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Matti Korhonen, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Houston, TX 77082
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What is the Women's Health Initiative?
Healthwise answeredThe Women's Health Initiative (WHI) is an ongoing study of women and their health that is designed to evaluate heart disease, breast and colorectal cancer and bone fractures in postmenopausal women. The WHI is supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Established in 1991, WHI is the first such study to examine the health of a very large number of women over a long period of time. More than 160,000 women, ages 50 to 79, from many different racial and ethnic backgrounds and 45 U.S. communities are participating in the study. A major focus of the WHI is a trial of the long-term effects of postmenopausal hormone therapy on heart disease, osteoporosis and colorectal and breast cancer.
What is women's health?
Healthcare for women includes the entire spectrum of a woman's life, not just pregnancy and childbirth. Besides developing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, women have special health issues that revolve around hormonal changes in their bodies and their reproductive organs. Also, medical problems can affect women and men differently.
Women's health issues include breast conditions, menstruation, infections, menopause, heart conditions, mental health, osteoporosis, and sexual health.
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As a mom, why does my hip hike up and to the right?
Well, that fact that you are a mom is one big hint for me. In studio I refer to this as “mom hip syndrome”. Both of my kids lived on my right hip for years! It is a constant practice for me to work towards bringing my hips and low back to balance. This “syndrome” is not limited to parents. It is very common. Our hips are meant to be level and square with a neural spine. But, life (like being a mom) takes us out of balance. A simple way you can start to level out your hips is to focus on your feet and weighting both legs evenly while you stand. While standing in line or talking to someone in the office, notice if you are weighting one leg more than the other and jutting your hip out. If you are still holding children, be aware of which side you favor and make an effort to hold them in other ways. Work on drawing up from the core as you weight your feet evenly and stand taller. This will help!Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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