When it comes to understanding the signals our bodies are trying to tell us, it helps to know the terminology surrounding common hormonal conditions.
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Skin cancer can happen to anyone. The frustrating part is how it tends to sneak upon us. It's easy enough to spot on the face, hands, and feet, but what about the back and shoulders? While it's impossible to diagnose skin cancer without seeing a medical professional for an evaluation, here are some signs of what skin cancer looks like, and tips to help you prevent it.
Let's face it; women are pretty amazing. Our bodies are strong, powerful, and incredibly resilient. As parents, we want to pass on that sense of relentless courage and self-confidence to our children. However, growing up can be an awkward time for young adults. From acne to changing bodies, adolescence is a vulnerable stage in our lives. It's hard to feel like a superwoman when faced with the obstacle of our first period.
Period talks don't have to be awkward.
Despite the popularity of the play The Vagina Monologues, many of us are uncomfortable discussing our vaginas and related vaginal issues with others. Everything from vaginal discharge to yeast infections to UTI's are either whispered about or simply Googled instead of talked about openly. Google, however, is not a trusted confidante.
While the world slowed down in 2020, breast and cervical cancer did not. An annual exam is an essential part of your preventative health care, it is your first weapon against these and many other diseases and must be prioritized.
Some women develop high blood sugar issues when pregnant. This high sugar level condition during pregnancy is known as gestational diabetes. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 6% to 9% of pregnant women in the United States develop gestational diabetes annually.
While cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer related deaths in women, awareness and screening have helped reduce this statistic greatly over the last few decades. Still, there is work to be done to continue to #savethecervix, work that begins with acknowledging and understanding the risk factors and committing to regular screening.
Fibromyalgia is an often misunderstood condition that affects over 4 million people in the United States each year, with the vast majority of them being women. While there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, there are ways to help manage the pain and other symptoms.
With the new year approaching, it's time to get serious about our heart health. Making a few health-centered changes can enable you to avoid a heart condition called metabolic syndrome.
Knowledge is longevity when it comes to your family medical history, and it's the perfect time of the year to gather an update!