Don’t live with painful periods

Don’t live with painful periods

We’ve all been there—painful period cramps send us running to the medicine cabinet in search of something to take the pain away. For the majority of women, the pain is mild and only lasts a day or two. For others, severe, life-stopping cramping can start up to a week before a period even begins and bring everyday activities to a grinding halt.  For these women, painful periods that are characterized by backache, and extreme cramping that comes and goes is known as dysmenorrhea.  No, I didn’t sneeze, but it’s pronounced “dis-men-uh-ree-uh”. It just means, basically, an abnormally painful period. (more…)

“Irritable” Over Bowel Troubles

“Irritable” Over Bowel Troubles

Talking about your bathroom habits with your doctor may not be the most comfortable task you have to face.  But you can take comfort in knowing that you aren’t alone.  Many women face changes in bowel habits, or have unresolved abdominal pain– and never even realize what the problem really is.  Believing they have a female or reproductive problem, many women seek out the advice of their gynecologist.  It is estimated that nearly 50% of all abdominal pain complaints seen by women’s physicians are directly related to one common problem—Irritable Bowel Syndrome. (more…)

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