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Preconception Health and Why It Matters

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The stage before a woman becomes pregnant is known as preconception, and if she is hoping to become pregnant, then staying healthy is very important during this stage. Preconception health includes understanding risk factors that could affect you and your baby if you become pregnant. It also includes learning how certain health conditions you may have can affect pregnancy and …

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Which Diet is Right for Me?

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For most people, eating well and exercising regularly is the best way to stay healthy. However, for some, following a specific diet can be useful to get back on track and bring weight to a healthier level. There are many different diets to choose from. We’ve covered some of the more popular options below.   US Dietary Guidelines To help physicians …

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Women’s Sexual Health: Treating Vulvodynia and Dyspareunia

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Some of the more common women’s sexual health problems includes vulvar pain, called vulvodynia, and pain with intercourse, or dyspareunia. These problems can be overwhelming for many women. Evidence shows that more than 21% of women have some form of sexual pain. Women have complained of dyspareunia for centuries, and just recently the area of dyspareunia and vulvodynia has become …

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What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

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Pelvic organ prolapse is when the bladder, uterus, or rectum prolapses or “bulges” into the vagina. It’s less common than other pelvic disorders like incontinence, but still affects 3% of women, according to the Office on Women’s Health. Causes and Risk Factors Pelvic organ prolapse occurs due to weakened muscles or connective tissues in the pelvis. There are a few …

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Thyroid Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments

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Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck that secretes hormones and controls a number of things throughout your body. It may be a small gland but it can cause big problems for some women. Women are more likely than men to develop thyroid issues, with 1 in 8 experiencing issues at some point in her …