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Bloating is the feeling of a full, swollen belly area, usually due to gas in the intestines. Some women have bloating before or during their period (menstrual cycle).
See also: Abdominal bloating
Menstrual periods and bloating
If you have bloating associated with your menstrual cycle, exercise to sweat out excess fluids and eat more high-fiber foods to help prevent constipation .
See also: PMS
On just about any short list of how to prevent osteoporosis, you are likely to see the importance of calcium, Vitamin D, and regular exercise. But in some cases, devotion to working out - especially when paired with an overly stringent dietary regimen - can actually contribute to premature bone loss and even early osteoporosis, especially for women.
This issue has received increased attention in recent years as women's opportunities in high school and college sports have diversified tremendously. As more women than ever are committing to physical fitness and rigorous training routines, it sometimes becomes considered the norm to develop irregular periods or stop menstruating altogether.
While many women miss a period at some time or another, amenorrhea - or an absence of regular periods - may be a symptom that the body is undergoing an unhealthy process. Women athletes who do not eat enough to compensate for energy depleted in their workouts may not have sufficient bodil...
At 3 a.m. the phone rings – it's the hospital calling to say that your brother has had a stroke. "Come quickly, it's serious". How can that be, you ask? Your brother is only 40 years old. But statistics show that your brother is not alone. The numbers are staggering: According to the American Heart Association (AHA), stroke is the third-leading cause of death and one of the primary causes of long-term disability in the United States. Four out of every 1,000 people are affected by strokes each year, and there are over 4,000,000 stroke survivors alive at this time. Not just a disease for the elderly, 28 percent of stroke victims are under the age of 65, according to the Framingham Heart Study. What is a stroke? What does it mean to have a stroke? Let's first find out what happens in the brain: Without a constant flow of oxygen-enriched blood, brain cells can become injured or destroyed (infarcted). A stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular attack (CVA...
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