Why do females sometimes stop having or miss their periods due to intense exercise such as running? Julia Johnson, MD, chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, talks about how estrogen levels are affected by exercise, what long-term loss of a period could mean as well as the effects on infertility. Watch this Health Watch segment to learn more.
Guest Blogger: Maia Wentrup, LMT, Massage Therapist, Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center, UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital
Let’s face it, ladies, we aren’t all the same. I know that we know that, but it never hurts to remember that in a world of uniform sizes and styles, we humans are actually really different, inside and out. So, let’s talk about pregnancy … every woman is going to experience pregnancy differently. And, here’s a fun fact, if you have more than one baby, you are likely going to have different experiences each time. It’s what makes being pregnant such an adventure!
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Have you ever found yourself looking online to find out what type of illness you may have? Oftentimes these stray searches on the internet end in stress, and could cause you to think your injury or illness is much worse than it really is. Simplify your life and relieve the stress of not knowing what could be wrong with that sore knee of yours by downloading Health eCheck, a free symptom checker app from UMass Memorial Health Care.
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Did you know that Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) affects one in every three women? That’s a pretty high number. But don’t be alarmed, some PFDs are preventable or reversible through exercise or other surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. PFDs typically affect women as they age, but can develop in women as young as 20 or 30. Ladies, take a moment to watch and learn about PFDs.