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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

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

Determining Abnormal Symptoms; Gynecology

Most doctors will tell you that if you experience abnormal symptoms  to let them know.  But what if you’ve gone your whole life with abnormal symptoms and you never knew they were abnormal because they were always normal for you?  For example, if

Posted in Anxiety, Bladder, Bowel Movements, Depression, Pain/Chronic Pain, Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms, Treatments

PCOS Overview and Symptoms

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine system* disorder that affects the ovaries and sex hormones of women.  It is estimated that between 5 and 10% of women are affected in the United States alone, and many are not diagnosed

Posted in Anxiety, cysts/ovarian cysts, Depression, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Medications and Prescriptions, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments

Treating Depression Alongside Gynecology (Part 1 of 2)

In my practice I see a lot of women who have symptoms of depression; this problem seems to coexist with gynecology issues, and so I make it a point to treat each patient as a whole.  I take into consideration

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments, Vitamins

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

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

The Thyroid: Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism

The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland in the front of the neck.  Its job is to regulate hormones that support the heart, muscles, brain, and general organ health.  If it is not working properly the result is either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism

Posted in Anxiety, Bowel Movements, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Insomnia, Periods/Menstruation, Resources, Symptoms, Thyroid

HRT– Are You Getting Too Much Estrogen?

We oftentimes talk about what happens when your body has too little estrogen– hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness, etc.  There’s even long term risks like low bone density and increased risk of heart disease.  But when you’re taking estrogen via

Posted in Anxiety, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

Pelvic Pain and Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a medical practice where needles are placed into the skin in order to relieve pain, treat disease, or provide emotional well-being to patients.  Developed thousands of years ago in China, acupuncture revolves around the idea of “qi.”  Read

Posted in Anxiety, Bladder, Depression, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Insomnia, Interstitial Cystitis, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Treatments

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