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s*xual pain is difficult for both doctors and patients to diagnose s*xual pain problems tend to go on for a lot longer than necessary because they are so commonly misdiagnosed as vaginal infections. And some experts say the situation is made worse by a more general trend toward overdiagnosing...
“Vulvo-whatia?”said Carrie Bradshaw on HBOs s*x and the City, when her friend Charlotte was diagnosed with vulvodynia—defined as otherwise unexplained pain, itching, and burning of a womans exterior private parts. A 2006 study quoted by the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health estimated that as...
When a woman’s not interested in s*x—and would like to be—it may have something to do with her relationship, her upbringing, or something else in her experience, but there could also be a medical explanation. For instance: 1. Reduced blood flowDiabetes and high blood pressure are among the health problems...
It’s hard to treat vulvodynia, the otherwise unexplained pain, itching, and burning of a woman’s exterior private parts. What works for one woman may not work for another, and there are no FDA-approved therapies. Hope K. Haefner, MD, director of the University of Michigan Center for Vulvar Diseases, says very...
An estimated 6-14% of women suffer from s*xual pain and many more postmenopausal women do. It may be menopause-related or it may be vulvodynia, but there are many other potential causes, from dermatological diseases to bladder conditions. Deep (abdominal) pain with penetration could be due to endometriosis, fibroids, or...
Eggs, carbs, bacon, grilling, frying… with so much inconsistent information, what are we supposed to believe is good for us? Now we hear that cooking with vegetable oil may be cancerous. This is a complete turnaround from when we were told that oils rich in polyunsaturated fats (think corn oil,...
If you eat foods that contain or are cooked in this oil you are at an even higher risk of gaining weight and developing diabetes than if you consume too much of the infamous sugar known as fructose.Even if you’re cutting back on sugar to lose weight and improve...
Don’t let your brain shrivel because you’ve fallen victim to the low-fat myth!More proof that the advice to eat a low-fat diet is a terrible idea: Your brain depends on including the right kinds of fats in your diet to keep your intellectual abilities up to par as you...
Your brain is a needy part of your body – constantly demanding energy and nutrients. There’s one nutrient it craves – and it’s one that can keep it from aging. Research at the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark, shows that the brain needs an abundance of fat. The best fat...
Experts estimate that in the next two decades more than 80 million Americans will lose their memories to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. But if you eat a unique brain superfood once a week, you can solidify your chances of keeping your ability to think clearly. Researchers at the University of...