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Navigating Female Sexual Dysfunction

Navigating Female Sexual Dysfunction A Guide for Women Women are strong, resilient, and adaptable. However, many among us can experience challenges impacting our quality of life, including issues surrounding female sexual dysfunction. Whether due to physical or psychological factors, female sexual dysfunction can leave women feeling like they are not living their lives to the fullest, which is why it's essential to understand the underlying causes, symptoms, and available treatments for this condition. If you are struggling with your sexual health, contact Walnut Lake OB/GYN in West Bloomfield, MI, today to schedule a consultation with one of our expert physicians. Understanding Female Sexual Dysfunction What is Female Sexual Dysfunction? This condition refers to difficulties women may experience in any phase of the sexual response cycle, such as desire, arousal, orgasm, and sexual pain. It's important to note that sexual dysfunction in women can be influenced by physical, psychological, and interpersonal factors, which can often be interconnected. Therefore, a comprehensive evaluation and individualized approach are necessary to identify and address the biological factors contributing to female sexual dysfunction. Physical Factors Often, physical factors are at the root of female sexual dysfunction. For example, hormonal imbalances, such as during menopause or pregnancy, ...
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Female Sterilization: Tubal Ligation

Female Sterilization: Tubal Ligation Whether you've decided you don't want any more children or you're looking for a permanent form of birth control, female sterilization can be an appealing option. One popular form of female sterilization is tubal ligation, also known as "getting your tubes tied." Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness compiled a list of commonly asked questions. With our expertise, we'll discuss tubal ligation, the procedure and recovery process, why someone might choose this form of sterilization, medical and lifestyle considerations, and benefits and potential alternatives. What is Tubal Ligation? Tubal ligation is a surgical procedure that blocks or seals the fallopian tubes, which prevents eggs from traveling from the ovaries to the uterus, making pregnancy impossible. This procedure is a permanent birth control option. Johns Hopkins Medicine states that while it may be reversed, only about 50% to 80% of women can become pregnant after their fallopian tubes are reattached. Is Tubal Ligation a Major Surgery? During the tubal ligation procedure, a surgeon will make a small incision in the lower abdomen to access the fallopian tubes. The tubes can then be blocked using various methods, including clips or rings, electro-cautery, or even removing a small section of ...
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The Dos & Don’ts of Vaginal Health

The Dos & Don'ts of Vaginal Health Vaginal health is crucial to maintaining your overall well-being. However, it's a topic still surrounded by secrecy, making it hard for many of us to know what we should be doing. Too often, we ignore potential issues out of embarrassment or fear of judgment. But no more! Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness addresses some common misconceptions, and the do's and don'ts of vaginal health.  For personalized reproductive healthcare in West Bloomfield, MI, contact the Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness team and schedule an appointment today. Common Misconceptions In our society, so many misconceptions and myths surrounding vaginal health often leave women feeling confused and unsure about what is true and what is not. It's time to break down these misconceptions and separate myths from reality when it comes to vaginal health. MYTH 1: You must clean your vagina with specialized cleaning products. Sexist myths have perpetuated the idea that vaginas are inherently dirty, which is just blatantly untrue! The feminine hygiene industry has made us believe that our natural scent needs to be erased with artificially fragranced products like douches, wipes, and washes. But did you know our vagina is a self-cleaning machine? ...
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Uterine Fibroids: A Comprehensive Guide

Uterine Fibroids: A Comprehensive Guide Uterine fibroids remain a major women’s health issue with significant economic and reproductive impact. They occur in almost 70% of Caucasian women and in greater than 80% of African American women by age 50.  What are uterine fibroids? How do they differ from cysts? How can they be treated? Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness is here to help answer any and all questions in regard to uterine fibroids. This comprehensive guide aims to help you better understand uterine fibroids, treat symptoms, and explore treatment options. If you are in West Bloomfield, MI, and require high-quality reproductive health services, connect with Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness today. Contact us to schedule an appointment. Understanding Uterine Fibroids: Causes & Risk Factors Uterine fibroids, or leiomyomas, are non-cancerous growths of muscle and tissue forming in or on the uterus wall. While no exact cause of uterine fibroids is known, risk factors associated with this condition include hormonal imbalances, genetic predisposition, and obesity. Exploring these factors provides invaluable insights into addressing and managing the condition effectively.  Unmasking the Symptoms: Affects on Women’s Lives Not all uterine fibroids cause pain, but when they do, they can disrupt daily activities, relationships, ...
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Birth Control Options: IUD

Birth Control Options: IUD IUDs are becoming an increasingly popular birth control option for many women. If you want a reliable, long-term birth control option, an IUD might be the right choice for you–but what exactly is an IUD? How does it work? What are the different types available, and what are the potential side effects? In this blog post, we'll provide a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about IUDs. Looking for a reliable doctor to help you find the right contraceptive option for your needs? Schedule an appointment at Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness in West Bloomfield, MI, today! What are IUDs? An IUD (intrauterine device) is a small, T-shaped device inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. There are two types of IUDs: hormonal and non-hormonal. Hormonal IUDs release a small amount of progestin into the uterus, which thickens the cervical mucus and thins the lining of the uterus, making it harder for sperm to reach and fertilize an egg. Non-hormonal IUDs are wrapped in copper, which creates an environment that is toxic to sperm and prevents fertilization. How Do IUDs Work? IUDs prevent pregnancy by three main mechanisms: Thickening of cervical mucus: This makes ...
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Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

So you’re expecting–congratulations! Whether it’s your first pregnancy or your fifth, each pregnancy has its own set of factors and obstacles. Depending on your age, lifestyle, and overall health, there are many factors that contribute to a healthy pregnancy. Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness has compiled some lifestyle tips we’d love to see our patients incorporate. In need of a compassionate and experienced obstetrician in West Bloomfield, MI? Schedule an appointment at Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness today! Things You Should Do for a Healthy Pregnancy 1. Eat Healthy, Balanced Foods It’s okay to give in to cravings, but eating healthy is essential. Think about it this way: whatever you consume during pregnancy, your baby is also consuming. A varied diet will ensure that you get all the nutrients your body needs to support your baby's growth and development. Just listen to your body; it will tell you what it needs! Be sure to include an adequate amount of: Fruits & vegetables Protein Fiber Healthy fats Complex carbohydrates 2. Move Your Body Regular exercise is one of the best things you can do during pregnancy. It improves mood and energy levels, reduces the risk of gestational diabetes, helps you sleep ...
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What Your Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Could Mean

No women’s cycles are alike, and in fact, can differ greatly from month to month. Up to one-third of all menstruating people will experience abnormal or heavy bleeding at some point in their life. Because it is so common, it may not have serious implications, however, in some cases, it could be a sign of a greater issue like cancer. If you are experiencing other symptoms or pain in addition to irregular bleeding, it’s essential to call your doctor to discuss a diagnosis and treatment plan. Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness offers comprehensive testing and treatment options for abnormal uterine bleeding, including endometrial ablation. If you have experienced this issue and are concerned about the cause, we are here to help. Contact Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness today. What is Abnormal Uterine Bleeding? Heavy menstrual bleeding Long-lasting cycle (more than 35 days) Irregular periods Bleeding between periods Bleeding during pregnancy or menopause Possible Causes Stress or Lifestyle Change The body is highly responsive to stress, sometimes more so than we realize. If you’ve been through a traumatic experience, a major life change, or are just feeling more stressed than usual, your body might respond with symptoms like heavier or irregular ...
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5 Tips for Staying Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America in both men and women. The good news is it is preventable. In honor of American Heart Month, Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness has put together a guide on lifestyle changes to strengthen your heart health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Looking for a practice dedicated to strengthening your overall health and wellness? Schedule an appointment at Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness in West Bloomfield, MI, today! Steps You Can Take to Keep Your Heart Healthy Understanding your risk for heart disease is key in determining which lifestyle habits you should adopt. Individuals with diabetes, alcohol use, or a family history of heart problems are most at risk. If you aren’t sure, talk with your doctor about your potential risk factors. Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness is proud to offer DEXA Body Composition Scanning, which accurately measures your body fat, bone mass, and muscle to determine your risk for certain conditions, including heart disease. Interested in completing testing? Contact us! 1. Keep a Balanced Diet Salt, sugar, and saturated fats are the worst contenders when it comes to heart health. They build up your cholesterol and, over time, ...
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Realistic Health Goals to Set This New Year

“New Year, New You…” We hear it every year–but is it doing more harm than good? Committing to completely reinventing yourself or picking up new habits that you’ve always struggled with can be pretty daunting, and is largely the reason why most resolutions don’t make it past January. At Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness, we believe that small habits build up to make a difference. We’ve compiled a list of some realistic and healthy resolutions that are sure to set you up for success this New Year! Are you struggling to meet your health goals? Or are you in need of a practice dedicated to treating your individual needs? Contact us at Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness today! Healthy & Attainable New Year's Resolutions 1. Make a New Recipe Every Week Everyone adds “eat healthier” to their list of resolutions each year, but this can often lead to unhealthy habits like restricting, crash dieting, and binging. Instead of eliminating foods from your diet, try adding new foods. Make a point to try out a new healthy recipe one night a week. If you discover a recipe you end up loving, add it to your routine! 2. Pick Up a New ...
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Feel Like Your Best Self Again with MonaLisa Touch

MonaLisa Touch: Everything You Need to Know As women age, factors like changing hormones, childbearing, and menopause can pose various pelvic health issues. Approximately 64 million postmenopausal women in the United States experience a change in their health due to a decline in estrogen levels. Still, an article published by Forbes Magazine found that 73% of women don’t do anything to treat their menopause symptoms. While changes in your vaginal health are normal, pain and discomfort don’t have to be. What if we told you there was a quick, non-invasive, and medication-free solution? MonaLisa Touch is an innovative and effective low-risk procedure designed for vaginal rejuvenation. Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness is here to lay out everything you need to know before you dive in. Interested in the benefits of MonaLisa Touch but need to learn more? Contact Walnut Lake OBGYN & Wellness today! What is MonaLisa Touch? MonaLisa Touch uses a fractional carbon dioxide laser to deliver energy to soft tissue in the body, such as the vaginal walls. This promotes cell regeneration as well as collagen and elastin production. Essentially, it works to bring the cells in your vaginal walls back to the healthy level they were at ...
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