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MonaLisa Touch provides relief for many women suffering in silence

Menopause affects all women. However, most women are reluctant to talk about the common symptoms like vaginal dryness, itching, and urinary incontinence that can severely affect their quality of life and intimate relationships. These seldom talked about symptoms can profoundly impact their daily lives and intimate relationships. In fact, studies show that only 25% of women seek help from their doctor, believing its simply part of the aging process. Dr. Rachel O’Keefe, certified menopause practitioner and board-certified OBGYN at Walnut Lake OBGYN has seen first-hand how common of an issue this is for women. “We hear about this all the time from women who are patients at our practice. Unfortunately, until now, there have been very few non-pharmacological or non-surgical options that could address these common problems including vaginal atrophy, laxity and urinary incontinence”. Luckily this is about to change thanks to a breakthrough in medical technology. An in-office procedure called MonaLisa Touch is the most successful device on the market for restoring vaginal health and treating mild urinary incontinence. Walnut Lake OBGYN was one of the first practices in metro-Detroit to offer the MonaLisa Touch treatment. “We heard about MonaLisa Touch in the medical community, and after researching it, ...
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Pineapple & Grapefruit Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Half a grapefruit (frozen) Small handful of pineapple (frozen with no sugar added) Large handful of fresh spinach Small piece of peeled fresh ginger root (about the size of a thumbnail) Small piece of peeled fresh turmeric root (about the size of a thumbnail) A pinch of cilantro 1 stalk of celery 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder Water or cold-brewed green tea Blend until smooth and enjoy! Serves 1 ...
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A severe and potentially disabling form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects up to 5% of women of childbearing age. Like PMS, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) may cause bloating, breast tenderness, fatigue and changes in sleep and eating habits. In PMDD, at least one of these symptoms also occurs: sadness or hopelessness; anxiety or tension; extreme moodiness; irritability or anger. PMDD hinges on the fact that, on top of PMS symptoms, it interferes with daily function or tasks, and your relationships with other people. Many women with PMDD may also have depression, according to the U.S. Office on Women's Health. It’s important for our patients experiencing PMDD to keep a diary of their symptoms for several cycles to help the doctor pinpoint specific symptom combinations that relate to the disorder. For a PMDD diagnosis, a patient must have at least four PMS symptoms plus a fifth symptom related to mood behavior, and the symptoms must start about week before menstruation and end shortly after. Patients need to know that there's help for PMDD:. Treatments include antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. In addition, over-the-counter pain relievers may help relieve cramps, headaches, backaches, breast tenderness and other physical symptoms. While birth control ...
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Take The Quiz: MonaLisa Touch

Walnut Lake OBGYN offers a leading-edge treatment to resolve gynecologic health issues often caused by menopause. The MonaLisa Touch™, an in-office procedure that is virtually painless, requires no anesthesia, and is FDA approved. Take the Quiz: Do you experience these symptoms? Painful intercourse Vaginal dryness Vaginal burning Vaginal itching Urinary symptoms Now there’s a better way…… MonaLisa Touch™ addresses these problems without hormones or surgery. It is ideal for menopausal patients, post-menopausal patients and breast cancer survivors who are often unable to receive conventional treatments for these debilitating symptoms. MonaLisa Touch™ delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue that stimulates a healing response by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization. A typical course of treatment is three procedures over 18 weeks. In-office procedure Requires no anesthesia No downtime Minimal side effects Each treatment is ...
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3 “Breakfast in Bed” ideas for mom on Mother’s Day

Got a mother in your life to celebrate? Let me make this easy for you! Make your wife/mom/mother-of-your-children breakfast in bed. I'm willing to bet she won't argue with being waited on hand and foot for an hour or two. Here are three easy Mother's Day breakfast-in-bed menus below—from super-easy to super-impressive. Just have fun and celebrate Mom for everything that she does to feed you, keep you healthy, safe and happy. This is her day, take care of your queen! Get the Recipes ...
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Heavy Period Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Do any of the following statements apply to you? Complete this checklist and bring it with you to your next doctor’s appointment. My period affects my quality of life. I am bothered by the amount of bleeding or the pain that I have during my period. My period makes me feel depressed, tired or moody. I am afraid of having an embarrassing accident. I bleed more often than once a month. My period lasts too long. My period affects my social, athletic, or sexual activities or causes me to miss work. My life would improve if I could decrease or completely eliminate my period. I would like to learn about a simple procedure that can help me get back to my life. Call us today to schedule an appointment with your provider. We can help you find a treatment that fits your body's unique needs. 248-926-2020 ...
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Treat yourself this Mother’s Day with MonaLisa Touch!

You don’t need to accept post-menopausal gynecologic changes as an inevitable part of your life.  If you are one of the many women suffering from vaginal atrophy you are not alone. MonaLisa Touch laser therapy is safe, effective, and even approved for breast cancer survivors. MonaLisa Touch laser therapy is a simple procedure that takes less than 5 minutes. It restores gynecologic health by generating new collagen, elastin, and vascularization in the vaginal tissue. No Pills. No Creams. No Surgery! The MonaLisa Touch laser is used for the treatment of vaginal conditions due to estrogen deficiencies in menopause. It promotes vaginal mucosal revitalization and a return of the vaginal wall to a premenopausal state. The MonaLisa Touch laser is a nonsurgical approach that requires three, less than 5-minute procedures, six weeks apart. NOW, when you book your treatment through the end of May, you will receive the Mother's Day Special Pricing of $1600!  Call us today to book your consultation and schedule the Mother's Day gift you REALLY want! OR learn more about MonaLisa Touch by clicking the button below! *deposit required to lock in special pricing. Offer expires on 5/31/2019 I want to learn more! ...
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Last Call for our Spring into Summer Wellness Event TOMORROW!

Spring into Summer with Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness TOMORROW!!!! Join us on TOMORROW; Thursday, May 2nd from 6-8PM as our expert staff answer questions and guide you through live demos and wellness stations including: - Food Intolerance Testing - this simple test tells you if you are sensitive to over 200 foods, drinks, and spices! - Dexa Body Composition Testing - see how we can measure lean muscle mass, water, and visceral fat. - Vitamin & Supplements - learn from Metagenics expert about the proper vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy in 2019! - Metabolism analysis - see our Resting Metabolic Rate testing in action and learn if you have a fast or slow metabolism and what to do about it! - MonaLisa Touch - learn from our doctors about this revolutionary laser for feminine health after menopause. Revitalize your love life and feel like yourself again! AMAZING Prizes and EVENT Only Discounts on our Wellness programs and MonaLisa Touch. Raffles, complimentary appetizers & refreshments. Bring a friend and you each get an extra $25 off any package! THIS Thursday, May 2nd 6 PM - 8 PM Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness 2300 Haggerty Road - Suite 2070 West Bloomfield, MI 48323 Get ...
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What is Vaginal Atrophy?

Your vaginal discomforts as dryness, burning, urinary incontinence can occur also during pre-menopause or after childbirth. The main cause is often atrophic vaginitis: a disease that can adversely affect your life and the relationship with your partner. Among the women suffering from it: 75% reported that vaginal atrophy negatively impacts their lives 63% failed to recognize vaginal atrophy as a chronic condition 44% report that did not consult a gynecologist for finding a solution 4% only recognized the common symptoms of vaginal atrophy Now it’s possible with no pain, no side effects and in just a few minutes. MonaLisa Touch is a painless and minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation. By gently acting on tissue of the vaginal mucosa, the laser stimulates the production of collagen, improving the functionality of the treated area and restoring the proper trophic balance to the mucous membrane. As you readied yourself for the menopausal experience, you may have prepared for hot flashes, mood swings, and sleepless nights. But you may not have expected the dryness, sensitivity, and other vaginal changes that can make sexual intercourse dissatisfying and sometimes downright painful. Walnut Lake OBGYN and MonaLisa Touch can help restore and rejuvenate vaginal tissue ...
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National Osteoporosis Month

What should I know about osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones in which they become weak and lead to an increased risk of fractures, or broken bones. And people with osteoporosis will most commonly break the hip, spine, and wrist bones. While osteoporosis is the most common bone-related disease, it is often called a “silent disease” because it can progress without any symptoms until a fracture or similar injury occurs. How can I manage osteoporosis? Increasing your calcium intake can help protect against osteoporosis later in life. In addition to milk and dairy products, calcium can also be found in most green leafy vegetables. Vitamin D also plays an important role because it helps your body absorb calcium and can improve your bone health. You can find vitamin D in milk, eggs, liver, and fatty fish such as salmon. Like muscles, your bones can also become stronger through exercise. Try weight-bearing or weight-resistant exercises such as walking, playing sports, or lifting weights. Learn more about diagnosis and treatment for osteoporosis and how to prevent it HERE ...
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