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,...

Your Annual OB/GYN Exam

There is much more involved in an annual visit to your OB/GYN than a pap test. Not only does your visit help to build a rapport with the individual who is privy to some of the most intimate details of your life, but exams are also used as a well-woman checkup to...

Common Causes of Memory Loss in Women

Foggy brains and occasional forgetfulness are perfectly normal. However, there is a point where consistent and repeated memory glitches are a cause for concern. Anything from lack of sleep or hormone imbalance to poor diet and medically-rooted issues can lead to...

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...