Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone replacement can decrease the risk of heart disease, colon cancer, osteoporosis and menopausal symptoms and increase quality of life, but there are some risks and controversies.
Painful or Heavy Menstrual Periods
Cramps and heavy flow can result from endometriosis or fibroids, but are common in healthy women. Medical management such as continuous use of oral contraceptives is often very successful.
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
PMS causes are poorly understood, but often, flattening the "hormonal roller coaster" with continuous OCPs can be highly effective in improving mood disorders related to cycles.
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The following test calculates your risk of developing heart disease over the next ten years. Add up your numbers in each category, and then check the total against the final table to determine your risk. Click here to calculate your risk.
Endometrial Ablation to treat heavy periods
Heavy menstrual bleeding is a problem for many women. Endometrial ablation is a technique that destroys the lining of the uterus, thereby decreasing the amount of blood flow with each menstrual cycle. Dr. Smith is trained to perform this simple, outpatient procedure called hydrothermal endometrial ablation, or HTA.
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Genital Herpes HSV
Urinary IncontinenceUrinary Incontinence becomes a common problem for many women as they age. There are different types of urinary incontinence, and each requires its own treatment plan. Click here for an overview of urinary incontinence.
Body Mass Index
The body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat that takes into account height as well as weight. It is better than weight alone in predicting your risk of developing diseases such as heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.
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