Swimming is one of the favorite pastimes of summer, but for many women, there is one downside to this part of the season: yeast infections. There are many factors that can cause women to be prone to yeast infections this time of year, including friction from fabric, prolonged exposure to moisture, and contact with specific types of chemicals. Keep reading to learn a few steps that you can take this summer to prevent the formation of yeast infections. [Read More]
4 Times You May Need A Pelvic Exam
There are several words you never want to hear from a doctor. For those of the female gender, those words include "women's pelvic exam". Pelvic exams are never fun, usually not comfortable, and are generally unexpected, no matter how long it has been since the last. A pelvic exam is when a medical doctor examines the internal and external reproductive organs, usually while a woman is awake. They should be relatively pain-free; however, depending on your circumstances, you may feel discomfort. [Read More]
3 Surgical Procedures For Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids may be small and asymptomatic in many women, but in some instances they can cause significant pain and heavy bleeding, or grow large enough to cause infertility and other problems. If you have problems related to fibroids, there are several surgical options depending on your long-term reproductive goals. Destroying A Fibroid's Blood Supply There are two procedures used to destroy the blood supply of fibroids. In the case of smaller fibroids, the blood supply to a specific fibroid can be destroyed by using different techniques, such as cauterization. [Read More]
Is Your Diet Affecting Your Sex Life?
Is the fire inside being caused by your date or your food? Your diet affects everything going on in your body -- even your sex drive. Some foods might be preventing you from feeling aroused, while others could affect the way you perform in the bedroom. Here's what you need to know about how diet can affect physical intimacy. The Good Chocolate has a reputation for working as an aphrodisiac, and this is no coincidence. [Read More]