Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm Explains Why Your Underwear Choice Matters

Marla Ahlgrimm
One of the first things we put on each morning after our shower is a pair of underwear. According to Marla Ahlgrimm, however, not all panties are created equally. And, they may not even be necessary all the time. 
Marla Ahlgrimm explains that underwear is meant to protect the vagina, specifically the vulva, from irritation while wearing clothing. Women who wear tight jeans, for example, can prevent chafing by wearing underwear with a cotton liner. In this capacity, panties are an invaluable asset to a woman’s wardrobe. But, are they always necessary? And what’s the best kind of underwear for a woman’s health? 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm: Headaches and Hormones Q&A

Marla Ahlgrimm
While men also get headaches, women report them at a far more frequent rate. And, often, hormones are to blame, says Marla Ahlgrimm. Keep reading for a quick Q&A on headaches and hormones. 
Q: Why are women more prone to headaches than men? 
Marla Ahlgrimm: It has a lot to do with the way that our hormones fluctuate each month. Women still in their childbearing years see their estrogen and progesterone levels wane and rise throughout their menstrual cycle. This can trigger headaches, fatigue, and other side-effects associated with PMS. 

Q: Are migraines common in menstruating women? 
Marla Ahlgrimm: Yes, and hormones are to blame here as well. A sharp drop in estrogen in the days leading up to a woman’s period can trigger migraines.