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Speaking Of Women?s Health Seeks Community Investment Award Recipients and Honoree Nominations


Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 27, 2006

Speaking of Women?s Health, a daylong event focusing on women?s health, well-being and personal safety, has announced that they are now accepting applications for the 2006 Speaking of Women?s Health community investment grants and honoree nominations. The investment grant award winners and honorees will be announced at the Speaking of Women?s Health conference on Dec. 9 at the North Raleigh Hilton. Nominations for grants are due by Sept. 1 and honoree nominations are due by Sept. 20.

Local non-profit organizations that educate women or enhance the quality of women?s health, well-being and personal safety are encouraged to apply for the investment grants. Funds for start-up organizations will not be awarded. To apply, visit the Speaking of Women?s Health web site at http://www.swhRaleigh.com.

Honoree nominations should reflect someone who has enhanced the quality of life in the local community through efforts in women?s health, well-being and personal safety. Nominations, including the nominee?s name, address, occupation, professional affiliations and a description of why she should be honored by Speaking of Women?s Health, must be sent to: Tobi Bowen, Resources for Seniors, Inc., 1110 Navaho Drive, Suite 400, Raleigh, NC 27609.

?The Community Investment Grant program enables us to further the Speaking of Women?s Health mission by awarding funds to worthwhile organizations,? said Erika Mangrum, co-chair of the event?s executive committee. ?It is also an honor to recognize the accomplishments of special women as honorees. We are pleased to be able to support those who provide exceptional services to the women of the Triangle.?

About Speaking of Women?s Health:

The National Speaking of Women?s Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, whose mission is ?to educate women to make informed decisions about their health, well-being and personal safety.? Founded in 1996, Speaking of Women?s Health

Blue Thong Society Strategic Partner, HealthyWomen, Just Named to ForbesWoman?s Top 100 Websites for Women.


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2011

The BTS is proud to announce the ?HealthyWomen website ? HealthyWomen.org ? was named to the prestigious list of ForbesWoman?s Top 100 Websites for Women list for the second consecutive year. The selection was based on criteria for informative and compelling content and user interface, engaged communities and, of course, a female focus that’s kept fresh by dedicated editors, writers and designers. ForbesWoman cites, additionally, that intelligence is a plus and that fun adds bonus points to the selection.?

ForbesWoman describes HealthyWomen.org as, “A go-to information source for women on all things health, with hard medical data and breezy lifestyle articles.”

?We are thrilled to be affiliated with HealthyWomen (HW) as they have been a leading independent health information resource for women for more than 20 years?, says Mary Jo Wallo, Blue Thong Society founder, ?HW is a valued strategic partner of the Blue Thong Society.?

Ms. Wallo continues, ?We strongly support women health objectives and community service through our charitable GoodWorks? program. Every BTS Chapter chooses a charity to support. As an example, the Ventura Blue Thong Sisters in Ventura, CA. are supporting the Marines of the 3/5 Division and the National Search Dog Foundation. Our Blue Belles chapter in Mandeville, LA, is donating items for sale in support of St. Francis Animal Sanctuary, and the Carson Valley Divas of Carson City, NV, are aiding the Advocates to End Domestic Violence in Carson City. ?

The GoodWorks? goals are serious and BTS Chapters deliver what they commit to, but they are also committed to enjoying themselves and building friendships. ?We work hard, but we have a lot of fun too!? said Ms. Wallo. ?Our organization is about building a community of women through a ?sisterhood? of strong relationships. And our sponsors and strategic partners work in concert with us to bring health resources, community support and education to those in need.”

Ms. Wallo adds, ?Our national conference for 2012 is a cruise to Cozumel out of New Orleans. So bring a friend and join us for ?Thongs on the Bayou? 2012 Annual Conference*. You?ll have great time, make new friends, and help us make a difference in the world.?

About Blue Thong Society (BTS)

Since its inception in 2006, the BTS (http://www.bluethongsociety.com & http://www.facebook.com/itscooltobeblue ) has grown its unique international women?s philanthropic organization to 300 chapters and 5,000+ women. These modern, fun, confident, professional and philanthropic women – connect socially, but with purpose and intent to make the world a better place. Chapters commit to a GoodWorks? program twice a year and pledge that commitment to the BTS board and membership. Membership is by invitation only.

*NOTE: Reserve your space for The BTS 2012 Annual Conference ? fully refundable, no obligation ? visit our website!

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Healthy Girl Introduces Nutritious Alternatives to Unhealthy Recipes


(PRWEB) January 21, 2010

CookingWithHealthyGirl.com is a new Web site that aims to help women and their families embark on the path to healthy eating and living. Healthy Girl provides healthy alternatives to recipes traditionally prepared with ingredients high in calories. Her recipes are the culmination of extensive research conducted on food, nutrition and the human body.

Mandy (Healthy Girl), the site?s founder, began experimenting with her favorite recipes in an effort to shed a few pounds. After trying a few diets with little success, Mandy realized that what she needed most was not a diet change, but a lifestyle transformation. By making just minor changes to dishes she already enjoyed, Mandy could still prepare her favorite meals and not feel guilty. She is excited to share her tips and advice on her Web site and to allow other families to enjoy the same meals.

The site highlights important aspects of a healthy diet, including a grocery list, weekly sweets, healthy morning meals and grocery staples that all kitchens should include.

Healthy girl focuses on six major points when creating healthy recipes: (1) Ensuring the recipe is full of healthy ingredients, (2) Making sure the recipe is tasty, (3) Making sure the portion size is big enough to be filling, (4) Ensuring the recipe should is easy to make, especially when preparing for children, (5) Having a recipe containing everyday ingredients that can be easily found in any supermarket and (6) Having dinner entr

Healthy Lifestyle

According to the American Heart Association Statistical Fact Sheet 2009, among Americans age 20 and older, 145.0 million are overweight or have a BMI [Body Mass Index] of 25.0 or higher). The recommended Body Mass Index is in the range of 19 to 25, which means most Americans are overweight. This calls for a pragmatic action to deal with the growing problem in our society. BMI is the widely used index in determining different levels of weight from underweight, normal weight, overweight and obesity. Being overweight increases the susceptibility to diabetes and heart attack (American Heart Association, 2009).

According to the BMI calculator I used in the internet, my BMI is 29.9. That means that I am overweight, and if I don’t start to change on how I eat and exercise, I will eventual become obese. American Heart Association (2009) says that obesity can degenerate into a heart attack. The reasons are that obesity: raises triglyceride and blood cholesterol; lowers the HDL cholesterol; raises levels of blood pressure; and induces diabetes.

This speech is going to make you think about how to change your eating habits, and how to motivate yourself on being physically active; because the number one cause of overweight and obesity is poor dietary habits and habitual low exercise.

A critical and in-depth study is done on the health consequences and cost of being overweight and obsess; how to eat healthier; and how to begin an exercise program. The three health consequences I am going to talk about are: Heart disease and stroke, Type 2 diabetes, and cancer.

1. Heart Disease and Stroke

Atherosclerosis which is linked to the cardiovascular disease is precipitated by increased cholesterol, fatty substances, calcium and other waste products in the cells.  These substances are deposited on the walls of the arteries and widen the endothelium tissue lining. When the diameter of the artery shrinks, blood flow in the arteries decreases and impairs oxygen supplies. The plaques (clots) formed may rapture and cause a thrombus. This is lethal since it leads to a heart attack. If a blood vessel is blocked, then a stroke will occur (American Heart Association, 2009b). The cost of heart disease and stroke is staggering. In the United States alone, the cost associated with stroke and heart disease comprising of expenditures in health care and lost productivity and manpower resulting from disability and death is estimated to surpass $ 475 billion by the end of 2009. This cost is expected to be even greater on the population of United States. Currently about 1 in 3 Americans have at least one cardiovascular disease.  Startling still the number of heart attacks and strokes in a single year are estimated at 935,000 and 795,000 respectively (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009).

2. Type 2 Diabetes

Overweight people are twice more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a major of early death, heart disease, stroke, and blindness. The condition is linked to exercise and weight especially obesity and poor dietary habits.  Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body us unable to produce insulin that is enough and/or the cells in the body ignore insulin. Insulin is responsible for the conversion of sugar into glucose that is then absorbed into the blood. Insulin is also transfers sugar from the blood into the body cells.  It therefore follows that if glucose does not reach the cells, then they will be starved and the accumulated glucose levels in the blood will affect the kidneys, eyes and heart. The estimated cost from Type 2 Diabetes in the United States is $ 98 billion (American Heart Association, 2009c)

3. Cancer

Cancer is a number two killer disease in the United States. Several types of cancer are associated with being overweight. They include Breast a, colon, uterus, cervix, ovary, gallbladder, prostrate. Cancer will result in devastating effects such as depression, loss of appetite, loss of interest in sex, pain, sorrow and sadness, panic attacks, sleep problems, fatigue, and emotional distress. According to the American Cancer Society (2009) a whopping third of 562,340 cancer deaths will be for reason of obesity or heavyweight, poor nutrition of physical inactivity. The National Institute of Health reported that the cost of cancer exceeded $ 228.1 billion in 2008 related to medical costs, morbidity costs, and indirect mortality costs. The cost of cancer in 2008 approximated at 0 billion.

Overweight and Obesity

Overweight and obesity occurs when a person consumes more calories from food than he or she burns; so the second point I am going to talk about is how to eat healthier and how to consume less calories. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that American men and women are consuming 2, 618 and 1,877 calories per day which is becoming the lead contributors to obesity. More and more carbohydrates in the form of sugars, grains, sweeteners trans and animal fats are being consumed more than before. The sedentary behavior is growing among the population who are spending more time on computers and television screens than exercising. We will use my Step 7-Action plan handout to see how this will get accomplished.

Starting an exercise program

Before you begin your exercise, you need to consult your doctor or physician. An appropriate exercised plan will; be developed depending on one’s disease history, and if there are nay associated medical disorders that may affect the exercise program. Diagnostic tests for complications such as chest pain, arthritis, leg pains, palpitations, heartbeat, swelling or pain in the joints among others need to be done. Those with diabetes or cystic fibrosis if they exercise they are in danger of dehydration. Similarly, those with seizures should not engage in swimming and not to mention those with enlarged spleen.

Aerobic exercises demand a little more than normal oxygen amounts which typically implies that the lungs and the heart is overworked in this case. Aerobic exercise will be carried out by biking, skating, running, stair climbing, treadmill and machines for elliptical training. Aerobic exercises reduce the amount of calories, and improve functioning of the cardiac muscles. The recommended schedule is to exercise for at least 30 minutes, 2 to 3 times in a week, with a warm up of and a cool up periods of 5 minutes. Running works best for longer muscles (Johnston, 2007)

 

 

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Different Spas And Their Benefits

We all know that enjoying spa treatment is good for not only your lifestyle but also your health, it did used to be an event only for women before, but nowadays more and more men are attending spa events and clubs. This phenomenon indicates that attending spa events really do many obvious benefits to our health. One benefit is skin care-Good skin care by spa events can help delay the natural aging process and prevent many skin problems. These simple skin-care habits will help you to protect your skin in order to keep it healthy for many years to come.

There is a variety of different spas which you can visit such as:

1 Health Spas These sort of spas are places you go to get the ultimate relaxation, you can get a massage and facial, you will also be able to take advantage of all the offered activities such as swimming, saunas and jacuzzi.

2 Hotel Spas These are the same as the above the only difference would be it may come in with your all inclusive package where you would get unlimited treatment, drinks and food.

3 Pamper Spa A Pamper spar is simply that, its where you go to get pampered, you will be able to pig out on chocolate and get full Aromatherapy Massages plus much more.

4 Wellness Spa A wellness spa consists of professionals teaching you how to have a better and healthier lifestyle, they will teach you how to control your mind and body with techniques such as yoga, they will also advice on how to avoid diseases and illnesses

5 Medical Spa This is somewhere you would go when you have had an accident or injury, most places usually have professional doctors and nurses that can perform treatments such as acupuncture, chiropody and more.

6 Rehab Spas Rehab spas are a great place to go to help you with things such as stress and addictions. With high professional nurses treating you, you are bound to get better within no time.

7 Stay spa In my opinion I feel a stay spa is the best out of them all simply because of the fact that no matter how long you are due to stay, you will always be pampered for the duration, put your feet up and do not worry about the stresses and strains of the world just sit back and relax while you take a trip to heaven.

8 Day Spa Get all your treatment on your day off, you can spoil yourself get pampered and then head back home feeling refreshed and nourished.

Whichever spa you decide to go to you are bound to relax and unwind from the stresses that everyday life can bring. But in my opinion, going out to these spa centers are really not that easy, especially for those who want to enjoy spa events everyday after work, besides this, visiting these questioned spa centers also cost you lots of money and waste your time. So if you’d like to experience relaxation everyday just at your own place you can always go and buy your own hot tubs, steam room or sauna room to help you relax after a hard day at work.

ModernSpa can provide you not only different types of bathtubs (including basic bathtubs, modern baths and whirlpool bathtubs), but also shower enclosures, steam rooms and sauna room. You can also find 3-in-1 spa center here.

The Benefits Of Spas

In the modern world, the Spa has evolved tremendously and you can find a spa in almost any city in any country. Spas now offer a wide range of treatments extending beyond those associated with water. Some spas aim to provide you with total mind and body fitness including healthy eating and a complete body relaxation. These are its main benefits. Some spas offer a one-day experience, or alternatively two to three nights of pure peace and relaxation.

Some spas offer treatments to enhance your beauty and appearance. Examples are mud spa or wrap, facial spa, pedicure, manicure and many others. A body spa or wrap will have the effect of slimming and toning your body. With the appropriate ingredients used, it can even have a whitening effect on your skin. These treatments are particularly popular with women but men are already taking advantage of these treatments to enhance beauty and leave you feeling younger.

Nowadays, massage is an important ingredient of a spa as well as water. While you are soaking in the water, complimented with aromatherapy you can begin to let go of your worries and troubles. After which, you can immerse yourself in a full body massage where the masseuse aims to revitalize your body and relax your mind. Feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after these treatments are its main benefits.

Spa treatments that are associated with hydrotherapy have a number of health benefits. They help to soothe tired, sore or stiff joints and muscles better than a consistent therapy of warm water massage. An early morning soak in a spa hot tub provides temporary relief from arthritis pain and helps you feel better throughout the day. The heat from the warm water dilates blood vessels, increasing blood flow to damaged tissues and accelerates the body’s natural process. Hot water reduces pain by stimulating the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers.

Many people plagued with sleeping problems are finding the answer in a spa where they can have a relaxing soak in warm water before going to bed to induce a good nights sleep. This alternative to medicine or other sleep aids has created hundreds of happy customers who cannot imagine going to bed at night without that lovely, starlit soak in their spa just before sleep. It is truly a healthy way to end the day and prepare for the next with a good nights sleep while some spas offer a range of generic products some spas are differentiated by the kinds of treatments they focus on.

Spas have a healing and relaxing effect and can be a source of renewed health and pampering. Spas are increasingly offering their services on-line. Spend some time looking around at the various treatments available and having chosen something you like, treat yourself and your loved ones to a luxurious spa on a special occasion or just for the hell of it.

So what are you still waiting for? Come to Modern Spa quickly and find yourself a dream spa product.

Modern Spa is a specialist in the SPA industry, which has been making steam showers, whirlpool baths, shower enclosures and traditional saunas since 1993. The author hopes that this article can help you find your dream bathtub.

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Health Spas

Do you think that short breaks is a simple way to leave you truly spoiled and revitalised? If you need to spend time to switch off and recharge those batteries before the Christmas rush, the ideal solution for you now is revitalising pamper breaks at health spas.

Gift experience pioneers provide a heavenly collection of pampering days and short breaks designed to refresh the body and mind. Short breaks provide the perfect escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life, and there are plenty of spa treatments and luxury leisure facilities to ensure you feel suitably replenished.

From a single overnight stay to a full weekend health spa break, there are pampering treatments, meals and accommodation on hand to give someone special some breathing space at one of many leading UK health spas or hotels.

Men and women can similarly enjoy health spa experiences with golfing and men’s pampering activities for him, and premium beauty treatments and sumptuous wine tasting experiences for her.

If you’re planning a surprise health spa visit for the special woman in your life, you can purchase her a hot and up-to-the-minute look with a couture hair styling and make-up lessons that will give her a total beauty makeover.

We all know how much women love to shop, so why not arrange for her to have a personal shopping trip with a stylist professional, benefiting from inside knowledge and fashion experience to ensure she looks and feels great.

Similarly, there are plenty of pampering activities that can be enjoyed as a couple, with Rasul exotic body treatments, wine tasting, massage workshop and leisure activities on offer for a wonderful weekend escape.

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Mental Health

What is it to own smart mental health? At a basic level, mental health may be described as the absence of mental illness; however, the entire issue surrounding mental health and mental illness is extremely complicated and thus what constitutes mental health isn’t easy to define. On saying that, we tend to can describe mental health by concerning what might happen once we don’t seem to be in sensible mental health, once we are affected by some form of mental illness.

Here within the UK it is estimated that a quarter of the population will expertise some kind of mental illness at some purpose in their lives. Mental illness will affect any one folks; it is indiscriminate old, gender, and status. It will strike at any time, generally with warning and sometimes without. Therefore how are you going to recognise if you’re suffering from a mental illness?

How to recognise mental illness
Mental illness will ensue in several totally different ways and no 2 individuals can be affected in the same way to the same degree.

Somebody suffering from a mental illness could be mildly inconvenienced by their symptoms in their daily lives and however others can be severely debilitated to the extent that they’re unable to care for themselves or integrate into society at any level.

Recognising when somebody is full of mental illness is very important in order to urge the correct facilitate but it will be troublesome when the symptoms are delicate or imprecise or when the individual themselves deny that something is wrong. Essentially, someone will be said to be suffering from a mental illness when they are experiencing alterations in their moods, in their behaviour and in how they suppose and feel about themselves and the globe around them, or a mixture of all of these, to such an extent that they become distressed or have an impaired ability to operate normally on a everyday basis.

Some of the more commonly known ways that that mental illness will have an effect on our lives is in the shape of depression, anxiety, compulsive disorders, phobias, panic disorders, bipolar or manic depression, schizophrenia and dementia.

Even at intervals these terms there are variations and subgroups and different degrees of severity. Mental illness on the whole is something but straightforward; it’s usually misunderstood by family and friends and can be misdiagnosed if a full medical assessment isn’t made. It will be isolating for the individual, particularly as they may not understand what is happening to them and why they are behaving in an exceedingly specific way.

What causes mental illness?
There is no single known reason behind mental illness but instead combinations of things seem to have an influence as well as psychological, biological and environmental conditions.
Mental illness appears to be a lot of common in certain teams of people indicating that some circumstances will act as a trigger, for instance, those living in poverty and poorer living conditions, people who are plagued by long run physical diseases or disabilities, those from ethnic minorities and people in prison or alternative institutions. People who are hooked in to substances or are smitten by alcohol are additional likely to suffer from mental illness than those that aren’t and totally different sorts of mental illness appear to be additional common to men or women.

Life changing events can additionally trigger a period of mental illness like redundancy, bereavement and divorce and there’s additionally a genetic facet to it as those with a history of mental illness in their families have an increased risk of developing a mental illness themselves. Recent analysis has conjointly highlighted that a lack of Omega 3 fatty acids within the diet can increase the danger of developing certain varieties of mental illness.
Clearly, there are various influences concerned thus it is not attainable to identify who is going to develop a mental illness and who isn’t and each and every one of us might realize ourselves suffering from some type of mental illness at any purpose throughout the course of our lives.

Getting help
The good news is that irrespective of the sort of mental illness, there is facilitate obtainable but the biggest step to recovery is 1st of all recognising that there’s a downside in the first place. Several folks feel that to admit to not coping or that they may be full of some form of mental illness could be a sign of weakness or failure, and worry of stigmatisation, lack of information and data, and in fact denial, can effectively forestall many people from seeking help. However, it’s essential that facilitate is sought as a result of mental illness doesn’t just get away and without facilitate, the symptoms can persist for months or years causing a great deal of unnecessary suffering and distress for the individual.

The primary purpose of contact is your doctor who can be in a position to create an initial assessment and advise you on the options accessible for treatment and guide you towards any different support teams or therapies which may be available. With the correct facilitate from the medical profession and with support from family and friends, most varieties of mental illness will be beaten fully and normal life can resume once again. Even in the foremost severe cases, with a proper diagnosis and acceptable treatment, it’s potential to dramatically scale back the severity of symptoms and make a true improvement to quality of life.

Ernie Hicks been writing articles online for nearly 2 years now. Not only does this author specialize in mental health ,you can also check out his latest website about: Plush Dolls Which reviews and lists the best Naruto Plush Dolls

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Women’s Issues Regarding Mental Health

The lives of most people involve some joy and some pain. The latter has a tendency to affect mental health. Some tragedies including domestic violence, assault, or loss of a loved one can cause this pain. Fortunately, there are techniques and people to turn to in times of tragedy like this. Having someone to talk to who may change your perspective about the matter and thinking about the positive aspects can be of benefit, as well as talking over the best solutions to such problems. One factor which may also affect mental health for women is the change in physical health. The change in hormone levels due to the monthly cycle can affect mood and cause irritation and tearfulness.

In the developed world, women represent about 65 percent of patients in mental institutions. There are two common explanations of this situation. One is the social factors, women are more likely to be diagnosed to have a mental illness because of sex-role stereotyping, which presumes that women are prone to emotional stress because of social factors specific to their gender role. The other factor is that women can find themselves more anxious, depressed or fearful. Womens disadvantaged social status can sometimes generate a greater level of mental health problems.

Certain mental health disorders are more prevalent in women. Disorders includes: depression, anxiety and specific phobias, post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), eating disorder, and Schizophrenia. Depression is thought to be the most common mental disorder. The number of women diagnosed to have it is roughly double that of men. It may not seem obvious to others if someone is experiencing it, but the illness is upsetting and unbearable. Feeling anxious about aspects in life may not be considered as a problem for most people. Just like depression, the number of women who are affected by PTSD is twice as much as men. Women account for at least 65 percent of binge-eating disorder cases. Some women do eat too much to cope with depression. Schizophrenia is an illness that can cause a person to have difficulty in deciding what is real and what is not.

Some research studies in issues related to women’s mental health include: the differences in brain development that provide insights into the treatment and prevention of depression; mood and memory processes in women that may make it harder for them to quit smoking; effects of estrogen on memory, behavior, cognition, and emotion, and particularly how estrogen seems to increase rates of PTSD and depression; genetics specific to women that may contribute to alcoholism. It is important that women recognize the need to have good mental health. No one is exempt in feeling anxious and worried from time to time. But it is easy to notice when a woman is experiencing so, because she may display a negative disposition that may influence her ability to function normally. We all know that most mental health disorders do not have an exact cause. It may result from a combination of life events, genes, brain chemicals, and hormones.

It is not our fault if we experiencing such issues. We should not keep ourselves from it because it will not help us if we do not face it, and often this can lead to the worst outcome. It is better if you reach out to others for help like a psychologist, psychiatrist or even your family. Always keep in mind that mental illness should not be taken lightly, thus, it should be treated immediately. If treatment is successful, you can enjoy your life again.

Jason runs PanicAttackHealer.com. If you have problems with mental health, don’t worry. Help can be found in many places. See more here: Curing Panic Attacks where you can find information on a range of methods. See: panic cure.

Hormones after the Women’s Mental Health

Women really hormones influence mood?

In the last fifteen years in the field of endocrinology great deal of evidence that the loss of estrogen is generally occurring during the menstrual cycle is bringing about changes for women at increased risk for mood, anxiety and greed that has produced disease. Given the prevalence of these diseases in women, we are fortunate to have a better understanding of them.

Women are more than twice as oftenbecome depressed. Research shows that they also suffer more from fear. To develop more phobias. It ‘the same relationship of agoraphobia: almost 8% of women are agoraphobic, compared to only 3% of men. Most succumb to traumatic stress syndrome. Seventy percent of people with social phobia are women. What could be happening here?

The cyclical nature of the secretion of estrogen may represent for the women of “particular vulnerability to mood disorders and anxiety, Dr.Mary Seeman reported in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Association’s influence in an analysis of dozens of studies on female hormones psychopathology in men and women.

The theory of “deprivation of estrogen applicants” suggests that a low estrogen state is the beginning or the worsening of mood symptoms in women who are predisposed to drive – because of the already low levels of serotonin – the mood disorders and d ‘ anxiety.

In 1996, researchers at the University of Edinburghpublished a report, the discussion of the molecular level that are experiencing these changes. Affected by estrogen is “a profound impact on mood, mental state and memory” in the hormone psychoprotectant as “natural.” There must be sufficient estrogen in the brain, that is, when receiving the mental stability. Estrogen, the importance of cognitive processes and memory is not an easy thing. It ‘was in fact discovered that neurons in the brain buffer againstDegeneration.

Until the late nineties, the test assembly had begun to show a unique and persistent hormone after almost all mental disorders in women. For example, the binging behavior in bulimics and diarrhea during premenstruum, when estrogen levels get worse . Sun has panic attacks in women with panic disorder. Impulse interference seemed even worse this week or ten days before the deadline – kleptomaniacs escapades continued to steal moretrichotillomaniacs more hair, leather cutters to cut the skin stretched .. All these diseases are linked to serotonin dysfunction, and, as we have seen, serotonin and estrogen are inextricably linked.

In the nineties, a Canadian psychologist, Barbara Sherwin, it was very interesting to carry out studies on the loss of estrogen affects the knowledge and memory. I went to Toronto to spend a day with Dr. Sherwin in his office at McGill University. I needed a mini-course of estrogen and she was willing toGive it to me.

Since the beginning of fetal life hormone receptors in the hypothalamus of the brain first. It is here that the organization of brain circuits, the requirements for puberty, regulating subsequent adult sexual behavior and control the frequency and intensity of emotional disturbances. Research in neuroendocrinology has to tell us a lot about the hardship of pre-menopausal women, who used to think that the result of women’s pain over the loss of fertility. NowE ‘known that the mood and cognitive changes are experts in physical origin.

Estrogen affects mood. What I had not known until the conversation with Dr. Sherwin is that to produce serotonin in the brain needs estrogen. I have not even announced that the estrogen in the brain. “There are estrogen receptors in various organs throughout the body, including the brain,” he said. “Consequently, the loss of estrogen makes many different physical symptoms – loss of elasticity of the skin, bonesConstriction, mood and cognitive decline. “

When estrogen levels increase, on the other hand, as in the first week after menstruation, increasing their overall impact on the amount of serotonin in the spaces between nerve cells in the brain cells. The mood improved. Within the brain, estrogen may act in fact as a natural antidepressant and mood stabilizer.

Dr. Sherwin has led me to the work of researchers, the important research base, including Bruce McEwen of RockefellerInstitute in New York, and Joseph LeDoux at New York University, the discovery of the molecular changes that support the view that estrogen had a profound impact on the mind and its capabilities.

It was not long after my visit to Dr. Sherwin, I learned an important contribution to the value of ten years from studies book, estrogens, serotonin and affective disorders: Where is the therapeutic bridge? Two researchers from the Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program at the Harvard Medical Schoolwas essentially the same question I had: What is the link hormone to the mental health of women? was motivated Joffe and Cohen one hundred twenty five studies examined the relationship between women’s reproductive hormonal changes, and their mental state. in study after study, they found that women with histories of depression seem more prone to recurrent episodes during periods of “significant reproductive endocrinologyChange.

Correlation does not prove causality. The fact that someone is morbidly depressed for the day of ovulation begins and remains so until the day that does not begin to try the bleeding drops of estrogen that premenstrual mood swings, but damn well raise suspicions. According to information provided by new imaging methods has been added to the mix was the case for a spiritual connection to the hormone’s weakness for women ‘as close as possible to an open and shut caseIt is likely that you get. Neuro-imaging has greatly improved our understanding shows the flashing light, when the activity in different parts of the brain, what was called the dark “that time of the month.”

And ‘the dance between the two types of hormones, ovarian hormones and hormones of the brain that ultimately determined, as is symptomatic of a particular woman has during her menstrual cycle, and in other parts of the reproductive risk. For example, if a woman is geneticallyencoded at a low or borderline levels of serotonin in the brain of estrogen drops occurs menstruation everything you need to send a spiral of serotonin below the optimal level of functioning, from a mental condition disturbing that for all their symptoms disappear mysteriously as soon as he began his estrogen levels and to trace

Why is it so? Since the serotonin it needs for its metabolism of estrogen in the brain. The two hormones are a dynamic duo, the operationArm. Falls, as the levels of estrogen, this serotonin. When estrogen increases (as, for example, begins as soon as menstruation), the levels of serotonin immediately return with him, and calm was restored. The ebb and flow of menstruation is orchestrated moods of woman ‘, not by the moon, but by secretions in his brain and ovaries. What we know is that sometimes the negative results of these changes in the secretion is not inevitable. Just as science has learned to changes in insulin and changes in the thyroid, the changemay change now, changes in the ovaries. If you do not want your mood on your ovaries blame the blame on the brain. Blame it on what you like, do not resign themselves to suffer the view that women are born.

For me it is fascinating that the pieces of this puzzle were not important to us twenty years ago. And the effect of dynamite that has the pieces together, occurred only in the last ten years. Based on previous knowledge and assemblyImage step by step, an endocrinologist at places such as the Neuropsychiatric Institute in California, and sexual organs Mood Disorder Program at the University of Texas Medical Center have understood that women not only at risk during premenstruum are vulnerable to all reproductive risk points. Furthermore, a woman who suffers from one of these points is subject to danger is always a symptom of another. If it is a genetic low serotonin in the brain,Estrogen drops going to affect them, simple.

Things have taken place since then in turn, enlightened, thank God, but we are only now beginning to understand what is really happening, women, mental well-being during times of stress hormones. Especially the scientists, including psychiatrists and reproductive endocrinologists like Barbara Sherwin, a unique and important contribution to the wave of research, which currently designing a whole newParadigm for understanding the role of hormonal changes in the female creates well-being and mental state.

http://www.womenhealth.pannipa.com/2010/03/hormones-after-the-womens-mental-health/

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