Women’s Health

Nutrition for pregnant women

There are many things for pregnant women to worry about, nutrition being only one of them. Pregnant women are under an incredible amount of pressure to do everything right for their baby, and it might often seem that everyone has an opinion – and of course, there is a reason for that. Pregnant women have […]

Herbal supplements for menopause

Women have been going through menopause ever since the first woman stood up right and walked. And you can bet that, since that time, women have suffered all the side effects, ailments and complaints associated with that great change of life. Also since that time, women – often the traditional healers among our ancient ancestors […]

Heart disease in women

Women are just as likely to be diagnosed with a heart disease as men are so it is important to always be aware of possible heart conditions that could occur. Heart disease in women is not all that uncommon and it is actually the most common cause of death for all women over 65. Statistically […]

Bioidentical hormone therapy

There has long been a cult of mystique around the advent of menopause in women. Women, differentiated from men by their ability to have children and menstruate, lose that ability when they grow older. Suddenly they are in a state of flux – no longer of child bearing age, yet still – in this day […]

Premenopausal symptoms and treatments

Premenopause can best be described as the specific stage in a woman’s life prior to the onset of menopause. It is often referred to as perimenopause and is typically the stage at which the menstrual cycle will permanently cease. Most women begin to experience premenopausal symptoms at approximately 45 years of age, although women as […]

PCOS syndrome diet

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a metabolic disorder that affects up to 7% of all women. It is actually the number one cause of infertility and if left untreated, is known to increase the risk of endometrial cancer. Women with PCOS are also at a far greater risk of heart disease and diabetes. Due to […]

Natural hormone therapy

Women can experience unpleasant side effects from menopause for several years before they have come and gone. In fact some women may experience things such as night sweats, moods swings, hot flashes, thinning hair, weight gain, night sweats, and general irritability for years before they are completely finished with having menstrual cycles. There are four […]

Hysterectomy side effects

Women who are considering surgically inducing menopause through a hysterectomy will want to know about all of the different side effects which can very easily become a problem after the procedure has been completed. In a hysterectomy the uterus is removed from a woman’s body and they are most commonly performed on women who are […]

Fertility supplements for women

Infertility is, unfortunately, a growing medical issue in both men and women. It affects millions of couples in America, due to physical reasons in reproductive health or simply waiting too long to try and get pregnant. After discovering infertility, the first thought is to want treatment right away; a quick fix for a large problem. […]

Female libido enhancer

A woman’s libido can be dramatically decreased at certain time during her lifetime. It is at these times that women may need to find a female libido enhancer to continue to have a healthy and active sex life. There are many options to choose from. There are all kinds of causes for low female libido […]

Perimenopause

If there is one thing that women dread universally, it is menopause. And while women may dread it universally, they might all have different reasons for dreading it. For some, it signifies the loss of their dewy youth, when anything was possible. For others it is a time that shows their child bearing years are […]

Testosterone levels in women

Testosterone is an androgen. It is a steroid hormone that is associated with male sexuality and development. This hormone is responsible for the development of male characteristics like male sex organs, deep voice, facial hair, etc. However this hormone is present in women, too. Testosterone is present in the testes of men and the ovaries […]

Estroven review

Menopause is a natural and normal stage of life that all women must go through when their body begins to produce less estrogen due to menopause. Some women go through menopause at an earlier age than others. Menopause is a gradual process that begins when the woman’s ovaries stop producing egg follicles. Most women experience […]

Treatment for thinning hair in women

Thinning hair in men is common, but it can also occur in women. An average amount of hair loss of up to about 100 hairs a day is common in women. Any more than that can be a cause for alarm. The biggest cause of hair loss or thinning hair in women can be a […]

Breast reduction surgery

When a surgical procedure is done to change the size or shape of breasts it is called mammoplasty surgery. Breast reduction surgery is a one form of mammosplasty. Most people think of breast augmentation or implants, rather than breast reduction when the subject of breast surgery comes up, but breast reduction surgery is also a […]

Fitness supplements for women

If you’re part of the dieting and exercise world, you can’t avoid the banter about nutritional supplements. Advertisements and headlines are everywhere you turn, especially if you’re fond of fitness magazines and watching television. These days, who isn’t? There are so many fitness supplements advertised for women that are said to help you lose weight, […]

Pregnancy and fibroids

A pregnant woman often has to go for an ultrasound or pelvic exam. These exams are necessary for the physician to understand the condition of the woman’s baby and her uterus. Many women discovered, during these tests, the presence of uterine fibroids in their uterus. These growths, on or in the uterus, usually are harmless […]

Low estrogen symptoms

Estrogen is a female hormone that is produced by a woman’s ovaries. This hormone plays a vital role in a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle. As a woman ages her estrogen levels begin to decline when she nears menopause. During the perimenopause stage, or just before menopause, a woman’s estrogen levels can fluctuate wildly. Since estrogen […]

FSH levels and menopause

Menopause is different in every woman; some have worse symptoms than others, and those “others” seem not to be bothered at all by menopause. These symptoms may include irregularities in the menstrual cycle, depression, irritability, sleep disorders, hot flushes, memory problems, and more. Menopause starts with a hormone called FSH, or follicle-stimulating hormone, and it […]

Fertility monitor

Fertility monitors are designed to help couples know what the best times of their cycle would be to conceive a pregnancy. These monitors help people who have been trying to conceive previously but have been unable to do so. The monitors help to narrow down the few days of the month that are optimum for […]

Estrogen replacement therapy

Estrogen replacement therapy, commonly known as hormone replacement therapy, is meant to give women hormones in an effort to treat or prevent the symptoms of certain conditions or the actual condition itself. The most common condition is menopause; the therapy is used to replace the hormones that a woman’s body no longer makes after menopause. […]

Natural birth vs. Epidural birth

During pregnancy many women are adamant about one side of the birthing spectrum: those that are all for a natural birth, and those that would opt for the epidural birth when given a choice. This choice is dependent upon two equally important, but sometimes conflicting things: the women’s personal preference and the status or progression […]

Female pattern hair loss treatment

We typically think of pattern baldness as only affecting males, but females, it can happen to you too. Just as male pattern baldness is genetic, it is also genetic in females. Another term for female baldness, and the most commonly seen in women and unrelated to genetics, is androgenetic alopecia, or a sensitivity to the […]

Fibroids treatment

Fibroids are a very common growth in a female’s uterus. They are noncancerous growths that often appear during the childbearing years; they aren’t associated with any increased risk of cancer nor do they develop into cancer. In fact, uterine fibroids are usually symptomless, so many women don’t know that they have them. They are more […]

Breast implants cost

Breast augmentation has taken on many forms over the past few years. Breast implants however, still remain the most commonly chosen method of obtaining larger breasts. The cost of breast implant surgery will vary depending on a number of factors like the surgeon chosen, the region where you live and have the surgery performed, the […]

PMDD symptoms and treatment

PMDD – the acronym for premenstrual dysphoric disorder – is a quite common disorder affecting women all over the world; approximately, two to ten per cent of women who are menstruating suffer from this disorder. Although it is not really considered as a ‘disease”, it is known for seriously disrupting the lives of women. As […]

HIV/AIDS symptoms in women

There is a possibility that you could be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS even if you are a female. Even though you may have the condition though it may not be easily noticed as it is not uncommon for there to be no noticeable signs. HIV/AIDS symptoms in women are sometimes noticeable but usually there are only […]

Breast enlargement pills

Many girls begin to notice an increase in the size of their breasts at an age as early as 10 years old, whereas many others will not start maturing until they reach an age of approximately 13 to 14. Once the breast tissues begin to develop, this is typically the first signs of puberty in […]

Increase breast milk production naturally

There are many things that are classified as “do-it-yourself”, otherwise known as DIY. Who knew that DIY applied to increasing the production of milk that a mother can supply to her youngster. A mother’s worrying never ceases to start early in life. For every breastfeeding mother, there is also the occasional worry that she is […]

Mastitis symptoms

Mastitis is a breast infection that usually occurs during the first few weeks of breast feeding, but may occur at any point while a woman is still nursing. Mastitis is a breast tissue infection that causes swelling, redness and, of course, pain. Mastitis most often affects females that are in the beginning stages of breast-feeding, […]

Hysterectomy alternatives

There are circumstances in which a hysterectomy is medically necessary to save a female’s life, however there are many hysterectomies performed yearly that are not deemed medically necessary. Over the years, hysterectomies have been performed for many medical conditions that may be solved just as easily with another procedure or with a form of medication. […]

PMS bloating remedies

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a series of emotional and physical symptoms that are experienced by some women in the fortnight before the onset of the menstrual period. These symptoms usually subside as and when the menstrual period begins or within the next couple of days. Bloating is one of the most common symptoms of PMS […]

Laparoscopic hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is a surgical process which comprises of the amputation of the uterus from the body. In some cases, the ovaries are extracted along with the uterus. There are many different forms of hysterectomy. Each has their own surgical method as well as different factors which must be met by the patient if they are […]

Post menopause symptoms

The term used for the stage in a woman’s life when she has gone through menopause is called post menopausal. The post menopause stage is when it has been at least 12 months since the woman had her last menstrual cycle. This is a normal stage of life associated with advancing age. The reproductive system […]

Ruptured ovarian cyst symptoms

Many women may suffer with ovarian cyst problems without knowing it, but sometimes when these cysts rupture they can cause pain and discomfort. Knowing the different ruptured ovarian cyst symptoms will help you to determine if ovarian cysts are a problem that you should discuss with your doctor. It is important to note that not […]

Weight loss foods for women

As the feminine ideal of beauty keeps getting smaller and skinnier, real American women often feel the pressure to forego food in order to fit into that perfect size 0 dress. Women strive to achieve the bony beauty ideal by either dieting and exercising or not eating at all – sometimes to the point of […]

Sexual enhancers for women

The market is flooded with information on male sexual enhancement, but there is not as much information relating to sexual enhancers for women. There are a number of reasons why women might be interested in such a product, but probably the main reason is that as women get older, or experience life changes, they may […]

Cystitis symptoms

Cystitis is a condition that mostly affects women. Male patients with cystitis are less common but when the situation exists the condition will be much more severe. There are many ways you can go about preventing and treating cystitis but an early diagnosis is an important part of a successful recovery. If you think you […]

Preeclampsia symptoms

Preeclampsia is a dangerous health condition that some pregnant women develop during the end of their second trimester or at some time during the third trimester. Women can also develop this condition during the first six weeks after giving birth. This condition occurs in approximately 8% of all pregnancies. The cause of preeclampsia is not […]

Progesterone pills

Progesterone is a hormone that the body makes naturally during the second two weeks of a woman’s menstrual cycle. It is secreted by the ovary once a woman reaches the reproductive age. Progesterone and similar substances called progestogens and progestin’s may also be taken orally as part of menopausal hormone therapy, in birth control pills, […]

HELLP syndrome

HELLP Syndrome is something few people have heard of since it is fairly rare; however, those that have had to deal with HELLP Syndrome know just how serious it is. HELLP is a very serious complication of hypertension induced by pregnancy. It has a fairly low occurrence rate—only between about two and twelve percent of […]

Menstrual cramp relief

A healthy woman, before pregnancy, will have to deal with her period about every 28 days. This means dealing with many different symptoms, including headaches, tenderness around the breasts, swelling, fatigue, bloating, and PMS. While some women have light periods that don’t give them horrible cramps, others find themselves missing school or work because their […]

Symptoms of multiple sclerosis in women

Multiple sclerosis (MS) a disease that people get that affects the spinal cord and various areas of the brain. When someone has MS the transmission of electrical signals from the brain to the nerve cells gets interrupted and confused. MS is not a contagious disease and you can not get it by coming into contact […]

Menopausal hormone therapy

Ask any woman who has gone through it now, going through menopause is no picnic. Women who are going through menopause suffer from hot flashes, cold flashes, fits of anger and rage, poor memory, irregular periods, crying jags, the inability to sleep, extreme nervousness and the list can go on and on. No wonder so […]

Vaginal yeast infection

Any woman who is ever had a vaginal yeast infection can tell you exactly how uncomfortable it is. The itching and burning is intolerable. This type of infection can be extremely annoying as well as painful. A vaginal yeast infection can occur in females of all ages. It does not matter whether the woman or […]

High estrogen levels symptoms

Estrogen and progesterone are primary female hormones. These hormones are female sex hormones that are present in every woman. They both play an essential role in ovulation, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, perimenopause and menopause and all other natural and healthy female functions. These are various phases in a woman’s life which can all be affected by […]

Natural estrogen cream

Surely you have heard the horror stories. Sleepless nights, unpredictable hot flashes that leave you in a pool of sweat, wild mood swings that leave you crying at greeting card commercials one minute and yelling at your husband for leaving dirty dishes in the sink. No, these aren’t the symptoms of an alien taking over […]

Cervical dysplasia

Cervical dysplasia is a condition that results in cervix cells to grow abnormally. Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition but is not actually considered to be cancer. There are three different severeness of cervical dysplasia and treatment for each will vary. They are as follows: CIN I is the least severe form of cervical dysplasia. […]

Symptoms of HPV in women

HPV, or the human papillomavirus, makes itself known in a variety of ways. The symptoms of HPV in women actually depend on what type of HPV infection they have. There are more than 100 different strains of HPV, and each one can cause different symptoms. It’s even possible that a HPV infection will not cause […]

Low progesterone symptoms

Progesterone is a type of hormone that is produced in both the male and female body, but it is much more important to women. This is because the hormone is related to conception and fertility. In fact, Progesterone is actually produced by the ovaries during ovulation, although the adrenal gland also produces a small amount […]

Female genital cosmetic surgery

The number of women who are contemplating and getting female genitalia cosmetic surgery performed is definitely on the rise. The American Academy of Plastic Surgeons recently started compiling information on theses procedures and noted that there was a 30% increase in the number of procedures done since 2006. These numbers do not include surgeries that […]

Chemotherapy and pregnancy

When a woman is diagnosed with cancer, typically speed will dictate the development and implementation of a treatment plan, which obviously has to be done as soon as possible after diagnosis. When that woman is expecting a child, the treatment that can save the life of the woman can also cause some concern for the […]

Cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery often gets a bad rap. Some of that is perhaps justified, but much of it is not. Let’s test your perceptions. When someone says to you, “I’m going to get cosmetic surgery,” what do you immediately think? Do you think that they are trying to make themselves look better out of some sort […]

Hot flashes treatment

For women, hot flashes can come on for many reasons. Most often hot flashes are associated with menopause, although there are other reasons for one to suffer from hot flashes. Regardless of the reason, dealing with persistent hot flashes can become a challenge. Often women start hormonal therapy in order to reduce menopausal symptoms including […]

Menopause symptoms

Menopausal symptoms can affect women for years. These issues are problems that will affect up to 75% of all women however it is not something you will hear a lot of people talking about! Most medical professionals will even downplay early menopausal symptoms when they come upon us! So what are some of the symptoms […]

Low testosterone symptoms

When people feel bad, many times they chalk it up to a bad day or a dietary imbalance. Of course, you might suffer from a vitamin or mineral deficiency, but many times people eat well enough to prevent this from happening. Another cause could be a chronic condition or disease, but again if you are […]

Prenatal vitamins

When a woman is pregnant she has to increase her intake in order to take in enough nutritionally to support both the needs of herself and her unborn infant. This is the reason that women are prescribed prenatal vitamins in order to make sure that both women and their infants receive all the supplements that […]

Best vitamins for women

What should women look for when searching for a vitamin supplement? Are any and all vitamin supplements the same? Well actually no, they are not! Women should look for formulas that are made for them. We should look for things that help us to balance our hormones. There are vitamin supplements that also have herbal […]