Bacterial vaginosis, just as the name suggests, is a bacterial infection of the vagina as a result of a bacterial infection. It is important to understand how this infection arises for the simple reason that there are two types of bacteria in the vagina.
Childbirth is an incredibly phenomenal experience, and carries with it the excitement of bringing forth new life. For a period of nine months, a woman looks forward to the day she will meet the child who has been growing inside her.
Endometriosis is a common condition that occurs when the cells found in the uterine lining are found in different parts of the body such as the bladder, the ovaries, the bowels and even inside the tummy.
Excessive menstrual bleeding, medically referred to as menorrhagia, is an abnormal condition that is characterized by unusual heavy bleeding usually over a long period of time.
Hot flushes make up one of the most common symptoms of menopause and perimenopause in women. While menopause refers to the cessation of menstrual periods, perimenopause refers to the period when the ovaries start to produce less of the female hormones.
One of the concerns that many new moms have is whether their breast milk supply will be adequate. While most mothers produce adequate breast milk for their babies, a good number of moms struggle to get enough milk.
For many couples across the world, all it takes for conception is unprotected sex on a regular basis. For others, however, this is not all it takes as many couples struggle to conceive owing to fertility challenges.
For pregnant women, one of the key milestones revolves around reaching one’s delivery date and the anticipation to meet the new bundle of joy continues to build up. Going through the nine months brings along with it fatigue and lack of sleep.
Leukorrhea is a medical term that refers to the presence of vaginal discharge whose color ranges between white and yellow, and is usually released in between a woman’s menstrual cycle. The discharge may also be produced during pregnancy.
Mastitis is a term that refers to the inflammation and infection of the breast tissue, resulting in excruciating pain that impacts the process of breastfeeding.
Menstrual bloating/swelling is a common occurrence in women who are in their reproductive age. This discomfort is attributed to fluid retention, a common factor owing to the fluctuating levels of hormones in the body.
Menstrual periods are a normal occurrence for many women. For some however, the menstrual cycle does not have a regular occurrence so that the periods are either very early or very late with intermittent flow from one cycle to another.
Menopause refers to the period in a woman’s life when her menstrual period stops. This is a natural process that usually occurs between 45 and 50 years. Menopause occurs because the ovaries stop producing the two female hormones, estrogen and progesterone.
Morning sickness refers to the nausea and vomiting that pregnant women experience, usually during early pregnancy.
PCOS, in full, Polycystic Ovary syndrome, is a condition that affects women when the hormones are out of whack. It is also characterized by a high concentration of male hormones (known as androgens) in the body. This condition is common in women who are in their childbearing age
Rashes under the breasts are a common occurrence for many women. This condition is also known as intertrigo, and occurs under the folds of the breast.
Estrogen is a naturally occurring hormone whose purpose is to ensure sexual development in females. It is also responsible for the governing of the menstrual cycle, the normal functioning of the ovaries as well as the growth and development of breasts.
For many people, physical appearance plays a key role in one’s self-confidence. For women, this is even more enhanced by the fact that as they get older, they tend to experience drastic physical changes that may ruin one’s confidence.
Uterine fibroid refer to muscular growths that develop on the lining of the uterus.
Vaginal odor is a common condition, and most women will have to address this problem severally throughout their lives.
Yeast infections are pretty common, and just as the name suggests, they are caused by the overgrowth of yeast. This condition is also referred to as Candida because the causative fungi is known as Candida albicans.