Skip to content

Women's Health

Head to Toe

Font Size

Your heart, your bones, your brain -- what should you be doing to guard your health right now and for years to come? Find out.


Currently, one in eight U.S. women are diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their lives. Most cases are found after age 50. This article is an overview of breast cancer.

Sunshine may feel good, but it can be harsh on your skin, raising your risk of skin cancer. Learn what to do about it.

The main cause of cervical cancer is human papillomavirus (HPV), which is spread through sex. Get the facts on cervical cancer.

Ovarian cancer is most common after menopause. Learn about it.


An estimated 10 million people in the U.S. have osteoporosis, including 8 million women. This brief article provides a basic introduction to osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis usually strikes after menopause. But you can take action now to avoid it with the osteoporosis prevention tips in this article.


A guide to keeping your breasts healthy now and in the years to come.

Fibrocystic breast changes -- once called fibrocystic breast disease -- is a common noncancerous breast condition. More than half of all women have fibrocystic breasts at some point.

Breast calcifications are small calcium deposits that develop in a woman's breast tissue. They are very common and are usually benign (noncancerous).

Find out about infections that affect the breasts and how to treat and prevent them.

While nipple discharge can be serious, in most cases, it's either normal or due to a minor condition.

Most changes in your breasts are perfectly normal and no cause for concern. However, you may experience any of several conditions that require medical attention.


Women experience depression about twice as often as men. But depression can often be treated. Read about it here.

This video focuses on compulsive shopping, featuring a woman dealing with the problem.

It's clear that estrogen is closely linked with women's emotional well-being. Depression and anxiety affect women in their estrogen-producing years more often than men or postmenopausal women.

Other Conditions

Learn why your thyroid gland may affect how you feel.

Just about everyone gets acne sooner or later -- and not just as teens. Get basic information on acne.

Learn the symptoms of lipedema, a disorder that occurs in some women, as well as causes, treatments, and other lipedema facts.

In women, the front wall of the vagina supports the bladder. This wall can weaken or loosen with age.

Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition in which structures such as the uterus, rectum, bladder, urethra, small bowel, or the vagina itself may begin to prolapse, or fall, out of their normal positions.

As a woman ages and with a natural loss of the hormone estrogen, her uterus can collapse into the vaginal canal, causing the condition known as a prolapsed uterus.

Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can form in the ovaries. They are very common. They are particularly common during the childbearing years.

You've coped with cramps, tampons, and padded bras, but being a woman can also mean having to cope with urinary tract infections, or UTIs.

If you're a woman and you have a lot of hair growing in places where it normally does just for men, like your upper lip, chin, chest, stomach, or back, that’s a condition called hirsutism.

Hypoparathyroidism happens when glands in your neck -- called the parathyroid glands -- don't make enough parathyroid hormone (PTH). You may have hypoparathyroidism because you’re missing these glands entirely, or because you have another medical condition that affects how much PTH is in your body.

Depression is sometimes a symptom of hypothyroidism, which happens when your thyroid gland doesn't make enough of the thyroid hormone. Medication to boost your low thyroid levels can get rid of your hypothyroidism symptoms, including depressed mood.

Autoimmune disease, surgery, and radiation treatment are possible reasons why your thyroid gland isn't making enough thyroid hormone to meet your body's needs. The good news is that whatever the cause, medicine can get your hypothyroidism under control.

When you have hypothyroidism, you might not realize it at first. The symptoms come on slowly, and some of them, like fatigue, are similar to other conditions. You might mistake them for signs of aging or stress.

Hypothyroidism is easy to treat with medicine that boosts your low levels of thyroid hormone. It's not a cure, but it can keep your condition completely under control for the rest of your life.

Questions about hormone replacement therapy (HRT)? Get answers here.

Today on WebMD

hands on abdomen
Test your knowledge.
womans hand on abdomen
Are you ready for baby?
birth control pills
Learn about your options.
Is it menopause or something else?
woman in bathtub
Doctor discussing screening with patient
bp app on smartwatch and phone
estrogen gene

Send yourself a link to download the app.

Loading ...

Please wait...

This feature is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.


Now check your email account on your mobile phone to download your new app.

Blood pressure check
hot water bottle on stomach
Attractive young woman standing in front of mirror