Struggling With Pre-Menstrual Syndrome? Here’s How Ayurveda Can Help

Struggling With Pre-Menstrual Syndrome? Here’s How Ayurveda Can Help

Pre Menstrual Syndrome or PMS is group of symptoms suffered by women a week or so before their period. For many women, PMS is not a serious concern. Many don’t feel any significant change in their body either. But for some, days before their periods is a really rough phase. PMS can bring about various changes – physical, emotional or behavorial. The changes show one to two weeks before your period and phase out as you hit your period. The range of these symptoms include bloating, tender breasts, cramps, abdominal…

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IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): What to Eat and What to Avoid

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): What to Eat and What to Avoid

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder (functional disorder), the causes of which are unknown, but it is believed that it could be due to intestinal infection, bile acid malabsorption or sensitivity to a particular food item. IBS is a disorder not a disease so there is no cure in particular for it but there are certain treatments that can be carried out to suppress the effects of the disorder. Some of them are a strict controlled diet, medications (to relieve the pain and uneasiness), probiotics (to strengthen…

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People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study. Conducted by researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University and the Human Nutrition Programme at the Ohio State University, the study was a double-blind, crossover clinical trial focusing on vitamin E levels in people with metabolic syndrome, which is often related to obesity, Xinhua news agency reported. Maret Traber, a professor in the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and Ava Helen Pauling, Professor…

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Washington State Polio-Like Cases Linked to Rare Syndrome

Washington State Polio-Like Cases Linked to Rare Syndrome

Eight of nine children hospitalized in Washington state for a polio-like illness have a rare syndrome that causes varying degrees of limb weakness, state health officials confirmed on Friday. The eight cases from five counties in the state were determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be acute flaccid myelitis, also known as AFM, which affects the nervous system and specifically the spinal cord. A ninth child who died this week at Seattle Children’s Hospital, a 6-year-old boy from Bellingham, was found not to have the syndrome…

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Cutting Calories May Dial Back Metabolic Syndrome In Older Adults

Cutting Calories May Dial Back Metabolic Syndrome In Older Adults

For overweight and obese older men and women, adding calorie restriction to a resistance training schedule improves at least some metabolic markers, according to a new study. Although resistance training alone seemed to have no effect on so-called metabolic syndrome – a group of markers linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease – the exercise is still important for maintaining bone and muscle in older people, researchers say. “The results are not really surprising as it is challenging to improve the cardiometabolic profile with resistance training…

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Rye bread intake can help ease irritable bowel syndrome

Rye bread intake can help ease irritable bowel syndrome

Rye bread intake can help ease irritable bowel syndrome (Katrin Ray Shumakov/Getty Images) The patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) will experience milder symptoms with regular intake of rye bread that is low in FODMAP (fermentable oligo- di- and mono-saccharides and polyols). In a new study, it has been revealed that the people, who ate rye bread low in FODMAP experienced ease than patients who ate normal rye bread. “Our study shows that reduction of FODMAP content of a major food staple, such as rye bread, may reduce some symptoms…

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Sexual desire lower in postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome

Sexual desire lower in postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome

Postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome report lower sexual activity, desire, and sexual satisfaction, according to a new report. According to a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine, researchers looked at the role metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease play in postmenopausal women sexual health. The study also showed that coronary artery disease was more prevalent in women with low rates of sexual activity. Researchers from the University of California surveyed 376 postmenopausal women using a Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire. Waist size, diabetes, and hypertension were additionally…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): How to Manage Your Diet & Lifestyle

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): How to Manage Your Diet & Lifestyle

A problem that’s become increasingly common, Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS, is an intestinal disorder characterised by constipation, bloating, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and/or cramping. The symptoms of this digestive disorder are so inconsistent and unpredictable that you may often confuse it with a temporary shift in bowel movements.IBS is not a diseases but a syndrome manifested by an increase in the sensitivity and altered motility of the Gastro Intestinal (GI) tract. Usually there is no tissue damage, no inflammation and the immune system is not involved. The system of a…

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Key gene linked to diabetes, down syndrome recognized

Key gene linked to diabetes, down syndrome recognized

Researchers have recognized a gene that can motive defects in insulin secretion in human beings with type-2 diabetes as well as in people with Down syndrome . type-2 diabetes (T2D) is a complicated metabolic sickness related to obesity and insulin resistance due to pancreatic beta-mobile dysfunction. Many people with Down syndrome revel in lower insulin secretion , mitochondrial disorder and improved oxidative strain in the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. these same conditions additionally appear in human beings with type 2 diabetes. In expreiments with mice, the researchers discovered…

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