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.
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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.
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.
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.