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Reducing Yeast Infection Risk Over the Summer

Summer is here, and if you're in Chico that means hot hot hot.  And although that means we get to jump in the pool or go to the river, this is the time of year where yeast infections tend to thrive.  The extra moisture and warmth is just what yeast Read More...
Posted in Yeast Infection

Vaginal Atrophy Symptoms Helped by MonaLisa Touch

I was doing some browsing online looking at the various clinical trials that are being conducted in the field of gynecology-- specifically regarding vaginal atrophy symptoms.  Vaginal atrophy, as you know from my other blogs, happens because of lowered Read More...
Posted in Bladder, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments

Adding Testosterone to your Hormone Replacement Therapy

Are you taking hormone replacement therapy but still feel like something's missing?  Are you experiencing loss of muscle mass, low energy, or cloudy/foggy brain?  Or have you noticed that you feel pretty good, but your libido is gone?  Adding testosterone Read More...
Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Symptoms, Treatments

Vaginal Atrophy and How it Affects a Woman’s Quality of Life

Vaginal Atrophy is a medical term to describe a variety of physical symptoms that result from reduced estrogen levels in the female body (it usually occurs during natural menopause but is likely to occur after hysterectomy or with certain cancer treatments).  Read More...
Posted in Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Overall Women's Health, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

Urinary Incontinence– You Don’t Have to Deal With It

Have you ever laughed so hard that you noticed a small amount of urine leakage?  Maybe you sneezed or coughed and had the same issue?  This is something we hear a lot of women complain about.  Most women think it's just a normal part of getting older, Read More...
Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Incontinence, MonaLisa Touch Chico, overactive bladder, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Pelvic Floor Pilates, Symptoms, Treatments

Why did Switching to Generic Medication Cause Problems/Side-Effects?

Have you ever switched from a name brand medication to a cheaper generic medication and had some problems with the adjustment?  Maybe you got a few headaches, maybe you broke out in acne, or maybe you felt like your emotions were on a roller coaster?  Read More...
Posted in Birth Control, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Treatments

Is the Keto Diet Right For Ladies with PCOS?

If you are in any grocery store or restaurant, chances are you are going to overhear people talking about diets.  There's the vegan diet, paleo diet, low-carb diet, Atkins, Weight Watchers, and so many more.  But lately we seem to be hearing the word Read More...
Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Symptoms

Cost of MonaLisa Touch Treatments & Quality of Life

Today I'd like to do something most doctors will not do, and that's to talk about the cost of MonaLisa Touch treatments.  We've been offering MonaLisa Touch treatments to our patients and are having great success; however, some patients are put off by Read More...
Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Interstitial Cystitis, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, overactive bladder, Pelvic Floor Pilates, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

May is National Bike Month– Great Exercise for Women

May is National Bike Month!  Bike Week is officially May 13-19 with Friday, May 17th being National Bike to Work Day.  If you already ride your bike, you know how wonderful it can feel.  If you don't ride a bicycle, it might be a good time to try it Read More...
Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Overall Women's Health, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Vitamins

Cinco de Mayo Tips for Interstitial Cystitis Sufferers

This weekend is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday where we celebrate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire on that date in 1862.  Here in America it tends to be a day of indulging in all things Mexican-- from delicious food to fancy drinks, a barbeque Read More...
Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments

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