Having periods of varying intensity and back pain during periods

This question is with regard to my 16 years old daughter. I am her mother. Her menstrual cycle often varies. Sometimes, it is very light and sometimes it is very heavy. Moreover, she also has back pain during her periods. Is it a normal phenomenon? Is it due to her age? Just to inform you that she is getting her periods for last about 3-4 years. Continue reading “Having periods of varying intensity and back pain during periods” »

Something coming out during urination, is it a serious problem?

My age is about 30 years. Two days back, during urination when I  was coughing I found that  something is coming out. It was not due to my periods. I also confirm that I am not pregnant. What could be the reason? Is it some type of infection? Is there some serious problem? Should I go in for some investigations? What treatment would be advisable? Continue reading “Something coming out during urination, is it a serious problem?” »

Reduced bleeding during periods while using natural conception, feeling nauseous and tired – is it pregnancy?

Previously I was using Oral Contraceptive Pills, which I stopped more than one month back. Then, we shifted to natural contraceptive methods. However, this time, my period was delayed by about 5-6 days and moreover, the period lasted for a much shorter duration of only 2-3 days against a normal duration of 4-6 days. Continue reading “Reduced bleeding during periods while using natural conception, feeling nauseous and tired – is it pregnancy?” »

Is it possible to become pregnant after family planning operation (tubal ligation)?

I had an operation of tubal ligation (family planning operation) about 3 years back after the birth of my son. Thereafter, I have been having regular periods. Duration of the periods has been varied, sometimes longer and sometimes shorter. This time, the period lasted for a very short duration, even less than 2 days. Continue reading “Is it possible to become pregnant after family planning operation (tubal ligation)?” »

Eczema Treatment What S A Pregnant Woman With Eczema To Do

A woman with eczema during pregnancy is swamped with a lot of concerns. Should she continue her typical eczema treatment? Will it not have some nasty effects on the baby she’s carrying in her womb? It’s normal for her to be concerned about both her and her baby’s health when it comes to taking medications, since side effects obviously expose the two of them to certain risks. Continue reading “Eczema Treatment What S A Pregnant Woman With Eczema To Do” »

Mood Swings In Women

Mood swings, also known as mood disorder, are experienced by twice as many females as males. Studies also show that mood swings in women tend to be longer and more manic. There are various reasons why women suffer from mood swings and determining its cause is one of the best ways to help affected individuals get over them. Continue reading “Mood Swings In Women” »

Menopausal Mood Swings

Menopause is a significant stage in every woman’s life. For many, it is a stage that’s feared because of the changes accompanying it. As a result, women tend to become more emotional and sensitive during this stage and occasionally, women would also end up experiencing mood swings because of their conflicting feelings about it. Continue reading “Menopausal Mood Swings” »

Candida yeast: Meaning, symptoms and prevention

MEANING

Viruses like bacteria and fungus can strike you any moment. Sometimes, it warns you of the consequences or sometimes it may kill you silently.

Well, that’s Candida Yeast, a type of fungus infection. Our body requires some amount of candida to maintain our immune system.

In certain cases, the candida microorganisms may aggravate and cause infections of the mouth, intestines, vaginal and skin.

Candia yeast is a strong and invasive parasite. On an average, at least thirty million men and women all over the world are suffering from this infection.

CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS

Candida yeast infection causes and symptoms may be due to the following reasons:

  • Taking antibiotics may upset your immune system and the functioning of your guts. Oral medications at low dosages over a period of time may cause this infection.
  • Any kind of stress can trigger off physical changes in our body. It drains out the immuno-globulins, which is the first line of defense in our immune system.
  • Corticosteroidal medications, for asthma, eczema and rheumatoid arthritis, generally have a depressive effect on the immune system.
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy behaves as female sex hormones in the body. Changes in the hormone levels are one of the main reasons why women are more prone to this infection.
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause inflammation of the gut wall. It may interfere with the production of prostaglandin, which protect the mucous lining of our guts from our digestive acids and enzymes.
  • Poor diet is another cause of candida yeast.
  • Stimulants and depressants exhaust the adrenal glands, liver and pancreas and releases stored sugars into the blood stream, thereby causing this infection.
  • High sugar levels, that is, diabetes will cause more sugar in the blood and urine for the yeasts to feed on.
  • Eating disorders like starvation, bingeing and purging through vomiting or taking laxatives will all damage the friendly gut flora. The candidiasis will lead to weight loss and food cravings.

Other symptoms

Health symptoms and complications of candida may include:

  • Bladder infections
  • Energy loss
  • Puffy eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Food cravings
  • High fever
  • Heartburn
  • Hyperactivity
  • Inflammation
  • Itching
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Mouth infections
  • Rashes
  • Sore throat
  • Thrush
  • Thyroid problems.

DIETARY ADVICE

Besides treating symptoms with anti-fungal drugs, diet plays an important role in curing and controlling candida yeast infection. The main idea of adopting a diet plan is to eliminate foodstuff that feed on yeast. The time frame for following this diet chart depends on the severity of the symptoms. Normally, there is a marked improvement in the recovery process within two to four weeks.

The following are the general dietary tips to avoid aggravation of candida yeast:

  • Reduce carbohydrates
  • Reduce yeasty foodstuff
  • Reduce dairy products
  • Reduce intake of processed or packaged food
  • Reduce intake of fungi and mold

The benefits of facials

Fancy a facial? Well, you should. Because whether you go to a pro or you decide to DIY, facials are good for you. Of course, different facials can have different effects on you skin, be it lightening, tightening, or just a good cleansing, but here are the basic benefits that you can no matter what kind of facial you decide to have. Continue reading “The benefits of facials” »

Proper Bra Fit

Just the other day I was watching Look-a-Like, a TV show when one of the makeover people made a comment that about 90% of women wear ill-fitting bras. Wow. That is a huge statistic. So you have to wonder, if almost all of us are wearing ill-fitting bras, do we even know that they are ill-fitting or do we think we have the proper fit bras? Continue reading “Proper Bra Fit” »

Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Menstrual and Ovarian Cycles

There are two cycles that needs to be discussed. The Menstrual Cycle/Uterine Cycle and the Ovarian Cycle. Both are controlled and regulated by the hormones your body makes and secretes. First of all, not everyone has the same menstrual or ovarian cycle. Some are shorter and some are longer. Same thing for the different phases within the two cycles. Continue reading “Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Menstrual and Ovarian Cycles” »

Seeing a Gynecologist

I know that you don’t really want to see one, but if you’re sexually active or over 21 years of age, then a visit is highly recommended. If you need another incentive, know that pap smear testing has decreased the cervical cancer death rate by an estimated 75%. During your visit, your gynecologist will perform a pelvic exam with three parts to it: Continue reading “Seeing a Gynecologist” »

Pregnancy – what is a preconception doctor visit and is it necessary?

Planning on getting pregnant is a very exciting and miraculous part in a woman’s life.  When you decide that you are ready to have a baby, you are required to begin a process that would involve physical, emotional, and mental changes. You may need to assess your current situation both with your body and state of mind to help you prepare for this magical experience. Continue reading “Pregnancy – what is a preconception doctor visit and is it necessary?” »

Anti Aging Tips

It is a natural fact that as days and years pass by, one gets older and it is reflected on your body and skin. Each one wants to look and remain younger for a long time, despite their age. So, if you wish to slow down the aging process, all you have to do is take good care of yourself and your skin, especially. Continue reading “Anti Aging Tips” »

Homeopathic Treatment For Yeast Infection

What Is A Yeast Infection Homeopathic Treatment? A homeopathic treatment is one that does what we described in the previous paragraph. It stems from the idea that a chemical, virus or bacteria introduced to the body of a healthy individual will cause the infection to arise, just the same way the a small amount of it ingested or absorbed by an affected individual will help cure the problem, giving your body the tools and the preparation needed to fight it off now and in the future. Continue reading “Homeopathic Treatment For Yeast Infection” »

Best Treatment For Yeast Infection

What Is A Yeast Infection? Contrary to what a lot of people think, yeast in the vagina is actually a very common and natural thing. In small amounts, yeast is harmless and won’t bother you at all. There is a whole range of bacteria and fungus in the vagina that help regulate and control each other, and while it sounds disgusting, it’s actually a very good way of keeping something like yeast from getting out of control. Continue reading “Best Treatment For Yeast Infection” »

Candida Albicans Causes

What Is Candida Albicans?

C . Albicans is the type of yeast which causes the majority of yeast infections found in both women and men. This yeast infection can be on the skin, in the mouth, the genitalia and even your bloodstream. Candida Albicans are a one-celled fungi that can reproduce rapidly given the right environments. Continue reading “Candida Albicans Causes” »

Candida Diet Foods