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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Publication date: Available online 16 December 2018Source: Redox BiologyAuthor(s): Mateusz A. Stochelski, Tomasz Wilmanski, Mitchell Walters, John R. BurgessAbstractDiabetes mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States and peripheral neuropathy (PN) affects at least 50% of diabetic patients. Medications available for patients ameliorate symptoms (pain), but do not protect against cellular damage and come with severe side effects, leading to discontinued use. Our research group uses differentiated SH-SY5Y cells treated with advanced glycation end products (AGE) as a model to mimic diabetic condit...
Source: Redox Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
In conclusion, inflammatory cytokines and adipokines seem to have a pivotal role in the regulation of spermatogenesis; any imbalance in this stable environment may lead to infertility. Nevertheless, further studies are needed to clarify their exact role. PMID: 30547889 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Cytokine Network - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Eur Cytokine Netw Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Bone pain is a common and sometimes severe symptom of bone metastases in advanced breast cancer and a common reason for initiating BTA treatment. Safety and efficacy were the main factors considered by physicians when selecting BTAs. Past Presentations: Data previously presented at the ISPOR 18th Annual European Congress, Milan, Italy; November 7-11, 2015 and at the Breast Cancer Symposium, San Francisco, CA, USA; September 25-27, 2015. PMID: 30550358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The data of this post-marketing study meet the request by the French authorities for additional data on conditions of use in everyday practice. They confirmed the tolerance and long-term effect of capsaicin 8% patch in patients with peripheral neuropathic pain in real-world conditions. PMID: 30550354 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
We reported a sixty-three-year-old female patient with intermittent urethral bleeding due to tumor arising at the edge of the urethra. Urethrocystoscopy was done prior to surgical resection and ventral vaginal graft urethroplasty was performed directly afterwards. Histopathological reported a urethral cavernous hemangioma. An individualized approach regarding the most appropriate procedure for a given patient should be recommended.
Source: Urology Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionDespite some performance benefits have been demonstrated, more research needs to be done. Presently, the available data is still not enough to widely recommend the use of L-carnitine supplements with the aim of improving exercise performance.RésuméObjectifsCette revue a pour but d’analyser les données disponibles, principalement les plus récentes, concernant l’utilisation d’un complément alimentaire en L-carnitine et la performance sportive, afin de comprendre si la L-carnitine peut encore être considérée comme un complément ergog&eac...
Source: Science and Sports - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Zineb Benhissen, Michel Konzelmann, Philippe Vuistiner, Bertrand Leger, François Luthi, Charles BenaimAbstractObjective. To estimate the Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID) of the French version of the Hand Function Sort questionnaire (HFS-F). As a comparison, the MCID of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) was also estimated.Materials and methods. We included French-speaking patients hospitalized in a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program for chronic pain of the upper ...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: The Lancet NeurologyAuthor(s): Ralf Reilmann, Andrew McGarry, Igor D Grachev, Juha-Matti Savola, Beth Borowsky, Eli Eyal, Nicholas Gross, Douglas Langbehn, Robin Schubert, Anna Teige Wickenberg, Spyros Papapetropoulos, Michael Hayden, Ferdinando Squitieri, Karl Kieburtz, G Bernhard Landwehrmeyer, European Huntington's Disease Network, Pinky Agarwal, Karen E Anderson, Nasir A Aziz, Jean-Phillippe Azulay, Anne C Bachoud-LeviSummaryBackgroundPrevious trials have shown that pridopidine might reduce motor impairment in patients with Huntington's disease. The aim of this...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The objective of this comprehensive review is to summarize and discuss the available evidence of how adipose tissue inflammation affects insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance. Low-grade, chronic adipose tissue inflammation is characterized by infiltration of macrophages and other immune cell populations into adipose tissue, and a shift toward more proinflammatory subtypes of leukocytes. The infiltration of proinflammatory cells in adipose tissue is associated with an increased production of key chemokines such as C-C motif chemokine ligand 2, proinflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor α and interle...
Source: Comprehensive Physiology - Category: Physiology Tags: Compr Physiol Source Type: research
Authors: Tannus S, Dahan MH Abstract In recent years, the prevalence of infertility has increased due to delayed child bearing and increase in the rate of male infertility. Given the high cost of fertility treatment, this option is not valid for families with low income, and those who can afford it usually choose to have multiple embryo transfers, which has led to an increase in multiple birth rates and increase in the cost of perinatal care. Due to the expected increase in infertility and decrease in the national live birth rate, the United States should set a plan to fund infertility treatment and lead a policy f...
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
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