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Coping with Menopause and its Symptoms

Menopause is the changeover period in a woman’s life when her ovaries stop the production of eggs, the body produces less female hormones estrogen and progesterone, and menstruation becomes irregular and infrequent, before finally stopping altogether. Fast Facts about Menopause Menopause is the period in a woman’s life when her ovaries no longer produce eggs and ovulation has ceased, causing infertility. Premenopause is the phase when a woman begins to experience irregular menstrual periods, low […]

Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment of Infertility

Infertility in women means they are unable to conceive after trying to get pregnant for one year, and in men, it means they are unable to make a woman pregnant after trying for one year. Fast Facts about Infertility Infertility is the inability to conceive or become pregnant after trying for one year Infertility affects the reproductive tract in men and women In women, the four types of infertility are endometriosis, uterine fibrosis, polycystic ovarian […]

Treatments for Adult Acne in Women

If you are still having acne in your 30s, 40s and even beyond, you are not alone. Even if you never had acne as a teenager, you may start breaking out as an adult. Women tend to develop adult acne more often than men and some women may even get acne after menopause. Causes of Adult Acne Adult acne is the most common skin disorder among white Caucasians, affecting approximately 15% of the population. This […]

The Link between Migraine and Estrogen Fluctuations

Migraine is a chronic neurological condition characterized by painful, throbbing headaches. Headaches may or may not be accompanied by aura (warning signs) while some people may also experience migraine with aura but without a headache, also known as silent migraine. There is currently no cure for migraines, so the aim of the treatment is to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks and the severity of their symptoms. Nearly 10% of the population is affected by […]

Diagnosing and Treating of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a painful and elusive disease in which endometrial tissue grows and functions outside the uterus. However, there is a similar condition called adenomyosis in which endometrial tissue inside the uterus can also grow abnormally. Adenomyosis usually affects women in their 30s and 40s who have already had several children and it is associated with a greater risk of developing polyps, fibroids and endometrial cancer than endometriosis. And to make matters yet more complicated, […]

The Most Common Causes of Stress in Women

Stress can be defined as any event that forces us to adapt to a new set of circumstances. It can be broken down into specific situations called stressors. When confronted with a stressful situation, our bodies respond with a chain of biochemical reactions which can affect our entire system. Responding to complex triggers from the brain, the adrenal glands start releasing hormones such as adrenaline. As a result, our heart rate and blood pressure rise, […]

Good Nutrients and Bad Chemicals for Pregnancy

It is generally recognised now that conditions we are exposed to in the womb not only determine whether we will face any complications at birth but they can also affect our health later in life, including predisposition to such health conditions as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity. This means that there may be no other health determining window of opportunity as important as pregnancy. There are two significant issues when it comes to giving our […]

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