March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, and ladies, if you suffer from endometriosis, you’re not alone, as 176 million reproductive-age women have the disease worldwide. At Metro OBGYN, we think it’s important to bring additional awareness to this often misunderstood disease. Here are several ways you can raise awareness about this painful pelvic health disorder this March (and beyond).
Pregnancy brings a lot of joy and excitement for expecting mothers but can also mean an increase in health concerns for you and your baby. If you’re pregnant and dealing with a medical issue, do you go to an emergency room or an urgent care? While these two options will both work, it depends on the particular health issue. We’ll take a look at when it’s best to go to an urgent care for pregnancy services and when it’s best to go to an ER instead.
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC), the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), and the United States Congress designated January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Marking January as an awareness month highlights the importance of prevention and education on cervical cancer, which is a preventable gynecologic disease.
Did you know that your pelvic floor is working 24/7? That’s right! Your pelvic floor helps support your pelvic organs which include the bladder, colon, rectum, and reproductive organs. While your pelvic floor keeps working, it’s essential to strengthen your muscles. The health of your pelvic floor is important and as we move further into the new year, consider improving your pelvic health with these tips and tricks!
Painful. Frustrating. Isolating. Having a chronic inflammatory disease like endometriosis can be all of these things, but it doesn't have to be that way. Endometriosis is a disorder in which the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows elsewhere within the abdominal or pelvic region. While there is no cure, there are ways to treat this often misunderstood condition. With the right treatment options, you can find relief from the symptoms that have held you back from living a happy and healthy life.