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The “Window of Opportunity” for Starting Estrogen Therapy

The use of estrogen in menopausal and post-menopausal women continues to be a source of big debate in the scientific world.  How should we go about treatment?  Should we just prescribe it for a few years and then taper off? 

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hysterectomy, Uncategorized

What is a Cystoscopy? Why is it an Outpatient Procedure?

A cystoscopy is a simple, useful procedure that can help us diagnose abnormalities inside the bladder like Interstitial Cystitis.  By inserting a camera through the urethra and into the bladder, we can see inflammation, blockages, and get an overall Read

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Procedures, Surgery, Treatments

The Wonders of Epsom Salt

If you have pain from Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, generalized pelvic pain, lower back pain, or other sore muscles that are not even related to gynecology, try taking a warm Epsom salt bath.  Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of

Posted in Anxiety, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Treatments

Thank you, Veterans! Veterans Day November 11th.

I want to extend a special thank you to all the men and women who served, or continue to serve, in our military and armed forces.  We appreciate your service! Read More…

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The Importance of Nutrition for Ladies with PCOS and Insulin Resistance

When we eat food, our body breaks it down into glucose (which is a simple sugar). In order for this glucose to be used by our body, the pancreas creates insulin. The insulin helps our body pull the glucose out

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Treatments

Interstitial Cystitis: Staying Hydrated Throughout Fall

Your bladder has been great all summer.  You’ve been staying hydrated, limiting your sodas and artificially sweetened beverages, and you were always feeling thirsty so it was easy to drink water.  Now that fall is here you notice your bladder

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis

Changes in Weight and Fat Distribution Approaching Menopause

We oftentimes talk about the hormonal changes that come with menopause (either natural or surgically-induced such as after a hysterectomy).  Women may feel imbalanced, depressed, or start experiencing anxiety.  But what about physical changes?  Women may Read More…

Posted in Hormones, Hysterectomy

Yoga May Help Female Sexual Dysfunction

When we think of the term “sexual dysfunction,” we usually think of male dysfunction.  But sexual dysfunction in women is just as common and just as important, yet it receives such little attention.  Women who experience sexual dysfunction may struggle

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Painful Intercourse, Pelvic Floor Muscles

Vaginal Dryness– Causes and Finding Symptom Relief

Vaginal dryness is something a lot of women experience– they may be headed toward menopause, be experiencing surgically induced menopause (as with a hysterectomy), or may not be producing enough estrogen in their body.  Vaginal dryness is extremely Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection

The Hormonal Imbalance Behind PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition that affects approximately 10 million women around the world.  Although it stems from a hormonal imbalance symptoms can be difficult to pin point, especially for general practitioners and family doctors who Read More…

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Symptoms

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