Your Menstrual Symptoms Might Be Endometriosis

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month. Learn the symptoms and treatment options for this often un-diagnosed but common condition. It’s estimated that one in 10 women are diagnosed with endometriosis in their reproductive years. Some women may overlook symptoms associated with this condition, believing them to be associated with a regular menopause cycle. Very painful…

Causes and Treatment Options For Vaginal Dryness and Incontinence

Vaginal dryness and incontinence are two common problems women experience. While the root causes differ, a new non-surgical procedure, ThermiVa®, safely and effectively treats both conditions in a simple in-office procedure. What causes vaginal dryness? Reduced estrogen production is the main cause of vaginal dryness. Estrogen is a female hormone that maintains normal vaginal lubrication, tissue…

Elderly Especially Susceptible to the Heat

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people ages 65 and older are more prone to heat stroke and heat-related stress than those of other ages. Seniors’ bodies are not able to adjust to sudden changes in temperature as quickly as younger people’s. A chronic condition that affects the body’s response to heat, as well as taking…