Women’s Health and Pregnancy

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 ...

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 ...
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