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What to know about pelvic floor dysfunction

What to know about pelvic floor dysfunction

The muscles, ligaments, and tissues of the pelvic floor support the bladder, rectum, and sexual organs. When the supportive structures weaken or become especially tight, doctors describe it as pelvic floor dysfunction. It is a common health issue. When a person has pelvic floor dysfunction, the organs in the pelvis may drop. They often press […]

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Can diet improve a person’s vaginal health?

Can diet improve a person’s vaginal health?

Certain foods and drinks contain compounds that may improve vaginal health and symptoms of vaginal conditions. These include probiotics, prebiotics, and fermented food and beverages. The vagina uses natural secretions, immune defenses, and “good” bacteria to keep itself healthy. Eating a healthful, balanced diet might also further prevent infections and improve vaginal conditions. This article […]

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Less Sex Could Mean Earlier Menopause

Less Sex Could Mean Earlier Menopause

Latest Menopause News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For women, a humdrum sex life might also mean an earlier onset of menopause, a new study suggests. British researchers who tracked the sex lives and menopausal status of nearly 3,000 American women for a decade found that those who had less sex were more […]

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Trauma of Miscarriage May Trigger PTSD

Trauma of Miscarriage May Trigger PTSD

Latest Pregnancy News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) isn’t confined to soldiers on the battlefield; it can happen to anyone after a traumatic event — including pregnancy loss. After a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, 1 in 6 women can have PTSD nearly a year later, […]

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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) facts About 90% of women experience PMS symptoms at one point in their life. PMS stands for premenstrual syndrome. Premenstrual syndrome is a set of specific physical and psychological features. Physical symptoms of PMS include breast tenderness and bloating. Psychological symptoms such as mood swings are common in PMS and may include […]

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How does a hot flash feel?

How does a hot flash feel?

Hot flashes are common during menopause, as well as in perimenopause, which is the stage before menstruation stops. A 2015 study found that four out of five women experienced hot flashes in middle age. On average, symptoms lasted more than 7 years. Some participants, however, reported hot flashes that lasted up to a decade or […]

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New Smartphone Test Detects UTIs in Less Than 30 Minutes

New Smartphone Test Detects UTIs in Less Than 30 Minutes

Latest Women’s Health News Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections that account for more than 10 million doctor and hospital visits in the U.S. every year, according to MedicineNet author Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP. Now scientists from the University of Bath have developed a test that quickly diagnoses UTIs using a smartphone camera […]

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Health Tip: Treating a Yeast Infection

Latest Women’s Health News (HealthDay News) — Most women will get a vaginal yeast infection at some point, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its uncomfortable symptoms may include burning and itching. A yeast infection is typically treated with an antifungal medicine. This drug usually can be purchased over-the-counter, and comes in […]