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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 the FDA Warning on “Vaginal Rejuvenation” Devices

On July 30, 2018 the FDA released a statement regarding “vaginal rejuvenation” devices.  The warning says there could be some serious adverse reactions like burning or scarring– the FDA is “concerned women are being harmed” (1).  The FDA says that

Posted in MonaLisa Touch Chico, Treatments

TENS Unit Variation with Acupuncture Needle

Last week we talked about treating IC flare-ups at home with a TENS Unit.  This device delivers a gentle electronic stimulating pulse to the skin that travels up the leg in order to decrease pain and spasms associated with bladder

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Treatments

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

Can an “Endometriosis Diet” Relieve Symptoms and Prevent Surgery?

If you have, or suspect you have, Endometriosis, the thought of what to do can be a little overwhelming.  The idea of medicines, pelvic ultrasounds, doctor visits, surgeries– it can leave you feeling pretty apprehensive.  So maybe you turn to

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Treatments

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

Study Shows MonaLisa Touch Laser More Effective Than Estrogen Alone

If you’re suffering from various vaginal discomforts and are considering laser treatments with MonaLisa Touch Chico, this blog is for you.  The North American Menopause Society recently published an article explaining results of a clinical trial where Read More…

Posted in Hormones, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments

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