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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,

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Overall Women's Health, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Vitamins

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

Experiencing Painful Intercourse With a History of Sexual Assault

Today we are going to discuss a topic that doesn’t get much attention.  We are going to talk about sexual assault, specifically how it contributes to painful intercourse down the road.  Ladies who have been sexually assaulted may suffer a

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Examinations, Hormones, Uncategorized

Smoking Causes Estrogen Absorption Issues in the Body

If you smoke cigarettes you’ve probably heard the warnings:  you could develop heart disease, lung disease, cancer, or any number of other issues.  But did you know that smoking cigarettes disrupts one of the female body’s most important systems?  Read

Posted in Anxiety, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Uncategorized

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

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

Determining Abnormal Symptoms; Gynecology

Most doctors will tell you that if you experience abnormal symptoms  to let them know.  But what if you’ve gone your whole life with abnormal symptoms and you never knew they were abnormal because they were always normal for you?  For example, if

Posted in Anxiety, Bladder, Bowel Movements, Depression, Pain/Chronic Pain, Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms, Treatments

PCOS Overview and Symptoms

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine system* disorder that affects the ovaries and sex hormones of women.  It is estimated that between 5 and 10% of women are affected in the United States alone, and many are not diagnosed

Posted in Anxiety, cysts/ovarian cysts, Depression, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Medications and Prescriptions, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments

Treating Depression Alongside Gynecology (Part 1 of 2)

In my practice I see a lot of women who have symptoms of depression; this problem seems to coexist with gynecology issues, and so I make it a point to treat each patient as a whole.  I take into consideration

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments, Vitamins

If You Are Experiencing Anxiety Before Surgery…

It’s completely normal to experience anxiety before going in for surgery, especially if this is your first surgical experience.  You might be nervous about the operation itself, being unconscious, risks, potential pain, aftercare, or the time needed Read More…

Posted in Anxiety

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