If you are one of the more than 50 million women that every day battles hot flashes, depression, night sweats, mood swings, or the loss of libido, you may be aggressively seeking or extremely interested in a safer more effective way to relieve symptoms than by using synthetic hormone replacement therapy. Continue reading “Progesterone – “Women’s Health Companion”” »
Not so long ago, menopause was a word you did not say out loud in public, and you had to go to a medical library to find a book on the subject. Today, every Barnes and Nobles, Borders, and other book stores carry literally dozens of titles on the subject of hormone imbalance or menopause. Continue reading “Non-Prescription Choices For Women With Hormone Imbalance” »
Paid Any Attention to April as Women’s Eye Health Month? Most men and women will experience some deterioration in vision during their lifetime. However, women may have added bothersome eye problems at certain times, such as during hormonal changes of pregnancy or menopause: Continue reading “Natural Treatment and Relief for Dry Eye and Blepharitis” »
Candida (Albicans) Overgrowth – Could it be causing Your Sickness? “I feel awful all the time, but my tests come back normal”… This is a common experience from among the 30 million plus Americans who suffer from an overgrowth of candida albicans. Continue reading “How can I know if I have a candida” »
Statistics gathered by National Institute of Mental Health show that 6.5% of women have a major depressive disorder in the United States. There are many events in a woman’s life that could cause depression. Continue reading “Women and Depression” »
Thyroid hormones are very important for our body. They control all the cells and all important organs of the body. Pregnancy is a stressful condition and the demand for thyroid hormones increases by about 50%, because these hormones are very important for the development of fetus, therefore the gland has to increase its secretion accordingly to meet the requirement. Continue reading “Management of hypothyroidism during pregnancy” »
I am 44 years old woman and underwent hysterectomy. During this operation my both the ovaries have also been removed. The doctor advised me to take 1mg of Oestriol daily after the operation, if I have problems due to hot flushes. Continue reading “Hormonal treatment after surgical removal of ovaries” »
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” »
When I got my menstrual period 3 days back. Since earlier I had cyst, I went to the doctor for doing ultrasound this time to check whether it was cyst this time. After doing the ultrasound test, the doctor told me that there was no cyst this time. Continue reading “Pink spotting noticed, period not continuing, can it be due to pregnancy” »
I am 23 years old girl. I am getting married in next about 10 days. My last menstrual period was due about 9 days back but I have not had my period till now. Due to my marriage, I am thinking of postponing my periods, is it possible? Continue reading “How to postpone my menstrual periods by about 3 weeks” »
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?” »
After having my menstrual period, after 2-3 days, I got vaginal thrush and then I used the thrush cream. However, now I got orange colour discharge after using the thrush cream. I am worried about it. I am about 27 years old woman. What should I do? Is any treatment required for it or is it normal? Continue reading “Experiencing orange colour discharge while using vaginal thrush cream” »
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?” »
I have been experiencing bleeding for last about 15 days. I am using copper-T. I am also having stomach pain and back pain. It feels as if something has been stuffed inside my stomach or as if something has been pinching inside. What is the reason for the pain? Continue reading “Stomach pain and back pain while being on copper-T” »
I am using Copper T for last about 6 months. So far it has been alright. My periods have been regular and normal. Last menstruation was about 27 days back. About 3 days back, I had slight discolouration which does not appear to be normal and does not flow in a regular manner. Continue reading “Menstrual stopped despite Copper T insertion” »
For last about 6 weeks, I have not had menstrual periods. I got investigation done and examination shows PUS Cells of 30-40 /hpf. I am not sure whether the periods have got delayed due to pregnancy or due to some type of infection. Continue reading “PUS Cells after delayed menstrual period” »
I have a painful swelling in my vulval area. It is very big in size, roughly an egg size. It is extremely painful. I have difficulty in sitting and in walking. I had similar swelling last year, it ruptured by itself and I got relief in pain. What is this? How did it occur? Continue reading “Suggest treatment for painful Bartholin’s cyst in the labia majora area” »
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)?” »
Although there has not been established an exact cause or causes of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), it has been linked to the luteal phase of a woman’s menstrual cycle. We do know that PMS appears to be more common among identical twin girls, and those women with a family history of PMS or those who suffer from depression or are bipolar. Continue reading “The Causes And Treatment Of PMS” »
Using herbal remedies to overcome the symptoms of PMS is a popular means of evading the side effects that plague the more mainstream pain killers that are for sale in the supermarket. Ranging in severity from liver failure to coma, it is not surprising that women in search of relief think twice before popping some pills that might sicken them worse than the PMS ever could. Continue reading “How To Find Out Which Herbs Lessen PMS Symptoms” »
If you do not wish to encounter side effects from drugs you may be looking for natural ways to treat PMS. Chinese herbs are one way to naturally treat PMS. A recent study shows that Chinese herbs can be very effective in relieving PMS symptoms. Continue reading “Natural Ways To Treat PMS” »
Many women choose to use natural remedies for PMS symptoms rather than pharmaceutical drugs. Some of the choices she may have regarding natural remedies include vitamin and herbal supplements, calcium pills and other treatments. Continue reading “Natural Remedies For PMS” »
There are many treatments that a doctor may advise a woman to use to help with the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) including medications that can have nasty side effects. Many women opt instead of use natural remedies for PMS because they can then avoid these nasty side effects while still getting relief from the symptoms of PMS. Continue reading “Discovering Natural Remedies For PMS” »
Pregnancy hemorrhoid is a very common health condition resulting from pregnancy, and most women are wondering why. Most pregnant women acquire more than two pounds from increased blood supply alone that can add to blood pressure in the entire body. Continue reading “Pregnancy Hemorrhoids” »
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” »
Most people have some misconceptions and wrong information on vaginal hemorrhoids and they are confused with rectal hemorrhoids. Vaginal hemorrhoids is a case of mistaken identity, that most young female teenagers and adults should know about, and in some extent males who have their wife with this condition. Continue reading “Vaginal Hemorrhoids 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” »
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” »
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.
Health symptoms and complications of candida may include:
- Bladder infections
- Energy loss
- Puffy eyes
- Food cravings
- High fever
- Mouth infections
- Sore throat
- Thyroid problems.
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 endocrine [hormone] system is the part of the body that regulates how we metabolize food, function sexually, repair tissue damage, and greatly influences our moods and energy levels. This is accomplished through a number of glands that produce various pro-hormones and hormones. Continue reading “The Amazing Endocrine System” »
Restoring Healthier Younger Looking Skin Then You Thought Possible. If you want to slow the aging process and restore beautiful healthy looking skin, you have come to the right place! Continue reading “Preservative-Free Skincare” »
Do you feel tired? Do you have irregular menses? Are you stressed out? How about PMS? Are you low on energy? Early menopause? Low sex drive? If the answer is YES to any of the above questions then there is a good chance that your hormonal system out of balance? Continue reading “Phytohormones that your Body Needs” »
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” »
There is no denying it, but the ‘no poo’ method has been gaining quite a lot of popularity these days. But just because your friends are jumping off the “shampoo bridge”, does it mean that you should too? Continue reading “No Poo FAQ! What Is The No Poo Method” »
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” »
These are the most commonly diagnosed and benign tumor of the pelvis. This is very common, occurring in 40% of women over the age of 40 and is also the most common reason for receiving a hysterectomy. In fact, Uterine fibroids account for 83% of 600,000 hysterectomies. Continue reading “Uterine Fibroids/Leiomyoma, Myoma, Fibroma” »
Endometriosis occurs when the inner lining of the uterus grows in other abnormal places than the uterus. Continue reading “What is Endometriosis” »
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” »
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” »
The most deadly cancer in women is Ovarian Cancer with only a 50% survival rate after 5 years and that rate declines to 30% after the age of 65. Continue reading “Cancers in the Female Body” »
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?” »
The months of waiting are finally over. No more checking off the days on the calendar one by one. The baby showers are over. The room is ready for its new occupant and has been for weeks! Continue reading “Caring for Your Newborn: An “Owners” Manual” »
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” »
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” »
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” »
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” »
Holistic Natural Yeast Infection Cure.
One of the healthiest and most effective natural treatments for yeast infection is through the holistic approach. This treatment method looks at re-balancing the imbalances within your body so that everything is functioning in the right kind of environment. Continue reading “Natural Cures For Yeast Infection” »
Your Underwear. Make sure the underwear you wear is relatively airy and allows your private parts to “breathe”. Having restricting and non-permeable underwear can result in the area being more moist and much warmer than it needs to be. Moisture and warmth are both key ingredients needed for yeast to over grow. In particular, avoid panty liners. Continue reading “How To Prevent A Yeast Infection” »