mental health and physical health menopause

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: The Connection Between Mental Health and Physical Health

Conventional Western medicine is known for traditionally focusing on the physical aspects of a person’s body and health (or disease state) while neglecting the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Yet we all know that you can’t entirely separate one part from the others. Each aspect impacts the other, for good and for bad. I see […]

Platelet-Rich Plasma

What’s Up With Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a promising treatment option for many conditions but is still not well known. You may remember it from a brief mention in a previous blog as one of the options women have for vaginal rejuvenation. But what exactly is Platelet-Rich Plasma, what is it used for, and does it work? The […]

Demystifying Menopause - Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas

Demystifying Menopause: What is Normal?

One of my main goals is demystifying menopause. That includes letting women know about symptoms that aren’t as well-known as hot flashes and weight gain but are, nevertheless, normal. Are any of these familiar to you? If so, rest assured they’re normal – and so are you! NORMAL: “My vagina looks… different” Mama may have […]

Your Guide to Vaginal Rejuvenation

Your Guide to Vaginal Rejuvenation

Vaginal rejuvenation has become a trending topic over the past few years, and with more women asking their physicians about it, I realized that there is a lot of confusion about what this innovation actually is. I am happy to say that this is one of the fastest-growing fields in women’s health because this procedure […]

Effects of low testosterone in women

Testosterone in Women: What It Is & What It Does

Even if you don’t know much about menopause, you probably know that it involves fluctuating levels of hormones – primarily estrogen and progesterone. These fluctuations are responsible for the many symptoms women experience as they’re going through “the change.” But missing from this conversation is the third culprit: testosterone. Like estrogen and progesterone, it, too, […]

How Menopause Can Affect Your Mental Health

What you hear the word “menopause,” what do you think of? I bet two of the first things that spring to mind are hot flashes and mood swings. These are two of the best known, and most common, symptoms of peri/menopause. Today we’re going to briefly look at how menopause is related to mood regulation, […]

Mind Body Spirit Menopause

Mind, Body & Spirit Aspects of Menopause

For many in the medical establishment, menopause is simply a physical process that a woman’s body goes that marks the end of her reproductive years. But any woman who has been through it knows that there’s much more to it. Menopause – or, more accurately, perimenopause, the 4-10 years leading up to the end of […]

Pain During Intercourse? This Could Be Why

Pain during intercourse is unfortunately a common symptom for many women, especially women over 50. However, lots of women in the 30s and 40s experience it, too.  If painful intercourse is an issue for you, it could be due to peri/menopause. Pain during intercourse is just one of what’s known as Genital Symptoms of Menopause […]