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Perimenopause

Perimenopause

8 Lifestyle changes to help ease perimenopausal symptoms 1. Diet It is important to consume a healthy diet. This should include foods such as fresh vegetables and whole grain products. Lower calorie dairy products that are rich in calcium, (e.g. milk, cheese, cottage cheese and low-fat ice cream) should also be included. 2. Weight control […]

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Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy

Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy

Hypothyroidism during pregnancy facts Pregnant women who are on thyroid hormone should have frequent blood testing. Hypothyroidism, wherein the thyroid gland produces an inadequate amount of thyroid hormone, is a common disorder, particularly in women of childbearing age. Hypothyroidism of the mother during pregnancy may result in developmental delay in the child. Treatment of hypothyroidism […]

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First Sexual Experience Was Forced for 1 in 16 U.S. Women

First Sexual Experience Was Forced for 1 in 16 U.S. Women

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Changes wrought by the #MeToo movement can’t come soon enough, say researchers who found that for 1 in 16 U.S. women, their first sexual experience was forced. “In a nationally representative sample of more than 13,000 women, 6.5% said their […]

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Breast Lumps (in Women)

Breast Lumps (in Women)

Breast lumps definition and facts Picture of the anatomy of the breast Breast lumps can be caused by infections, injuries, non-cancerous growths, and cancer. Breast cancer usually causes no pain in the breast. The symptoms of breast cancer include painless breast lumps, nipple discharge, and inflammation of the skin of the breast. The chances that […]

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Placenta Previa

Placenta Previa

Placenta previa definition and facts Placenta previa is diagnosed by an ultrasound examination. Placenta previa is the attachment of the placenta to the wall of the uterus in a location that completely or partially covers the uterine outlet (opening of the cervix). Bleeding after the 20th week of gestation is the main symptom of placenta […]

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Chlamydia in Women

Chlamydia in Women

What is chlamydia? Chlamydia is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the U.S. It is an infection with the bacteria known as Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is very similar to gonorrhea in its symptoms and pattern of transmission. It is important to note that many people (both women and men) who are infected […]

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Vaginal Bleeding

Vaginal Bleeding

What causes abnormal vaginal bleeding in women who are ovulating regularly? Abnormal vaginal bleeding in women who are ovulating regularly, most commonly involve excessive, frequent, irregular, or decreased bleeding. Some of the common conditions that produce each of these symptoms are discussed below. Excessively heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) Excessively heavy menstrual bleeding, called menorrhagia, is […]