HELLP syndrome is a life-threatening condition affecting pregnant women. It stands for Hemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes, and Low Platelet Count. This article discusses causes, signs, and symptoms.
With the discovery of this "elixir of life" came anabolic steroid abuse, treatments for those suffering from low testosterone, and research into the effects of testosterone on the developing fetus.
Endometriosis can ruin the quality of life of any woman who suffers from it. However, making changes in the diet may prove to alleviate the symptoms.
Dealing with a late or missed period and positive you're not pregnant? You're not alone! Read on for clues to why your period is MIA and that pregnancy test is a BFN.
You ever wonder why some people act the way they do? Hormone levels influence human behavior. In men, Testosterone is the primary hormone.
Genetic testing is often recommended to women who have abnormal first trimester screening tests, for women of advanced maternal age, and for those considered high risk for certain genetic diseases.
Everyone has heard of the herpes virus, but did you know there are 8 different strains of the virus? This article discusses these different strains as well as their transmission.
If you suffer from severe period cramps, you need to read this article and see a doctor. Find out what may be causing the pain.
Having researched extensively to try to help my partner with endometriosis I'm here to share what I have learnt.
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services estimates that of all women by the age of 50 - 70 percent Caucasian and 80 percent African American suffered from uterine fibroids.
Extremely fatigue, depression, and reduced libido are common symptoms of low testosterone (or "low T"). Read my story to discover how you can overcome this very serious condition.
Thinking of making the switch to a menstrual cup? You'll be glad you did! It's healthier, more comfortable, and you'll save both your money and the environment!
My PMDD (pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder) was debilitating. After making some changes to my lifestyle, my symptoms have reduced dramatically. Here's what I did to ease my symptoms.
The subject of how to avoid pregnancy has many myths attached to it, so if you don't want to get pregnant, here are the things you need to know. Let's dispel those myths right now.
While there are women who are fine with taking contraceptives, others prefer natural solutions for shortening their periods.
Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and contain clear or yellow liquid while pimples are caused by bacteria and contain white pus. Learn more about the differences between herpes and pimples—with photos for reference.
Taking a test during your menstruation isn't fun. However, it's unavoidable for many girls and women in high school and college. It's important to prepare for both the test and the icky part.
Cervical cancer is a killer of women in the reproductive age. It's incidence is declining in developed countries, thanks to health education and proper screening methods. Unfortunately, it is still common in developing countries.
Nausea is one symptom of perimenopause, the beginning phase of menopause. Here are some ways to relieve perimenopausal nausea and feel better.
Sometimes, the vagina gets a bad name. This article sets the record straight with facts about the inherent beauty of this part of the female anatomy.
As men age, the incidence of BPH and prostate cancer rises. Beta sitosterol, a common plant phytosterol, has shown remarkable promise in reducing BPH and fighting prostate cancer.
Many think that Monistat burns because it's healing, but that's untrue. There are other painless cures that don't burn at all. We'll go over your other options in detail in this article.
The key to surviving breast cancer is early detection and treatment. By giving yourself a breast exam each month, you will notice if there are any changes in your breasts.
For some women, perimenopause and lactose intolerance go hand-in-hand. Learn what causes lactose intolerance and how to reduce the symptoms.
If you've ever had a "cold sore," you have herpes. Ever had the chickenpox? Yup, herpes. Got shingles? HERPES. There is far too much stigma associated with this very common, treatable condition.
Do you know your hCG numbers at 16 days past ovulation (DPO)? In this article, I discuss a study that examines the relationship between hCG numbers and pregnancy viability.
Menstrual cups offer a healthier, more comfortable, more environmentally friendly, and cost-effective alternative for women who are sick and tired of disposable pads and tampons.
Many women are worried unnecessarily when their hCG levels do not double within 48 hours. Here are four sources demonstrating that hCG levels can rise more slowly—and still be within the normal range.
You should really know the facts about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to protect yourself, your children, and live the best life you can, sickness free. More than 50% of women in the US have these symptoms and don't believe that there's any way out, but there is!
There are many birth control options out there. This is my experience with Tarina Fe 1/20 birth control pills: the pros and cons and how it worked for me.
Are you being diagnosed with a blighted ovum? Don't worry about how far along you are or your hCG levels. Your doctor needs to be monitoring the size of the gestational sac.
Is there a connection between estrogenic activity and popular soy foods like tofu, tempeh, edamame, and soy milk? Research suggests soy has health implications for both women and men. Includes a chart with isoflavone levels in popular soy foods.
There are many causes for itchy bumps on the vagina. The fear of STDs is understandable, but quite often there is another explanation for these symptoms. Read on for help diagnosing your symptoms.