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Are Bio-Identical Hormones Changing the Landscape of HRT?

Are Bio-Identical Hormones Changing the Landscape of HRT?

by Natalie (SU)
For some, the idea of Hormone Replacement Therapy sounds like the plot of a new science-fiction movie; and this controversial option is not without its critics. However, many menopausal women find that this form of treatment alleviates the insufferable symptoms of an inevitable life passage they’re forced to face. Menopause is an eventuality that all women have to face, but it may come as some comfort that there are treatments available to make the transition quite seamless.

A “Change” of Pace: Signs You May Be Going Through Pre-Menopause

A “Change” of Pace: Signs You May Be Going Through Pre-Menopause

by Natalie (SU)
She said, “But I’m only 49!” as she wiped her brow. Have you ever heard a friend utter a criticism like this in reference to early symptoms of menopause? They may actually be going through the stage known as Peri-menopause, or pre-menopause – which occurs during the time leading up to “the change”. Widely unpredictable, this phase typically begins in a woman’s 40s, but can start as early as the mid-30s, and results in a myriad of physical and emotional symptoms that can be bothersome.

Urgent Reasons to See Your Gynecologist

Urgent Reasons to See Your Gynecologist

by Natalie (SU)
Have you seen your gynecologist lately? It is recommended that every woman beginning at the age of 21 and until the age of 65 be screened for cervical cancer regularly. However, the relationship you develop with you gynecologist will serve you well beyond your annual wellness visit, as they become your primary healthcare provider for all of your women’s healthcare needs. Your gynecologist can advise you about health promotion and disease prevention, on birth control, as well as see you through your pregnancy. They will also be there for you when the unexpected arises, to address your concerns and treat any problems. However, there are times when you should contact your gynecologist sooner, rather than later. The following list includes reasons that you should see your gynecologist urgently.

Unexpected Reasons to See a Gynecologist: More than Just STD/STIs

Unexpected Reasons to See a Gynecologist: More than Just STD/STIs

by Natalie (SU)
Do you see your gynecologist once a year for your annual exam? If you do, you are being proactive towards staying healthy and preventing illness. However, there may come a time when you may need to see them for a problem. In fact, for many women, their gynecologist acts as their primary care provider – their “go to” provider for their healthcare needs. If you think you might be pregnant, or if you are concerned that you have been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection (STI), then a call to your gynecologist is a reasonable course of action. However, doctors that specialize in women’s health (obstetrics and gynecology, or OB/GYN) have the necessary advanced training to manage any number of health problems that a female may encounter. The following are just a few of the many different reasons you should see your gynecologist.

When to See a Reproductive Endocrinologist or a Fertility Specialist?

When to See a Reproductive Endocrinologist or a Fertility Specialist?

by Yenny (SU)
Have you been trying to get pregnant without success? If you have made the decision that you are ready to have children and are excited about starting a family, waiting for that positive test can sometimes create anxiety and concern. You may begin to wonder if there is something wrong that is preventing a pregnancy.