Category: Menopause

Estrogen Therapy and Heart Health

A woman’s risk of developing atherosclerosis and heart disease increases once she reaches menopause. The onset of menopause is due to the progressive decline of estrogen. Apart from serving a significant role in a woman’s reproductive health, estrogen protects bone health, keeps the lining of blood vessels strong and pliable, maintains cholesterol levels, and keeps […]

New Procedure May Allow for Delayed Menopause

For women, the fixed timing of menopause, the finality of menopause on fertility, and the major effects on our bodies, skin, hair and health have made it a much feared and misunderstood life event.   There are more than 30 symptoms associated with menopause, including hot flashes, irregular periods, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. Imagine if […]

The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause and CO2 Laser—the latest research!

  We’ve just passed our 3rd anniversary of having the revolutionary MonaLisa Touch CO2 laser in our office.   The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) is a term recently developed by experts in gynecologic health and sexual function to describe the symptoms specific to the vulva, vagina and bladder that result from menopause and some cancer […]

Trauma linked to increased risk of menopausal symptoms

Hot flashes, night sweats, urinary issues, dryness – all common symptoms of menopause. However, studies show that the frequency of these symptoms is linked to traumatic experiences, such as intimate partner violence (IPV) or sexual abuse. According to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine, symptoms of PTSD were associated with vaginal symptoms such as irritation […]

Menopause symptoms and treatment options

  With menopause comes a whole host of symptoms, with the most well known being hot flashes and night sweats. Unfortunately, there are some symptoms linked to vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) that worsen the quality of life for menopausal women – from urinary issues to vaginal dryness.   In a study published in the journal Menopause, […]

Tips for your MonaLisa Treatment

Is your MLT appt coming up?  Here are some helpful tips before and after your procedure.   You should have received our handout by now, if not, email Shar for a copy. The MonaLisa Touch device is changing lives as it treats the common symptoms of the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) including vaginal dryness, painful […]

Weight Loss After Menopause Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

  We’ve long known that being overweight and obese increases a woman’s risk of many different types of cancer, including breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancers.  In case you were looking for another reason to lose those extra pounds, a recent article published in Cancer last week has shown that a 5% drop in weight in […]

Lowest Effective Estrogen Dose for the Treatment of GSM: Imvexxy

An estimated 30 million women in the United States currently experience symptoms of the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM).   GSM is defined as: a syndrome of various menopausal symptoms and signs including vaginal and vulvar dryness, burning and irritation as well as lack of lubrication, discomfort or pain associated with sex, and urinary urgency or […]

Bleeding after menopause: Yes, you should come in!

  Menopause is defined as 12 consecutive months without a period when no other explanation is found.  There are so many other symptoms and changes that come with menopause, many begin in mid to late forties and continue until mid to late 50s.  However, the ending of the period is the defining characteristic of menopause […]

ECWMG’s response letter to the FDA concern regarding the MonaLisa Touch

  August 7, 2018   To our valued patients,   At the end of 2015, Dr. Teng and I began researching the various options available for non-hormonal treatment for the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM).   The genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a new term that describes various menopausal symptoms and signs including not only […]