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Ovarian Cysts, Tumors

The ovaries are two small reproductive organs in a woman’s body located on the left and the right of the uterus. The ovaries produce an ova or egg each month, release hormones like estrogen, and bring about menstruation. Various kinds of cysts can form in or around the ovaries.  Most ovarian cysts occur during the childbearing years.  75 – 85% of the ovarian cysts being benign, or non-cancerous, and would not require surgery.   Ovarian cysts cannot be prevented, but they mostly do not cause any symptoms, are not cancerous, and go away on their own.   Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts & Tumors Pain and/or bloating in the abdomen Fullness, pressure, swelling, heaviness, or pain in the abdomen Painful menstruation, abnormal bleeding, menstrual irregularities Frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder completely, pressure on the rectum or bladder Pelvic pain, a...

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Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)

    Vaginal infections or Vaginitis is a condition that causes the inflammation and infection of the vagina. If the vulva and vagina are inflamed and infected, the condition is called Vulvovaginitis.       Symptoms of Vaginal Infection (Vaginitis) May Include: Itching around the vagina Burning during urination Irritation of the vaginal and vulvar Abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor Pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse   Possible Causes: Yeast      – Yeast or Candida infection Bacteria – Bacterial vaginosis from bacteria such as E. coli, Chlamydia trachomatis, etc. Viruses Parasite  –Trichomonas vaginalis Irritation from chemicals in contact with the area including creams, lotions, sprays, clothing, detergent, fabric softener Sexual Transmission of yeast, bacteria, viruses, parasites.   Diagnosing the cause of vaginitis can be difficult even for an experienced doctor, because more than one infection may be taking place at...

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Chiropractic Care For Women Offers Many Benefits

    Today’s modern woman has become much more knowledgeable in diet, nutrition, weight loss, exercise, sports and physical activity, and methods for maintaining wellness and general fitness – about which chiropractors have considerable expertise that they are eager to share.     Chiropractic wellness programs are particularly well-suited to the special needs of pregnant women, new mothers, women who are overweight, who are in stressful situations, and others who need to protect and strengthen their bones, nerves, joints, muscles and overall health. Millions of women rely on chiropractors because of the caring interaction that develops between patient and doctor and because of chiropractic’s effective combination of expert care, effective spinal adjustments, exercise and nutritional guidance, and lifestyle counseling. Chiropractic offers demonstrated relief for many of the specific health challenges that affect women based on their female anatomy and...

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Eczema

  Eczema is also known as dermatitis, or an inflammation of the skin. It is characterized by itching, blisters, red bumps, swelling, oozing, scaling, and crusting. Though eczema is not life threatening, it can be uncomfortable and impact the eczema sufferer and those around the eczema sufferer.   Eczema & Allergies Eczema occurs more often in people with families histories of hay fever, allergies, asthma.  In other cases, eczema may be situational. To avoid further irritation of the skin, wear natural fabrics, nonirritating fibers, avoid irritating substances, excess chemicals, and scented fabric softeners. Look for hypoallergenic, organic, natural fabric detergents and softeners, soaps, shampoos, lotions, and anything else in contact with the skin. The causes of eczema are hard to determine because it is multifaceted, meaning that it is the visible symptom of deeper problems such as food allergies, leaky gut syndrome, or other conditions.  Determining food allergies and removing allergens from the diet...

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Chiropractic Treatment – Highly Beneficial for Pregnant Women

  It has been proven that chiropractic treatment is highly beneficial both for the expectant mother as well as the baby. Almost every well-trained chiropractor is aware of the techniques to treat pregnant women, but there are some chiropractors with advanced certifications, training or experience, who specialize in this style of treatment.   As the baby develops in the womb, the expectant mother goes through a series of physical and hormonal changes. Factors such as constantly growing weight, breast enlargement and pressure on hips have profound effect on the posture of a pregnant woman. Not to mention, the extra stress on spine during pregnancy can result in low back pain. Chiropractic treatment can make all these changes less traumatic and easier for a pregnant woman as well as for her baby. Aside from treating headaches, neck pain, back pain,...

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Chiropractic Treatment for Pregnant Women

  Lower Back Pain Many women who experience lower back pain while they are pregnant or just after pregnancy wonder if chiropractic treatment can help them. More importantly, they have concerns as to the safety of chiropractic care during and immediately after pregnancy. This article will give you information and an introduction about chiropractic care and pregnancy.   Almost any woman can attest that pregnancy changes the body a lot. As the child develops in the womb her body must adapt and change. The abdomen enlarges and the lower back carries more weight and stress and the pelvic bones and joints loosen and widen to prepare for the birth.    “Pinched Nerves” Many pregnancies, while not completely comfortable, proceed with no significant problems. However, sometimes as the soon-to-be mother’s abdomen increases in size the back starts to sway more,...

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