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Research affirms a previously established connection between
perimenopause and depression. However, an expected link between
depression and hormone levels was not found.
While attention to cholesterol has largely focused on lowering
LDL through the use of statins, raising HDL is equally important,
if not more so. Niacin boosts HDL, but its side effects can be
tricky, so some people try exercise and dietary changes.
Many people experience the discomfort of hemorrhoids. Often they can be treated effectively with topical products and by eating more fiber. If they persist, surgical options are available.
Arthritis sufferers may find some relief by having wrist joint
replacement surgery. In some cases the wrist joints are fused,
but this affects dexterity. Certain finger joints can also be
replaced, though the success rate for these surgeries is lower.
I've been getting cortisone injections in my knee for
osteoarthritis every four months. What are the possible side
effects, and how long can I continue this? I'm a strong
For the healthy omega-3 fats we hear so much about, which is
better - ground flaxseed or fish oil capsules?