Posts Tagged Menstrual cycle

When heavy menstrual bleeding is a red flag – Balanced Living Magazine

By Samantha Gluck About 20 percent of women will experience heavy menstrual bleeding sometime during their reproductive years. But some young women will experience menorrhagia, a term referring to excessive heavy bleeding during menstruation that adversely affects daily life activities. The excessive blood loss can result in severe physical weakness that sometimes requires hospitalization. Not only […]

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What’s the Scoop on Ovarian Cysts?

Being aware of your body is the most proactive and efficient way to maintain your overall health and well-being. Women should visit their OB/GYN annually for screenings and pelvic examinations that can detect abnormal changes in their bodies. Statistics show that almost 80% of women will acquire an ovarian cyst at some point in their […]

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Wondering About PMS Symptoms?

As the name implies, women experience the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) for one to two weeks before their monthly menstruation begins.  For some women, these symptoms are very mild and barely noticeable, but for others the symptoms cause considerable emotional, physical, and psychological discomfort. Lifestyle Affects PMS Severity Some research suggests that a woman’s […]

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Endometriosis — A Primer

  Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to that of the uterine lining migrates to other places in the body. The endometrial tissue may attach to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, outside of uterus, intestines or other structures within the pelvic cavity. On rare occasions, physicians find endometrial tissue outside the pelvic cavity in the […]

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What Is PMDD?

Women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) experience a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).  As with PMS, the physical and emotional symptoms occur about a week before menstruation starts and dissipate soon after.  Unlike PMS, PMDD symptoms disrupt and interfere with social, work, and relationship activities.  OB/GYN physicians can prescribe medication to women, who meet the […]

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