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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Diagnosing Endometriosis

Diagnosing Endometriosis

Every March, Endometriosis Awareness Month takes place worldwide to increase awareness and highlight the symptoms and other important information about this chronic condition. In honor of the approximately 200 million individuals living with endometriosis (endo), we want to talk about ways to diagnose it and how clinical research studies are helping improve care options. What … Read more

Leave endometriosis pain in 2021

Leave Endometriosis Pain in 2021

If you suffer from endometriosis you know that a flare-up can be excruciating to experience. The onset of an endo flare is different for everyone as several things can trigger it. Identifying your triggers can help reduce flares and leave endometriosis pain in 2021. Endometriosis Pain and Other Symptoms Endometriosis affects approximately 11% of American … Read more

Seasonal Migraines: Sleigh Winter Migraine Symptoms

Reducing exposure to the various potential triggers is a vital part of managing migraine symptoms. For instance, the atmospheric and environmental differences that come with the changing seasons can be a significant trigger for migraine sufferers. Seasonal migraines can take the merriness out of the holiday season. While you can’t change the weather, we have … Read more

Information on adolescents dealing with migraines

International Youth Day and Teen Migraine

International Youth Day is on August 12. It focuses on the difficulties that some young people are experiencing throughout the world. Migraine is typically thought of as an adult issue, but it affects children too. Approximately 10% of school-age children suffer from migraines. Up to 28% of teens between 15-19 years are also affected by … Read more

Osteoporosis slowing you down?

Osteoporosis: Your Treatment Options

Healthy bones continuously break down and rebuild throughout your life. As you age, bones break down more quickly, especially after menopause. Osteoporosis occurs when bone rebuilding cannot keep pace with breakdown. This causes them to deteriorate, weaken, and become more susceptible to breaks and fractures. However, with proper treatment and lifestyle changes, you can help … Read more

Don't get it twisted. Nexplanon myths debunked

Debunked Myths Regarding the Use of Nexplanon®

Nexplanon® is a long-acting reversible birth control implant and is one of the most effective, convenient, and safe methods available. Despite this, many myths circulate regarding the use of Nexplanon® and other implants. Though most have been debunked, it’s helpful to know about them and the facts behind each one. Keep reading to learn more about … Read more

The link between osteoporosis and menopause

The Link Between Osteoporosis and Menopause

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens the bones, increasing the risk of unexpected breaks and fractures. It is often referred to as a silent disease because there are typically no symptoms until a minor injury causes a fracture and reveals how weak the bones are. For women, the stakes are even higher due to the … Read more