Ovarian cancer continues to quietly affect the lives of our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, and friends. It ranks 5th in overall cancer deaths for women. Lack of awareness, information, and dialogue. While Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to start, every day is a good day to talk about early detection, share information, and show support for the growing number of women—and families—who are impacted by ovarian cancer. When we OvaryAct , we start conversations. We break barriers. We spark hope.
Want to be kept in the snarkynurses loop?
Spread the Word
Every woman that is living in today's environment deals with a bombardment of environmental toxins that are driving hormones crazy. It is not just the environment, however, that is driving hormones bonkers-- it also could be your lifestyle. Chronic stress, use of birth control pills, a diet high in refined sugar, and a lack of exercise are all participating factors for problems with hormonal balance and these imbalances that are leading to an extreme version of PMS called Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder PMDD. PMDD comes with the physical symptoms of PMS, but with a more severe emotional component that can include symptoms like severe mood swings, irritability and depressive and suicidal thoughts that reoccur monthly. Researchers are still investigating the exact mechanism of PMDD, but have generally accepted that it is caused by a drop in levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin, causing a shift in mood. Serotonin is a chemical neurotransmitter in the brain that is responsible for feelings of well being and happiness. Many doctors and members of the medical community would recommend using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRI's , which may be appropriate in some severe cases. However, naturopathic doctors are starting to promote more of a holistic approach to balancing hormones. One, in particular, that has piqued a lot of interest within the health and wellness community is a method called seed cycling. Seed cycling is a natural method to support your hormones during the two stages of your menstrual cycle utilizing the nutrients found in seeds.
Set the tone of your room from the walls out—"from the ground up" is so dated. Mix and match your favorite art prints on a gallery wall showcasing everything that makes your style unique. Art prints available in five sizes, from x-small to x-large. Wall Art. Framed Art Prints. Mini Art Prints. Framed Mini Art Prints. Home Decor. Rectangular Pillows.
The ovary is an organ found in the female reproductive system that produces an ovum. When released, this travels down the fallopian tube into the uterus , where it may become fertilized by a sperm. The ovaries also secrete hormones that play a role in the menstrual cycle and fertility. The ovary progresses through many stages beginning in the prenatal period through menopause. It is also an endocrine gland because of the various hormones that it secretes. The ovaries are considered the female gonads. The ovarian fossa is the region that is bounded by the external iliac artery and in front of the ureter and the internal iliac artery. The ovaries are surrounded by a capsule, and have an outer cortex and an inner medulla. The side of the ovary closest to the fallopian tube is connected to it by infundibulopelvic ligament ,  and the other side points downwards attached to the uterus via the ovarian ligament. Other structures and tissues of the ovaries include the hilum.