Aging Tips for Women

You don’t have to be an A-list celebrity to look good and feel great long into your golden years. The formula for aging gracefully is easy and any dedicated do-it-yourselfer can look just as good—if not better than—those lovely ladies on the silver screen.  7 healthy aging tips, especially for women Getting older doesn’t have … Continued

Your First Obstetric Appointment

You’re having a baby? You’re having a baby! As soon as you see the positive sign on that pregnancy test, your life changes. The excitement builds, names may begin to bounce around your head, and you start to plan for your baby’s arrival. The first step? Your first obstetric appointment. If you haven’t seen your … Continued

When to Take a Pregnancy Test

If you’ve been trying to conceive, then you’ve probably visited your fair share of pregnancy websites and are familiar with the two-week wait, or 2WW (as well as many other pregnancy terms and acronyms). The 2WW refers to the period of time between ovulation, your pregnancy attempt and the day you find out whether or … Continued

What Is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is more common than you might think. Between 20 to 30 percent of young women, 30 to 40 percent of middle-aged women and up to 50 percent of older women suffer from bladder control issues. These issues can range from a small leakage after coughing, sneezing or laughing to a large leakage brought … Continued

What Are the Signs of Menopause?

Menopause is a natural decline in reproductive hormones that typically occurs when a woman reaches her late 40s or early 50s, though it may happen earlier than 40. It is a natural part of aging, but it doesn’t have to cause you embarrassment or discomfort. There are many ways to address menopause symptoms and lower … Continued

What Happens at a Gynecology Appointment?

Anticipating your first gynecology appointment may do a number on your nerves­—we get it. Rest assured, at Adriatica Women’s Health it is a quick, straightforward procedure that is essential for maintaining your overall health. If you are sexually active or 18 years of age or older you should make annual gynecology appointments a priority. They … Continued

Uterine Fibroids: Symptoms, Signs and Treatment

Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that develop in a woman’s uterus. They are groups of muscle cells and other tissues that can be as small as one centimeter or as large as six inches in diameter. Though you may not be familiar with this condition, uterine fibroids are extremely common. In fact, more than 70 … Continued