Women, Men and how their issues are different.

Diabetes is not limited to women but appears to be a great problem with women especially those who will not follow their doctor's orders to cut out the consumption of sugar. It is self-induced disease and so many people already have it that the sugar industry must continue to manufacture items high in sugar so the sugar levels of diabetics can be regulated.

Sleep Apnea often goes for a long time being unknown unless there is someone watching to know what is happening while the person is trying to sleep. It's the same with restless leg syndrome. My sweet dh, Randy, went for the entire sleep clinic so they could watch and verify but he could not fall asleep at all. The doctor prescribed that he lose weight. Seems that even the little things in the throat become larger than they should be and will obstruct the throat and make breathing difficult. After he lost 50 pounds, no more sleep problems and no more restless legs or tossing and turning.

Menopause is definitely a woman's problem though some say men also go through changes. Over the years, I have seen doctors who will diagnose most common female problems as early onset of menopause rather than look further for any real problems. It's not easy to know. Personally, I had a summer of hot flashes but since it was extremely hot, no one else knew and I never went to a doctor. I went for probably 6 months with minor cramps and little menstrual discharge before the periods stopped completely.

The following is from my friend Agnes about her experience with menopause and how she was dealing with depression: ... I found a page called Woman to Woman http://www.womentowomen.com/menopause/phytotherapy.aspx when I was looking for Red Clover information. The St. John's Wort is working great for me. And frankly, I'm relieved. I really didn't want to take a prescribed antidepressant.  If the SJW doesn't keep working , I'll ask for an Rx. Anyway, my "blues" are better and I've actually started to feel like doing things again. 

Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of dementia among older people. Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities. That is from the website but I have seen several cases of early onset both of which were women. Our own Donna's husband has a doctor that proclaims that Bill's Alzheimer's has nothing to do with dementia. Go figure. It's now 2010 and some are now saying that there will soon be a way to diagnose Alzheimer's before the person dies and the autopsy shows that it was indeed Alzheimer's.

Women's Studies/Women's Issues Resource Sites This looks to be aimed at younger women and activists but they do claim a large number of websites from which to choose.

Pregnancy is a woman's issue. There was that one fellow who was said to have given birth to a child but I'm not so sure I believe that was at all natural.

Fibromyalgia is most common in middle-aged women. It can make  you feel tired, causes muscle pain with tender points. Other symptoms may be trouble sleeping, morning stiffness, headaches and problems with thinking and memory, sometimes called "fibro fog."

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