Women have a lot to think about when it comes to their health. Keeping cholesterol and blood pressure down is key while improving blood sugar levels, getting more calcium and adding fiber, vitamins, minerals, and protein to the diet are all important, too.
Warmer weather is here and that means fresh fruit, day trips to the beach and evening cookouts. Even though summer is seen as a relaxing period where you can take some time off, you should still try and maintain healthy habits.
Strange cravings are one of the fun parts of being pregnant. When else can you mix ice cream and pickles and feel good about it or not be judged? But what if the cravings go overboard to include nonfood items? There is a condition known as pica, and it’s common during pregnancy. Women experiencing pica might find themselves wanting to eat like dirt, clay or even paper.
The last week in April, from the 22nd to the 28th, is National Infertility Week, a time to raise awareness and to support people coping with this life-changing problem. Infertility is defined as not being able to get or stay pregnant. National Infertility Week is your chance to break down the barriers associated with infertility and look for ways to cope.
March is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month, which makes it a perfect time to discuss blood clots during pregnancy. During pregnancy, increased estrogen levels, lack of activity due to bed rest or general discomfort, and all of the fun things that come along with the changes happening within your body put you at a higher risk for developing blood clots.
Each February, Heart Health Awareness Month opens the conversation for heart disease and your overall heart health. Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States? The more a woman knows about this disease, the better chance she has of preventing it and being able to recognize the warning signs.
Did you know that cervical cancer is not only the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide but also one of the most preventable? Each year, January is recognized as Cervical Health Awareness Month, allowing for an open conversation about cervical cancer, how it can be treated, and how it can be prevented.
At Greenville OB/GYN we know that choosing a partner in your health can be difficult and that choosing a provider for gynecologic and obstetric care can seem even more overwhelming. Some women put off going to their OB/GYN because they don’t feel comfortable talking about such private and intimate topics and physical exams can seem intimidating...
Knowing when to schedule the first gynecological visit for either your daughter or yourself can lead to some uncertainty. Most women don’t know at what age they should establish themselves as a patient with an OB/GYN and what to expect during their first visit.
Women have a lot to think about when it comes to their health. Keeping cholesterol and blood pressure down is key while improving blood sugar levels, getting more calcium and adding fiber, vitamins, minerals, and protein… more