Several medications and three surgical options are effective in treating symptoms of troublesome fibroids while avoiding a hysterectomy.
The symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are familiar to many women: itching, irritation, and usually a thick white discharge. It’s easy to simply reach for the anti-fungal treatments. But if these symptoms come back often, or don’t respond to the usual treatments, it’s time to visit a doctor for a firm diagnosis because other conditions can mimic yeast.
Weight gain during menopause is so common that some women even have a name for it — “menopot.” It’s the “pot belly” that develops in so many women during mid-life, when changing hormones and a slower metabolism team up to pack on the extra pounds.
If you are older when you go through menopause, you may have a lower risk of depression later in life, a new meta-analysis says.
The five symptoms of cervical and ovarian cancer can mimic signs of benign conditions. But, they shouldn’t be ignored. Know when to consult your doctor.
Some women with certain breast cancers may safely avoid chemotherapy after surgery, according to results of a recent study. The research, which is part of a growing body of evidence, shows that a genetic test can determine your risk of not including chemotherapy in cancer treatment.
For checking your breasts, current guidance centers on “breast self awareness” instead of self exams. But what does that mean in practical terms?
U.S. physicians are learning how to provide better care for transgender patients. That includes understanding the transgender community’s biggest healthcare needs and the difference between gender and sexual identity.
There’s a reason lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is so commonly used in shampoos and body lotions to evoke relaxation and a sense of calm. But that’s not the only way you can use it!
As women age, they experience more compression fractures, vertebral changes such scoliosis, loss of bone mass and osteoarthritis than do men. Any one of these conditions puts women at a higher risk of breaking a bone during a fall, which can add to their pain.