Hair Loss in Menopause

Guest post and image by Dr Laura Villa; Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay Female pattern hair loss is a common problem affecting many women worldwide. What is the normal amount of hair loss? First, let us talk about how hair grows. Hair grows in cycles. The cycle begins with the anagen phase, [...]

By |2021-05-14T08:27:22-07:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Beauty, Women's Health|0 Comments

UTIs, Interstitial Cystitis, and Bladder Health

Image by lumpi from Pixabay  Causes of UTIs Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are commonly caused by E coli, normal fecal flora, due to the proximity of the colon to the urethra. Hygiene can certainly help to prevent transference, such as wiping front to back rather than back to front, and avoiding thong underwear. [...]

By |2020-11-27T07:36:08-07:00November 27th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Women's Health|0 Comments

Why Does Your Period Cause Insomnia?

There are some period symptoms that are common but fixable in most cases (like PMS,  cramping, and moodiness), and others that, for the most part, are physiologic (like bowel changes)--but it’s possible to mitigate them with a few habit changes. Sleep disruption around menses falls into the latter category, too, [...]

By |2019-09-06T11:55:21-07:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Women's Health|0 Comments

Hormonal Causes of Low Libido

Low libido is a common complaint, and there are certainly a variety of possible causes—including fatigue, stress (though there may be a hormonal aspect to this, too—see below), pain or other chronic illness, relationship issues, body image issues, inhibitions, and past trauma. But most of the time when people bring [...]

By |2019-07-12T08:41:18-07:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Conditions & Treatments, Health, Men's Health, Women's Health|0 Comments

Why Your Period Causes Bowel Changes

Sorry, guys. You’re excused for this one.  Many women experience bowel changes around their periods (and sometimes ovulation too). While some women get more constipated, most get looser stools during ovulation and menses. Here’s why. Ovulation Bowel Changes You can have bowel changes around ovulation for the same reason that [...]

By |2019-04-27T09:22:48-07:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Women's Health|0 Comments

Post-Menopausal Weight Gain

It’s a very common complaint: once a woman stops cycling, even if she never had any issues with her weight before, suddenly it’s a lot harder to keep the pounds off. Why is this? What’s the connection between female hormones and weight? Estrogen, Insulin Resistance, and Metabolic Syndrome This study establishes [...]

By |2018-11-15T17:50:35-07:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Women's Health|0 Comments

Postpartum Depression and Homocysteine

About 50% of women experience “baby blues,” or a brief period of mild depression for a few days to a few weeks after giving birth. But 10-20% will suffer more severe postpartum depression. Every pregnant woman has very high levels of hormones (estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, and oxytocin) when pregnant, and [...]

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