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Determining Abnormal Symptoms; Gynecology

Most doctors will tell you that if you experience abnormal symptoms  to let them know.  But what if you’ve gone your whole life with abnormal symptoms and you never knew they were abnormal because they were always normal for you?  For example, if

Posted in Anxiety, Bladder, Bowel Movements, Depression, Pain/Chronic Pain, Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms, Treatments

PCOS Overview and Symptoms

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine system* disorder that affects the ovaries and sex hormones of women.  It is estimated that between 5 and 10% of women are affected in the United States alone, and many are not diagnosed

Posted in Anxiety, cysts/ovarian cysts, Depression, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Medications and Prescriptions, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments

Heavy Bleeding; Causes and Treatments

Heavy menstrual bleeding is commonly caused by the lining of the uterus becoming too thin or too thick.  Estrogen and Progesterone are the two hormones responsible for maintaining the appropriate thickness of your uterine lining.  When there’s a hormonal Read More…

Posted in Examinations, Heavy Bleeding, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms, Treatments

Let’s Talk about PMS

PMS is such a common acronym in our society– you’ve probably heard all sorts of jokes, phrases, and excuses having to do with a woman’s menstrual cycle and PMS.  But let’s take a minute and really talk about PMS.  What

Posted in Hormones, Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms, Treatments

Our Most Popular YouTube Video: Interstitial Cystitis

Three years ago we created a series of YouTube videos as reference points for our clients (both current and prospective).  In these videos I talk about a variety of issues that our patients are going through– depression, hysterectomy, abdominal pain, Read

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms, Treatments

Treating Depression Alongside Gynecology (Part 1 of 2)

In my practice I see a lot of women who have symptoms of depression; this problem seems to coexist with gynecology issues, and so I make it a point to treat each patient as a whole.  I take into consideration

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments, Vitamins

Antibiotics, UTIs, and Interstitial Cystitis

An Interstitial Cystitis flare up can feel quite similar to a bladder infection or Urinary Tract Infection.  They both can come on quite suddenly and share similar symptoms: burning when urinating, extreme pressure, discomfort, pain, and urgency.  Antibiotics Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms, Urinary Tract Infection

Reducing Summertime Interstitial Cystitis Flare Up

A lot of women find that they experience an Interstitial Cystitis flare up during the summer.  Although Interstitial Cystitis is a complex issue, the biggest contributors to flare ups are beverage choices and hydration levels.  It is really important Read More…

Posted in Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms

Transdermal Estrogen to Help Treat Postpartum Depression

One out of seven child-bearing women will experience postpartum depression; this is by far the most common complication of childbirth.  Although there are many factors that contribute to depression, postpartum depression is oftentimes triggered by the Read More…

Posted in Depression, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms

What is Stress? Cortisol Production, Hormones, and Brain Chemistry

Feeling stressed out is never a good thing, but it’s something we’ve probably all experienced at one point or another.  Severe stress can lead to depression, isolation, foggy thinking, sleep disturbances, low self-esteem or eating issues and can cause Read

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Symptoms

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