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Your Menstrual Symptoms Might Be Endometriosis

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month. Learn the symptoms and treatment options for this often un-diagnosed but common condition. It’s estimated that one in 10 women are diagnosed with endometriosis in their reproductive years. Some women may overlook symptoms associated with this condition, believing them to be associated with a regular menopause cycle. Very painful…

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Is There a Connection Between Heart Disease and Menopause?

Let’s dispel this myth: Menopause itself does not cause heart disease. But women should pay close attention to changes in the body that occur with menopause that may contribute to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Statistics surrounding women and heart disease show that women are very much affected by the condition. Cardiovascular disease and…

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Common Myths About Women and Heart Disease

Lake Norman OBGYN celebrates Healthy Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease. When it comes to prevention, separate fact from fiction. Which myths have you heard? Myth #1: Heart disease threatens men, but cancer is the real threat for women. Fact: The devastating effects of breast cancer cannot be denied. But it’s important for…

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Causes and Treatment Options For Vaginal Dryness and Incontinence

Vaginal dryness and incontinence are two common problems women experience. While the root causes differ, a new non-surgical procedure, ThermiVa®, safely and effectively treats both conditions in a simple in-office procedure. What causes vaginal dryness? Reduced estrogen production is the main cause of vaginal dryness. Estrogen is a female hormone that maintains normal vaginal lubrication, tissue…

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ThermiVa® for Vaginal Dryness and Incontinence

Piedmont HealthCare Lake Norman OBGYN is excited to offer ThermiVa® to treat both vaginal dryness and incontinence. This exciting, new non-surgical procedure offers vaginal restoration and help for vaginal dryness for those of post-childbearing years, menopausal and women who are not able to use hormonal therapies. ThermiVa® uses radiofrequency to treat the external genitalia and…