This week we saw a wide variety of questions come into our community. Women asked about osteoarthritis, BRCA testing and ectopic pregnancy. Our moderators provided resources and answers to these health questions as well as many others. Do you have a health question you need an answer for? Post it to our community, and we promise to respond within 24 hours.
Here are some of our top ASKs in the EmpowHER community this week.
1. What are some tips for treating osteoarthritis?
A: First of all, I want to mention that inflammation in the joints will inevitably cause increase pain in joints in a person with Osteoarthritis. That is why I suggest you look into implementing an anti-inflammatory diet into your life. A couple suggestions I can make are: no wheat, no rye, no barley, no dairy products, no sugar.Read the full answer here.
2.I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, should I screen for BRCA1 and BRCA2?
A:Did your surgeon tell you what type of cancer was identified on the biopsy? A BRCA mutation is a mutation in either of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are tumor suppressor genes. Hundreds of different types of mutations in these genes have been identified.Read the full answer here.
3. How can I tell if I have an ectopic pregnancy?
A:Usually, this condition has signs that are identical to a normal pregnancy – missed period, nausea and fatigue. When taking a pregnancy test, the results may even show positive. In most cases, however, this type of pregnancy does not have early signs or symptoms at all. TRead the full answer here.
4. My daughter has Nephrotic syndrome, what can you tell me about it?
A:Nephrotic syndrome may occur when the filtering units of the kidney are damaged. This damage allows protein normally kept in the plasma to leak into the urine in large amounts, which reduces the amount of protein in your blood. Since the protein in the blood helps keep fluid in the bloodstream, some of this fluid leaks out of the bloodstream into your tissues, causing swelling, called edema.Read the full answer here.