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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

Understanding Thyroid Function and Thyroid Dysfunction

The thyroid is an oftentimes overlooked part of the human body, but it has an important job.  Located in your throat underneath your Adam’s apple, the thyroid essentially oversees your entire endocrine system.  It works endlessly day and night to

Posted in Symptoms, Thyroid

Decrease IC Bladder Pain at Home with a TENS Unit

Would you be interested in treating an IC flare-up at home with a TENS Unit?  We have been offering this non-invasive service in our office for many years to help women decrease the pain and spasms associated with this chronic

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Symptoms, Treatments

MonaLisa Touch Chico May Provide Symptom Relief for IC Patients

Interstitial Cystitis is a complex condition with no cure.  Anyone who suffers from this condition understands how truly frustrating it is; constant trips to the bathroom, incessant worrying about accidents or being unable to find a restroom in time, Read

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments

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

Normal vs. Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

The vagina is an incredible organ–  it has systems in place to keep its tissues healthy, to protect against bacterial and fungal infections, and to provide lubrication.  Discharge is the vagina’s way of keeping itself clean– it’s constantly in the

Posted in Symptoms, Treatments, Yeast Infection

The ENPOWR Project Teaches Endometriosis Awareness

In 2016 EndoFound (The Endometriosis Foundation of America) began a new community-based outreach program called The ENPOWR Project (ENdometriosis:  Promoting Outreach and Wide Recognition) that “raises awareness and promotes treatment-seeking behavior” Read More…

Posted in Endometriosis, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults

You’re Not Alone– Celebrities with Endometriosis

If you ever feel like you’re the only one struggling with Endometriosis, read on.  These celebrities with Endometriosis have come forward to share their experiences. Daisy Ridley:  Daisy, star of “Star Wars:  The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars:  Read More…

Posted in Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Symptoms

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

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

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