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Category Archives: Health

Medical Spas for Women

What a Consultation at a Spa Might Entail

If you are uncertain about using a temporary methods that involves a medical procedure, there are some Medical Spas that specialize in these things. Your doctor may refer you to one in order to help you make your final decision.

The establishment may have more in the way of information materials, and a consultant can spend more time going over your choices with you. Pros and cons can be discussed, including reliability of the different methods and possible side effects.

Implantable Devices

More than likely, when medical spas specialize in these methods, it has to do with implantable devices. This doesn’t mean that they will try to sell you on one of these methods, however. A reputable establishment will not encourage you to use an implantable device if it would be better for you to use another method.

That being said, if you decide on an implantable device because you think it would fit better with your lifestyle, you’ll have some different ones from which to choose. The device could be hormone-based and be implanted under the skin as a time-release method, or it could be an intrauterine device that may or may not involve hormones.


Medical Spas that specialize in implantable birth control methods will employ people who will have the necessary license to be able to perform the procedures. More than likely, they’ll be medical doctors or nurse practitioners. Getting an implantable device is always an outpatient procedure that rarely involves anesthetic.

Having the procedure done in this type of establishment often means that you’ll be much more comfortable than if it’s done in a doctor’s office setting. That being said, your general practitioner or gynecologist will most likely have consulted with the professional at the establishment on the final decision as to a method and the procedure in order to ensure that you’re getting the best care.

Medical spas can be good resources for women who are searching for the right birth control methods and want the best treatment and procedure options. The best way to find out about these types of spas is to talk to your physician first.

Herbal Solution For Birth Control

One woman doesn’t want to buy the moon theory described, though she will look into the herbal solution. The thing is, the moon theory only works after you’ve made it work, and there are things you can do to become synchronized with the moon phases (unless you have insurmountable menstrual glitches.) Looking at the moon a lot (sounds freaky, but it’s true) and regulating the light in your bedroom are just 2 things. If it could work for you, you’d simply have more confidence in your birth control because you’d know more assuredly when you are ovulating.

The book “Herbal for the Childbearing Year” deals a lot with herbal contraception. There are herbs that promote temporary sterility, like stonessed root, jack-in-the-pulpit root, and thistles (some of these are very powerful so you would have to first research exactly how to use them); and there are “implantation preventers” which make the uterus unsuitable for a fertilized egg to grow in.

Carrot seed, Rutin, and smartweed leaves all prevent implantation. It may be very worthwhile for you to look into these options, if having a baby is not possible for you right now. There are also ecbolics listed (herbs that cause abortions) but if you are against abortion, you want to stay away from them.

Hormonal Contraceptives For Women

Contrary to popular opinion, the after-effects of these products are often fully reversible after one has commenced and completed his or her treatment process. These techniques of contraception typically will refer to birth control methods that are acting mainly on the endocrine system. Popular examples of these would include the pill (which is the most common technique), patches, injections, intra-uterine systems, implants and finally the progestogen-only pill that is often referred to as the mini-pill.

Nowadays, nearly four million females within the United Kingdom itself are utilizing these contraceptive devices to help control fertility as well as prevent pregnancies from happening. They are also utilized to help treat particularly heavy periods of endometriosis as well as to help get rid of severe premenstrual symptoms. However, these products do not help to prevent one form obtaining STDs or sexually transmitted diseases.

The monthly cycles of a large majority of women are in fact regulated by two main hormones, namely oestrogen and progesterone. The former hormone tends to rise rapidly after her period which causes an unfertilized egg to develop in her ovaries through a process known as ovulation. The latter hormone comes into play by helping the lining of one’s womb to grow thicker in preparation for a fertilized egg.

The egg that is produced will that fall naturally down the woman’s fallopian tubes and her body will naturally absorb the egg away if it does not cause her to become pregnant. After this happens, the levels of both hormones within the woman’s body will start to drop and her womb lining will start to tear away gradually, and become disposed through a process known as a menstrual period.

The way in which these contraceptive products tend to operate is by containing many artificial or synthetic variants of the two hormones normally produced by a woman. When they are utilized correctly, they have the ability to interfere with one’s regular monthly cycle and this in turn, will help to cease the process of a normal pregnancy.

In general, these contraceptive function in three ways. Firstly, by preventing one’s ovaries from releasing the egg in the first place. Secondly, by thickening the cervix, which is the neck of the womb, thereby making it that much more difficult for the male sperm to enter. Finally, it may also operate by making the womb lining become too thin for a fertilized egg to be implanted into.

There are many more interesting and useful facts about these products that one should know about, and this article only offers a superficial coverage. By everything to know about Hormonal Contraceptives for women, one will be able to gain more insights on how these products are able to function.


Some women experience worse side effects, like headaches, nausea, depression, soreness, weight gain, strange bleeding… you name it! For this reason, pay close attention to your body after you start taking it. If you notice any changes in your body or your mood, talk to your gynecologist. You may be one of the few women who aren’t suited to taking pills.

Q – Does the pill protect you against sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/Aids?
A – Absolutely not! The pill offers no protection against anything at all except for motherhood, and it doesn’t guarantee 100% protection from that either! The only way to protect you completely from sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, is complete abstinence. So, just don’t ever have sex again, and you’re safe.

Abstinence is not a choice? It is not for the most of the people. There are lots of ways to protect yourself from all the nasty diseases out there. The best place to start is to talk to your local gynecologist. They can recommend methods that will be the most effective in keeping you from catching anything.

Q – If you decide you want to have a baby, how long before the pill stops working?
A – Had enough of the childless life? If you want to start using sex for procreation and not just recreation, you can always stop taking the pill, and you’ll be fertile again.

Time Duration

No gynecologist can give you an exact date. It varies from woman to woman, but most women can ovulate again after 2 weeks. This doesn’t mean that after two weeks BAM!- You’re preggers! Hold on a little bit… it may take a longer time. Many people don’t realize it takes more than once without protection to put a bun in the oven. Have some patience!

Safety Using Condoms

Safe Condoms

Condoms may not offer the greatest and 100 % safety in terms of preventing unwanted pregnancies but there is also a big percentage that it may help in reducing the number of the unwanted pregnancy statistics. These alone would qualify such rubber contraceptives to be labeled as ” condoms”. It would be a smarter move to use the simplest and most affordable means of contraception nowadays which is safe condom. Another aspect of safety in condoms is that these rubber contraceptives are able to help insulate you versus sexually transmitted disease as well as the dreaded AIDS, syphilis and many other sexual diseases.

As a matter of fact, history would tell us that condoms were not actually invented to prevent having a pregnancy but rather to prevent acquiring the various transmissible sexual diseases, such as syphilis. Truly, the condoms of today can be considered as safe condoms knowing the ultimate reason for their invention was due to being safe and protecting people from getting sexual diseases.

Always make it a point that before you use any kind of condom, you first have to check if they are indeed safe condoms? Look by the kind of materials used; whether it was made from latex, lambskin or polyurethane. They are all easily accessible, cheaper and eco-friendly especially if you do not mix them in water or anything fluid. These safe condom have elasticity of about 800% before they would break. While polyurethane is the type of material, made of plastic actually, that would best be kept away if you want to help protect our environment.

Expiry Dates And Safe Condoms

Also, remember that safety condoms are those that are within the expiry dates of manufacture when you use them. Otherwise, the latex material may have undergone degradation and therefore can lead to leakages and spills which of course, are dangerous, as it may lead to unwanted STD s and pregnancies. Other factors that cause the safety condoms to be otherwise include poor storage. Remember to always store your condoms in cool and dry places to ensure using condom at all times. And last of all, exposure to various substances such as oil may also increase the tendencies of your condoms to wear and degrade easily.

Durex Play

Durex condoms are already available in different sizes, textures and flavors. In terms of material, there are now the latex and non-latex for sensitive people. The non-latex condoms are made from a material known as polyurethane that won’t cause allergy but is still soft to the touch to allow for greater sensitivity.

Of late, the manufacturer of Durex came up with a new innovation beyond the usual condoms. This time, it focused on another aspect of achieving pleasure for adult users which is through vibrations. Called Play, the new line of Durex products aims to encourage adult consumers to do a little experimentation with the way they seek pleasure from each other. It comes in four major types – the Vibrations, Ultra, Touch and Pure Fantasy.

The Vibrations features a ring that vibrates for 20 minutes. It comes with a tiny switch that can be turned on and off without much fuss. This is ideal for first time users.

The Ultra provides longer vibrations of up to 40 minutes. Users need not worry about noise as this product does not create a sound when in use. Also, it is waterproof and can be used with the condom on or even without the rubber. It is best used with a lubricant to experience a high level of pleasure.

The Play Touch is worn on the finger. This enables both men and women to provide their partners with stimulating touches to arouse their sexual desires. No sound is emitted when in use. The product is also not affected when it gets wet and it can even be used again as long as you see the need for it.

The Pure Fantasy product is a vibrator that can be used in different speed levels. It’s considered to be a personal massager with no noise vibrations that can easily be adjusted according to the mood you want. Also available is the Durex Play line is 2 in 1 gel. This gel can serve as a lubricant as well when necessary and can be used all over the body. It can be used by people with sensitive skin because of the presence of aloe vera which is a proven skin moisturizer.

Emergency Contraceptive

In the UK, there are currently two types of emergency contraceptive pills: Levonelle and ellaOne. EllaOne is a relatively new drug and not easily available. I will focus on ellaOne later in this article. The use of Levonelle is well established and is readily available from:

  • Your GP
  • Pharmacist
  • Family planning clinics
  • Accident and Emergency

Levonelle is free when obtained from your GP, using an NHS prescription and from family planning clinics. Certain pharmacists are able to provide the emergency contraceptive without a doctor’s prescription, however a charge of £26 is levied. Accident and Emergency departments should only be used as a last resort.

How does it work?

Levonelle is a progesterone based hormone (a female sex hormone). We still don’t know for certain the exact mechanism of how it works. The general consensus is that it inhibits ovulation (release of an egg from the ovaries); however, it may also prevent fertilization (fusing of sperm and egg) and possibly implantation. The emergency contraceptive pill does not cause an abortion. Technically speaking, an abortion can only occur once a fertilized egg has implanted it self into the lining of the womb.

Levonelle is extremely effective when taken correctly and has been shown to reduce the risk of pregnancy down to 1%.

How do I take it?

Levonelle is not suitable for everyone; it is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Prophyria (a very rare condition)
  • Severe liver disease
  • Previous ectopic pregnancy
  • May not be suitable in conditions such as Crohn’s disease

Time is crucial when it comes to taking Levonelle. It must be consumed within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. Ideally, it should be taken within 12 hours after unprotected intercourse. As time elapses after unprotected intercourse the effectiveness of the drug decreases significantly:

  • Levonelle taken 0-24 hours after unprotected sex – 95% effective
  • Levonelle taken 25-48 hours after unprotected sex – 85% effective
  • Levonelle taken 49-72 hours after unprotected sex – 58% effective

Levonelle is well tolerated by most women, however some women may experience nausea and vomiting. If you vomit with in 2-3 hours of taking Levonelle then another dose must be taken. Other common side effects include headache, dizziness and breast tenderness. Less common side effects can include irregular spotting and bleeding. After taking Levonelle, if you suffer with an early or delayed withdrawal bleed, or your period is on time but is abnormally heavy, then an ectopic (implantation as occurred, but not in the womb) pregnancy must be excluded, and it is advisable to see your doctor as soon as possible.

Alternatives to Levonelle

If the time elapsed after unprotected intercourse is greater than 72 hours, or if Levonelle was not tolerated, then alternative emergency contraception must be considered to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. There are currently two options:

  • EllaOne
  • Intrauterine emergency contraceptive device

EllaOne (ulipristal)

EllaOne is a new emergency contraceptive which was given a license last year. Small trials including women from the UK, USA and Ireland have shown ellaOne to be effective at preventing unwanted pregnancy even after the 72 hour limit normally advised for Levonelle. This means the drug could be taken up to 120 hours (five days) after unprotected intercourse.

EllaOne is a prescription only medication. It will not be available over the counter until more is known about its long term safety profile.

The Intrauterine Emergency Contraceptive Device

The Intrauterine emergency contraceptive device, also known as the emergency IUD, is a small copper device that is inserted into the uterus (womb) via the vagina. It has the benefit of being effective up to five days after unprotected intercourse and can continue to be used as a regular contraceptive. The disadvantage is that it must be fitted, which would normally take place at a family planning clinic.

Long Term Contraception

Studies examining the emergency contraceptive found that many women went on to become pregnant in the next cycle, as they continued to have unprotected intercourse. This indicates the importance of considering long term, or continued contraception.

After taking Levonelle or ellaOne, it is wise to discuss continued contraception with your doctor or family planning clinic. Suitable methods for long term contraception may include:

  • Combined oral contraceptive
  • Progesterone only pill
  • Progesterone injection (taken every 3 months)
  • Contraceptive implant (inserted into the skin of the arm and lasts 3 years)

Effects Hormonal Contraception

Hormonal birth control is one of the most common contraceptive methods. Hormonal contraceptives are made with artificial (synthesized) hormones, which work with your body to prevent pregnancy. Generally, they suppress ovulation, which makes pregnancy almost impossible. Though hormonal methods are the most widely used, there are some things to consider before you know if they are right for you – and if so, which specific method to choose.

First of all, there are many people who should not use hormonal methods of birth control. This should all be discussed with your doctor, but the risk factors include: anyone who suspects they might already be pregnant, anyone who is breastfeeding, anyone who has active liver disease, anyone over age 35, smokers, anyone with diabetes, anyone with blood clotting problems, and several more. Enlisting the help of a professional will help determine what, if any, risk factors are present for you, and if it is safe for you to begin using hormonal contraceptives.

As with any prescribed medication, there are also many side effects to be aware of. The most common side effects are: weight gain, acne, nausea, dizziness, headaches, depression, vaginal infections, high blood pressure, loss of libido, and blood clots, to name a few. There are also several rare and extremely dangerous side effects that are worth mentioning. Stroke, liver tumors, gallstones, and jaundice are rare but possible side effects of hormonal birth control methods. It is best, as with any medication, to be aware of the potential risks but always discuss them with a doctor before making any decisions.

Hormonal contraceptives are known to be a pretty effective method of birth control. It is no wonder that they are so widely used. Being aware of the risks associated is important when making a decision as to which method is right for you. Whatever option you choose, enlisting the help of a physician to guide you through the process is always recommended. It is important to make the right decision to avoid complications in the future. A little education about your options can help make the process go a lot more smoothly.

Ovulatory Infertility

When it comes to scientific tests it’s smart to look for the size of the study, who financed this (who appears to gain from the study end results) and how respected is the origin.

And so in line with these three ideas I would like to give out an investigation that observed something which can be interesting to you personally and help you get pregnant somewhat quicker in the event you have ovulatory infertility.

The Nurses Health Study from Harvard commenced back in 1976. It’s among the major as well as lengthiest running experiments on female’s overall health in the USA, in the beginning comprising-of 120,000 married, female nurse approximately within the ages of 30 and 55.

This unbelievable investigation focused on 18,555 females around the substantial set who claimed that they were striving to get pregnant. The aim of the research was to uncover how dietary and way of living choices influenced these women’s capability to have a baby and how long it required them to have a baby.

Among quite a few interesting results that emerged from this investigation, one refers to meat together with animal protein and this is exactly what I’d like to reveal to you.

The study determined that ovulatory infertility appeared to be 39 percent very likely in women with the largest intake of protein when compared to those that have the least quantity of ingestion of animal protein. Additional, to those ladies with the maximum intake of plant protein were way less prone to get ovulatory infertility compared to those with the minimum plant protein intake.

And the following is the key aspect for your needs;

Ingesting 1 serving each day of pork, turkey as well as poultry boosts your possibility of ovulatory infertility by one-third!

In case you have ovulatory infertility, infrequent menstrual cycles, high levels of FSH, PCOS, POF and then you’re making the effort to have a baby make sure you examine your protein ingestion and analyze how often you take in red meat, turkey and poultry.

Here’s the good thing that came out of the investigation

When you replace 25g of animal protein with 25g of vegetable protein your hazard of ovulatory infertility falls by 1 / 2!

Along with

Oddly enough necessary protein from eggs and even fish did not possess any influence on ovulatory infertility. Thus you could have some organic and natural free range eggs and wild, deep-sea fish although not swordfish, shark, flake, and tuna

The end result is actually eat far more plant proteins from beans, seeds and nuts. Instead of grilling and cooking meat and three veg be creative in the kitchen area and check out all of the scrumptious bean food for example hommus made with chickpeas, refried legumes created using dark beans, veggie patties made with adzuki beans, bean curd sweet and so on. The alternatives are unlimited, the taste is fabulous and also you never ever lose interest because of all of the different spices and herbs employed in making these dishes.

Just be sure the legumes are organic from your own nutrition store, soak immediately to reduce chemical substances that might restrict nutrient absorption and can lead to unwanted wind. Next, cook these in filtered normal water with a small strip of Kombu or Kelp for additional minerals. Cook on minimal heating in a large amount water right up until they are really tender. Legumes should never become stiff. When they’re prepared, strain, wash in filtered drinking water and stow in a glass vessel with a formula of filtered water, apple cider vinegar and tablespoon of filtered sea salt. Preserve these using this technique in the refrigerator for two weeks and you could rely on them to generate cereal, salads, mash them into patties and for refried beans, turn as paste in your food processor for desserts and even more.

Must know about Abortion Pill

When buying the said pill in New York, you will actually receive 2 different medications. To be effective, Mifepristone and Misoprostol will have to be used in the right sequence. Those certain pill is a non-surgical treatment option, woman can use when they are in a safe and comfortable environment. This can be in the privacy of their home, or at a friend’s or family member’s residence. Many women do need the extra moral support when taking an abortion pill in Brooklyn.

The abortion pill, also known as the early option pill and medical abortion, can be offered by a women’s medical care facility. The staff members of that center will provide their patients not only with the necessary drugs, but will also give individualized counseling session, information on both medications, as well as detailed instructions.

Women buying an abortion pill in Brooklyn, NY, will be told that the medication has to be used during the first 8 weeks of the pregnancy. Introducing the process any time after that time period can cause complications. It should not be attempted without medical supervision. Once the medication has been taken, the abortion has to be completed. The women who went through the process should schedule a medical check-up after they miscarried to ensure them that everything went according to plan.