Vaginal Dryness – Have You Noticed Something Is Different?

Vaginal dryness is an uncomfortable, yet common condition affecting millions of women. You do not have to be menopausal to experience dryness. Women who are “peri-menopaal” also experience dryness in the vaginal area.

What is it? It is a condition in which the natural lubrication system of the vaginal is no longer working properly leaving the vaginal area dry, itchy, burning, and pain with intercourse. It is often caused by a hormonal imbalance. Typically, it is a lack of estrogen that causes not only dryness, but in more extreme or long term cases, vaginal atrophy. Vaginal atrophy or Atrophic vaginitis also causes changes to the cells of the vaginal lining, causing them to be more thin and fragile resulting in teething and bleeding. There are other causes for vaginal dryness such hormones such as dehydration, stress, medication side effects such as birth control, antihistamines, and autoimmune conditions such as Sjogren's syndrome.

When you have vaginal dryness you are more susceptible to urinary tract infections due to the lack of protection that the lubrication provides. The natural lubrication of the vagina helps to keep bad bacteria out and without it the normal flora of the vagina can become imbalanced leading to more frequent urinary tract infections. However, many women experiencing vaginal dryness have all the symptoms of a UTI (urinary tract infection) without any bacteria present. Symptoms such as increased urgency, frequency, burning and itching with urination can all be due to the dryness of the vagina. This makes things pretty uncomfortable down there.

What can you do about it? Many women utilize hormone replacement therapy either systemically or vaginally. There are many options for hormones replacement including natural bio-identical hormones to traditional hormone replacement therapies. Estrogen is the most common hormone to help vaginal dryness. There are products that are made just for the vagina and vaginal dryness. Talk to your doctor about which one would be right for you.

Other things to consider are hydration levels, make sure you are hydrating and drinking enough water that your urine is light straw colored to clear. Minimize stress as stress affects many systems of our body including hormones and can lead to vaginal dryness or exacerbate it. Take a look at your medications to see if any of those could be contributing to dryness. In all cases consulting your Naturopathic doctor can provide you with the most comprehensive and individualized treatment plan for your individual situation.

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Hysterectomy – A Case Against Female Castration

Are you considering getting a hysterectomy? I've had one, and it was the worst experience of my life. My goal here is to help you to understand what I went through before and after having a total abdominal hysterectomy.

Please note that I am not a physician or a surgeon, but I am a casualty of hysterectomy, and this is my attempt at helping you to not become a casualty as well.

Many- SO many surgeons will not tell you the real stuff – and so, here goes!

First, I'll let you know what was going on with my case, and how I came to the person that I am today – due to the adverse effects of hysterectomy.

I had been fighting endometriosis and fibroids for years. My gynecologist said that a hysterectomy would solve all of my problems. Instead, my entire life has changed for the worst in every way imaginable!

The excitation of not having painful, heavy periods was incredible! What I did not know was that endometriosis can still grow outside of your uterus, so please do your homework if you are seriously considering having this life-ruining surgery done. Continue reading for my personal experience. It has been 15 years, and the nightmare is STILL ongoing. These things could likely happen to you.

1 . Swollen from head to toe. My belly hurt terribly, and I looked like I was 8 months pregnant. They give you something to wear around your belly to help the swelling go down, and you are told that, “everything will be back to normal in about 6 months.” Um, nope, did not happen.

2 . It's almost impossible to walk upright for 2-3 months. I could not pass urine without begging some picture on my wall to let the fountain flow- for what seemed to be forever. (I do not think that the picture answered, for which I am actually grateful.)

Now, if you just love having immediate, intense hot flashes, horrific insomnia, depression, and anxiety .. then by all means – have the surgery! Do you love it when your hair falls out in extreme proportions even after the, “Oh, it's just from the shock of surgery” phase? Then yep, go for it. My hair is now at 1/4 the amount that I previously had … and people have commented. Humiliating to say the least.

3 . For so many women: No matter how well you eat, or how much you exercise, the weight does not come off. What they fail to tell you is that your uterus holds all of your other organs and bones (ribbs) in place. When you no longer have a uterus, your organs drop until your ribs are sitting directly on top of your hips. No more waistline! I do not know many women who would like to gain 50 lbs.

4 . You may end up wearing a catheter due to urinary retention. Imagine the fun of having urine sloshing around in an odd bag strapped to your leg. Be sure to wear baggy pants at work. Ah, yes, it's a super fun time.

5 . If you figure out the right bio-identical hormones, your insurance will usually not pay for them. I tried the oral pills which were covered, but did not do any good. So, the next step was creams that are compounded. Usually a month's worth is hundreds of dollars. The creams have helped with the hot flashes and insomnia a bit, but I'll never have my body back. I'm still anxious a lot of the time … boy do I wish I had someone to tell me about all of this! NOTHING replaces the estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone like your own body. Sadly, they left one ovary in because it would, “wake up and produce the hormones as if you never had a hysterectomy.” Mine never woke up, and for an even more fun experience, the ovary became riddled with endometriosis..it appeared “strange” and needed a biopsy which means another invasive surgery. They had to take the entire ovary. I went to sleep believing that I had “possible bowel and ovarian” cancer, and woke up to,

“Good news! You do not have cancer, but your organs were stuck to your pelvic wall, and some other organisms.

Adhesions is a fancy medical word for scar tissue – which coincidentally was caused from hysterectomy. The bigger problem is that the scar tissue had to be dissected to free my organs. This leads to even further scar tissue..and so on.

Now, the hormone problem is even worse. I recently paid a whopping $ 2,000. for a “bio-identical hormone specialist” which was supposedly to cover “free office visits for a year!” He overdosed me on progesterone, caused the fun weight gain to become worse, and conveniently did not return calls since he had my money.

6 . Get ready for a diminished, or non-existent sex drive, and a painfully dry vagina; devastating to say the least. For a select few (if ovaries are not removed), this is not a problem. Is it worth trying though? If you are a gambler of your life and body … well, nevermind, just say NO!

Please, please, do not get a hysterectomy unless you have cancer, and / or there is an absolute threat to your life, and there are no alternatives left.

Hysterectomy, and Oophorectomy (removal of ovaries) will ruin your life! It's not just me, there are numerous women with which I have spoken that regret having a hysterectomy. There is no way to “Put it back.” Please do not go through what so many women have – just because your doctor says so. Research everything that you can. Get a second and third, and fourth opinion. Women have committed suicide due to the consequences of having a hysterectomy!

If I had it to do over again, I would seriously never, ever even think of it as an option. I would go in to have other less-invasive surgeries many times over. Hysterectomy is a serious surgery. Please do your homework. Yes, I am begging. Do not be Deceived – Hysterectomy is FEMALE CASTRATION!

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PMS – Healthy Ways to Handle the Symptoms

Pre-menstrual syndrome or PMS as we usually name it, is a phase that almost every young female adult and woman go through each month. Studies show that around 85% of women around the world experience physical and emotional symptoms associated with PMS every month; and 3% to 8% of them go through some extreme forms of physical and emotional stress. PMS is usually experienced a week or two before the menstrual cycle starts.

Symptoms of PMS:

PMS is no fun! The symptoms associated with PMS variants from a range of physical to emotional changes –

• Incessant food cravings
• Mood Swings
• Headache
• Muscle cramps
• Lower backache
• Fatigue
• Mild depression
• Bloating
• Breast swelling and tenderness

These are some of the most common symptoms that women complain about during PMS.

Factors leading to PMS:

There is no specific reason understood as to why women suffer PMS before every menstrual cycle; however, there may be a number of factors attributing to PMS –

Hormonal changes – The levels of estrogen and progesterone rise and fall before / during the menstrual cycle
Chemical changes – Ovarian steroids modulate activity in certain parts of your brain associated with PMS.
Lifestyle changes – You may experience extreme forms of PMS if you lead an unhealthy lifestyle. Smoking, alcohol consumption, drinking too much caffeine, lack of vitamins and minerals in the diet are some factors.
Overweight and lack of exercise – It is often found that obese women go through higher levels of PMS. Also, physical inactivity leads to PMS.

Healthy ways to treat PMS:

Follow a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly to get your PMS over control –

Smaller meals – We often feel bloated during our PMS days. So, it is advisable to take meals in smaller portions for 4-6 times over the day. You'll feel less bloated and full.
Limit Salt and Sugar – It is our craving for salty and sugary food that increases especially during this time. Limit sodium intake to prevent fluid retention and the feeling of bloated out. Excess sugar (candies, cookies, jams & jellies, pies, cake, sweets) leads to rapid fluctuations in blood sugar thus aggravating moodiness and irritability.
Increase intake of complex carbs and fibers – Whole grains and legumes, brown rice, fruits and veggies work towards enhancing your mood and control unhealthy cravings.
Say no to cravings – Often to lift our mood and get rid of physical stress, we crave packet food rich in unsaturated fats and processed carbohydrates like chips, cookies and processed cold cuts. These tasty snacks lead to over-eating and upsetting our digestive system.
Calcium intake – Calcium-rich diet is anyways an essential nutrient in a women's diet. However, during PMS, increasing calcium intake in diet has been shown to reduce mood swings and depressions, fluid retention and pain. You might also consider taking some calcium supplements under doctor's prescription.
Limit caffeine and alcohol – These days you might have to think twice before filling that mug with your favorite coffee. Or you might have to do with a glass of juice or mock at one of those parties. Caffeine and alcohol has proven to increase stress and tension while worsening PMS pain.
Exercise daily – Enjoy aerobics and cardio training (running, jogging, brisk walking or swimming) these days. These exercises set the pace of your heart that easing anxiety and stress. It also helps maintain your weight during this phase.
Relax – Take some time out for yourself and treat yourself to a spa or massage day. Relax your body and it will make you feel way better.
Spend quality time – Good company works wonders on emotional stress. Spend some time with your friends or loved ones. Do what you like doing the most and you'll end up forgetting half of your PMS symptoms.

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Natural Remedies for Hormonal Problems in Women

Hormonal problems are something that a woman can face at any stage in her life. The hormones play a very important role in the functioning of the body as well as the many processes going inside your body. Hormonal problems occur when the secretion of hormones get imbalanced, which implies that either the secret gets increased or decreed. However there are many natural remedies for hormonal problems in women which you will find very helpful. Some of the effective remedies are given here:

Chaste tree

This is one of the most popular and used herb for treating hormone related problems. Chaste tree acts on the pituitary gland in the brain, normalizing the release of both follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). It has a great effect on the imbalanced cycle as it would shorten a cycle that has continued for a longer period than natural and in the same way, would lengthen your short cycle. It has also been found very effective for stimulating the emotional repercussions of PMS, as it reduces the weariness and irritability as well as takes good care of symptoms such as spotting, sore breasts, painful or missed periods as well as painful ovulation. Premenstrual acne can also be treated by this herb. Apart from all this, chaste tree has also been found very effective for treating excess of estrogen.

Shatavari

This is a great herb with effective action as a regenerative and restorative agent on the female body. It helps in balancing the female hormonal system. Shatavari nurishes and cleansse the blood and can take care of your complete reproductive system, thus improving, your fertility, libido, as well as lactation. This herb is also effective in decreasing stress and relieving you of pain caused due to hormonal problems.

White Peony

When used with licorice, this herb acts as one of the best natural remedies for hormonal problems in women. Some of the major hormonal problems which this herb can take care of are: fibroids, irregular periods, painful periods, heavy periods, endometriosis, as well as high level of estrogens and androgens. This herb also works as a relaxant of muscles, and is known for improving memory also.

Calendula

This herb, with a detoxifying action, is a great way to regulate the female system of reproduction and can also relieve you of painful periods while also curing the excess of estrogen. This has also been found to have a great remedying effect on the digestive system, while also strengthening your immune system and curing acne, which hormonal imbalance can cause.

Ladies Mantle

No matter what hormonal problem you are facing, painful periods, endometriosis or painful periods, this one herb is going to efficiently treat them all. It can also stimulate the menstrual flow in the event of a missed period.

Pasque flower

Hormonal problems can cause a lot of pain to you in your reproductive system. This herb has a strong and effective anti-spasmodic and analgesic action, which can help you in getting relieved of the pain during periods or ovulation. This herb also acts as a great tonic for a soothing action on your nervous system, helping you when you are feeling depressed, emotional or exhausted.

In addition to above herbal remedies to cure hormonal imbalance among women, there are certain golden rules for women such as proper sleeping pattern, nutritious food, light exercises, avoiding caffeine, toxins and polyunsaturated fats and consuming enough supplements.

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Nutritional Needs While Breastfeeding

When you are breastfeeding, your nutritional and calorie needs will increase because your body is using more of the nutrients you consume for the production of breast milk. You will notice that you easily become hungry and your desires for food increase. So, you need to feed well in order to get enough nutrients and calories for the proper functioning of your body. Some experts are of the opinion that nursing mothers need better nutrition than they do during pregnancy. This is because the quality of the food you consume while breastfeeding determines not just the quality of your breast milk but also how quickly you achieve your pre-pregnancy body.

Increasing you calorie intake

You need to increase your calorie intake up to 400 to 500 calories per day. This is because the process of breast milk production takes a lot of energy. Increasing your calorie intake will help to improve your energy level. Some foods that will boost your calorie intake include whole grain bread, apple, fat-free yogurt, banana, peanut butter, melon, berries, oranges, plums and other complex carbohydrates foods. You should avoid snacking on junk foods. They contain only empty calories that will do more harm to the body rather than improving your calorie intake.

It is not important to be on a special diet. You should rather concentrate on eating healthy foods that enhance milk production. Your diet plan should consist of balanced diet. It will be good to include a variety of foods such as fruits, whole grains and vegetables in your diet plan. This will help to change the taste of your breast milk. In other words, your baby will get different tastes of breast milk which will help him or her to start eating solid food quickly.

Taking more fluid

As a breastfeeding mom, you should always try to remain hydrated. Check the color of your urine and take more water if it becomes yellowish. It is a sign that you are becoming dehydrated. It is good for you to take up to 8 glasses of water per day. If you can not count the number of times you drink per day, then you have to make sure that you drink water when you are breastfeeding your baby. Babies normally breastfeed up to 8 times per day and by drinking when breastfeeding your baby, you will be able to take up 8 glasses of water in a day.

Foods to avoid

Do not take sugary juices and drinks. They can make you add more weight. It is also not good to take too much caffeine when you are breastfeeding because it can get into your milk milk and keep your baby awake.

Alcoholic beverages are not good for nursing mothers and so you have to avoid them as well. This is because they are not good to your baby. If you want to drink alcohol, then you should opt for baby formula rather than breastfeeding.

You should also avoid seafood with high mercury content. Typical examples of such foods include king mackerel, shark, tilefish and swordfish.

Taking supplements

If you think that you are not getting enough vitamins and minerals, meet your doctor. He or she may prescribe supplies for you.

Taking care of the nutritional requirements of your body is very important as it will not only help your baby to get good nutrition through you but it will also help you to stay healthy.

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Lose Weight While Breastfeeding

Weight gain during pregnancy is recommended because it is good for your developing baby. Now that you are nursing your baby, you will definitely want to lose weight while breastfeeding and regain your pre-pregnancy shape. Here are some tips to apply that will enable you to lose weight while you are breastfeeding your baby.

Breastfeed your baby

Exclusive breastfeeding is a veritable means of burning excess fat. Your body produces milk using the nutrients you consume. This process requires a lot of energy, meaning that more fats and calories will be burnt down for more energy to be released to the cells of your body for their proper functioning. Breast milk also contains fatty acid. These fats that would have been stored in your body are given out through breast milk for the nourishment of your baby. Breastfeeding in other words help you to cut down extra pound.

Eat balanced diet

Your breastfeeding period is not a time to go on a diet or to start fast in order to lose weight. You may feel that you are eating more than you should. There is nothing wrong with that. You will easily become hungry because more fats are burnt down and the nutrients that are used to produce breast milk needs to be replaced quickly. In order to make sure that you are well nourished, you should consume a balanced diet and snack more on fruits and vegetables. This will ensure that your body obtains all the essential food ingredients, vitamins and minerals from the food you eat.

Drink enough water

If you want to lose weight while breastfeeding, it is important that you drink enough water. First, taking much water will help to keep you hydrated because you are giving out huge quantity of water through breast milk. 50% of the content of breast milk is made up of water and so you need to replace the lost water by drinking enough water.

Engage in some exercise regime

Doing some exercises will also help you to reduce weight and regain your pre-pregnancy shape while you are breastfeeding. Regular exercise improves the metabolic process of your body and helps you to obtain lean muscles easily. So, you should add exercise in your post pregnancy plan. The type of exercises to do depends on your health status. Strolling around or doing some form of yoga is a good option for you. You can discuss with your doctor or a fitness expert to advise you in this regard.

Have time to relax and reduce stress

Being stressed up while breastfeeding can make you to add more weight. More stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline are produced by the body when you are stressed. These hormones reduce the rate of digestion; increase your heart rate and decrease circulation of blood to digestive cells. This will make you to gain more weight. It is, therefore, important that you avoid stress when you are breastfeeding your baby.

Following the above tips will enable you to lose weight when you are breastfeeding.

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Health Benefits of Breastfeeding

Many medical professionals including the American Academy of Pediatrics advise nursing mothers to breastfeed their babies at least for six months due to the numerous health benefits their babies will derive from their breast milk. Breastfeeding also gives some health benefits to the nursing mothers. The breast milk is highly nutritious. It contains disease fighting substances that attack germs and foreign bodies in the body of the baby. Beside, breast milk is rich in vitamins. Here are some of the health benefits of breastfeeding:

Breastfeeding fights illnesses

The immune system of a baby has not functionally become active. The breast milk contains enough disease fighting substances such as the secretory immunoglobulin A which is contained in huge amount in the first breast milk produced several weeks following delivery (colostrums). Secretory immunoglobulin A acts as the immune system of the baby and keeps the baby safe from germs and illnesses. Studies have shown that breastfed babies are less vulnerable to illnesses such as meningitis, ear infections, lower respiratory illness, stomach viruses and others as compared to the babies that are not breastfed or adequately breastfed.

Breastfeeding advances cognitive development

The results of numerous studies conducted on the relationship between breastfeeding and cognitive development have proven that children who were breastfed exclusively (without including any other foods) experienced enhanced cognitive development than other children fed with other foods such as baby formulas. Breast milk contains enough fatty acids which according to medical experts enhance cognitive development.

Breast milk prevent SID and other health conditions

SID is an acronym for sudden infant death syndrome. It has been discovered through various studies that exclusive or partial breastfeeding helps to reduce SID. It is also believed that breastfeeding reduces the risk of certain cancer and diabetes. However, more studies are required in order to establish this fact beyond doubt.

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of obesity

Obesity or overweight is now on the increase even among children. American Academy of Pediatrics advises nursing mothers to breastfeed their babies as it lowers the risk of obesity in the babies. Studies have been carried out on the relationship between obesity and breastfeeding and it has been discovered that babies who were breastfed are less likely to become obese or overweight in later age.

Benefits of breastfeeding to the nursing mother

Some of the benefits you will get from breastfeeding include the following.

Losing pregnancy weight

Breastfeeding is a veritable means through which you can lose pregnancy weight easily and quickly. This is because it helps you to burn calories quickly. Beside, your breast milk also contains fat. As you are breastfeeding, your baby is taking some of the fats stored in your body. Oxytocin which is a hormone that helps to bring back the uterus to its normal size before pregnancy is released more during breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding reduces uterine bleeding

Many experts recommend breastfeeding as a veritable means of reducing uterine bleeding after childbirth.

Breastfeeding lowers risk of certain cancers

Based on studies, breastfeeding will help you to reduce the risk of certain type of cancer such as ovarian cancer and breast cancer. However, more studies are required in order to explain appropriately how breastfeeding help in decreasing risk of cancer.

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Relationship Between Breastfeeding and Sleep

It is very important for you to understand the relationship between breastfeeding and sleep. Having a deep understanding of breastfeeding and sleep relationship will help you to know the right time to breastfeeding your baby. If you feed your baby at the right time, it is more likely that the baby will be stimulated during the day and sleep soundly at night. Your breast milk contains substances that serve your baby's need at each time of the day. Ingredients that stimulate your baby during the day and those that help your baby to have a sound sleep at night are contained in your breast milk. Given this, you can turn breastfeeding to your advantage as a nursing mother. All you need is proper timing.

There are three major ingredients contained in your breast milk, which induce and relax your baby's central nervous system. They also and enhance sound sleep in your baby. The concentration of these ingredients in your milk varies through the day. Researchers of the University of Extremadura discovered that the concentration of these ingredients especially the nucleotides was higher during the nighttime than during the day. This explains why your baby sleeps more at night.

Your breast milk contains a wide range of hormones such as prolactin, cholecystokinin, oxytocin and melatonin. These hormones play a vital role in relaxing you and your baby. Melatonin was undetected during the day in a sample of breast milk examined by the researchers. But they detected it during the night. The researchers were surprised to discover this but they were not able to explain the reason for that. It could have nature's own way of putting your baby to sleep during the nighttime.

Another research conducted in the University of Western Australia also shows that breast milk contains ingredients that cause babies to sleep soundly at night. As discovered by the researchers, the concentration of fat in your milk is high during breastfeeding and it continues to increase 90 minutes after breastfeeding.

Based on the above discoveries, experts recommend that you feed your baby with fresh breast milk. If you express your breast milk, you should not store it in order to feed your baby later on. The concentration of the ingredients in your breast will change. This will affect your baby's behavior. For example, feeding your baby with milk expressed and stored in the refrigerator for a few hours can make the baby to keep awake during the nighttime due to changes in the concentration of breast milk content.

Dr Cristina, the lead researcher in the University of Extremadura likens feeding a baby at night with breast milk expressed and stored for hours to giving a person coffee at night. This is so because it contains both substances that abnormally sleep at night and others that stimulate activity in your baby during the day. The concentration of substances that stimulate your baby during the day will be higher in breast milk expressed and stored for hours.

Breastfeeding your baby directly from your breast rather than expressing it remains a veritable means of relaxing your baby. However, if breastfeeding from the source is not possible for you, you can express your milk and feed your baby with that. However, as suggested by Kate, you have to store the expressed milk in a refrigerator and then feed your baby with it during the next day at the time it was expressed.

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Abnormal Bleeding After Pregnancy

Waiting for the baby to be born during the nine months of pregnancy is not quite an easy thing. The woman's body normally undergoes a lot of changes, not to mention all the anxiety, stress and emotions.

Once the baby is born and pregnancy ends, a completely new life starts for you. When it comes to vaginal bleeding, lochia is something that follows birth. This discharge helps the body eliminate all the supportive tissue left in the uterus.

There is nothing for you to worry about. However, sometimes bleeding after pregnancy occurs and even medical treatment may be needed in order to stop the blood flow.

Any abnormal blood loss from the uterus occurring immediately after birth is known as postpartum hemorrhage. After pregnancy, it usually occurs within the first 24 hours after giving birth. It can occur at any point during the first 12 weeks after giving birth.

Signs and symptoms of abnormal bleeding after pregnancy

Making the difference between normal lochia and abnormal bleeding is sometimes a hard thing to do. If you notice the presence of red blood even after a week following delivery, this could be a sign of abnormal vaginal bleeding.

If you notice a presence of fever or chills, this may be a sign of abnormal vaginal bleeding too. Any change in the odor of the lochia is another sign of abnormal bleeding, as normal lochia should not have a bad smell.

If you need to change the sanitary napkin every hour then you are probably bleeding more than normally, another indication of abnormal bleeding after pregnancy. Late postpartum hemorrhage is also possible, occurring even after one month of giving birth.

What causes abnormal bleeding after pregnancy?

After birth, if the blood vessels that supported the placenta do not close off properly, bleeding may occur. Normally the uterus should start contracting immediately after the delivery, closing this way the blood vessels.

If this does not occur, then the blood vessels can not close off properly. Prolonged labor, the use of certain medications during labor and delivery or even too much stretching of the uterus from the amniotic fluid can cause problems.

It can cause problems with the uterine contraction after birth, causing abnormal bleeding. The main problem with abnormal bleeding after pregnancy is the loss of blood. It is a serious and even life-threatening problem if not diagnosed and treated on time.

Other less severe complications include anemia, low blood pressure, etc. If postpartum hemorrhage stops correctly after birth, it can start again at any point during the first month following birth.

Further blood loss is always possible during the first 6 weeks of recovery after childbirth.

Risk factors for abnormal bleeding after pregnancy

Some women have an increased risk of abnormal bleeding after pregnancy than others. Risk factors include:

• Placental abruption,

• Placenta increta, percreta, or accrete,

• Placenta previa,

• Retained placenta,

• Uterine atony,

• Uterine rupture,

• Uterine inversion,

• Lacerations during delivery,

• C-section,

• Using medications during pregnancy to stop preterm labor,

• Using medicines to induce labor,

• Prolonged labor,

• Quick labor,

• Getting general anesthesia during C-section,

• Obesity,

• Preeclampsia,

Gestational hypertension,

• Chorioamnionitis,

• Disseminated intravascular coagulation,

• Willebrand disease,

• Having had abnormal bleeding after pregnancy in the past,

• Being Asian or Hispanic, etc.

How is abnormal bleeding after pregnancy treated?

First of all, it is very important to identify abnormal uterine bleeding occurring immediately after delivery. Once diagnosed, the doctor or midwife will try stimulating uterine contractions by massaging the uterus and trying this way to stop the bleeding. An administration of synthetic oxytocin is also recommended. Synthetic oxytocin is a hormone that promotes uterine contractions.

If these methods do not help and the bleeding is not controlled, a compression of the arteries that supply the uterus is the next step. Checking the uterus for any cuts, tears, or retention of any pieces of the placenta is also a must, which could be causing a continued loss of blood after pregnancy. Hysterectomy and laparotomy are necessary in cases when no other conservative treatment methods have worked to control the bleeding and stop it.

Prevention of abnormal bleeding after pregnancy

Often problems during pregnancy or during delivery and after childbirth can be preceded by a close monitoring of the pregnant woman. Regular ultrasound examinations and physical examinations can identify any problem. It can also prepare the healthcare provider and you for any complications. However, it is not always possible to identify bleeding after pregnancy or prevent it.

A close monitoring of the woman for the first hour following birth is a must. This way your doctor or midwife will be able to identify and treat the abnormal bleeding on time. As mentioned, if not diagnosed and treated on time abnormal bleeding after pregnancy is a life-threatening condition. This is especially true if the bleeding occurring immediately after birth. Luckily, this kind of issues after pregnancy occurs rarely.

Only 1 to 5 women of 100 women may develop it after pregnancy.

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Reviving The Lost Sex Drive When There’s A Female Lack Of Desire

A recent research study recommends that close to two of three women aged 23 to 63 are struggling with a loss of interest in sex, likewise known in female health issues as Sexual Desire Disorder.

With female lack of desire and women's health news when a lady loses her sex drive, it's not just an emotional state of mind going on.

The loss of a woman's libido is the most common sexual setbacks among women no matter what age.

Different factors may be attributed to an absence of libido and drive in females consisting of:

– Interpersonal relationship issues contracting of partner performance issues.

– Absence of psychological fulfillment in the relationship.

– The birth of a child can be a temporary setback in women lack of libido.

– It may be while being a caretaker for a sickly loved one can reduce sexual desire.

Socio-cultural or career elements including task tension, peer pressure, and media images of sexuality can negatively influence libido.

Low testosterone also affects sexual drive in both men and females.

Testosterone levels peak in ladies in their later twenties to early thirties and steadily decreases up until menopause , when the stated level drops significantly.

Female lack of desire and women's health news about mental illnesses or medical problems such as depression, or medical conditions, such as endometriosis , and thyroid disorders, tell us more about the effect a woman's sexual drive both mentally and physically.

Medications such as antidepressants (consisting of the new generation of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs ), blood pressure-lowering drugs, and contraceptive pills can lower sexual drive by reducing testosterone levels or affecting blood circulation.

With female lack of desire and women's health news on many matters, age is likewise an element given that androgens fall consistently in females as they age.

Because women's loss of libido is triggered by a combination of psychological and physical aspects, more than one treatment technique is generally required for how to increase libido and to heal the issue.

As quickly as the factors triggering low libido have actually been identified, potential treatment options might consist of:

– Sex treatment and / or relationship counseling.

– Sexual issues usually affect both parties in a relationship and need to be gone over together or individually with a psychological health professional.

– Sexual health issues caused by medications can be corrected by a change of prescription.

A various formula or non-hormonal birth control techniques may be recommended if an oral contraceptive is presumed as the perpetrator in reducing testosterone levels.

Addressing Underlying Female Health

Previously I discussed women's life confidence and the role it plays on all-around women's health issues.

Medical problems adding to female lack of desire and women's health news about low libido might need surgical treatment, such as the elimination of agonizing fibroids or medication.

– Use of vaginal estrogens.

– In post-menopausal ladies, vaginal dryness may be treated with vaginal estrogen creams.

– Testosterone treatment.

No hormone or drug has been authorized by the FDA to treat female lack of desire and women's health news and young women's health tells us more about sexual health problems in ladies.

Many gynecologists recommend off-label uses of testosterone treatment for females with low sexual desire to bring back testosterone to regular (pre-menopausal) levels.

In addition, a number of therapies for how to increase libido, including testosterone tablets or skin patches specifically developed to deal with female sexual problems, are currently being studied in hopes of getting FDA approval in the near future.

Initial studies have shown that the patch significantly improved both sexual desire and fulfillment compared with place among post-menopausal women who had their ovaries eliminated.

Ongoing Medical Research

The third phase of medical trials of the testosterone spot involving several thousand females around the world is currently concluding and the results should be published quickly.

For the very first time, this research study looked at the impact of the testosterone spots in naturally menopausal females, along with those who have actually gone through surgical or early menopause caused by chemotherapy or removal of their ovaries.

It likewise helps explain why numerous supplements claim to be efficient in treating female lack of desire and women's health news even in other areas.

Due to the fact that expectations play such a large role in sexual desire, over the counter items may declare that they're effective, although it's probably just a placebe result.

In the last few years, suddenless, the introduction of anti-impotence treatments has encouraged more research study to dig much deeper into the reasons for sexual health problems among both ages of women and with the guys, too.

Current medical advances yield more helpful therapies and reliable treatments to put the lust back into the lives of more couples.

The female lack of desire and women's health news about loss of sexual desire is the most typical sexual health problem among ladies regarding regardless of age.

(Please note, I suggest searching the web to learn more about other women's health issues that may lead to sexual health problems later, since expectations play such a large function in sexual desire.)

To success in love and life!

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Common Young Women’s Health Issues In Today’s World

Been a lot of talk of making it easier to paradoxically both specify and generalize patients, where populations are divided by gender, then by age.

Statistics and medication have always had some ties with one another in Western medical perspective, with the numerical analysis, about female lack of desire and women's health news.

By even more demographics, all in an effort to discover out which groups are most likely to develop which health problems.

At the very same time, the numbers are utilized to examine whether medication would be effective on a large adequate size of the population to be beneficial.

Each sector of the population goes through different degrees of scrutiny and research study, with numerous sections showing medical commonalities.

Among these groups would be young women's health issues, female lack of desire and women's health news, and other women's issues, particularly around the ages of 21 to 60 or 70, and now, these days, upwards to, Hmmm (?).

Stress, think it or not, counts among the most prominent young women's health issues in the above-mentioned- ages.

The triggers for tension tend to differ commonly from person to person, however there are a few causes that can be considered typical, regardless of demographic.

Expert careers, family life, public opinions, and adult care can all bear down on a wonderful woman in this age group.

Juggling all these has actually never been easy on any (body), yet some some think that the emotional toll of the internal “household versus profession” dispute puts more tension on young women's health due to expected cultural and social roles.

Statistically speaking, they are more susceptible to stress than other female age, especially in recent years.

As a possible outcrop of female lack of desire and women's health news about tension, conditions such as stress and anxiety have actually likewise been kept in mind.

It is worth specifying that the forms of stress and anxiety and mood condition that occurs to women in the ages are generally not female-specific, such as postpartum anxiety.

Previously I discussed more on being a confident woman today and moving forward in life, and that opened the door for more in-depth considerations.

Among the factors to contribute to the emergingvalence of female lack of desire and women's health news, this issue would be the delicate balance between cultural understandings on female behavior.

– And how it compares and contrasts with career and drive.

– Tears and sobbing are typically viewed as weak points among the business elite.

Those women striving to make positions of power in the service world typically make an effort to reduce natural emotional responses.

Medicine and science both state that sobbing and the release of tears, in small amounts when proper, can really ease a great quantity of tension in females.

In theory, this resemblances how “restorative” striking objects is for men under the very same situations.

Skin care is likewise a significant issue for the age group mentioned above, especially since it does not have the resiliency and strength of youth.

It is an unknown truth that teenage skin is a lot more resistant to outdoor influence than adult skin, along with being more conscious topical treatments.

Time likewise contributions to the lower level of skin care during this age, as career or family issues begin to take more priority over appearances.

There are numerous manner (ins) , I shall say, which a concerned woman of any age can maintain.

The total health of their skin without investing time she might not have, making sure that skin damage does not become a major concern later on in life.

This, late in life can be a mindfulness / psychological reason why female lack of desire and women's health news find that we all need to be conscious to the fact we are constantly healing.

The Course in Miracles states, “Yet there will always be this place of rest to which you can return.”

Next, I'll be discussing the need to bring up threats presented to female health where smoking and lung cancer are concerned.

(As always be sure to search the web for helpful content on things like women's self-confidence for a better life.)

To success and happiness in life!

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Sleep Problem During Pregnancy

Some of the symptoms of pregnancy caused by hormonal changes and other factors can lead to some sleep disturbance or reduction in quality of sleep. However, despite the fact that some of the causes of sleep disturbance during pregnancy is beyond your control, there are certain sleeping tips that you should apply to sleep better during pregnancy. Below are some of the pregnancy sound sleeping tips that you should apply.

Supporting your back and tummy with an extra pillow

You can enhance the quality of your sleep by putting a pillow between your legs. This will not only make sleeping by the side easier, it will also provide support to the lower back. If you are suffering from indigestion also known as acid reflux, you should try to raise your torso with a wedge pillow. By sleeping with a wedge pillow, which raises your torso up, you will bring the gravitational force against the movement of the stomach acid up to the esophagus.

Going on the right diet

There are some foods, which induce sound sleep. You should meet with a dietician to recommend such foods for you. Your dietary plan should include foods rich in carbohydrates such as crackers and bread. You should also consume protein-giving foods. They will do you many good and help you to have sound sleep. This is because protein foods prevent hot flashes, bad dreams, headaches and help you keep your blood sugar levels in balance.

Drink lot of water

You should drink enough fluid in order to avoid dehydration. However, it is recommended that you drink more water during the morning hour. Do not drink much water during evening. As you know, pregnancy is associated with frequent urination that leads to more bathroom breaks during the nighttime. This implications that you have frequent sleep interruption that is not good for a sound sleep . Therefore, if you drink more water during the evening time, it will make you to urinate more frequently during the night.

Stop smoking and alcohol consumption

Nicotine contained in cigarettes and alcoholic beverages are not good to your baby. But they can also cause impaired sleep. Although alcohol can quickly induce sleep but it is a diuretic and so it will disrupt your sleep. Nicotine will keep you awake because it is a stimulant. You should also avoid or reduce your consumption of any other diuretic drinks or drinks that contain caffeine.

Do not over eat

Avoid eating too much or consuming spicy or acidic foods for dinner. The ideal is to eat small portions frequently. You should also eat at least one hour before going to bed.

Do exercise

Regular exercise will do you some good and help you to have sound sleep.

Have a good sleeping environment

Your mattress and bed should be good and comfortable. Make sure that you dress your bed properly and that your bedroom temperature is normal so that you will have comfortable sleep.

Have a good sleeping schedule

Practice sleeping and waking up at a particular time.

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A Woman’s Confidence – Female Medical Issues And Moving Forward In Life

Being a confident woman means you realize we all look back and wish did some things differently. You, like everyone else, made a choice you currently are sorry for since, sometimes you were worried about stopping working, or prospering.

Maybe it's the “truths” you took into consideration transformed out to be perspectives or justifications, as well as, there is no way to expect exactly how you will really feel in the future.

Is it feasible for being a confident woman making certain particular choices would certainly not have made you a better woman of confidence compared to you now?

– I do not like the idea of ​​thinking, “Live your life without being sorry for certain things.”

– I do not believe having remorse over, “Should of,” or “Would of,” and Could, “done it differently is the reason you did not excel in one area of ​​your own life.

– I believe aiming to live your life without looking back is the way to go.

Otherwise, it will certainly make you extra crazy with time, or embarrassed at on your own when your mindembers with the various choices you made that you currently believe was foolish.

We All Have our Regrets

You, like everyone else, made a choice you currently are sorry for.

I mean wishing you did some things differently, due to the fact that, hey, you were worried of falling short.

Or maybe it was fear being successful, and the “realities” you took into consideration transformed out to be justifications or point of views.

Just as well, there is no means to being a confident woman and forecasting exactly how you will definitely feel in the future.

Like I said, but in a different way, it can be feasible that making a decision would certainly not have made you better compared to who and what you are today.

With all the women's health issues recommendations and conscious self-confidence suggestions around nowdays, it's very easy to get overloaded and miss out on one critical action.

That would be, acting on just what is required for your over-all wellness, self-confidence degree and physical health and wellness.

If you never ever take action you will not excel to being all you can be in this occasion reliably challenging troublesome world at times.

Let's Take Some Action Today in your Life

In a previous discussion we looked at female lack of desire as a confidence issue and women's health news on smoking health issues for women of all ages.

You understand, I must say that, I simply enjoy seeing wonderful self-confident women on top of their potential, and it drives millions of us men to turn our heads and take notice.

Simply by taking action even in your thinking, your inner thoughts, that you need to move forward in life, is the first step to yet being more efficient and being a confident woman.

The Course in Miracles states, “Yet what you do not realize, each time you choose, is that your choice is your assessment of yourself.”

Most of women's health advice will tell you today's female medical issues are curable and treatable, suddenless, so it is extremely important for a woman of confidence to be well-informed.

The Course in Miracles further states, “There is a deep responsibility you owe yourself, and one you must learn to remember all the time.”

Being a confident woman means concern yourself with the possible health and wellness risks that you might experience and methods to stay clear of or offer treatment for these illness.

This is a wellness worry that several women's health problems experts are so concerned with.

Serious more and more these days is cancer cells that even more, as well as even more researchers, are improving on the finest methods to protect against or deal with many diseases that only 10 years ago were not curable.

As a confident woman , follow this message today and you'll see that it is vital to understand and get answers to today's women's health questions.

For even more information on today's female's medical issues and being a confident woman, browse the Internet, or do not be shy to consult with a specialist regarding exactly what worries you.

The self-assured woman today can make positive personal transformations by taking advantage of her genuine self-confidence that adapts to the New Age movement of women, and their self-worth today.

(I like to suggest searching the net for other helpful material on how a woman with no dreams for the future can TODAY become a stronger confident woman.)

To success and happiness!

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Top Women’s Health Questions Today And Issues Women Face

There is no doubt that when an individual discusses issues women are facing and the problems challenging female medical issues, the very first health complication that a person can think about would be breast cancer.

It is can be thought about as one of the most dreaded diseases among women's health advice, along with ovarian cancer and contracting sexually-transmitted diseases.

Based on the stats which were launched by the Center for Disease Control, there are many issues women face with more ladies dealing with other kinds of female medical issues that can threaten their life.

The majority of women's health problems are curable, however, so it is very important for women to be knowledgeable about the prospective health dangers that they may encounter and ways to avoid or provide remedy for these diseases.

– Cardiovascular disease & stroke

In the figures released by CDC, and average of 329,238 women die from heart-related diseases every year. According to the Women's Heart Foundation, there are eight million females in the United States which are currently struggling with heart problem.

The high variety of deaths among ladies with heart problems can be attributed to that the death of a heart is two times more than what a male can experience.

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Alarming with Stroke

In the past, stroke-related deaths were connected more to males than that in women. Based on statistics, an estimated number of over 2.8 million annual deaths amidst ladies all over the world are caused by cerebrovascular illness.

– Cancer

This is a health concern that many women health specialists are so worried about. Grave is cancer that more and more studies on the best ways to treat or prevent such disease are being launched each year.

Cancer in general is thought about as another life-threatening disease among ladies.

Breast cancer is typically the most well-known complication that is straight linked among women, there are other types of cancer advancement that affects women's health problems every day.

In the very same research study from the CDC, 69,078 females pass away from lung and bronchial cancer every year. Breast cancer has caused the death of 41, 116 yearly deaths among females in the previous years.

There is likewise a high probability amongst females from ages 25 and older to develop melanoma or skin cancer.

Add to that, every year, 26,000 ladies in the country are detected with ovarian cancer, making it the 4th deadliest cancer among females.

With the medical advancement in cervical cancer vaccination and the growing awareness among ladies with regards to the importance of annual Pap Tests, the number of cervical cancer cases is starting to decrease in the current years.

– Chronic lower respiratory illness

Breathing health problems which occur in the lower lungs are jointly described as persistent lower breathing illness. When a person faces pulmonary illness, persistent bronchitis and emphysema, is typically displayed.

Research at CDC, 68,497 say that ladies die annually from these breathing illnesses as the danger elements are more extreme in women than in men.

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Questions Answered

Previously I discussed how a woman with no dreams for the future can TODAY become a stronger confident woman.

– Alzheimer's illness.

In nations within Europe and Asia, Alzheimer's illness is more prevalent among ladies and this problem has caused an average of 51,039 deaths every year.

The higher threat factor concerned Alzheimer's illness can be attributed to the lowered levels of estrogen amongst ladies once they reach their menopausal phase.

– Diabetes

Studies from the American Diabetes Association, state that 9.7 million ladies in the United States alone are experiencing diabetes and has caused approximately 38,581 yearly deaths.

Asian-American ladies, African-American females, Latinas and Native American females even have greater dangers of establishing this health issue compared to American females.

– Influenza and pneumonia

Females with weak senior ladies and immune systems are susceptible to pneumonia and influenza. There is a projected variety of 34,949 deaths every year which are connected to these illnesses as issues women face.

– Chronic kidney disease

Menopause and diabetes play vital functions in the incident of kidney illness among issues women face.

As brought forth by the research study team at Georgetown University, ladies have greater potential to contract kidney disease once their reproductive organs terminate to secret hormone testosterone.

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The Information Strengthens

– Septicemia

In January 2009, news was spread out around the world relating to the death of Brazilian design Mariana Bridi da Costa . Septicemia has actually contributed to 1.5% of issues women face with annual death in the United States.

It can be thought about as one of the most dreadful female medical issues and diseases among women, along with ovarian cancer and contracting sexually-transmitted illness.

The high number of deaths among women with heart illness can be associated to the reality that the casualty of a female heart is twice more than exactly what a guy can experience.

The Concern over Breast Cancer

Again, breast cancer is usually leads the way as issues women face and for women's health advice, as the most popular issue along with other types of cancer development that affects females every day.

Included with women's health questions it can be answered that, every year, 26,000 ladies in the country are identified with ovarian cancer, making it in the top five deadliest cancers among females.

According to CDC, 68,497 when concern issues women face, ladies die every year from these female medical issues as there are quite a few different risk aspects that are more extreme in women than in men.

(Please note I also suggest searching the web for more helpful material on other related women's life confidence issues.)

To a healthy and happy you!

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All You Need to Know About Antenatal and Childcare Options

Not all the countries or the regions will have many options for antenatal, postnatal and childcare options. But on another side, there are a few places that has immunity of medical facilities that can help the newbie parents to efficiently care for their child both before and after his birth. A woman starts pampering herself from the day one she comes to know about her pregnancy. She starts considering many factors like public or private? Whether an obstetrician or a general practitioner? Birthing center or home birth? All these questions start coming to her mind as soon as she comes to know that one more life is growing in her own body.

Amidst all the factors, the major matter of concern is considering the antenatal care and childbirth options. But from where to start is one of the biggest questions. We have compiled the most prominent options for women's healthcare during her pregnancy that can suit you, your needs and your budget as well.

Who do you want to care for you?

Midwives

The midwives are the health professionals who are involved in providing specialist care, education and support during pregnancy, birth, postnatal and the early parenting period. The process of midwifery includes the detection of complications in mother's and baby's health, the references to the other specialists and the initiation of necessary emergency care.

Additional to the complete birth care, there are many other services that are offered by the midwives. Let's have a look at the services below:

  • Preconception health
  • All medical care for antenatal
  • Childbirth education
  • Well-being during pregnancy ie nutrition, exercise and support
  • Information and knowledge about birthing options and the effects of the drugs that are used in labor
  • Expectations and anxieties
  • Postnatal care for mother and child including infant feeding and settling.

The newbie parents can also consider hiring independent midwives that can be employed privately for any aspect of pre or postnatal care from childbirth education. Other reasons behind hiring independent midwives for shared maternity care can be the postnatal care of the mother or baby, feeding advice, sleeping and settling techniques.

Obstetricians

They are the doctors who are specialized and trained enough in the techniques related to the childbirth. He is the one who will look after all your medical needs during your pregnancy and can cater for all types of pregnancies cases involving low and high risks. If you're also looking for maternity care under an obstetrician, try finding out about him in detail to contact them at the time of need and also to know the hospitals they're admitting rights to. And for the people who do not have any preferred obstetrician, they can ask their GPs ie general practitioners for the reliable references and the maternity hospitals where those childbirth specialists are providing their services.

Will you see the same obstetrician or midwife at each appointment?

Your core antenatal and childbirth specialist will always work together as a team with other medical practitioners. Even the doctors and midwives are allowed to sleep and have days off. While making your final choice, keep a check on the top obstetricians or the midwives you are likely to see and how often it's all that important to you.

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