Hyperemesis gravidarum, or excessive vomiting, is an uncommon and unpleasant condition that can occur during pregnancy. It’s rare enough that it has an incidence of only 3% of all reported pregnancies. It is characterized by severe nausea and vomiting that can cause dehydration and weight loss.
One of the most important things you can do throughout your pregnancy is maintain your diet and nutrition. As your baby develops, it takes everything it needs from the nutrients and vitamin stores you have in your body. By making sure you eat enough of the right foods for a healthy pregnancy, not only do you give your growing baby an incredible head start while still in utero, you safeguard your own health.
For women age 40 and over, an annual screening mammogram is the best weapon for early detection of breast cancer. A mammogram is essentially when an x-ray of the chest is taken and then examined by a medical doctor to evaluate. They can use this x-ray to discern if there are any abnormalities present and whether or not they could be cancerous.
Urinary incontinence can be inconvenient and embarrassing. Besides talking to your doctor about your symptoms, you can also work to alleviate your symptoms and help with urinary incontinence by doing any of the following suggestions below:
Making sure you get enough of the right nutrients to eat while pregnant is important. What you eat and drink during this time is your baby’s main source of nourishment. You will need to choose a variety of healthy foods and beverages to provide the important nutrients that your baby needs for growth and development.
For women, their reproductive system and genitalia can play a big part in their quality of life. Childbirth, hormonal changes, and age can cause sudden changes in the elasticity of the vaginal tissue. This is termed vaginal laxity. This loss of elasticity can result in urinary incontinence, decreased lubrication, and a loss of sensation.
The Urostym program is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. It is a a non-surgical rehabilitation system intended to address the issue of lower fecal and urinary continence dysfunctions through pelvic floor therapy.
Pregnancy can be a wonderful time for expecting moms, but it is also a period of time that is going to be uncomfortable. The most trying time for many pregnant women is during the summer months, when heat and humidity increase. Expect your feet to swell, your hormones to bounce around, and sweating to become the norm. The following are some tips for staying more comfortable and practicing healthy habits during summer.
Most women do not view a visit to their OB/GYN (Obstetrics and Gynecologist) as something enjoyable even though it helps keep them healthy. Healthcare providers want young women to visit the OB/GYN when they become sexually active or when they turn 18. If you have not been to your first OB/GYN appointment yet, here are a few things that will help you know what to expect.
Life is full of changes and the internal changes that a woman faces are no different than any other. Although menopause itself is not a health condition, it is something that can cause uncomfortable, unsettling, or even dangerous symptoms. Talking to your doctor about menopause can help you manage your symptoms and give you peace of mind.
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