Pain’s Deeper Meaning

When it comes to pain, it’s nearly impossible to separate the mind and the body. Every year, millions of women cope with pain. Women are more likely to experience chronic pain syndromes, such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, and other painful conditions, than men. This has a lot to do with your life’s circumstances—and what you believe your life can be like. Layered on to this are real physiological factors that affect the overall health of your body and your ability to heal.

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Migraines

Almost everyone has had a headache at some time in his or her life. Most headaches are primary—that is, not related to an underlying disease. If you get headaches, you may be predisposed to them due to genetics, your perception of the stressors in your life, your hormones, or your metabolism. Some headache sufferers experience […]

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What is Endometriosis? Do You Have It?

Endometriosis is a mysterious and increasingly common condition in which the tissue that forms the lining of the uterus grows in other areas of the pelvis, and sometimes even outside the pelvis entirely. Endometriosis and Pregnancy Endometriosis is sometimes associated with infertility and pelvic pain, though not always. Approximately 40–50 percent of women who undergo […]

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