Dizziness, vertigo, and unsteadiness (disequilibrium) are all common symptoms that can result from a vestibular disorder. Our vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process sensory information involved in controlling balance and eye movements. If disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result. Vestibular disorders occur frequently and can affect people of any age.
Being a new mom is exciting, but it can also be stressful. You’re adjusting to a major change in your life. Meanwhile, your hormones are in flux, and you may be seriously sleep deprived. It’s understandable if you occasionally feel a little blue or anxious.
Most women – no matter their age – are familiar with a mammography study. But there are occasions when your doctor might order a breast ultrasound instead of a mammography. So, what is the difference?
When pregnancies aren’t routine, you may be referred to a maternal fetal medicine (MFM) specialist for extra care. These high-risk pregnancy experts, also called perinatologists, are OB/GYNs with additional education in diagnosing, monitoring and treating pregnancy complications in women and their unborn children.
Preparing for a mammogram in the correct way can help to reduce anxiety about the procedure and provide more accurate results. Consider these important tips when you prepare for your next mammogram appointment.
No matter how common the medical condition is, fictitious health “facts” can plague the internet. One example of a regularly misunderstood condition is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal imbalance that affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. According to David H. Moskowitz, M.D., FACOG, a board certified OB/GYN at Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group, although it is one of the most common endocrine disorders found in women, less than 50% of those affected are actually diagnosed. Of those diagnosed, a large majority do not seem to fully understand the condition.
Endometriosis is a chronic, painful condition that affects women during their reproductive years. Its symptoms can include bleeding, inflammation and - if left untreated - decreased fertility. So what causes endometriosis, and how is it diagnosed?
You’ve wisely considered all of the benefits, and now you’re officially ready. It’s time to quit smoking for good! If you’re already equipped with the willpower to quit, that’s half the battle. Let’s consider below some tactics you can use to finally quit smoking.