Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Symptoms, Complications, and Treatment Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a women’s health condition that causes hormonal alterations in the body as well as many metabolic issues. Although its root cause is not yet known, it can be attributed to three primary irregularities: hyperandrogenism (high levels of androgens, such as testosterone) ovulatory dysfunction and irregular menstruation polycystic ovaries (ovaries comprised of many tiny follicles secondary to hormonal imbalance and lack of ovulation) PCOS is the…

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Types of Vaginitis

Types of Vaginitis and its Causes, Risk Factors, Prevention, and Treatment Vaginitis is defined as any condition resulting in inflammation of the vagina. Vaginitis symptoms can vary, ranging from asymptomatic to painful. In addition, the condition can be infectious or non-infectious. There are several causes of vaginitis. They can involve bacteria or fungal infections, yet some cases are caused by ingredients found in topical creams and beauty products. In addition, some other conditions can lead to vaginitis,…

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Gynecological Cancer

Gynecological Cancer: Incidence, Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment Gynecological cancer includes any cancerous tumor involving the female reproductive organs. Cancer occurs when abnormal cell growth occurs, leading to rapid overgrowth of other abnormal cells. Sometimes this growth occurs spontaneously, and other times, various risk factors cause it. The following are the most common types of Gynecological Cancers: Uterine Cancer (Endometrial Cancer) Ovarian Cancer Cervical Cancer Vulvar Cancer Vaginal Cancer Fallopian Tube Cancer According to the American Cancer…

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Common Menopausal Issues

Common Menopausal Issues And How to Manage Them What is Menopause? Menopause is a natural biological process that begins when the ovaries stop producing hormones. It is usually officially diagnosed 12 months after a woman’s last menstrual cycle. This natural process is likely to result in some level of physiological change, emotional turbulence, and other signs and symptoms that can last for a few years before the diagnosis. However, rare cases have seen symptoms last anywhere from…

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Breast Cancer in Women

Breast Cancer in Women: Incidence, Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment Although there are several types of breast cancer, it remains a disease whereby cells within the breast grow at an abnormally rapid speed. Most breast cancers develop in the ducts and lobules of the breast; however, they can quickly metastasize or spread throughout other parts of the body, causing further damage and potential risk of death. The stages of breast cancer are as follows: Stage 0, Stage…

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