Affordable Ob Care

Affordable Ob Care
Affordable Ob Care is listed in the Physicians & Surgeons Obstetrics & Gynecology category in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Displayed below are the social networks for Affordable Ob Care which include a Facebook page and a Twitter account. The activity and popularity of Affordable Ob Care on these social networks gives it a ZapScore of 69.

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600 W Lake Cook Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 808-9101

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Over Time, Even Low Alcohol Consumption Increases Breast Cancer Risk
Some sobering news for women who drink alcohol. A new study published in the November 2 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association finds that even the regular consumption of a modest amount of alcohol, defined as 3 to 6 glasses of wine per week, increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer by a small but statistically significant amount.The 28-year study, which began in 1980 and ended in 2008, looked at 105,986 women, aged 30 to 55 years old, whose average alcohol intake was “fairly similar” to that of American women in general.While larger amounts of alcohol use were, not surprisingly, associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, the study also delves into the effects of “low levels of drinking” on breast cancer risk, which according to the authors, has not been well quantified in the past.Although Dr. Wendy Chen of Harvard Medical School and her coauthors found the risk to be statistically significant in women who consumed as little as to 3 to 6 drinks per week, they also described this 15% increase in risk as “quite small.” Meanwhile, drinking an average of 6 to 12 drinks a week resulted in a 22% increase in risk, while drinking large quantities, roughly around 18 drinks a week, resulted in a 51% increase in risk, compared with consuming no alcohol at all.As with most other things else in life, moderation is key.“I tell my patients to limit consumption to a few drinks per week or less, which is what I also practice,” Dr. Chen said. “It is important to remember that we were looking at cumulative average alcohol intake over a long period of time.”She also suggested that alcohol be consumed strategically, explaining that if “someone is on vacation or wants to ‘unwind’ by having a few extra drinks, they can offset that by drinking less at other time points.”Of course, other variables such as menopausal status, body mass index, family history, and cigarette smoking should be considered, and as with most other lifestyle choices, when making individual decisions about alcohol use, any breast cancer risk must be weighed against the “beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease.”Now that is something we can all raise our glasses to.[image via The Telegraph]

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Study Shows Newer Birth Control Pills Linked To Higher Risk Of Blood Clots
A new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal adds to the growing pile of evidence that suggests newer types of oral birth control pills carry increased risk of blood clotting and may not be safe for certain groups of women.The study, which followed 329,995 women in Israel, found that the risk of blood clots may be more than 40 percent higher for women who take birth control pills containing drosperinone, more commonly known as Yas, Yasmin, Ocella, Safyral, Syeda, Zarah, Beyaz, Gianvi, and Loryna.Researchers found that the women who took drospirenone-containing birth control had a higher risk of blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism than women who took other kinds of birth control, with the highest risk coming in the first few months of use.It has already been well documented in the medical community that women on the Pill have a small, albeit higher-than-average risk of blood clots.For every 10,000 women who become pregnant in a year, about 20 will develop venous blood clots, compared with six women per 10,000 among Pill users overall and three in 10,000 women who are not on the pill.“It’s important to remember that all oral contraceptives are associated with a risk of blood clots,” Dr. Susan Solymoss of McGill University explained in an editorial published with the study.In addition to suggesting that women considering their birth control options have an “open discussion” with their doctor on the risks and benefits of various contraceptives, Solymoss said a key component to consider is whether you have “other risk factors for blood clots, like obesity or high blood pressure, and if so, to avoid the Pill formulation with the highest clot risk.”Age is another risk factor, with the risk of blood clot gradually increasing after the age of 25. In fact, women who are older than 35 and smoke—another clot risk factor—are already advised to avoid birth control pills in general.But with further research still being conducted, it’s important to keep things in perspective. Avoiding birth control pills altogether is an option, although other contraceptives may not be as effective at preventing pregnancy. “And pregnancy is a bigger risk for blood clots,” Dr. Solymoss pointed out.And for women who have already been using Yaz or related pills without a problem, there may be little reason to switch.“A woman already on drospirenone for four months probably shouldn’t be more worried than if she (were on) another second- or third-generation contraceptive.”Instead she urges women not to panic or quit their contraceptives, but simply have a discussion with their Women’s HealthFirst doctor about their individual circumstances, lifestyle and medical and family history to determine the best course of action for them.[image via iStock]

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Does Diet Make A Difference When It Comes To Breast Cancer?
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, what better time to answer the important question, does diet make a difference when it comes to breast cancer?According to registered dieticians Sally Scroggs and Clare McKinley at the University of Texas, the answer is a definitive yes. By maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and eating right, the risk of breast cancer can be cut by up to 38%. The truth is genetics only account for less than 10% of all breast cancer cases.The American Institute for Cancer Research offers some guidelines for maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the fight against breast cancer. Limiting alcohol to one drink a day is recommended, and a plant-based diet loaded with at least two cups a day of produce is strongly encouraged.“No single food or food component can protect you against cancer by itself. But scientists believe that the combination of foods in a predominantly plant-based diet may. There is evidence that the minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals in plant foods could interact in ways that boost their individual anti-cancer effects,” AICR explains.Some of their top preventative picks in the fight against cancer include but are not limited to beans, berries, cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, dark leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, kale, chard, and mustard greens, flaxseed, garlic, grape juice, green tea, soy, tomatoes, and whole grains.In terms of soy consumption, the consensus is that up to three servings a day is safe, as long as the soy comes from whole foods like soy milk, edamame, and tofu, while supplements such as smoothies, bars, and soy-fortified cereals should be limited.When it comes to the prevention of breast cancer, particularly in postmenopausal women, maintaining a healthy weight and active lifestyle is key. Adult weight gain of 22-44 pounds is linked to a 50% greater risk of cancer and a weight gain in excess of 45 pounds increases this risk to 87%.It is important to remember that in women, excess belly fat tends to be particularly harmful because of its association with elevated insulin levels. If you’re one of the millions of women who tend to be more “apple shaped” and carry extra weight in your belly, as opposed to your hips and thighs (“pear shaped”), it is particularly important to lose weight, exercise regularly, and limit refined grains and excess sugar in your diet.Always remember when it comes to combating breast cancer, the emphasis should be on whole foods that are rich in anti-oxidants in order to maintain health, optimize energy levels, and give you the best possible chance to live a long, fulfilled, cancer-free life.For helpful tips and some delicious breast cancer fighting recipes to get you started, please visit the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center website.[image via AICR]