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Can an “Endometriosis Diet” Relieve Symptoms and Prevent Surgery?

If you have, or suspect you have, Endometriosis, the thought of what to do can be a little overwhelming.  The idea of medicines, pelvic ultrasounds, doctor visits, surgeries-- it can leave you feeling pretty apprehensive.  So maybe you turn to the internet Read More...
Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Treatments

How Does Estrogen Affect Adrenaline and Help Combat Stress?

Last week we talked about a recent study where we learned that estrogen therapy after menopause helped women combat their stress levels.  It didn't matter whether the women started sooner or later after menopause, all women who took their estrogen had Read More...
Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Thyroid

Estrogen Therapy After Menopause Helps Reduce Stress

Last year, estrogen therapy was the focus of a study that wanted to look at the effects of stress on cortisol and memory during post-menopausal years.  Researchers wanted to understand what role estrogen therapy plays in reducing women's stress levels Read More...
Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions

Breast Tenderness with Estrogen Replacement Therapy

If you are taking estrogen replacement therapy but experience severe breast tenderness, the first thought is that you're probably getting too much estrogen.  This is one of the most classic first signs, and it will show up pretty quickly.  But what Read More...
Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms, Treatments

Study Shows MonaLisa Touch Laser More Effective Than Estrogen Alone

If you're suffering from various vaginal discomforts and are considering laser treatments with MonaLisa Touch Chico, this blog is for you.  The North American Menopause Society recently published an article explaining results of a clinical trial where Read More...
Posted in Hormones, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments

Pelvic Ultrasound Before Inserting IUD to Prevent Complications

There are many reasons to get the Mirena IUD.  Some ladies are tired of taking oral contraceptives.  Some ladies want reliable birth control that can stay in place for up to five years.  Others might be trying to help gynecological issues like heavy Read More...
Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Procedures

Lichen Sclerosus; What is it and How Do I Treat it?

Lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that we most oftentimes see on the external genitalia of post-menopausal women.  Although the exact cause is unknown, some women may be genetically predisposed to developed it.  Lichen sclerosus causes patches of Read More...
Posted in Lichen sclerosus, MonaLisa Touch Chico

Medication Tips from Dr. Davis; Estradiol Pills

Hormone Replacement Therapy comes in a variety of forms, but one of the most widely available forms is a pill.  (Estrogen pills have come a long way since the days of Premarin!)  Available in different strengths and brand names, estradiol pills are Read More...
Posted in Hormone Therapy, Medications and Prescriptions

Medication Tips from Dr. Davis; Transdermal Estrogen Patches

Today let's talk about the estrogen patche and some tips for successful use. This small patch (smaller than a band-aid usually) stays in place for a few days and then is changed twice a week delivering a constant supply of estrogen. When it comes Read More...
Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Resources, Symptoms

Fatigue; It’s About More Than Sleep

Fatigue seems like a fairly uncomplicated, ordinary thing.  If you don't get enough sleep, you'll be tired... right?  Unfortunately fatigue is only partially due to not enough sleep.  It can also be caused by certain vitamin deficiencies (among many Read More...
Posted in Symptoms, Thyroid, Vitamins

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