March is Endometriosis Awareness month – a good time to learn more about a disease that affects nearly 176 million women worldwide. Continue reading “Could Your Pelvic Pain be Endometriosis?”
Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections and is found in about 99% of cervical cancers. While almost 90% of HPV infections resolve on their own within 2 years, high-risk types of HPV may cause cervical cancer.
Regular PAP screenings and HPV tests can help to diagnose pre-cancerous cell changes early and possibly prevent cervical cancer. Continue reading “Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month?”
Known as menorrhagia, heavy menstrual bleeding in women can be caused by many things. So what causes heavy flow and what can be done about it? Continue reading “What Do I Need to Know About My Heavy Flow”
If you have pelvic pain that occurs for more than two weeks a month and has been there for more than six months, you might be suffering from Chronic Pelvic Pain, or CPP. Continue reading “Should I Get a Hysterectomy for Chronic Pelvic Pain?”
Women are becoming increasingly interested in the risks and benefits of postmenopausal hormones. In recent years, the use of bioidentical hormones has become a popular topic. It€™s important to be informed about the hormones before considering them. Continue reading “Bioidentical Hormones vs. Natural Hormones”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to breastcancer.org, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over their lifetime.
While some factors that increase your chance of getting breast cancer are out of your control, such as age and family history, there are some things you can do to decrease your chance of developing invasive breast cancer: Continue reading “Breast Cancer Prevention Tips”
Women no longer need to dread their annual pelvic exam! According to the American College of Physicians, a pelvic exam and a pap smear aren€™t necessary to have every year. So what changed and is this the safest decision for women?
There is actually a name for this type of condition. It is called Menorrhagia. There can be fluctuations in the amount of bleeding from one woman to the next, but for some women the bleeding and cramping would be enough to cause an interruption in their lives each month. If you do, in fact, have Menorrhagia, then there are a number of different causes as well as different treatments depending on the cause. You will need to speak to your doctor about your concerns in order to reach a diagnosis.
Menopause does come with some benefits, including the freedom of not having to deal with menstruation once a month. However, it also causes negative symptoms; the most common of which being hot flashes. Hot flashes are a hormonal condition that causes women to feel overwhelming heat in their face, neck and chest. These simple remedies can help you find relief from hot flashes.
1. No More PMS
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, PMS can cause a range of physical and emotional issues for at least 85 percent of menstruating women. Though the beginning of menopause can cause some hormonal issues, it can also provide relief from food cravings, irritability and exhaustion.