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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

The “Window of Opportunity” for Starting Estrogen Therapy

The use of estrogen in menopausal and post-menopausal women continues to be a source of big debate in the scientific world.  How should we go about treatment?  Should we just prescribe it for a few years and then taper off? 

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hysterectomy, Uncategorized

Vaginal Dryness– Causes and Finding Symptom Relief

Vaginal dryness is something a lot of women experience– they may be headed toward menopause, be experiencing surgically induced menopause (as with a hysterectomy), or may not be producing enough estrogen in their body.  Vaginal dryness is extremely Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection

Estrogen’s Role in Postpartum Depression

Depression is a common, complex problem with no easy solutions– and women seem to be more likely to suffer than men.  When it comes to postpartum depression, one out of seven child-bearing women will experience this type of depression.  Postpartum

Posted in Depression, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Treatments

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