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Hysterectomies: the Why, the What & the When

What is a hysterectomy?  A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, a muscular reproductive organ of the female body. The operation may be performed via abdominal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy or vaginal hysterectomy. A hysterectomy Read More…

Posted in Cancer, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Hysterectomy, Incontinence, Infertility, Interstitial Cystitis, Menopause, Ovarian Cancer, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Procedures, Resources, Side-Effects, Surgery, Symptoms, Treatments Tagged with: , , ,

A New Study on Vaginal Atrophy

An Italian study highlights a link between a treatable condition called vaginal atrophy and a high number of women transitioning to menopause that are experiencing sexual dysfunction. Perimenopause & Sexual Function Perimenopause is a transition Read More…

Posted in MonaLisa Touch Chico, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Treatments

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy the Key to Your Menopause Relief?

Hormone replacement therapy balances your estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels. Since your hormone production slows during menopause, hormone replacement therapy often helps reverse the effects. Hormone replacement therapy relieves symptoms Read More…

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The Different Hormones Your Body Produces

Your ovaries are a complex system. They create three different hormones that help your body: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When one or multiple of these hormones are out of balance, your body won’t feel up to speed. There are many

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Uncategorized

Could Your Abdominal Pain Be Due to Fibroids?

About 80% of women who have fibroids experience no symptoms. The other 20% may experience pain or other discomforts due to the size of the fibroids. These include heavy bleeding during your period or between periods, and prolonged periods. Another

Posted in Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Fibroids, Pain/Chronic Pain, Procedures, Symptoms Tagged with: , , , , ,

Depression in Women Over 40

An often-overlooked factor of aging is increased anxiety and depression. As we age, significant life changes can cause uneasiness, stress, and sadness. Death of loved ones, retirement, becoming empty nesters, or serious injury can add immense stress Read More…

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Don’t Hesitate to Schedule Your Regular Health Exams

When you come in for regular exams, we are looking for anything abnormal based on your personal history. If we don’t find anything, you get to walk out of our office as happy and healthy as when you walked in.

Posted in Cancer, Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations

Common Health Issues in Women Over 55 

Women are unique. We care deeply about others and tend to put the needs of our family and children before our own. We may notice illness or disease in our lives but put it on the back-burner so that we

Posted in Bladder, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diseases and Conditions, Overall Women's Health, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Symptoms, Treatments

Menopause Before 40 – You Are Not Alone

While the average age for “natural” menopause in the US is 51, women can often experience onset earlier or later. Women experience early menopause for a variety of reasons such as genetics, illness, hormonal imbalance, or medical procedures. Read More…

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How Thyroid Complications Can Be Mistaken For Anxiety

Your thyroid is an endocrine gland located at the front of your neck, and it plays a huge role in regulating your hormones. Your thyroid is essentially the commanding force behind your ovaries and your adrenal glands. When it isn’t

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