Will I get Varicose Veins during Pregnancy? Risks and Options

Some women develop varicose veins during pregnancy, but will you? Where do they appear? And, what can you do to ease them? Keep reading to learn more about your risks and options. Will I get Varicose Veins during Pregnancy? During pregnancy, your veins adapt to the...

Graves’ Disease: Causes, Symptoms, Risks, & Treatments

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease that damages the thyroid gland. It’s the most common cause of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) affecting more women than men. Symptoms of the disease may include: bulging eyes reddened skin and weight loss....

Iron-Deficiency Anemia: What Women Need to Know

Iron-deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia. Anemia is when your body’s red blood cells don’t work correctly, or your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells. Iron helps bring oxygen to the rest of your body. More women than men are affected by...

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment for Thrush in Breastfeeding Women

Have you noticed a white rash inside your mouth? Or your baby’s mouth? If you’re a breastfeeding mom, have you experienced sore nipples or shooting pain in your breasts? If so, you may have Thrush. Thrush is a fungal infection that people can get in their mouths or on...

Vaginal Yeast Infection: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Itching, burning, swelling, and pain—Most women recognize the signs of a vaginal yeast infection, as this type of infection is common among women of menstruating age. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a yeast infection, schedule an appointment with your gynecologist....

Headaches During Menstruation: What’s the Connection?

The hormones estrogen and progesterone play key roles in regulating the menstrual cycle. However, these hormones can also affect headache-related chemicals in the brain. The dip in estrogen before your period may cause a headache during menstruation, and estrogen...