Women’s Health

Vaginal dryness: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Vaginal dryness: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

What is Vaginal Dryness? Vaginal dryness is a lack of vaginal lubrication. The cervix and the Bartholin’s gland produce lubrication to keep the vagina dry. However, when both these organs do not produce enough moisture, it leads to dryness in the vagina. The lubrication helps keep infections away and make… Read more »

Hot Flashes

Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are often experienced by women after the menopause. It is not a condition, but a symptom of an underlying ailment.  What are Hot Flashes? Hot flashes, also called night sweats occur due to the changes in estrogen levels in the body. It is often seen after menopause. It… Read more »

Morning-after pill

Morning-after pill

Overview of the morning after pill A morning-after pill is a form of emergency birth control. It is used to prevent a woman from becoming pregnant after she has had unprotected sex (without the use of contraception, contraception failure, or cases of rape). Emergency contraception is a high dosage of… Read more »

Emergency Contraception: When to use, Different methods, Side effects

Emergency Contraception: When to use, Different methods, Side effects

Emergency contraception is resorted to by women to prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sex. Also known as postcoital contraception, it can be used if any other contraceptive method has failed. The preventive measure includes the use of emergency contraceptive pills and IUD. When to use emergency contraception? After having unprotected… Read more »

Endometrial Ablation: Why is it Done, Procedure & Risks

Endometrial Ablation: Why is it Done, Procedure & Risks

Ablation is the medical terminology for “Surgical removal of a body part or tissue,” and here we are dealing with excision of the uterus lining, which is known as the endometrium. It’s a non-invasive surgical technique aimed at controlling abnormal uterine bleeding.  Why is endometrial ablation done?  Some women experience… Read more »

Genital herpes: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Genital herpes: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is the most common sexually transmitted infection worldwide, which is caused by a virus known as the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The viral infection is generally characterized by the formation of blisters or small ulcers in and around the genital region. What are the causes and… Read more »

Premenstrual Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Premenstrual Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

What is premenstrual syndrome?  Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to the regular monthly experience of physical and emotional distress in women of reproductive age, usually several days preceding menses.  The symptoms are usually noticed in women between the ages of 25 and 35 years, with up to 85% of women being… Read more »

Home remedies for vaginal odor

Home remedies for vaginal odor

All women are familiar with vaginal odor, and it occurs when the pH of your vagina is disturbed, you have some infection, or you are not taking proper care of hygiene. Discover the home remedies for vaginal odor in this article.  Yogurt – natural balancer  If you want to get… Read more »

Vaginal flora: How to maintain healthy vaginal flora?

Vaginal flora: How to maintain healthy vaginal flora?

The vaginal flora is balanced, just like our ecosystem. The good bacteria dwelling in the vagina naturally contribute to maintaining its health, pH, and hygiene. The primary microorganism is the Lactobacillus species that help to balance the acidity of the vagina. Composition of vaginal flora Lactobacilli – More than 20… Read more »

Postpartum Depression: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Postpartum Depression: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

What is postpartum depression? Many women experience mood swings after having a baby. These constant alterations in mood may prevail only for a few days, known as ‘baby blues’ or may last longer when it is referred to as postpartum depression. You may feel depressed, find it difficult to concentrate… Read more »

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID): Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID): Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is pelvic inflammatory disease? Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a polymicrobial infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and other reproductive organs in women. Worldwide, PID is highly prevalent among sexually active adolescent females, although it can occur at any age. What are the Causes and Risk Factors of pelvic… Read more »

Vaginal Odour: Causes, Treatment & Self Care

Vaginal Odour: Causes, Treatment & Self Care

  It is natural for women to find the foul odor coming out from the vagina very unpleasing. The odor is repelling and needs to be taken care of. The secretion of apocrine glands and other vaginal glands are primarily responsible for this characteristic, odor although there might be many… Read more »

Vaginal Yeast Infections: ymptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Vaginal Yeast Infections: ymptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

What are Vaginal Yeast Infections? Vaginal yeast infections, commonly referred to as vaginal candidiasis is an infection that affects the vagina of an otherwise healthy woman. About 75% of women are affected by this infection at some time in their lives while about 5% of women may have recurrent episodes… Read more »

Menstruation: When to See a Doctor? Duration of the Menstrual Cycle

Menstruation: When to See a Doctor? Duration of the Menstrual Cycle

Menstruation is the medical term given to the vaginal bleeding that a woman goes through every month. The common name is periods.  Why does menstruation happen? Once you enter puberty, your body will prepare for pregnancy every month. The ovaries under the influence of hormones-estrogen and progesterone will help in… Read more »

Hysterectomy: Types, Why it is Performed, Different Techniques & Risks

Hysterectomy: Types, Why it is Performed, Different Techniques & Risks

Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus in women. The procedure is carried out in different ways, depending upon the medical condition and requirement of the woman.  Types of Hysterectomy  Total Hysterectomy In total Hysterectomy, the uterus, as well as the cervix, is removed. In some cases, doctors… Read more »