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Fatigue; It’s About More Than Sleep

Fatigue seems like a fairly uncomplicated, ordinary thing.  If you don’t get enough sleep, you’ll be tired… right?  Unfortunately fatigue is only partially due to not enough sleep.  It can also be caused by certain vitamin deficiencies (among many Read More…

Posted in Symptoms, Thyroid, Vitamins

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month!  The 5th Annual March for Endometriosis will take place on March 24th, 2018 in major cities such as San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C.  In addition, there will be groups all over the

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Resources, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults, Treatments, Uncategorized

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

What Happens After MonaLisa Touch Treatments? Do I Need to Come Back?

When you schedule treatment with us at MonaLisa Touch Chico for various vaginal discomforts you will book several appointments.  The first will be the consultation and examination.  Then, we will schedule the first treatment session (each session takes Read More…

Posted in Examinations, 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

Measuring your Urine Output to Help Diagnose Bladder Issues

A record of your symptoms can be one of the most useful tools in diagnosing and treating bladder issues.  When it comes to bladder issues, it can be challenging to say whether or not you are voiding “normal” or “abnormal”

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, overactive bladder, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

The [Dreaded] IC Flare-Up and How to Treat

If you suffer from Interstitial Cystitis, you know how annoying and frustrating an IC flare-up can be.  Whether it lasts a few hours or a few days, that incessant urge to visit the restroom, the irritation, the pain– it’s the worst.  Intensity

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Symptoms, Treatments

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

Your Periods– Are they Normal or Abnormal?

Young women are told when they start having their period it will come with cramping and pain.  So when a young woman starts her menstrual cycles and experiences pain she doesn’t think that she is having abnormal periods.  Even if she

Posted in Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults

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