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Head to Toe

Your heart, your bones, your brain, find out what you should be doing to protect your health now and for years to come.

Heart

Heart disease is a leading killer of women, but women’s heart risks sometimes go unnoticed. Become better informed for your heart’s sake.

Cancer

Most ovarian cysts are harmless. Read more about the different kinds of ovarian cysts, their causes and risk factors.

Get an overview of breast cancer and who gets it.

The main cause of cervical cancer is human papillomavirus (HPV), which is spread through sex. Get the facts on cervical cancer.

Vulval (or vulvar) cancer is cancer that affects a woman's outer sex organs.

The two main types of vaginal cancer are primary vaginal cancer, which originates inside the vagina itself, and secondary vaginal cancer where a cancer has spread from another part of the body.

Bones

Premenopausal osteoporosis, or osteoporosis that occurs before menopause, is a real risk for many women.

Mind

Migraines aren’t normal headaches. They can be severe and last for days. Learn more about migraines.

Women experience depression about twice as often as men. But depression can often be treated. Read about it here.

Breasts

Read more about common types of breast problems, what causes them, and how they are treated.

There are two different types of breast pain: cyclical and non-cyclical. Learn more.

Find out more about common kinds of breast problems that can occur after breastfeeding.

What does nipple discharge mean? Learn more about normal nipple discharge, and when to call your GP.

Most women have experienced sore nipples at some time or another, but what could be causing the discomfort?.

What are the causes of itchy nipple?

Learn more about fibrocystic breast disease symptoms, causes and treatments.

Other conditions

Tired all the time? Learn how your thyroid gland affects how you feel.

Read more about normal testosterone and oestrogen levels in women.

Read more about bladder infections (cystitis) and how to treat them.

Read more about painful bladder syndrome and recurring bladder infections.

Read more about UTIs and how to avoid them.

Cranberry juice is traditionally thought to help prevent urinary tract infections, but clinical studies have been conflicting.

Hirsutism is characterised by the growth of excessive amounts of hair. Learn more about the causes and treatments for hirsuitism.

Unexpected bleeding other than during the normal menstrual period, or even an abnormally heavy period, can be great cause for alarm for any woman.

A prolapsed uterus occurs when the uterus, or womb, drops or bulges down into the vaginal canal.

Changes in hormone levels can put women at greater risk of developing deep vein thrombosis.

Whether it's having varicose veins, a vaginal discharge or accidental leaks of urine, many women are embarrassed when it comes to discussing certain issues with their doctor.

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