Aug 30, 2011
Posted in Contraception

Herbs That Can React with Birth Control Pills

Herbs That Can React with Birth Control Pills
The following herbs can react with birth control pills and make them partially or completely ineffective. Chasteberry: Consuming chasteberry while on contraceptive pills might result in unintended pregnancy. The other name for this herb is vitex. The ingredients of vitex might affect the FSH and LH levels in a woman’s body, which in turn increase the production of progesterone. Excess production of progesterone makes women more fertile by encouraging ovulation. The other feature of chasteberry that might decrease the effects of contraceptive pills is its ability of working as phytoestrogen; phytoestrogens are compounds  [...]

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Aug 23, 2011
Posted in Miscarriage

Heparin for Women Experiencing Recurrent Miscarriage

Heparin for Women Experiencing Recurrent Miscarriage
Women experiencing recurrent miscarriage (3 or more successive miscarriages) are often treated with heparin therapy. Heparin is a blood thinning agent; it works by preventing blood clotting occurring due to antiphospholipid syndrome or other variations of thrombophilias. Antiphospholipid syndrome is basically an autoimmune disease affecting around 5% of pregnant ladies. This medical condition is known to cause 10-20% of the recurrent miscarriages. The cases of miscarriage from antiphospholipid syndrome are evident among 2-7% of the Caucasians; the frequency of miscarriage due to antiphospholipid syndrome is comparatively  [...]

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Aug 9, 2011
Posted in Young Baby

Dealing with Milk Rash and Milk Allergy in Babies

Dealing with Milk Rash and Milk Allergy in Babies
Milk rash in babies can be defined as red and spotty facial rashes that mainly appear during the initial few months of the baby’s life. In majority of the cases, these rashes subside without any major medical intervention. Often doctors use the term ‘milia’ to describe milk rashes in babies. The more precise definition of milia is small and white colored bumps on the skin of the baby that resemble the appearance of pimples significantly. Milias are generally harmless and mostly appear on the nose, cheeks and forehead of the baby. In rare cases the baby might also develop the bumps on his limbs and trunk. The baby will  [...]

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