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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

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

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

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

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

Surgery’s Effect on Anti-Müllerian Hormone and Fertility

Ovarian cysts (called ovarian endometrioma) are common in women; sometimes they cause no issues and can be left alone, other times they are highly problematic and need to be considered for removal.  We know the presence of ovarian endometrioma can

Posted in Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormones, Procedures

Interstitial Cystitis Featured in Health Section of U.S. News

Oftentimes the issues my patients face are “invisible”– they are difficult for ordinary doctors to diagnose and they don’t show up on tests.  Many of my patients have gone from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist, trying to find resolution

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, overactive bladder

Phthalates May Disrupt Endocrine System

Today we are going to talk about a class of chemicals called phthalates (pronounced \ˈtha-ˌlāt\) (Merriam Webster Dictionary).  Phthalates can be found in everything from plastics (especially the bendable, squeezable kind) and vinyl to personal Read More…

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Uncategorized

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month!  Help us spread the word about this disease that affects millions of women around the world by wearing yellow, speaking out, encouraging awareness, and becoming involved. On the west coast, in San Francisco, Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormones, Infertility, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Yeast Infection

Anti-Müllerian Hormone and Fertility

The amount of Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) present can assist with determining a woman’s fertility status.  However, AMH isn’t just for women.   In developing males, a high amount of AMH is produced by the testes to allow for male reproductive

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Uncategorized

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