Women’s Health and Pregnancy

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 ...

Pregnancy Diabetes (Gestational) Trimester, Symptoms, Effects

What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes is defined as glucose intolerance that occurs in pregnancy. However, these may be instances where the diabetes existed prior to pregnancy and was undiagnosed. Nevertheless it is still considered as gestational diabetes unless it can be conclusively proven that it existed >> Read More ...

Appetite Loss In Pregnancy (First, Second, Third Trimester)

Appetite changes during pregnancy is often expected to lean towards an increase in appetite. However, there are many reasons why a pregnant women may experience a decrease in appetite during pregnancy. These reasons can even vary among the different trimesters. Any appetite loss in pregnancy tends to be a cause for concern >> Read More ...

Ovarian Pain (Left, Right) Causes, Location, Symptoms

It is not uncommon to experience pain arising from the ovaries, especially around the time of ovulation. Usually it is a mild discomfort but some women do experience pain despite not having any disease or disorder for the area. In the diseased state it is often difficult to isolate ovarian pain from pain arising in >> Read More ...

Sensitive Breasts and Nipples – Causes, Signs and Symptoms

The breasts are among the more sensitive parts of the body, particularly the nipples. It is one of the erogenous zones that heighten desire when stimulated. However, breast sensitivity does not always refer to this type of feeling. Sometimes the sensitivity can be annoying in that it is associated with discomfort, mild >> Read More ...

Dangerous Drugs in Pregnancy (Teratogenic) List, Types

Pregnancy is often seen as a very delicate time in a woman’s life. The concern is more often for the fetus than the mother, as it is fragile and the risk of miscarriage or developmental abnormalities are high in the early stages of pregnancy. Plenty of rest, a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle will largely suffice >> Read More ...

Breast Size Changes (Larger, Smaller) Medical Causes In Women

The size of breasts varies among individuals and even during the course of life for a host of reasons. Unlike other appendages, the breast probably undergoes the greatest degree of changes in size and shape over years and decades. It happens in both males and females. However, it is more obvious in women who naturally have >> Read More ...

Breast Rash – Causes, Pictures and Symptoms

Skin rashes are a common medical problem that can occur anywhere on the body A breast rash is a common complaint among women at some point or the other in their lives. Depending on the type of rash, it may not be serious and not even require treatment. But at other times it can cause distressing symptoms, affect a >> Read More ...

Common Causes Of Dizziness In Teen Girls

Most parents would know that dizziness is one of the common complaints among teen girls along with fatigue, abdominal pains and headaches. Often these symptoms are temporary and the exact cause is not always identified. It is usually not a cause for concern if it does not lead to fainting and does not recur frequently. >> Read More ...

Common Causes For Chest Pain During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is often associated with aches and pains especially in the second half but some pains can be a cause for concern. Most women are accustomed to abdominal and pelvic pain, headaches and aching legs but chest pain during pregnancy elicits the thought of serious life-threatening ailments. This is usually not the >> Read More ...
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