Your Monthly Cycle Explained
Whether you are having issues, are preparing to explain periods to your daughter or simply haven’t had a refresher since junior high, understanding your cycle can help you manage side effects and maybe even appreciate how amazing your body is each month.Read more
What Exactly is Endometriosis?
While some women have symptom-free endometriosis, where the tissue lining the inside of the uterus grows outside of the uterus, most women struggle with pain – painful periods, pain in the low back, pain during or after sex and/or pain during bowel movements or urination. The pain is caused by the tissue growing outside of the uterus but still acting as it would normally, breaking down and bleeding during your monthly cycle yet lacking a way to leave the body; the endometrial tissue can eventually create cysts or scar tissue.Read more
What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
A big name for small cysts on the ovaries, polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS affects as many as one in every 15 women and can make getting pregnant more difficult. While the exact cause of PCOS is unknown, an imbalance of hormones often starting in the teenage years, can lead to excess hair growth, acne, trouble losing weight, and long or infrequent periods.Read more
Ask Sofia: Why is My Period So Heavy?
If you are among the 10 million women who suffer from heavy periods, your cycle can be a source of struggle and irritation. Abnormally heavy bleeding, also known as menorrhagia, is most common among adolescents getting their period for the first time and women approaching menopause.Read more
Be aware of the symptoms and problems that can arise from uterine fibroids.Read more
The Almost Painless Period
The Almost Painless PeriodRead more
Busting Myths About Birth Control
Always a hot topic, birth control has been both revered and reviled through the ages. Clinic Sofia offers a variety of options and education when it comes to birth control, including these five common birth control myths.Read more
Tampons, Pads and More
Many women start out using pads with their first period and eventually progress to tampons at a later age. But if you haven’t given any thought to your period (other than “ugh”) in ages, it might be worthwhile to examine your best options for monthly care.Read more
How to Cope with PMS-Related Migraines
Learn how to cope with PMS-related migraines.Read more
Coping with Cramps
As if your period itself weren’t enough on its own, the aches and pains that can accompany it each month can range from mildly uncomfortable to downright debilitating. About half of women report monthly menstrual cramps and about 15 percent say theirs are severe. If you find yourself in this camp, here are a few […]Read more