Category Archives: OBGYN

Let’s Talk About Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is a lack of natural moisture inside and outside of the vaginal area. It is most often caused by medications, and menopause- when there is a decrease in a woman’s estrogen production level. This ultimately leads to a painful experience both with intercourse and everyday activities- such as simple walking. If you suffer… Read More »


What You Need To Know: Hormone Replacement Therapy & Menopause

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment option for women who are experiencing problems during menopause, or after completing menopause. Why You Should Consider HRT? Throughout the menopausal stage of your life, your body produces less and less of its natural hormones. After you have completed menopause, your body no longer produces the hormones at… Read More »


It’s OK to Talk About Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness Even modern women are often shy when they experience a personal health issue. As vaginal dryness can occur for a variety of reasons, and cause numerous problems, your first step should be to discuss it with your doctor. As many women experience this issue, you do not need to feel embarrassed. Your doctor… Read More »


Treatments For Vaginal Dryness

If you suffer from vaginal dryness and discomfort, this can make sexual intimacy very painful. The good news is that there are many ways you can treat this so that you can enjoy intimacy with your partner again. There are many reasons why women suffer from vaginal dryness. Menopause and pre-menopause can cause a loss… Read More »


How Your Body Changes With Menopause

Menopause, when it happens naturally, is another phase in a woman’s growth and life cycle that is reached roughly around the age of 51. In some rare cases, menopause can happen prematurely, occurring as early as in a woman’s 40s. Whether happening naturally, or as a result of some other cause, as a woman ages,… Read More »


NonHRT Methods For Managing Menopause

Although we have found HRT to be beneficial to many, some women rely on alternative methods of treating and managing their menopausal symptoms. Typical menopausal symptoms include vaginal dryness, problems sleeping, hot flashes (also called hot flushes), mood swings, and depression. Here is an overview of 5 non-hormonal therapies which a woman can employ to… Read More »


MonaLisa Touch® Laser

High-Tech Cure for Vaginal Dryness Vaginal dryness is an uncomfortable and sometimes painful condition that affects many women. The condition can occur because of vaginal atrophy; a condition often caused by hormone changes associated with menopause, but may also occur in women who experience decreased estrogen levels from cancer, breastfeeding, yeast infections, or even from… Read More »


Methylation and the MTHFR Mutation

Up until recently, MTHFR, short for the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase enzyme gene, was nearly unheard of. However, due to its effects on health, especially female fertility, more and more people are finding out about the MTHFR gene mutation. The MTHFR enzyme is necessary for the breakdown of folate in the body. It adds a methyl group… Read More »


What To Do If You Have Pelvic Prolapse

Pelvic prolapse happens when a pelvic organ, e.g., the bladder, drops from its normal position in the lower belly and pushes against the walls of the vagina. Usually, this happens when the muscles that hold the organs in place stretch, or weaken, due to surgery or childbirth. It can be a painful and uncomfortable experience;… Read More »


Birth Control Options: NuvaRing Benefits & Side Effects

NuvaRing is one of several birth control options that works by emitting hormones. It allows a woman to avoid pregnancy by placing a ring in the vagina. Like birth control medications, the product releases progestin and estrogen. This helps to prevent sperm from reaching eggs and causing women to become pregnant. Benefits This ring works… Read More »