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How has stress impacted patients during the COVID-19 pandemic?

businesswoman tired from work in the office holding her head

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the turmoil create multiple problems like weight gain and stress for our patients. A lot of our patients are working moms and they are now teaching, working from home, and never getting a

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Thyroid Complications in Women: Diagnosis, Impact on Pregnancy & Resources

doctor using an ultrasound on a female patient's thyroid

How are thyroid diseases diagnosed? Thyroid disease can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are similar to a variety of other health problems. The doctor will typically start by asking the patient about their health history, such as if

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Thyroid Complications in Women: Thyroiditis, Goiter, Nodules & Cancer

woman holding her thyroid

What is thyroiditis? Thyroiditis is when the body’s immune system makes antibodies that attack the thyroid and cause inflammation. Thyroiditis can be caused by: ● Genetics ● Autoimmune diseases ● Viral or bacterial infection ● Certain Read More…

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Thyroid Complications in Women: Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyroidism

Doctor checking thyroid glands of senior woman

The thyroid gland produces the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones control many activities in the body, including how fast the heartbeats, energy levels, internal temperature, hair/skin/nail growth, and more. Thyroid Read More…

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How Thyroid Complications Can Be Mistaken For Anxiety

Your thyroid is an endocrine gland located at the front of your neck, and it plays a huge role in regulating your hormones. Your thyroid is essentially the commanding force behind your ovaries and your adrenal glands. When it isn’t

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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

Depression– An Important Topic in Gynecology

One of the first blogs we ever posted (back in 2014) was about depression, and I think it’s important that we revisit this topic often.  When we say depression, we’re not talking a few days of having the blues– we

Posted in Depression, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, Painful Intercourse, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments, Uncategorized, 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

What Sets MonaLisaTouch Chico Apart From the Rest?

Our newest area of service is MonaLisaTouch Chico, and we have talked a lot about it in the last few months.  This wonderful service provides vaginal rejuvenation to a variety of women who experience hormonal issues affecting their vagina, who

Posted in Breast Cancer, Business Practices, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Hysterectomy, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments, Vitamins

Estrogen and Hashimoto’s Disease

Last week we talked a little bit about thyroid function and dysfunction.  Today we are going to talk about one of the medical reasons behind a dysfunctional thyroid.  Hashimoto’s diease (ofentimes just referred to as “Hashimoto’s”) is an autoimmune Read

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments, Uncategorized

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