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Quick Women's Health Tips

Quick Women’s Health Tips

It’s Women’s History Month, which makes it the perfect time to talk about your health and issues with these quick women’s health tips.

Prenatal care and care after you give birth are key parts of a healthy pregnancy. Learn more about your pregnancy care.

 

Your yearly well-woman visit with your doctor is the right time to talk about issues like endometriosis and menopause and to get routine screenings for breast and cervical cancer and bone density.

 

Women are more likely to die from a heart attack, and one of the reasons for that is not knowing the heart attack symptoms for women, which are different than for men.

Women and Heart Attacks

 

Women are more likely to show signs of depression and anxiety than men.

Depression and Anxiety in Women

 

STDs can affect women more seriously than men, which makes screenings and the HPV vaccine very important.

STDs' Impact on Women

 

Osteoarthritis, which affects more women than men, can hurt your ability to be independent later in life.

Osteoarthritis and Women

 

Women are more likely to suffer from urinary tract issues throughout their lives.

UTIs and Women
Fibroid Awareness Week

Fibroid Awareness Week

It’s Fibroid Awareness Week. Fibroids are muscular tumors, usually benign, that grow in the wall of the uterus for women.

Fibroids can be as small as an apple seed or as big as a grapefruit. 20% to 80% of women develop them by age 50.

Fibroid Size and Frequency

 

Not all women with fibroids have symptoms, but those who do can have pain, pressure on the bladder, frequent urination, or even a swollen abdomen.

Fibroid Symptoms

 

Risk factors for fibroids include age, family history, ethnic origin, obesity, and eating habits, like eating too much red meat. Eating plenty of green veggies is associated with a lower risk of fibroids.

Risk Factors for Fibroids

 

If you get pregnant and have fibroids, you might have more problems during your pregnancy. OB-GYNs are used to this situation, though, so talk to your doctor about your fibroids when you find out you’re pregnant.

Pregnant with Fibroids

 

Your doctor can diagnose you with fibroids through an exam or imaging tests like ultrasounds, X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans.

Diagnosing Fibroids

 

There are treatments for fibroids, including meds and surgery, if you have pain, they’re large, or you want to get pregnant.

Fibroids and Your Future
Cervical Health for Women

Cervical Health Awareness Month 2015

Each day this week for Cervical Health Awareness Month, we shared videos with more info about cervical health and cancer.

See the scope of cervical cancer and learn about making a difference:

 

Cervical Cancer is the second most common cancer for women. Hear some survivors’ stories:

 

Hear about one woman’s journey to inspire Cervical Cancer awareness before she dies:

 

The way that doctors talk to patients about the options available to them makes a big difference. Here is some advice for doctors on recommending HPV vaccines:

 

Hear another woman’s story of facing cervical cancer and her message of prevention:

 

For those suffering and recovering from cervical cancer, yoga can provide welcome relief and therapy:

 

HPV, which causes cervical cancer, can be prevented with the vaccine. And cervical cancer is highly treatable if caught early through regular Pap tests. Learn more: