hey, lady.

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it’s no secret that i’m passionate about educating women about their bodies and their health. it’s always been important, but even more so now in a world where we are constantly faced with many new pressures and responsibilities. it can be tricky trying to balance work, healthy living, family and a social life. whether it’s health-related or a personal struggle, it’s comforting to know we all go through the same things.

because we are all in this together, sharing our knowledge and experiences with each other is a powerful way to learn about our health and well-being. i’ve put together a few “good-to-know” facts about women’s health to get conversations started.

stress case

are you feeling a little stressed? it seems to be something we wear as a badge of honour nowadays. while some stress is normal, too much routine stress can take a toll on your body. if you’ve been having trouble with your digestion, frequent headaches, sleeplessness or just feeling irritable, stress may be the culprit. take a look at your day-to-day routine to see if there are things you can do to reduce your stress levels. carve out time that’s just for you or making a conscious choice to say “no” when you mean it. “no” is a complete sentence, and it feels damn good to use it as such.

hairy situation

for many women, hair represents a big part of our personal identity. after my PCOS diagnosis, i finally had a reason why mine was thin, fine and falling out at a rapid pace. at least the hair on my head, it causes hair everywhere else to grow wild! it has been something i’ve struggled with for the last few years. if you’re also experiencing thinning and brittle hair, try a supplement like Priorin. named the world’s best-selling nonprescription hair and beauty supplement in 2017, Priorin can help you achieve visibly fuller and stronger hair in as early as 12 weeks, so you can look and feel great.

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lady business

did you know the common yeast infection is actually caused by some of the organisms present in the vagina? lucky us, right?! having a weak immune system, pregnancy and oral birth-control pills are a few things that make women more prone to yeast infections. Though it might be common, it shouldn’t be left untreated. Canesten’s CanesOral Combi-Pak is a single-dose oral treatment that you can take any time, anywhere and the external cream gives you fast relief of itching and burning.

take the test

one of the most basic pillars of your self-care is health monitoring and talking to your doctor about which tests and exams you will need at each new stage of life. pap smears, breast exams, skin checks, dental check-ups and eye exams are examples of basic tests you should talk to your doctor about.

mental reset

taking care of our mental health is equally as important as the physical. just as you would give yourself an at-home breast exam, take the time to give yourself a mental check-in. feeling well means different things to different people, but some things might actually apply to all of us: in order to thrive, we all need a good sense of self, and we all need purpose, contribution, hope, resilience and belonging.

this post is sponsored by Bayer. to make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.