Gallbladder Symptoms | Do Gallstones Cause Fever?

Feeling nauseous? Wondering if you have a gallbladder problem?   Gallbladder symptoms can range from mild nausea to a serious medical situation that demands prompt medical attention. Learn to understand the difference in the two most common types of gallbladder problems so you’ll have a better idea about what your symptoms are telling you.  …

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Perimenopause Symptoms | 3 Ways to Cope With Anxiety Naturally

Do your friends tell you that you worry too much? Does you mind get stuck on an issue you can’t let go?   Feeling ANXIOUS is a common perimenopause symptoms that women face today. It is especially challenging if you do not understand the underlying cause. Functional medicine looks at the deeper issues and offers…

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On the Pill | 3 Reasons Why and Holistic Health Care Alternatives

The birth control pill is the most popular method of contraception but recently doctors have been prescribing it to treat other conditions. For many women the pill comes with unwanted side effects like weight gain, constipation, irritability and loss of libido. If you are taking the pill for some reason OTHER than birth control, you may…

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On The Pill? | Are you Getting the Nutrients You Need?

Are you on the pill? You might not be getting enough of certain nutrients. Holistic health care practitioners recognize that certain medications, like the birth control pill, may increase your need for specific nutrients.   The birth control pill interferes with digestion so that even if you have a perfect diet your body will have…

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Dad’s Eyes and Mom’s Gallbladder Symptoms | Are Gallstones Hereditary?

We thank our families for many blessings passed along in the family tree, from good looks to intelligence. But we’re also reminded that not everything we inherit is desirable when we begin to fill out a medical history at the doctor’s. Risks for cancer and heart disease are known to run in the family. But…

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Perimenopause Symptoms | Is Hormone Replacement Worth the Risks?

When perimenopause symptoms kick in, hormone replacement therapy has been the go-to treatment for most women. But in recent years, many women have been asking questions about the safety of hormone replacement therapy. Is it safe enough? What are the risks? And what are the alternatives?   Much of the concern over hormone replacement therapy…

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Avoid Embarrassing Perimenopause Symptoms | Urinary Incontinence

Some perimenopause symptoms are uncomfortable or inconvenient, but others may be plain embarrassing. For many women, urinary incontinence is one of those symptoms that goes beyond discomfort. Are you wondering how you can improve your bladder control?   First, it’s important to understand that incontinence tends to be among the perimenopause symptoms that happen in…

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Learn the Right Moves for Avoiding Acid Reflux Symptoms

Have you ever noticed that your acid reflux symptoms get worse in certain positions?   Do you wonder why this happens? Choosing the right activities and positions at the right times can help to minimize painful acid reflux.   Acid reflux symptoms often flare up at bedtime. This has to do with the position your…

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Perimenopause Symptoms | Factors that Lead to Estrogen Dominance

Have you heard that the answer to perimenopause symptoms is estrogen?   Contrary to what many people believe estrogen is not always the answer. Actually, some perimenopause symptoms are caused by estrogen excess, a condition called estrogen dominance.   What is it that leads to estrogen dominance?   Perimenopause symptoms caused by estrogen dominance are…

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Stomach Ache During Pregnancy may be a Gallbladder Symptom

A stomach ache during pregnancy is often dismissed as an inevitable part of pregnancy. But it can actually indicate a gallbladder problem. Gallbladder symptoms are more common in pregnant women. But what exactly makes pregnant women more prone to developing gallbladder symptoms? There are a couple of reasons behind this phenomenon that many women don’t…

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The LES | Is it causing your acid reflux symptoms?

Do you get a burning sensation in your chest or the back of your throat? Or maybe you just feel nauseated, or have recurrent belching. These symptoms collectively are referred to as Acid Reflux or Dyspepsia. You may have looked to antacids or acid blocking drugs to find relief. These treatments might make you feel better…

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Hookah, Smoking and Acid Reflux Symptoms

I was walking in downtown Palo Alto a few days ago and noticed a sweet, smoky smell wafting down the sidewalk. Turning the corner I saw that it was coming from a Hookah Bar that was crowded with college students. Using a water pipe, or hookah, to inhale tobacco smoke has been suggested by some…

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Perimenopause Symptoms | How to Stabilize Your Mood

Are you near tears one moment? Then find you’re laughing and carefree the next? Mood swings are common perimenopause symptoms. While perimenopause is a natural transition into the next phase of your life, it can be difficult to get through your daily activities when your moods are in constant flux. According to Dr. Christiane Northrup emotional upheaval…

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The Surprising Hormone Behind Perimenopause Symptoms

When it comes to perimenopause, you probably hear the words estrogen and progesterone so many times it wants to make you pull your own hair out! However, there is one more major hormone behind your perimenopause that you might not know about.   When perimenopause symptoms begin, it’s because your ovaries are slowing down production…

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Perimenopause Symptoms | Can Progesterone Cream Help You?

Are you dealing with perimenopause symptoms? Contrary to what a lot of people believe about menopause, there is more going on than a lack of estrogen. In fact, sometimes, especially with earlier perimenopause symptoms, relatively high estrogen levels may be to blame.   These high estrogen levels are known as estrogen dominance, a phenomenon that…

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