One of the most common gynecological surgeries is called a hysterectomy, which is typically the removal of the uterus. Read on to learn more about hysterectomies, why they are performed, and what recovery is like.
It’s normal for the vagina to have bacteria, and that is in part what keeps a healthy balance and pH. However, when there is an imbalance, the vagina can become inflamed. Read on to learn about what bacterial vaginosis is, what causes it, and what treatments are available.
Just as the name suggests, lung disease is any of a number of disorders that impact the lungs. You have two lungs which are the main organs responsible for the process of breathing.
Having a problem with one’s thyroid gland is, unfortunately, a far too familiar issue for many around the country. The American Thyroid Association estimates that some 20 million Americans have a thyroid disease and that 12% of all Americans will develop some form of thyroid condition at some point during their lifetime.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD), also commonly known as “Trich.” It is very common and can be cured with medication. Trichomoniasis is spread by a type of tiny parasite.
Despite the general increase in the number of STDs and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the country at large, a condition closely related to STDs has actually seen a decline in the number of cases: pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
Varicose veins (also known as varicosities) are currently quite common around the world; some indications are that a full 25% of the world’s population is struggling with them.
The Office on Women’s Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, estimates that between 20%-80% of women will develop uterine fibroids by the time they are 50 years old.
It’s estimated that between 70 and 75 percent of women will have vulvovaginal candidiasis at some point in their lifetime, with 40 to 45 percent having recurring cases. Also known as a yeast infection, this is a common gynecological problem that is easily treated by an OB/GYN or even a primary care physician.
Worldwide, statistics show that cervical cancer is the fourth-leading deadliest cancer among women. However, cervical cancer is preventable. Read on to learn more about Pap smears, what to expect during the procedure, and how often you should be tested.