causes of copd in females: woman smoking

Causes of COPD in Females

More women die today of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men. Historically, however, medical professionals have failed to identify the causes of COPD in females, and therefore failed to diagnose many female cases of COPD. They mistakenly believed that men smoke more than women, and so they misdiagnosed the disease as something less serious, […] Read more…

Most common fibromyalgia symptoms in females

Fibromyalgia Symptoms in Females

Women’s pain continues to meet with major misunderstandings, even from medical professionals. Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, occurs mainly in females, yet little research exists explaining why fibromyalgia symptoms in females tend to show themselves more predominantly, and how fibromyalgia affects women differently. Common Fibromyalgia Symptoms in Females While gender bias in medical research persists, […] Read more…

Most Common Female Health Problems: eating disorders in women

Most Common Eating Disorders in Women

Poor body image takes its toll in many ways. A personal view of beauty doesn’t just affect thoughts or mood — it can also change our actions and destroy our self-care practices. In the worst cases, the way people perceive themselves can lead to serious health problems. Eating disorders in women affect body functions, long-term […] Read more…

kegels to induce labor

Kegels to Induce Labor: Does It Work?

You were told a pregnancy only takes 9 months — but your baby apparently didn’t get the memo. If your due date comes and goes and your little one still hasn’t made their arrival, you’re likely eager to do whatever you can in your power to ensure a faster, more successful delivery. While you may have […] Read more…

how long does menopause last

How Long Does Menopause Last Typically?

As a woman, you know that menopause will one day be — or currently is — a reality. While you may be excited to kiss all of those pesky period symptoms goodbye, you may not be thrilled to welcome in the whole new set of signs that define this new womanly change. Fortunately, your menopause […] Read more…

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