Women’s Health Issues

Anorexia | Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia is one of the most common eating disorders. It affects mostly teenage girls and young women, although men are not exempt.

Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the breast, either in the milk-producing ducts or in the lobules, which are sacs of tissue where breast milk is produced and stored.

Bulimia is the most common eating disorder, and it affects mostly young women in their twenties and beyond.

Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is almost always caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). A PAP test can identify potentially precancerous cells in the cervix.

Cervical Dysplasia
Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition where abnormal cells are found on the cervix. The cells themselves are not cancer, but they can lead to cervical cancer.

Endometriosis Signs and Symptoms Endometriosis is a painful condition where the lining of the uterine tissue attaches itself to other tissues and organs. Endometrial tissue may appear in the fallopian tubes or on the ovaries, or it may attach itself to the outer walls of the uterus.  In rare cases, it may travel outside the […]

Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
Gestational trophoblastic tumor is a rare tumor found in women of childbearing age. A gestational trophoblastic tumor can literally fake the signs and symptoms of pregnancy.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease | PID
Pelvic inflammatory disease is a broad term that refers to an infection of the female reproductive organs. This may include the fallopian tubes, the ovaries and even the lining of the uterus.

The most common sign and symptom of perimenopause is irregular periods and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.

PMS | Premenstrual Syndrome
The intricacies of the menstrual cycle can trigger a wide range of signs and symptoms of PMS | premenstrual syndrome in many women.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome | PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition where multiple small cysts appear on both ovaries. The cysts themselves do not cause problems, but the hormones that trigger their growth may cause problems elsewhere in the body.

Silicone Immune Toxicity Syndrome
Since 1962, many millions of women have breast implants with either silicone gel or saline with silicone linings. Unfortunately, the silicone from breast implants can leak into the surrounding tissue and deposit itself into various tissues and organs.

Toxic Shock Syndrome
Toxic shock syndrome is a rare and life-threatening condition that is caused by a bacterial infection.

Uterine Fibroids
Between 20 and twenty-five percent of American women over the age of thirty-five have uterine fibroids. They are benign growths that range in size from a pea to an orange.

Uterine Sarcoma
Uterine sarcoma is a very rare type of cancer that forms in the muscles of the uterus or in the tissues that support the uterus.

Vaginal Cancer
Vaginal cancer is a rare cancer that occurs in the vagina. There are two main types of vaginal cancer, squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.

Vaginal Yeast Infections
Vaginal yeast infections are caused by a fungus called candida albicans. Vaginal yeast infections are very common; most women experience at least one yeast infection during the course of their life.

Vaginismus is the involuntary contraction of the muscles of the vagina, making penetration painful, difficult or impossible.

Vulvar Cancer
Vulvar cancer occurs in the vulva, which is the outer skin of the female genitalia. Vulvar cancer accounts for about 4% of all female gynecological cancers.

Vulvodynia is the clinical term for pain in the vaginal area. The pain can be constant or intermittent, and can be felt during or after sexual intercourse, inserting a tampon, riding a bicycle, or sitting for prolonged periods of time.