Women’s Health

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Insatiable appetite? Think of Bacteria!

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The hunger phenomenon and the numerous micro-organisms that make up the microbiota are two subjects that fascinate humans and that are in fact … intimately related! Today there is reason to believe that our eating habits are partly dictated by our intestinal flora. Conventional opinion often associates junk food and malnutrition to a simple lack of will1. The attempt to resist cravings for high fat and sweet foods is a daily struggle for many people1....

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Bacteriotherapy at your fingertips

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Micro-organisms colonize different regions of the human body, from the skin to the oral and nasal cavities, to the digestive and urogenital systems. The vast majority of microbes reside in the intestinal tract1. This powerful system is home to a bacterial complex and dynamic population; a human microbiota exerting a significant influence on the health of the host2. The digestive tract represents one of the largest interfaces (an area of 250 to 400 square meters) between humans and their environment2....

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Acne-prone skins, get your probiotics!

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Skin is the largest organ of the body. Needless to say, that this site that constantly exposed to physical, chemical, bacterial and fungal irritants1. The healthy human dermis can produce an army of antimicrobial substances that play an important role in the elimination of potential skin pathogens2. According to statistical data, up to 12% of women and 3% of adult men suffer from adult acne (the problem is generally more serious in men),...

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Probiotic support during menopause

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Menopause is usually between the ages of 48 and 55, although it can vary greatly from one woman to another1. In Québec, the end of the female reproductive period is on average 51 years old2. The period from 2 to 7 years before menopause, punctuated by irregular periods and several hormonal symptoms, is called perimenopause3. During this transition into menopause, the ovaries do not fertilize more eggs and no longer produce fertility hormones (such as estrogen and progesterone),...

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Femme enceinte avec souliers de bébé

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Probiotics and pregnancy mix well

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To witness the birth of a child is our best opportunity to experience the meaning of the word miracle. – Paul Carvel Pregnant women’s microbiome The intestinal microbiota of pregnant women is determined by their pre-gestational state in particular: weight, nutritional deficiencies, medical conditions, as well as by the way they experience pregnancy for example: weight gain, their eating habits, if there are complications, among others1....

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Prevail over Vaginitis (bacterial vaginosis)

Women's Health| Views: 1271

Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection, so we have to talk about it! It is the most common reason for consultation among North American women. It is said that all women will suffer from this infection at least once in their life. Although half of the infected women have no symptoms, the others notice vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor. Generally, there is no pain or irritation. The reproductive system “houses” many bacteria, including the essential lactobacilli that reduce the vaginal pH and discourage bad bacteria from settling there1....

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Gloomy end of life rather than happy?

Well Being, Women's Health| Views: 935

“Depression is the leading cause of years lost due to disability.”   World Health Organization, Geneva 2008 Depression in the elderly It is difficult to obtain statistics on geriatric depression, as depression is underreported in seniors’ surveys, which makes it impossible to reveal the true extent of the problem. Old age is a period of loss and frailty (in terms of autonomy, cognition, motor functions, among others). It may well be that you know a relative,...

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Burning sensation : urinary infections

Women's Health| Views: 6096

It is estimated that in North America 20% to 40% of women have had at least one urinary tract infection1. The symptoms of this infection are a strong, persistent urge to urinate, even though there is a sensation of incomplete emptying (called pollakiuria), a burning feeling when urinating, and a cloudy urine with or without unpleasant odors2. The current treatment of this bacterial infection remains the prescription of antibiotics,...

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BEING A WOMAN… THE UNFORTUNATE VAGINITIS PROBLEM

Women's Health| Views: 1357

Vaginitis – also called bacterial vaginosis – is characterized by the growth of infectious microorganisms and the disappearance of protective lactobacilli in the female reproductive system. This embarrassing condition can affect up to 30% of pregnant women and about 10% of family physician patients. And that’s not all: nearly one third of women experience a ‘relapse’ of vaginitis within one to three months of treatment with antibiotics1. A Precarious pH Dependent Balance The normal scale of vaginal hydrogen (or pH) ranges between 3.8 and 4.2,...

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