Your thyroid, your breasts, your bladder -- what should you be doing to guard your health right now and for years to come? Find out.
Thyroid disorders can range from a small, harmless goiter (enlarged gland) that needs no treatment to life-threatening cancer.
Feeling all revved up, even at bedtime? Or maybe your throttle's on idle with symptoms of depression, fatigue, and weight gain. In both cases, the root cause may be your thyroid.
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.
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.
Although they're two separate diseases, depression is sometimes a symptom of hypothyroidism, which happens when your thyroid gland doesn't make enough of the thyroid hormone.
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 under control for the rest of your life.
Each breast contains blood vessels, as well as vessels that carry a fluid called lymph. The lymph vessels lead to the lymph nodes. One group of lymph nodes is located in the armpits, above the collarbone and in the chest. Lymph nodes are also found in many other parts of the body.
Soreness, swelling, heaviness, shooting or burning pangs, tightness -- whatever the feeling, breast pain hurts. It can be troubling, too -- it’s very common to wonder if what you’re feeling might be a sign of breast cancer.
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.
You may have mammogram or ultrasound done to look for tiny lumps or other things that can’t be found in an exam. For breast lumps, treatment and diagnosis are often related.
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.
When you’re going to have a baby, you expect your body to go through some pretty big changes. You may be surprised to know that your breasts will go through many changes, too, even beyond after your little one arrives.
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.
UTIs are more common in pregnancy. Hormones are one reason. In pregnancy, they cause changes in the urinary tract, and that makes women more likely to get infections.
To say goodbye to burning, frequent urination, and other unpleasant symptoms, start with these changes today. The key is to keep bacteria out of your system.
In women, the front wall of the vagina supports the bladder. This wall can weaken or loosen with age. Childbirth can also damage this part of the vaginal wall. If it deteriorates enough, the bladder can prolapse.
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.
Questions about hormone replacement therapy (HRT)? Get answers here.
Learn the symptoms of lipedema, a disorder that occurs in some women, as well as causes, treatments, and other lipedema facts.