Toxins in Food and the Environment and Their Effect on Our Health

Published on Mar 24, 2016

Anna had stopped by my office today for a six month follow up. Anna is a 25 year old woman who complained of chronic pain with sex a year ago. Anna lives in Texas and had come to see me because she did not feel that the physicians she had seen for this problem in Texas were able to help her with her condition. After a complete history and physical evaluation, the source of her condition became clear to me. She had suffered with this pain for so long that any thought of penetration or manipulation of the genitalia created anticipation of pain which magnified her condition. With detailed explanation of the findings, a course of action was planned that gradually resolved the source of the pain and allowed Anna to enjoy intimacy with her partner.

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Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy for Urinary Incontinence

Published on Mar 15, 2016

“Did you know we can put in a pacemaker for your bladder?”, I asked my 55 year old patient with chronic urinary incontinence. “A pacemaker for my bladder?”, she replied in disbelief.

Many are surprised to hear what we do to help women control their urinary incontinence problems. For the past 15 years, a therapy developed by the Medtronic has helped women control the symptoms of urge and frequency and incomplete bladder emptying. Now, it can also be used for stool incontinence. Continue reading “Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy for Urinary Incontinence”

Compounded Testosterone Cream

Published on Mar 15, 2016

Testosterone is an essential hormone in a woman’s body. It is commonly known as a male hormone because men need a higher level of testosterone in their bodies. It peaks in women at the age of 20 and declines in perimenopausal years. They drop to their lowest levels during menopause as the ovaries cease to function.

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Patient Suffers from Chronic Pain with Sex

Published on Mar 15, 2016

Anna had stopped by my office today for a six month follow up. Anna is a 25 year old woman who complained of chronic pain with sex a year ago. Anna lives in Texas and had come to see me because she did not feel that the physicians she had seen for this problem in Texas were able to help her with her condition. After a complete history and physical evaluation, the source of her condition became clear to me. She had suffered with this pain for so long that any thought of penetration or manipulation of the genitalia created anticipation of pain which magnified her condition. With detailed explanation of the findings, a course of action was planned that gradually resolved the source of the pain and allowed Anna to enjoy intimacy with her partner.

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Hormonal Headaches and Migraines

Published on Mar 1, 2016

Changes in estrogen and progesterone levels during the cycles may cause headaches in some women complaining of pain prior and during the menstrual cycles. Prior and during the menstrual cycle these hormone levels drop and are at the lowest levels . These headaches happen regularly with each cycle and resolve as the estrogen and progesterone levels begin to rise in the first week of the cycle.

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Hormonal Contraceptives and Decreased Sex Drive

Published on Mar 1, 2016

Many women on hormonal contraceptives complain of decreased sex drive and vaginal dryness. In fact a recent study shows that 1 in 5 women reported lack of interest in sex after 6 months on the contraceptives. Hormonal birth controls such as pills, shots, or under the skin implants release hormones that effect the entire body and alter the normal ovarian hormone production. This likely is due to the effect of the systemic hormones on the function and production of ovarian hormones estradiol and testosterone.

In some women the estradiol levels sink so low that many complain of vaginal dryness and pain with intercourse. Decrease in testosterone production is also a common effect of the hormonal birth control. Low testosterone levels may be responsible for decreased sex drive and desire, and fatigue.

Hormonal Intrauterine Device (IUD) is the only birth control method that does not alter sex drive and actually may improve participants sex life by reliably decreasing the chance of contraceptive failure. This method works within the lining of the uterus and the amount of hormones absorbed into the body through the uterus is minimal. Therefore it’s effect on the ovarian hormone production is minimal.

Numerous studies have shown that hormonal IUD is safe for all women of any age with minimal side effects. Dr. Tahery’s technique of IUD insertion minimizes pain associated with insertion and virtually eliminates the chance of uterine perforation during a blind insertion. Also IUD placement is done in a sterile environment in order to eliminate the chances of infection.