Dr. Ko Says
In Osteoporosis Part I, Dr. Ko introduced us to this degenerative bone disease. The good doctor covered what osteoporosis is and the uncontrollable and controllable risks associated with the disease. Read on for part II.
My grandma epitomized the stereotypical qualities of a grandmother. She was as sweet as honey, always made sure that I ate more than I needed, and she could knit a scarf in an afternoon. In her later years, she was hunched over and walked with a shuffle. I remember how proud I was when I surpassed her in height at 4'9". What I failed to realize in my youth was that Grandma was not always 4'9" at her tallest, and being hunched over was not a natural process of age.
This week, Dr. Ko addresses Softcup and fertility.
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In part 1, we covered the symptoms of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is more common than hyperthyroidism. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disorder called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hypothyroidism typically affects people who:
As a primary care physician who has a special interest in women's health, menstrual irregularities, fatigue and weight issues are some of the more common complaints I hear from patients. When I see a patient with these complaints, one of the conditions I test her for is thyroid function. You might be saying to yourself, "Thyroid? I think I remember my grandmother having a thyroid issue, but I have no idea what a thyroid is or what it does."
That brings us to the topic of the month - thyroid dysfunction and how it relates to women's health.
Today, Dr. Ko addresses whether or not Softcup can cause cramping.
Dr. Ko was looking for a way to be more interactive with you, our fabulous Softcup users. The good doctor thought it would be fun to answer some of your questions via video blogs. For the next few weeks we will release a question, and Dr. Ko's expert answer. Enjoy part 1...
Now that we have been introduced to menopause in last month's article, we need to answer the question of how to manage the symptoms.
There are different methods of treatment that can be used. Here is a short list that I have come up with: