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What Causes Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial Cystitis, like many of the conditions we treat in our office, is a complex condition.  We know that approximately 70% of women with Endometriosis also have this painful bladder issue and that it rarely goes away on its own. 

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms, Treatments

Exercise May Reduce/Prevent Postpartum Depression

Last week we talked about how small amounts of safe, natural estrogen may be the key to preventing postpartum depression (or reducing the severity of symptoms if prevention was not possible).  Today we are going to talk about the effects

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Symptoms, Treatments

Estrogen’s Role in Postpartum Depression

Depression is a common, complex problem with no easy solutions– and women seem to be more likely to suffer than men.  When it comes to postpartum depression, one out of seven child-bearing women will experience this type of depression.  Postpartum

Posted in Depression, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Treatments

IUD Patients– Make Sure to Schedule Your Annual Exam!

IUD stands for Intrauterine Device– it is a small T-shaped device that is gently inserted into the uterus.  There are two major types of IUDs– hormonal and copper.  The copper IUD can be left in place for up to 10

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis, Hormones, Periods/Menstruation, Procedures, Side-Effects, Symptoms

Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOS, PCOD) Symptoms & Treatment

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (also commonly called Polycystic Ovarian Diasease, abbreviated as PCOS or PCOD) encompasses a wide spectrum of symptoms.  Just like Endometriosis or Interstitial Cystitis, women who are affected by this disease can suffer Read More…

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

Why Can’t I Lift Anything After a Hysterectomy?

  When you have a hysterectomy your doctor will remind you that you need to avoid lifting anything during your recovery.  You may be wondering what exactly “anything” means, what is considered “too much,” and when is lifting okay again?  When

Posted in Hysterectomy, Procedures

Pelvic Ultrasound– Why Do We Perform It?

A pelvic ultrasound is a simple, incredibly useful test that we can perform here in our office in conjunction with a pelvic exam.  During a pelvic ultrasound a small device (that looks very similar to a wand) is inserted into

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Procedures

Natural Progesterone vs. Synthetic Progestins

A healthy female body must maintain a delicate balance of estrogen and progesterone at all times.  If a doctor finds that your progesterone is too low they may recommend that you take a small dose every day to help keep

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Side-Effects, Symptoms

Do You Have Estrogen Imbalance (too high or low?)

Estrogen is is a necessary hormone that helps keep a woman’s body running well (men also have estrogen but in much smaller amounts).  It plays a role in almost every bodily function and supports a woman’s overall health and wellness.  When

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Symptoms

Bladder-Friendly Drinks for Summer (IC Patients)

If you have Interstitial Cystitis you know how important it is to stay hydrated and avoid certain foods and beverages that may cause irritation to your bladder.  One of the first things we encourage our IC patients to do is

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis

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