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What is Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has a wide variety of symptoms, including mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability and depression. It’s estimated that as many as 3 of every 4 menstruating women have experienced some form of premenstrual syndrome. Symptoms tend to recur in a predictable pattern. …

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Smoking and pregnancy do not mix

Smoking and pregnancy don’t mix. Smoking while pregnant not only puts your own health at risk, but your unborn baby’s health as well. Cigarettes contain dangerous chemicals, includingnicotine, carbon monoxide, and tar. It has been proven that smoking significantly increases the risk of numerous pregnancy complications, some of which can …

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Do you have Excessive or Unwanted Hair?

  Excessive or unwanted hair that grows on a woman’s body and face is called hirsutism. All women have facial and body hair, but the hair is usually very fine and light in color. The main difference between normal hair on a woman’s body and face (often called “peach fuzz”) …

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HELLP Syndrome in pregnant women

What Is HELLP Syndrome? HELLP syndrome is an extremely dangerous condition that can develop in pregnant women. It includes: hemolysis EL: elevated liver enzymes LP: a low platelet count Hemolysis refers to a breakdown of red blood cells. Specifically, red blood cells get broken down earlier than normal. Hemolysis can …

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Alternative Treatments for Vaginal Dryness

Alternative Treatments for Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is an uncomfortable and often painful condition that occurs naturally during and after menopause. Menopause causes estrogen levels to decline, which causes the dryness. Beyond menopause, certain medications and immune disorders can also cause vaginal dryness. Your doctor can help you determine the right treatment for this condition, …

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fungal infection of the vulva and vagina

Vulvovaginal candidiasis (moniliasis) is a yeast or fungal infection of the vulva and vagina. The most common causative organism is Candida albicans. Two other pathogens sometimes involved in this infection are Candida glabrata and Candida tropicalis. What Causes Candidiasis? Candidiasis occurs when the normal number of microorganisms that reside in …

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What Are painless Ovarian Cysts?

Most women will experience a cyst on the ovaries at least once, and most are painless, cause no symptoms, and are discovered during a routine pelvic exam. Symptoms of an ovarian cyst include nausea, vomiting, bloating, painful bowel movements, and pain during sex. In rare cases, an ovarian cyst can …

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How Old Are You Really?

 Research shows we could predict the risk of Alzheimer’s and other diseases through a simple blood test that measures aging in individuals. You take your vitamins, do your Sudoku, and get your cardio in — but sometimes, it’s the old roll of the genetic dice that brings you a host …

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Women Take Vitamin D to Prevent Falls

Researchers say vitamin D strengthens muscles in older women, which in turn can help prevent health-threatening falls. Vitamin D has long been recommended for older women as a way of combating the reduction in muscle mass that accompanies aging. Now, a new study done in Brazil offers evidence that taking …

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Heavy or Irregular Menstrual Periods

The duration and severity of menstrual bleeding varies from woman to woman. If a woman’s menstrual period is excessively heavy, prolonged, or irregular, it is called menorrhagia. Symptoms of menorrhagia include a menstrual period that lasts longer than seven days and bleeding is so heavy that you must change your …

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When Hot Flashes come on women

A hot flash is a feeling of intense heat, not caused by external sources. Hot flashes can appear suddenly, or you may feel them coming on. You may experience: tingling in your fingers your heart beating faster than usual your skin feeling warm, suddenly your face getting red or flushed …

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