A number of alternative treatments are suggested to cope with urinary incontinence such as bladder control training, using pelvic floor muscles (kegel exercises to strengthen the muscles to stop the flow of urine); biofeedback where electrical signals from the vagina or rectum can help you become more aware of your body’s signals; timed voiding and bladder training where you train your body to go to the loo at specific times of the day.
Researchers in America have discovered that older women that drink tea have a 5% higher bone mineral density than those that do not drink tea.
According to The World Health Organisation some women may not be aware that they are at risk of developing osteoporosis because many bone mineral densitometry (BMD) tests only give results based on two sites, the hips and the spine, which do not give an accurate picture of the whole skeleton.
Two studies have produced new evidence which shows that women taking tamoxifen to prevent or treat breast cancer are at a greater risk of suffering from endometrial abnormalities, including cancer.
There are a number of natural remedies for women suffering from endometriosis and fibroids. Both of these conditions can be treated medically, but frequently return when medication is stopped or after surgery.
Researchers have suggested that 500 IU of Vitamin E twice a day may help to reduce the severity of period pains, the duration of the pain and the amount of blood loss.
A drug used to treat thinning bones in older women has also been found to significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer according to a four year American study.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue and some of the symptoms of may often be mistaken for those that occur in many gynaecological conditions.
Researchers in Italy have suggested that women with a high intake of red meat increased their risk of endometriosis by over 80%, whereas women eating a lot of fruit and vegetables lowered their risk by 40%.