A heart attack affects men and women in the same way, but the different sexes experience the symptoms differently. Many women even dismiss the symptoms. Cardiologist Dr. John Ryan talks about why women’s symptoms are different, what symptoms women should look out for and why women shouldn’t dismiss heart disease as just a man’s health concern.
For women over the age of 40 looking to get pregnant, it is important to start working with a fertility specialist sooner than later. The treatment options available become more limited as we age, so finding the right doctor to help with conception can be a crucial step in your fertility plan. Dr. Kirtly Jones speaks with fertility expert Dr. Erica Johnstone about helping women over 40 become pregnant.
A daughter’s first period marks her entry into womanhood. For a lot of parents—mothers in particular—this is also a time of new anxieties and concerns about their child’s health. Dr. Cindy Gellner explains what’s normal, what’s not, and what to expect now that your daughter has had her menarche.
Keeping our bodies strong and conditioned goes well into our later years, and is especially important for those over 50. A strong physical body can help reduce illnesses and provide independence so you're able to do the things you want to do. Strength and conditioning specialist Gina DiSera joins this episode of 7 Domains of Women's Health to talk about the importance of strength training for women and how a strong physical body affects each of the seven domains of health.
Mindfulness practices can help with stress, depression, and anxiety—but research has shown that they can also help with physical conditions. Trinh Mai with University of Utah Health's Resiliency Center explores the treatment of chronic stress through mindfulness practices and how it can help manage health conditions like chronic pain, blood pressure, and heart disease.
Research from the University of Utah and Planned Parenthood shows evidence that the hormonal intrauterine device or LNG-IUD is an effective option for both long-term and emergency contraception. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones speaks with Dr. David Turok and what his team’s research means for women and OBGYN practice.
You’ve been good about family planning, You’ve had the children you want, when you want. You’ve always used birth control, but when can you stop? For most women, it is when they enter menopause, but some birth control methods can make it difficult to tell when you are menopausal. OBGYN Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explores the different types of birth control and the steps women can begin to take to get off birth control when they’re ready.
6,000 women in the United States enter menopause each day. One-third of all women in the United States will be postmenopausal by 2020—most are baby boomers. Menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, can last as long as fifteen years and can cause significant distress. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains hot flashes triggers and relief.
Did you know women who have had vaginal births and female paratroopers both have an increased risk for pelvic prolapse? This condition is caused by a stretching of the supports of the uterus and cervix and means they can drop into the vagina. It can be painful and uncomfortable. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones and Dr. Jan Baker talk about what to do if you think you may be experiencing prolapse and how you can get treated.
Thirty percent of women ages 40-50 have an overactive bladder: more bathroom breaks during the day, urgent trips waking you up at night. According to women’s specialist Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones, there are a few reasons for an overactive bladder, but this is normal. Find out what could be causing your frequent trips to the bathroom and how to reduce your need to go.