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These stars have played a part in raising awareness of many chronic conditions.
A chronic illness is a long-term medical condition that requires treatment and management over a long period of time, usually years. Some of them are well known, like arthritis and diabetes, but there are a whole host of others which have
'The scars that got me my angel.'
Halsey is reminding everyone that she's a fighter. The mama-to-be announced on Wednesday, January 27, that she's expecting her first child with boyfriend Alev Aydin. She posted photos to Instagram with the caption "surprise!" News of
Here’s what you need to know.
Over the last couple of years, there's been increasing awareness of polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS, a common hormonal disorder. But even with people opening up about their experiences, it's still a condition that most doctors find difficult
Like PCOS, endometriosis is a little difficult to diagnose.
Most of you have probably heard of polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS-in fact, some of you may even have it-but there's another condition a lot of women suffer from that needs to be discussed more often: endometriosis. Hollywood
A useful guide if you're experiencing severe period pain every month.
Menstruation is the normal vaginal bleeding that happens every month-if you're regular-during a woman's menstrual cycle. When this happens, many women experience cramping in their lower abdomen, which can also spread to other parts of your
Conditions like endometriosis can result in pain during intercourse.
There can be many reasons for pain during vaginal intercourse. Conditions like vaginismus and vulvodynia can make penetration hurt even if you're super turned on and just put on plenty of lube. Sexual trauma could be one cause; endometriosis, a
Some of these are easily confused with common health conditions.
Endometriosis is a notoriously difficult condition to diagnose. While part of that is because doctors sometimes fail to take symptoms as seriously as they perhaps should, it's also compounded by the fact that, often, women dismiss their own symptoms as "
The pain resulting from these conditions is so sore it can be 'disabling.'
Sorry to state the obvious, but pain is never a pleasant thing. It's hard to ignore, and chronic pain in particular can end up having a psychological impact, affecting a person's mental health as well as their physical
The first thing gynecologists want you to know is that period pain isn't normal.
Something you've probably heard a million times about your period-it should be painful-simply isn't true. Cramps certainly aren't comfortable, of course, but extreme or debilitating, hurts-too-much-to-go-to-work level pain
We're glad more and more women are talking about this condition.
If you're a fan of Halsey, then you know that she's been suffering with endometriosis for the longest time. Last year, the "Closer" singer tweeted about the reality of having the condition:Because so little is known about endometriosis, even
It affects one in ten women.
Though common among women, endometriosis is still unfamiliar territory for medical professionals. One of its most telling symptoms is pain: severe period cramps, pelvic pain, as well as possible pain during sex. Other symptoms include bleeding, digestive issues, and infertility. But the
Your cramps might mean more than you think.
Endometriosis is a chronic condition where cells similar to the ones found in the lining of your uterus are also in other places in your body. Each month, these cells react in the same way as the ones in your womb, building
Here's what your body is trying to tell you.
If you're the type person who tracks her period-super important, btw-and for some reason, it's delayed this month, what could that mean? You already took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. So ano na?