Navigating Menopause: Understanding the Transformative Journey of a Woman’s Body | Fullerton, CA

Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years, typically occurring between the ages of 45 and 55. This transformative phase brings about significant changes in a woman’s body as she transitions from her reproductive years to post-menopause. Let’s delve into the intricacies of this journey and explore how the female body evolves during menopause and beyond.

Continue reading Navigating Menopause: Understanding the Transformative Journey of a Woman’s Body | Fullerton, CA

The Vital Role of Nutrition in Lifelong Health | Fullerton, CA

From the first breaths of infancy to the golden years of retirement, nutrition is the silent architect shaping the edifice of our health. It’s the fuel that propels us through the milestones of life, influencing our growth, development, and overall well-being at every stage. Let’s embark on a journey through the ages and explore the profound impact of nutrition on our health.

Continue reading The Vital Role of Nutrition in Lifelong Health | Fullerton, CA

Understanding Concierge Medical Services | Fullerton, CA

Concierge medical services offer a comprehensive approach to healthcare, providing patients with personalized attention and a wide range of preventive measures tailored to their individual needs. As a gynecologist, my journey into concierge medicine began over 25 years ago when I recognized the need for a more holistic approach to women’s health. Since then, I have expanded my services to encompass not only gynecology but also preventative cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, female urology, and my unique Longevity Program.

Continue reading Understanding Concierge Medical Services | Fullerton, CA

The Symptoms and Causes of Stress, and How To Overcome It | Fullerton, CA

In this fast-paced world, we are all juggling responsibilities at home, work, and in our personal lives which cause us stress. Stress is a normal part of being human, and helps us navigate the world in its own way. Yet, chronic stress can be very detrimental to our health and well-being. Chronic stress is believed to raise the risk of increased blood pressure (hypertension), heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic back pain, and depression, and inhibit our immune response. The symptoms of stress can stem from a variety of factors, but overcoming it is key.

Continue reading The Symptoms and Causes of Stress, and How To Overcome It | Fullerton, CA
womens health

Common Warning Signs of Breast Cancer | Fullerton, CA

Breast cancer is a leading type of cancer in women, affecting just under 300,000 men and women each year. While breast cancer is the leading cancer in women, it does not discriminate based on the age or sex of the individual. The mutation of a breast tissue cell into a cancerous one is not something we can predict, but it is something we can attempt to prevent.

Continue reading Common Warning Signs of Breast Cancer | Fullerton, CA

What To Know About Recovering From A Heart Attack | Fullerton, CA

Heart attacks are a jolting experience. They can make anyone overwhelmed, anxious, fearful, and like their world has been turned on its head, and for good reason. Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States. The following are ways you can begin recovering from a heart attack, and help yourself avoid one.

Continue reading What To Know About Recovering From A Heart Attack | Fullerton, CA

A Brief History About Estrogen Replacement | Fullerton, CA

In 1991, the National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.) launched the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), designed to test the effects of hormone therapy on heart disease, bone fractures, breast cancer and colon cancer. One group of women who had undergone a hysterectomy received oral estrogen (Premarin) alone [estrogen replacement therapy or ERT]. A second group received a combination of Premarin and progesterone (PremPro) [combination hormone replacement therapy or HRT]. A third group received a placebo, which contained no hormones. In 2002, the study was stopped because the Provera group was associated with a slight increase in the incidence of breast cancer, heart attack, stroke, and blood clots.

Continue reading A Brief History About Estrogen Replacement | Fullerton, CA