My goal with my first few posts
on this site is to go through the major symptoms of menopause and discuss
strategies for coping with each one, strategies that I've used or that others
have used effectively. Since my last post, I've heard from others about
something I said earlier that can be amended in the most positive way!
Hot flashes and night sweats are
often the MOST uncomfortable part of menopause. I suggested investing in
yourself a little bit by reviewing what you sleep in and your bed linens,
getting away from sticky polyester and opting for cool, comfortable cotton. But
I've found something better! American business ingenuity is really amazing, and
a bunch of companies have figured out that a huge market exists among women who
are in peri-menopause (sort of like pre-menopause) and in full-blown menopause.
They've adapted a technology that's been popular in the active outdoor arena
for many years: moisture-wicking apparel. These companies are marketing
sleepwear and un...
The following is a copy of a letter sent to healthcare professionals following an FDA MedWatch warning about decreased sweating as a potentially serious side effect of Topamax: Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. 1000 Route 202, PO Box 300 Raritan, NJ 08869-0602 908-218-6000 Telephone IMPORTANT DRUG WARNING Dear Healthcare Professional: The prescribing information for TOPAMAX® (topiramate/topiramate capsules) Tablets/Sprinkle Capsules has been revised to provide updated information about oligohidrosis (decreased sweating) and hyperthermia, which have been reported in topiramate-treated patients. Oligohidrosis and hyperthermia may have potentially serious sequelae, which may be preventable by prompt recognition of symptoms and appropriate treatment. This updated information is based on clinical trial and postmarketing experience in more than 2 million patients worldwide. Reports have primarily involved children. Most cases have occurred in association with exp...
A healthy well-balanced diet is an essential part of glucose
control for people who have diabetes. However, having diabetes does
not mean that you have to eat special foods or feel deprived. But
you do need to plan ahead and be more thoughtful when it comes to
what and when you eat.
Carbohydrates serve as the main energy source for the body.
During digestion they are broken down into blood sugar and so too
many or too few carbohydrates can cause your blood glucose levels
to spike or drop. It is important to include them in your diet, in
fact 50 to 60 percent of your daily calories should come from
carbohydrate sources. For optimal blood sugar control, most of your
carbohydrate should come from:
Low-fat dairy products
Eating the same amount of carbohydrates each day helps control
blood sugar. It is also important to spread your carbohydrate-rich
foods throughout the day to keep your blood sugar levels
consistent. If you have diabetes, ...
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