12 Period Facts Everyone Should Know

Despite what a carefree tampon commercial would have you believe, that time of the month can be uncomfortable, varied and complex. No two periods look the same: Some women experience excruciating symptoms each time. Others may skip months entirely. And did you know that men can also have a physical reaction to a woman’s monthly cycle? Basically, there’s more to a period than what you hear in pop culture. And it will serve everyone better to be more informed about the process and armed with the facts. Below are a few things everyone should know about that oh-so-wonderful time of the month: 1. The average woman will have her period for 38 years That’s nearly four decades. Let that sink in for a moment. Girls typically begin their periods around age 12 and enter menopause, or the point where their period stops for good, around age 50. 2. A man can tell when a woman is ovulating At least physiologically. Research shows that men find women’s scent more alluring (unbeknownst to them) when she’s ovulating. Even dance moves are more appealing to a male brain at a woman’s most fertile time of the month. 3. Severe periods can be the sign of a serious medical condition Approximately 6 to 10 percent of American women suffer from endometriosis, an excruciating condition that can bring about debilitating cramps, chronic back pain and more. It can also sometimes lead to infertility. Concerned women should talk to th...
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Authors: Chen H, Power D, Giustino G Abstract INTRODUCTION: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and a P2Y12 receptor inhibitor remains at the cornerstone of treatment to prevent major adverse cardiac events in patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES). However, the anti-ischemic benefits of DAPT are counterbalanced by an increased risk of hemorrhagic complications, which are known to be associated with increased morbidity and mortality. While the efficacy of DAPT in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes has been well established, the risk-bene...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
ConclusionsWalking posture can affect both psychological and physiological states. Applications of these findings may have implications for improving mental and physiological health.
Source: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who experience problems like vaginal dryness, painful intercourse or urinary incontinence may want to see a gynecologist instead of a primary care provider for help, a recent study suggests.
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Publication date: Available online 17 September 2018Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Lingli Liang, Yuan-Xiang TaoAbstractAimsHistone acetylation and deacetylation are two histone posttranslational modifications that are usually controlled by histone acetyltransferases (HATs) and histone deacetylases (HDACs). Although HATs or HDACs Inhibitors could relieve pain hypersensitivities in chronic pain animal models, it is not clear on the expression of global histone acetylation in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) or spinal dorsal horn in chronic pain conditions.Main methodsA spinal nerve ligation (SNL)-induced neuropathic pain mode...
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ConclusionsIn children with abdominal pain and/or diarrhea, increased ESR, CRP and decreased albumin combined with a high fecal calprotectin level yields additional diagnostic value in screening potential patients with Crohn’s disease. As far as differentiation of ulcerative colitis is concerned, low additional diagnostic value was found when high fecal calprotectin was combined with albumin.
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Authors: Rana AQ, Qureshi ARM, Haris A, Danish MA, Furqan MS, Shaikh O, Sarfraz Z, Rana R Abstract OBJECTIVE: Pain is an important non-motor symptom of Parkinson's disease (PD); however, it remains understudied. The purpose of previous studies on the relationship between PD and pain, has been to explore the cause, origin and types of pain. This case control study is designed for clinicians and rehabilitation specialists to effectively identify pain from the patient's point of view. Pain present in PD patients correlates with significant disruption to their daily lives, which was seen by analysing characteristics, f...
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
ConclusionsCCH and IFNα-2b injected into stable PD plaques can decrease penile curvature; CCH can also improve penile length. However, based on available data, strong conclusions cannot be drawn for other treatments, including calcium channel blockers, HA, or mechanical therapies.Patient summaryOur systematic review of injection therapies provides evidence for improvements in penile curvature for patients with Peyronie's disease. No robust evidence is available to support the use of other local treatments including calcium channel blockers, hyaluronic acid, or mechanical therapies.
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Thumb arthritis, or basal joint arthritis, affects the joint at the base of the thumb. It can cause pain and limit the thumb ’s range of movement. Thumb arthritis is usually a type of osteoarthritis, meaning it develops due to wear and tear. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment here.
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Publication date: Available online 17 September 2018Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic DisordersAuthor(s): Kees-Peter de Roos, Marianne G.R. De MaeseneerAbstractIn daily phlebology practice, duplex ultrasound may sometimes reveal unusual pathways of reflux. A 46-year-old woman presented with heaviness and pain at the medial side of the left thigh after exercise. A tortuous intramuscular course of a large refluxing vein was seen in the sartorius muscle in connection with a femoral vein perforator cranially and the below-knee great saphenous vein distally. Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed thes...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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