WOMEN
HEALTH




PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME

GLOSSARY

BODY TYPES

SEX EDUCATION

CANCER

BREAST CANCER

URINARY INCONTINENCE

MENOPAUSE

HEALTH CARE LINKS




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SECTION 1



PREMENSTRUAL
SYNDROME




Premenstrual syndrome
(PMS)


is the name given to a whole host of
unpleasant symptoms that many women
experience at some point during their
menstrual cycle. It is sometimes
coincident with ovulation and thus
begins some seven to fourteen days
prior to a woman's menstrual period.
Symptoms associated with menstruation
itself, such as cramps and irritability,
are not included under the definition of
premenstrual syndrome.

At some point in their reproductive lives,
75% of women will experience premenstrual
syndrome. Symptoms include mood swings
from euphoria to depression, irritability
and causeless anxiety. Physical symptoms
such as fluid retention can also be
experienced. Premenstrual syndrome is
not universally recognized – many doctors
believe it is psychosomatic and refuse
to treat it. If you are under the care
of such a doctor, perhaps switching to
a more sympathetic doctor might not be
amiss.

Some cases of premenstrual syndrome can
be managed with lifestyle changes.
Reducing consumption of caffeine, salt
and high-sugar foods may decrease
symptoms. Eating more starchy foods
and adding calcium carbonate and
vitamin B6 to ones diet can have
positive effects on premenstrual
syndrome symptoms.

If you are effected by Seasonal Affective
Disorder SAD, you may find PMS symptoms
particularly severe in the wintertime.
Light therapy for your SAD symptoms may
alleviate or lessen the severity of your
premenstrual syndrome as well. Light
therapy involves being exposed to bright,
full-spectrum light for at least several
hours during the day in the wintertime.




PREMENSTRUAL
SYNDROME
PMS
LINKS




AETNA INTELI HEALTH
http://www.intelihealth.com/

MEDSCAPE
http://www.medscape.com/

THE MUSEUM OF MENSTRUATION
AND WOMEN'S HEALTH

http://www.mum.org/

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
FOR PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME

http://www.pms.org.uk/

US DOCTOR
http://www.usdoctor.com/




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GLOSSARY




BREAST
The gland that gives milk.
The upper, front part of the body
area between the shoulders and the
stomach, chest.


HEALTH
Condition of being well.
Freedom from sickness.
Sound medical condition.


HYGIENE
Rules of health,
Science of keeping well.


HYGIENIC
Favorable to health, healthful, sanitary,
Of health or hygiene.


HYGIENIST
An expert in hygiene.

PERSON
The human being,
The human body.


PERSONAL
Private,
Individual,
Of or about the body,
Of or about a person.


PREGNANT
Soon to have a baby.
Having one or more offspring
developing in the womb.


SANITARY
Of or about health, favorable to health,
Preventing disease,
Free from dirt and filth.


SANITATION
The study, development and practical
application of sanitary measures.


SANITIZE
To make clean,
Remove germs from.


SKELETON
The bones supporting the muscles
and internal organs of any animal
with a backbone.


SKIN
The outer layer of tissue of the
bodies of people.




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SECTION3



BODY
TYPES






1. ENDOMORPHS
The naturally large person characterised
with a round face, wide hips, big bones,
slow metabolism and high number of
fat cells.



2. MESOMORPHS
The naturally muscular person with wide
shoulders, small waist, athletic build,
low body fat percentage with an
Increase Metabolism



3. ECTOMORPHS
The skinny person with a linear
appearance, small muscles, ultra fast
metabolism, low body fat, narrow
shoulders, hips and waist.




BODY
TYPES
LINKS




BEAUTY IS
http://www.beautyis.com/

BODY BUILDING
http://www.bodybuilding.com/

GIRL.COM AU
http://www.girl.com.au/

HOLISTIC HEALTH TOPICS
http://www.holistichealthtopics.com/

I NEED 2 KNOW
http://www.ineed2know.org/

TIME-TO-RUN
http://www.time-to-run.com/

SOUND FEELINGS
http://www.soundfeelings.com/

WEIGHT LOSS FOR ALL
http://www.weightlossforall.com/



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SECTION 4



SEX
EDUCATION




SEX, SEXUAL, HEALTH, EDUCATOR, COUNSELORS,
PSYCHOLOICAL, ASSOCIATIONS, DISEASES, STDS,
TRANSMITTED, BIRTHRATE, PREGNANCY, TEEN,
HYGIENE, BODY, TRANSMITT, SKIN, ORGANS,
HOLISTIC, GYNECOLOGY, REPRODUCTIVE.




BIRTH CONTROL
Use of contraceptive methods or devices,
control of birthrate by artifical means.


CHLAMYDIA
A sexually transmitted disease, caused by
a bacteria. Chlamydia can cause sterility
if it is not treated.


GONORRHEA
Sexually transmitted disease cause by
the gonococcus bacterium, resulting in
inflammation of the genital and the
urinary organs.


HERPES
Any of several diseases caused by
viruses and producing sores on the skin
and mucous membranes.


SAFE SEX
Sexual activity that does not include
the exchange of bodily fluids, such
as sperm or saliva.


SEXUAL
Of or about sex or the sexes.

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED
DISEASES-STD'S

Disease spread by sexual
activity, veneral disease.


SYPHILIS
A sexually transmitted disease that
attacks the skin, internal organs, and
finally the brain and spinal cord.


VENEREAL DISEASE
Of or transmitted by sexual intercourse,
genital herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea,
and syphilis are venereal diseases.




SEX
EDUCATION
LINKS




THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SEX
COUNSELORS AND EDUCATORS, TEACHERS

http://www.aasect.org/

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
http://www.apa.org/

BROOK
http://www.brook.org.uk/

KOTEX
http://www.kotex.com/

THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO
PREVENT TEEN PREGNANCY

http://www.teenpregnancy.org/

PUBLIC SCHOOL PARENT'S NETWORK
http://www.psparents.net

SCARLE TEEN
http://www.scarleteen.com/

SEX ETC
http://www.sx.etc.org/

SEXUALITY.ORG
http://www.sexuality.org/

SEXUALITY INFORMATION AND
EDUCATIO COUNCIL OF THE U.S.

http://www.siecus.org/

SEXUAL HEALTH
http://www.sexualhealth.com/

SEXUALITY AND U
http://www.sexualityandu.ca/

SINGLE-SEX EDUCATION
http://www.singlesexschools.org/

YOUNG WOMEN'S HEALTH
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/



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SECTION 5



CANCER




Cancer is the general name for over 100 medical
conditions involving uncontrolled and dangerous
cell growth. Scientists suggest that some cancer is
caused by genetic factors, while other forms are
caused by environmental conditions. In other words,
one patient may already have a family history of
breast cancer while another was exposed to a
carcinogenic (cancer-causing) chemical in a factory.
Both suffer from cancer, the only difference is the root
mechanism which triggered the abnormal cell growth.



CANCER

Malignant tumor.
A very harmful growth in the body.
Cancer tends to spread and destroy the
healthy tissues and organs of the body.


BREAST
The gland that gives milk.
The upper front part of the body between
the shoulders and the stomach; The chest.


CERVICAL
Of the cervix ,of the uterus.

CERVIX
A necklike part of an organ of the body,
such as the end of a woman uterus.


COLON
The lower part of the
large intestines.


OVARIAN
Of or on an ovary or ovaries.

OVARY
The organ of a female in which
eggs are produced.


PANCREAS
A large gland near the stomach
that secretes insulin into the
blood with pancreatic juice.


PANCREATIC JUICE
A digee juice containing various
enzymes, that secretes into the
small intestine.


PROSTATE
A large gland surrounding the male
urethra in front of the bladder.


UTERUS
The part of the body in females, that
holds and nourishes the young till
birth; The womb.


URETER
Duct that carries urine from
a kidney to the bladder.


URETHRA
Duct through which urine is
discharged from the bladder.




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CANCER
LINKS




THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
http://www.cancer.org/

ASSOCIATION OF CANCER
ONLINE RESOURCES

http://www.acor.org/

CANCER PREVENTION
http://www.cancer-prevention.net/

THE GYNECOLOGIC CANCER FOUNDATION
http://www.thegcf.org/

THE INTERNATIONAL OVARIAN
CANCER CONNECTION

http://www.ovarian-news.org/

NATIONAL BREST CANCER COALITION
http://www.natlbcc.org/

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
http://www.cancer.gov/

NATIONAL CERVICAL CANCER COALITION
http://www.nccc-online.org/

THE NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER COALITION
http://www.ovarian.org/

ONCOLINK
http://www.oncolink.com/

OVARIAN CANCER NATIONAL ALLIANCE
http://www.ovariancancer.org/

WOMAN CANCER NETWORK
http://www.wcn.org/



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SECTION 6



BREAST
CANCER




BREAST
CANCER
LINKS




AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
http://www.cancer.org/

BREAST CANCER
http://www.breastcancer.org/

BREAST CANCER ACTION
http://www.bcaction.org/

BREAST CANCER CARE
http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

BREAST CANCER FUND
http://www.breastcancerfund.org/

BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
http://www.bcrfcure.org/

THE BREAST CANCER SITE
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

LIVING BEYOND BREAST CANCER
http://www.lbbc.org/

NATION BREAST CANCER COALITION
http://www.natlbcc.org/

NATION BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
http://www.cancer.gov/

THE SUSAN C. KOMEN
BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

http://www.komen.org/

Y-ME NATIONAL BREAST
CANCER ORGANIZATION

http://www.y-me.org/



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URINARY
INCONTINENCE




Urinary Incontinence,
Incontinence,
Bladder Control,
Overactive Bladder.




URINARY
INCONTINENCE


Urinary incontinence, or the loss
of bladder control causing urine
leakage is a common but treatable
problem.


Do you leak urine
when you cough,
sneeze, laugh or
exercise?

Do you leak urine
on the way to the
bathroom?

Do you have intense
and sudden bladder
urges you cannot
control?

Do you find yourself
going to the bathroom
often, more than 8
times in a day?

Do you wake up more
than two times at
night to go to the
bathroom?

Do you need to know
the locations of
bathrooms when you
travel or go shopping?

Are you afraid that
you will leak urine
during sex?



If you answered yes to any of
these questions then you have
a problem with your bladder
called urinary incontinence.



Urinary Incontinence (UI) is the
unwanted leakage or loss of urine
when you don't want to; one very
common problem estimated to afflict
millions.


More than two thirds
of the persons with
UI are women.


The total annual cost of providing
care for persons with UI is estimated
to be in the billions.

The inability to control urine is one
of the most unpleasant and distressing
problems from which a person can suffer,
often causing isolation, depression and
physiological problems.
In addition to the patient, UI is also
a burden for family caregivers and the
community, and the major reason aging
parents are put into nursing homes.



Acute and temporary
incontinence are
commonly caused by
the following:


Childbirth,
Limited mobility,
Medication side effect,
Urinary tract infection.



Chronic incontinence
is commonly caused by
these factors:


Birth defects,

Bladder muscle
weakness,

Blocked urethra
(due to benign
prostate
hyperplasia,
tumor, etc.),

Brain or spinal
cord injury,

Nerve disorders,

Pelvic floor
muscle weakness,

Vaginal prolapse.




URINARY
INCONTINENCE
LINKS




American Academy of Family Physicians
http://www.aafp.org/

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
http://www.ascp.com/

Health Central
http://www.healthcentral.com/

INCONTINET
http://www.incontinet.com/

Incontinence Resource Center
http://www.incontinencesupport.org/

LL Medico USA
http://www.llmedico.com/

MayoClinic
http://www.mayoclinic.com/

National Association For Continence
http://www.nafc.org/

U.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
http://www.nia.nih.gov/

National Library of Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

Seek Wellmess
http://www.seekwellness.com/

Urology Channel
http://www.urologychannel.com/

WebMD
http://www.webmd.com/



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SECTION 8



MENOPAUSE




The time of life when a woman stop
having menstrual periods, occurring
usually between ages 45 to 50 years.
This will take place in stages.


This time of change, called preimenopause
by many women and their doctors, often
begins several years before your last
menstrual period. It lasts for 1 year
after your last period, the point in
time known as menopause. A full
year without a period is needed before
you can say you have been through
menopause. Postmenopause follows
menopause and lasts the rest of your
life.



MENSTRUAL
Of or about menstruation.

MENSTRUATE
To exteriece menstruation.

MENSTRUATION
The flow of blood that occurs about
every four weeks, from the uterus of
a woman who is not pregnant.
Menstruation normally begans at
puberty and end at menopause.




MENOPAUSE
LINKS




THE BRITISH MENOPAUSE SOCIETY
http://www.the-bms.org/

DOCTORS GUIDE
http://www.docguide.com/

EARLY MENOPAUSE
http://www.earlymenopause.com/

INTERNATIONAL MENOPAUSE SOCIETY
http://www.imsociety.org/

MENOPAUSE JOURNAL
http://www.menopausejournal.com/

MENOPAUSE ONLINE
http://www.menopause-online.com/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING
http://www.niapublications.org/

NORTH AMERICAN MENOPAUSE SOCIETY
http://www.menopause.org/

OBGYN NET
http://www.obgyn.net/



SECTION 9



WOMAN
HEALTH
LINKS




12 Simple Ways to Save Money on Healthcare
http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2015/01/30/12-simple-ways-to-save-money-on-health-care

ADVENTURE NETWORK
http://www.adventurenetwork.com/

AMERICAN MEDICAL WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION
http://www.amwa-doc.org/

The Beachbody Blog
http://www.beachbody.com/beachbodyblog/

Be Active. National Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
http://www.fitness.gov/be-active/

BEST HEALTH CARE
http://www.best-healthcare.info/

BIO-FEM
http://www.biofem.co.uk/

Consumer Justice Foundation
http://www.consumerjusticefoundation.com/

EMMA'S DIARY
http://www.emmasdiary.co.uk/

FAMILY HEALTH INTERNATIONAL
http://www.fhi.org/en/

FEMINIST.COM
http://www.feminist.com/

FEMINIST WOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER
http://www.fwhc.org/



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Guide to Women’s Health
http://www.campcrossingdental.com/guide-to-womens-health/

Health Risk & Fitness Assessments
http://www.calculators.org/health/

MAMAS HEALTH
http://www.mamashealth.com/

MAYO CLINIC
http://www.mayoclinic.com/

MEDIC 8
http://www.medic8.com/

MED HELPS
http://www.medhelps.com/

MEDICINE NET
http://www.medicinenet.com/

M.I.S.S. FOUNDATION
http://www.missfoundation.org/

NATIONAL ASIAN WOMENS
HEALTH ORGANIZATION

http://www.nawho.org/

NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY
http://www.nas.org/



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National Institutes of Health (NIH)
http://www.nih.gov/

National Womens Health Information Center (NWHIC)
http://www.4woman.gov/

NATIONAL WOMEN'S HEALTH
RESOURCE CENTER

http://www.healthywomen.org/

OUR BODIES OURSELVES
http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/

PREGNANCY INSTITUTE
http://www.preginst.com/

SKIN CARE PHYSICIANS
http://www.skincarephysicians.com/

THE SKIN SITE
http://www.skinsite.com/



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Society for Women Health Research (SWHR)
http://www.womenshealthresearch.org/

Tips For Eating Healthy While Eating Out
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips/tips-for-eating-out.html

Travel workout: Fitness tips for business travelers
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/exercise/art-20044177

United States National Library of Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

Vestibular Disorders Association
http://www.vestibular.org/

Web MD
http://www.webmd.com/

WELL BEING OF WOMEN
http://www.wellbeingofwomen.org.uk/

The Well Spouse Foundation
http://www.wellspouse.org/

WOMEN'S DIAGNOSTIC CYBER
http://www.wdxcyber.com/

WOMEN FIRST
http://www.womenfirst.com/

WOMENS HEALTH
http://www.womenshealth.gov/

WOMEN'S HEALTH CONCERN
http://www.womens-health-concern.org/

WOMEN'S HEALTH MATTERS
http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/



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