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Why did Switching to Generic Medication Cause Problems/Side-Effects?

Have you ever switched from a name brand medication to a cheaper generic medication and had some problems with the adjustment?  Maybe you got a few headaches, maybe you broke out in acne, or maybe you felt like your emotions

Posted in Birth Control, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Treatments

Cost of MonaLisa Touch Treatments & Quality of Life

Today I’d like to do something most doctors will not do, and that’s to talk about the cost of MonaLisa Touch treatments.  We’ve been offering MonaLisa Touch treatments to our patients and are having great success; however, some patients are

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Interstitial Cystitis, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, overactive bladder, Pelvic Floor Pilates, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

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

What is Stress and How Do I Reduce Stress?

Our society talks very generally about stress:  don’t get stressed out, make sure you’re coping with stress, stress is bad for you.  But what exactly do we mean?  What is going on inside our bodies when stress occurs, and what

Posted in Anxiety, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Thyroid

MonaLisa Touch; Great for Women with Trouble Absorbing Estrogen

If you have tried different types of estrogen replacement therapies and are still experiencing vaginal dryness, burning, itching, painful intercourse, or urinary frequency, MonaLisa Touch Chico can help.  Sometimes we encounter a patient who has tried Read More…

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

Hormonal Balance: Determining high/low Estrogen/Progesterone

Hormonal balance is important to a woman’s system, both physical and mental.   Estrogen is especially important to women and plays a role in almost every bodily function.  Many of our patients (older and younger) have hormone issues for a variety

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms

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

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