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Infertility is a fear for most couples when attempting to conceive, but for some, it is a shocking reality. For any couple wanting to bring a little one into the world, there are the ups and downs both emotionally and physically when each month her menstrual cycle comes or the pregnancy test is negative. The initial excitement becomes wearing and turns into a stressful and sometimes emotionally unbearable task … read more
The definition of menopause itself is the cessation of menses for twelve months. However, women can experience symptoms for years prior and up to five to ten years after menopause. The most common signs and symptoms are hot flashes and night sweats, urinary tract changes, mood swings, insomnia, fatigue, … read more
Women are almost twice as likely as men to experience depression. Of those women, one in four will experience clinical depression in her lifetime. These statistics are not surprising when we understand how the female hormones affect brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that ultimately influence mood. The hormonal and life changes associated with menstruation, the postpartum period and menopause can contribute to or trigger depression, and anxiety. … read more
Osteoporosis is a condition that is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, causing bones to become fragile. This occurs when bone is no longer replaced as quickly as it is removed by the body. … read more
Most women suffer monthly from pain with their menstrual cycle. Pain for some can be severe enough to keep them from work or completing their daily tasks. It is possible to have more pain-free cycles and this can be accomplished without medications. Our job as physicians is to determine what the underlying cause is first … read more
The incidence and severity of PMS seems to be increasing. Premenstrual syndrome is where symptoms become present two weeks prior to the cycle and then dissipate within a few days of the cycle starting. Some of the more common symptoms that we see patients’ struggle with are breast tenderness, bloating, irritability, food cravings, insomnia, and headaches. … read more
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common, multi-organ endocrine disorder. It was originally described as cystic ovaries combined with the presence of excess hair growth, and menstrual irregularities. Women with PCOS do not necessarily have to have cystic ovaries. … read more
UTIs are caused by an invasion of bacteria into the urinary tract system. Bacteria that reside in the intestinal tract and in the vaginal canal can migrate into the urethra and work their way up to the bladder and potentially to the kidneys. … read more
Fibroids are the most common solid pelvic tumor in women and occur in 20-25% of women by age 40. They range in size and shape and usually occur as multiple tumors. Uterine fibroids are benign and can be located throughout the uterus … read more
Vaginal itching, soreness and discharge affect most women at one time or another. There can be several causes for the irritation so it is best to discuss your symptoms with a physician. The most common cause of infection is bacterial, followed by yeast. … read more
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There are numerous drugs on the market to help with a man’s sex life. What about women? Finally, there is a medical treatment available for the enhancement of a woman’s sex life. Interestingly enough it does not entail the use of pharmaceutical drugs.. … read more

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