Pages Navigation Menu

Bulimia nervosa, Eating Disorder

What is Bulimia? Bulimia is an eating disorder with overeating and then self-induced vomiting. It is also associated with anorexia nervosa, obsessive weight loss and starvation. Bulimia is more common for adolescent girls and women aged 12 – 30 in developed countries. However, it is difficult to know how prevalent bulimia truly is, because the eating disorder is done in secret.   For bulimia and anorexia, the main causes are understood to be a fear of becoming overweight, an obsession with body fat, and a fixation with perfection. Recent studies suggest that a zinc deficiency plays a role in the perpetuation of bulimia and anorexia.   Complications of Bulimia nutritional deficiencies, especially zinc food allergies imbalances of amino acid   Symptoms of Bulimia thin, normal, slightly underweight (with anorexia, serious weight loss) binging, vomiting after eating, several times a day, or...

Read More

Ovarian Cysts, Tumors

The ovaries are two small reproductive organs in a woman’s body located on the left and the right of the uterus. The ovaries produce an ova or egg each month, release hormones like estrogen, and bring about menstruation. Various kinds of cysts can form in or around the ovaries.  Most ovarian cysts occur during the childbearing years.  75 – 85% of the ovarian cysts being benign, or non-cancerous, and would not require surgery.   Ovarian cysts cannot be prevented, but they mostly do not cause any symptoms, are not cancerous, and go away on their own.   Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts & Tumors Pain and/or bloating in the abdomen Fullness, pressure, swelling, heaviness, or pain in the abdomen Painful menstruation, abnormal bleeding, menstrual irregularities Frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder completely, pressure on the rectum or bladder Pelvic pain, a...

Read More

Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)

    Vaginal infections or Vaginitis is a condition that causes the inflammation and infection of the vagina. If the vulva and vagina are inflamed and infected, the condition is called Vulvovaginitis.       Symptoms of Vaginal Infection (Vaginitis) May Include: Itching around the vagina Burning during urination Irritation of the vaginal and vulvar Abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor Pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse   Possible Causes: Yeast      – Yeast or Candida infection Bacteria – Bacterial vaginosis from bacteria such as E. coli, Chlamydia trachomatis, etc. Viruses Parasite  –Trichomonas vaginalis Irritation from chemicals in contact with the area including creams, lotions, sprays, clothing, detergent, fabric softener Sexual Transmission of yeast, bacteria, viruses, parasites.   Diagnosing the cause of vaginitis can be difficult even for an experienced doctor, because more than one infection may be taking place at...

Read More

Chiropractic – An Alternate Treatment for Sciatica

Sciatica is a series of symptoms that is caused when the sciatic nerve (the largest nerve in body running from the bottom of the spinal cord passing through pelvis, hips, and feet) is misaligned or inflamed. Generally, it can be caused from any number of factors such as an automobile accident, or a sports injury or even pregnancy, to name a few.   Sciatica is most commonly referring to pain that starts from the low back or buttocks and travels down the leg, sometimes all the way to the foot. The sensation of needles, tingling, numbness, burning, muscular weakness and shaky legs are some other symptoms that a sciatic patient might suffer. The pain can often go for as long as days or even several weeks. The intensity of pain and symptoms varies from one patient to another.  ...

Read More

Chiropractic Care For Women Offers Many Benefits

    Today’s modern woman has become much more knowledgeable in diet, nutrition, weight loss, exercise, sports and physical activity, and methods for maintaining wellness and general fitness – about which chiropractors have considerable expertise that they are eager to share.     Chiropractic wellness programs are particularly well-suited to the special needs of pregnant women, new mothers, women who are overweight, who are in stressful situations, and others who need to protect and strengthen their bones, nerves, joints, muscles and overall health. Millions of women rely on chiropractors because of the caring interaction that develops between patient and doctor and because of chiropractic’s effective combination of expert care, effective spinal adjustments, exercise and nutritional guidance, and lifestyle counseling. Chiropractic offers demonstrated relief for many of the specific health challenges that affect women based on their female anatomy and...

Read More

Eczema

  Eczema is also known as dermatitis, or an inflammation of the skin. It is characterized by itching, blisters, red bumps, swelling, oozing, scaling, and crusting. Though eczema is not life threatening, it can be uncomfortable and impact the eczema sufferer and those around the eczema sufferer.   Eczema & Allergies Eczema occurs more often in people with families histories of hay fever, allergies, asthma.  In other cases, eczema may be situational. To avoid further irritation of the skin, wear natural fabrics, nonirritating fibers, avoid irritating substances, excess chemicals, and scented fabric softeners. Look for hypoallergenic, organic, natural fabric detergents and softeners, soaps, shampoos, lotions, and anything else in contact with the skin. The causes of eczema are hard to determine because it is multifaceted, meaning that it is the visible symptom of deeper problems such as food allergies, leaky gut syndrome, or other conditions.  Determining food allergies and removing allergens from the diet...

Read More