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Cinco de Mayo Tips for Interstitial Cystitis Sufferers

This weekend is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday where we celebrate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire on that date in 1862.  Here in America it tends to be a day of indulging in all things Mexican– from

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments

Mangrove Women’s Health; Expertise in Gynecology

The body is a complex place, and when something is “off” or needs attention you want to make sure you’re seeing the correct doctor to treat the problem.  You wouldn’t go to a cardiologist for a broken foot, and you

Posted in Bowel Movements, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Pain/Chronic Pain, Symptoms

Let’s Discuss: Does Exercise Increase Risk for Early Menopause?

Menopause is a natural process that usually occurs in a woman’s late forties or fifties.  During this time her body’s estrogen levels decrease and she is likely to develop symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood changes, weight

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Menopause

Let’s Discuss: FDA Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression

Just a few days ago the FDA approved the first ever treatment for postpartum depression called brexanolone.  Postpartum depression is a serious, complex problem that can last days, weeks, months, or even years, and it affects 1 out of 9

Posted in Depression, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Treatments

Long Term Elmiron Patients: Please Visit Your Eye Doctor

If you have been taking Elmiron (pentosan), I recommend that you make an appointment with your eye doctor for a full exam.  A recent study published in August of 2018 has linked long term Elmiron use to changes in vision.  If

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Hormones, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Side-Effects, Symptoms, Treatments

What Doctor is Best to Perform MonaLisa Touch?

Mangrove Women’s Health doctors now offer and perform MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser treatments.  It’s our newest branch of service and we are excited for the ladies (and their partners!) who are reaping the benefits.  But we are not the only

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Incontinence, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

MonaLisa Touch Helps Women Who Experience Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse is exactly what it sounds like— painful!  Unfortunately, it’s something that a lot of women experience for a variety of reasons.  It could be due to declining estrogen levels, from an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed pelvic issue like Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

MonaLisa Touch Can Help With Interstitial Cystitis

MonaLisa Touch is the newest service offered in our office, and it is great for women who have vaginal discomforts like dryness, painful intercourse, or other menopausal symptoms.  However, it can also be quite beneficial for women who experience incontinence

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Pelvic Floor Pilates, Treatments

How to Treat Vaginal Atrophy Caused by Low Estrogen

What is Vaginitis?  Vaginitis is a medical term for mild-to-severe inflammation or irritation of the vagina.  It can be caused by a reaction to an irritant, like the lubrication on a condom or perfumed feminine hygiene products, and can clear

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

What Sets MonaLisaTouch Chico Apart From the Rest?

Our newest area of service is MonaLisaTouch Chico, and we have talked a lot about it in the last few months.  This wonderful service provides vaginal rejuvenation to a variety of women who experience hormonal issues affecting their vagina, who

Posted in Breast Cancer, Business Practices, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Hysterectomy, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments, Vitamins

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