Preventing Heart Disease After Menopause

Our bodies change and evolve throughout our lifetime, but specific changes – such as menopause – cause noticeable shifts in how we look and feel. In addition, the hormone fluctuations that occur during menopause (decreases in estrogen and progesterone,...

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?

Hormone replacement therapy has been a very popular solution to the trials and tribulations associated with menopause. It can relieve some of the lesser-desirable side-effects of menopause – such as hot flashes and irritability. It can help you maintain your libido...

Planning for Reproductive Health and Wellness at Each Stage of Life

Women’s care is hardly “the same issue over and over again.” Women’s reproductive health and wellness needs continue to evolve over time. A woman in her 20s has very different needs than one in her 40s, and has very different needs from her 65 year-old counterpart. An...

Is Your Diet Making Menopause Worse? 5 Ways to Lighten Up

Here at Overlake OB/GYN, we try to focus on the positives of menopause, rather than wallowing in the potential negatives. Many of our clients sail through menopause relatively unscathed, or with a minimal amount of side effects, and truly appreciate the freedom that...

The Truth About Menopause: What You Can Expect

  Whew! Menopause. It happens to every woman. For some, it is a dreaded event, symbolizing the end of the fertile years and life as a younger woman. For others, it is a time to celebrate – for the exact same reasons! We hear all kinds of stories about what...

Are Fibroid Tumors Common?

The word “TUMOR” strikes fear in the hearts of all who hear it because they automatically jump to the “cancer” conclusion. However, the overwhelming majority of tumors are completely benign (not cancerous!). If you have been diagnosed with fibroid tumors, DO NOT...