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  1. Breast Infection

    Mastitis is an infection of the tissue of the breast that occurs most frequently during the time of breastfeeding. Here's what you can do to prevent and treat breast infections.

  2. Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)

    Learn more from WebMD about the causes, complications, and treatment of heavy bleeding during periods.

  3. Depression and PMS

    Many women suffer from depression before their periods begin. WebMD helps sort out whether it's PMS or major depression.

  4. Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)

    WebMD looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).

  5. Pregnancy and Medicine

    While some medications are considered safe to take during pregnancy, the effects of other medications on your unborn baby are unknown. WebMD looks at your pregnancy and medications.

  6. Rapid Weight Loss

    Numerous weight loss products and diets promise rapid weight loss. WebMD explores rapid weight loss claims, types of diets, and the risks and benefits of rapid weight loss.

  7. Natural Sleep Aids and Remedies

    Can natural sleep remedies offer you a drug-free night’s sleep? WebMD examines some common natural sleep aids to help you decide.

  8. Overactive Thyroid (Hyperthyroidism)

    WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of an overactive thyroid.

  9. Manage Dry Indoor Air This Winter

    The experts at WebMD tell you how to combat the miseries caused by dry indoor air during the winter.

  10. Dense Breasts - Topic Overview

    What are dense breasts?Breasts come in all shapes and sizes. The tissue inside your breasts can be different types too. Some breast tissue is fatty. Other breast tissue is dense. Dense means it's made of thick, fibrous tissue and milk glands. You can learn how dense your breasts are from your mammogram report. There are four levels of breast density:Almost all fatty tissue (1 out of 10 women)Scattered areas of dense tissue, but mostly fatty tissue (4 out of 10 women) Mixed dense and fatty tissue, also called heterogeneous (4 out of 10 women) Extremely dense tissue (1 out of 10 women)All of these breast types are normal. Things that can affect your breast density include your family history (genetics), being pregnant, and using estrogen hormone therapy. Your age can also make a difference. Breast tissue in younger women tends to be denser than in older women who have been through menopause.Why is it important to know about your breast density?Having dense breasts may affect your plans

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