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What to do When You Have a Fibroid

One of the most common gynecological issues among ladies of all ages is the presence of fibroids.  When discovered, your doctor might cause you a lot of unnecessary panic, or she might lead you to believe they're nothing to worry about.  Somewhere in Read More...
Posted in Fibroids

What is it Like to Have Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial Cystitis is a condition where the lining of the bladder becomes irritated and damaged, causing spasms.  These spasms usually cause pain, frequency, and urgency although some ladies will experience some symptoms worse than others.  Let's Read More...
Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis

Annual Appointment– Have you Made Yours?

Have you made your annual appointment yet?  As we pass Memorial Day and enter June there's so much going on-- the end of the school year for the kids, high school and college graduations, planning summer vacations-- and there's an overall sense of needing Read More...
Posted in Examinations

Does your Menstrual Cycle Get in the Way of Your Life?

"I just get out my calendar and block days out."  "It's always been like this, but I didn't know there was a problem."  "I've had issues for years, but I didn't know there was something I could do about it."   "My girlfriends said this happens to them, Read More...
Posted in Periods/Menstruation

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 the internet Read More...
Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Treatments

How Does Estrogen Affect Adrenaline and Help Combat Stress?

Last week we talked about a recent study where we learned that estrogen therapy after menopause helped women combat their stress levels.  It didn't matter whether the women started sooner or later after menopause, all women who took their estrogen had Read More...
Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Thyroid

Estrogen Therapy After Menopause Helps Reduce Stress

Last year, estrogen therapy was the focus of a study that wanted to look at the effects of stress on cortisol and memory during post-menopausal years.  Researchers wanted to understand what role estrogen therapy plays in reducing women's stress levels Read More...
Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions

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 what Read More...
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

Pelvic Ultrasound Before Inserting IUD to Prevent Complications

There are many reasons to get the Mirena IUD.  Some ladies are tired of taking oral contraceptives.  Some ladies want reliable birth control that can stay in place for up to five years.  Others might be trying to help gynecological issues like heavy Read More...
Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Procedures

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