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Antibiotics abuse, a Common Cause of Vaginal infection

Antibiotics abuse, a Common Cause of Vaginal infection

Women's health
Antibiotics are used to treat infections by using them to kill off and inhibit the growth of bacteria. But they will of course disrupt the normal pH of the vagina environment which is supposed to be slightly acidic – within 3.5 and 4.5. According to Ask Alice! - a Columbia University resource, inadvertently these antibiotics while used for treatment, destroy also healthy bacteria, thereby leaving you susceptible to infections. While it is normal to have some bacteria living within and around the vagina, certain microorganisms are not supposed to be found there experts say. Thus a lady can have vaginal infections due to the activities or presence of unwanted bacteria, fungi or viruses. Some of the infections have become so common, and statistics so far show that for instance, about three
Cervical Cancer – Check out that Infection, Get protection

Cervical Cancer – Check out that Infection, Get protection

Women's health
Victoria Haruna Cervical cancer is one of the few human cancers known to be directly caused by HPV. Most people who contract this infection try to get rid of it themselves not knowing what it is, and how serious it can get. About one per cent of the population that gets infected has persistent infection that can last over five years. Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of female cancer after that of the breast, according to experts. Cervical cancer arises from the cervix. It is due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Early on, typically no symptoms are seen. Later, symptoms may include abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, or pain during sexual intercourse. While bleeding after sex may not be serious, it may als...
Sexual Problems More Common Among Young Women After Heart Attack

Sexual Problems More Common Among Young Women After Heart Attack

Health & Life, Women's health
Impaired sexual activity and sexual function problems are more common among young women than men in the year following a heart attack, finds a study published in JAMA Cardiology, Sexual Problems Comes after Heart Attack in Young Women. Sexual Problems Comes after Heart Attack in Young Women Almost 20 percent of acute myocardial infarctions, also known as AMIs - or more universally as heart attacks - occur among people between the ages of 18-55 years, and one third of these people are women. While most younger adults who experience a heart attack are reported to be sexually active before the event, little is known about sexual activity or sexual function of those patients in the period following a heart attack. Previous studies have shown women to be less likely than men to receive co
How to Get Rid of Dandruff

How to Get Rid of Dandruff

Fashion Health, Health & Radiance/Beauty, Women's health
Gabriel Ifinnwa Have you ever had dandruff, with its white or oily flakes, all over your hair, shoulders and clothes (usually with an itchy scalp) .Indeed, you probably know that it can be a little embarrassing. Also, you might have an enviable hair that is thick and shiny and a wardrobe that is fashionable. But if you have dandruff, all of that may go unnoticed. Instead, the focus may be on those flakes lingering on your scalp.This is especially true for kids, teenagers and even adults who may already be self-conscious about their looks, Getting Rid of Dandruff. Getting Rid of Dandruff Dandruff is a common skin condition that causes white or grey flakes of skin to appear on the scalp and in the hair. It is probably the world’s most common hair problem. It is a common scalp disorder,
Mama’s Milk Leads to Healthy Growth in Children

Mama’s Milk Leads to Healthy Growth in Children

Children's Health, Women's health
Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants. It has a nearly perfect mix of vitamins, protein, and fat, and indeed everything your baby needs to grow. It's all provided in a form more easily digested than infant formula. Breast milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria, Mama's  Milk - You Need Know More. Making the decision to breastfeed is obviously a personal matter. It could also be influenced by health conditions, the decision of your healthcare providers, friends and family members’ opinions. Health professionals strongly recommend breast feeding begins within the first hour of a baby's life and continued as ‘often and as much as the baby wants.’ Mama's  Milk - You Need Know More Methods of Breastfeeding Exclusive: It is an infant's c
ELYSEEWOMAN – Supplement for a Healthy and Happy Woman

ELYSEEWOMAN – Supplement for a Healthy and Happy Woman

Women's health
With the economic meltdown in Nigeria visibly taking its toll on the quality of living among the population because of the skyrocketing cost of everything that supports meaningful existence, it will appear that ELYSEEWOMAN - Supplements for Healthy, Happy Women, a brand of multivitamin from the stables of KCH Consumer Healthcare Limited, currently enjoys an indispensable status on the breakfast table of the womenfolk across the country. ELYSEEWOMAN - Supplements for Healthy, Happy Women Since its launch into the Nigerian drug market a little over a year ago, ELYSEEWOMAN has gradually but steadily gained popularity among major pharmacies and drugstores including strategic drug markets across the country . Mr. Morgan Nwanguma, Head, Corporate Communications, KCH Group, who dropped th
Painful Vaginal Penetration- Causes and Treatment

Painful Vaginal Penetration- Causes and Treatment

Women's health
When a woman's vagina muscles squeeze or contract when something (penis, tampons, etc) is entering into it and it feels slightly uncomfortable and painful, it is a sign of a genito-pelvic disorder called Vaginismus Painful Vaginal Penetration- Causes and Treatment. Vaginismus sometimes called vaginism is a condition that affects a woman's ability to engage in vaginal penetration, including sexual intercourse, manual penetration, insertion of tampons or menstrual cups, and the penetration involved in gynaecological examinations (pap tests). This is the result of an involuntary vaginal muscle spasm, which makes any kind of vaginal penetration painful or impossible. Depending on the force, vaginismus symptoms range from minor burning sensations with tightness to total closure of the vaginal...
Harmful Substances in Cosmetics, Personal Health Care

Harmful Substances in Cosmetics, Personal Health Care

Amazing Health Discoveries, Fashion Health, Health & Life, Health Issues, Latest Health News, NEWS, Women's health
Harmful Substances in Cosmetics: Did you know that over 60% of what you put on your skin, the largest organ on your body gets absorbed into your blood stream? And unlike your kidneys and liver that act as your body’s filter, the skin is all on its own. 95% of the chemicals in most commercial cosmetics and personal care products are made from harmful substances. This is because it appeals more to the eyes of the consumers and also would sell real fast. It is important to check the ingredients listed on cosmetic and personal care products before you buy. Quite a number of the so called ingredients are harmful and may rank among causes of skin cancer and few other health problems. Below are some of the ingredients to watch out for: Parabens: Parabens are synthetic preservatives us
Pelvic Pain and Women – Nature, Causes and Remedies

Pelvic Pain and Women – Nature, Causes and Remedies

Women's health
The Pelvis is that part of the body below the tummy, which houses other organs in it. Parts of the body that can be found in the pelvis include the bowel, bladder, womb (also known as the uterus) and ovaries. Pelvic Pain Pelvic pain refers to pain that emanates from anyone of the aforementioned pelvic organs. Sometimes, pelvic pain comes from your pelvic bones that lie next to these organs, or from nearby muscles, nerves, blood vessels or joints; there are many factors that may induce pelvic pain. Pelvic pain over the years has been observed to be more common in women than in men. But we shall be focusing here on pelvic pain in women. What Factors May Lead to Pelvic Pain? When pelvic pain is being discussed, it is important to know what form it takes. According to research, pelvic pai...
Causes of female infertility

Causes of female infertility

Women's health
Infertility will occur in a woman if there is a failure in the process or if the requirements are either in short supply or substandard. Today we shall be discussing causes of female infertility according to these failures or substandard or insufficient requirements. Hormonal causes of female infertility Polycystic ovary syndrome: This condition is characterised by infrequent ovulations or complete absence of ovulation, which is known as anovulatory cycles. This is caused by a disorder in the hypothalamus, pituitary (these are organs in the brain) and ovary, from where the egg grows and gets released. PCOS is also linked to obesity, insulin resistance, acne and excess hair growth on the body. Hypothalamic dysfunction: Two of the four hormones responsible for ovulation each month are f...
Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

Women's health
Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to ensure your baby's health and development. It's a convenient, cost-effective, natural way to feed your baby. Breastfeeding is widely recommended as the best way of feeding infants by the WHO, and other leading health organisations all over the world. Healthy mothers should consider exclusive breastfeeding (no formula) for the first six months of life and, if possible, continue until the baby is one year old and beyond. Ideally, solid foods should only be introduced after six months of age. While most new mothers breastfeed in the weeks following birth (called the early postpartum period), less than 15 percent continue to nurse exclusively through six months. But the likelihood of breastfeeding is even lower among some not so well exposed women, as ...
Avoid Alcohol, Expectant Mothers Told

Avoid Alcohol, Expectant Mothers Told

Women's health
Expectant mothers have been advised to stay away from beer and other alcoholic drinks. This is because its potential negative impact on growing foetus can lead to birth defects. According to Prof Tola Atinmo, a  nutritionist at the University of Ibadan, it is better for a woman, especially expectant mothers, to abstain  from alcohol before conception, and throughout pregnancy. This, he explained, is because an  embryo’s liver cannot process alcohol like  an adult’s. “If a mother to be’s blood alcohol level is over the limit, so is that of her foetus  and a foetus’s liver isn’t prepared (as a mother’s is) to process that much alcohol. The bottom line is that abstinence is best,” said Prof Atinmo. He warned that pregnant women who take alcohol risk giving birth to a child with a
Mother’s Vitamin D Levels Can Affect Baby’s Dental Health

Mother’s Vitamin D Levels Can Affect Baby’s Dental Health

Women's health
A correlation between an expectant mother's vitamin D intake during pregnancy and her baby's dental health has been identified. Babies need vitamin D for healthy growth and development. It helps them build strong, healthy bones and teeth. Babies who don’t get enough vitamin D are said to have a deficiency. If the levels are low enough, they are at risk of getting rickets, a disease that affects the way bones grow and develop. Babies born to women with low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy may be at increased risk for tooth enamel defects and early childhood tooth decay, Canadian study says. Vitamin D regulates calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood in two ways: by promoting their absorption from food in the intestines and the re-absorption of calcium in the kidneys. Analyzing t
Endometriosis: Between Medical Experts And Scientific Understanding

Endometriosis: Between Medical Experts And Scientific Understanding

Women's health
"Endometriosis poses a danger in making the women’s world to go on extinction if the menace is not arrested soon.” The good-looking, brilliant and soft-voice wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo said this in her keynote address as a Special Guest of Honour at the luncheon of Nordica Media Merit Awards 2016, held at the Endo Gala Night & Fund Raising Dinner, on Saturday April 9th. All over the world, an approximation of 89 million women has endometriosis, according to the Endometriosis Association, a research and advocacy group.Forlornly, many women have become their own pain manager for years, due to the gap between medical experts and scientific understanding. “Why is the gap so huge between scientific understanding of the disease and the treatment people ar
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to Schizophrenia in Offspring

Smoking While Pregnant Linked to Schizophrenia in Offspring

NEWS, Women's health
Smoking during pregnancy is known to increase the risk of numerous health problems for offspring, including birth defects and infant death. Now, researchers suggest it may also affect a child's mental health, increasing their risk of schizophrenia. Researchers say preventing smoking during pregnancy could reduce schizophrenia incidence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2011, around 10 percent of women in the United States reported smoking in the last 3 months of pregnancy, despite the health risks it poses for mother and child. Expectant mothers who smoke are more likely to have a miscarriage and placental problems, and babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy are at greater risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, birth defects, suc...