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Mastitis – Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

What Is Mastitis?

Mastitis is the inflammation of breast tissue that may involve infection. While it can occur in non-pregnant women and men, breastfeeding women are particularly susceptible to lactation mastitis.

Lactation mastitis’ most common cause is milk becoming trapped within the breast. Blocked milk duct(s), bacteria (from either mother’s skin surface or baby’s mouth) entering milk ducts through cracks in mother’s breast skin or nipples, or breasts not completely emptied during breastfeeding or pumping are other causes.

Folic Acid, known as vitamin B9, is a dietary supplement directly linked to important functions of the body, including the formation of red blood cells, the synthesis and repair of RNA and DNA, and particularly important phases of fetal development. It is especially important for women who plan to conceive or are pregnant.

Breastfeeding offers moms and babies great benefits to their overall health and well-being while providing a special opportunity to begin a nurturing, life-long bond. With planning, knowledge, practice, and patience, breastfeeding moms can successfully provide baby’s nutrition, optimize baby and personal health, and enrich their maternal relationship with baby. We’d like to share important benefits babies and moms gain from breastfeeding.

Gynecological Myths

What's a fact and what is a myth?
Capital Women's Care have consolidated some common gynecologic myths into one blog with an explanation of the facts.

Endometrial Excision

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Endometriosis is a fairly common condition that affects up to 15% of women, generally during their reproductive years; affecting their uterine tissue.

National Men’s Health Week

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With National Men’s Health Week coming up, we wanted to discuss ways you can help the men in your life stay healthy.

Healthy and Safe Travels

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With the summer travel season just around the corner, we’d like to share some tips for staying healthy and safe as you embark on your adventures!

Obituary for Dr. John Gonzalez

Dr. John Gonzalez
Dr. John Gonzalez, 59, of Manassas, VA passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Novant Health Prince William Medical Center.

Kidney Health

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Find out how to protect your kidneys by leading a healthy lifestyle or managing conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

Boost Your Mental Health

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We encourage all women to carve out some “me” time each day to care for their mental well-being.

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