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Do you have hypoactive sexual desire disorder?

About 1 in 10 premenopausal women in the United States are affected by Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). HSDD is a sexual dysfunction characterized by a low libido or desire for sexual activity. This undertreated problem leads to distress and

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Vitamin D and Magnesium Deficiencies

All vitamins and minerals are important to the human body.  Each serves a purpose and works in conjunction with the others to keep your body running efficiently, free of illness and disease.  Although it’s hard to say which vitamins and

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Menopause, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments, Vitamins

The Importance of a Symptom Journal

A symptom journal can be one of the most important things you bring with you to a doctor’s appointment.  Whether it’s with your gynecologist, podiatrist, chiropractor, or general family doctor, a symptom journal helps you keep track of small details

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Resources, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults

Why Postmenopausal Women Aren’t Having/Enjoying Sex

Last month Medscape published study results of postmenopausal women who answered questions regarding sexual activity.  Researchers wanted to know what factors affected sexual enjoyment.  A little more than 24,000 women (average age of 64) completed Read More…

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

Mangrove Women’s Health; Expertise in Gynecology

The body is a complex place, and when something is “off” or needs attention you want to make sure you’re seeing the correct doctor to treat the problem.  You wouldn’t go to a cardiologist for a broken foot, and you

Posted in Bowel Movements, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Pain/Chronic Pain, Symptoms

Mangrove Women’s Health: New Walk-In Clinic M-F 9am-Noon

Routine visits like pap smears and annual appointments can be planned in advance.  But life is uncertain and sometimes you need to see your OB/GYN but can’t wait weeks for an available appointment.  And who has time to wait three

Posted in Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diagnosis, Examinations, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Pain/Chronic Pain, Resources, Side-Effects, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection, walk-in clinic, Yeast Infection

Long Term Elmiron Patients: Please Visit Your Eye Doctor

If you have been taking Elmiron (pentosan), I recommend that you make an appointment with your eye doctor for a full exam.  A recent study published in August of 2018 has linked long term Elmiron use to changes in vision.  If

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Hormones, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Side-Effects, Symptoms, Treatments

MonaLisa Touch Helps Women Who Experience Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse is exactly what it sounds like— painful!  Unfortunately, it’s something that a lot of women experience for a variety of reasons.  It could be due to declining estrogen levels, from an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed pelvic issue like Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month!  The 5th Annual March for Endometriosis will take place on March 24th, 2018 in major cities such as San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C.  In addition, there will be groups all over the

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Resources, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults, Treatments, Uncategorized

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

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