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Edward E Crouch, MD
(907) 276-1617
542 W 2nd Ave
Anchorage, AK
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Ophthalmic Associates PC
Specialties
Ophthalmology

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Leon Chandler, MD
(907) 563-2873
4100 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK
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AA Specialty Health Center
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Pain Management

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Alaska Podiatry Group, LLC and Alaska Foot La
(907) 561-2213
4048 Laurel St # 204
Anchorage, AK

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Dimond Chiropractic Center
(907) 344-0033
750 W Dimond Blvd # 121
Anchorage, AK

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Winfield Scott Kiester, DO
(907) 562-7643
5001 Arctic Blvd Ste 100
Anchorage, AK
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General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1957

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Chiropractic Neurology Associates
(907) 276-3054
2401 E 42nd Ave # 204
Anchorage, AK

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LocalVets.com Animal Hospital
(555) 555-5555
1800 Glacier Ave
Juneau, AK

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Lyn Dyles, M.D.
(907) 333-4633
310 K Street
Anchorage, AK
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Anchorage Psychiatric Consulting
Specialties
Psychiatry & Psychology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most insurance plans in Alaska provide coverage for psychiatric services. Please check with your carrier for information specific to your policy.

Doctor Information
Residency Training: University of Washington Hospitals Program, Seattle WA
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX, 1985
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Psychiatric Association American Medical Association American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Awards: Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists, Consumers Research Council -- 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill -- 1993
Languages Spoken: English

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Darrell Peterson
(907) 345-7722
12350 Industry Way
Anchorage, AK
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Huffman Family Dentistry
Specialties
Dentistry & Orthodontics

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Winfield Scott Kiester, DO
(907) 562-7643
5001 Arctic Blvd
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1957

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PMS: Pre-Misery Symptoms

PMS: Pre-Misery Symptoms
By Mary Howard RN

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, yes it is real and exists in varying degrees in a large percent of women. We will talk about the symptoms, causes and treatment of this strange burden that women get to carry. If Eve just hadn't eaten that apple in the Garden of Eden! Oh well, since she did I guess we better find some ways to deal with it!

The medical diagnosis of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) occurs in as high as 25% of menstruating women. To have a "clinical" diagnosis, the identical symptoms must occur for 3 consecutive months. A much higher percent of menstruating women experience some form of PMS symptoms. Symptoms vary widely from one woman to another and from one cycle to another in the same person.

The exact cause of PMS is unknown. It is believed to be related to a decreased progesterone concentration during part of the female cycle. A stressful life appears to be related to the intensity of physical symptoms. PMS also occurs more frequently in women over the age of 30. Other theories or related factors that could aggravate PMS are vitamin deficiencies, mineral deficiencies, endorphin malfunction (like depressive disorders) and multiple psychological disturbances.

Symptoms that many women exhibit with PMS are:

Behavior changes - tension, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, crying, depression, and insomnia.

Signs of water and sodium retention - edema, weight gain, breast enlargement and tenderness, and abdominal bloating.

Fatigue - Palpitations, increased appetite, headache, and backache.

Other symptoms - Oliguria (increased urination), diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, recurrence of herpes and acne, conjunctivitis, sties, vertigo and plenty of others.

To understand why some of these symptoms occur, let's look at a woman's cycle over the course of a month, the hormone changes that take place, and some of the many functions of Progesterone in a women's body:

A woman's cycle starts the first day of menstruation. About halfway through the cycle (about day 14) ovulation (the releasing of an egg to move toward the uterus) occurs. Progesterone levels begin to rise two days before ovulation and also large amounts are produced just after ovulation occurs. Women are usually free of PMS symptoms during this phase. PMS symptoms can begin near ovulation, but usually after ovulation occurs. During the time after ovulation the uterus is preparing for possible pregnancy. If you aren't pregnant, then the progesterone levels drop and menstruation occurs. At the time of this sharp drop in progesterone levels is when PMS symptoms usually occur.

Other Functions of Progesterone include:

1. Helps the body use fat for energy

2. Helps regulate the thyroid gland

3. Has an effect on the brain's endorphins - so it works as an Anti-depressant.

4. Has an affect on sodium to water balance, so it keeps swelling and bloating from occurring. 5. It has a normalizing af...

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