Is It a Vaginal Yeast Infection or Something More Serious?

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 According to data provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, nearly 75% of all adult American women have had at least one vaginal yeast infection in her lifetime.  This same data shows that of this 75%, 40% or more will suffer from two or more cases of this type of infection. A … Read More

Finding Relief from the Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence

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If you have a sudden urge to urinate or have trouble controlling the release of urine from your bladder, you are not alone.  Millions of women suffer from the same symptoms of female urinary incontinence.  The severity and frequency of the symptoms of female urinary incontinence can vary widely.  For this reason, this common condition … Read More

Menstrual Migraines

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According to the National Headache Foundation, women suffer migraines three times more frequently than their male counterparts, and menstrual migraines affect 60% of the women who experience migraine headaches.  A menstrual migraine is a severe headache that occurs before, during or immediately after a woman’s menstrual period, or during ovulation.  It is brought on by … Read More

Dealing With Infertility

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Everyday, couples all over the world deal with the disappointment of infertility.  Infertility can be one of the most difficult things to deal with as a couple.  We have all heard stories about couples or known couples personally who tried and tried to get pregnant to no avail.  Then, after going through the adoption process … Read More

Yoga For the Treatment of Female Urinary Incontinence?

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An estimated 17 million women in the United States are currently dealing with Female Urinary Incontinence. Urinary Incontinence is a medical term used to describe a condition of not being able to control the flow of urine from your body. Symptoms may include leakage of urine when sneezing, coughing, laughing, exercising or lifting heavy objects. … Read More

Common Health Complaints Among 40-50 Year Old Women

Did you hear that 40 is the new 30?  At least, that is what they say.  However, if you are 40 or older and are suffering from some common health complaints, you may not agree.  There are a variety of health issues that seem to plague women between the ages of 40 and 50 including … Read More

Are Uterine Fibroids Causing Your Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

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If you experience heavy menstrual bleeding every month and have abdominal pain, it may be due to uterine fibroids.  Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow from the muscle layers of the uterus.  In some cases, uterine fibroids do not cause any symptoms at all and eventually go away on their own.  In other cases, they … Read More

Understanding Herpes

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Genital Herpes is a common and highly contagious infection that is usually spread through sexual contact, including intercourse, oral and anal sex. However, this particular STD is often misunderstood.  The infection is caused by the herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) or the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1).  In most cases, it is caused by HSV-2. … Read More

Health Issues Specific To Women

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Let’s face it, women are different from men!  And, while there are a number of heath issues that affect both women and men equally, there are also some health issues that are specific to women.  Here are some interesting facts from the National Institutes of Health regarding women’s health issues: Women are more likely to … Read More

Should I Get Tested for STDs?

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Are you wondering if you should get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?  It is an important question as more than 1/2 of all Americans get a sexually transmitted disease or infection at some time in their lives.  Many times, STDs do not cause symptoms and many people never know they have one.  This makes … Read More