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Dr. Jewel Alfoure ND

Although a hysterectomy can have many positive outcomes, it also results in the loss of fertility and can cause side effects such as menopause-like symptoms including vaginal dryness, and urinary incontinence. In addition, a hysterectomy can put extra strain on the joints due to the sharp decrease in estrogen. A drop in hormone levels can eventually lead to joint problems such as arthritis. Therefore, it is important for women to weigh the risks and benefits of a hysterectomy before making a decision.
Knee injuries can occur to anyone, not just those engaged in high-risk sports. The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is a key stabilizer in the knee joint, and a tear can lead to severe pain and instability. Treatment typically involves surgical repair of the ligament, followed by extensive rehabilitation.
Bones need to be always resilient, functional and robust. Many factors including our blood acidity, our health status, and even our hormone status play a significant role in maintaining our bone health.
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two of the most common joint health issues that can cause pain, stiffness and swelling. While they are both inflammatory conditions, they are very different in their causes and treatments. Osteoarthritis is the result of wear and tear on the joints, while rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder. Knowing the difference between the two can help you better understand your joint health issues, and allow you to make informed decisions about your healthcare needs. In this article, we will explore the differences between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and discuss the treatments and management strategies for each.