Author: VA Womens Health

Could My Infertility be Caused by Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a much more prevalent issue than many people might think. In fact, fewer than 1/3 of women know what endometriosis is, despite it affecting approximately one out of every ten women in the United States. 

Endometriosis occurs when uterine tissue begins to grow outside of the uterus. Because this tissue responds to a woman’s menstrual cycle, symptoms can be confused with period pain. Since the tissue has no way of leaving the body, lesions, scar tissue and inflammation can occur. All of these symptoms could potentially lead to infertility.

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How is Stress Affecting My Health?

Nearly everyone will experience some type of stress in their lives. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors including, work, money, health, family and a laundry list of other items that are often unavoidable. You may know that long periods of stress and anxiety can leave you feeling tired and worn out, but did you know that it can have serious long-term effects on your health?

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World Cancer Day 2017

Cancer is the leading cause of death around the world. Every year, approximately 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer and 7.6 million of them will die from the disease.

For World Cancer Day in 2017, individuals and organizations are adopting the “We can. I can” approach to cancer. This means that organizations and individuals will both do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

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New Year Diet & Exercise Tips

It’s a new year. Time to think about diet and exercise. Here are a few tips to help get you started…

Stick to a plan with your meals

Virginia Women's HealthWhether you’ll be cooking your next meal or eating out, planning ahead will benefit you. Look up the restaurant ahead of time to check out its menu and see if there’s a wide variety of foods that you’ll feel good about eating. You can also review the nutritional information about each item on the menu to know exactly what it will consist of.

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New Office Coming Soon!

logo-1Exciting things are happening at Virginia Women’s Health Associates, and we want to share some important news!   To serve our patients better, we are delighted to announce that an additional office location will be opening in Annandale/Fairfax, Virginia. Our new office will be conveniently located across the street from the new Inova Women’s Hospital and the Inova Fairfax Hospital Campus. We’ll have more details about the grand coming soon!

It will be our pleasure to provide you with our high quality services at our new location, and we invite you to come visit us there soon!