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Having Children Later in Life, Longevity, and Telomere Length

A recent study has suggested that having children later in life has been linked to female longevity.  More specifically, the ability to have children later in life has been linked to longer telomeres and may be a marker for healthy

Posted in Resources, Uncategorized

Owning Pets May Provide Support to Those With Mental Illness

A small study from the United Kingdom says that people who have long-term mental illness such as depression, anxiety, or other social, emotional, or physical health conditions may benefit from owning a pet. Here are some ways that having a

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hysterectomy, Infertility, Treatments, Uncategorized

Keep your Heart Healthy; Estrogen, Diet, and Lifestyle

The American Heart Association has said that a decline in estrogen due to the onset of menopause may contribute to the presence of heart disease.  Entitled, “Menopause and Heart Disease,” published in 2015 and updated just a couple of months ago,

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Heart Disease, Hormones

Your Periods– Are they Normal or Abnormal?

Young women are told when they start having their period it will come with cramping and pain.  So when a young woman starts her menstrual cycles and experiences pain she doesn’t think that she is having abnormal periods.  Even if she

Posted in Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults

Trends in Contraception from 2002 – 2013– IUDs on the Rise

Birth control is wonderful tool for those looking to avoid pregnancy.  And with so many options there’s pretty much something for everyone.  The CDC has been tracking the popularity of different birth control options from 2002 – 2013 by interviewing

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis

So Many Birth Control Pills– How To Choose

Birth control pills are so common that almost every woman you know has been on them at some point.  It is incredibly easy to get prescribed these pills and many health insurance plans completely cover the cost.  But not all

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis

The Link Between Endometriosis and Infertility

Approximately 30% of ladies with Endometriosis will also experience infertility– that being said, Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of infertility among women.  But why does Endometriosis create this problem?  How do the endometrial implants Read More…

Posted in Adhesions, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormones, Infertility, Symptoms, Treatments

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

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