Conditions of Concern to Women
Overview of Anemia
Anemia is a common blood disorder. It occurs when there are fewer red blood cells than normal, or there is a low concentration of hemoglobin in the blood.
- Yeast Infection
Yeast is a fungus normally found inside your body and on your skin. When too much yeast grows, it can cause infection. Anti-fungal creams or oral medicines are used to treat it.
Most people who have colorectal cancer are older than 50. This type of cancer is also associated with a diet high in fat and calories and low in fiber.
Hypothyroidism is the most common type of thyroid disorder. It means your thyroid gland is not active enough. This tiny gland is found in your neck. If the gland is underactive, it may not make enough thyroid hormone.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is a chronic degenerative joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults. Osteoarthritis causes the breakdown of joint cartilage. It can occur in any joint, but it most often affects the hands, knees, hips, or spine.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) is a disease that causes your body’s immune system to attack its own cells and tissues. It causes periods of inflammation to various parts of the body. It can affect your joints, tendons, and skin. It can affect blood vessels. And it can affect organs such as the kidneys, heart, lungs, and brain.
Nearly everyone has suffered from a headache. This article discusses several types of headache, how they are diagnosed and treated.
How a Migraine Happens
One theory says that migraine pain occurs because of waves of activity by groups of excitable brain cells, which trigger chemicals, such as serotonin to constrict blood vessels.
This often severe, throbbing type of headache is different from other types of headaches in that symptoms other than pain occur with the headache. Nausea and vomiting, lightheadedness, sensitivity to light (photophobia), and other visual disturbances are common migraine symptoms.
Get the Right Help for Headaches
When seeking treatment for headaches, start with your primary care provider.
When the wall between the bladder and the vagina weakens, the bladder may drop or sag into the vagina. This disorder in women is called cystocele.
- Urinary Tract Infections or UTIs
Urinary tract infections or UTIs are infections in any part of the urinary tract. They are a common health problem that affects millions of people each year. Women are especially prone to UTIs.
- Interstitial Cystitis
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is an inflamed or irritated bladder wall. It can lead to scarring and stiffening of the bladder. The bladder can’t hold as much urine as it did in the past. It is a chronic disorder.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain in muscles and soft tissues around the body. It is an ongoing (chronic) condition. It can affect the neck, shoulders, back, chest, hips, buttocks, arms and legs.
Urinary incontinence is the loss of urine control, or the inability to hold your urine until you can reach a bathroom.