November 2015 - Birthing Center of New York Posts Archive

Posted on: November 25th, 2015

What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which blood clots (or thrombi) form in deep veins in the legs or other areas of the body. Veins are the blood vessels that carry blood from the body’s tissues to the heart. Deep veins are located deep in the body, away…

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Posted on: November 25th, 2015

What is human papillomavirus (HPV)? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus. Like all viruses, HPV causes infection by entering cells. Once inside a cell, HPV takes control of the cell’s internal machinery and uses it to make copies of itself. These copies then infect other nearby cells. How many types of HPV are there? There…

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Posted on: November 25th, 2015

Read full article at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not make enough insulin or does not use it as it should. Insulin is a hormone that helps balance the amount of glucose in your blood. Normally, your body changes most of…

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Posted on: November 25th, 2015

Read full article at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. What is accidental bowel leakage? Accidental bowel leakage is loss of normal control of your bowels. It also is called fecal incontinence. This condition leads to leakage of solid or liquid stool (feces) or gas. Why does accidental bowel leakage occur? Accidental bowel leakage…

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Posted on: November 25th, 2015

Read full article at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Why is it important to eat a healthy diet? Your body needs a balanced supply of nutrients to grow, replace worn-out tissue, and provide energy. Not getting enough of these important nutrients can affect your health. However, eating too much food and excess calories…

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Posted on: November 25th, 2015

What is thyroid disease? The thyroid gland is located at the base of your neck in front of your trachea (or windpipe). The thyroid gland makes, stores, and releases two hormones—T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine). Certain disorders can cause the thyroid gland to make too much or too little hormone. Women at risk of thyroid…

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Posted on: November 25th, 2015

Hepatitis What is hepatitis B and hepatitis C ? Hepatitis is an infection that affects the liver. Read full article at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. What are hepatitis B and hepatitis C? Hepatitis B is an infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis C is an infection caused by the hepatitis…

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Posted on: November 25th, 2015

What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the blood vessels called arteries. The arteries carry blood from your heart to your lungs, where the blood picks up oxygen, which is delivered to your organs and tissues. The organs and tissues use the oxygen to power their…

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Posted on: November 25th, 2015

Heart health for women What is heart disease? The vessels that supply blood to the heart are called the coronary arteries. The most common cause of heart disease is coronary artery disease. This disease is a narrowing of blood vessels to the heart by the buildup of plaque. Plaque is a fatty substance that forms…

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Posted on: November 25th, 2015

What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the blood vessels called arteries. The arteries carry blood from your heart to your lungs, where the blood picks up oxygen, which is delivered to your organs and tissues. The organs and tissues use the oxygen to power their…

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