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...]

Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Safe?

Since a 2002 study found that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and cancer, women have been looking for other ways to treat menopausal symptoms. One option that’s gaining popularity is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). BHRT uses … [Read more...]

“I Forgot to Take My Birth Control. Now What?”

The success of birth control pills is largely based upon whether or not you remember to take them every day. But life happens, and you get busy. You may go several days and completely forget to take your little white pills. What happens then? Missing 1 or 2 Days of Birth Control If you miss one … [Read more...]

Vaginal Atrophy: The Hidden Struggle of Menopause

While vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis) can happen to any woman at any age, the most common timeframe development is during or after menopause. Vaginal atrophy is primarily caused by a decrease in estrogen, which causes thinning and drying out of the vaginal walls. A Silent Epidemic Vaginal … [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...]

Most Common Causes of Yeast Infections

Yeast infections are hardly uncommon, with the majority of women experiencing at least one yeast infection over their lifetime. Yeast infections are caused by an imbalance between the yeast and bacteria naturally present within the vagina, causing uncomfortable itching and burning. While there are … [Read more...]

Post-Pill Syndrome: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown about Going off Birth Control Pills

Post-Pill Syndrome (also known as “Post-Birth Control Pill Syndrome” and “Post-Pill Amenorrhea”) is a common issue faced by women when they decide to stop taking birth control. Many, however, have not been educated on what happens to your body once you stop the pill. Birth control pills contain … [Read more...]

Positively Negative: All About Pregnancy Tests

How Do Pregnancy Tests work? Pregnancy tests are designed to test either urine or blood for a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Here’s how it works: During conception, the sperm fertilizes the egg in the fallopian tube and then makes its way toward the uterus. It takes an average … [Read more...]

It’s Not Taboo: Don’t Forget to Talk About Postpartum Depression

With all the excitement of being a new mom holding your newborn, postpartum depression is not the most fun topic of conversation. Motherhood is a happy and joyous thing to be celebrated, but there are also difficult moments that shouldn’t be ignored either, especially when PPD affects one in every … [Read more...]