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Weight Loss After Menopause


Most women who enter menopause become concerned about gaining weight as their body changes. While the goal for our patients is to help them prevent post-menopausal weight gain, women do often gain weight during and after this stage of life. Is it possible to lose the extra weight and stay healthy? There are many things …

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How Often Should You Get a Pap Smear Done?


A Pap smear, or Pap test, is an important screening method for identifying cervical cancer. A Pap smear involves the collection of cells from the cervix by your doctor. Located at the top of the vagina, the cervix is the opening to the uterus. These cells are examined in a laboratory for abnormal cells. The …

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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)


PMDD is a severe type of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Although the reasons for PMDD are not known, it may be linked to the hormonal swings of a menstrual cycle. While PMDD can affect anyone who continues to menstruate, there is a greater risk if you have a family history of PMS, PMDD and mood disorders. …

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Monthly Bleeding: What’s Regular and What’s Not?


Whether you give it much thought outside your monthly period or not, your menstrual cycle says a lot about your health. Tracking your monthly bleeding is one of the simplest ways of monitoring your overall health. If you cannot answer when your last menstrual period began or how long it lasted, now is the time …

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Understanding High Risk Pregnancies


A positive pregnancy test can be one of the most exciting things to see in a person’s life. For couples who have been trying to conceive for a long time, or those who are pleasantly surprised by how quickly they got pregnant, finding out you’re expecting is a joyful moment. However, many women feel completely …

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The Significance of the Glucose Tolerance Test


While certainly not the worst type of medical test that you may have to take, many women dread the glucose tolerance test. This test, typically administered between 24-28 weeks of pregnancy, is a way for your physician to detect gestational diabetes before it produces severe consequences in your own body and to your growing baby. …

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STD Testing


STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) were frequently discussed in the 80s and 90s. Many young people were engaging in unprotected sex, and the increase in STDs was significant. While it seems that more people are using common sense and protection during sex these days, sexually transmitted diseases are still problematic. While it may be an uncomfortable …

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Women and Migraines


Migraine headaches are one of the leading serious health problems affecting women. Countless medical studies have revealed that migraines are highly prevalent in women, with women being three times more likely to suffer from migraines than men. It is generally assumed that a significant hormone connection contributes to the female population being more susceptible to …

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Is It A Mental Health Disorder or Menopause?


Many women see menopause as a dreaded time in life that they must endure. Menopause is often blamed for unwanted weight gain, unpredictable mood swings, and disruptive hot flashes. With these unpleasant side effects, it is not surprising that this time during a woman’s life can also bring unwanted emotional and mental health changes. Menopause …

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