Minoxidil

Minoxidil is a vasodilator that relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Minoxidil is used to treat severely high blood pressure (hypertension) that is causing symptoms or damaging your vital organs. Minoxidil is usually given together with two other medicines to help prevent serious side effects.

Minoxidil tablets should not be used to promote scalp hair growth. Only the topical form of minoxidil (Rogaine) is recommended for that use.

Nexplanon Implant: Is the Most Effective Birth Control on the Market Right for You?

Nexplanon is the newest form of long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs) that provides pregnancy prevention for up to three years. Nexplanon replaced the contraceptive implant Implanon in 2010. Unlike Implanon, Nexplanon is radiopaque, which means it is visible through x-ray. Nexplanon is over 99% effective and is the most effective reversible contraceptive available at this time. The best part is that once it's inserted, you won’t have to think about pregnancy prevention again.

Hers Hair Review: Are Their Hair Loss Products Effective?

Hers is one telemedicine company looking to provide women with a solution for hair loss. The products found in their Hers Complete Hair Kit look to do just that, from hair regrowth to hair strengthening. 

But are their products effective? Do these products actually work? This review contains everything you need to know to answer these questions.

Pap Smears: Everything You Need to Know

If you are a woman, there's a good chance that you will need to get a pap smear at some point in your life. Short for Papanicolaou smear, a pap smear is a simple cervical cancer screening test that helps your doctor detect abnormal cells on the cervix. In this article, we will answer all of your questions about pap smears and discuss what they are, why they are performed, and who needs them. We'll also talk about the preparation involved and how the test is performed and even explain how to interpret the results of your pap smear.

More Than PMS: Could it Be PMDD?

PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) is a more severe form of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). The symptoms can cause extreme mood shifts that negatively impact relationships, both at work and home. Knowledge of this disorder and where to find help are integral parts of fighting this devastating disease. 

How Much Hair Loss is Normal?

The average person loses 50 to 100 strands of loose hair per day. Losing more hair without regrowing new hair can be a sign of a medical issue or significant stress.