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When It’s More Than Just a Bad Headache

When It’s More Than Just a Bad Headache

Migraines are much more than just an occasional bad headache. If you find your migraines regularly hijacking your to-do list, leaving you unable to play with your kids, get to work on time or socialize with friends at least half of the month, you may have a condition called chronic migraine. Chronic migraine is a debilitating problem that affects up to 5 percent of the population, mostly women. Previously called “transformative migraine,” chronic migraine tends to worsen over time. Headaches…

Fibroids: Symptoms and Treatment Options

Fibroids: Symptoms and Treatment Options

Fibroids are noncancerous uterine tumors that occur in most women by the time they reach menopause. Fibroids don’t always cause symptoms; however, an estimated 20 to 25 percent of women with fibroids will experience symptoms. Symptoms Heavy menstrual bleeding (so heavy, it may lead to anemia). This is the most common symptom. A mass in the pelvis that may make you appear pregnant Pressure in the pelvic area caused by the enlarged uterus Frequent urination Urinary incontinence Difficulty emptying bladder…

Know Your Options for Managing Pain after Surgery

Know Your Options for Managing Pain after Surgery

If you find yourself heading to the operating room, you’re not alone. Each year, 51.4 million people undergo in patient surgical procedures in the United States for various reasons. While preparing for the surgery itself is important, preparing for what happens after the surgery is crucial to ensuring a smooth and comfortable recovery. Working with your health care provider to develop a plan to manage postsurgical pain is an important first step. Before undergoing surgery, read these must-know facts about…

9 Questions to Ask About Postsurgical Pain Management

9 Questions to Ask About Postsurgical Pain Management

One of the best ways to ease a***y about a major event, like surgery, is to plan ahead. Conversations about postsurgical pain management need to happen before your procedure, so you can focus on your recovery after surgery is complete. Here are 9 questions you should ask your attending health care professional before having surgery. What should I do before my surgery? Make sure you understand your health care provider’s instructions about eating and drinking. Anesthesia administered during surgery may require…

When It Comes to Managing Pain after Surgery, Women Want a Choice

When It Comes to Managing Pain after Surgery, Women Want a Choice

The weeks before surgery require preparation. Who will be driving you? Is everything tied up at work? Will someone be able to help with the kids? Often times, one very important thing is overlooked: Pain management. According to a recent HealthyWomen survey, 99 percent of women want a choice in how their pain is managed after surgery, with 94 percent of women saying if they could effectively manage their pain without narcotics —also known as opioids and prescription painkillers—they would.…