Eric Bakker Naturopath » Articles » Women's Health

Women's health is quite a broad term that refers to physical and mental health issues that are unique to women, are more frequent in women, or vary in appearance, severity, or consequences in women vs males. Women's health is often characterised in terms of reproductive health and safety, as well as disorders that affect the female reproductive organs. Cardiovascular disorders, on the other hand, are the most common diseases among women.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a brain and spinal cord illness that can be devastating (central nervous system). MS causes communication issues between the brain and the rest of the body because the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that...

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Postpartum Depression

After giving birth, the 'baby blues' is a brief period of feeling down, emotional, and crying. It only lasts around two weeks after giving birth. It is perfectly normal to feel this way. Postpartum depression can be defined as depression...

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Autoimmune Disease

Auto-immune conditions make up a large group of diseases which basically have their origin in faulty immune function. Your immune system is a very complex network of cells and cell components that normally work to defend the body. Normally, the...

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Auto-Immune Disease Causes and Diagnosis

This article will continue with auto-immune conditions but look at little more closely at some of the primary causes and diagnostics of various auto-immune conditions. We look at immunity and the “hygiene hypothesis”, the mind/body connection, turning off the pain...

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Even though doctors have known for a long time that infertility is a medical problem, people who have it still tend to feel ashamed and keep it a secret. This can make it hard to ask friends and family for...

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Osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease. One in four women and one in eight men over the age of 50 of Caucasian or Asian descent will eventually develop osteoporosis.  Women who have a four-time greater risk of developing...

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