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Coping with Endometriosis Pain Sep 4th, 2019

If you have endometriosis, or overgrowth of your uterine lining, you may experience uncomfortable symptoms, such as pelvic pain, painful intercourse, and severe menstrual cramping. These symptoms can range from mildly annoying to life-disrupting. At Abundant Life Healthcare, we can help you find pain relief. Endometriosis can’t be cured, but...

Are Fibroids Normal (And What Can I Do About Them)? Aug 14th, 2019

Fibroids are extremely common, especially in women in their 40s and 50s. You just may not know how common they are because much of the time, fibroids cause no symptoms. And, once you pass through menopause, the fibroids shrink. In some women, however, fibroids cause symptoms that seriously disrupt life....

Menopause and Mental Health: How This Hormone Shift Affects Your Head Jul 22nd, 2019

Menopause happens at a time in your life when you may be under stress due to aging parents, empty nests, and your own process of getting older. Add to it the hormonal shifts caused by decreasing levels of estrogen and progesterone, and your mental health may suffer. Hot flashes, night...

How to Prepare for a Scheduled C-Section Jun 4th, 2019

C-sections are the second most common operation in American hospitals. That doesn’t mean your experience is any less nerve-racking or special. You may have a scheduled C-section because you’ve had one in the past, and this is the safest way to deliver you baby. C-sections can also be scheduled if...

Knowing Whether Hormone Replacement Therapy Is the Best Solution to Your Menopausal Symptoms May 21st, 2019

If you’re a woman, you’ll likely go through menopause – the change in life when fertility ends and your period ceases. You may have watched your mother struggle with symptoms such as hot flashes, foggy memory, and frustrating weight gain. You’re discovering there are aspects of menopause she didn’t discuss:...

The Importance of Maintaining Bone Strength as Your Age and How to do It (pegged to next month's Nat Apr 16th, 2019

Your bones act as the structure for your body. They form the foundation for your joints and protect your brain, heart, and other internal organs. Muscles anchor to bones, and bones release minerals, particularly calcium, into your body for cells to use. Pay attention to the health of your bones...

Preparing Yourself For Birth After Months of Pregnancy Mar 1st, 2019

Pregnancy is a time of excitement and questions, but it’s nothing compared to the thrill of delivery. Preparing yourself for the arrival of your bundle of joy can fill you with joy, but also with apprehension and self-doubt. Every birth process is unique, so you never know quite what to...

5 Common Causes of Pelvic Pain Feb 8th, 2019

Pelvic pain is defined as discomfort or nagging or sharp pain that occurs anywhere below your belly button and above your legs. Many different conditions can cause pelvic pain – even digestive distress and menstrual cramps. Often though, pelvic pain is a sign of a serious issue that needs to...

Things You Should Know Before Choosing a Birth Control Jan 14th, 2019

Dozens of types of birth control are available, and the choices can be confusing. With differing levels of effectiveness, side effects, and degrees of convenience, you should ultimately make a choice in birth control that reflects your family goals, life schedule, health, and beliefs. No one form of birth control...

Suffering from Fibroids? Learn About Your Treatment Options Dec 6th, 2018

About 20-80% of women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 50. Fibroids are most common in women in their 40s and early 50s. Not all women with fibroids have symptoms, which is why the statistics are so broad. Women who do have symptoms often find it difficult to...

How Menopause Can Affect Your Everyday Life Nov 16th, 2018

About 20-80% of women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 50. Fibroids are most common in women in their 40s and early 50s. Not all women with fibroids have symptoms, which is why the statistics are so broad. Women who do have symptoms often find it difficult to...

3 Facts You Should Know About HPV Oct 18th, 2018

HPV, or human papillomavirus, is incredibly common, with more than 79 million Americans carrying at least one of the more than 200 strains. You may associate HPV with genital warts and cervical cancer, but in many cases, HPV causes no symptoms at all. Approximately 40 strains of HPV are spread...

Can I Still Get Pregnant If I Have Endometriosis? Sep 14th, 2018

Endometriosis describes a condition that affects women of reproductive age. It occurs when the same tissue that lines the inside of the uterus grows outside onto other pelvic organs, including your Fallopian tubes, ovaries, outside of the uterus, the anus, and the vagina.Endometrial tissue acts just like the tissue inside...

Summer Heat and Hot Flashes: Tips for Survival Aug 15th, 2018

Menopause has the legendary ability to make a grown woman sweat. As many as 75% of women suffer from hot flashes as a result of the hormonal changes of menopause. The heat exacerbates your discomfort, so while going outdoors may help in the cooler months, you can’t just open a...

Pap Smears Jul 30th, 2018

Why More Women Are Choosing the IUD for Birth Control Jul 6th, 2018

IUDs or intrauterine devices are one of the most effective birth control devices. Women are flocking to the option because it’s effective, can protect you for years, and you don’t have to think about it – no pills to forget or patches to replace.IUDs are small, T-shaped devices inserted into...

9 Tips for De-stressing During Pregnancy Jun 21st, 2018

Pregnancy can be an exhilarating time filled with joy, hope, and expectation, but for many women, it’s also a time of increased worry, strain, and stress. It’s only natural to worry about your baby’s health or fret over an endless to-do list with a looming deadline, but it’s important to...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Chronic Pelvic Pain May 18th, 2018

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Chronic Pelvic PainLong-term pelvic pain can stop you in your tracks. Many women in the United States suffer from pelvic pain that lasts six months or more. Some women try to deal with the pelvic pain on their own before seeking medical attention. But don’t go...