Archive for the ‘Women’s Health’ Category

What is galactorrhea

Posted on October 31st, 2012 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

A. Galactorrhea literally means “flow of milk.” It refers to milky discharge from the nipple of the breast not associated with the normal lactation of nursing. Galactorrhea usually occurs from both breasts. It also may be associated with absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea). Read the rest of this entry »

Women and Bone Disease Osteoporosis, Part 2

Posted on May 11th, 2012 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

In addition, adults also need somewhere between 400 and 800 international units, or IU, of vitamin D each day. Vitamin D is the key that unlocks the door that allows calcium to leave the intestine and enter the bloodstream. Read the rest of this entry »

Women and Bone Disease Osteoporosis, Part 1

Posted on May 11th, 2012 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

“Drink your milk — it makes your bones strong!” How many times did we hear that growing up? What’s even harder to swallow than all the milk they pushed on us is the idea that our mothers were some sort of osteoporosis visionaries. Read the rest of this entry »

Iron Deficiency in Women

Posted on June 28th, 2011 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

Iron deficiency is much more common in women than in men because of monthly menstrual blood loss. When iron loss is sufficiently great, anemia develops; this in turn causes many symptoms, including physical fatigue. Read the rest of this entry »

A Mother’s Place

Posted on February 10th, 2011 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

The backlash against the backlash has begun. If you are thinking and breathing, you may have noticed the high-profile “go home” campaign recently foisted upon working mothers by a slew of baby-care experts, conservatives and others. Finally, a few good moms have fought back, planting their perspectives on so many bookstore shelves that not even the most harried salaried mom could miss them.

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Make Yourself Comfortable

Posted on February 3rd, 2011 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

Work can be back-breaking sometimes. When you’re pregnant, it can be doubly so, since you have another, perhaps more natural, bundle weighing you down as well. You can certainly still work during pregnancy, but you want to make sure that you also commit yourself to the more short-term job of nurturing your baby.

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Stretch Marks

Posted on January 13th, 2011 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

Stretch marks, those lovely red-and-blue zigzagging lines that pop up throughout the nine months of pregnancy, are experienced by approximately 70 percent of pregnant women. Stretch marks develop on the hips, abdomen, and breasts, and they often itch. Itchy skin occurs most commonly on the breasts and belly.

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