Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a painful disorder in women where tissues that normally line the inside of the uterus grow outside the uterine wall. In this disorder, the displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would by thickening, breaking down, and bleeding with each menstrual cycle – yet it has no means of escaping the … Read More

STD Testing

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are diseases that are passed from person to person through unprotected and liberal sexual encounters. Even with the numerous research that has been published and taught to patients since the 1980s, sexually transmitted diseases are still a common occurrence among women today. There are numerous sexually transmitted diseases and the consequences … Read More

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

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Abnormal uterine bleeding is irregular bleeding from the uterus. Periods that come more often than every 21 days, are farther apart than 35 days, or that last for longer than 7 days are considered abnormal (also called Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding). In most cases, this issue is not related to medical conditions. It is typically related … Read More

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the inability to hold urine in. This is a common medical condition that affects many women. When urine is involuntary released, the definition of urinary incontinence, it can be the cause of great embarrassment. In the United States alone, almost one forth of the population of women struggle with urinary incontinence. At … Read More

Infertility

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Infertility is diagnosed when women cannot become pregnant after having unprotected, regular sex for six months to one year. Infertility may be due to a single cause in one partner, or it can be caused by a combination of factors from one or both partners. It is estimated that 10-15% of Americans will suffer from … Read More

Intrauterine Device

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An intrauterine device, most commonly referred to as an IUD, is a small contraceptive device made of flexible plastic. It is inserted into the uterus to provide safe and highly effective long-term contraception. An IUD is a good option for women who want an easy method of contraception that is also highly effective and lasts … Read More

Can Soy Help With Hot Flashes?

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For a long time, dietary soy has been linked with reducing hot flashes: a common side effect of Menopause and Perimenopause in women. But is there any science to back this up?  There is, thanks to a study conducted by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and published in the online journal, Menopause.  However, there is … Read More

Natural Treatments for Menstrual Cramps

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For many women, menstrual cramps are simply a part of their monthly menstrual cycle.  The severity of menstrual cramps can range widely from a mild nuisance to a debilitating pain.  If you experience menstrual cramps every month, the first thing you should do is make your OBGYN aware of your symptoms and particularly any changes … Read More

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and Infertility

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is one of the most common causes of female infertility.  In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in eight women with PID experience difficulties getting pregnant.  PID is an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix).  It occurs when bacteria … Read More

Osteoporosis and Your Bone Health

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If you are a woman, it is vitally important for you to pay attention to your bone health.  This is because after Menopause, your risk for developing Osteoporosis goes up substantially.  And, if you take care of your bone health while you are young, this will help to reduce your risk for developing Osteoporosis when … Read More