Spokane Medical Research

Does My Child Have ADHD?

Filed under: Alternative Medicine — Tags: , , — Rudolph @

There has been much media coverage and concern over ADHD stimulants being abused as street drugs. Although a recent government report found actual abuse of stimulants in schools to be far less than had been reported, it is a real problem. Because of this, don’t be surprised if there are strict rules on how these drugs are dispensed during school hours. Keep in mind that when used as prescribed by individuals with ADHD, medications are effective and safe. The concern comes in when these drugs are misused. (more…)

Online and Customized Just For You

Filed under: Health — Tags: , , — Rudolph @

The Shape Up diet is fairly unique in that it’s a web and book based nutritional program that’s custom designed for you. (more…)

Woe is I

Filed under: Weight Management — Tags: , , — Rudolph @

I do not feel like trying on anything today, most especially my weight. I do not want to think about it, and I do not care. I don’t even want to write about it, but I have a deadline to meet for FitnessHeaven.com.

But I know that as much of a bad attitude as I’ve got today, I will care if, for too long, I continue down this dark and self-pitying alley. (more…)

Wellness and Prevention of Fibroids

Filed under: Alternative Medicine — Tags: , , — Rudolph @

It is difficult to know how to protect women from getting fibroids, since no one knows what causes them. Howeverm there are natural and hormone-induced states that can increase or reduce one’s risk of getting fibroids.

It seems that the female hormone estrogen plays a key role in the growth of fibroids. For example, during pregnancy there are high levels of estrogen in a woman’s body, and fibroids tend to grow more rapidly and increase in size in pregnant women. The same is true for women taking higher-dose oral contraceptives containing estrogen.

On the other hand, pills containing lower estrogen doses generally do not cause an increase in the size of fibroids. Fibroids are not found in women before they begin menstruating and, for the most part, they do not develop or enlarge after menopause unless a woman takes estrogen supplements or a malignant change takes place. Fibroids tend to shrink and become less problematic as a woman approaches menopause and as estrogen levels recede.

Researchers are investigating whether abnormal chromosomes may cause fibroids to grow. There is also research concerning how estrogen affects fibroid growth at the cellular and molecular levels.

This research may arm healthcare providers with methods to prevent fibroids in the future.

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