Women’s Health and Pregnancy

Heavy Periods (Bleeding) – Meaning, Causes and Dangers

It is a common menstrual problem that many women experience occasionally and for some women it is a monthly experience. Apart from theĀ  heavy flow the duration of the bleed may also be prolonged. This is known as menorrhagia and may occur for many different reasons. While this can occur with the use of certain medication >> Read More ...

6 Signs of Fibroids in the Uterus and Cancer Risk

Uterine fibroids are a common condition of the uterus. It is estimated that as many as half of all females of reproductive age have fibroids at some point. Most cases are not diagnosed and therefore most women do not even know that they have these growths. There may be no symptoms or very mild symptoms and no further >> Read More ...

10 Signs of Menopause (Normal and Early Symptoms)

Menopause is a normal physiologic process that every woman will experience at some point in life, usually after the age of 40 years. It is not a disease. While it marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years, it should not be viewed as a restriction in life. There are some unpleasant symptoms but it does not usually >> Read More ...

Menstrual Cramps (Muscle Spasms During Periods) Causes, Remedies

For many women, the onset of periods is preceded by menstrual cramps which continue throughout menstruation and only end once the menses ceases. It is common for it to recur with every cycle. In some instances it reaches a point where these women dread menstruation due to the cramps and pain. However, this is not a normal >> Read More ...

Spotting in Girls and Women – Meaning and Causes

Menses, the bleeding seen as part of menstruation, is a normal occurrence for girls who have reached puberty and women within their reproductive years. However, there are times when vaginal bleeding occurs and it is not related to menstruation. Naturally it is a case for concern but this does not always mean that it is due >> Read More ...

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Female infertility is a relatively common problem. About 1 out of 10 females of reproductive age either cannot fall pregnant or carry the pregnancy to term. There are a host of different causes of infertility among males and females. One of the leading causes of female infertility is pelvic inflammatory disease >> Read More ...

Pregnancy Belly Weight (Fat) Loss and How to Flatten It

Losing that pregnancy belly after childbirth is not always an easy task and contrary to what you may think it is not all fat. It can be extremely frustrating for mothers who have otherwise had a relatively flat tummy and now have to battle with the post-pregnancy bulges. However, it is not impossible to reduce the belly >> Read More ...

Pregnancy Anemia, Causes, Symptoms, Diet, Treatment

Anemia is a common blood disorder where the blood’s capacity to carry oxygen is reduced. Most cases are due to iron-deficiency anemia. It is particularly common in women of reproductive age due to menstruation. The risk of anemia increases greatly during pregnancy. Fortunately it is easily treated and prevented with >> Read More ...
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