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The most common cancer in women second to skin cancer, is breast cancer, both in the U.S. and worldwide.  In 2021, the US experienced an estimated 281,500 new diagnoses of invasive breast cancer and an additional 49,290 cases of in situ breast lesions. Reliable estimates demonstrate that that at least one third of breast cancer […]

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Overactive bladder, also called OAB causes frequent and sudden desire to urinate and can be difficult to control, leading to urinary leakage, a.k.a. urge incontinence (UI), and nocturia (waking up more than two times in the night to urinate).  It also is associated with frequency of urination day and night.  Frequent urination is usually eight […]

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Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumor of the uterus and their incidence increases over the reproductive years until menopause.  Uterine fibroid tissue is made up of smooth muscle cells in the myometrium and are hormonally dependent on estrogen and progesterone and because of this, are the most symptomatic in the years prior to […]

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Hot flashes and/or night sweats, collectively called vasomotor symptoms (VMS), are the most common symptom of perimenopause/menopause.  The average duration of VMS is about 7 years, so more options to address this frequently significant symptom, are always welcomed.  While VMS can come in all sizes and shapes, varying from mild to severe and infrequent to […]

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Symptoms of fatigue and generalized aches and pains is a common discussion in my women’s health practice.  These symptoms also have some specifics related to menopausal women.  Fatigue is frequently reported by menopausal woman.  There are many possible explanations including: hypothyroid, insomnia, depression, allergies, anemias, chronic disease, chronic pain, adrenal dysregulation, Lyme disease, chronic fatigue […]

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Korean red ginseng has been used traditionally for the relief of some menopause symptoms, and also has some previously published data for this purpose.  In the current double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial, Korean Red Ginseng was studied in women with surgical menopause due to a gynecological cancer. This is important as women with surgical menopause can […]

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Difficulty sleeping/insomnia is one of the most common issues women face and is one of the most common complaints of women going through the menopause transition and the most common sleep disorder in the general population. Insomnia is defined as a sleep complaint that occurs at least three times per week for at least 3 […]

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Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumor in the uterus.  Most do not cause any symptoms and don’t require any investigation or treatment.  But, for some women, maybe about a third, women with uterine fibroids, also called uterine myomas may need a therapy—either to control abnormal uterine bleeding, reduce the size due to pressure […]

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