If you think you are ready to start a family, it is natural that the first thing you want to know is how to get pregnant. Several myths exist about increasing your chances of conceiving. What do qualified reproductive health physicians say on the matter? Let’s talk about the five best-recommended methods that can helpRead More
DO I NEED TO SEE A GYNECOLOGIST AFTER MENOPAUSE?
A common misconception that many people have is that gynecological care is only needed for women of child-bearing age. After all, gynecological care is very much focused on reproductive health, so once that phase of a woman’s life is over, why see a gynecologist? Nothing could be farther from the truth. Gynecological care is necessaryRead More
Women’s Health Doctor Discusses Health Issues Specific to Women
Men and women do have a lot in common, but there are also marked differences between them. Women, for example, face their own unique health challenges, such as risks for pregnancy issues, menopause complications, and breast and gynecological disorders. In an effort to provide our patients with useful information to guide them along the pathRead More
What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse
A urogynecologist is a doctor with special training in disorders that affect the pelvic floors or bladder of women. What that means is these specialists help women who have had a pelvic floor collapse, which occurs sometimes after childbirth or due to other causes such as genetics and age. The affected structures are usually theRead More
Menopause: What to Expect
The cessation of a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle marks the end of their reproductive years and the onset of menopause. This typically starts in a woman’s late 30s or 40s, and the first phase is called perimenopause, meaning “around menopause.” This first phase of menopause is marked by erratic periods and possibly heavier-than-normal bleeding, whichRead More
Managing My Menopause
Menopause occurs after a woman doesn’t menstruate for a period of 12 months. Menopause generally occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 in most women, and the menopausal transition can last for several years. During this transition, hormones in the body fluctuate, bone density decreases, and weight changes occur. Managing Symptoms Many symptoms areRead More
Is Age a Factor in Fertility?
How old is too old to conceive and give birth to a healthy baby? Age is certainly a factor that affects a woman’s fertility – less so for a man, although it does matter for some. Women are born with all the eggs they will have throughout their lifetime – approximately 1 to 2 millionRead More
Are Bio-Identical Hormones Changing the Landscape of HRT?
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 allRead More
A “Change” of Pace: Signs You May Be Going Through Pre-Menopause
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,Read More
Gynecologists and Menopause: How your Gynecologist can help you Deal with Symptoms
While you cannot technically get pregnant, women going through menopause could still be at risk for sexually transmitted diseases and other issues, just as earlier in life. Women affected by menopause should still get regular pelvic and breast exams by their gynecologist each year – this includes a pap smear. If your period starts toRead More