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[ 18 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]

After a teen has been menstruating for a few years, her menstrual cycle typically becomes more regular. For most women, a normal menstrual cycle ranges from 21 to 35 days. However, up to 14% of women have irregular menstrual cycles or excessively heavy menstrual bleeding. Most abnormal uterine bleeding can be divided into anovulatory and ovulatory patterns.

Anovulatory: Irregular/infrequent periods with absent, minimal, or excessive bleeding.
Ovulatory: Periods that occur at regular intervals but are characterized by excessive bleeding or a duration of greater than 7 days.

The most common menstrual irregularities include:
Anovulatory …

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[ 18 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]

A high-risk pregnancy is one that threatens the health or life of the mother or her fetus.
For most women, early and regular prenatal care promotes a healthy pregnancy and delivery without complications. But some women are at an increased risk for complications even before they get pregnant for a variety of reasons.
Risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy can include:

Existing health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or being HIV-positive.
Overweight and obesity. According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, more than half of all pregnant women in the …

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[ 7 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
breast cancer

The benefits of mammography screening are probably oversold, while the risks — especially “overdiagnosis” — are underappreciated, a new review concludes.
The report, published in the April 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, adds to the controversy that’s been building in recent years over the value of mammography screening. In this latest finding, data from 50 years of research was analyzed.
In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) caused a stir when it changed its recommendations on mammograms, which had long advised women to have one …

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[ 7 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]

Widely used fertility drugs don’t seem to increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,800 American women who were evaluated for infertility between 1965 and 1988 and followed until 2010. During the follow-up period, 749 of the women developed breast cancer.
Overall, women who took Clomid (clomiphene citrate) or gonadotropins as part of fertility treatments were not more likely to develop breast cancer than those who didn’t take the drugs, according to the study in the current issue of the journal …

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[ 17 Feb 2013 | No Comment ]
Hypothyroidism Symptoms

Hypothyroidism is most well known for its relationship to your metabolism and oftentimes weight gain or the inability to lose weight. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when you begin to look at the multitude of various hypothyroidism symptoms ranging from digestive to sensory symptoms.

If you find yourself suffering from any of these symptoms then you have to strongly consider that you very well might be hypothyroid. And I encourage you to take an active role in your health because all too often we place our health in the hands of others who don’t have our best interests in mind.

So, do yourself a favor and educate yourself, or find someone who is willing to educate you on what is really happening with your body and what the underlying cause of your health problems really is. Only then can you make an educated decision as to what is best for your health.

Below I’ve listed a very comprehensive set of hypothyroid symptoms that are broken down into categories which shows you just how extensive these symptoms can be.