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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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Is It a Sign? Do You Need a Cervical Cancer Screening?

By noticing and reporting the first signs of cervical cancer, you give yourself the best chance at a positive treatment outcome. Be knowledgeable about the signs that indicate it is time for a cervical cancer screening. The earliest symptoms of cervical cancer are relatively innocuous; only as the disease progresses do the symptoms become more noticeable and alarming. It is possible to facilitate early detection of cervical cancer, however, by remembering and watching for the first signs of a problem. By alerting your doctor to a potential issue, you can facilitate early diagnosis of cervical cancer and give yourself the best chance at a positive outcome. To identify the earliest symptoms as abnormal, you must pay close attention to your regular bodily functions and compare your current symptoms with the norm. Be aware of these common symptoms of cervical cancer and know when to see your doctor for a screening.… Read More

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5 Common Signs of a Painful Pelvic Floor Problem

If you find yourself dealing with unpleasant symptoms such as incontinence, painful intercourse, or abdominal discomfort, you should ask your doctor whether pelvic organ prolapse treatments can offer relief. As you grow older, the effects of childbirth and aging can weaken the muscles and connective tissues that form the pelvic floor, which supports the organs in your lower abdomen. The weakening of your pelvic floor can lead to pelvic organ prolapse, a condition that occurs when your cervix, uterus, vagina, urethra, bladder, or rectum shifts downward into the vaginal canal. If you notice the following signs of pelvic organ prolapse, you may find relief through treatment at a women’s health clinic in Arkansas. Painful Intercourse Sex is a regular part of a healthy lifestyle, so painful intercourse may be the first sign of pelvic organ prolapse that you notice. If you suffer from this condition, intercourse may be uncomfortable or… Read More

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