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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Treatment Options

2015-09-13 11:26
PMDD treatment options

For women who suffer with a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), it’s important to know the available treatment options, both conventional and alternative. Awareness of a variety of treatment approaches gives women an opportunity to make an informed decision.

Approximately 3 to 8 percent of menstruating women experience PMDD, which is characterized by physical and psychological symptoms that occur during the days before the menstrual period.

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Vaginal Labiaplasty On the Rise

2015-03-12 14:07
vaginal labiaplasty

Vaginal labiaplasty, sometimes referred to as vaginal rejuvenation, is one of the fastest growing procedures on the plastic surgery circuit. What is the latest on labiaplasty and why are more and more women choosing it?

A labiaplasty is a broad term for a variety of techniques used to remove excess labial skin (labia minora) for aesthetic and/or functional reasons.

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Common Chemicals May Cause Earlier Menopause

2015-01-29 15:15
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Common chemicals found in shampoos, cosmetics, plastics, flooring, cars, food, and the environment may be causing women to experience an earlier menopause than normal. When these endocrine-disrupting chemicals are present at high levels, they can interfere with the normal production and activity of hormones in the body and result in additional health problems as well.

Scientists have been aware for some time that common chemicals capable of disrupting hormone levels are associated with various cancers, metabolic syndrome, pregnancy complications,

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3 Yeast Infection Mimics That Could Fool You

2014-08-03 10:08
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According to a recent issue of Dr. Oz—the Good Life, Oz-writer Dana Hudepohl tells readers that research has shown that up to two-thirds of women who buy OTC yeast infection treatment products at the local drugstore actually have something else going on “down there” rather than a yeast infection.

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Women need more counseling from obstetricians on environmental toxins

2014-07-01 02:15
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Environmental toxins often have the power to tragically undermine the reproductive health of women. These toxins are all around us. Women need to be reminded about this problem and encouraged to attempt to do something about it. Yet, it appears obstetricians often let their patients down by failing to take the time to counsel them about environmental toxins.

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Overdue for Your Physical Exam? Four Health Tips from Oprah

2014-03-25 11:51
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In the April issue of "O - the Oprah Magazine" readers are reminded that many women tend to let their yearly physical exam unintentionally pass by and only see their doctor after they become sick or have discovered a new and mysterious mole. In some cases this can be a too little, too late. The writers of “O - the Oprah Magazine” tell readers that missing out on your yearly exam also means that you may be potentially missing out on detecting the warning signs of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure… and even cancer.

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