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Causes of Vaginal Odor | ‘Smelly Vagina’

An offensive odor from the vagina is an ailment that many women suffer with and may be the cause of much embarrassment, especially during times of intimacy. Preventing vaginal odor is unavoidable but the presence of an offensive smell needs to be tackled as it may indicate other health related issues. In most cases, a […]

The Two Different Types of Anorexia

There are two different types of Anorexia that people suffer from; the first is restricting anorexia and the second, binge eating/purging anorexia. The underlying characteristics for both types are basically the same; with both types of anorexia the sufferer will have a total fear of weight gain. The sufferer will also have a greatly distorted […]

Itchy Breasts – Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Itchy breasts may occur infrequently for most women and seem quite unimportant at the time but if it persists, it can prove to be both an embarrassing and uncomfortable ailment. The odd case of itchiness of the breast is not a cause for concern – maybe it was that new dress that was a bit […]

Know your Breast – Causes of Nipple Discharge

The reason women who don’t have babies do not see the nipple discharge on a regular occasion is because small pieces of breast tissue block the nipple ducts which keep the fluid within the breast instead of seeing lactation. After becoming pregnant, the tissue is released to allow for lactation, in turn making it possible […]

Breast Fungus Treatment – Itchy Fungal Rash Under the Breast

A breast fungus, in the skin folds between the breast and chest, is a more common fungal infection than previously thought although many women suffer silently with this skin infection. A fungus under the breast is both uncomfortable and awkward as the intense itching has to often be ignored due to the sensitive nature of […]

Bulimia Breakdown: What This Eating Disorder Does to the Body

It could be the girl next door or your high school History teacher. The football player or class president you read about in the local paper. Bulimia is an eating disorder that can happen to anyone. Unlike Anorexia where the eating disorder is readily apparent through a huge weight loss, Bulimia can be successively hidden […]

Anorexia: The Family Suffers Too

Having an anorexic in the family takes a huge toll on all of the family members involved in many different ways. It is not only the person actually suffering from anorexia that has the problem and some people never think of the others involved but only of the person actual suffering from the disease. Anorexia […]

Thrush symptoms, treatment & prevention

Women’s health & fitness guide Vaginal thrush is the common name for candidiasis or yeast infection, it is a common infection and most women will have an attack of thrush at some time in their lives, with some women being susceptible to recurrent attacks more than others. Thrush is an overgrowth of yeast, this is […]

Abdominal (Stomach) Pain and Menstrual Cramps

Stomach cramps or cramping abdominal pain can be due to a vast number of causes, some easily manageable while others may be life threatening, requiring immediate medical attention. Often stomach cramps are mistaken for menstrual cramps in women and vice versa. This can hamper the diagnosis of other conditions responsible for the pain and cramping […]

What Happens To The Teenage Anorexic Sufferer?

Gradually over a period of perhaps weeks or months you have seen a change in your child, at first it was hardly noticeably perhaps a change in there mood or there habits were the first sign that something was amiss. The change probably didn’t give you cause to worry too much, being a teenage girl […]

Balanitis

Definition Balanitis is a condition of the penis marked by inflammatory (swelling, redness, pain) changes of the foreskin and head of the penis. The risk of balanitis is greater in uncircumcised males compared to circumcised males. There are number of causes that can lead to balanitis, including infection, trauma, irritation by environmental substances and poor […]

What is prolapse?

Women’s health & fitness guide Prolapse will occur when structures which are designed to keep certain organs in place weaken; it is a very common condition in women and there can be many reasons why this happens with common ones being childbirth and gravity. Once the damage has been done then it is hard to […]

Vaginal Douche | Dangers & Complications of Douching

Douching is an old practice of washing out the vagina with water or other mixtures of fluids. “Douche” is a French word that means to wash or soak and herbal concoctions, commercial preparations, as well as home remedies using baking soda or vinegar and water solutions are commonly used. These preparations or water alone are […]

Walking a Thin Line – Defining Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that most commonly affects teenage girls and young women. However, it can also occur in adults, both male and female. People with anorexia nervosa are extremely conscious and obsessive about their weight. They may weigh themselves several times a day or spend a great deal of time looking at […]

Defining the Two Types of Bulimia

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder most commonly known for the binging and purging actions of the sufferer. Bulimics will go on eating binges, where they eat uncontrollably for a short period of time, and then will induce vomiting in hopes of compensating for the calorie intake and prevent weight gain. Not all bulimics, however, […]

Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift – What’s the Difference?

And for a woman, guess which major body parts start to feel the effect first? Yep, the breasts bear the brunt of these changes. Before the advent of plastic surgery, ladies just put up with Mother Nature stomping all over their looks. Now they have options to regain those supple, firm breasts of their younger […]

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