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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

Mangrove Women’s Health: New Walk-In Clinic M-F 9am-Noon

Routine visits like pap smears and annual appointments can be planned in advance.  But life is uncertain and sometimes you need to see your OB/GYN but can’t wait weeks for an available appointment.  And who has time to wait three

Posted in Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diagnosis, Examinations, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Pain/Chronic Pain, Resources, Side-Effects, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection, walk-in clinic, Yeast Infection

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

Vaginal Dryness; Causes and Treatments

Vaginal dryness is one of the most common complaints we hear from our patients.  It’s normal to not really pay much attention to the natural lubrication that occurs within the vagina, that is, until it stops, and suddenly you realize

Posted in Birth Control, Hormones, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Side-Effects, Symptoms, Treatments

What Are Your Health Goals for 2019?

The holidays are over and a new year is upon us.  And the new year is always the most popular time for people to start thinking about those resolutions or that list of unfinished tasks from last year, or maybe

Posted in Examinations, Hormones, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

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 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

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