women’s health

Who Is at Risk for Uterine Fibroids?

Who is at risk for uterine fibroids? Keep reading to find out all you need to know. What are Uterine Fibroids? Uterine fibroids are growths made up of the muscle and connective tissue from the uterus wall. Fibroids can grow as a single (one growth) or in a cluster....

When Would a Woman Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy?

When should a woman consider hormone replacement therapy, and what are the different kinds of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)? Keep reading to find out. When Should I Consider Hormone Therapy? During menopause, your estrogen levels fall. Common menopause symptoms...

Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist Before Your Wedding

You’ve spent months getting ready for the big day. Amongst the to-do lists should be a trip to your gynecologist. There are some important questions to ask your gynecologist before the nuptials. Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist Before the Big Day Whether you’ve been...

The Advantages of Diagnostic Laparoscopy

What are the advantages of diagnostic laparoscopy? Let's take a look. Advantages of Diagnostic Laparoscopy Laparoscopy is a surgical, diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It’s a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure that requires only...

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Postpartum Depression

Are you struggling but aren't sure how to talk to your doctor about postpartum depression? Keep reading for help. Postpartum Depression Symptoms can occur three months before giving birth and up to 1 year after the birth of your baby. Most mothers experience a sadness...

What Are the Signs I’m Starting Menopause?

Are you headed for menopause? Keep reading to learn the stages and signs menopause is starting. Stages and Signs Menopause is Starting Just as puberty is marked as the start of your first period, menopause is the milestone of your last period. The time frame is...

My Birth Control Makes Me Feel Crappy: What Can I Do?

Birth control shouldn’t make you feel sick or uncomfortable. Thankfully, there are many different types of hormonal birth control, so you have options. If you have side effects after using the pill for three months, talk with your health care provider about trying...

How Do I Know If I’m Ready to Have a Baby?

As a couple or single, having a baby is a life-changing decision. For some, it's a surprise; for others, it's a planned event. How do you know if you're ready to have a baby? Can you be sure that you are? 5 Signs That You May Be Ready to Have a Baby Do you see babies...

Keeping Your Heart Healthy During Menopause

Maintaining good heart health during menopause is of the utmost importance. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Once women reach the age of 50, about the age of natural menopause, their risk for heart disease increases dramatically. After age 50, nearly...

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