Taking your birth control pill continuously to avoid your period is safe and offers other benefits as well.
Healthy eating and exercise can help control the bloating, depression and irritability of PMS. Avoid salt, fast food and processed food, and chow down on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy.
If you suffer from the pain and other aggravations of endometriosis, learn about some of the latest advances in research and treatment.
About half of all women have uterine fibroids, but most don’t have any problems. Still, fibroid fallacies abound — from the belief that they are cancerous to the assumption that a hysterectomy is needed. Find the facts.
If heavy periods interfere with work, social activities or exercise, women should see a doctor. If no serious problems are found, new treatments can drastically reduce bleeding and make life much easier.
If you live in an “urban desert” without access to healthy food, see if your local store will carry it. If so, tell everyone you know about the great service. You may end up changing more than your diet.
More than half of all women have fibroids. These uterine growths sometimes cause severely painful periods and other problems. But that alone isn’t cause for hysterectomy. Get a second opinion to explore less invasive options.
Tired of the same old choices when it comes to food? So is our expert, Linda Bradley, MD. She explains how to make positive changes in the way that you eat by experimenting with new foods, spices and recipes, and cooking with family.
When it comes to health, Dr. Bradley advises her patients: "Let food be thy medicine." She offers a personal account of how her love of food and passion for medicine grew together.