Gynecology

Types Urinary Incontinence and Effective Treatments

Nothing is worse than sneezing and wetting your pants in public. Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine. Over 33 million Americans suffer from some urinary incontinence or bladder conditions, which often causes embarrassment for many. While...

Guidelines for Mammograms, Pap Smears & Other Screening Tests

Early detection of breast and cervical cancer make treatment easier and increase survival rates. Mammograms and Pap smears can spot cancer before any other symptoms have developed. The American Cancer Society recommends the following screening guidelines for the early...

What Causes Ovarian Cysts? Fact Sheet

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in the ovary. They are common and usually form during ovulation. Many women with ovarian cysts don't have symptoms, and usually, they are harmless. What Causes Ovarian Cysts? The most common causes of ovarian cysts include: Hormonal...

What is Sickle Cell Disease? What You Need to Know

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a serious health condition that runs in families and can shorten life. In the United States, it affects more people who are black or African-American than other racial or ethnic groups. SCD, sometimes called sickle cell anemia, causes...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Signs and Treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a collection of symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. Most people with IBS can ease symptoms with changes in diet, medicine, and stress relief. For some people, IBS symptoms are more severe....

What is Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)? Symptoms, Signs, & Causes

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a condition caused by changes in the number of certain types of bacteria in your vagina. BV is common, and any woman can get it. BV is easily treatable with medicine from your doctor or nurse. If left untreated, it can raise your risk for...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) Fact Sheet

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the name for a group of problems that includes swelling, pain, tingling, and loss of strength in your wrist and hand. Women are three times more likely to have CTS than men. What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Typically,...

How Stress Affects Women: Causes, Signs, and Stress Management

Everyone has stress. Even everyday events, such as planning a meal or making time for errands, can be stressful. This kind of stress can make us feel worried or anxious. With all that women have going on in their various roles, it seems almost impossible to find ways...

What is Caregiver Stress?

Approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child with an illness, injury, or disability in the past year. Caregiving can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Stress from caregiving is common, and women especially are at...

Can I Prevent Osteoporosis?

Did you know you have more than 200 bones in your body? They hold you up and, along with your muscles, keep you moving, so it's important to take good care of your bones. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that causes bones to become weak and break easily....

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