From the ovaries, outward, all about female-focused health and medicine.
I have been feeling more under the weather around my monthly cycle lately. Sometimes having bouts of nausea, fatigue, body aches...these symptoms could be confused with the flu or even a virus. However, after some research I found that this is commonly referred to as “Period Flu”. It is not fun being not your normal self for whatever reason so I knew I had to do all I could to feel my best. I have been off my exercise and healthy eating regime that allowed me to lose 50 lbs in the previous year. I have often told myself that this will catch up with me and it has. Luckily ,because “PMS Flu” is treatable with preventive measures and I can hopefully hop back to my normal self every month with some preventive self care.
What Women Should Know About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones, which creates problems in the ovaries. Ovaries make the egg that is released every month during a woman’s menstrual cycle. The effect of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is that the egg may not develop as it’s supposed to or it may not be released as it should be during a woman’s ovulation process.
The Toll Of Period Poverty Throughout Covid-19
Many campaigners are pushing to overcome the financial barrier between girls and menstruation. Let’s take a closer look at what we mean by ‘period poverty’, the impact of Covid-19, and what we can do to alleviate the financial strain that many women are facing.
What is Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Introduction: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones.
The Lamentably Short Life of Kathryn Susanne West
The year was 1985. I remember sitting in the empty and dry bathtub, hugging my knees, and thinking my time was up. I was going to die. I was bleeding internally. It was only a matter of time. I had accomplished little in my short life. Now I probably had only hours to reconcile the meaning of my time on Earth, and hope that I would make it into heaven.
First off, I'll say now that I will always be pro-choice, no uterus no opinion, and will always respect those who are pro-life. I genuinely think that until the day you experience an abortion yourself, you will never understand the emotions, thought processes, planning, rationalities that come up for a person who is in the middle of making that decision. Religion or not, beliefs be damned, you're just not going to get it. It's difficult to describe beyond this, your mind will never have to or ever understand what going there is like, the flip of switches that take off upon hearing "your pregnant" but knowing it’s not your path.
Simple Guidance For You In Endometriosis.
Overview: Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often debilitating disease in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus — the endometrium — develops outside your uterus.
A Menstrual Healing Meditation Helped Me Dig Into a Goldmine of Inner Wisdom
I asked my friend Amy McKeown, a mental health and wellbeing and women’s health consultant who works with organisations to develop employee wellbeing strategies, to lead me in a menstrual healing meditation. She is among the first intake of women training to become a facilitator of menstrual medicine circles, a new healing modality developed by psychotherapists and women’s health experts Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer and taught through their UK organisation The Red School. It involves holding a woman in a meditation and using the power of ‘menstrual cycle awareness’ (MCA) to gain insight and healing across the physical, emotional and psychological layers of her being.
Yoga and Breathing Provide Natural Relief for Stubborn Menopause Symptoms
If you join a conversation with women in their 50s invariably the conversation will turn to menopause. “These hot flashes are killing me!” someone will exclaim, fanning themselves.
Bed, Birth & Beyond
I broke down again. I spent 18 months away from my friends and family. I did this to be with the person I love and he promised it would be different, he promised he would help out more, he promised he would be my emotional support since I would be away from my support network. We moved to a different state, but that may as well have been a different country, or a different planet.
It was my first day in 6th grade and I was ready to make you friends and enjoy my day at school, but I was not ready for the how embarrassing my day would be. I was only 12 but at the age of puberty, and the time when the hormones and changes take place. Mom had told me that I had entered puberty and part of this biological change would be that I would have blood flow every month. She told me what to expect, and explained every woman had to go through it. I asked so many questions, where does the blood come from? Will other people see it? Why, Why?
Let's Talk About PCOS
The idea of the new year has always been something special to me. Regardless of the legitimacy of the new year being a "fresh start", the concept has always seemed to motivate me into focusing more on my self-development, improvement and spirituality. That being said, I've often fallen short on those new year goals — I must have set myself the resolution to learn Spanish every year for the last five years alas I'm still no better a Spanish speaker than I was aged 16.