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Conditions of Concern to Women

  • Overview of Anemia

    Anemia is a common blood disorder that occurs when there are fewer red blood cells than normal or there is a low concentration of hemoglobin in the blood.

  • Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)

    Candidiasis is an infection caused by yeast on the skin and/or mucous membranes. The symptoms vary depending on the location of the infection.

  • Colorectal Cancer

    Most people who have colorectal cancer are older than 50. This type of cancer is also associated with a diet high in fat and calories and low in fiber.

  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is the condition in which the thyroid is underactive—producing too little thyroid hormone.

  • Osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a chronic, degenerative, joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults.

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus)

    Most people who have lupus are young women. The effects of the disease can range from mild to severe.

  • Headache

    Headaches vary greatly in terms of pain location, pain intensity, and how frequently they occur.

  • How a Migraine Happens

    One theory says that migraine pain occurs because of waves of activity by groups of excitable brain cells, which trigger chemicals, such as serotonin to constrict blood vessels.

  • Migraine Headaches

    A migraine headache is unique among headaches because it includes symptoms other than pain. Nausea and vomiting, lightheadedness, and sensitivity to light are common with a migraine.

  • Get the Right Help for Headaches

    When seeking treatment for headaches, start with your primary care provider.

  • Cystocele (Fallen Bladder)

    Cystocele is the name for a hernia-like disorder in women that occurs when the wall between the bladder and the vagina weakens, causing the bladder to drop or sag into the vagina.

  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

    Urinary tract infections are a serious, but common, health problem that affects millions of people each year. Women are especially prone to urinary tract infections.

  • Interstitial Cystitis

    Interstitial cystitis is a complex, chronic disorder marked by an inflamed or irritated bladder wall. It can lead to scarring and stiffening of the bladder and decreased bladder capacity.

  • Fibromyalgia

    Detailed information on fibromyalgia, including cause, triggers, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence is the loss of urine control, or the inability to hold your urine until you can reach a bathroom.

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