Feeling Like You’ve Lost Control: Urinary Incontinence After Childbirth

As a new mom, you might find that you need to change your pants after every sneeze or cough. Or maybe you simply can’t make it to the bathroom fast enough. If so, you’re probably one of the many women dealing with postpartum urinary incontinence. It’s estimated that up to 50% of women struggle … [Read more...]

Can Vaginal Atrophy Be Reversed?

Vaginal atrophy is a common problem for many women, especially during menopause. The term vaginal atrophy is used to describe a thinning of the vaginal tissue caused by a decrease in estrogen levels. What is Vaginal Atrophy? Common symptoms of vaginal atrophy include: Vaginal irritation … [Read more...]

I Have a Yeast Infection. Should I Go to the Doctor?

Three out of four women experience a yeast infection at some point in their lives. Because it is such a common issue, there are many over-the-counter (OTC) and natural treatments available. When you get a yeast infection, you might wonder if you should see a doctor or if you can just treat it … [Read more...]

Treating Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness can be a painful and uncomfortable problem. If you struggle with vaginal dryness, it is helpful to understand common causes as well as treatments that can help you deal with the symptoms. Causes of Vaginal Dryness The primary cause of vaginal dryness is changing hormones during … [Read more...]

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Good or Bad?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment used for postmenopausal symptoms or for women who have had a hysterectomy. During the controversial therapy, women are given medication that contains two female hormones—estrogen and progestin—to replace the natural hormones that their bodies are … [Read more...]

The Importance of Regular Breast Self-Exams

Breast self-exams (BSEs) are not something many women, especially those who are younger, remember to do on a regular basis. However, it should be a monthly priority for every woman. These exams can help you detect any abnormalities and some types of breast cancer early, allowing for treatment to … [Read more...]

Gainesville’s All About Women Celebrates American Heart Month

Heart disease can be scary to talk about, but it's important: according to the American Heart Association, heart attack and stroke kill one in three women – more than all cancers combined. In honor of American Heart Month, the physicians at All About Women encourage you to learn about the unique … [Read more...]

Avoiding Yeast Infections This Summer

It itches. It burns. It’s uncomfortable. It’s just no fun at all when you’re trying to enjoy your summer activities with your family but you have a yeast infection that’s driving you nuts. Vaginal yeast infections occur when there is an overgrowth of the yeast candida, which naturally lives in … [Read more...]

Cardiovascular Disease: Symptoms and Risk Factors for Women

The term cardiovascular disease (CVD) is often used interchangeably with the term heart disease. It refers to any disease that affects your heart or blood vessels.  There are many different forms of CVD and some can be prevented through lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy diet and … [Read more...]

Have You Been Screened for STDs?

In case you didn't know, April is STD awareness month. While you may think that STDs don't apply to you, when it comes to your sexual health the old adage "better safe than sorry" applies, especially for women. Every year in the United States there are an estimated 20 million new cases of STDs, … [Read more...]