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Myths and Facts About IUDs

When you want to have sex, but you don’t want to have a baby, you face the age-old dilemma of choosing a birth control method. Here’s why you should consider an IUD, one of the most popular contraceptives among American women.

May 18th, 2021
Heavy Periods: Could it be Endometriosis?

Would you describe your periods as heavy? If so, compared to what? Here’s how to tell if your bad menstrual days are normal or if they could be a sign of a medical condition, such as endometriosis.

Mar 18th, 2021
Feel Like Yourself Again with MonaLisa Touch®

If Valentine’s Day typically gets you in the mood for romance, but you’re just not feeling it this year, you may need stimulation of another kind. Find out how fast and easy laser therapy can trigger new life in your vagina.

Feb 11th, 2021
5 Tips for Managing Your IBS over the Holidays

IBS is the Ebenezer Scrooge of the holidays, robbing you of all the joys that come with feasting on sweet and savory morsels from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. But you can turn that tale around with a few slick strategies.

Nov 5th, 2020
Most Common Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

The fall leaves are changing from green to orange and red, but October is all about the pink. It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to show support by learning and spreading life-saving information about breast cancer.

Oct 5th, 2020
Boost Your Immune System through Ozone Therapy

A healthy immune system is typically all you need to ward off most diseases and infections, but during times of injury and illness, a boost can help you heal more efficiently. Enter ozone therapy — the best way to turbo charge your immunity.

Sep 17th, 2020
Mental Health and Menopause

You know the classic physical symptoms of menopause: night sweats, weight gain, and hot flashes. But did you know that your mental health may be affected as well? Learn about the mind-body link to watch for when you go through menopause.

Aug 13th, 2020
Symptom Relief From Interstitial Cystitis

The frequent urination and constant pain of interstitial cystitis can leave you feeling hopeless and begging for a cure for your symptoms. Our experts can help you find relief and restore normalcy to your daily life. Read on to learn more.

Jul 30th, 2020
Acupuncture for Headaches

When you get a headache, the throbbing takes over and it’s tough to carry on with even the simplest activities until the pain subsides. If you get headaches often, there’s hope. Discover how acupuncture can reduce the pain and frequency.

Jun 22nd, 2020
Vaginal Discharge: What's Normal?

Talking about the health of your intimate body parts can be uncomfortable, but vaginal discharge can be too. So, here’s a frank discussion about the stuff that comes out of your vagina and what you need to know.

May 27th, 2020
What It's Really Like to Live with Endometriosis

You may be relieved to finally have a label to go with your pelvic pain, but if that diagnosis is endometriosis, it’ll help to know what to expect from it and how to live it. Here’s what you need to know.

Feb 1st, 2020
Spotting the Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer

Pelvic pain can be alarming. You can’t see what’s going on inside, and you don’t know if it’s serious or not. Could it be cancer? Don’t guess. Learn the warning signs of cervical cancer so you can detect and treat it early.

Dec 1st, 2019
Eating Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays are coming, which means parties, celebrations, and food — lots of food. How can you enjoy the season without packing on the pounds, especially in menopause? Here are a few tips to keep your figure during the season’s festivities.

Nov 18th, 2019
Benefits You Never Knew about Hormone Replacement Therapy

Many women welcome the menopausal phase of life, but the symptoms that come with it are no picnic. Learn how hormone replacement therapy can help alleviate all the baggage, and decide if this treatment is the right choice for you.

Jul 15th, 2019
Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome affects an estimated 5-10% of women in the US. While its exact cause is unknown, symptoms can include irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, male pattern baldness, and more. Read on to learn more about PCOS.

Jun 3rd, 2019
Bacterial Biofilms

Bacterial biofilm infections are no laughing matter. If left untreated, they can cause infections including: UTIs, vulvovaginitis, prostatitis, dysbiosis, and SIBO. Dr. Delgado and her team are here to help you treat your biofilm infection.

Apr 11th, 2019
Period Pain: Could It Be Endometriosis?

Melissa Ann Delgado, MD,FACOG, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She specializes in robotic laser surgery for endometriosis and sees patients at the Chronic Pelvic Pain Center of Northern Virginia.

Mar 22nd, 2019
How MonaLisa Touch Can Help You After Menopause

The pain and discomfort that accompany vaginal atrophy, a common occurrence in menopause, can wreak havoc on the most intimate aspects of your life. Find out how you can put an end to these symptoms and restore comfort naturally with MonaLisa Touch.

Mar 1st, 2019
Why a Strong Pelvic Floor Is So Important

Having a strong pelvic floor helps women at every stage of their life. From childbearing to menopause and beyond, the muscular base that supports your pelvic organs can make a huge difference in your health and self-confidence.

Jan 10th, 2019
Vaginal Rejuvenation

As women age, particularly after childbirth, they might become dissatisfied with the functioning and aesthetics of their vagina. Just like the rest of the body, the vagina can experience the atrophy of aging. Vaginal rejuvenation is a laser treatment...

Dec 31st, 2018
7 Ways To Prepare For Your Acupuncture Treatment

If you’re new to the world of acupuncture, you may be wondering how best to prepare for your appointments. You don’t need to go all out, but there are a few ways to make the most of your treatments.

Dec 10th, 2018
Foods to Avoid When You Have IBS

Pain, bloating, and other symptoms make it hard for patients with IBS to perform everyday activities that others take for granted. Steering clear of certain foods may help you feel better and reclaim your life.

May 18th, 2018
Female Sexual Health

One thing we don’t talk about is how cancer can affect our sexual health. It’s true: cancer can affect our ability to enjoy sex. For women, one of the after effects of cancer is female sexual dysfunction. How Cancer Affects Womens’ Sexual Health...

Feb 22nd, 2018
The Key Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgeries offer several benefits over conventional surgical techniques. Some of these benefits include less bleeding, faster recovery times, and less pain while you heal.

Nov 11th, 2018
Rejuvenating Your Body With Injections of Your Own Blood

Your body has the remarkable ability to rejuvenate itself through the injection of platelet-rich plasma, derived from your own blood. Abolish the signs of aging, restore sexual function, and even regrow hair with this cutting-edge treatment.

Oct 18th, 2018
Low estrogen and its effects on vaginal health

Menopause is inevitable, but the uncomfortable symptoms that often come along with reduced estrogen levels don’t have to be. Appropriate care can minimize symptoms and help you transition smoothly.

Jul 16th, 2018
PRP to Reverse Signs of Aging

Your body has its own system of repairing and rejuvenating aging skin and reversing hair loss. PRP therapy works with your body to boost that natural process. Learn how PRP can restore youthful vibrancy to your skin and hair without surgery.

Jun 13th, 2018
Battlefield Acupuncture for Pelvic Pain

Battlefield acupuncture is a form of acupuncture that was developed to help reduce the pain hospitalized soldiers experience with injuries sustained on the battlefield. It can also successfully relieve chronic and acute pelvic pain.

May 11th, 2018