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It isn’t uncommon for most women to have a bottle of baby powder in their bathroom cabinets even if they don’t have babies themselves....
While a Pap smear is important to detect and prevent cervical cancer, there are other medical conditions that it cannot detect. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital herpes, and syphilis are common STDs that a Pap smear cannot screen for. And since they don't show any symptoms, most people often fail to diagnose them. Other serious conditions that a Pap smear can't detect are PCOS and ovarian cancer.
Ovaries are a part of the reproductive organs in women that play an important role in procreation. The ovaries undergo many physical changes over the course of a woman’s life beginning from the time of puberty until menopause. Many physical conditions are a direct result of the changes to a woman’s ovaries. Women must be aware of their ovaries to stay healthy and prevent diseases.
About 10 percent of women have endometriosis. It develops when endometrial tissue grows outside of the womb, causing extreme pain during periods. Many women mistake it for cramps, so diagnosis is often delayed. A high intake of alcohol and caffeine can increase the risk of endometriosis. It is also linked to a greater risk of skin cancer, autoimmune disease, allergies, heart disease, and ovarian cancer. Studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective way of managing pain.
Clomid, or clomiphene citrate, is a fertility drug that works by blocking estrogen receptors, which tricks the body into thinking there’s not enough. The pituitary gland responds by releasing hormones that promote ovulation. Possible side effects include vaginal dryness, vision problems, abnormal menstrual bleeding, headaches, weight changes, dry hair, dermatitis, and depression. Risks, which may not be irreversible, include a higher chance of ovarian cancer or cysts.
"Cancer" is a dreaded word that makes you cringe almost every time you think of it. You wouldn't wish it even on your worst...
Though not very common, ovarian cancer is still the fifth leading cause of deaths due to cancer. For the longest time, it was considered a “silent killer” because most people believed that symptoms wouldn't show up until it was too late. However, several scientific studies have debunked this myth. It's not that the symptoms don't show up early enough, it's just that they are often mistaken for other common diseases. Here are some early signs and risk factors of ovarian cancer you should watch out for.
Ovarian cysts and cancer are often difficult to diagnose until it's too late. In fact, that's why Ovarian cancer has earned the Silent Killer...
Frankincense, commonly used in traditional medicine, has been found to be effective in treating cancers of the brain, breast, colon, pancreas and stomach. It closes down the nucleus of a cancerous cell, preventing it from reproducing. Frankincense can be consumed orally, intravenously, and/or applied topically - and as a supplement to chemotherapy.
Ovarian cancer is hard to diagnose. But abdominal swelling, regular constipation, pelvic pain, lower back pain, frequent and uncontrollable urination, loss of appetite, pain during or post sex and fatigue can be considered early signs. These symptoms may mean other ailments as well, so check with your doctor if any of the signs persist for over 2 weeks.