Category: Health

Breast Self-Exam – Make it a Monthly Routine

Breast Self-Exam – Make it a Monthly Routine

Detecting breast cancer early can increase your chance of finding the disease before it spreads and making treatment more successful. One of the most important steps to this process is breast self-exams. Adult women should perform breast self- exams at least once a month.

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What you should know about Mammograms

What you should know about Mammograms

Mammograms are critical in diagnosing breast cancer early. According to breastcancer.org, finding breast cancer early reduces your risk of dying from the disease by 25-30% or more. When breast cancer is found early, it reduces your chances of having a breast removed (mastectomy). The American Cancer Society @cancer.org recommends: Women ages 40 to 44 should have…

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Managing Acute Pyelonephritis During Pregnancy, It’s More Than A UTI.

Managing Acute Pyelonephritis During Pregnancy, It’s More Than A UTI.

Acute pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidneys that occurs in 1-2% of pregnant women. Usually, it starts as a urinary tract infection (UTI) that travels to the kidneys. The most common bacteria that causes acute pyelonephritis in pregnancy is E. coli. Symptoms of acute pyelonephritis include fever, chills, flank pain, urinary urgency and frequency,…

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Think You May Have Endometriosis? Signs and Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Think You May Have Endometriosis? Signs and Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

The associated symptoms of endometriosis are different for different women, and usually depend on where the extra tissue is located. The most common endometriosis symptoms include Abdominal and pelvic pain, Extremely painful periods, Heavy periods, Pain during intercourse, Fertility problems, and Pain with restroom use.

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What is Endometriosis, and How Do I Stop the Endometriosis Pain?

What is Endometriosis, and How Do I Stop the Endometriosis Pain?

Although endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women, many have never heard of the disease. It is commonly associated with debilitating pain, hormonal imbalances, and painful and prolonged periods. Dr. Bhatia explains endometriosis and what steps women should take to diagnose and treat this condition.

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What are Ovarian Cyst?

What are Ovarian Cyst?

An ovarian cyst is a sac filled with liquid material that develops in or on an ovary. This can occur in women of any age. The majority of ovarian cysts are benign (non-cancerous). Some patients may not have any symptoms. Others may experience lower abdominal pain or pressure. If the ovary twists around on itself…

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September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month

Get the Facts. Recognize the Signs. Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014, approximately 14,270 women will die in the United States from this disease. It is estimated by the World Health Organization IARC department that there are…

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What women need to know about Lichen Sclerosus.

What women need to know about Lichen Sclerosus.

Lichen Sclerosus is a non-cancerous, inflammatory disease the results in scarring and atrophy or hyperplasia in the tissues usually the genital area. Women are more susceptible with an onset usually postmenopausal. The etiology is unknown but factors that may contribute are autoimmune disorders, diabetes, or thyroid disorders. Patients may have no complaints or may have…

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Diabetes and menopause: A twin challenge

Diabetes and menopause: A twin challenge

Menopause, and perimenopause, may present a unique women’s health challenge if you have diabetes. Read this blog to learn what to expect and how to control symptoms during your menopause transition.

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PCOS: The Causes & How to Spot It

PCOS: The Causes & How to Spot It

What disease affects up to 20% of reproductive-age women worldwide? Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a common women’s health disorder stemming from the inability to produce enough estrogen.

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