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The Link Between Chronic Conditions and Endometriosis

Women who have Endometriosis are more likely to develop other chronic conditions as well.  Asthma, allergies, and auto-immune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel syndrome, and Celiac disease are some of the more common conditions Read More…

Posted in Endometriosis

Reducing Summertime Interstitial Cystitis Flare Up

A lot of women find that they experience an Interstitial Cystitis flare up during the summer.  Although Interstitial Cystitis is a complex issue, the biggest contributors to flare ups are beverage choices and hydration levels.  It is really important Read More…

Posted in Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms

If You Are Experiencing Anxiety Before Surgery…

It’s completely normal to experience anxiety before going in for surgery, especially if this is your first surgical experience.  You might be nervous about the operation itself, being unconscious, risks, potential pain, aftercare, or the time needed Read More…

Posted in Anxiety

Our New Location Is Open & Accepting Patients

Thank you for your patience while we moved locations.  We have said goodbye to our grassy, shady Humboldt office and have said hello to our new office at 111 Raley Blvd Suite #160 (temporarily).  It is a big two-story peach colored building

Posted in Business Practices, Resources, Uncategorized

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

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