Treating Vaginal Infections

Published on Apr 22, 2019

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Vaginal infections are one of the most common conditions women complain about. They present as abnormal odor, itching, and discharge. They show up as recurrent urinary tract infections, pain with intercourse, and persistent and chronic irritations inside and outside of the vagina.

As physicians the first impulse is to treat with antibiotics or antifungals, even before we have determined what is the offending organism.
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What is Endometriosis ?

Published on Mar 28, 2019

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Endometriosis is the implantation of the endometrial tissue in the pelvis or the abdomen. Endometrial tissue is what you see on your pad during menses. We think it finds its way to the inside of the abdomen through the fallopian tubes, tubes attaching the inside of the uterus to the inside of the abdomen. In most people the bodies immune system cleans these implants, but in 6-10% of women it does not. These implants attach to the organs in the pelvis and abdomen and grow each month causing inflammation during menses. Continue reading “What is Endometriosis ?”

Fertility after 35

Published on Mar 25, 2019

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“Can i still get pregnant?” “how much longer do i have?”

Time goes by fast. While we are going to school, building a career, and getting ready to get pregnant, time slips away. The number of women trying to get pregnancy after the age of 35 is growing. Continue reading “Fertility after 35”

Menopause and Bio-Identical Hormones

Published on Mar 20, 2019

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“Do i need hormones?” “Are all hormones the same?” “what is the safest and the best hormones and when should i start?”

These are the most common questions I am asked from women transitioning through perimenopause or in menopause. Women concerned about changes they see in themselves, friends, or family seek ways to either make it easier or prevent unwanted changes associated with reduced hormones.
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What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or (PCOS) ?

Published on Mar 13, 2019

“I can’t lose weight, my face is full of acne and thick hair, and my periods are very irregular. What is going on with my body?”

These are some of the most common signs of a very common hormonal condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome or (PCOS). 10-15% of women have PCOS, with associated increase in ovarian male hormone production resulting in male pattern hair growth, acne, irregular ovulation and menstrual
cycles, and difficulty in processing sugars and fat resulting in weight gain. This common condition can be recognized in women as early as teen years and lasts during the reproductive years.
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3 Signs You Might Have a Hormone Imbalance

Published on Mar 6, 2019

Hormonal imbalance occurs when there are either too little or too much hormones in the body. Even though we might not get to see or feel the hormones, they play a very important role in the functioning of the organs and the body as a whole, hence even the slightest hormone imbalance is likely to throw off the normal functioning of a woman’s body. Hormone imbalance can be caused by several factors such as genetics, age, diet, medication, or environmental conditions. A sure way to know whether or not you have a hormone imbalance is to visit a doctor specializing in women’s health. You should always be on the lookout for these 3 signs of hormone imbalance :

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Postpartum Depression

Published on Jan 16, 2019

 

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“Mothers are the root of the family tree. Without a healthy root the tree will wither. Self care is non-negotiable, it’s survival.”

Postpartum Depression (PPD)

Postpartum mood disorders range from short lived “blues” (80% of new mothers), to more severe depression (20%), and much less common psychosis (1/1000). Causes are complex and treatment may require cooperation from multiple specialties.

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Postpartum Urinary Incontinence

Published on Jul 7, 2016

Postpartum urinary incontinence is post-baby urine leakage no one wants to talk about.

My patient and her friend who recently had children were in the gym trying to get back into shape. It was a routine that involved jumping, dance moves, and exercises aimed at building their core. Even though the moves were fun and they were getting a lot of good exercise, they suddenly noticed they were leaking urine with workout moves that required any type of straining. They now wear black and stand near the exit closest to the bathroom and buy panty liners by the bulk.

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Prevention of Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Published on Jun 16, 2016

My belly looks like a road map. What is going on?

As the baby grows, so does the uterus carrying the baby. This growth stretches the skin over the enlarging uterus. Stretch marks are the red and brown streaks which eventually turn white, and sometimes itchy, that appear on or around your belly. They are a representation of the damage the skin has sustained during pregnancy.

The weight gains that women experience during pregnancy, and increased fat that develops in the tissue under the skin, weakens the skin and causes it to crack as it is stretched. Some women also have a genetic predisposition to stretch marks. If your mother has stretch marks, you are most likely at a higher risk to have them as well.

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How to Prevent Genital and Urinary Problems During and After Menopause?

Published on Jun 8, 2016

As the level of estrogen in women decreases in perimenopause and menopause, shrinkage and dryness of the vaginal and urinary organs occur. The tissues thin out and the blood flow to the genitalia decreases. These changes can result in genital tissue dryness, burning, irritation, pain with intercourse and urinary difficulty such as urgency, frequency and incomplete emptying. These symptoms affect approximately 50% of women.

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