Irregular periods are caused by stress, unbalanced hormones, certain foods, and even the environment. Some things – like the environment – can’t be changed. If you’re worried about irregular periods, you can learn how to take control and make certain changes in your life.
A monthly period can make life uncomfortable, socially awkward and even physically painful – but menstruation is surprisingly good for a woman’s physical, mental, and emotional health! These benefits of having a period will make you happy to menstruate.
Eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa affect every aspect of a woman’s health – including her fertility and ability to get pregnant. Can you get pregnant if you have an eating disorder? Do eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa cause infertility?
When I was in my late 40s, my gynecologist suggested I get a hysterectomy. My periods were irregular but painful. It was a nuisance because I was spotting all the time. The doctor said it’s a simple surgery and I’d feel much better afterward. I scheduled the surgery without even wondering, “Do I really need a hysterectomy?
One of the saddest and most life-changing decisions of my life was to finally make an appointment with a fertility doctor. My husband and I were both almost 40 years old. We’d been trying to get pregnant for over a year. We’d read enough pregnancy books and visited enough infertility websites to recognize the signs of fertility problems.
Do hot baths decrease your chances of getting pregnant? What about hot tubs – do they diminish your chances of conceiving a baby? These tips for improving female fertility – a list of things to avoid if you want to get pregnant – are from physician and author Dr Jacob Teitelbaum.