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 […]

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 […]

6 Myths About Menopause

Half of the population has experienced, is experiencing, or will experience peri/menopause, yet menopause continues to be shrouded in confusion, shadows, and myths. It’s not just men who are underinformed, but women, too, and many medical professionals who should know more. If you’re an underinformed woman, it’s not your fault. Menopause is not part of […]

Early Menopause: Adrenals & Perimenopause

You don’t have to be an expert in menopause to know that changing levels of estrogen and progesterone have a lot to do with what’s going on in your body. But there’s another key player in menopause, one that’s typically overlooked: the adrenals. The adrenal glands are walnut-sized glands on top of the kidneys, and […]

What your hormones are trying to tell you about hair loss

What Your Hormones Are Trying to Tell You

To say that hormones are powerful is an understatement. Hormones are responsible for a variety of functions from stimulating appetite to initiating the fight-or-flight response to regulating pain. When they’re out of balance, they may “speak” to you. You just need to pay attention. If you’re a woman experiencing any of the following, hormones may […]

Healthy foods

Foods That Aid Menopause Symptoms

While menopause is a tough time for many women, I have some patients who seem to breeze through without a problem. What’s their secret? They all eat very well. And by that, I mean they eat a plant-based diet free from inflammatory foods. I can’t stress just how important a good diet is to overall […]