What is the number one cause of death in women? Is it breast cancer? Complications from diabetes? Heart disease? You may have guessed by the topic of this blog that it’s heart disease. In fact, women have a greater risk of dying from heart disease, which encompasses heart attacks and strokes, than from all cancers […]
A healthy sex drive is linked to feeling physically and emotionally healthy. Women can increase their overall health by improving their sex lives. According to the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, “female sexual well-being is an important part of wellness that is often overlooked. Studies show that approximately 40% of women will experience some type
Give the gift of health on Mother’s Day with these 3 healthy gift ideas. Mother’s Day is an annual holiday tradition that honors motherhood and is observed in different forms throughout the world. In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Throughout the year mothers often devote their time
If you’re suffering from menopausal symptoms, bioidentical hormone therapy can provide a more natural form of relief. Menopause is a natural biological transition that occurs when ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone hormones. Menstruation stops and the ovaries no longer produce eggs. The menopausal transition often begins between ages 45 and 55, sometimes earlier. It
The human body is a complex network of systems that work together in harmony. The endocrine system is an example of how the different systems work together to keep us healthy. The endocrine system includes 9 major glands that produce hormones. Each small organ has a special function and also significant influence over other
If you’re struggling with adult acne, you’re not alone. The American Academy of Dermatology reports that acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. One of the leading causes of acne is hormonal imbalance, especially for women. Hormonal acne tends to appear along the
What is being touted as Viagra for women or the female Viagra, is a tiny pink pill called Flibanserin that has little if any effect on the sexual drive (libido) of women at any age. The answer to the question, “Why do I have no sex drive,” is that females, just like men, often have
By NBH, FACOG, AACS, AACG What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a gynecological medical condition in which cells from the lining of the uterus (endometrium) are located outside the uterus on the lining of the pelvis, ovaries, bowel or any place in the abdominal cavity. Its main symptom is pelvic pain in various degrees.
The United States has the highest rate of hysterectomy in the industrialized world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hysterectomy is the second most frequently performed surgical procedure (after cesarean section) for U.S. women.
Were Your Ovaries Surgically Removed Before Menopause? The immediate consequences are like what happens in menopause but MUCH MORE SUDDENLY.