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Breast Cancer Awareness: What you can do to reduce your risk of getting breast cancer

Breast cancer is a concern for many, but there’s so much you can do to lower your risk and prioritize your well-being. Join us in the fight against breast cancer by taking proactive steps to protect your health!

Breast cancer affects millions of women worldwide. While you can’t change some factors, there are proactive measures you can take to lower your risk.

Maintain a healthy weight.

Excess body weight can increase hormone levels and the risk of breast cancer.

Adopting a balanced diet and engaging in regular physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight.

Limit Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol can raise estrogen levels, contributing to an increased risk. Try to limit your alcohol intake to reduce your breast cancer risk.

Stay Physically Active

Regular exercise not only helps maintain a healthy weight, but also reduces the risk of breast cancer. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week.

Breastfeed if possible.

It has been shown to have a protective effect against breast cancer.

Know your family history of breast cancer. As genetic factors can increase your risk.

Stay informed and consult with your healthcare provider. Remember, these steps don’t guarantee prevention, but they can help to reduce your risk of breast cancer.

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Uterine Polyps vs Fibroids: What’s The Difference?

Women who have either uterine polyps or fibroids can be asymptomatic, meaning they have no symptoms. They can go through life oblivious to these conditions unless they begin to have certain symptoms, and that is usually when there is a diagnosis. Uterine polyps vs fibroids: what’s the difference?

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Pregnancy Complications: Causes, Symptoms, and Care

Pregnancy is a wondrous time filled with hopes, dreams, and love. It can also be a time of anxiety if complications interrupt all the positive vibes. Every woman needs to be aware of what problems can occur throughout those nine months. Just as important is to know how to deal with pregnancy complications including causes, symptoms, and care.

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How to Manage Vaginal Dryness

A decrease in estrogen is one of the main reasons for vaginal dryness, although there are other reasons as well. It can occur at any time in a woman’s life, but is noticed especially during menopause. It makes sexual intercourse uncomfortable and even impossible. Let’s learn about how to manage vaginal dryness and the reasons why this occurs.

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How Pregnant Women Can Prevent Gestational Diabetes

While a woman is pregnant, she can develop gestational diabetes, a temporary condition causing her blood sugar levels to increase. This can cause problems, and it can harm both the mother and baby. If you are considering pregnancy, learn how pregnant women can prevent gestational diabetes.

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Fibroids: Myths vs Facts

There are many misconceptions about fibroids making it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Let’s start with the facts. One half of American women will develop fibroids by age 50. You are 3 times more likely to develop fibroids if your mother or grandmother had them. African American women are 3 times more likely to get them versus Caucasian women. Now let’s debunk myths you may have heard.

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Things That Can Cause an Abnormal Pap Smear

Women routinely have Pap smears during their well-woman appointments typically every three years until they are age 65 and older. Once results have been reviewed, if there is anything out of the ordinary, Dr. Hyler & Associates may call to inform you the test was abnormal and discuss next steps. No need to fret, let’s go through some common causes of an abnormal Pap smear.

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