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Vaginal Discharge: What is Normal and What is Not?

You’ve always wondered—and now we have answers. Here is your guide to what is considered normal, and what is not.  Discharge is just a fact of life for most women. But the color, odor, and consistency of vaginal discharge is not exactly a popular topic of conversation. In fact, it is a topic that many women would rather avoid altogether, even in medical settings. But at The Woman’s Clinic, we know that discharge is more than just normal; it is also an important way for your body to clean itself and deliver crucial information. To be proactive about your health, you should know what kind of vaginal discharge is normal and what kind is not. Here are some of the most common types of vaginal discharge, and what they could say about your body: Thick and white: normal as your period starts and ends Essentially, vaginal discharge is a combination… Read More

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Does Osteoporosis Treatment Actually Help?

As you age, your body will go through many natural changes. Osteoporosis is one condition that can lead to weakened or broken bones. Knowing the best osteoporosis treatment options for women can minimize the effects of this condition, and help you lead a healthy, active lifestyle.  What is Osteoporosis? Your skeletal structure plays a pivotal role in keeping your body functioning properly. It serves as the framework for the muscles that allow you to move your body, even for the most basic of tasks. Osteoporosis is a condition which affects the bones of your body by reducing their density, making them weaker or more brittle. For women, this often happens during menopause; the typically solid bone structure begins to exhibit a porous consistency, which means you may be more susceptible to fractures and injury. What Causes Osteoporosis?  The reasons why osteoporosis reduces bone mass is understood by the medical community,… Read More

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What You Can Do if You Are Worried About Infertility

When you are worried about infertility, it is easy to feel powerless. But with these steps, you can take charge and be proactive about your reproductive health. There are many reasons why women worry about their fertility, but one thing is sure; when it comes to reproductive health, you want to feel informed and empowered. If you feel worried about infertility, take these steps to ensure that your reproductive health is a priority in your life. Maintain a Healthy Environment Your environment has an impact on your health, reproductive and otherwise. If you are concerned about infertility, limit your consumption of alcohol (greater than 14 drinks per week significantly lowers conception rate) and give up smoking, which is known to disrupt hormone production. Research indicates that female smokers are more likely to begin menopause at a younger age than nonsmokers, and that female smokers who become pregnant are more likely… Read More

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It’s Time: How to Talk to Your Daughter About Female Health

Nothing is more distressing than experiencing bodily changes without an explanation. Instead of asking for help or sharing their concerns, many girls will remain bewildered and confused about puberty. To avoid this, talk with your daughter and open a dialogue about female health. You can prepare your daughter for the upcoming changes and keep confusion at bay by talking to her about what to expect well before the process begins. To ease through these conversations, you must first learn how to talk to your daughter about female health, menstrual cycles, and visits with the gynecologist. Important Topics to Cover Before you start the conversation with your daughter, briefly plan out the topics you will discuss to keep the dialogue moving forward. Otherwise, your daughter may end up feeling too overwhelmed to absorb the information you provide. Make sure your talk touches on the following points to cover the most important… Read More

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