Category Archives: Women’s Health

Osteoporosis and menopause: What you should know…

Osteoporosis and menopause: What you should know… How common is osteoporosis?  Almost half of women older than 50 years will experience a fracture related to osteoporosis in their lifetimes.  These fractures often resulting in significant symptoms and impairment of function … Continue reading

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Urinary complications of menopause

Urinary complications of menopause. Stress incontinence: leaking. 1.One nonsurgical intervention is an intravaginal pessary help give support to the bladder neck. 2.Surgical options: Mesh (the size of scotch tape) can form a hammock to keep the urethra upright.  The mesh … Continue reading

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The sexual history questions your physician may ask…

The sexual history questions your physician may ask… The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated their “A Guide to Taking a Sexual History.”  The list is usually tailored to those questions that seem appropriate for the patient. … Continue reading

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How to decrease your risk of getting breast cancer?

How to decrease your risk of getting breast cancer? Breastfeed your babies!  It is also convenient, good for baby, and free. Lose weight.  For postmenopausal women with obesity (BMI >30), there is a 20-40% INCREASED risk of breast cancer.  In … Continue reading

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Emergency contraception, an interesting topic….

Are you wondering what form of emergency contraception is the safest and most effective for preventing pregnancy? If a woman has a single episode of unprotected intercourse, she can conceive a child.  Nearly 50% of US pregnancies are unintended.  The … Continue reading

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What should we do about male-pattern hair growth on females?

What should we do about male-pattern hair growth on females?  The medical term for this condition is hirsutism.  Hirsutism affects 5-10% of premenopausal women and is usually an indication of an underlying endocrine disorder like polycystic ovarian syndrome.  Women with … Continue reading

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How to decrease nausea and vomiting during pregnancy?

How to decrease nausea and vomiting during pregnancy? There are lots of treatments.  First, the pregnant woman should change lifestyle modifications.  Eating frequent small meals, avoiding foods that smell or taste adversely, avoid high-protein or fatty foods which can slow … Continue reading

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Perimenopause may trigger the first episode of depression.

Perimenopause may trigger the first episode of depression.  Women in their late 40s are often in this hormonal stage called “perimenopause.” This is when the body may still have a menstrual period, but that the menstrual cycles are irregular because … Continue reading

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Pregnant women, should you ask for skin staples or stitches with a C-section?

Pregnant women, should you ask for skin staples or stitches with a C-section?  A meta-analysis (combined multiple studies) with 2300 patients looked at complication rate or infection, separation, hematomas (blood collections under the skin surface) and cosmetic result. All 10 … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding linked with reduction in diabetes…

Breastfeeding linked with reduction in diabetes… This is not new news, as my children are now teenagers…and this was known then. What is new is the percentage DROP in incidence of diabetes in mothers who breastfed per JAMA Internal Medicine. … Continue reading

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