Wednesday, 15 June 2016

9 menopause symptoms.

During menopause, women's bodies begin to change, as their ovaries slow in producing the
hormones estrogen and progesterone. Menstruation also slows down, and eventually stops as well. Although menopause can occur at any age, the normal timeframe is between 50 and 54.

Menopause is a normal part of aging and happens to all women. If for some reason, a woman has to have her ovaries surgically removed, she will go into early menopause. If her uterus is removed and not her ovaries, she won't havemenopausal symptoms yet. This is because her ovaries will still be making estrogen and progesterone.

Menopause creates a number of symptoms that a woman may not be conscious of at first. The menstrual cycle will be affected by the diminishing production of the two hormones, and will most likely be completely unpredictable. For example she may experience heavy flow one month and light spotting when her next period shows up.

There are a number of symptoms that start manifesting as she begins to enter the various phases of menopause:

1. Hot flashes

2. Irritability

3. Sweating at odd times

4. Sleep disturbances

5. Vaginal dryness that can lead to sexual and urinary discomfort

6. Mood swings that may include anger and depression

7. Hair growth on the face, arms, chest and stomach

8. Memory problems and difficulty with concentration

9. Low frustration level, affecting her whole mood

The best advice for a middle-aged woman is to look for information on menopause. The more she knows about it, the more she will know what to expect and how to cope with it. She will also feel less alone in the world when the symptoms appear.

A well balanced diet and an exercise program are vital in minimizing the effects of menopause. When a woman who is experiencing menopause takes care of her body through good nutrition she has a better chance of experiencing minimal symptoms of menopause. Vitamins and minerals taken as supplements are also an important part of easing the symptoms of menopause. Some women who are experiencing severe menopause may need to think about hormone replacement therapy to help ease the symptoms. It is important that menopausal woman contact their doctors on a regular basis so that they can be aware of any physical changes in their body that are not menopause related. It may be of benefit for some women to join some type of support group to help them deal with the changes to their lives as they learn to live with menopause.

Bad Weight Loss

This article talks about different methods to attain weight loss, with focus on the socalled Kimkins Diet  a fad that later turned out to be a fake, medically unsound eating plan. The article also discusses the risks involved in following fad diets and other unproven fast weight loss programs.

The number of overweight and obese people has continually risen in the United States year after year. And every year or so, a new low-carb diet comes out, or at least, a great new way to shed those stubborn pounds. From the South Beach Diet to the Mediterranean Diet, these new methods of weight loss has increased their popularity among people who want to lose weight. A variety of weight loss pills are on the market that promises to vaporize the fat without any effort on the part of the dieter. These weight loss pills are now widely available in drugstores, supermarkets, and health food stores nationwide. Even fad exercise videos are now everywhere, coming out all the time featuring a new trainer with a headset, an attitude, and a DVD to sell.

Among the plethora of popular diets, one diet plan may be taking weight control to the extreme. Kimkins Diet was introduced in 2007 throughout different forms in media, but it is apparently the original 1972 version of the Atkins Diet. Interest for this diet has begun to circulate in the past few years around a dietary regiment that can shed a pound a day or even more. This particular diet, which is a low carbohydrate, low calories, and low proteinis seen by many to be nothing but anorexia in disguise. According to the Kimkins Diet, it compares itself to other diets such as Atkins and South Beach, saying that these diets make long-term weight loss extremely frustrating. It does not meddle with fiber and sugar alcohol subtraction in order to quickly shed excess pounds. This diet is specifically helpful for those with mobility problems due to morbid obesity or diabetics who do not wish to be tied to their medications, as seen in cases of people classified as Type-2 diabetics.

Kimkins, as a weight loss program, demands near starvation. A dieter using this plan is not supposed to eat more than 500 calories a day, or 20 kilocarbs. The dieter must also skip on as many fatty amino acids and fibers as possible. This diet can end up turning the body against itself to gain the necessary proteins, so body tissue and muscle may be lost instead of the fat. The person who developed the plan, Heidi Diaz, went on for a time with the online alias 'Kimmer' to hide her identity. The controversies surrounding her diet are simple. Kimmer has banned paying members from accessing her web page simply because they do not agree with her advice. She has continued to cite a number of adherents to her diet plan who did eat below the recommended cap of 500 calories per day, making her seem more like an eating disorder coach than a dietary professional.

Some experts have come out with warnings about the possible health risks associated with Kimkins Diet including hair loss, heart palpitations and even joint pain. After a number of dieters who followed Kimkins plan went ill, Heidi Diaz was ordered to a California court yesterday. There may be a class action lawsuit taken against her for the detrimental and uneducated medical advice that has harmed many people. A separate investigation is pending for fraud and false advertising. Considering how morbidly obese Heidi Diaz appeared to be in court, (contrary to her ads and personal testimonies), it's no wonder she wanted her identity kept secret for so long.

Anyone should be aware of these diets that does not require exercise. Kimkins continues to be denounced by professionals as an unhealthy, fake, and dangerous alternative to healthy meals and good work outs. Weight loss is never an easy task and it takes dedication to lead a person to proper weight loss.