By Jon Johnson, Reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, PhD, CRNP
Bipolar disorder causes a person to experience intense shifts in moods, sometimes from a manic state to a depressed state, for example. These shifts can occur with changes in sexual desire, confidence, or sexual function.
Though the symptoms vary from person to person, bipolar disorder can disrupt several aspects of a person’s life, including their sexuality.
In this article, we discuss sexual symptoms of bipolar disorder and ways to manage them.
By Alan Franciscus and Lucinda Porter, RN for the Hepatitis C Support Project, Version 5: January 2018
Fatigue is the most common symptom reported by people living with hepatitis C (HCV). One study found that 67% of HCV-positive people reported this symptom. Fatigue can range from mild to severe and can affect every area of life. Fatigue is difficult to quantify since it affects everyone differently and it cannot be measured by lab tests. Yet few symptoms can disturb quality of life more than relentless fatigue can.
Some people with hepatitis C have constant fatigue while others may have fatigue cycles. the authors hope hope that some of these simple tips will help people manage HCV-related fatigue symptoms.
– Causes of Fatigue
– Medical Treatment for Fatigue
– Self-Help for Managing Fatigue
– The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Fatigue Management
– Fatigue and the Workplace
By Elisabeth Gasparini, Manager of Nutrition and Food Services, The Royal Women’s Hospital
Current treatments for endometriosis, such as surgery and contraceptive pills, can be invasive or cause unpleasant side effects. So, the internet is awash with advice for alternative treatments, including acupuncture and dietary changes. Some women claim to have reduced their symptoms by eating “anti-inflammatory” foods, cutting out gluten, dairy and alcohol.
But what is the evidence behind eating or avoiding certain foods, and should women with endometriosis adhere to a specific diet?
Operative birth is associated with persisting pain during or after sexual intercourse, known as dyspareunia, suggests a new study published today (21 January) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).