Category: Women’s Health Blog

Stay Away From These 3 Cancer-Causing Chemicals That Are Commonly Used In Cosmetic Products

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty   A Short Guide To Potentially Harmful Chemicals Found In Many Cosmetic Products The Laws And Regulations Regarding Harmful Chemicals The laws overseeing cosmetics and intimate care products are so limited that known cancer-causing chemicals, or carcinogens, are legally permitted in personal care products. Some carcinogens, […]

Self-care Rituals Are Important

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Maintaining Self-care Rituals Can Help In Battling Cancer Don’t Neglect Self-Care Routines Rituals are a way to celebrate life and inspire our days with meaning. A routine is made up of those things we do every day. A ritual, however, is how we break up the […]

5 Skin Care Products Anyone Undergoing Chemotherapy Will Love

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty These skin-care products are recommended for anyone who is undergoing or underwent cancer treatment. While being diagnosed with cancer of any form is a serious crisis, for many cancer patients, it can also lead to an identity crisis. Depending on the type of cancer and the effects of […]

How do psychological factors impact endometriosis pain?

Endometriosis is a painful condition that involves endometrial tissue growing outside of the uterus. While the endometrium tissue thickens and breaks down with every menstrual cycle, women with this disorder have blood that is unable to exit the body. This causes several symptoms, including but not limited to painful periods (dysmenorrhea), excessive bleeding, the formation […]

Options For Hair Care While On Chemotherapy

Brittle Hair, Hair Loss, Dryness Of Hair- Here Are Some Options On How To Relieve These Chemos- Related Hair Problems By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Chemotherapy drugs are strong and harsh medications that damage rapidly growing cancer cells. Unfortunately, these drugs do not differentiate between cancer cells from other […]

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating. Sweat, the body’s primary way to cool down, is produced in hyperhidrosis even when there is no need for it. Hyperhidrosis has two subtypes: primary and secondary hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis generally affects both sides of the body. Secondary hyperhidrosis, or generalized hyperhidrosis, is induced by another condition […]

FDA Approves New Progesterone Only Oral Contraceptive

Women have so many different medical backgrounds and life goals that no single birth control method will work for everyone.   Options are wonderful, and the more options we have, the more likely women will be able to successfully plan their reproductive health in a way that best fits their life goals while maximizing their health. […]

Painful Periods–Why Me?

We all know the dread that seeps in once cramps begin… time to endure yet another menstrual cycle. A common MRS (menstrual related symptom) is Dysmenorrhea, the medical term for menstrual cramps. Dysmenorrhea is due to strong uterine contractions induced by prostaglandins, a chemical found in the lining of the uterus. Cramping sensations can occur […]

Breast Cancer Survivors

Being diagnosed with cancer is scary. There are so many appointments to make, doctors to see, and treatments to consider. While a majority of women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer regularly attend their follow-up appointments, 21% of women who had early stage cancer seemed to stop going to their doctors for follow-up care […]