Womens Health


16
Nov 05

Spider Veins

Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they are smaller, are often red or blue in color, and are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins.

Spider veins can look like a tree branch or spider web with their short jagged lines. Spider veins can be found on both the legs and the face.

Treatment for spider veins can involve avoiding excess standing, elevate the legs when resting or sleeping, and to wear elastic support hose.

Remedies for spider veins are available online without prescription. You should be able to see a reduction in your spider veins within 2 weeks of taking spider vein treatments.


14
Nov 05

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids, fibroid, uterus fibroid

Uterine fibroids are benign tumors of muscle and connective tissue that develop within, or are attached to, the wall of the uterus.

Methods of treatment for uterine fibroids depend on the severity of symptoms. Treatment for uterine fibroids may consist of simply monitoring the rate of growth of the fibroids with periodic pelvic exams or ultrasound.


13
Nov 05

Post Partum Depression

Postpartum Depression

During first month after a delivery (the post-partum or post-natal period) the mother experiences major changes in hormones and weight, in relationships with other people and the new baby needs almost constant attention and feeding every two hours, resulting in sleep deprivation. All of these factors can contribute to post-partum mood swings.

If the feelings of depression or anxiety continue more than three weeks, a more serious condition called post-partum depression may exist.

The treatment for depression after birth often includes medication, therapy, or a combination of both. Fortunately, several anti-depressant medications may be given to breast-feeding mothers.


12
Nov 05

PMS

PMS and PMT and Menstural

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) involves symptoms that occur in relation to the menstrual cycle and which interfere with the woman’s life. The symptoms usually begin 5 to 11 days before the start of menstruation. Symptoms usually stop when menstruation begins, or shortly thereafter.

Self-care methods include exercise and dietary measures. It is also important to maintain a daily diary or log to record the type, severity, and duration of symptoms.

Nutritional supplements may be recommended. Vitamin B6, calcium, and magnesium are commonly used.


12
Nov 05

Endometriosis

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition in which the endometrium, tissue that normally lines the uterus, grows in other areas of the body, causing pain, irregular bleeding, and frequently infertility.

The cause of endometriosis is unknown. However, a number of theories have been proposed. The retrograde-menstruation theory proposes that endometrial cells (loosened during menstruation) may “back up” through the fallopian tubes into the pelvis, where they implant and grow in the pelvic and/or abdominal cavities.

Treatment depends on the the degree of symptoms experienced, the extent of the disease (determined through laparoscopy), the woman’s desire for future childbearing, and the woman’s age.


27
Oct 05

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence or EI indicates a kind of intelligence or skill that involves the ability to perceive, assess and positively influence one’s own and other people’s emotions.

Emotional intelligence can be assessed by ability-based tests.

Daniel Goleman popularized emotional intelligence in 1995 in his best-selling book of the same title: Emotional Intelligence.


18
Oct 05

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. Worldwide, it is the most common form of cancer in females, affecting approximately 10% of all women at some stage of their life in the Western world. Although significant efforts are made to achieve early detection and effective treatment, about 20% of all women with breast cancer will die from the disease, and it is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women.

Many breast cancers are diagnosed now by mammography before they are large enough to be palpated, but despite screening efforts, many women are diagnosed with breast cancer after they notice a lump or when experiencing symptoms due to metastatic disease.

The mainstay of breast cancer treatment is surgery, with possible adjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy.

Depending on the staging and type of the tumour, just a lumpectomy (removal of the lump only) may be all that is necessary or removal of larger amounts of breast tissue may be necessary. Surgical removal of the entire breast is called mastectomy.


17
Oct 05

Cystitis Treatment

Cystitis Treatment

Cystitis is the inflammation of the bladder that affects both sexes. The most common symptom of cystitis is a burning sensation when urinating.

Cystitis is caused by bacteria from the bowel entering the urethra, causing the inflamation that is characteristic of cystitis.

Natural remedies for cystitis are also powerful in clearing up the infection and inflammation, and can be found online.


2
Oct 05

Genital Herpes

Symptoms of Genital Herpes

1. Prodromal symptoms
2. Sore appears
3. Lesion begins to heal, usually without scarring

In men, the lesions may occur on the shaft of the penis, in the genital region, on the inner thigh, buttocks, or anus. In women, lesions may occur on or near the pubis, labia, clitoris, vulva, buttocks, or anus.

The appearance of herpes lesions and the experience of outbreaks in these areas varies tremendously among individuals. Herpes lesions on/near the genitals may look like cold sores. An outbreak may look like a paper cut, or chafing, or appear to be a yeast infection. Symptoms of a genital outbreak may include aches and pains in the area, discharge from the penis or vagina, and discomfort when urinating.

Initial outbreaks are usually more severe than subsequent ones, and generally also involve flu-like symptoms and swollen glands for a week or so. Subsequent outbreaks tend to be periodic or episodic, typically occur four to five times a year, and can be triggered by stress, illness, fatigue, menstruation, and other changes. The virus sequesters in the nerve ganglia that serve the infected dermatome during non-eruptive periods, where it cannot be conventionally eliminated by the body’s immune system.

Treatments include: Aciclovir, Valaciclovir, Famciclovir, Penciclovir, and Docosanol


2
Oct 05

Herpes

Herpes

The Herpes simplex virus infection (common names: herpes, cold sores) is a common, contagious, incurable, and in some cases sexually transmitted disease caused by a double-stranded DNA virus.

Treatments for herpes include:

  • Lysine supplements
  • Lactoferrin, a component of whey protein
  • Resveratrol, a compound in red wine
  • Treatments for Genital Herpes are also on this site.