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Soy seemed to be just the ticket for women: heart-healthy, good for bones, and helpful for hot flashes. And then there was the low rate of breast cancer in soy-consuming countries. Early research indicated that soy protein could lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. The latest study suggests that breast cancer survivors can eat soy foods in moderation.
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can take a serious toll,
making handshakes unpleasant, intimacy difficult, and some types
of work impossible. Although the underarms, palms, feet, and
groin are most often involved, any part of the body may be
affected. The condition is also associated with certain skin
problems, including atopic dermatitis. The condition can be
managed with products such as prescription-strength
antiperspirants, Botox injections, and iontophoresis.
A bunion is a deformity of the foot that causes the big toe to turn inward toward the other toes. This can result in damage to the other toes, calluses. Painful bunions interfere with walking and exercising. You can prevent them from getting worse.
Perimenopause begins several years before menopause (the end of menstruation) and ends a year after the last menstrual period. During this transition, ovarian hormones are in flux, resulting in irregular periods and sometimes vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes and night sweats). In a study, approximately one-third of women in perimenopause had at least one episode of major depression.
I have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although I
don't have any risk factors, I'm concerned about how my
cardiologist is screening me, because women can have small-vessel
disease and not necessarily arterial disease. How should I be
I enjoyed your article on diverticular disease and the fiber
content of various foods. However, could you make some
distinctions between soluble and insoluble fiber? Some fiber
makes me feel very bloated.