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Urine Leakage (also called incontinence) can happen to both men and women but is more common for women of all ages

Confirmation of pregnancy can be both exciting and nerve racking. What are the chances of miscarriage? What if there is miscarriage? What is labor really like? What is going to happen to my body? The questions can go on and on.

For some, anxiety will build up and eventually spill over and lead to other health complications. Research shows about 10% of pregnant women meet the criteria for major depression and almost 20% have increased symptoms of depression during pregnancy.

In the West, most women in their postmenopausal years may experience a variety of vasomotor and psychological symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, menstrual irregularities, vaginal dryness, depression, nervous tension, palpitations, headaches, insomnia, lack of energy, difficulty concentrating, and dizzy spells.

Records shown Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) began to discuss Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and other menstrual symptoms dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD). In The Appendix of Dan-Xi's Experiential Methods, Fang advised that to diagnose cases of feverish sensation in women's diseases, one should ascertain whether it occurred during menstruation or also at other times. In Ye Tianshi's Gynaecological Records, premenstrual symptoms such as edema, feverish sensation, pain in the hypochondrium, diarrhea, body aches, abdominal cramps, and reduced appetite were recorded.

Postpartum agalactia, insufficient and termination of breast milk is difficult for both mother and infant. The mother may experience swelling and pain in the breasts or may develop mastitis as well as miss the enhancement in bonding with the infant that breast-feeding offers. The infant suffers from a lack of the ideal nutrition that breast milk provides and may even lead to unnecessary digestive and emotional stress.

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