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clip How women risk mental disorder without regular sex by Psychiatrist
November 17, 2018, 06:01:02 AM by Isaac Adeniran
How women risk mental disorder without regular sex by Psychiatrist

Mental disorder in women who do not have regular sex

A psychiatrist, Dr Maymunah Kadiri on Saturday advised married women to have regular sex with their spouses in order to prevent depression and gain happiness.

Depression is a common mental disorder that causes people to experience depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration.
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clip When Will I Get My Period After Having a D&C?
November 03, 2018, 11:39:16 AM by Isaac Adeniran
When Will I Get My Period After Having a D&C?

It may come earlier or later than expected
By Krissi Danielsson  | Reviewed by Meredith Shur, MD

 A dilation and curettage, or D&C, is a surgical procedure performed by an OB-GYN in a doctor's office or an operating room, in which the physician opens (called dilation) the cervix to gain access to the uterus.

Once the uterus is accessed, a doctor uses a curette or a suction device to clear the uterus of any retained products of conception after a miscarriage or to diagnose and treat uterine problems, like abnormal bleeding.

With that, you may wonder what to expect after undergoing a D&C, including when you can expect to get your period.

clip What Could Breast and Nipple Discharge Mean
September 23, 2018, 01:49:39 AM by Isaac Adeniran
What Could Breast and Nipple Discharge Mean

For women who aren't breastfeeding, the sight of nipple discharge can be alarming. But if you notice discharge from your nipple, there's no reason to panic. While nipple discharge can be serious, in most cases, it's either normal or due to a minor condition.

Still, if you are not nursing, you should contact your health care provider any time you notice breast discharge. Based upon your symptoms and the results of diagnostic tests, your doctor will decide on the best course of treatment.

What is normal and what is abnormal nipple discharge?
Bloody nipple discharge is never normal. Other signs of abnormality include nipple discharge from only one breast and discharge that occurs spontaneously without anything touching, stimulating, or irritating your breast.

Color isn't usually helpful in deciding if the discharge is normal or abnormal. Both abnormal and normal nipple discharge can be clear, yellow, white, or green in color.

Normal nipple discharge more commonly occurs in both nipples and is often released when the nipples are compressed or squeezed. Some women who are concerned about breast secretions may actually cause it to worsen. They do this by repeatedly squeezing their nipples to check for nipple discharge. In these instances, leaving the nipples alone for a while may help the condition to improve.

Based on your medical evaluation, your doctor will determine whether your nipple discharge is normal (physiologic) or abnormal (pathologic). Even if your doctor determines your breast discharge is abnormal, keep in mind that most pathological conditions that cause nipple discharge are not serious and are easily treated.

What Could Breast and Nipple Discharge Mean
clip Top Ten Health Tips for Women
August 06, 2018, 12:20:59 AM by abejoye
Top Ten Health Tips for Women

By Colleen Oakley

Let's face it, ladies: Doctor visits are short. And they're getting shorter. What if your doctor had more time? She might tell you the same things that OB-GYN Alyssa Dweck, MD, co-author of V Is for Vagina, wants you to know.

1. Zap your stress.

"The biggest issue I see in most of my patients is that they have too much on their plates and want to juggle it all. Stress can have significant health consequences, from infertility to higher risks of depression, anxiety, and heart disease. Find the stress-reduction method that works for you and stick with it."

2. Stop dieting.

"Eating healthy doesn't mean you have to forgo your favorite glass of wine or a piece of chocolate cake now and then. The key is moderation. Get a mix of lean proteins, healthy fats, smart carbs, and fiber."

3. Don't “OD” on calcium.

"Too much absorbed calcium can increase the risk of kidney stones and may even increase the risk of heart disease. If you're under 50, shoot for 1,000 milligrams per day, while over-50 women should be getting 1,200 milligrams per day mainly through diet -- about three servings of calcium-rich foods such as milk, salmon, and almonds."

4. Do more than cardio.

"Women need a mix of cardio and resistance or weight-bearing exercise at least three to five times a week to help prevent osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Exercise also promotes good self-image, which is really important to a woman's mental health."

5. Think about fertility.

"While many women have no problem getting pregnant in their late 30s and even into their early 40s, a woman's fertility may start to decline as early as 32. So if you want to have kids, talk to your doctor about options, like freezing your eggs."

clip How Imperforate hymen prevents her to menstruate
July 20, 2018, 08:57:18 AM by Isaac Adeniran
How Imperforate hymen prevents her to menstruate

A doctor has told the worried mother of a teenage girl that the young lady must lose her virginity via a medical procedure that is meant to correct her inability to menstruate.

The medical doctor, Chioma, on Twitter on Friday revealed how worried the mother was when she told her that her 17-year-old daughter needed a procedure that involved the breaking of her hymen.

The doctor, with Twitter handle @Deekachy_md, started the thread on Twitter, “So Dr, you want to disvirgin my 17yr old Daughter?”and she responded, “”Not really Ma, to treat, we have to break her Hymen. She has IMPERFORATE HYMEN. That’s why she hasn’t menstruated. Absence of Hymen doesn’t make her less a virgin, some are born without.”

Apparently, the teenager has what the doctor calls an “imperforate hymen, and needs the hymen to be broken so that the teenager could commence her menstrual period which appears to have been stalled by a lack of passage for blood to flow through.

“Madam, on examination, we discovered your daughter has an imperforate hymen. This means the hymen is blocking the vagina completely and so, nothing coming from up can come down, including her menses and Ovulation discharge, hence the fluid collection.”

And the mother’s response had been; “Why me? Doc what can cause this? What will people say? So this young girl will just lose her virginity like that?”

See her thread below:

“So Dr, you want to disvirgin my 17yr old Daughter?”

The way she put it.
“Not really Ma, to treat, we have to break her Hymen. She has IMPERFORATE HYMEN. That’s why she hasn’t menstruated. Absence of Hymen doesn’t make her less a virgin, some are born w/o it
THREAD#DrZobo pic.twitter.com/KZtvzSdqbW

— Dr Chioma (Zobo Sipper) (@Deekachy_md) July 20, 2018

clip Cure for excessive bleeding after childbirth by WHO
July 02, 2018, 04:37:50 AM by Isaac Adeniran
Cure for excessive bleeding after childbirth by WHO

The World Health Organisation in collaboration with Ferring and MSD for Mothers, has announced that  heat-stable carbetocin is as effective as oxytocin in preventing excessive bleeding following vaginal birth.

Researched and developed by Ferring, heat-stable carbetocin remains effective at high temperatures, an answer to the limitation of oxytocin which must be stored and transported at 2 – 8°C.

According to WHO, every year, 14 million women are affected by postpartum haemorrhage and this is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide, causing approximately 70,000 deaths per year. It remains a major cause of maternal death in Nigeria.

The clinical study was conducted by the WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research including the UNDP, UNFPA UNICEF, World Bank Special Programme of Research and Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, using Ferring’s heat-stable carbetocin.

The Chief Medical Officer, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Prof. Klaus Dugi, said, “This is an important step forward in postpartum haemorrhage prevention and these results pave the way for heat- stable carbetocin to potentially save the lives of thousands of women, especially in areas where cold-chain transport and storage is not feasible.

“We will now work with the WHO and MSD for mothers to make heat- stable carbetocin available in countries where it is needed most, protecting women and families around the world.”

Studies in Nigeria and other developing countries have revealed degradation and loss of efficacy in oxytocin ampoules, which could be due to inadequate storage and distribution conditions, hence the need for the heat-stable carbetocin product.

Data showed that heat-stable carbetocin maintains effectiveness for at least three years at 30°C and six months at 40°C and has the potential to save thousands of women’s lives in Nigeria and other low- and lower-middle income countries, where 99% of postpartum haemorrhage related deaths occur and where the refrigeration of medicines can be difficult to achieve and maintain.

The WHO publication concludes that the study should inform care in countries where cold-chain transport and storage of medicines was difficult to achieve and was a barrier to effective postpartum haemorrhage prevention.

xx Menopause reversal restores periods and produces fertile eggs
June 27, 2018, 12:23:21 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Menopause reversal restores periods and produces fertile eggs
Women who have already passed through the menopause may be able to have children following a blood treatment usually used to heal wounds

By Jessica Hamzelou

MENOPAUSE need not be the end of fertility. A team claims to have found a way to rejuvenate post-menopausal ovaries, enabling them to release fertile eggs, New Scientist can reveal.

The team says its technique has restarted periods in menopausal women, including one who had not menstruated in five years. If the results hold up to wider scrutiny, the technique may boost declining fertility in older women, allow women with early menopause to get pregnant, and help stave off the detrimental health effects of menopause.

“It offers a window of hope that menopausal women will be able to get pregnant using their own genetic material,” says Konstantinos Sfakianoudis, a gynaecologist at the Greek fertility clinic Genesis Athens.

“It is potentially quite exciting,” says Roger Sturmey at Hull York Medical School in the UK. “But it also opens up ethical questions over what the upper age limit of mothers should be.”

Women are thought to be born with all their eggs. Between puberty and the menopause, this number steadily dwindles, with fertility thought to peak in the early 20s. Around the age of 50, which is when menopause normally occurs, the ovaries stop releasing eggs – but most women are already largely infertile by this point, as ovulation becomes more infrequent in the run-up. The menopause comes all-too-soon for many women, says Sfakianoudis.

The age of motherhood is creeping up, and more women are having children in their 40s than ever before. But as more women delay pregnancy, many find themselves struggling to get pregnant. Women who hope to conceive later in life are increasingly turning to IVF and egg freezing, but neither are a reliable back-up option (see “The pregnancy pause“).

The menopause also comes early – before the age of 40 – for around 1 per cent of women, either because of a medical condition or certain cancer treatments, for example.

“It offers hope that menopausal women will be able to get pregnant using their own genetic material“

To turn back the fertility clock for women who have experienced early menopause, Sfakianoudis and his colleagues have turned to a blood treatment that is used to help wounds heal faster.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is made by centrifuging a sample of a person’s blood to isolate growth factors – molecules that trigger the growth of tissue and blood vessels. It is widely used to speed the repair of damaged bones and muscles, although its effectiveness is unclear. The treatment may work by stimulating tissue regeneration.

Sfakianoudis’s team has found that PRP also seems to rejuvenate older ovaries, and presented some of their results at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology annual meeting in Helsinki, Finland, this month. When they injected PRP into the ovaries of menopausal women, they say it restarted their menstrual cycles, and enabled them to collect and fertilise the eggs that were released.

“I had a patient whose menopause had established five years ago, at the age of 40,” says Sfakianoudis. Six months after the team injected PRP into her ovaries, she experienced her first period since menopause.

Sfakianoudis’s team has since been able to collect three eggs from this woman. The researchers say they have successfully fertilised two using her husband’s sperm. These embryos are now on ice – the team is waiting until there are at least three before implanting some in her uterus.

Older mothers
The team isn’t sure how this technique works, but it may be that the PRP stimulates stem cells. Some research suggests a small number of stem cells continue making new eggs throughout a woman’s life, but we don’t know much about these yet. It’s possible that growth factors encourage such stem cells to regenerate tissue and produce ovulation hormones. “It’s biologically plausible,” says Sturmey.

Fertilised eggs
Sfakianoudis’s team says it has given PRP in this way to around 30 women between the ages of 46 and 49, all of whom want to have children. The researchers say they have managed to isolate and fertilise eggs from most of them.

“It seems to work in about two-thirds of cases,” says Sfakianoudis. “We see changes in biochemical patterns, a restoration of menses, and egg recruitment and fertilisation.” His team has yet to implant any embryos in post-menopausal women, but hopes to do so in the coming months.

PRP has already been helpful for pregnancy in another group of women, says Sfakianoudis. Around 10 per cent of women who seek fertility treatment at his clinic have a uterus that embryos find difficult to attach to – whether due to cysts, scarring from miscarriages or having a thin uterine lining. “They are the most difficult to treat,” says Sfakianoudis.

But after injecting PRP into the uteruses of six women who had had multiple miscarriages and failed IVF attempts, three became pregnant through IVF. “They are now in their second trimester,” says Sfakianoudis.

Fertility aside, the technique could also be desirable for women who aren’t trying to conceive. The hormonal changes that trigger menopause can also make the heart, skin and bones more vulnerable to ageing and disease, while hot flushes can be very unpleasant. Many women are reluctant to take hormone replacement therapy to reduce these because of its link with breast cancer. Rejuvenating the ovaries with PRP could provide an alternative way to boost the supply of youthful hormones, delaying menopause symptoms.

Ovarian follicle
More eggs, please
Steve Gschmeissner/SPL
However, Sfakianoudis’s team hasn’t yet published any of its findings. “We need larger studies before we can know for sure how effective the treatment is,” says Sfakianoudis.

Some have raised concerns about the safety and efficacy of the procedure, saying the team should have tested the approach in animals first. “This experiment would not have been allowed to take place in the UK,” says Sturmey. “The researchers need to do some more work to make sure that the resulting eggs are OK,” says Adam Balen at the British Fertility Society.

To know if the technique really does improve fertility, the team will also need to carry out randomised trials, in which a control group isn’t given PRP.

Virginia Bolton, an embryologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, is also sceptical. “It is dangerous to get excited about something before you have sufficient evidence it works,” she says. New techniques often find their way into the fertility clinic without strong evidence, thanks to huge demand from people who are often willing to spend their life savings to have a child, she says.

If the technique does hold up under further investigation, it could raise ethical questions over the upper age limits of pregnancy – and whether there should be any. “I lay awake last night turning this over in my mind,” says Sturmey. “Where would the line be drawn?”

Health issues like gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia and miscarriage are all more common in older women. “It would require a big debate,” says Sturmey.
June 23, 2018, 08:33:34 AM by Isaac Adeniran

Ovarian cyst is something rather common , it can happen to any woman during her reproductive years . They are usually created because of an unbalanced hormonal level. These cyst are not harmful if they are treated on time, but if not they may become larger.

Many women today are affected by  Polycystic ovary disease, PCOS meaning their ovaries have numerous cyst. And it affects fertility.
 It is important to be aware of  the symptoms of ovarian cyst because some symptoms are an indication that immediate medical attention is needed.

So have you experienced:
Abnormal bleeding and painful menstruation
Pain during sexual intercourse
Weight gain
Vomiting or nausea
Loss of appetite or quickly feeling full
Pain or bloating in the abdomen
Dull ache in the lower back

When you experience one or more of these symptoms and a test confirms you have ovarian cyst,  or you find out you have a PID (pelvic inflammatory disease ) it is time you give me a call or whatsapp Dee, so that we can combat this medical challenge through some natural therapy, that will completely eradicate this condition, and make you a fertile woman again
The natural therapy will completely balance your hormones,
 shrink the cyst ,
 relieve pelvic pain and
control menstrual flow.
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clip Watch "For ladies-see what i find inside my bra" on YouTube
June 15, 2018, 12:27:09 AM by Isaac Adeniran

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xx How To Cope With Menopause
May 15, 2018, 02:47:38 PM by Isaac Adeniran

 Menopause signals the end of fertile phase in a woman’s life. It is triggered when the ovaries stop functioning due to age or the surgical removal of the ovaries leading to reduction in hormone (estrogen) production.
 The normal age for occurrence of menopause is between 45 and 55 years but some women may experience menopause as early as 35 years.
 Premenopausal symptoms include:
 • Hot flashes or flushes- feeling of heat in the upper body that may last for few  minutes as a result of sudden increase in body temperature
 • Minor decrease in the ability to concentrate or remember
 • Night sweats, loss of sleep, tiredness and mood changes
 • Diminished sexual drive or loss of interest
 • Headache and joint pains
 • Bones become thin and fractures easily.
 • Frequent urination
 • Increase in total cholesterol level which may contribute to heart disease.
 • Crawling sensation or feeling of needle pricks under the skin or skin dryness
 • Depression and anxiety.

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