Hysterectomy: Purpose, Procedure, and Risks

One of the most common gynecological surgeries is called a hysterectomy, which is typically the removal of the uterus. There are roughly 600,000 hysterectomies performed annually in the United States, and gynecologists suggest the surgery to women for many reasons. It is estimated that by age 60, one-third of all women have had hysterectomies for […]

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV): Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis

It’s normal for the vagina to have bacteria, and that is in part what keeps a healthy balance and pH. However, when there is an imbalance, the vagina can become inflamed. It’s estimated that one in three women will be diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis (BV) at some point in their lifetimes; however, many women either […]

Lung Diseases and Disorders

What is Lung Disease? Just as the name suggests, lung disease is any of a number of disorders that impact the lungs. You have two lungs which are the main organs responsible for the process of breathing. The lungs are part of a system that never stops in order to bring oxygen into your body, […]

Graves’ Disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Having a problem with one’s thyroid gland is, unfortunately, a far too familiar issue for many around the country. The American Thyroid Association estimates that some 20 million Americans have a thyroid disease and that 12% of all Americans will develop some form of thyroid condition at some point during their lifetime. Moreover, it is […]