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The greatest public health threat for many American women is the men they live with.~Anna Quindlen; Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.~George Bernard Shaw

Do you need to change asthma medications, during pregnancy?

Generally change of common asthma medications are not required, however, a consultation from your doctor in this regard is important. Most medications used in asthma are considered safe in pregnancy. Steroid based medications too are well tolerated. 

For all your health concerns please be guided by your health care provide and not this blog.
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Quitting smoking can increase diabetes risk in postmenopausal women

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Over 100,000 orders for smoking cessation products (Photo credit: BC Gov Photos)

Those who don’t like to listen to the campaign that smoking is injurious to the health here is something that they might like, although the author don’t wish to promote smoking and urges people to stop this deadly behavior. Continue reading Quitting smoking can increase diabetes risk in postmenopausal women

Endometrial cancer prevention

Recent reports show, about 60 per cent of endometrial cancer cases are preventable, which is no doubt an interesting and surprising news. Before looking into the issue in detail let’s know what is an endometrial cancer is. Endometrial cancer, is a cancer of endometrium. Endometrium is the innermost  lining of uterus. When this lining is affected by cancer, we refer it as an endometrial cancer.

Now coming back to our discussion. There are two body hormones, which are related to endometrial cancer, namely estrogen and insulin. If their levels in blood rise the risk of cancer rises. Excessive body fat rises the formation of excess estrogen therefore contributing in occurrence of the cancer. On the other hand, excess diet with high glycaemic index like highly sugary diets can increase the cancer risk too. The combined effects may rise estrogen and insulin levels in blood and cause cancer.

Henceforth, efforts to decrease the body fat and high sugary diets, may aid in reducing the risk of cancer. In addition, consuming coffee may be beneficial, since coffee is rich in antioxidants, which too are said to provide some sort of cancer protection.

Uterus and uterine tubes.

You may share your opinions below in the comments section. For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. Please cross check information from other sources too. Reference: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_140561.html