women’s health

Postpartum Health Problems: What You Need to Know

After giving birth, you're focused on caring for your baby. Postpartum health problems for moms, some life-threatening, can happen in the weeks and months afterward, and many aren't aware of the warning signs. Importance of Postpartum Visit A pregnancy-related death...

Understanding the Role Hormones Play in Women’s Health

Hormones play a huge role in regulating several body systems. If even one of your hormones is lacking, it can throw your body, mind, or emotions out of balance. The Role Hormones Play We've all heard about PMS, and the role hormones play in a woman's cycle that can...

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...

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...

Lupus: Facts and How to Manage Symptoms

Lupus is a lifelong autoimmune disease. With autoimmune diseases, the body’s immune system cannot tell the difference between viruses, bacteria, and other germs and the body’s healthy cells, tissues, or organs. Because of this, the immune system attacks and destroys...

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...

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....

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