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.
Women entering menopause often begin to experience difficulties sleeping—sometimes for the first time in their lives. Hormonal changes, new life stressors, and hot flashes can all interfere with your sleep. Could a melatonin supplement be the answer? Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Jones explains why sleep can be so difficult for women in mid-life and what you can do to start getting a full night’s rest.
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.
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.
For women over 50, it’s “move it or lose it,” says women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones. Weak bones from osteoporosis or creaky joints from arthritis are more likely to develop with age. The best way to prevent these conditions is exercise. Dr. Jones highlights the importance of exercise in aging women and offer some easy ways to keep yourself moving.
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.