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.
Did you know both iTunes and Google Play app stores boast nearly 1 million apps each? The choices are many, but it is tough to find truly helpful and informational apps that you can turn to time and time again. With quality over quantity in mind, we researched the best apps for your period, birth control and a few things in between. If you have a favorite health-related app, leave a comment below!
Join us for a lively Q&A with Mary Fjerstad, a nurse practitioner with more than 30 years of experience in women's health.
Wednesday, March 6 at 11am PST/2pm EST.
March is National Nutrition Month. To celebrate, Softcup is sharing our favorite healthy snacks and bites. We believe in healthy, balanced eating, not deprivation. To maximize your snack, get a mix of protein, fruits/vegetables, good fat and carbs. Enjoy!
Wow! What a fabulous creation. Thank you! At the age of 40 I never thought I would ever be comfortable with my periods. Always dreaded that time of the month. This thing is wonderful! I don't feel it. Easy to use. No worries about carrying a tampon on pad in my pocket or bag anymore. During family outings and activities, I now have one less thing to worry about. And it doesn't leak (and I've had 3 kids vaginally, so I was concerned). I just want to say thank you for making this product.
Rachel Ledbetter of Dallas, Texas!
We loved Rachel's description of how she would spend 12 uninterrupted hours. We also learned she is exactly the kind of woman we know so many Softcup fans to be - smart, strong and big-hearted. Read our interview below!
Winning entry: Walking around Tokyo with my hubby! There is so much to see there is no time for bathroom breaks!
Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological issues seen in the primary care office. It is described as a condition that occurs when endometrial cells grow outside the uterus. Endometrial cells normally grow inside the uterus, lining the uterine wall. During a woman’s menstrual cycle, this lining of cells (called the endometrium) responds to the body’s hormones by growing and thickening to prepare for the possibility of a fertilized egg. If no fertilized egg implants, the lining is shed during menstruation and thins as hormone levels drop.