Find out how you can manage your insomnia and consistently get a good night's rest! Learn how to address insomnia's physical and emotional causes, improve your sleep hygiene, reduce physical arousal, and use cognitive behavioral techniques to manage run-away thoughts.
Most miscarriages are completely out of our control, so please don't blame yourself! Here are tips on how to reduce the likelihood of miscarriage, how to deal with your feelings if you lost a pregnancy, and how long to wait before trying again.
If you’re having bright red bleeding that doesn’t stop and soaks a pad in an hour, you may be having a miscarriage. Even though miscarriage is very common, here are some facts you should know.
54% of women aged 20-39 are overweight or obese. Pregnancy obesity is associated with numerous complications for baby and mother including: 40-100% increased risk of stillbirth, depending on the severity of overweight/obesity Higher risk of preterm birth and preterm rupture of membranes Increased risk of maternal diabetes, high blood pressure, and pre-eclampsia. Higher risk for [...]
Global endometrial ablation (GEA) is a procedure to remove the uterine lining in order to treat abnormal uterine bleeding. It can be done in the office in a few minutes and requires no down-time from work. Global endometrial ablation has potential application to endometriosis. In women with endometriosis who have severe menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) endometrial [...]
Endometriosis implants are self-perpetuating and can occur almost anywhere in the body. As a result, some people with minimal endometriosis can have a lot of pain, while others with large cystic endometriosis can have no pain. Find out more about what causes endometriosis — and what might help.
Can't sleep? Learn what causes insomnia, from daytime stresses and life transitions, and see why insomnia increases weight gain, high blood pressure, anxiety, and depression.
Aromatase Inhibitors [“AI’s”]* were originally developed to treat breast cancer. They block the conversion of estrogen-precursor molecules to estrogen in many types of cells (see picture). By blocking conversion of precursor molecules to estrogen, AI’s stop hormone-dependent tumors such as breast cancer and fibroids. AI’s offer exciting potential to treat any hormone-dependent condition with laser-like [...]
Eighty-five percent of women experience baby blues; ten to fifteen percent go on to have post-partum depression. Baby blues typically resolve within six weeks post-partum.; whereas post-partum depression can begin anytime in the first year after delivery. A momentous hormonal shift occurs in the first two weeks post-partum. Imagine this: At the end of pregnancy [...]
This post is an excerpt from "Get A Grip On Your Hormones!" You pull up to the grocery store, locate a parking space, but just as you put your car in "Park" and shut the ignition, you're overcome with a wave of heat. You develop a lump in your throat, your heart begins to race and [...]