Breast Cancer - Top Ten Things Every Women Should Know

December 6th, 2006

By Nathalie Fiest

Breast Cancer is a reality many women will have to deal with. Statistics show that one woman out of nine will develop breast Cancer in her life. Whether it be a dear friend, a close family member or herself, every woman will be touched by breast Cancer in one way or the other. Breast Cancer accounts for about 30% of all cancers.

Every woman should be aware of the risk factors and change those she can to lower her risk of developing breast Cancer in her life.

Women who are not active physically, smoke or consume a lot of alcohol are at higher risk to develop breast Cancer. Women who have their first child at a later age or have never given birth are at higher risk to develop breast Cancer. Women who had their first period at an earlier age (less than 12 years old) are at higher risk for breast Cancer. Woman who have close family members who had develop breast Cancer are at higher risk for themselves. Women who are older. The further a woman advances in life, the higher her probability of developing breast Cancer. Women who experience a late Menopause (after 55 years old) have an increase risk of developing breast Cancer.

There is hope however and certain measures have proven to help reduce the risk of developing breast Cancer for a woman. It is recommended to exercise regularly, lose any excess weight, lower alcohol consumption and stop smoking. It is also proven that women who breastfeed their babies are at lower risks to develop breast Cancer.

Certain measures, by finding breast Cancer at an earlier stage can lower the complication rate and morbidity associated with this condition. The two most recommended measures are to do a mammogram exam every two years after the age of 50 (or earlier if a woman has risk factors) and doing a breast self-examination. It is also recommended for a woman to visit her doctor regularly. One has to know that about two thirds of breast tumours are found by the woman herself upon doing her self-examination.

Many organizations and industries have joined forces to push back breast Cancer and one can only encourage them by donating time or money for this worthy cause. There are many researches on breast Cancer conducted worldwide and it is expected that the near future will see the decline of this devastating affliction.

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Adult ADD and Anxiety: The Other Side of ADD

December 6th, 2006

Most people with ADD suffer from Anxiety too. In theory, if symptoms of adult Attention Deficit Disorder are caused by Anxiety, it need not be stipulated that the condition be classified as ADD. Actually there has not been enough research on ruling out Anxiety.

Imagination plays havoc with a person’s brain, it is better to check out the facts rather than let your imagination run wild and lead yourself to Anxiety. Better ways of getting over Anxiety is by praying, Meditating, humor, sharing worries with friends rather than rushing to medication.

If Anxiety has been caused by some real world situation it is better to make corrections in that situation rather than giving in to the perception that it is caused by ADD and look for easy medication solutions. Anxiety is also caused by medical conditions like, reactive Hypoglycemia when the sugar level in the body falls. Such conditions warrant a change in diet rather than Adult ADD medication.

It is very important to keep in mind that although Anxiety and ADD run side by side, it needs to be determined whether symptoms of adult Attention Deficit Disorder have been caused by Anxiety or the other way around.

Anxiety can cause excessive restlessness, fatigue, mind going blank, irritation, unsatisfying sleep, and Tension in muscles, all of which can be easily but erroneously, construed to be symptoms of adult Attention Deficit Disorder.

As it is, lot of the psycho-stimulant drugs that are usually prescribed for ADD patients, are by themselves enough reason to worsen the condition of Anxiety. Rather it is often advised that stimulants like caffeine and decongestants should be eliminated from the diet. Caffeine alone is known to aggravate Anxiety and induce Panic Attacks. It is, thus, imperative that Adult ADD medication be administered only after it has been clearly established that Anxiety has been caused by ADD symptoms and not the other way around.

ADD is indicated only when at least six symptoms are manifested continuously for more than three months. Anxiety excessive or moderate, is simply one of the symptoms of adult Attention Deficit Disorder and need not necessarily be indicative of a condition of ADD. If you see signs of Anxiety, it does not necessarily mean that it has been caused by ADD. There could be many other reasons for it. Neglecting this and rushing towards Adult ADD medication may result in getting caught in the vicious circle of drug-induced Anxiety or Anxiety due to external worldly situations.

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