Endometriosis occurs when the tissue lining your uterus (the endometrium) grows in other areas of your body, such as your ovaries, bowel or tissue lining your pelvis. The endometrial tissue thickens, breaks down and bleeds with a woman’s menstrual cycle, and this occurs whether it is in your uterus or outside of it. Endometrial tissue […]
It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of women will have an ovarian cyst at some point during their lives. These small, fluid-filled sacs are most often formed during the menstrual cycle (known as “functional cysts”). In many cases these cysts may go away on their own in a matter of weeks and months, and […]
Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. Fortunately, uterine fibroids are most always benign (non-cancerous), and in some women they cause no symptoms at all. In others, however, the fibroids may be symptomatic, and when they cause symptoms, they tend to be very uncomfortable and even unbearable.
Uterine fibroids (or leiomyoma) are non-cancerous tumors that grow in and around a woman’s uterus beginning in her childbearing years. Nearly 70% of Caucasian women and up to 80% of darker skinned women will develop a fibroid of some size by the age of 50. Darker skinned women are more likely to experience symptoms. […]
Research suggests that memory problems occur more often in men than in women, but that doesn’t mean women are immune to memory loss. From pregnancy to menopause, women experience unique challenges to their memories throughout life.
Nearly three-quarters of U.S. women say they try to live a healthy lifestyle by eating right, taking supplements, exercising regularly and engaging in other proactive habits to promote better health.[i] Yet, even health-savvy women may be inadvertently doing themselves harm by engaging in these common health mistakes.
And What About Back Pain? For many women, leaving the house without a bra on would be akin to going outside without any pants. But new research suggests women may actually be better off without this (perceived) wardrobe staple.
… 3 May Surprise You! The first step toward getting healthy is knowing where your biggest risks lie. Below we’ve highlighted the top 10 causes of death in women, so you can, first, get informed and, second, take steps to lower your risks. The best news of all? Many of these top causes of death […]
Did you know that for every additional month a woman is in a relationship, her sexual desire decreases by an average of .02 percent?[i] It’s a small drop, but over time it adds up, especially since the man’s sexual desire usually holds steady — presenting a conundrum that seems to be the result of an […]
Some 81,000 women will be diagnosed with some form of gynecologic cancer — vulvar, vaginal, cervical, uterine (endometrial) or ovarian — accounting for 10 percent of all new cases of cancer every year. Slightly more than a third of that number will die from gynecologic cancer over the course of a year too, according to […]