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Estrogen and Hashimoto’s Disease

Last week we talked a little bit about thyroid function and dysfunction.  Today we are going to talk about one of the medical reasons behind a dysfunctional thyroid.  Hashimoto’s diease (ofentimes just referred to as “Hashimoto’s”) is an autoimmune Read

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments, Uncategorized

Breast Cancer Awareness Month; October 2018

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in her life, but luckily the amount of deaths has been declining each year since 1989.  Early detection is a huge part

Posted in Breast Cancer, Hormone Therapy, Hormones

Not Enough Estrogen; Vaginal Atrophy and How to Fix It

Estrogen, as you know from reading my blogs, does wonderful things for a woman.  It’s important for her physical and mental well-being, and it’s necessary for almost every body system.  And as you know, when a woman enters menopause naturally

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments, Yeast Infection

How Does Estrogen Affect Adrenaline and Help Combat Stress?

Last week we talked about a recent study where we learned that estrogen therapy after menopause helped women combat their stress levels.  It didn’t matter whether the women started sooner or later after menopause, all women who took their estrogen

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Thyroid

Estrogen Therapy After Menopause Helps Reduce Stress

Last year, estrogen therapy was the focus of a study that wanted to look at the effects of stress on cortisol and memory during post-menopausal years.  Researchers wanted to understand what role estrogen therapy plays in reducing women’s stress levels

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions

Breast Tenderness with Estrogen Replacement Therapy

If you are taking estrogen replacement therapy but experience severe breast tenderness, the first thought is that you’re probably getting too much estrogen.  This is one of the most classic first signs, and it will show up pretty quickly.  But

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms, Treatments

Medication Tips from Dr. Davis; Estradiol Pills

Hormone Replacement Therapy comes in a variety of forms, but one of the most widely available forms is a pill.  (Estrogen pills have come a long way since the days of Premarin!)  Available in different strengths and brand names, estradiol

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Medications and Prescriptions

Medication Tips from Dr. Davis; Transdermal Estrogen Patches

Today let’s talk about the estrogen patche and some tips for successful use. This small patch (smaller than a band-aid usually) stays in place for a few days and then is changed twice a week delivering a constant supply of estrogen.

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Resources, Symptoms

Who Benefits from MonaLisa Touch Treatment?

The last few blogs have been spent talking about our newest service for women, MonaLisa Touch Chico, that increases blood flow, improves elasticity, and stimulates the vagina to heal itself, decreasing a variety of vaginal discomforts.  Let’s spend Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

Smoking Causes Estrogen Absorption Issues in the Body

If you smoke cigarettes you’ve probably heard the warnings:  you could develop heart disease, lung disease, cancer, or any number of other issues.  But did you know that smoking cigarettes disrupts one of the female body’s most important systems?  Read

Posted in Anxiety, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Uncategorized

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