Posts From August, 2014

How Serious are Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas or myomas, are benign (non-cancerous) uterine growths. These typically appear in women during her childbearing years, and affect up to 1 in 5 women. Fibroids are rarely found in women under 20 years of age. Uterine fibroids do not increase a woman’s likelihood of getting uterine cancer. Uterine fibroids Read More …

How Stress Affects Fertility

Can psychological effects of stress contribute to conception difficulties? This is an ongoing question that researchers and physicians are trying to figure out based on existing medical evidence. It is estimated that as much as 30% of all infertility cases may be controlled by stress factors. It is generally recognized that relaxation techniques help women, Read More …

The Basics of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a female hormonal imbalance commonly observed during a woman’s reproductive years. The ovaries appear enlarged in most cases with the presence of multiple cysts on the exterior. Alternative names of this condition are polycystic ovaries, polycystic ovary disease, Stein-Leventhal syndrome and polyfollicular ovarian disease. Prevalence PCOS is estimated to affect Read More …

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