Catamenial Seizures
A Form of
Premenstrual
Syndrome
An Inquiry into the
Safest & Most
Practical
Management

Seizures specifically tied to
your menstrual cycle mid
cycle ovulation days, the days
right before menstrual flow, or
during flow days? Do you
have seizures from mid-cycle
right through to flow? Or has
seizure activity increased or
changed in your late 30s
and 40s? You might have a
form of premenstrual
syndrome (PMS) called
catamenial seizures. New
brain research, in this leading-
edge report, offers several
safe new remedies.

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What to do About
Losing Your Hair

Ten action steps to put in
motion and save your hair.
Current research
accompanies each action.
Restore the quality and
quantity of your scalp hair
with the latest knowledge
from bio-medical science.

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Fatness in Women:
How to get Control
& Eliminate this
Phenomenon

Adiposity (fatness) is a
species-wide adaptation
which evolved to buffer
possible food scarcity in the
pregnant mammalian female.
It is a phenomenon not a
dysfunction/disease.

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Polycystic Ovary
Syndrome - 
Dysfunction or
Naturally Ocurring
Phenomenon

Reach your goals of
menstrual cycles, pregnancy,
weight loss, optimism and
health with this science
packed 31 page report.

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Severe
Premenstrual
Syndrome (PMS):
New Scientific
Evidence Points to a
Neuro-receptor Malfunction as the
Cause

If you have life-altering PMS
or postpartum depression,
don't waste time with psycho-
therapy. Or have your health
jeopardized with un-
necessary surgeries. Get this
report and the newest facts
straight from the world's
foremost researchers.

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Women and
Depression: What
Molecular Biology
is Discovering
about the Female
Brain that Improves
Treatment

Get this up-to-date report on
the triad of premenstrual
syndrome, postpartum
depression and difficult
perimenopausal transition.
Waiting for the newest
information to filter down to
your doctor can take time you
probably don't have.

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Women and Depression
What Molecular Biology is Discovering about the
Female Brain that Improves Treatment

Author:                     Heather Ewart  
Email:     heather@femalebrain.com  

Health News for Women: Self-care & Health Promotion Items

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May 10 2017 - Warning: colonoscopy in women painful & difficult
Compared to men colonoscopy is more difficult and painful when performed on women. Women have longer more redundant colons than men. The endoscopist has more difficulty navigating with the scope because the longer female bowel has more potential for angles and loops to keep it contained in the abdominal area. [Envision a hose with a few coils as a metaphor for the bowel.] Hysterectomy makes bowel navigation with scope even more difficult because of increased potential for post surgical adhesions to sigmoid colon further kinking the bowel.
< Int J Colotrectal Dis 2013:28:10:1407>

May 09 2017 - Prednisone: knowledge gaps in medical practice III
March 14, 2017 BMJ report that even short term use of oral corticosteroids [such as prednisone] increase risk of adverse effects and does harm. Even a low dose of 20 mgs per day or less can greatly increase risk of sepsis, blood clots and bone fractures. The lead author of the study, Dr. Akbar K. Waljee, U of Michigan assistant professor of medicine, states " We may use them [corticosteroids] more than we really need to. It important to minimize their use if alternatives exist."
<NYT April 18/17. BMJ 2017:357: online>

Apr 14 2017 - Prednisone - knowledge gaps in medical practice II
Glucocortoid (GC) drugs, such as prednisone, may sometimes be as dangerous as the treatment itself.Three clinical situations can occur during withdrawal of GC drugs.

FIRST adrenal insufficiency secondary to negative feedback involving the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.

SECOND steroid withdrawal syndrome of anorexia, nausea, lethargy, arthralgia (joint pain), weakness, desquamation (skin peeling) and weight loss.

THIRD relapse of disease GCs prescribed to treat/suppress.

There is no consensus on how to discontinue GCs. There are no random controlled trials regarding which best regimen of GC withdrawal. There is in-sufficient evidence to recommend one weaning schedule over another.

<J de Pediatria 2008:84:3:1678. Arq Bras Endocrinol Metab 2007:1-19. JCEM 1965:25:9:1207>

Apr 13 2017 - Prednisone - knowledge gaps in medical practice I
Prednisone is a prescription drug. It is an analogue (copied, but not exactly) from the naturally occurring steroid hormone cortisone.

Prednisone was first fermented/developed and brought to market in 1955 by Squibb drug company. The un-dreamt of 20 million dollars in profit was generated in that first year of availability.

What the public/healthcare consumer/patient should know is "THE IDEAL ORAL STEROID REGIMEN HAS NEVER BEEN FORMALLY TESTED USING PLACEBO CONTROLLED DOUBLE-BLIND RANDOMIZED TRIALS".

Also, current Prednisone dosing and tapering strategies are NOT underpinned by a significant body of replicated/vaild/sensitive bio-science research. The administration and withdrawal of Prednisone is based, not on science, but on the personal opinion/judgement/observation/experience of the physician.

This empirical (non-science based) underpinning to doctor prescribing of Prednisone leads to inappropriate dosages, multiple severe adverse side effects and worst of all "withdrawal syndrome".

<Drug Discovery p207-8. Arq Bras Endocrinl Metab 2007:51:8:1-19. Ann Rheum Dis 2007:66:1560-67. Clin Exp Rheum 2017:35:1-2>