Women’s Issues

Baby (Fetus) Movement / Rolling During Pregnancy

Image of Baby (Fetus) Movement / Rolling During Pregnancy Childbirth usually occurs about 38 weeks from fertilization, i.e. approximately 40 weeks from the start of the last menstruation. Thus, pregnancy lasts about nine months, although the exact definition of the English word “pregnancy” is a subject of controversy.A pregnancy is divided into trimesters: the first trimester is from week 1 to the end of week 12, the second trimester is from week 13 to...

Women’s Cycling: Training Approaches

In my ten years of racing on the pro/expert level, I ran into one major obstacle in my training … men! As a stubborn, independent woman with goals for success in cycling, I was determined to push myself hard. With my head clouded by illusions of "more is better", I trained often with men. The men I trained with were also racers, which would have been fine if they were beginner or sport level...

Are You Constipated? Pregnant?

Don't take that laxative yet. If you are pregnant and have a serious problem with constipation, you can prevent it by following some very simple steps. Two things cause constipation during pregnancy: hormones and supplements. Hormones are responsible for slowing down the elimination of food. The purpose is to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients from your food. In addition, as the baby grows,...

Ignorance: The No. 1 Women’s Health Risk

Even though heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, a new study reveals that women don't know this. Why aren't in tune with these facts and statistics? According to the report, women say breast cancer is their greatest health threat. More importantly, most women don't know the basic risk factors for heart disease or stroke. The study conducted by researchers at the...

Ladies! Why are we killing ourselves?

One out of four women over the age of 40 has failed to receive a mammogram in the past two years. This is a dangerous trend! None of us have immunity to this disease. If diagnosed too late lives are at risk. When should begin getting mammograms? According to the National Cancer Institute, should receive first mammogram at the age of 35. After the age of 40, should receive mammograms every year....

Heart Disease: A Woman’s Disease, Too

What is the leading cause of death in the United States for women? At first thought, you may believe that breast cancer is the biggest threat to mortality. While breast cancer is the cause of 1 in every 28 deaths, there is a larger threat that claims 1 out of every 2 deaths. Nearly twice as many women die of heart disease and stroke as compared to cancer. Heart disease and other cardiovascular...

Pregnancy: Pump the Iron

During pregnancy, it's especially important to up the ante on your iron intake, according to physicians. About one in five moms-to-be develops a slight case of iron-deficient anemia. The risk increases if you're carrying multiple children or if you've become pregnant again less than two years after the birth of your first child. Not only does your supply of iron become depleted during pregnancy,...

Nutritional Cure for Anemia

Bodies need oxygen to live. Oxygen is carried throughout body in the red blood cells in blood. Your body can't make red blood cells without iron. When you lose blood or are not getting enough iron in your diet, you may develop iron-deficiency anemia. This will cause your blood to carry less oxygen to your body, making you tired, weak, cold and unable to think clearly. It is estimated that one-...

Healing Menstrual Cramps: Beyond Painkillers

It's estimated that about 60% of American women regularly suffer from menstrual cramps. To keep the pain at a minimum, many women turn to over the counter pain remedies. There are others ways to ease the pain. These drugs inhibit the formation of local hormone-like substances called prostaglandins, some of which encourage uterine contractions. Women who experience menstrual pain (called...

What is Perimenopause?

Hot flashes, mood swings and irregular bleeding are all signs of menopause, right? Well, not exactly, according to physicians. Experts say that in reality menopause occurs in one single day in a woman's life: The time when a woman's childbearing years come to an end and she hasn't had a menstrual period in 12 consecutive months. Or menopause may occur because a woman's ovaries are surgically...

A Healthy Lifestyle Promotes a Healthy Immune System

A Healthy Lifestyle Promotes a Healthy Immune System What is so important about your immune system? Your immune system is your body's natural defense against illness and infection. The immune system is not only important in resisting infectious diseases but also in helping to protect your body from chronic illnesses such as cancer. The body is constantly exposed to bacteria, viruses and other destructive organisms that promote infection and disease...

Symptoms of menopause

Symptoms of menopause is just an end to a woman's menstrual cycle Menopause occurs at a different time in every woman. You are likely to go through menopause around the same time that your grandmother, mother, or sister did, give or take a few years. Most women stop menstruating completely between the ages of 50 and 51, however the whole menopausal process can last a number of years. Most North American women begin menopause sometime between the ages of 45 and...

Causes of Women's Infertility; Experts Suggesting New Way

Image - Causes of Women's Infertility Infertility can be the result of a number of problems either on the male or female side, but whatever the diagnosis, maintaining a positive outlook and leading a healthier lifestyle can improve your chances of conceiving. A variety of issues may have been identified. These might include hormone imbalances, reproductive organ abnormalities and age in women and so many factors that all cannot be...

Human Egg Freezing/ Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD): Doesn’t Help Pregnancy Disorders

Human Egg Freezing/ Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD): Doesn’t Help Pregna The research on methods of improving the chances of pregnancy; fertilization; egg activation, maturation, and freezing; genetic diagnosis before implantation; and the development of embryonic stem cells is important hot issue today. Research on the cloning and use of oocytes without their transfer to the uterus for gestation was considered to warrant additional review. Unacceptable research...

Early Sign of Hip Bone Fracture/ Weaken for Menopause

Early Sign of Hip Bone Fracture/ Weaken for Menopause Bone is a highly metabolically active tissue; remodeling continues throughout life. The remodeling process is an active coupling of the processes of bone formation and resorption. An imbalance in this active coupling phenomenon, in which the cellular events of bone resorption are quantitatively larger than bone formation, leads to bone loss. A study from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (...