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How Fibroids Can Affect Your Fertility

Those non-cancerous tumors made up of cells and muscle known as fibroids can be a quirky lot. Many women with uterine fibroids have no symptoms whatsoever, and some never even know they have them. Others have painful and heavy periods and struggle with discomfort. With all these disparate situations you may be wondering if and how fibroids can affect your fertility.

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What’s The Solution For Urinary Incontinence?

Have you ever had a great time with friends laughing out loud, but found yourself uncontrollably leaking urine? You might have even thought “I’m too young for this to be happening.”

The truth is urinary incontinence is not just for older women. It can happen to women of all ages during exercise or while laughing, sneezing and coughing. This particular type of incontinence is known as stress urinary incontinence and it is quite prevalent.

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How Menopause Can Affect Your Sleep

If night sweats and day sweats aren’t enough to ruin a normal day, now your clothes seem to be shrinking a bit. At least that’s what you keep telling yourself. Now the knockout punch comes; you begin to realize how menopause can affect your sleep schedule.

Women who have never had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep find that suddenly their rest is disturbed, or they can’t sleep at all. So, what does it all mean, and should you be concerned?

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More Myths About Fibroids

Saying that fibroids are widely misunderstood is an enormous understatement. Since up to 80% of African American women and 60% of Caucasian women have them, and considering how  prevalent they are, misconceptions and myths can lead to one huge confusing muddle for many.

Instead of relying on friends or old beliefs, clear these voices from your head and separate the myths about uterine fibroids from the truth.  

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Why You Should Join The White Dress Project

Let’s just be blunt and ask – when was the last time you wore a white dress? If you are one of the almost 70% of white women and 80% of black women of childbearing age in the U.S. who suffer from uterine fibroids, our guess is  that it’s probably been a very long time.

No one has to tell you why a white dress might be out of the question. Those who struggle with the worst of fibroid symptoms already know why. But here’s the catch: you CAN fight back, and wear white again. Continue reading

Is a Mammogram Painful?

Talk to twenty women who have had more than one mammogram in their life, and you will get several different answers to the question: “Is a mammogram painful?”

Uncomfortable and scary may be a common answer. A few might say painful, but it only lasted a few seconds. Others may say it was no big deal.

Anxiety about the test, your personal pain threshold, and the technician all play a huge part in a woman’s perspective relative to their mammogram

Let’s discover a few tips to reduce any discomfort during a mammogram, and review why a mammogram should be an essential part of a woman’s health plan.

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