woman laying down with endometriosis painA menstrual period is always uncomfortable but for some women it’s a monthly nightmare of bleeding and spotting, diarrhea, constipation, intense cramps and debilitating pain. This is a condition known as endometriosis when cells that line the uterus begin growing on other parts of your reproductive system and pelvic area. It can cause swelling and pain because the tissue grows and bleeds in areas where it can’t easily get out of your body as it would normally during menstruation.

woman getting a thyroid examDo you always feel cold or hot when others are not? Maybe you gain weight even when you eat less or lose weight without cutting back on what you eat. Perhaps you’re feeling very tired, irritable, anxious or depressed; having trouble sleeping or experiencing more menstrual bleeding or fewer and lighter periods.

senior woman holding red heartPop quiz – what’s the number-one killer of women? Is it breast cancer? No.

Cardiovascular disease leads the list and is responsible for one in three deaths for women each year. That’s just one of the myths about heart disease that may be keeping you from taking your heart health seriously.

Cervical Cancer Awareness MonthCervical cancer affects approximately 13,000 women in the United States each year but it’s also one of the most preventable types of cancer. And there’s new evidence that prevention might be just one shot away.

Most women and men carry human papillomavirus (HPV) which is believed to cause up to 90 percent of cervical cancers. The HPV vaccine can protect against several strains of HPV and is recommended for girls and boys in middle school. The goal is to provide protection before sexual activity begins that can spread HPV.

woman sitting on couch with hot beverageGetting a new job or losing 10 pounds or finding that special someone or starting a family. These may not be your resolutions for the new year but we can all resolve to improve our wellness in 2020.

Think about the basic steps you can take to be healthier. No giant mountains to conquer, just some smaller hills to climb that will raise you up and improve your wellness.

Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
(734) 362-7077 - Fax