Prevention & Recovery

Women's health: hormones, fertility and other issues important to you

Author: Canadian Living

Prevention & Recovery

Women's health: hormones, fertility and other issues important to you

Did you know that heart disease kills seven times more Canadian women every year than breast cancer does? Or that your menstrual cycles can get shorter as you get older?
Whether it's issues about fertility and hormones, questions about your period or menopause or concerns about breast or ovarian cancer, there's a lot to know about women's health. And we have answers to some of your most pressing questions, including how to manage your PMS symptoms, what a sudden gain or loss in weight may mean and the effect too much exercise has on your fertility.

Read on to learn more about women's health.

All about hormones
Women's health: What are hormones like as you age?
Have you ever wondered what happens to your hormones as you age? This handy guide will tell you everything you need to know about hormones through your 20s to your 50s and help you figure out how to keep them in check.

Food and your hormones
Whether it's PMS, perimenopause or menopause, certain foods help relieve your symptoms.

Gynocological health
7 steps to good gynecological health
Be proactive by caring for your sexual and reproductive well-being.

7 things you're dying to know about your vagina
We ask an expert to answer the most common questions women have about their vaginas. Learn more about your most intimate body part.

7 proven solutions to your worst period problems
Our experts share solutions for cramps, PMS and other period symptoms.

Symptoms you need to tell your doctor about
Women often brush off unexplained body changes without letting their doctors know how they are feeling. Two doctors explain why you should always keep an open conversation with your physician and the dangers of ignoring what your body is telling you.

Reproductive health

Fertility myths: Dispelling misconceptions
Don't let these fertility myths keep you from your family planning.

Birth control: What works best for you?
There are so many choices when it comes to birth control. Here's our guide to help you pick the method that's best for you.

Foods that boost fertility
Eating nutritious foods is not only good for your health, but also increases your chances of conceiving. Here are a few foods that help boost your fertility – and his.

Women's cancers
A woman's guide to breast cancer
Want to learn more about breast cancer prevention and diagnosis? From self-exams to coping with cancer, we've put together a guide for everything you need to know about breast cancer.

12 ways to prevent breast cancer
Discover 12 ways to significantly improve your chances of preventing this deadly disease.

What you need to know about ovarian cancer
From symptoms and diagnosis to treatment and support systems, here are helpful tips and resources to educate yourself and your loved ones on ovarian cancer.

Cancer: The many-headed beast
Some women have a higher risk of developing certain kinds of cancers than others. Prevention strategies and treatment options are as varied as the individuals in question.

All about menopause
The ins and outs of menopause
Menopause brings hormonal, physical and emotional changes. Read on for expert tips and tricks on how to deal with this challenging time.

4 ways to get through menopause naturally
Are you experiencing menopause symptoms? Suffering from hot flashes? Or are you just plain curious about navigating this big change? Our nutrition expert shares tips on how to get through menopause naturally.

Mental health
How to beat stress and anxiety
Experts share their best advice to beat stress and anxiety and have a better day.

How to face anxiety, panic attacks and depression to discover inner peace
Learn how three strong women faced mental illness to find complete and fulfilling lives. Plus, the best Canadian resources to turn to for help when battling mental illness.

Heart health
Women's health: How to recognize heart attack symptoms
Women rarely have chest pain when experiencing a heart attack. Knowing the surprising heart attack symptoms could save your life.

Discover 5 proven ways to boost your heart health
Understand your risk of heart disease and how you can prevent heart-related problems. Plus, expert tips for keeping your heart in amazing shape.

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Women's health: hormones, fertility and other issues important to you