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What are different Women’s Health Issues? – Part 3

• Today, most females are worried about a large number of women’s health issues.
• Women today strive to keep themselves healthier and happier.
• Weight is definitely at the top of women’s health issues.
• To avoid illnesses like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and other ailments, women should try to maintain an ideal body weight.
• Ovarian and breast cancer are women’s health issues that many women are concerned about.
• Improved treatment and early detection helps improve the survival rate.
• Ovarian cancer is always a women’s health issue.
• Ovarian cancer is harder to detect in early stages than breast cancer.
• Pregnancy seems to be among the women’s health issues.
• The most common causes of female infertility are ovarian issues or blocked Fallopian tubes.

There are so many other areas of women’s health issues such as:
• Breast Problems
• Irregular periods
• PMS
• Cystitis
• Menopause
• Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
• Endometriosis
• Miscarriage
• Pregnancy
• Fat around the Middle
• Fibroids
• No periods
• Prolapse
• Heavy periods
• Osteoporosis
• Thrush
• Hysterectomy
• Ovarian Cysts
• Vaginal Infections
• Infertility
• Painful periods
• Weight Control

We will discuss PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) here.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

• Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders.
• PCOS is a complex, heterogeneous disorder of uncertain etiology.
• There is strong evidence that it can to a large degree be classified as a genetic disease.

What are common symptoms of Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?
• Irregular periods
• Acne
• Weight gain
• Extra hair on the face and body
• Fertility problems
• Thinning hair

Diagnosis of Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
• Ultrasound
• Computed tomography (CT scan)
• Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

General Treatment for Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
• Lose weight
• Exercise
• Eat a balanced diet
• Quit Smoking

PCOS SUPPLEMENTATION: Daily vitamins:
• Beta carotene—a megadose of 100,000 IU
• Vitamin B6-50-100 mg
• Calcium-1,200 mg
• Magnesium-600 mg
• Vitamin E-800 IU
• Folic acid-800 mcg
• Essential fatty acids (flax oil)-1 tbsp.
• Selenium-400 mcg
• Vitamin C-1,000-4,000 mg

PCOS HERBS:
• Goldenseal
• Dandelion (fresh leaves can be used in salad)
• Artichoke
• Silybum (milkthistle)
• Burdock (the variety known as gobo root can be eaten)

PCOS ACUPRESSURE
There are some points to apply pressure like:
• Midway between inside anklebone and Achilles tendon in back of ankle.
• Four fingers below kneecap, one finger outside shinbone.
• Four fingers below belly button.
• Sacral points at base of spine.
• Three fingers below belly button.
• Middle of pelvic crease where leg joins trunk.

A Patient’s Guide to PCOS The Savvy Woman’s Guide to PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) The Insulin-Resistance Diet The PCOS Workbook

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