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Exercise During Pregnancy


What are some of the benefits of exercise during pregnancy Becoming active and exercising at least 30 minutes on most if not all days of the week can benefit your health during pregnancy in the following ways Helps reduce backaches constipation bloating and swelling May help prevent or treat gesta...

August 2011

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Making the Most of Your Health Care Visit


To achieve the best health you need to be an active member of your health care team One way to be involved in your health care is to prepare for and actively participate in your visits with your health care provider This fact sheet outlines steps you can take to get the most from your health care ...

July 2011

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Perimenopausal Bleeding and Bleeding After Menopause


What are menopause and perimenopause Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 1 year The average age of menopause is 51 years but the normal range is 45 years to 55 years The years leading up to this point are called perimenopause This term means around menopause This phase can...

May 2011

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Pelvic Support Problems


What are pelvic support problems The pelvic organs include the vagina cervix uterus bladder urethra small intestines and rectum The pelvic organs are held in place by muscles of the pelvic floor Layers of connective tissue called fascia also provide support These supporting muscles and fascia may ...

May 2011

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Your Sexual Health


What causes sexual problems in women Some common causes of sexual problems in women include the following AgingA womans libido another term for interest in and desire for sex and sexual activity sometimes decrease with age This decrease is normal and usually is not a cause for concern but problems...

May 2011

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When Sex Is Painful


How common is painful sex Pain during intercourse is very commonnearly 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at some time during their lives For some women the pain is only a temporary problem for others it is a longterm problem Gynecologic Problems How common is painful sexnbsp What cause...

May 2011

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Urinary Incontinence


What is urinary incontinence Leakage of urine is called urinary incontinence Some women leak small amounts of urine At other times leakage of urine is frequent or severe Gynecologic Problems What is urinary incontinencenbsp Are there different types of urinary incontinencenbsp What are the symptom...

May 2011

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Uterine Fibroids


What are uterine fibroids Uterine fibroids are benign not cancer growths that develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus They also are called leiomyomas or myomas The size shape and location of fibroids can vary greatly They may be present inside the uterus on its outer surface or within its wal...

May 2011

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Cancer of the Uterus (Endometrial Cancer)


What is cancer of the uterus Normally healthy cells that make up the bodys tissues grow divide and replace themselves on a regular basis This keeps the body healthy Sometimes certain cells develop abnormally and begin to grow out of control When this occurs growths or tumors begin to form Tumors c...

May 2011

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Genital Herpes


What is genital herpes Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease STD Genital herpes is probably best known for the sores and blisters it causes These sores can appear around the lips genitals or anus The place where the sores appear is the original site where the virus entered your body Gen...

May 2011

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