Comorbid Conditions

why do bowel movements hurt during my period weeks

Why Do Bowel Movements Hurt During My Period?

My friend and I jokingly refer to what we call the periodic poops. Whenever we get our periods, we end up going No. 2 a lot more than usual. Not only do some women experience an increase in the need to go when they menstruate, but they sometimes also experience pain. You may wonder, “why […] Read more…

role of nutrition in mental health matters

The Role of Nutrition in Mental Health

If you’ve ever suffered from anxiety, depression or any other mental health issue, you may have sought help from a qualified therapist, taken a course of psychiatric medications or done both. And both may have helped, which is what these treatments are designed to do. However, how much do you know about the role of […] Read more…

how common is insomnia in females

How Common Is Insomnia in Women?

Everyone experiences the occasional night of tossing and turning when counting a million sheep still results in getting zero shuteye. However, when insomnia persists night after night, it can cause a host of health problems, such as weight gain, increased risks of cardiovascular disease, depression and, in severe enough cases, suicide. So, just how common […] Read more…

how does heat stroke affect the brain and what are the risks

How Does Heat Stroke Affect the Brain?

I may owe my life to the Colorado River. As an East Coast chick, I naively prepared for a 10-mile hike into the Grand Canyon the way I would for a walk through a forest back home. Do you know about the dangers of heat stroke? I didn’t. The experience left me wondering: How does […] Read more…

prevention of menorrhagia tips

6 Tips for the Prevention of Menorrhagia

The term “menorrhagia” refers to unusually heavy menstrual bleeding. Typically, a woman’s period consists of anywhere from one to three days of heavier bleeding with an additional two to three days of lighter flow. Women suffering menorrhagia, however, may bleed heavily for five days, rarely more, and the amount of blood they lose exceeds the […] Read more…

stomach pain immediately after eating what causes it

Why Do I Have Stomach Pain Immediately After Eating?

Few things can derail an entire day, or even longer, like a bad tummy ache. For most people, food is associated with pleasurable emotions. That makes evolutionary sense even though, with today’s sedentary lifestyles, consuming too much can lead to adverse health effects. But what about those who frequently experience stomach pain immediately after eating? […] Read more…

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