddle in what your problems are now. If I were you, I'd be pretty thankful.. My mom had a masectomy just a week ago as well. Weight gain will generally only be cause becuase the drugs they give you will help up your appetite, since most cancer patient's don't have much of one. It's only to keep you healthy, but it doesn't mean you can't manage your weight. Don't eat like a cow, just eat healthily. And after chemo and such, you will probably stop menstrating but can't say for sure.. but generally, yes.

      The truth is, if you can't laugh about it, then you're just going to cry over it. So incorporate your own ways to find humor and positivity in your situation, I know me and my mother have.

  35. QUESTION:
    how will i know when i go trough menapause?
    im in my ealy 40s and i have always sweated alot my boyfiend says that i am going thru the "change" as they call it. my body doesnt feel any different than it did say when i was 30. what r some of the signs and is there any physical characteristics that i will see for myself.

    • ANSWER:
      Menopause

      * What is menopause?
      * What is ‘perimenopause’?
      * What are the signs of menopause?
      * Do all women experience menopause in the same way?
      * What is ‘induced’ menopause?
      * How should I prepare for menopause?
      * Where can I go for more information?

      What is menopause?

      Menopause is the end of menstruation. The word comes from the Greek mens, meaning monthly, and pausis, meaning cessation. Menopause is part of a woman's natural aging process when her ovaries produce lower levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone and when she is no longer able to become pregnant.

      Unlike a woman’s first menstruation, which starts on a single day, the changes leading up to menopause happen over several years. The average age for menopause is 52. But menopause commonly happens anytime between the ages of 42 and 56.

      A woman can say she has begun her menopause when she has not had a period for a full year.
      What is ‘perimenopause’?

      ‘Perimenopause’ refers to the several years before menopause when a woman may begin experiencing the first signs of her menopausal transition. But many people use the term ‘menopause’ for both the perimenopausal years as well as the few years following menopause.
      What are the signs of menopause?

      Menopause is a natural process that happens to every woman as she grows older, and is not a medical problem, disease or illness. Still, some women may have a hard time because of the changes in hormone levels during menopause.

      There are many possible signs of menopause and each woman feels them differently. Most women have no or few menopausal symptoms while some women have many moderate or severe symptoms.

      The clearest signs of the start of menopause are irregular periods (when periods come closer together or further apart), and when blood flow becomes lighter or heavier.

      Other signs may include some of the following:

      * weight gain;
      * hot flashes;
      * insomnia;
      * night sweats;
      * vaginal dryness;
      * joint pain;
      * fatigue;
      * short-term memory problems;
      * bowel upset;
      * dry eyes;
      * itchy skin;
      * mood swings; and
      * urinary tract infections.

      Most of the time, these symptoms will lessen or go away after a woman has finished menopause.
      Do all women experience menopause in the same way?

      Menopause experiences are different among individual women, and also among women in different cultures and in different parts of the world.

      Research has shown that women’s experience of menopause can be related to many things, including genetics, diet, lifestyle and social and cultural attitudes toward older women.

      For example:

      * Japanese women report fewer hot flashes and other symptoms.
      * Thai women record a high incidence of headaches.
      * Scottish women record fewer severe symptoms.
      * Greek women report a high rate of hot flashes.
      * Mayan women report no symptoms.

      Some scholars wonder if the North American emphasis on youth and lack of respect for older people contributes to a more difficult menopausal transition here.

      The typical North American diet, high in saturated fats and sugars, along with our in-active lifestyle and low childbirth rate, may also contribute to the physical complaints common to many North American women at menopause.
      What is "induced" menopause?

      "Induced", "sudden" or "surgical" menopause happens when a woman goes through an immediate and premature menopause. This occurs when her ovaries no longer produce the hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

      This may be caused by:

      * surgery to remove your ovaries;
      * chemotherapy;
      * radiation treatment; or
      * ovarian malfunction.

      Women going through induced menopause may have more severe menopausal symptoms, and are usually treated with hormone therapy.
      How should I prepare for menopause?

      Menopause is one of women’s many important natural life-stages. For some, it is a challenging period of difficult physical and emotional changes. For others, it is a time of personal growth and renewal. And for many women, it is both at the same time. They don't call it "Menopausal Zest" for nothing!

      Here are some suggestions to help you enjoy your menopausal years to their fullest:

      * Learn about menopause through recent books, articles and other reading materials.
      * Talk to friends and relatives who have already gone through menopause.
      * Join a menopause or midlife support-group in your area.
      * Have a nutritious diet and enjoy regular exercise.
      * Manage your stress by balancing your work and social life.
      * Talk with your health care practitioner about your personal health concerns.
      * Know that you have choices and can take charge of your health.
      http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/faq/menopause.html

  36. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?
    What do you have to do to get it cure. Tell me what you went through with. If you are cancer free now . Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I am a man and my wife is a survivor of Cervical cancer. It was noticed and diagnosed 4 years back as Cervical Cancer Stage IIIB. She underwent treatments and now the Oncologist have told that she has been cured fully from cancer. I am giving the symptoms and treatment for your information. -

      You may not experience any cervical cancer symptoms — early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, these cervical cancer symptoms and signs may appear:

      Vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause
      Watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor
      Pelvic pain or pain during intercourse.

      Cervical cancer that invades deeper than the outside layer of cells on the cervix is referred to as invasive cancer and requires more extensive treatment. Treatment for cervical cancer depends on several factors, such as the stage of the cancer, other health problems you may have and your own preferences about treatment. Treatment options may include:

      Surgery. Surgery to remove the uterus (hysterectomy) is typically used to treat the early stages of cervical cancer. A simple hysterectomy involves the removal of the cancer, the cervix and the uterus. Simple hysterectomy is typically an option only when the cancer is very early stage — invasion is less than 3 millimeters (mm) into the cervix. A radical hysterectomy — removal of the cervix, uterus, part of the vagina and lymph nodes in the area — is the standard surgical treatment when there's an invasion of greater than 3 mm into the cervix and no evidence of tumor on the walls of the pelvis.

      Radiation. Radiation therapy uses high-powered energy to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy can be given externally using external beam radiation or internally (brachytherapy) by placing devices filled with radioactive material near your cervix. Radiation therapy is as effective as surgery for early-stage cervical cancer. For women with more advanced cervical cancer, radiation is often the best treatment.

      Both methods of radiation therapy can be combined. Radiation therapy can be used alone, with chemotherapy, before surgery to shrink a tumor or after surgery to kill any remaining cancer cells. Side effects of radiation to the pelvic area include upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, bladder irritation and narrowing of your vagina, which can make intercourse difficult. Premenopausal women may stop menstruating as a result of radiation therapy and begin menopause.

      Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy uses strong anti-cancer chemicals to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy drugs, which can be used alone or in combination with each other, are usually injected into a vein and they travel throughout your body killing quickly growing cells, including cancer cells. Low doses of chemotherapy are often combined with radiation therapy, since chemotherapy may enhance the effects of the radiation. Higher doses of chemotherapy are used to control advanced cervical cancer that may not be curable. Side effects of chemotherapy depend on the drugs being administered, but generally include diarrhea, fatigue, nausea and hair loss. Certain chemotherapy drugs may cause infertility and early menopause in premenopausal women.

      My wife had Sugery, Radiation (External and internal both) and Chemo theraphy. I you have anyone having Cervical cancer of any stage it is very essential to see an Oncologist and proceed with the treatments as suggested by him as CANCER IS STILL AN ENIGMA.-

  37. QUESTION:
    Why have I lost my sex drive at the age of 40?
    After i turned 40 things were alright 4 about a month then I just had no desire anymore. I turned 40 in June this year.

    • ANSWER:
      By forty some hormons are not at the same level. Estrogen helps to boost sexual intrest. But estrogen levels drop during the transition to menopause. So you need to start taking a supplement in form of pills.

      Other causes are listed below but I know what you need is estrogen boost and Vitamin B complex.

      Physical causes
      A wide range of illnesses, physical changes and medications can cause a low sex drive, including:

      Sexual problems. If you experience pain during sex (dyspareunia) or inability to orgasm (anorgasmia), it can hamper your desire for sex.
      Medical diseases. Numerous nonsexual diseases can also affect desire for sex, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and neurological diseases. Infertility also can contribute to low sex drive, even after infertility treatments are over.
      Medications. Many prescription medications — including antidepressants, blood pressure medications and chemotherapy drugs — are notorious libido killers. Antihistamines also can diminish your sex drive.
      Alcohol and drugs. A glass of wine may make you feel amorous, but too much alcohol can spoil your sex drive; the same is true of street drugs.
      Surgery. Any surgery related to your breasts or your genital tract can affect your body image, function and desire for sex.
      Fatigue. The exhaustion of caring for aging parents or young children can contribute to low sex drive.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can you survive stage 4 breast cancer?
    I just found out that my aunt has moved up to stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to her liver, lymnode, leg, neck etc. I don't know much about cancer and all I really want to know is what is the survival rate when you've reached stage 4? The doctors plan on Chemo therapy.

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 4 breast cancer has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body.

      In stage IV breast cancer, the cancer has spread elsewhere in the body. Affected areas may include the bones, brain, lungs, or liver. Because multiple areas may be involved, focused treatments like surgery or radiation alone are not sufficient. So far, treatment of stage IV breast cancer does not provide a cure for the disease. By shrinking the cancer, treatment can slow down the disease, make you feel better, and let you live longer. Although patients with stage IV breast cancer may live for years, it is usually life-threatening at some point. Many factors influence this

      * Chemotherapy , or treatment with cancer drugs, is often the main treatment. It can slow down the growth of the cancer. Chemotherapy is often used in combination with hormone therapy or immunotherapy.
      * Hormone therapy can be key for women with hormone receptor-positive cancers. These are cancers that need hormones to grow. Tamoxifen has been used to block the effects of estrogen for decades. But newer drugs, like the aromatase inhibitors Arimidex and Femara, and the aromatase inactivator Aromasin, also show great promise. They reduce the amount of estrogen your body makes. By cutting off the supply of estrogen, you can choke the cancer and slow it down. Women who haven't reached menopause may consider having their ovaries removed to stop them from making hormones that help cancer grow.
      * Biological therapy is a new approach. In about 25% of women with breast cancer, an excess of a protein known as HER2 makes the cancer spread quickly. Herceptin is a new drug that's been approved to treat women with metastatic breast cancer that is HER2-positive. It stops this protein from making the cancer cells grow. It may also boost your immune system, giving it the strength to fight the cancer itself. It is most often used in combination with chemotherapy.
      * Clinical trials are open to many women with stage IV cancer. A clinical trial may allow you access to cutting-edge treatments. Many new therapies -- new drugs, new treatments, and new combinations -- are in clinical trials now. Keep in mind that any successful treatment we have now started out in a clinical trial.
      * Surgery and radiation are used in some cases. These treatments aren't used to cure the cancer. But they may help treat pain and other symptoms in areas where the cancer has spread.
      * Other drugs may also help treat some of the side effects of breast cancer treatment, such as nausea, fatigue, and infections.

  39. QUESTION:
    I just noticed a marble sized lump on my 8 yr old Pomeranian, it is found on the lower left side of her belly?
    I am concerned since she was not born healthy and been having some problems with her hip and also once in a while,her breathing. I love her to death and don't know if surgery is an option? HELP

    • ANSWER:
      some of these could just be extremes but get here checked out as soon as possible it could be nothing

      Abdominal hernia
      A hernia occurs when an internal organ protrudes through a weakness or abnormal opening in the muscle around it. The most common sign of an abdominal hernia is a swelling or mass that usually disappears when it is gently pressed or when the person lies down. Mild discomfort or pain sometimes appears at the site of the lump. The lump results from a protrusion of the small intestine through a weak section of the muscle wall. Abdominal hernias in an older child or adult are usually repaired with surgery. Most umbilical hernias in babies resolve themselves.

      Crohn's disease
      Also known as regional enteritis, this is an inflammatory disease of the lower part of the small intestine and the colon. Its characteristic symptoms are cramping abdominal pain, especially after eating; nausea and diarrhea; a tender abdominal mass; loss of appetite and weight; and, in some cases, bloody stools. The precise cause is unknown, but it is believed to be an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks body tissue. The symptoms may come and go, varying in severity
      Diverticulosis
      This condition results from the presence of small, sac­like outpouches called diverticula in the wall of the colon. They are usually symptomless unless they become inflamed, which can result in abdominal cramps, tenderness, fever, and nausea. The abdomen becomes distended, particularly on the lower left side. Diverticulosis is rarely life threatening unless an out­pouch ruptures and allows the colon contents to spill into the abdominal cavity, resulting in peritonitis. Treatment involves dietary modification, medication, and sometimes surgery.

      Kidney cancer
      Visible blood in the urine, which may be present one day and absent the next, is a common sign of kidney cancer, but it can also be a warning signal of a number of other disorders. Other common signs of kidney cancer are the presence of a lump or mass in the abdomen and pain in the side. The abdominal mass usually feels smooth, hard, and immobile. Fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, anemia, and high blood pressure may also accompany kidney cancer.

      Metastatic liver cancer
      Without treatment, more than half of all tumors eventually spread to the liver. These secondary tumors, called metastases, can enlarge and harden the liver, creating a distinct mass in the upper abdomen. Malignancies most likely to spread to the liver include cancers of the stomach, pancreas, lung, esophagus, colon, and breast, as well as melanoma. If the liver contains only one metastatic tumor, surgical removal may halt the spread, provided the primary cancer is treated as well. Less commonly, the primary cancer may arise in the liver itself, producing symptoms similar to those of metastatic cancer.
      Ovarian cancer
      Cancer of the ovaries most frequently occurs after menopause, but one type can afflict younger women. Its most common symptom is enlargement of the abdomen, which is generally due to an accumulation of fluid caused by the cancer. In a few cases, the enlargement may be due to the tumor itself. Abnormal vaginal bleeding is another sign associated with ovarian cancer. Less often, there may be abdominal pain and sensations similar to indigestion.

      Stomach cancer
      Early symptoms of stomach cancer are similar to those of other digestive illnesses and include persistent indigestion, bloating, slight nausea, loss of appetite, heartburn, and sometimes mild stomach pain. Later symptoms may include blood in the stool, vomiting, weight loss, and pain. Sometimes it is possible to feel a mass in the upper abdomen.

      Wilms' tumor
      This is the most common type of kidney cancer in children and is quite different from adult kidney cancer. The characteristic sign is an abdominal lump or swelling. Some children have blood in the urine, and other general symptoms include low-grade fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, and anemia. In most cases, Wilms' tumor is curable when treated with surgery, radiation, and anti­cancer drugs

  40. QUESTION:
    Ginseng oil- does it have any health benefits?
    I'm currently burning some ginseng oil (in an oil lamp), and am just wondering if the vapour has any health benefits, or whether it's just a smell?

    • ANSWER:
      The active ingredients of ginseng (American and Asian) are called "ginsenosides." These ingredients are reported to have an ability to improve stamina and learning capacity, to act as a sedative and to help control low blood sugar. Due to the structure and concentration of the active ingredients, American ginseng may be more suitable for individuals who are coffee drinkers, overweight, or have insomnia and Asian ginseng may be more suitable for individuals who do not have high blood pressure, are athletic, but feel fatigued or have high stress jobs.

      Research suggests that Asian ginseng may be involved in a complex interaction of hormonal pathways that regulate the body's response to stress. Asian ginseng has been recommended for use by people who are athletes, fatigued or have high stress jobs. Compared to placebo, one study has demonstrated improved mental health and social functioning after 4 weeks of therapy. This effect was noted to decrease with continued therapy.

      Other studies have looked at Asian ginseng's potential support for better overall health in diabetics. By affecting the adrenal gland, Asian ginseng may play a role in the regulation of insulin production. An animal study evaluated obese diabetic mice who received panax ginseng berry extract and its major component, ginsenoside Re, for twelve days. On the twelfth day the mice had normal blood sugar levels and had significantly improved glucose or sugar tolerance. Other effects observed were reduced cholesterol as well as weight loss due to less food consumption, increased body temperature and increased energy. Studies also suggest that Asian ginseng may support healthy function of the adrenal gland in people who do not have diabetes.

      Depending on the dosage taken, Asian ginseng may also have hyper- or hypotensive properties. At lower doses, it may raise blood pressure while lowering blood pressure at higher doses. Asian ginseng may also support cardiovascular health by lowering total cholesterol levels, raising HDL, or "good," cholesterol levels, and making the blood less thick.

      Other benefits ginseng may offer include: estrogen-like activity for support of symptoms of menopause, reduced risk of viral infection, anti-cancer and anti-aging effects on cells, protective effects for chemotherapy and radiation therapy patients, and enhanced recovery from surgery.

      Both American and Asian / Korean ginseng are taken are taken orally as adaptogens, aphrodisiacs, nourishing stimulants and in the treatment of type II diabetes, including sexual dysfunction in men.

      Research has shown that it has a specific affinity for the spleen and lungs. Therefore, ginseng is widely used as a tonic for the spleen, kidney and adrenal function, and lungs, and generically used as a restorative for vital energy in the body. In general, most people find ginseng energy boosting.

      Traditional Chinese herbal medicine also uses ginseng for the treatment of various other wide-ranging conditions like asthma, weak pulse, hypertension, diabetes, insomnia, angina, congestive heart failure, lack of appetite, rectal prolapsed and heart palpitations.

      In the western pharmacopeias, ginseng is listed as an energy booster and memory aid. It has also gained a reputation to being a sexual stimulant and an elixir for treatment of impotence. Many have found ginseng sex enhancing.

      In addition, ginseng is commonly seen as a benefic in the area of gastrointestinal disorders, and also a promoter of long life.

      Although these claims of the health benefits of ginseng may seem very generic and have not been studied in clear quantifiable forms in laboratory experiments, most studies have registered marked improvement in energy, memory functions and performance, especially when individual has complains of tiredness and listlessness.

      Ginseng is also frequently used for skin problems. . Ginseng is used in natural skin care products for its toning and vitalising effects on the skin. Ginseng helps to balance the oil gland production and improves the skin texture by preventing the formation of wrinkles. Hence, it is used in skin care creams, lotions, toners, etc.

      Of course, to achieve the desired health effects of ginseng, and to ensure the efficacy of ginseng products, top quality sources of the herb must be obtained. This can be a great challenge, in view of the influx of substandard ginseng supplements available in the market today.

  41. QUESTION:
    My breasts are so sore and have been over a week?
    Hi I am 40 and I have never had random breast pain like this before. My nipples and areola are so sore I can barely touch them. It litterly came from nowhere? I have had children and I am certain I am not pregnant, I am wondering if it may be early menopausal symptoms? higher estrogen levels? I am going to the Dr. next Thursday but I just wondered if any other women have had this random pain occur and what the cause..........

    Thanks in advance for your help : )

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Tristan,

      Here is a possibility, I am almost 43 and have done reading on this as well.

      What is Perimenopause
      Perimenopause is that stage of menopause which takes place when the ovarian hormone level declines in the body and leads to many symptoms indicating onset of menopause. Perimenopause can last for 3 to 5 years before menopause. It generally occurs between the age of 35 to 45 years and symptoms of perimenopause are often ignored by women as well as their physicians.

      What Happens in Perimenopause
      Let us now have a look at the happenings during perimenopause. The ovaries contain follicles that are composed of over 2 million egg cells when a baby girl is born. By the time she reaches puberty, there are only 300,000 egg cells left. Of these, only about 500 cells mature and are released during a menstruation cycle. However, by the time a woman reaches her mid-thirties, her ovary production begins to decrease. This gives rise to a number of perimenopause symptoms like changes in menstrual cycle, etc.

      During perimenopause, as the egg supply decreases, the menstruation cycle becomes irregular. The periods last for a shorter duration and the bleeding may decrease. Other symptoms of perimenopause will also be experienced by a woman. These include hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings and anxiety. Women tend to suffer from depression too as they feel it is the end of their fertility and youth. Some women tend to gain weight as they are inclined to eat more due to depression. Soon, the menstrual periods are skipped and they occur close together.

      What Happens to Hormones During Perimenopause
      Hormones play a very important role in a woman's body. Every process related to fertility and production is related to hormones. This is why one wonders what happens to hormones during perimenopause. The estrogen and progesterone are two important hormones that regulate menstruation. The estrogen levels begin to drop significantly. This causes irregular and inconsistent periods. A woman may have normal periods for a few months, then suffer from scanty or irregular periods for several months at a stretch, before returning to her normal period cycle. Drop in progesterone causes changes in the amount of bleeding. When the progesterone level is too high, it leads to heavy menstruation bleeding and when the level is low, it causes light bleeding.

      What are the Perimenopause Symptoms
      There are many perimenopause symptoms that help a woman understand the changes occurring in her body. Let us have a look at the symptoms that will help you understand what occurs during perimenopause.
      •Menstrual cycle changes
      •Headache
      •Hot flashes
      •Tender breasts
      •Unexplained weight gain
      •Anger
      •Depression
      •Dizziness
      •Stress
      •Extreme fatigue
      •Mood swings
      •Urinary incontinence
      •Decrease in fertility
      •Increase in vaginal and urinary tract infections
      •Loss of bone
      •Increase in estrogen levels
      These symptoms indicate that a woman has entered perimenopause and is soon moving towards menopause. Then, one will stop getting periods for 6 to 12 months at a stretch. When a woman misses menstrual periods continuously for a month, it indicates that she has reached menopause. Many women never experience any of the symptoms and enter menopause without any issues. During this time, one should eat a healthy diet rich in iron, calcium and other vitamins as well as minerals.

      Speak to your doctor regarding the treatment that will help you get through this phase smoothly. This will help you to overcome the symptoms and prevent other health related issues like osteoporosis. Hope the above information has helped you understand all the biological changes occurring during perimenopause.

  42. QUESTION:
    This question is for Women with or have recently been diagnosised with Endometriosis.?
    I'm a mother of 4 that had a tubal ligation 6 years ago and have been semi-diagnoised with Endo. THey are scheduling me for an ultrasound and determining whether i should have surgery because all other methods seem to not be doing anything. I'm having severe cramping, bleeding, headaches, sex drive is low and fatigue increases as it nears to my periods. I'm even experiencing no periods at times. I just started back on a cycle from not having one for 3 months almost. IF any woman have experienced these symptoms and know that this is Endo and can tell me what it is that I can do please let me know what i should do next.
    Yes they want to do a exploritory surgery (laproscopy). My dr. doesn't want to do that but she says if the hormones aren't working then that's the last option and she's not considering a hysterectomy, but having the surgery for me is risky since the last ime I had one they couldn't put me to sleep or put a breathing tube down my throat. I can't afford to see another doctor don't have insurance. Yes the cramps are bad to the point i have to call in at times. I just need some help.

    • ANSWER:
      I was diagnosised with Endometriosis 8 years ago through laproscopy. I was then put on Lupron for 6 months. Then I went on fertility drugs for several years trying to get pregnant. Which didn't happen. Then three years ago I started having all the symtoms you are having.The Dr. did an ultrasound and saw a large mass on my left ovary. He sent me to a cancer Dr. who removed the mass and found out it was endometriosis wraped all the way around my ovary. I still wanted to get pregnant so I went back on fertility meds till 4 months ago when I started having symtoms all over again. It is now on my other ovary and now I also have a large fibroid. I have surgery 4/19 to deal with this. The Dr. is going to try and just remove the endometriosis and fibroid if he can't safely then I will be having a hysterectomy. If I didn't want a baby I would be all for the hysterectomy because I know in a few years the endometriosis will be right back. Endometriosis reocures after you stop treatment until menopause. If they have put you on Lupron and it hasn't helped all I know to do would be surgery. Since you arn't going to have anymore children I would say a hysterectomy would be the best thing to do. This would at least keep you from having to have another surgery in a few years.

  43. QUESTION:
    How can I loose weight without exercise?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for Shedding Excessive Fat and Weight /Obesity (Without any side effects or complications of any kind) :-

      Tongue thickly white coated; patient feels exhausted in warm water Antim-crud.200X, 6 hourly

      With unusual tallness in children; chilly patient Silicea 30X or 30, 4 hourly

      When the tongue is constantly whitish coated; with liver disorders Kali mur.30X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Fat, flabby and chilly patients. Profuse sweat on hand; worse at night, by exertion;easily fatigued; feet are cold and damp; craving for eggs; sensitive to cold and damp climate Calcarea Carb.200X or 1M, 4 hourly

      Especially for fatty women approaching menopause; sensitive to cold weather; liver and spleen enlarged Calcarea Ars 200X, 6 hourly

      Obese patient who suffers from constipation; flatulence; goitre or thyroid enlargements Fucus Ves, Q(Mother Tincture). 4 hourly,10 -20 drops

      Intercurrent remedy; specially when obesity is due to thyroid disturbances Thyroidinum 200X or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Obese, chilly, constipated patients, specially in women when there is a history of delayed menstruation; prone to skin ailments; feels cold; easily chilled and easily overheated Graphites 200 or 1M weekly (6 Doses)

      For fatty women; feels completely exhausted; (whether they do anything or not) Lac-def.200 weekly (6)

      To reduce weight (flesh and fat); to make the muscles hard and firm Calotropis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      To absorb abnormal tissues; new growths and fat Phytolacca Berry Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly,10 drops Now its available in tablets form too very easily available in India and Pakistan manufactured by Dr.Willmar Schwabe Pharmacy, Germany

      Obese patient with weak heart; sensitive to cold; aversion to water; habits of uncleanliness; prone to colds Ammon-Carb.200, 6 hourly.

      No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Take Care and God Bless !

  44. QUESTION:
    My Mom has a tumor on her ovary? How bad is it?
    She already went to the doctor.. it's 4cm ...they told her she might need a surgery....
    from 1 to 10 ..how bad is it? ...I'm really scared... she just had a surgery not long ago...

    if you anything of this.. please let me know... im really afraid that it's something very serious :(

    • ANSWER:
      The treatment depends on the type and stage of the tumour. Surgery is usually the first and preferred method of treatment. This includes removal of the ovaries (oophorectomy), the fallopian tubes (salpingectomy), the cervix and the uterus (hysterectomy).

      Chemotherapy is the destruction of the cancerous cells with the help of drugs and special medications. Most drugs used to treat cancer are given intravenously. The common drugs are taxol, taxatere, cisplatin and paraplatin. Radiation therapy involves the use of high energy rays to kill the cancerous cells. However, it is not the preferred method of treatment since it's effect is localised and the cancer may have spread through the blood stream.

      There may be many side effects depending on the form of treatment followed and the stage of the disease.
      After surgery a person may experience pain and tenderness in the operated region. Since after the removal of the ovaries, the woman loses her ability to reproduce and menopause occurs, she may experience feelings of loss and incapacity. The physical symptoms associated with menopause, like vaginal dryness and hot flashes may be seen in some women.

      Women undergoing chemotherapy may lose their hair in addition to the usual side effects of treatment, which are nausea, vomiting, weight loss, loss of appetite, fatigue and mood swings. Patients undergoing chemotherapy may be given extra fluids intravenously to prevent kidney damage.

  45. QUESTION:
    I have major hot flashes, Can anyone give some advice on natural herbal remidies?
    Help! I have tryed so many things and nothing seems to help. I dont want the prescription stuff.
    Thanks in advance
    I want to thank all of you for all of this wonderful information. I will continue to read and follow some of this advice.Many Thanks to all.

    • ANSWER:
      Try the Natural Cure. If you are through Menopause.

      Symptoms: During the menopause, the entire chain of endocrine glands is disturbed, particularly the gonads, thyroid and pituitary. In a really healthy woman, the menopausal change takes place without any unpleasant symptoms. The only sign that the "change" taking place is the cessation of menstrual flow. There are, however, many women who do not enjoy good health due to dietetic errors and a faulty style of living. In these cases, the menopausal change often leads to all kinds of distressing physical, emotional, and nervous symptoms and manifestations. Hot flashes, night sweats, nervous tension, menstrual disturbances, insomnia, diminished interest in sex, irritability, and depression are the typical symptoms of menopause. Other symptoms are chilly feelings, fatigue, palpitation, dizziness, headaches and numbness. Not every women will get these severe reactions. The severity or otherwise of the symptoms depend on a variety of factors such as general health, previous surgery and radiation. Menopause and its problems are usually over when menstruation stops.

      Causes: The annoying symptoms associated with menopause arise from the fact that the ovaries are no longer producing their normal amount of estrogen, the dominant female hormone. Anything which interferes with the normal functioning of the ovaries may also bring about these symptoms. The same strange feelings may occur if the ovaries are removed by surgery because of disease. This can also result from heavy X-ray therapy or the use of radiation. A lack of normal hormone balance may also result in a severe backache. This is caused by thinning of the bones arising from the low level of estrogen in the bloodstream. Unless properly treated, this may eventually lead to a collapse of one or more of the vertebrae.

      Treatment: Although menopause cannot be avoided, it can be postponed for as long as 10 to 15 years and it can be made a smooth affair when it comes, with a proper nutritional programme, special supplements and the right mental attitude. When a woman is affected by the menopausal change to any marked extent, it is a sure sign that her body is in a toxic condition and in need of a thorough cleansing. For this purpose, she should undergo a course of natural health building treatment. Diet is of utmost importance in such a scheme of treatment. In fact the problems at menopause are often much more severe than that at puberty largely because the diet has been deficient for many years prior to its onset, in many nutrients such as protein, calcium, magnesium, vitamins D, E, and pantothenic acid. The diet should be made up from three basic food groups, namely (i) seeds, nuts, and grains (ii) vegetables and (iii) fruits. The emphasis should be on vitamin E-rich raw and sprouted seeds and nuts, unpasteurised high quality milk and homemade cottage cheese and an abundance of raw, organically grown fruits and vegetables. Plenty of freshly made juices of fruits and vegetables in season should also be included in this diet.

      All processed, refined and denatured foods, such as white sugar, white flour and all articles made with them, should be completely eliminated. Take special supplements such as vitamins C, B6 and pantothenic acid, which have a specific property of stimulating the body’s own production of estrogen or enhancing the effect of the existing estrogen. During menopause, the lack of ovarian hormones can result in a severe calcium deficiency. For this reason, a larger than usual intake of calcium may help greatly. Vitamins D and F are also essential for assimilation of calcium. Any woman having difficulty at this time should supplement her daily diet with 1,000 units of natural vitamin D, 5000 milligrams of magnesium and two grams of calcium daily, which can be supplied by one quart of milk. During the menopause, the need for vitamin E soars 10 to 50 times over that previously required. Hot flashes, night sweats, and other symptoms of menopause often disappear when 50 to 100 units of vitamin E are taken daily. The symptoms recur quickly if the vitamin is discontinued.

      Of late, it has become popular to take estrogen to prevent or postpone menopausal symptoms. Although hormone therapy is apparently successful and will, in many cases, help the patient to feel and act younger, it cannot be recommended in all cases because of its carcinogenic effect. If, however, estrogen therapy is undertaken, it should never be administered at the same time as vitamin E therapy. Ingestion of estrogen and vitamin E should be separated by several hours. Beet juice has been found very useful in menopausal disorders. It should be taken in small quantities of 60 to 90 ml at a time thrice a day. It has proved much more permanently helpful than the degenerative effects of drugs or synthetic hormones. Carrot seeds have also been found valuable in menopausal tension. A teaspoonful of the seeds should be boiled in a glassful of cow’s milk for about 10 minutes and taken daily as a medicine in this condition.

      Plenty of outdoor exercise, such as walking, jogging, swimming, horse riding, or cycling, is imperative to postpone menopause. Other helpful measures in this direction are avoiding mental and emotional stress and worries, especially worry about growing old, sufficient sleep, and relaxation and following all general rules of maintaining a high level of health. The healthier a woman is, the fewer menopausal symptoms she will experience.

      The menopause can be made a pleasant affair by building bodily health and a sane mental outlook. From puberty to menopause, a woman has been somewhat of a slave to her female glands. At specified intervals she was inconvenienced by her menstrual periods. She bore children, enduring the pain and discomfort of pregnancy. Menopause relieves her of this bondage to her femininity. She can now experience some of the happiest days of a woman’s life. A whole new life is given to her, if she is wise enough to prepare for it and accept it as such.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  46. QUESTION:
    I am spotting a week before my period is this normal?
    I am 25 years old and in a stable loving relationship were TTC and I am due on my period within 2 days I am regular as clockwork with a 28 day cycle but the last few months I have been spotting a week or so before my period what could this be and should I be worried :/
    I keep getting this spotting for about the last 3 months but then it follows with a normal period so don't know what to thinkx

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Natasha, A menstrual period normally occurs approximately every 28 days, lasts for four days and discharges about 30 to 80 mL or 2 to 8 tbsp. of blood.If you're spotting---bleeding between periods---check for bleeding from your rectum or urinary tract. You can insert a tampon in your vagina to see if that's the source. An examination by a physician is often the best way to discover the origin of abnormal bleeding.Bleeding can occur during the first three months of pregnancy and at the normal time that a female gets her period,If a female is spotting at the time of month when she expects her period, she might not realize she's pregnant, Changes in hormonal levels are a potential cause of spotting. Adolescence, during pregnancy,The same is true when you start or stop estrogen treatments or using birth control pills, which contain the hormones estrogen or progesterone or both. Vaginal dryness resulting from estrogen loss before and after menopause can result in spotting.Spotting, referred to medically as implantation bleeding, is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy a woman can experience. This occurs when the fertilized egg attaches itself to the wall of the uterus.
      When experienced, spotting usually occurs within six to 12 days after conception and is a light-pink or red color. It will appear prior to your normal period and has a tendency to come and go. It does not last long and is sometimes accompanied by slight cramping. For some, this can be a more subtle symptom, as it is one that does not happen with everyone.Breasts may be tender or swollen as early as two weeks after conception. This symptom may also be most noticeable when you are trying to sleep at night, during exercise or while getting dressed.This symptom occurs as a result of your body preparing to breastfeed. To accomplish this, your hormone levels increase. You may also notice that your nipples are sore and begin to darken as well. It is a natural response, even if you do not plan to breastfeed your baby.early signs of pregnancy.A missed period, especially if you typically have a fairly regular cycle, is one of the first signs of pregnancy. For many women, the other symptoms don't show up until after they have missed their period.Nausea/vomiting,can begin as early as three weeks after conception and is likely caused by increasing levels of estrogen and progesterone, which make the stomach empty at a slower pace. Morning sickness is often intensified by a woman’s heightened sense of smell during pregnancy and can appear at any time of the day.Swollen, tender, full breasts are often the first symptom noticed in early pregnancy and can begin as early as two to three weeks after conception when hormone levels begin to increase. Some women may also notice a darkening of the areola, the area surrounding the nipple.If you find yourself making extra trips to the bathroom, or if you suddenly start having to go in the middle of the night, you might be newly pregnant. Increased urination is caused by hormonal changes, which send your kidneys into overdrive.Fatigue is another extremely common sign of pregnancy that appears early on in pregnancy, when progesterone levels skyrocket and leave a pregnant woman feeling sleepy.Constipation and/or bloating, Dizziness/ lightheadedness, Elevated basal body temperature,If you experience some or all of these symptoms, you should consider taking a pregnancy test, which is the only definitive way to know whether you are pregnant or not.The sooner you know for certain that you're pregnant, the earlier you can begin receiving prenatal care, which is the first gift that you'll give your baby.
      So my dear May I be the first one to tell congratulations you are getting what you been looking for
      Now you asked if you should be worried well depends if you are TTC then you should be ok otherwise no, but please do the test and just let me know...Best wishes good luck

  47. QUESTION:
    Would going thru menopause cause this?
    I'm crying for no apparent reason. I have been like this for a few days now.As far as I know I'm not depressed about anything.

    • ANSWER:
      Menopause is the permanent end of menstrual periods and pregnancy is no longer possible. I am not sure because you haven't state about your menstrual, but a woman's last menstrual in her life can be identified only later, after she has had no periods for at least 6 months. If this hadn't happened to you, a distinctive period called perimenopausal occurs just before and after menopause and this may explain your situation of apparent crying. During perimenopausal, your hormones(estrogen and progesterone) level fluctuate widely,these fluctuations explain why women in their 40's report bouts of menopausal symptoms, which may subside without treatment. Symptoms maybe non-existence to mild, moderate or severe, they are: irregular menstrual periods, periods maybe shorter/longer, lighter/heavier, may not occur for months then become regular again, hot flashes/flushes, causing your skin around head and neck to become red and warm, perspiration maybe profuse, mood changes,depression, irritability,anxiiety, nervousness,insomnia, loss of concentration, headache and also fatigue, yes, because night sweats which are realated to hot flashes may be too-disturb your sleep and cause fatigue and iriitability. they also may fell dizzy, tingling sensation/pin-and-needle sensations, may feel heart beating forcefully, weight gain may occur, really they are many of them!(but I think weight gain maybe unrelated to hormonal changes 'cause they are part of normal ageing in women hehe). So maybe your mood swings is part of your perimenopausal symptoms, don't worry, they although disturbing, become less and less frequent after menopause. *smile*

  48. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to lose 30 pounds starting today until September 12th, 2007?
    My dad wants me to, but I don't think that's possible... What will I have to do to do the best possible by then?
    I am 13 years old, 5' 5" (at least a couple months ago) and 160 pounds.

    On September 8th I will be 14, though.
    Oh and I can't eat any fruits or vegetables (except corn and potatoes, sometimes) because they make me itchy in the throat and ears.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for Shedding Excessive Fat and Weight /Obesity (Without any side effects or complications of any kind) :-

      Tongue thickly white coated; patient feels exhausted in warm water Antim-crud.200X, 6 hourly

      With unusual tallness in children; chilly patient Silicea 30X or 30, 4 hourly

      When the tongue is constantly whitish coated; with liver disorders Kali mur.30X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Fat, flabby and chilly patients. Profuse sweat on hand; worse at night, by exertion;easily fatigued; feet are cold and damp; craving for eggs; sensitive to cold and damp climate Calcarea Carb.200X or 1M, 4 hourly

      Especially for fatty women approaching menopause; sensitive to cold weather; liver and spleen enlarged Calcarea Ars 200X, 6 hourly

      Obese patient who suffers from constipation; flatulence; goitre or thyroid enlargements Fucus Ves, Q(Mother Tincture). 4 hourly,10 -20 drops

      Intercurrent remedy; specially when obesity is due to thyroid disturbances Thyroidinum 200X or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Obese, chilly, constipated patients, specially in women when there is a history of delayed menstruation; prone to skin ailments; feels cold; easily chilled and easily overheated Graphites 200 or 1M weekly (6 Doses)

      For fatty women; feels completely exhausted; (whether they do anything or not) Lac-def.200 weekly (6)

      To reduce weight (flesh and fat); to make the muscles hard and firm Calotropis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      To absorb abnormal tissues; new growths and fat Phytolacca Berry Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly,10 drops Now its available in tablets form too very easily available in India and Pakistan manufactured by Dr.Willmar Schwabe Pharmacy, Germany

      Obese patient with weak heart; sensitive to cold; aversion to water; habits of uncleanliness; prone to colds Ammon-Carb.200, 6 hourly.

      No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Take Care and God Bless !

  49. QUESTION:
    i am a 58 year old man with prostate cancer , i am undergoing radiation treatment and lupron ,i get hot flashe?
    i have been newly diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer i take bicalutimide,i get radiation treatment and lupron , but i find myself having hot flashes, frenquently pooing and urinating. what is going on with me

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear that...these are common but miserable side effects of the treatment...hang in there. Treatment for prostate cancer can take a toll on a person's overall health, due to the frequent side effects...i'll try to explain in simple terms

      The fact that you're getting flashes means that the lupron is working to shut off the testostenone production in your body. Prostate cancer is a testosterone dependent tumor, so medical therapy involves keeping testosterone to extremely low levels. As testosterone is the predominant male hormone, the near absence of it puts your body at a state of andropause (the female counterpart to menopause).. so the lack of testosterone is causing the side effects of hot flashes.

      Other symptoms you may experience are fatigue, lethargy, loss of libido, lack of focus/concentration, increased appetite, deposition of fat in the midsection, loss of bone mass etc. That is why your oncologist may have told you to exercise regularly, this involves gradual weight lifting, and other muscle strengthening exercises. It is paramount that you do these exercises everyday, otherwise you'll start feeling weaker due to the loss of muscle mass. The patients that I've spoken to have often said that Lupron turns them into an instant couch potato... so keeping yourself motivated and having a positive outlook is key.

      The bicalutamide is another drug that works with lupron to prevent the effects of testosterone on the body.

      Now regarding the side effects of frequent pooing and urinating, these are side effects from the radiation treatment. I don't know if they did the pellets or the localized radiation... As much as radiation oncology has progressed, they try to focus the radiation beam to the smallest area as possible. But the problem is that the prostate lies in a place that is surrounded by organs... and this causes inflammation/irritation of the surrounding areas. Commonest area to get affected is the Urethra (your urinary tract), which travels through the prostate...radiation also irritates the bladder, which is why you're feeling the frequent urination, sometimes burning also occurs.

      The lower part of the colon lies right behind the prostate, which also gets irritated/inflamed due to the radiation treatment. Hence the frequent pooing, and don't be alarmed if you see a little blood in the stools after the radiation.

      I hope I've answered the questions that u've had... keep asking your medical oncologist and radiation oncologist questions regarding the side effects. Address all the symptoms one by one when you see them. Educating yourself regarding the treatment process also helps, you may find quite a few books at the library regarding the treatment.

      Wishing you all the best

  50. QUESTION:
    Anyone have or know about POF? (premature menopause) Also, Addison's disease?
    I'm experiencing premature menopause and i'm in my early 20's. I would like to know more about it or hear people's experiences. From the hormonal imbalance i also have Addison's disease and i'd like to hear about that too if possible.

    • ANSWER:
      What are Early and Premature Menopause? Early onset menopause is often confused with premature menopause, but actually the two are different things. These terms hinge on the age of the woman involved; if menopause occurs before the age of 45, it is considered early menopause; if menopause occurs before the age of 40 it is considered premature menopause.

      What Causes Early and Premature Menopause
      More often than not, doctors are unable to determine a cause for menopause in younger women. This can be very frustrating for women as it makes it difficult to accept and deal with this new stage of life. Sometimes though, there are very obvious causes of premature or early menopause.

      Premature Ovarian Failure (POV): Premature ovarian failure is another name for naturally-occurring premature menopause. Women with POV have ovaries that arent functioning properly. Either they stop producing eggs or no longer produce the hormones needed to ovulate. POV can occur for a variety of reasons. Autoimmune disorders are responsible for more than 65% of POV cases. With these disorders, the body sees itself as an invader and develops antibodies to its own products, including ovum and menses. Genetic factors may also be involved in POV. Five per cent of women seem to follow in their mothers footsteps, entering into menopause early. Some women are born with irregularities in their X chromosomes, interfering with egg production before menopause should begin. Other women are just born with very few eggs, causing menopause to occur years before it should.

      Infection
      Infection is also linked with premature menopause. Infections such as the mumps and tuberculosis can infect the ovaries, affecting your hormonal balance. This is extremely rare, however.

      Early Menopause Symptoms
      Premature menopause symptoms are essentially the same as those of natural menopause. Women commonly suffer from night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, headaches, and joint or muscle pain. Body shape changes are also common, causing you to put on weight around the abdomen. Additionally, water retention and menopause commonly go together.

      Menopausal women can experience emotional ups and downs, including anxiety, depression, cravings, and forgetfulness. All of these symptoms are triggered by the fluctuation of hormones in the body during menopause. In particular, estrogen levels reduce dramatically during the onset of menopause, causing a variety of changes in the bodys functions.

      Early and premature menopause tends to be associated with more severe symptoms than menopause occurring after the age of 45. Because early menopause is often due to illness, surgery, or genetic issues, there is a rapid decline in the amount of estrogen in your body. This causes you to enter menopause more quickly than other women. Estrogen crash can cause extreme hot flashes, fatigue, mood swings, and depression in some women. In a survey of early menopausal women, 100% of women who experienced surgical menopause experienced a number of menopause symptoms in quick succession. 90% of these women complained that their symptoms were severe and lasted more than 8 years.

      Treatment Options
      Unfortunately, there are no menopause cures. Menopause treatment has progressed by leaps and bounds over the years, though. It is suggested that most women who have undergone early or premature menopause seek out hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Menopause symptoms will be very sudden and severe, especially after surgery, and can be lessoned by taking appropriate doses of estrogen. If oral medication is too difficult to take directly after surgery, estrogen patches that release hormones through the skin can be used to help lessen symptoms.

      A good support network is also recommended to help you through the difficult times. You may be unprepared for such an immediate entry into menopause and friends, family, and other menopausal women can really help you see the light at the end of the tunnel. Living life after menopause isnt so bad in fact, it can be a very rewarding time when you have the right support.


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