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Transdermal Estrogen to Help Treat Postpartum Depression

One out of seven child-bearing women will experience postpartum depression; this is by far the most common complication of childbirth.  Although there are many factors that contribute to depression, postpartum depression is oftentimes triggered by the Read More…

Posted in Depression, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms

Increase Estrogen to Reduce Stress

In our last blog we talked about the relationship between cortisol (the stress hormone), brain chemistry, and estrogen levels.  We learned that those three work in a delicate balance– a change in one area will affect the others.  When your stress

Posted in Hormones

We Are Moving Locations!

  Our office will be closed for the next couple of weeks while we move locations.  We are leaving our beautiful Humboldt Street office and are moving to the professional office building of 111 Raley Blvd in Chico, California next door

Posted in Business Practices, Uncategorized

What is Stress? Cortisol Production, Hormones, and Brain Chemistry

Feeling stressed out is never a good thing, but it’s something we’ve probably all experienced at one point or another.  Severe stress can lead to depression, isolation, foggy thinking, sleep disturbances, low self-esteem or eating issues and can cause Read

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Symptoms

Estrogen Can Be Beneficial in Early Menopause, Says Harvard Doctor

The ELITE Trials (Early vs. Late Intervention Trial with Estradiol) is an incredibly popular study that I’ve talked about in previous blogs.  The trials, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, set out to determine if there were different

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones

Stomach Aches, Nausea, Vomiting Could be Endometriosis Related

Do you experience stomach aches during your period or during ovulation?  Do you have cramps that come with nausea or vomiting?  Do you lose weight when you’re on your period because it’s difficult to eat anything?  Does this cycle tend

Posted in Endometriosis, Medications and Prescriptions, Pain/Chronic Pain, Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms

Interstitial Cystitis Treatments; Conventional, Complimentary, and Alternative

Interstitial Cystitis is an annoying, frustrating, and painful condition that can range from mild to severe.  Women with this condition oftentimes have lives that rotate around using the bathroom.  When I hear that my patients are using the restroom Read

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms, Treatments

Vitamin D Supplement Can Help with Post Menopausal Falls

Falling down is never fun, but when you’re elderly a simple fall is much more dangerous– it can be serious or fatal.  Falling, in elderly women aged 65 or older, is a leading cause of fractures, hip replacements, and is the sixth leading cause

Posted in Vitamins

Mirena IUD Requires Management Plan

One of the biggest perks about the Mirena IUD is that it can be used long term; it is replaced only once every five years (approximately) but can be discontinued at any time and taken out during a simple office visit. There’s no pills,

Posted in Hormones, Side-Effects, Symptoms

Troublesome, Painful Ovarian Cysts

Today we are going to be talking about Ovarian Cysts.  These fluid filled sacks can develop on the ovaries either individually or in small clusters.  Sometimes they are small and painless, other times they are quite painful.  Some cysts will

Posted in cysts/ovarian cysts, Oophorectomy, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

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