Ken S. Rao, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Location and Office HoursCleveland Clinic Beachwood OB/GYN Specialties
Beachwood, OH 44122
- Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Buckeye Community Health Plan
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- Medical Mutual of Ohio/Super Med
- SummaCare Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Hillcrest Hospital
Should I sleep in my bra if I am a C cup?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredI advise all of my patients to sleep in a bra at night to counteract the effects of gravity on the breasts. Patients post augmentation and breast reconstructive surgery are required to wear sports bras to maintain support of the breasts. The effects of gravity may cause inferior descent on breasts after pregnancy or with increased volume due to silicone and saline implants.Helpful? 4 people found this helpful.
What are the top 5 health concerns for women?
Cardiovascular disease needs to be moved up to the #1 position on this Top 5 list - it kills 5-6 times more women, for example, than breast cancer does each year, and in fact kills more women than ALL forms of cancer combined. It kills more women than men annually, too - and that stat has been true each year since 1984.
But there's good news on the horizon: according to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, up to 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable through non-drug lifestyle improvements - like healthy eating (Mayo Clinic recommends some version of the well-known Mediterranean diet), not smoking, effective stress management, and most importantly, daily physical activity.
As cardiologist Dr. John Mandrola likes to say: "You only have to exercise on the days you plan to eat!"Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What causes vaginal discharge?
Vaginal discharge without odor or discomfort can be normal. Many women will notice an increased vaginal discharge during the middle of their menstrual cycle when they are ovulating.
But vaginal discharge that is new or different and combined with another symptom such as pain or cramping should be evaluated by your health care provider. This may be caused by an infection that needs treatment.Helpful? 4 people found this helpful.
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