Women’s Health

maternal mental health

Maternal Mental Health

May 17, 2023

Your mental health is always important.  It is also very important to pay attention to your mental health during your pregnancy and after.  What is maternal mental health exactly? Maternal mental health refers to the emotional well-being and psychological state of women during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. It encompasses the mental health issues […]

weight gain

Does Menopause Cause Weight Gain?

May 11, 2023

Weight gain can be very common for women as they age. If you recently experienced sudden weight gain you may find the following information to be helpful.  There probably isn’t just one reason why you have gained weight. There could be multiple reasons why this happened.   Reasons Why You May Gain Weight: If you believe […]

Ovarian Cancer

Facts About Ovaries & Ovarian Cancer

May 4, 2023

With World Ovarian Cancer Day being May 8th of 2023 – we thought it may be a good time to share some facts about ovaries and ovarian cancer.  Especially since ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen.  It is best that women educate themselves and learn the signs […]

fibroids

Fibroids

April 19, 2023

Fibroid Awareness Week is 4/18 – 4/24 of 2023.  What better time than now to discuss fibroids?  About 20 percent to 80 percent of women develop them by the time they reach age 50.  With that covering a broad range of women, you may be asking yourself “What are fibroids?” Overview Fibroids, also known as […]

STI

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

April 6, 2023

Have you considered getting tested for sexually transmitted infections?  It would be a good idea especially if you think you may have been exposed, have any signs/symptoms, or if you have a new partner.  Do not hesitate in getting screened for STIs. STIs are serious illnesses that need treatment. Types of STIs Common types of […]

HPV

Your HPV Questions – Answered

March 4, 2023

There are several questions with concern to many different health issues.  Human papillomavirus is no exception.  Many have questions about the topic and the OB-GYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch would like to help answer those questions about HPV for you here. What is HPV (human papillomavirus)? Human papillomavirus is a virus that can affect […]

Endometriosis

Endometriosis

March 4, 2023

The uterus is lined with endometrial tissue and that lining is called the endometrium. A woman’s body grows a new endometrium with each menstrual cycle to prepare for a fertilized egg. There is a condition where the endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus, that condition is called Endometriosis.   What Is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is often painful […]

heart health

Heart Health

February 16, 2023

You probably already know that heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. There are ways you can protect your heart and stay healthy.  Start by choosing to live a healthy lifestyle and understanding your risk of heart disease. Diet & Lifestyle Recommendations From The American […]

cancer prevention

Cancer Prevention

February 4, 2023

Many of us already know that cancer is a major health concern worldwide.  It is also the second leading cause of death in the United States.  It is of course not a diagnosis any of us want to receive.  Want to learn of things that you can do to prevent cancer?   Eat A Nutrient-Rich Diet […]

menstrual cramps

Menstrual Cramps

January 27, 2023

Menstrual cramps, also known as dysmenorrhea, are usually a common experience for females just before they start their periods and during.  For some, the cramps they experience are just a common annoyance, and for others, they can be so painful that they interfere with daily activities such as work or school.  Which one can you […]