Entries Tagged as 'Women’s Health'

Breast Cancer Patients and Physical Therapists

May 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and the American Cancer Society estimates that 182,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Treatment to eradicate the cancer is only part of the process a woman must undergo to battle this illness. Once a woman has had surgery [...]

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What You Can Do About Skin Problems During Pregnancy

May 8th, 2012 · Comments Off

Good skin care is important throughout a woman’s life and shouldn’t be neglected during pregnancy. “Gentle measures” is the prescription from Dr. Sarah Myers of Duke University School of Medicine. Practice gentle skin care. Avoid irritants like harsh scrubbing creams and exfoliators. Avoid hot baths; use warm water. Use emollients liberally. Note that creams are [...]

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Adjusting HRT to Avoid Bleeding. Part 2

April 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Another way of giving hormones is “cyclic therapy.” With this regimen, the progestin component (Provera is the most commonly prescribed progestin) is only given for part of the month; the estrogen may be given daily or for only part of the month as well. More often than not, women on cyclic therapy will have bleeding [...]

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Adjusting HRT to Avoid Bleeding. Part 1

April 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Q.I’m 59 and haven’t had a period since I was 48. Recently my family doctor decided I should be on hormone therapy and put me on Prempro (.625/2.5mg). After taking it for three months, I started bleeding. I’ve now had three five-day periods, spaced two weeks apart. I called my doctor’s office and was told [...]

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Post Partum. Part 4

March 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

There are of course psychological factors at work as well. You may have the sudden realization that things have taken a radical turn forever! There are all sorts of “what ifs” to worry about like, “What if I never look the same again? What if my husband, who’s gaga over the baby won’t ever be [...]

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Post Partum. Part 3

March 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

If the baby is fussy but won’t nurse, try walking, rocking, changing rooms and or playing with the baby for a few minutes. Try all the fun stuff that makes you look crazy like screwing up your face, blowing the feet and tummy, bicycling the baby’s legs, grin and coo a lot. Grasp the baby’s [...]

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Post Partum. Part 2

March 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

Telling women that breast feeding is critical for health whether physical, nutritional or emotional is simply not born out by the facts. Today’s nutritional supplements are as close to total replacements as we’ve ever had. Bonding occurs with frequent, close, one on one body contact, just as achievable with bottle feeding as breast. Many women [...]

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Post Partum. Part 1

March 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

How long will I be in pain after the baby? Recovery after delivery depends on the type of delivery and on the individual patient. In general, vaginal delivery with a perineal tear or episiotomy will require at least 1-2 weeks for pain to resolve and 4-6 weeks for your strength to return sufficiently for return [...]

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Got Problems

November 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

I’ve been charting and don’t see a pattern showing ovulation. If you’ve been charting for several months and your cycles tend to be longish and irregular and your temperatures stay in the same range all the time, you might not be ovulating.

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