You're More Likely To Have A Heart Attack If You Have Endometriosis

(Reuters Health) – Women with an excess growth of uterine lining tissue may also be at higher risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study. The condition, called endometriosis, affects up to five million women in the U.S. Uterine tissue can grow on the ovaries, behind the uterus or on the bowels or bladder and can cause pain, infertility and very heavy periods. “Many girls and women do not realize that distressing menstrual cramps and pelvic pain can be due to endometriosis,” said senior study author Stacey A. Missmer, director of Epidemiologic Research in Reproductive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “Girls and women can be treated through surgery that removes the endometriosis lesions or by hormonal medications including oral contraceptives,” but there is no outright cure, Missmer told Reuters Health by email. The researchers used data on more than 116,000 women in the Nurses’ Health Study II, which ran from 1989 to 2009 – including about 5,200 women with surgically confirmed endometriosis. Those with endometriosis were more likely than others to suffer a heart attack, to have coronary bypass or stent surgery, or to have angina, the chest pain that can be a sign of coronary artery disease. The increased risk for these conditions was highest for women up to age 40, who were about three times as likely to have any combination of the heart disease end points as those without endometriosis. The diffe...
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Publication date: August 2019Source: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 28Author(s): Bianka Karshikoff, Melissa Anne Tadros, Sean Mackey, Ihssane ZouikrToday’s treatment for chronic pain is inadequate, and novel targets need to be identified. This requires a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in pain sensitization and chronification. In this review, we discuss how peripheral inflammation, as occurs during an infection, modulates the central pain system. In rodents, neonatal inflammation leads to increased pain sensitivity in adulthood by priming immune components both peripherally and central...
Source: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2019Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle SurgeryAuthor(s): J. Randolph Clements, Ajay K. GhaiAbstractDisruption of the plantar plate is a common cause of forefoot pain, metatarsalgia, and metatarsophalangeal joint malalignment. Although surgical repair of the plantar plate has improved, there has been no consensus on the clinical superiority of any single technique, or combination of techniques, described in the literature to date. In this publication, we report a case of plantar plate injury treated with an innovative new technique with 20-month follow-up.
Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
We report a case of a 48-year-old female who presented four months following a low-energy trauma with symptoms most consistent with adhesive capsulitis. An MRI demonstrated extensive patchy areas of intramuscular edema-like signal involving the lateral head of the deltoid with associated muscle atrophy, in keeping with a subacute denervation injury. She was diagnosed with quadrilateral space syndrome (QSS) and successfully treated with an fluoroscopic-guided corticosteroid injection. At her two-year follow-up, the patient had regained full function and had no lasting symptoms. Non-specific symptoms like ill-defined shoulde...
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusion(s)Our results indicate a significant correlation among CHL1, CHL1-AS1 and CHL1-AS2, which might be involved in the development of ovarian EM and serve as novel targets for future research.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results indicated that probiotic food and supplement withLactobacillus andBifidobacterium could be used as interventions to improve specific anthropometric and biochemical outcomes among individuals withMetS. However, probiotic treatment alone could not reduce overall health risks. In addition, there were methodological drawbacks among reviewed studies, and further research is needed.Ann Nutr Metab 2019;74:224 –241
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In states that legalized medical marijuana, there was a 4.8 percent decrease in reported pain for conditions that qualified for pot treatment (cancer, arthritis, glaucoma and pain), compared to states without medical marijuana.
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BEST supplements for cholesterol: Having high cholesterol can pose a huge risk to a person ’s health, so what can you do to lower it? Eating an unhealthy diet is one of the main causes of the condition, but some research has shown certain vitamins, minerals and natural substances can lower high cholesterol levels.
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While rare, more than 90% of people who suffer a SCAD heart attack are women, and it’s responsible for 40% of heart attacks in women under the age of 50.
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Authors: Black ND, Malhas L, Jin R, Bhatia A, Chan VWS, Chin KJ Abstract Background: Iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) harvesting is associated with significant perioperative pain and opioid consumption. Retrospective studies indicate the transversalis fascia plane (TFP) block can provide analgesia for anterior ICBG harvesting. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to establish the efficacy of the TFP block in this setting. Methods: Fifty patients undergoing wrist fusion surgery with anterior ICBG harvesting were randomized to receive a TFP block with either 20 mL of 0.5% ropivacaine or 5% dextrose. Patients a...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research
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Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research
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