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Bone density and estrogen

Bone Density and Estrogen

Bones are living, growing tissue that allows us the freedom to move by supporting our bodies and protecting our brain and other organs. Bone density is an essential component of overall bone health, with several contributing factors. One of those factors is estrogen. About half of women over 50 will break a bone due to

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The connection between birth control and endometriosis

The Connection Between Birth Control and Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. It can impact all aspects of life and overall well-being in severe cases. The search for a cure continues, but treatments are available to help manage your symptoms. Birth control therapy is one option that targets the same factors involved in the development and progression of

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Female Arousal Disorder

Female Sexual Arousal Disorder: Causes and Treatment Options

Female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD) is a type of female sexual dysfunction. It occurs when a woman experiences distress due to the absence or reduction in their sexual interest. As a result, responding to sexual stimulation becomes extremely difficult. Female sexual arousal disorder affects different people and has different causes and treatment options. Arousal and

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How birth control actually works

How Does Birth Control Actually Work?

Contraception is when you use a device, medication, or method to prevent pregnancy. With all the various options available, you may still be wondering how does birth control actually work? While this depends on the method, knowing the difference can make your decision easier. Permanent Birth Control Methods Permanent birth control methods are meant to

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National Women's Health Week

National Women’s Health Week

May 8th through the 14th is National Women’s Health Week. It’s a week-long observance that kicks off annually on Mother’s Day and encourages women to take care of themselves by prioritizing their health. Women often spend a lot of their time helping others and don’t take time for themselves. However, by focusing on good health,

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How hot flashes can develop

How Hot Flashes Can Develop

Most people associate hot flashes with menopause. Up to 75% of women get them in their menopause transition, with a quarter of those experiencing severe enough symptoms to seek help from their doctor. Despite the shared awareness of hot flashes, we still do not know enough about them. While health experts and researchers are working

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The Patch vs. IUD: Which One Is Right for You?

Thanks to modern advances and research, there are now more options than ever for contraception. No longer are they just for preventing pregnancy. They can reduce PMS symptoms, help you have easier periods, and more. Gone are the days of the one-size-fits-all approach. Now, women also have the flexibility of choosing a birth control that

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Types of Migraine Treatments

Types of Migraine Treatments

For some individuals, migraines are an occasional inconvenience they can easily tolerate. For others, it’s a devastating condition that severely impacts their daily actions and quality of life. With doctor guidance, a multi-facet approach using cutting-edge migraine treatments is helping individuals better manage their migraines. Acute: The First Signs of an Impending Migraine At the

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