Each year, 2 million people get sick and 23,000 die in the U.S. because the antibiotics we have don't work. To fight the problem of antibiotic resistance , the White House today is releasing its National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. WebMD was given the opportunity to ask President Barack Obama questions about the new plan and how it will work.
"Obesity takes a huge toll on health, and a new British study finds that obese women have a 40 percent higher risk for cancer than thinner women.
Overall, the Cancer Research UK study found that obese women have about a one in four risk of developing a weight-related cancer in their lifetime. Those include cancers of the bowel, gallbladder, uterus, kidney, pancreas and esophagus, as well as post-menopausal breast cancers."
Read the article above for more information on the study and to see what lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your cancer risk.View Thread
This article has some information on estrogens that may answer some of your questions. It does say that "blood estrogen levels are a more accurate indicator of how well the ovaries are working than urinary estrogen levels." Have you spoken with your doctor about what your test results mean for you?View Thread
"Even a few bouts of moderate exercise each week can cut a middle-aged woman's odds for heart disease, blood clots and stroke, a new study finds.
The British study also found that exercising more frequently didn't lead to greater reductions in heart risk.
The take-home message, according to study lead author Miranda Armstrong: "To prevent heart disease, stroke and blood clots, women don't have to be super athletes or strenuously exercise daily to experience the benefits of physical activity."
"Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for a number of serious health problems, new research suggests...Compared to those without the condition, women with PCOS had a higher risk of hospitalization. Conditions included heart disease, diabetes, asthma, musculoskeletal disorders, mental health conditions such as depression, stress and anxiety, and cancer of the lining of the uterus, according to the study authors.
Women with PCOS were also more likely to have gynecological issues. These included miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, irregular menstrual periods and endometriosis, the study found."
The story link above has more information.
Do you have PCOS? Have you been hospitalized for other health conditions since being diagnosed?View Thread
I think that the best thing to do would be to visit your doctor again and explain everything that you have experienced since your last visit -- or it may be necessary to find a new doctor if you feel that your current one is not able to find what is causing your pain. Here is some information on breast pain that you may be interested in reading -- it does suggest some things you can do to relieve your pain. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
How are you feeling today? Did you get in to see your GYN? I think that an appointment with a medical professional is best to determine exactly what is causing the symptoms you describe and to find some relief from them.View Thread
This discussion is an older one, but I encourage you to start a new post of your own within this community. I am sure that there are many women in the community who would join in the conversation, but sometimes older discussions just don't get as much participation. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread