October 8, 2019

How stress can influence your fertility

Could stress really prevent you from getting pregnant? Stress, depression and anxiety are described as common consequences of infertility. While stress alone doesn’t necessarily cause infertility, it can push a person toward unhealthy behaviours. These unhealthy behaviours can affect your fertility.
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Women's Health
January 5, 2018

What every woman should know about fibroids

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about, now we need to watch out for tumours in the uterus! What are fibroids? Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumours that grow within or along the walls of the uterus. The tumours are made of a small amount of cells and tissue, and grow quite quickly in size. They may grow in singles or clusters. A fibroid could be as small as an apple seed or the size of a grapefruit. In unusual cases, it may become bigger. Fibroids are very common in women of reproductive age, and they usually shrink once…
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Women's Health
October 27, 2017

What exactly is Endometriosis?

Do you find yourself curled up in bed with severe period pain, popping painkillers nearly every month? Something could be wrong! Endometriosis is one of the causes of severe period pain … but what exactly is it? What is endometriosis? The endometrium is the tissue that lines the inner cavity of the uterus (womb) Endometrial cells are shed every month during menstruation Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium grows outside of the uterine cavity It is a painful condition as these endometrial growths bleed in the same manner as the endometrial lining inside the uterus does every month during menstruation Endometriosis…
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