Over 1 billion people suffer from migraine headaches worldwide. It is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world and the 6th most disabling. Despite this, there is still a lot we don’t know about why migraines happen and how they happen. They remain largely misunderstood and thus are undertreated. Migraines are more than headaches,
Birth control pills are an affordable and effective way to prevent pregnancy, and they can have many other benefits. Once you have decided on pills out of the many options for birth control, the next step is to navigate the various types of pills available. Keep reading to find out more about the different types,
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. About one out of every ten women in the United States is affected by endometriosis. However, lack of education and awareness too often results in this condition being misdiagnosed or missed altogether. There is a movement on the horizon to change that. Along with EndoMarch and other organizations, this global movement is
75% of perimenopausal women in the United States have reported experiencing hot flashes. They range in severity from being easily tolerated to debilitating. For women that are looking for relief, there are concerns around the safety of hormone therapy, and some are still hesitant to go that route. However, medical experts agree that hormone therapy
Prior to the mid-twentieth century, the availability of birth control choices was quite limited. Thanks to the work of clinical research and the determined efforts of women’s rights advocates, you’d be surprised at the variety of birth control choices available today. Whether you are planning to start a family soon, or ten years down the
The abundance of birth control options is genuinely mind-boggling. So many factors go into deciding which one to choose. Marital status, age, emotional maturity, and sexual relationships are a few. Knowing the available options and how to pick the right one for you can make the selection process easier. Available Birth Control Options Each type of birth
Whether you are ringing a bell at your local grocery store for donations or cleaning out kennels at the local animal shelter, this season is about giving back. At Seattle Women’s, our passion is women’s healthcare and clinical research. Clinical research helps discover which medical approaches work with an illness or a group of people.
Endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have two very different names, but they share some similarities. Each can be difficult to diagnose and affect 5-10% of women of childbearing age. While both conditions can result in irregular bleeding, they are very different conditions and, it is essential if you have any of the symptoms, you