If you are questioning whether you are ready to start a family, consider what you will need in all aspects of your life in order to be most prepared for a child. More than one-third of all pregnancies in the United State are unplanned, according to the Center for Disease Control. That includes 23% of pregnancies […]
How to Manage an Overactive Bladder One Day at a Time
Ask your doctor about how to better manage urinary incontinence with a variety of treatments and lifestyle changes. Urinary incontinence refers to the leaking of urine, whether light, heavy, infrequent, or severe. This type of bladder condition affects women through short-term conditions like bladder infections or certain medications, or long-term conditions like neuromuscular or pelvic support problems. Depending […]
Cysts, Fibroids, and Polyps – What’s the Difference & What Could Be Cancer
If you are diagnosed with cysts, fibroids, polyps, are you aware of what could become uterine, cervical, or ovarian cancer? The world of women’s health includes certain tests and screenings designed to help identify growths, like fibroids, polyps, and cysts, in order to protect you from the threat of cancer. How do you know what […]
The Most Common Changes to Your Body During Menopause & Your Treatment Options
Known as the “change of life,” menopause brings a definitive set of bodily changes that can be eased with treatment. There are natural inevitabilities that women deal with, and menopause is one of those unavoidable events. For some, the arrival of menopause symptoms is a relief. For others, it serves as a reminder that certain […]
The Truth About Breast Cancer Risk Factors
Which factors can increase your risk of developing breast cancer? The truth is: you should trust your doctor and not believe everything you hear. What are common breast cancer risk factors? You may have heard that there are several factors (some you can control, and some you cannot) that can increase your breast cancer risks. […]
During Each Stage of Pregnancy, How Much Exercise is Safe?
Maintaining a routine by exercising while you’re pregnant is a great idea. But learning how to distinguish what is considered safe during each trimester will be key to keeping you and your baby healthy. When you’re pregnant, exercising will benefit you and your baby. In addition to keeping your body healthy, if you exercise while […]
Am I at High Risk for Ovarian Cancer?
Although every woman is at risk of developing ovarian cancer, certain factors can increase your chances. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, giving women everywhere a chance to learn more about the dangers of this disease and how to recognize the warning signs through the campaigns like The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s TEAL (Take Early […]