Category Archives: Female Health

Flibanserin Side Effects: Female Viagra’s Good and Bad Sides

Okay, so them Boehringer Ingelheim peeps have developed a female version of Viagra, should ladies jump up and down because they now can match their partners in the bedroom? Not so fast, my friend. First of all the Flibanserin (aka female Viagra) is not yet approved by the FDA, who knows maybe them FDA peeps will find something in the drug which would cause them to not approve its sale to consumers.

Anyhoo, if you’re wondering about the good and bad effects of this Flibanserin (geeze Boehringer peeps, can you coin a word that’s easier to pronounce), here’s what a study established. Let’s look at the good thing first; it increases your sexual desire: Continue reading Flibanserin Side Effects: Female Viagra’s Good and Bad Sides

Natazia Side Effects: Weight Gain, Migraine, Nausea

Natazia Side Effects: Weight Gain, Migraine, Nausea. What are the side effects, if any, of Bayer’s new birth control pill Natazia which was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

Most Common Natazia Side Effects. Here’s what the company’s press release is saying about Natazia’s negative side effects:

“The most common treatment-emergent adverse reactions (greater than or equal to 2%) were headache (including migraines) (13.2%), metrorrhagia and irregular menstruation (8.0%), breast pain, discomfort or tenderness (6.6%), nausea or vomiting (6.5%), acne (3.9%), and increased weight (2.8%).”

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Prozac PMS Treatment: Can Prozac Treat Pre-Menstrual Syndrome?

Prozac PMS Treatment: Can Prozac Treat Pre-Menstrual Syndrome? British researchers have discovered that Prozac, a commonly-prescribed anti-depression pill, can also stop pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) which reportedly affects three quarters of women.

The study, conducted at the University of Birmingham, found that a small dose of Prozac can stop the changes in the body that cause PMS.

According to lead researcher Dr. Thelma Lovick, PMS occurs when the level of allopregnanolone (ALLO) drops during the pre-menstrual period.

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ROCA Test Effective or Accurate: FDA on Abcodia’s Risk of Ovarian Cancer Algorithm

ROCA Test Effective or Accurate? Can you rely on the Abcodia ROCA (Risk of Ovarian Cancer Algorithm) Test if you want to find out if you have ovarian cancer? Is it accurate? Can it really detect the early stages of ovarian cancer?

Well, if you ask the U.S. Food and Drug Admnistration (FDA), the ROCA Test is not accurate or reliable.

And, in a recent safety notice to women and physicians, the agency warned “that there is currently no safe and effective ovarian cancer screening test”.

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Celebrities With Endometriosis

What is endometriosis? How common is it? What causes it? And what famous people are living with this condition?

The Mayo Clinic defines endometriosis as a “painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus (endometrial implant)”. Sounds bad, no? It reportedly causes pain especially during a woman’s period. And it can lead to fertility problems.

The cause of endometriosis has not been established. According to the UK NHS (nhs.co.uk), the following theories are being advanced as the possible cause of this health condition: retrograde menstruation (where the womb lining or endometrium flows backwards through the fallopian tubes and into the abdomen instead of leaving the body as a period); spread through the bloodstream or lymphatic system (whereby endometriosis cells are believed to get into the bloodstream or lymphatic system); problems with the immune system; genetics; and environmental causes.

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Bad Celebrity Breast Implants: Did Imogen Thomas Have Toxic PIP Implant?

Bad Celebrity Breast Implants: Did Imogen Thomas Have Toxic PIP Implant? Should you have a breast implant? In the end, you will make that decision. But it’s best if you read this article about Imogen Thomas, ‘toxic’ PIP implants and what you can learn from this.

Welsh beauty queen, glamour model and TV personality Imogen Thomas, who rose to fame after winning the 2003 Miss Wales title and lasting three months on the seventh series of Big Brother is also famous for one other thing: her big and beautiful breasts.

The thing is, they’re fake — but the 30-year old sex symbol isn’t shy about letting the world know. In 2008, the reality star announced that she would be getting a boob job. “As a model, appearance and feeling good about my body is very important to me,” she told the Swansea Evening Post.

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