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Non Pharmacological Therapy Proven More Effective For Fibromyalgia Than Medicines




If a patient is diagnosed with fibromyalgia, then he experiences pain and fatigue in all of the body. Since this is not related to any particular body part, nerve, etc., there is no direct cure for this. However, patients can visit various doctors to get separate ailments treated, such as neurological problems, problems related to muscles and joints, and so on. A person can also take pharmacological treatments, such as pain killers and antidepressants, to subside the effects for some time. However, they need a lot of caution since every person shows different symptoms of fibromyalgia.

And that is the reason why a lot of doctors today are recommending non pharmacological measures to treat this problem of fibromyalgia. Alternative therapies are proven to be more effective in treatment here than the medicines and other procedures. In addition, there are no side effects to these measures.

One of these measures include acupuncture, where needles are used to relieve pressure from the pain points. This restores normal balance to various energies in the body. It not only reduces pain and stiffness, but also has no side effect at all. Aromatherapy is another popular therapy used by fibromyalgia patients widely. Here, essential oils are used, that are derived from the plants. Patients are required to use these essential oils for massage or for inhalation, that will help relieve their body from pain and stiffness. You can also make your own herbal massage oils for this therapy.

These therapies are being preferred by patients of fibromyalgia all around the world. And the primary reason for this is their no side effects on the body.

Michelle has been a part of the journey ever since Bigtime Daily started. As a strong learner and passionate writer, she contributes her editing skills for the news agency. She also jots down intellectual pieces from categories such as science and health.

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40 and Pregnant: How IVF has Helped Women have Children Later in Life




As the reports of a 62-year-old Spanish woman giving birth after IVF treatment, or Daljinder Kaur giving birth at the age of 72 emerged earlier this year, women all around the world have been given a new ray of hope at becoming mothers even at a later age in life.

There isn’t a doubt that assisted reproductive techniques has been able to help women across different age brackets who face infertility or any other social conditions restricting them from being mothers.

IVF has been a boon in helping couples provide infertility solutions, helping them reproduce. However, the success of a couple at pregnancy calls for the inputs of a healthcare scientist, an embryologist in particular, who plays an imperative role in the entire process.  

Providing diagnostic services and embryological procedures, a reproductive embryologist performs careful examination of quality embryos to help couples have the best chance at becoming parents.

Embryo quality is one of the most important factors based on which a women’s pregnancy is defined. Embryo quality correlates with the maternal age, causes of infertility, ovarian stimulation parameters or embryo cohort size, and the outcome of the IVF cycle invariably depends on the above factors.

“As every woman is different, so the quality, gene expression and development of the embryo vary. However, as you age, the embryo quality is bound to deteriorate which increases the chances of infertility of aneuploidy, stating the abnormality of the embryos,” stated Dr. Goral Gandhi, an embryologist who is also a community advocate and educator of IVF and ART in India.

So how can older mothers, who want to opt for IVF or maybe conceive on their own make sure that their embryos are as healthy as possible? The answer lies in embryo testing, as it helps mitigate the chances of an unhealthy pregnancy, ensuring that the fetus is devoid of chromosomal abnormalities before implantation, suggests Dr Goral Gandhi. Her work in research and evaluation of pre-implantation genetic screening technology, and fertility-treatment-assisted pregnancies makes Gandhi an established authority.

“Older women understand their time is limited. If they lose three months because of a miscarriage, that’s a lot of time. Most patients like the idea of having as much information in front of them as possible, so they don’t have to go through the very difficult waiting period between the embryo transfer and the pregnancy test if the embryo wouldn’t have resulted in pregnancy,” says Goldman, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

When it comes to women above 30, it is deemed appropriate to transfer multiple embryos, to boost the overall success of the procedure. The choice is, however, elective and can be best if decided upon the consideration of the embryologist. “Numbers for live birth rates show that older DNA can be rescued by modern IVF, and this offers great hope to women in their 40s who hope to be a mum,” Queensland Fertility Group medical director Dr David Molloy told The Sunday Mail.

Although ART has been used to treat infertility in both men, women of all age brackets, it calls for an extensive evaluation of treatment options by both the patient and the doctor before opting for any procedure.

Your age shouldn’t be a bar to measure your success and ability as a parent, and IVF has helped women exceed their fertility limits, and give birth to healthy babies regardless of their age.

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