There are two primary causes of low testosterone in females. One is the normal process of aging as a result of which there is less of testosterone produced in the body. The second is a problem with the pituitary or the adrenal gland resulting in reduced production of testosterone in females. The reduction in the production of testosterone in females starts after reaching menopause. This is the time when the ovaries start to produce fewer hormones. Estrogen replacement therapy is the route to go for management of testosterone deficiency in females.
The color of your period blood is a very important topic because the color of your blood can help you gain some vital health insights into your body. The amount of blood you lose during your period and the color of the blood are all helpful signs that help you understand your health and body better. Let's take a look at the significance of each period blood color.
As you get older, your periods will keep evolving and adjusting owing to regular age-related hormonal changes in the body, as well as life changes such as pregnancy and perimenopause. We take an in-depth look at how your periods change as you grow old - this will give you a better idea of what you should expect in the coming years as well as identify something that might not be quite right.
According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, menstrual cramps are usually not anything to be concerned about, especially if there are no other accompanying symptoms, but they can definitely put a damper on your lifestyle. A majority of women report experiencing period cramps for at least a day or two every month when they menstruate. Also known as dysmenorrhea, period cramps are a normal part of your periods, but they can cause severe discomfort and even hinder your day to day schedule. Here are some tips to have a pain-free period.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding can be worrying. However, experiencing vaginal bleeding between periods is not necessarily a cause of concern. If you are having light blood flow, then it is known as spotting. There are many causes as to why you are having vaginal bleeding in between your periods, some of them include: Hormonal changes, having an injury, or having an underlying medical condition. Read on to find out the causes of vaginal bleeding between periods and what you can do about it.
Many times it has been observed that after marriage, women experience significant irregularity in the length of their menstrual cycle. The hormonal and emotional change that takes place once a woman gets married is believed to be the most common reason behind irregular periods. Read on to find out the causes of irregular periods after marriage.
The age at which women start perimenopause varies from person to person, but you might start to notice some of the signs of progression towards menopause somewhere in your 40s. Menstrual irregularity is the first sign you will start to notice along with some other changes. Menopause typically happens between the ages of 40 to 55. Know how does perimenopause affect your periods.
Bump on the cervix is one such condition in which there are lesions noted on the cervix. These lesions may be polyps or cysts but in some cases they might indicate presence of cancer. A bump on the cervix may be noted on routine pelvic examination or tests conducted for some other abnormalities around the cervical region. This article highlights some of the causes of bumps on the cervix and what can be done about it.
Vaginismus is a condition involving spasm in the muscles of the pelvic floor. Vaginismus makes sexual intercourse, vaginal examination and inserting a tampon extremely painful and difficult. There are different types of vaginismus which can affect women at different ages. The exact cause of vaginismus is not known, it can be linked with fear or anxiety of having sex. The treatment of vaginismus may involve different therapist depending on the cause.
Low sexual drive in females medically is termed as Female Hypoactive Sexual Disorder or HSDD. Studies suggest that about 30% of females in the United States suffer from this condition. The characteristic feature of this condition is lack of or complete absence of sexual desire or fantasies resulting in significant interpersonal distress. This disorder may result in the female having extremely minimal satisfaction with any emotional and physical activity.
Amenorrhea is a condition characterized by complete stoppage or missing of menstrual periods (1). Secondary Amenorrhea develops when a female with normal menstrual cycle stops having her periods for more than six months. Missing several menstrual periods in a row is the primary symptom of secondary amenorrhea. Treating secondary amenorrhea generally varies depending on the underlying cause of your condition. For instance, hormonal imbalances causing secondary amenorrhea can be successfully treated with supplemental hormone therapy.
Breast pain is also known as mastalgia. Mastalgia is classified as cyclical or noncyclic breast pain. Breast pain during menstruation is known as cyclical mastalgia. Noncyclical breast pain is caused by diseases of breast, muscles, rib and sensory nerve. Breast lies over muscle and ribs. Pain caused by muscle and rib diseases underneath the breast is often misdiagnosed as breast pain. The topic covers all disease that causes shooting pain in breast and originates in breast or underneath the best.
Menstrual breast pain is also known as cyclical breast pain. Cyclical shooting breast pain mostly occurs during 2 to 3 days prior to menstruation and continuous during the period of menstruation. Know what causes cyclical or menstrual breast pain, how long does it last, and what is its treatment.
Multiple sclerosis affects women more than men and in fact, women are nearly three times more likely to be affected by Multiple sclerosis as compared to men. Today we take a look at some of the common symptoms of multiple sclerosis in women as compared to men.
Most females are able to cope up with the PMS symptoms with rest and relaxation; however there are some dietary changes that one has to make to calm down the symptoms even further. The dietary changes mentioned in this article if followed diligently can be extremely effective in controlling the symptoms of PMS so that the female can be active and move around even during the times of her periods.
Breast cancer is a type of cancer occurring mostly in the milk-producing glands called lobules or in the tubules which take the produced milk to the nipple. It can also be seen in other fibrous or fatty tissues of the breast. This article discusses the risk factors in the post-operative stage of breast cancer and nutrition in breast cancer.