Women’s Health and Pregnancy

How Heavy Periods Are Treated With Drugs And Surgery

Menstrual blood loss is usually minor and should not compromise a woman’s health. Most women lose less than 60ml (about 2 fluid ounces) during a period. Some women may lose slightly more blood that others but usually it is not enough to be considered as a heavy period. The body quickly restores the lost blood and >> Read More ...

How To Know When You Are Ovulating (Egg Cell Released)

Most women only focus on their period and go by the rest of the month without much concern about the menstrual cycle. But for women who are having difficulty conceiving or use a calender-based method of contraception, the time of ovulation is the most important time in the month. If you are one of these women then knowing >> Read More ...

How To Manage Menopause Symptoms Without HRT

Menopause is a natural phase in a women’s life that signals the end of her reproductive years. It is not a disease. However, the symptoms of menopause and the transition to it can be debilitating for some women and adversely affect their quality of life. Furthermore there are some diseases that are more likely to >> Read More ...

Top 8 Breastfeeding Do’s and Don’ts for Mums

It is often a topic of debate but the fact is that breastfeeding is the best nutritional option for your baby. While commercial milk formula is an excellent option for feeding your baby, no product can replace breast milk. As more women choose to breastfeed, the question plaguing every mother’s mind is what they >> Read More ...

10 Common Pregnancy Symptoms and Remedies

As exciting as pregnancy is, it is also taxing on the mother’s body. The host of hormone changes and alterations in body weight and size coupled with the oxygen and nutritional demands of the growing fetus places significant stress on the system thereby causing a range of symptoms and discomfort. Living with these >> Read More ...

Simple Ways to Relieve Lower Back Pain In Pregnancy

Lower back pain in pregnancy is very common. It is often accepted as a normal part of pregnancy but this is no reason for women to suffer with the condition. Although several anti-inflammatory drugs may help with pain relief and can be safely used during pregnancy, most pregnant women would prefer to stay away from >> Read More ...

6 Lesser Known Facts About Pregnancy Diabetes

Pregnancy is usually an exciting event in a woman’s life but it is definitely not one of the easiest times. The body undergoes a host of changes to cater for the growing fetus and prepare for childbirth as well nursing thereafter. Although many women have a healthy and disease-free pregnancy, there are a host of >> Read More ...

Why Some Women Do Not Ovulate (No Egg Cell from the Ovary)

What does ovulate mean? Ovulation is a process where one of the ovaries releases an egg cell (ovum) into the fallopian tube. Ovulate is therefore the action of the ovary in releasing the ovum from the ovary. If a woman is to fall pregnant, she has to ovulate prior to unprotected intercourse. The sperm cells from the male >> Read More ...

Meigs Syndrome

Definition Meigs syndrome is a triad of medical conditions where there is a benign ovarian tumor (specifically an ovarian fibroma) with ascites (fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity) and pleural effusion (fluid around the lungs in the pleural space).  Once the tumor is removed, both ascites and pleural effusion >> Read More ...
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