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Helping Women with Endometriosis, A Collaborative Effort is Needed

Despite growing popularity in the news, media, and better familiarity by doctors, Endometriosis continues to be a chronic health issue for millions of women in the United States and worldwide.  Nobody used to know what it was– patients were shuffled

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Surgery, Treatments

What is a Cystoscopy? Why is it an Outpatient Procedure?

A cystoscopy is a simple, useful procedure that can help us diagnose abnormalities inside the bladder like Interstitial Cystitis.  By inserting a camera through the urethra and into the bladder, we can see inflammation, blockages, and get an overall Read

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Procedures, Surgery, Treatments

The Wonders of Epsom Salt

If you have pain from Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, generalized pelvic pain, lower back pain, or other sore muscles that are not even related to gynecology, try taking a warm Epsom salt bath.  Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of

Posted in Anxiety, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Treatments

The Importance of Nutrition for Ladies with PCOS and Insulin Resistance

When we eat food, our body breaks it down into glucose (which is a simple sugar). In order for this glucose to be used by our body, the pancreas creates insulin. The insulin helps our body pull the glucose out

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, 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

Owning Pets May Provide Support to Those With Mental Illness

A small study from the United Kingdom says that people who have long-term mental illness such as depression, anxiety, or other social, emotional, or physical health conditions may benefit from owning a pet. Here are some ways that having a

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hysterectomy, Infertility, Treatments, Uncategorized

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

What Causes Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial Cystitis, like many of the conditions we treat in our office, is a complex condition.  We know that approximately 70% of women with Endometriosis also have this painful bladder issue and that it rarely goes away on its own. 

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms, Treatments

Exercise May Reduce/Prevent Postpartum Depression

Last week we talked about how small amounts of safe, natural estrogen may be the key to preventing postpartum depression (or reducing the severity of symptoms if prevention was not possible).  Today we are going to talk about the effects

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, 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

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