In Osteoporosis Part I, Dr. Ko introduced us to this degenerative bone disease. The good doctor covered what osteoporosis is and the uncontrollable and controllable risks associated with the disease. Read on for part II.
My grandma epitomized the stereotypical qualities of a grandmother. She was as sweet as honey, always made sure that I ate more than I needed, and she could knit a scarf in an afternoon. In her later years, she was hunched over and walked with a shuffle. I remember how proud I was when I surpassed her in height at 4'9". What I failed to realize in my youth was that Grandma was not always 4'9" at her tallest, and being hunched over was not a natural process of age.
This week, Dr. Ko addresses Softcup and fertility.
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This month, our stop-at-nothing woman is Dr. Margaret Chan, current Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). As the first person from China to lead a United Nations Agency, Dr. Chan is committed to serving world health interests and remains the most powerful person in public health today.
I wanted to let you know how amazing Softcup is! I'll admit I was skeptical to try it, but for $8 I figured why not? I came across Softcup online, while looking up ideas about having sex on your period. I'm not usually a fan of the idea, but my boyfriend had been away and he was only in town for a few days...of course those few days were during my period! Needless to say, I was desperate. I read the tips and that the first time or two you might get it wrong, feel it, or make a mess. Let me tell you - I got it in the first time, didn't feel it at all, and there was no mess.
I just wanted to let you know Softcup changed my life!
I'm a 52 year old peri-menopausal woman experiencing dreadful periods—unexpected and often heavy. I hate pads and tampons, and they weren't doing the job alone. With all the other unpleasant effects of aging, tampons didn't always stay in and on heavy days could not provide enough protection. I was desperate.
In part 1, we covered the symptoms of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is more common than hyperthyroidism. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disorder called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hypothyroidism typically affects people who:
As a primary care physician who has a special interest in women's health, menstrual irregularities, fatigue and weight issues are some of the more common complaints I hear from patients. When I see a patient with these complaints, one of the conditions I test her for is thyroid function. You might be saying to yourself, "Thyroid? I think I remember my grandmother having a thyroid issue, but I have no idea what a thyroid is or what it does."
That brings us to the topic of the month - thyroid dysfunction and how it relates to women's health.
At Softcup, we want to celebrate the courage of women all over the world who face hardships and challenges that test the strongest of human resolve. Each month of this year, we will profile a woman who “stopped at nothing” to make a difference in the world. We kick off our series with two Somalian women—Dr. Hawa Abdi and Edna Adan. Both women stand as symbols of resilience, empowerment and a hope for a healthier and more stable world.