Featured Doc – Randal Hartline, MD

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Randal Hartline, MD who practices Powell, TN and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since May 2011.

Tennova Women’s Care – Hartline Gynecology

Please see Dr. Randal Hartline, MD profile on our directory at:  https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/randal-hartline-md/

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Featured Doc – Michael Augustino, MD, FACOG

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Michael Augustino, MD, FACOG who practices in Pembroke Pines| Weston, FL and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since February 2010.

Please see Michael Augustino, MD, FACOG’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/michael-augustino-md-facog/

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Menopause Awareness

Let’s talk about Menopause.

Menopause is not a disease or a disorder, but a natural and normal part of aging.

Despite the increased access to information there still remains a lot of stigma and misinformation associated with menopause. This period in a woman’s life is often poorly portrayed in the media, and reinforces stereotypes and fear for many women.

The best thing a woman can do during this time is educate herself on the facts and know that she is not in this alone.

Menopause is different for everyone and can last a long time. The basis of menopause is when our hormones become imbalanced.  Like a finely tuned machine, when some of the settings are out of whack we can experience some symptoms of menopause.

Some are blatantly obvious, but other medical changes occur that impact our estrogen, ovaries, testosterone and progesterone. This can often result in mood swings changes in libido and irregular or cessation of periods.

 

 

Featured Doc – Megan Sontag, PA

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Megan Sontag, PA who practices in Tulsa, OK and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since 2011.

Please see Megan Sontag, PA’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/megan-sontag-pa/Location

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Featured Doc – Kara Nakisbendi, MD

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Kara Nakisbendi, MD who practices in Woodinvile, WA and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since 2008.

Kara Nakisbendi, MD profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/kara-nakisbendi-md/
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Sophia Health Institute
18106 140th AVE NE 102,

Woodinville, Washington, 98072, United States

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Featured Doc – Joe Vaughn, MD

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase  Dr. Joe Vaughn, MD who practices in Rome, Ga and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since September 2008.

Floyd Primary Care
28 John Davenport Dr ,
Rome, Georgia, United States

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Doc of the Day – Dr. Ivonne Reynolds, DO

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Dr. Ivonne Reynolds, DO  who practices in Margate, FL and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since 2/6/2009.

Please see Dr. Ivonne Reynolds, DO’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/ivonne-reynolds-do-facoog/
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Featured Doc – Dr. Fern TaiSenChoy-Bent

Every day we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc series.” Today we showcase Dr. Fern TaiSenChoy-Bent, MD, FACOG who practices in  Margate, FL and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since 9/28/2010.

Please see  Dr. Fern TaiSenChoy-Bent, MD, FACOG’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/fern-taisenchoy-bent-md-facog/

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Featured Doc – Dr. Clark Brittain, DO

Every week we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc series.” Today we showcase Dr. Clark Brittain, DO who practices in Bloomington, IN, and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since 5/18/2007.

Please see Dr. Clark Brittain, DO’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/clark-brittain-do/

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How to Deal With Symptoms of Menopause 

Many women hear the word menopause and start to freak out.  Although this is a phase of life for every woman experiences, there is often a sense of embarrassment and dread. Women typically think that they are now considered old.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Think back to High School health class and it teaches us that menopause ends one’s fertility, but it tends to leave out that a woman can still remain healthy, sexual and vital after they go through menopause.  Like any other milestone in our life, menopause is just another phase. How we manage that phase physically, mentally, and socially impacts how well the transition and outcome will be.   

How to Deal With Symptoms of Menopause 

Menopause occurs when a woman stops menstruating and usually happens when they are in their 40s or 50s.  Illness or surgery can alter the onset of menopause for some women. When a woman starts to go through menopause, her body undergoes a series of changes that bring on a variety of symptoms. Some women don’t need treatment for their symptoms, because they go away on their own, but almost all complain of how uncomfortable they can be. 

 


Here are a few ways to deal with symptoms of menopause:
 

Hot Flashes 

Women experiencing hot flashes suddenly become very hot out of nowhere and they’ll start to sweat. Sometimes hot flashes can be triggered by something, so it’s good to notice what those triggers are so that they can be avoided. Such triggers include: stress, caffeine, spicy foods, alcohol or just being in a very hot place. It’s recommended to dress in layers so that they can be removed if a hot flash happens and to use a fan at home or at work. Also, taking deep, slow breaths when a hot flash starts can prevent one from becoming too hot and bothered.  

 Vaginal Dryness 

During menopause women tend to be more self-conscious of their bodies, it is important to keep your romantic and sexual life comfortable and ongoing as it will also help with your self-esteem. Menopause can make a woman’s vagina become unusually dry and the tissue becomes thinner, so if you are experiencing discomfort discuss it with your doctor.  

 Sleeping Problems 

Sleep seems to evade most women during menopause. The lack of sleep only worsens the other symptoms you may be experiencing. Some suggested ways to help get some rest is to be physically active throughout the day. Also, avoid large meals before bedtime and try drinking something warm before sleeping like warm milk or caffeine-free tea. If you wake up at night and can’t go back to sleep, do something relaxing like reading a book until you are sleepy again. But if you can’t get to sleep on your own, you might have to talk to your doctor about these sleep problems 

Mood Swings 

Some women feel crankier and moodier than usual when menopause hits them, so it’s important that they get enough sleep and rest to feel their best. Also, avoid stress and look for positive ways to ease any stress you might have. Women often find themselves very depressed during menopause. If you feel yourself unable to function, you should contact a medical professional for assistance.  Hormonal imbalance during this time can wreak havoc with your moods and emotional stability. Having support with friends , family, or group can help in dealing with some of the symptoms 

 Memory Problems 

When going through menopause, a common complaint is of memory trouble. The best thing to do is to stay physically active and get enough sleep to improve these symptoms. Also, mental exercises can keep memory lapses at bay.  

Women can always do something to lessen their symptoms when going through menopause, but they can also talk to their doctors about taking bio identical hormone therapy that can ease or even eliminate the symptoms caused by menopause.