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It’s the number one killer in both men and women worldwide. No, it’s not cancer but, rather, heart disease. Heart disease is responsible for more deaths in the U.S. than all cancers combined.
Menopause is a normal transition in a woman’s life – not a disease that must be medically treated. Transitions, however, don’t always go smoothly. When they don’t, women look to their doctors for help.
Hotflashes, mood swings, sleep disturbances and irregular menstrual cycles are all signs that a woman is approaching menopause. This is a time of transition, marking the end of fertility and heralding the next phase of a woman’s life.
Your throat feels a little sore, then the sneezing starts — along with the body aches and congestion and low grade fever. You know what is coming, something we all dread, the common cold.
The holidays are upon us, and for many people, gatherings of family and friends can mean not only an overindulgence of food and drink but also a time of increased stress - a classic setup for heartburn.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time for every woman (and man) to reflect on lifestyle changes they can make to promote breast health.
Do you feel tired all the time, have decreased ability to handle stress and/or crave salty or sweet food?
Migraine headaches are one of the most common pain syndromes that send a person to the doctor. More than 28 million people suffer from migraine headaches, which are characterized by rapid onset of throbbing pain, usually on one side and often associated with nausea or vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound. Women are more likely than men to have migraines, at a ratio of 3:1.
When it comes to calcium intake, a recent study published in the British Medical Journal found that taking more than the recommended amount isn’t necessarily better. In fact, it may be harmful, increasing your risk for kidney stones and possibly increasing your risk for hip fractures.
Do you have problems with abdominal cramping? What about bloating or constipation that has been going on for at least three months? If so, you may be one of the 10 percent to 20 percent of Americans who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS.
Walking down the supplement aisle in the grocery or health food store can be an overwhelming experience for even the most educated consumer.
The adage “What you don’t know may kill you” holds many truths when it comes to your health.
Spring is here, and for an estimated 50 million Americans that means a return of itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing and a whole host of other allergy symptoms.
Heidi Rula, M.D., is a physician at Integrative Care for Women in Mesa. Reach her at (480) 699-2508 or integrativecareforwomen.com.