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nausea after pap smear procedure

Is Nausea After Pap Smears Normal?

Few women relish the experience of changing into a paper nightgown, placing their feet in stirrups and having a stranger investigate their nether regions. Nevertheless, getting a Pap smear is an essential part of annual health screenings for women. Some women experience more severe side effects than others, such as mild to moderate bleeding. Others […] Read more…

how to get rid of period cramps fast and efficiently

How to Get Rid of Period Cramps Fast

Periods can be a hassle. About 50 percent of women deal with period pain — a medical condition called dysmenorrhea. Experts believe this pain is caused by a chemical called prostaglandin, which triggers contractions in the body to shed the uterine lining. If you deal with dysmenorrhea, do you know how to get rid of […] Read more…

best sleeping positions for menstrual cramps

8 Best Sleeping Positions for Menstrual Cramps

Heavy-duty menstrual cramps can leave you curled up in bed in the fetal position, but is this necessarily the most comfortable way to situate yourself? Any physical pain can make getting some much-needed relief from your agony difficult, if not impossible. Is there any way to get your needed shut-eye without taking a Xanax or […] Read more…

what are the psychological effects of breakups

12 Psychological Effects of Breakups

As the old song goes, “Breaking up is hard to do.” Just as every relationship is unique, every breakup goes down differently — some breakups leave us feeling relieved while others leave us shattered. What are the psychological effects of breakups? Depending upon the circumstances surrounding the split, it’s normal to experience a crazy mix […] Read more…

how to relieve uti pain at night for women

How to Relieve UTI Pain at Night

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can cause considerable misery. They can keep you awake and running to the bathroom all night long, leaving many wondering how to relieve UTI pain at night specifically. UTIs also make daily tasks like reporting to work difficult. Even if you manage to make it to the office, UTIs can negatively […] Read more…

how does heat stroke affect the brain and what are the risks

How Does Heat Stroke Affect the Brain?

I may owe my life to the Colorado River. As an East Coast chick, I naively prepared for a 10-mile hike into the Grand Canyon the way I would for a walk through a forest back home. Do you know about the dangers of heat stroke? I didn’t. The experience left me wondering: How does […] Read more…

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