Topics of Interest

/Diseases and Conditions

Hyperlipidemia

Hyperlipidemia is having abnormally high blood levels of fats such as lipoproteins, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol. This could be due to hereditary or intake factors. One in five women under 44 have this condition. About half of women over 65 have this problem. Women who have this condition are prone to heart attacks and 500,000 […]

Interstitial Cystitis

INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS IS ALSO KNOWN AS PAINFUL BLADDER SYNDROME

Approximately 25-85% of women with chronic pelvic pain may have IC (interstitial cystitis). The symptoms are urinary frequency, urgency of urination, urinary incontinence or pelvic pain. Painful intercourse may also occur. If you have these urinary symptoms with negative urine culture, the diagnosis could be IC. May […]

Sleep Problems

Sleep problems can be related to falling asleep, continuation of sleep or inadequate rest. It can be related to the quality of sleep due to sleep apnea with frequently waking up or restless leg syndrome. This can lead to chronic sleep deprivation and depression. It is also found that SDB (sleep disordered breathing) is much […]

Heavy Periods

About one third of women may experience heavy menses. If you have to use pads or tampons every hour, using two pads, a tampon with a pad, this is considered heavy. Also passing clots, soiling of the linen at night or a period lasting longer than a week is excessive. Sometimes there is dizziness, fatigue […]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Heart Disease

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome patients frequently have increased heart disease risk. This is related to abnormal lipid profile, hypertension, insulin resistance and obesity. Patients with PCOS have increased facial hair, loss of scalp hair, elevated andogen levels, lack of ovulation and infertility. The normal ovulation does not occur in PCOS patients and LH levels are elevated […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

This is present in 15-20 % of the population. This problem is characterized by recurring pain, frequent, alternating constipation and diarrhea. Tests are usually negative, because there is no structural or biochemical abnormality. Patients with IBS have an increased response to experiencing pain initiated and aggravated by stress.

Stress management, better sleeping habits and more physical […]

About Chest Pain

There is vital information on this subject. Some of the causes of chest pain need to be differentiated from heart disease. Anxiety and indigestion could produce chest pain.
THE DIFFERENCE
1) If the chest pain is mostly sharp, it is usually not related to the heart. Heart disease related chest pain is mostly described as discomfort, pressure, […]

Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial Cancer is the most common gynecological cancer. The occurrence of vaginal bleeding after menopause is suspect. Endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus and in case of postmenopausal bleeding, endometrial cancer needs to be ruled out.

Menopause is defined as the absence of menses for at least one year. The average age for the […]

Pelvic Relaxation and Prolapse

This is also known as Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). It consists of the descent of a pelvic organ into or beyond the vagina, perineum or anal canal. When the bladder has prolapsed into the vagina, there is anterior wall prolapse and it is called cystocele. If the urethra has prolapsed into the vagina it is […]

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

This includes heavy bleeding and irregular periods. Spotting, cycles that are closer than three weeks apart can occur. Prior to menopause or following menopause abnormal bleeding can be a problem. Some of the causes are:

Smoking
Obesity
Chlamydia infection
Pregnancy
Incorrect use of birth control pills
Fibroids
Polyps
Malignancy
Endometriosis
Adenomyosis
Clotting factor deficiencies
Thyroid dysfunction
Kidney disease
Hormonal factors

Treatment depends on the identified cause of abnormal bleeding. Most […]