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What are the bladder basics?

The fundamentals of bladder health; holding and emptying urine.  Let’s talk about the fundamentals of bladder health, what it looks like to have a healthy bladder and the common bladder problems that millions of American women face.   Bladder Read

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Hormones, Incontinence, overactive bladder, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Pelvic Floor Pilates, Resources, Treatments Tagged with:

Endometriosis 101: What is it like to Have Endometriosis?

Part Two: What is it like to Have Endometriosis? Every month as you move through your cycle, endometrial growths (in addition to the normal endometrial cells inside your uterus) swell up with prostaglandin which can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, Menopause, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Periods/Menstruation, Procedures, Resources, Surgery, Symptoms, Treatments

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

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: There’s Something You Can Do About It

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) is an undertreated condition characterized by low libido that causes distress and difficulty in interpersonal relationships. With a new FDA-approved treatment method, we feel confident in treating this condition Read More…

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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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How can MonaLisa Touch Improve the Lives of Women?

What happens when vaginal atrophy symptoms due to menopause are significantly reduced or disappear completely?  Sure, lubrication is restored and the vaginal tissues are healed, but I’m looking for more.  What happens for women when these symptoms Read More…

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

Is Hysterectomy a Cure for Endometriosis?

If your doctor suspects you have endometriosis there are a variety of treatments available to help manage symptoms and prevent your condition from getting worse.  However, there is no official cure.  Ladies who have endometriosis will have to manage Read

Posted in Endometriosis, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Pain/Chronic Pain, Surgery, Treatments

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

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