Monday, 27 May 2013

What are the early warnings for diabetes in a women?

You may be wondering if it is possible for men and women to have different symptoms of diabetes. Apart from the known diabetes signs there are a few additional diabetes signs in women. 

These diabetes signs are not commonly known and may be considered harmless, but don't be fooled; we draw the line between diabetes signs in women and men.
Symptoms of diabetes: Diabetes signs that are common to men and women:

- Increase in thirst

- Increase in appetite
- Frequent urination
- Tiredness
Weight loss and weight gain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Dry mouth
- Vision loss
- Itchy skin
- Slow healing

Diabetes signs in women:

- Vaginal infection

- Yeast infection
- Affects hormonal functioning
- May develop polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Depression
- Higher levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol than men

Diabetes signs in women often go unnoticed and must not be misunderstood. A medical professional can pinpoint if these diabetes signs are curable conditions or the diabetes signs can actually lead to diabetes.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Best health supplement for women for longer life ?

Taking a calcium supplement of up to 1,000 milligrammes per day can help women live longer, a new study has found. Calcium, an essential nutrient for bone health, is commonly found in dairy products as well as vitamins.

Although calcium is an essential nutrient for bone health, past studies have linked calcium supplements to heart disease risk. Researchers analysing data from the large-scale Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) sought to clarify this issue and found moderate doses of calcium supplements had a beneficial effect in women.

"Our study found daily use of calcium supplements was associated with a lower risk of death among women," said the study's lead author, David Goltzman, of McGill University in Montreal, Canada. "The benefit was seen for women who took doses of up to 1,000 mg per day, regardless of whether the supplement contained vitamin D," Goltzman said.

The longitudinal cohort study monitored the health of 9,033 Canadians between 1995 and 2007. During that period, 1,160 participants died. Although the data showed women who took calcium supplements had a lower mortality risk, there was no statistical benefit for men.
The study found no conclusive evidence that vitamin D had an impact on mortality."Higher amounts of calcium were potentially linked to longer lifespans in women, regardless of the source of the calcium," Goltzman said.
"That is, the same benefits were seen when the calcium came from dairy foods, non-dairy foods or supplements," he said. The study will be published in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).
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