How early menopause affects women’s health

How early menopause affects women’s health

A condition called primary ovarian insufficiency or POI (previously called premature ovarian failure or POF), affects approximately 1 out of every 1000 teens and adult women between 15-29 years of age.  Around the world, POI affects 1 to 2 percent of women. 

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How diabetes affects women’s health

How diabetes affects women’s health

Blood glucose is our body’s main source of energy which comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy.

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16 Signs perimenopause has arrived

16 Signs perimenopause has arrived

During this time, your ovaries gradually produce less estrogen, causing follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) – which are responsible for growing and developing eggs – to rise and menstrual cycles to shorten. 

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5 common misconceptions about PCOS

5 common misconceptions about PCOS

The condition is not well understood and therefore many women may be getting bad advice from their physicians while suffering needlessly from the side effects of PCOS. 

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A quick quiz on cervical cancer

A quick quiz on cervical cancer

Cervical cancer has a way of subtly sneaking up on a woman.  Often, the first sign she even has it is getting the call from her gynecologist’s office stating she has an abnormal Pap test – the only cancer the Pap test screens for is cervical cancer

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