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Changes in Weight and Fat Distribution Approaching Menopause

We oftentimes talk about the hormonal changes that come with menopause (either natural or surgically-induced such as after a hysterectomy).  Women may feel imbalanced, depressed, or start experiencing anxiety.  But what about physical changes?  Women may Read More…

Posted in Hormones, Hysterectomy

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

The Hormonal Imbalance Behind PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition that affects approximately 10 million women around the world.  Although it stems from a hormonal imbalance symptoms can be difficult to pin point, especially for general practitioners and family doctors who Read More…

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Symptoms

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

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

IUD Patients– Make Sure to Schedule Your Annual Exam!

IUD stands for Intrauterine Device– it is a small T-shaped device that is gently inserted into the uterus.  There are two major types of IUDs– hormonal and copper.  The copper IUD can be left in place for up to 10

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis, Hormones, Periods/Menstruation, Procedures, Side-Effects, Symptoms

Natural Progesterone vs. Synthetic Progestins

A healthy female body must maintain a delicate balance of estrogen and progesterone at all times.  If a doctor finds that your progesterone is too low they may recommend that you take a small dose every day to help keep

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Side-Effects, Symptoms

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

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