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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

Is Your Vaginal Discomfort Creating a Wedge in Your Intimacy?

Vaginal discomfort is, well, uncomfortable. When you have vaginal dryness or discomfort, intercourse can be exceedingly painful, both during and afterward. If this is the case, you may have removed intercourse from your life altogether. The good news Read More…

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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

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy the Key to Your Menopause Relief?

Hormone replacement therapy balances your estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels. Since your hormone production slows during menopause, hormone replacement therapy often helps reverse the effects. Hormone replacement therapy relieves symptoms Read More…

Posted in Anxiety, Cancer, Diagnosis, Menopause, Overall Women's Health, Painful Intercourse, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized Tagged with: , ,

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

You May Need Vitamin D Supplement During Winter

Our bodies need vitamin D in order to function properly; many of us get less during the winter.  Lack of vitamin D can lead to a variety of symptoms including depression, sleep disturbances, increased aches and pains, and overall just

Posted in Symptoms, Vitamins

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