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Your Bones: Keep Them Healthy and Strong
This page on FamilyDoctor.org gives a detailed medical account of osteoporosis—what it is, what the signs are, and what the causes are. It mentions many different hormone replacement therapies and other treatments. This is the site that women should use if they would like a laymen's explanation on many different HRT drugs. It has a section on tips to reduce the risk of osteoporosis as well as a bullet section of both uncontrollable and controllable risk factors. There is also a section on questions to ask your doctor.

The Ayurveda Approach to Menopause
The medical community is quickly evolving its understanding of menopause. After the halt to the HRT portion of the Women's Health Initiative last July, due to findings that Hormone Replacement Therapy's risks outweighed its benefits, headlines now read "Menopause is not a disease, but a normal part of life." Hormone "replacement" therapy (HRT) has become simply hormone "therapy" (HT) in because replacing estrogen is not natural and brings dangerous side-effects, rather than the fountain of youth once thought by experts Shocking and novel as these concepts may be to today's medical community, they are nothing new to Maharishi Ayurveda, a consciousness-based natural medical system from ancient India. Read on more to learn about this natural way to cope with menopause.

How to Start Exercising and Stick to It
An active lifestyle can help every woman. Physical activity also is an important part of weight loss treatment. If you are overweight or obese, losing weight can lower your risk for many diseases. A growing number of women are overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, breathing problems, arthritis, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea (breathing problems while sleeping), osteoarthritis, and some cancers. This site offers information on starting and maintaining an exercise program for a healthy lifestyle.


Natural Alternative Medicine Treatments for Female Sexual Dysfunction
This article by a doctor of alternative medicine recommends taking the following to remedy female sexual dysfunction: ginkgo biloba, arginine, yohimbe, St. John's wort, ginseng, DHEA and damiana. There are also more articles about natural hormones and other female sexual dysfunction articles and what to take for better women's health. Also see the article for causes, diagnosis and conventional treatments for female sexual dysfunction are included.

50 Health Tips for Pregnant Women on About.com
If you are planning to get pregnant or you are now, you should maintain your health. If you’re not yet pregnant, it is recommended that you have a consultation known as a preconceptional health visit. Then, start changing your food habits and add variety of healthy foods. Take the necessary vitamins, do the right exercise, and avoid harmful chemicals such as smoking and alcohol. If you are now pregnant, add 300 - 500 calories a day. Read books and article about pregnancy. You can also baby sit a friend's newborn baby so you can learn the actual technique. Know also the danger of being pregnant and the signs of labor. For more information, check these 50 health tips at About.com.


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