How Over-the-Counter Pain Killers Affect Hypertension

What are NSAIDS The most commonly prescribed and over the counter painkillers are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) consisting of aspirin, naproxen, diclofenac, ketorolac, and ibuprofen. These drugs provide analgesic (pain-killing) and antipyretic (fever-reducing) effects, and, in higher doses, anti-inflammatory effects. They are usually used for the treatment of acute or chronic conditions where pain and …

Fighting Preeclampsia and Gestational Hypertension with Calcium

  Hypertension in pregnancy alone or with proteinuria is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality and morbidity in the world. Research demonstrates calcium supplementation is associated with a decrease in the development of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia. Although there are reports that serum calcium levels have no effect on preventing these diseases, many physicians …

Causes of Female Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

  What is HSDD? Hypoactive sexual desire disorder can affect all women of sexually active age including premenopausal to menopausal women. The broadened definition of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) may include any of the following: lack of motivation for sexual activity as manifested by either reduced or absent sexual thoughts or fantasies or reduced …

The Best Method In Fighting Age-Related Cognitive Decline

Structural changes in the brain become evident as we age. By the age of 65, there is a notable reduction in neurotransmitter binding potential and synaptic receptor density and efficacy. A change in cortical and cerebellar metabolism, gray matter atrophy, white matter loss and ventricular enlargement follow an anterior to posterior gradient originating in the …

Reduce Depression with a Healthy Diet

Can the food we eat affect our mood? According to research, an unhealthy diet can increase the risk of developing depression. Anyone suffering from or who has been through depression understands how serious and debilitating it can be. The surge of negative feelings, problems with concentration, difficulty remembering details and making decisions is overwhelming. Sometimes …

Influenza Vaccine: Risks vs Benefits

Influenza Influenza, or the Flu, is caused by the Influenza Virus. The symptoms vary in severity, however, the most common include high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired. The flu season varies by geographic location and climate. Cold temperature and low humidity facilitate transmission and therefore, the flu season …

3 Natural Ways to Reduce Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptoms

What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobiological developmental disorder that affects school-aged children and can continue throughout adulthood in 50-60% of affected individuals. The disorder is characterized by inappropriate attention, impulsivity and/or hyperactivity. This often leads to a variety of problems including academic difficulties, impaired social …

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Information for Patients

What is BPH? Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a nonmalignant growth of the prostate stroma and epithelial glands that cause enlargement of the prostate gland. Androgens, more specifically dihydrotestosterone (DHT), are required for the development of BPH. Inside the prostate, androgens not only increase cellular proliferation but also inhibit cell death. The proliferation of smooth …

Planned Pregnancy: When to Start Taking Folic Acid?

Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate a water-soluble vitamin found in vitamins and supplements. When folic acid is consumed as a supplement and without food, it is nearly 100% bioavailable, consumed with food as in fortified cereal grains, absorption is slightly reduced. Doctors recommend adding folic acid supplements in addition to daily folate …