Category: Preventative Health

Declining Estrogen Levels During Menopause And Dementia

60% of middle-aged women report difficulty concentrating and experiencing cognitive issues. While a cognitive decline is expected with age, studies indicate that a contributing factor could be menopause, which is characterized by a decline in reproductive hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen, primarily known for its function in menstruation and reproductive well-being, also serves […]

Obesity and Pregnancy

Obesity has become an epidemic in the US and around the world.   This means we are also seeing a lot of women of childbearing age entering pregnancy with obesity.  Not only does this pose increased health risks for pregnant women, but it also increases complications of pregnancy and birth defects in the fetuses. For women […]

Racism is a Public Health and Women’s Health Crisis

We are reaching out to all our patients, families, and friends during this unprecedented time in our community and nation.   In the wake of the recent police killings of George Floyd and Breanna Taylor, and the murder of Ahmaud Arbery while jogging, we are writing to say that all of us at El Camino Women’s […]

Alcohol use linked to cancer – How does alcohol raise cancer risk?

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Dr. Singhal’s Insight On Alcohol Abuse And Recurrence Of Cancer Frequent alcohol misuse can have various outcomes, helpful or harmful, on the health of the consumer. For example, light-to-moderate alcohol consumption. may shield against several types of heart conditions and stroke. On the other hand, substantial […]

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 […]

Struggling with Sleep: A Primer on Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or both. The most common sleep disorder in the U.S, Insomnia, affects an estimated forty million Americans annually. The disorder can either be acute or chronic. Acute insomnia lasts from 1 night to a few weeks and is generally triggered by […]

Staying Healthy in 2020

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Set Clear, Realistically Achievable Goals  Staying healthy is a constant battle. In today’s modern world, with all the different toxins and potentially hormonally disruptive chemicals in most of the food we eat, the water we drink, cosmetics we use, and in the environment we live in. […]

Updates on seeing all OBGYN visits again

As we continue to socially distance, flattening the curve, the healthcare system is slowly increasing access for non-urgent care, here’s what we’re doing: When it was clear that COVID19 was spreading in the local community, we swiftly moved to adjust our office schedule to see in a safe manner only those patients who required in-person […]

We are open and seeing patients virtually and in person!

 With the “Shelter in Place” order affecting Santa Clara County from today until April 7th, we would like to share a few things with everyone.     WHY WE ARE OPEN   As a medical office, we have been “strongly encouraged“ to remain open, which we are doing in service to our patients. Many of our patients […]

Should I Get the HPV Vaccine?

There are more than 200 types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Most types of HPV are asymptomatic; however, an estimated 40 of these strains can affect the genital area with the development of genital warts or even cancer. HPV types 6 and 11 cause 90% of genital warts, and types 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, […]