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Women Reproductive Health

Women’s reproductive health is something that they must be aware of for their entire lives. Taking good care of ones self from puberty on will affect whether a woman can have children, and if she will get through the rest of her life without any serious problems. Typically, a good diet, exercise, and yearly exams are all that women need to stay on top of their reproductive health but sometimes, especially when pregnant or going through menopause women need a little bit more help. It seems that women’s reproductive health becomes even more important after suffering from some menopause symptoms or even something as simple as a yeast infection. Perhaps the lack of thought about aging is why many women find that they need depression treatment. Some women have a hard time with waking up one day and realizing that they are “old” and are well past the reproductive age. While some women have a hard time aging, other women really bask in the glory of middle age, as it no doubt has its responsibilities, but other women find that some old responsibilities are gone.

Reproductive Health Issues

Menstrual Problems

* Dysmenorrhoea is related to extreme pain during and around the time of their periods. The pain can be debilitating, and in some circumstances it is accompanied by nausea, dizziness, exhaustion, fainting, head aches and even constipation or diarrhoea. Constant low back ache is a congestive dysmenorrhoea where as cramping constricting pains is spasmodic dysmenorrhoea.

* Menstrual cycles can vary from 23 days to 35 days. It is regular if your periods occur at regular intervals. Minor irregularities like a the period for a menstrual cycle varying from 25 days to 35 days the next cycle occurs are common. Large gaps and no periods, spotting as well as continuous bleeding for a few weeks when periods occur, warrant a visit to the doctor.

Herbal Remedies

If it’s an issue of menstrual cramps, the herb Water Elder (Viburnum opulus) commonly called ‘Cramp Bark’ is known to ease premenstrual symptoms. Herbalists revealed that a tincture produced from the herb’s bark would serve as an effective alternative to the usual anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic medications administered to relieve menstrual cramps and other discomforts that come about with pregnancy. In fact, the herb is recognized for its remarkable support to female organs as it helps prevent miscarriages to this end. The practice of traditional Chinese medicine also encompasses female reproductive health with the introduction of Dong Quai (Angelica Sinensis) in alternative circles. Dong Quai is renowned in gynecological studies for its anti-inflammatory and sedative properties. Women can count on the herb’s medicinal constituents to relieve PMS conditions, menstrual irregularities, and even with menopause.

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