Hormone replacement therapy (HRT): HRT replaces the hormones that a woman's body no longer makes. The most important hormone used in reducing menopausal symptoms is estrogen, but taking estrogen alone can increase a woman's risk of developing endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus). This isn't a problem in women who have had a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus), but in women who still have a uterus estrogen is usually combined with another hormone, progestin, to reduce … [Read more...] about Menopause Treatment Options
The usual first step in treating Erectile Dysfunction is to check whether the problem is the result of a medication side effect. If so, there may be a different drug that can be prescribed that won't result in Erectile Dysfunction. Psychotherapy and behaviour modification may be considered next in some people. If these measures are not enough to resolve the problem, there are some medications that can be prescribed. Medications for Erectile Dysfunction Medications are not the only treatment … [Read more...] about How is Erectile Dysfunction treated?
We hear very often about the importance of antioxidants and the role they play in improving our health so I thought I would check the great Wikipedia and US government research sites to see if I could find some good info on the role that antioxidants play in good health and how to get them. Antioxidants are present in foods as vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and polyphenols, among others. Many antioxidants are often identified in food by their distinctive colors—the deep red of cherries … [Read more...] about Antioxidants And Good Health
On the weekend I had a chance to see Michael Moores movie Sicko. Sicko as everyone no knows is a documentary that looks at some people that are on underinsured health plans and compares them to regular folk in other countries. I am a Canadian so I can answer a little to the Canadian experience but of course I do not know much about the other countries that Michael Moore went to. First of all in Canada it is important to know that the federal government sets up rules as to what kind of care … [Read more...] about How good is Canadian Health Care?
Well this was a long time in coming and we will have to wait to see the effect but the FDA has set new rules for standards and purity for all of those supplements that we see out there. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a final rule establishing regulations to require current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) for dietary supplements. The rule ensures that dietary supplements are produced in a quality manner, do not contain contaminants or impurities, and are accurately … [Read more...] about New FDA standards for dietary supplements