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Hysterectomies: the Why, the What & the When

What is a hysterectomy?  A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, a muscular reproductive organ of the female body. The operation may be performed via abdominal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy or vaginal hysterectomy. A hysterectomy Read More…

Posted in Cancer, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Hysterectomy, Incontinence, Infertility, Interstitial Cystitis, Menopause, Ovarian Cancer, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Procedures, Resources, Side-Effects, Surgery, Symptoms, Treatments Tagged with: , , ,

A New Study on Vaginal Atrophy

An Italian study highlights a link between a treatable condition called vaginal atrophy and a high number of women transitioning to menopause that are experiencing sexual dysfunction. Perimenopause & Sexual Function Perimenopause is a transition Read More…

Posted in MonaLisa Touch Chico, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Treatments

Common Health Issues in Women Over 55 

Women are unique. We care deeply about others and tend to put the needs of our family and children before our own. We may notice illness or disease in our lives but put it on the back-burner so that we

Posted in Bladder, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diseases and Conditions, Overall Women's Health, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Symptoms, Treatments

Ways to Increase Overall Wellness and Vitality

We want our patients to experience overall wellness and vitality.  Although we specialize in gynecology, we take a full-body approach to treating you because we understand that “women’s health” is about more than just your uterus working properly.  Read More…

Posted in Overall Women's Health, Uncategorized

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

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

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

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

Is Your Vaginal Discomfort Creating a Wedge in Your Intimacy?

Vaginal discomfort is, well, uncomfortable. When you have vaginal dryness or discomfort, intercourse can be exceedingly painful, both during and afterward. If this is the case, you may have removed intercourse from your life altogether. The good news Read More…

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Is Hormone Replacement Therapy the Key to Your Menopause Relief?

Hormone replacement therapy balances your estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels. Since your hormone production slows during menopause, hormone replacement therapy often helps reverse the effects. Hormone replacement therapy relieves symptoms Read More…

Posted in Anxiety, Cancer, Diagnosis, Menopause, Overall Women's Health, Painful Intercourse, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized Tagged with: , ,

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