October 2015 -

Female Sexual dysfunction (FSD)

October 21, 2015no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags: causes female sexual dysfunction, female sexual arousal disorder, female sexual dysfunction symptoms, female sexual dysfunction treatment, female viagra, sexual disorders

I have had increasing questions regarding the newly FDA approved female “viagra” (Flibanserin-Addyi) so thought it was timely to approach this topic. Female Sexual dysfunction has generally been avoided in the past probably because we had nothing in our armoury to help manage the problem. Recent studies have suggested that the incidence in premenopausal women [&hellip…


Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

October 13, 2015no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags: diagnostic menopause, first symptoms of menopause, hormone replacement therapy nz, how to diagnose perimenopause, how to diagnose the menopause, menopause diagnosis, pre menopause symptoms, signs and symptoms of menopause, symptoms of perimenopause, what is hormone replacement therapy for menopause?

I am frequently asked about the Menopause and Hormone replacement therapy. I am going to do a series of articles tackling this topic from various angles. When the WHI study results first came out in about 2007, most of my patients stopped using HRT but within about 6 months the majority of them had returned [&hellip…


Barriers to Incontinence Treatment

October 1, 2015no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

A recent qualitative focus-group study has found that there are a number of barriers leading to lack of treatment for incontinence. Fear of treatment and lack of knowledge were the top 2 problems. Other barriers were a belief that incontinence is a normal part of aging and provider barriers. “Even in insured and educated study [&hellip…


Best practice on the use of Long Term HRT

October 1, 2015no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

All of us are confronted by the patient how has been on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for some time and does not want to go off it. Long-term use of (HRT) is certainly controversial. If we combine medical evidence and clinical experience we can provide some guidance for the next time a patients asks, “How [&hellip…


Morcellation, To be or not to be?

October 1, 2015no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

In October 2013, Amy Reed, MD, PhD, underwent a hysterectomy procedure involving morcellation at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston for what was presumed to be benign fibroids. All went fine until about 1 week later, when Dr. Reed, an anesthesiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, received a phone call informing her that [&hellip…


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