Rheumatoid Arthritis: Will It Strike You?

Many think that when they get older they will deal with rheumatoid arthritis. But, many are sadly mistaken if they think that this condition is far off for them. In many cases, it starts much earlier than you would think. Having the knowledge you need, though, can help you to see the symptoms, understand what is happening to you and to seek out the right treatment for it. Rheumatoid arthritis strikes thousands of people every day. Will it strike you? Read more »

Arthritis And Your Diet

Arthritis And Diet

In 2002, 43 million American adults (about 1 in 5) reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Another 23 million people reported chronic joint symptoms but had not been told by a doctor that they had arthritis. These data indicate that arthritis is one of the nation’s most common health problems. As the U.S. population ages, these numbers are likely to increase dramatically.

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Hemorrhoids: What To Do Now

If you are suffering from hemorrhoids you are definitely not alone. This is a problem that plagues people from all over. The good thing is that there is a lot of hemorrhoid information available, and treatment options are beginning to advance as well.

Hemorrhoids are also sometimes referred to as piles, and they are nothing more than small lumps of fiber, muscle, and blood vessels. As far as the location of hemorrhoids, they are always found just past the anus, in the anus canal. Read more »

The Contraceptive Sponge

Contraceptive sponges do not use hormones to prevent pregnancy, reducing the side effects.

 

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Many women prefer to use a sponge for their birth control.

Contraceptive sponges do not use hormones to prevent pregnancy and there are few side effects associated with their use.  They are inserted vaginally, prior to intercourse and must be placed over the cervix correctly to be effective in trapping sperm and preventing their passage through the cervix into the female reproductive system. Spermicide is an important component of pregnancy prevention with the sponge. Read more »

Spermicides

Information on spermicides for birth control and other women’s health issues.

 

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What Is Spermicide?

Spermicide is a birth control method that contains chemicals that keep sperm from moving so they cannot reach the egg.   They are available in different forms, including creams, film, foams, gels, and suppositories and they can be used alone, or in conjunction with other birth control methods to make them more effective.  It is always used with the diaphragm and cervical cap. Read more »

Learning to Live with Arthritis

In the United States alone, more than 40 million people suffer from arthritis discomfort. Although many view this condition as a natural part of the aging process, there is no reason why it has to be debilitating. In fact, many doctors help their patients learn to manage arthritis symptoms like pain and stiffness by utilizing a variety of techniques. The first step is to see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. Bone pain can be a symptom of other medical problems, so it is important to find out if arthritis is the true cause. If so, you can then begin the quest for proper treatment. Read more »

Depo-Provera Shot

Depo-Provera makes it easy to move on with your everyday life and not have to worry about taking a pill at the same time each day.

 

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What Is The Birth Control Shot?

The birth control shot,  also known by the brand name Depo-Provera, is a long-acting form of the hormone progesterone given as an injection in the upper arm or in the buttocks. Read more »

How To Get Rid Of Hemorrhoids: The Two Best Ways To Say Goodbye To Hemorrhoids For Good

People are always looking for ways to reduce fat. It seems to be a problem almost everyone has at some point in their lives. Diet and exercise are always recommended as the safest ways to lose fat. There are many other methods to reduce fat that include antioxidants, fat burners, and surgeries. Laser liposuction has seen some growth in popularity as of late. Read more »

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