Birth Control and Obesity Linked to MS
It's not clear what causes multiple sclerosis (MS), an immune disorder that is typically diagnosed between ages 20 to 40. But researchers are seeking more clues.
What Women Need to Know About Bladder Control
Involuntary loss of urine can be embarrassing and a bit frustrating. Luckily, we have some information about the condition, possible causes and treatments.
Dangers of Drinking Too Much Alcohol
Binge drinking, especially over the course of several years, can come with severe health consequences. Here’s a list of some of the consequences of drinking too much alcohol.
Foods that Boost Brain Power
A few changes to your diet may give your brain a boost!
Common Causes of Constipation
Constipation is defined as having a bowel movement less than three times a week. Here’s a list of possible causes of constipation.
Balancing Medication With Pregnancy
When diseases occur during childbearing years, it’s not always possible to stop treatment for the disease. Doctors and patients must balance the concern for the drug's possible effects on pregnancy with the concern for disease relapse.
Infertility Treatments and MS Don't Mix
Having difficulty conceiving is a reality for 10 to 20 percent of western couples. While some turn towards infertility treatments, those with conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS) may need to exercise caution in these important reproductive decisions.
Pregnancy and Multiple Sclerosis: Are Drugs Safe?
Living with a chronic disease can be difficult. Multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, is a condition that’s becoming easier to treat because of advances in medicine. Still, many women worry that the disease could prevent them from having children. MS occurs when the body’s immune system eats away at the protective sheath, called myelin, that covers nerves, which results in irreversible deterioration of the nerves. The condition is more common among women, especially women between the ages of 20 and 40 – during childbearing age. ...
The More, the Merrier… Down the Road? - EMBARGOED 7-Mar-2012 16:00 ET
Having many children may wear you out, but some unexpected health benefits have been linked to having multiple pregnancies - a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis.
Have MS? Have a Baby
In the past, women with multiple sclerosis (MS) were told not to get pregnant because of fears that their disease would get worse. However, a new study shows that women with MS do not have to worry about getting pregnant.