What to Expect During Menopause: The Vagina & Vulva Edition Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a term that encompasses changes that can happen to the vagina, bladder, vulva and/or clitoris in response to lower levels of estrogen. It is very common; in their 2020 report the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) estimated that GSM […]
Why is it so hard to stay Consistent When it Comes to Our Health?
Why is it so hard to stay Consistent When it Comes to Our Health? Everyone has been there, you set out to make a lifestyle change that you know you need, only to find that 2 weeks later you aren’t doing it anymore….I understand, I have been there too. So the question is, “why […]
4 Risks Associated with PCOS…that have nothing to do with fertility
4 Risks Associated with PCOS…that have nothing to do with fertility When women have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in their teens or early 20’s their health plan is generally focused on symptoms that they can see like acne, hirsuitism (male-pattern hair growth) and irregular periods. If women are diagnosed a little later, […]
How Do You Know if You Have Hashimoto’s?
How do you know if you have Hashimoto’s? Low functioning thyroid (hypothyroidism) is common, affecting about 1 in 8 women in the U.S and is 5-8 times more common in women than men. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is an Autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s causing about 80% of hypothyroidism. In Hashimoto’s, the immune system […]
Perimenopause: What You Need to Know
Perimenopause: What You Need to Know Let’s talk about Perimenopause Many women have misconceptions when it comes to menopause. Many women believe that there is a specific point in time where their hormones just stop being produced and their period never comes again. However, this is rarely the case; though there is always that mother’s, […]
Understanding the Connection Between Mental and Physical Health
Understanding the Connection between Mental and Physical Health The mind-body connection is a fascinating one. We’re able to see a direct impact on our mental health, when our physical health is poor, and vice versa. It comes down to the thoughts we hold, how stressed we are, and our mental state, and how those can […]