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I was just drinking my coffee this morning and got a frantic call from a friend. He just met someone who is fabulous and he’s very attracted to her, there’s just one complication. She told him she has herpes and he’s petrified. Now what? He doesn’t want to risk getting the infection.
Help! My new boyfriend or girlfriend has Herpes
This is a scenario that gets repeated thousands of times every day. So if you’re in this situation, you’re not alone and here’s what you need to know. (more…)
How it Happens
We all have a little yeast on various areas of our skin. They just hang out and usually don’t cause any trouble. Yeast is a type of fungus (I know, ick!), but they’re everywhere, and opportunistic little fellas. Meaning that when our immune systems are out of whack, they take the “opportunity” to overgrow, and multiply and make more little yeastie beasties. (more…)
One of my patients called yesterday and said that her elderly mother had suddenly started leaking urine. Her mom just couldn’t get to the bathroom fast enough. The family was worried that this might mean that mom needed adult protection (diapers) and they worried that this would “crush” her spirit.
“It hurts when I go to the bathroom”
Ask yourself these questions:
– Very little
– Less than normal
– A normal amount
– More than usual
We haven’t heard a lot lately about food borne illness, but the fact is, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from contaminated food each year. Most cases aren’t reported, as the person recovers on their own without treatment, but about 130,000 are hospitalized each year, with 3,000 deaths.
Pregnant women and children under the age of 5 are most susceptible. I’ve cared for many pregnant women who thought that soft cheese was safe and developed listeriosis.
I received a question the other day on this website about what feeding options moms have when they are HIV positive. It’s an amazing question for a few reasons. The answer really depends upon where in the world the mother lives.
Because breastmilk is a bodily fluid, it can transmit the virus. There’s evidence that the longer a mom with HIV breastfeeds, the more likely her baby is to get the virus. Transmission can occur from labor and delivery and it also occur from breastfeeding.
Have you been treated for a Bladder Infection? In addition to taking the prescribed antibiotics, it’s also been shown that a healthy dose of probiotics can help reduce the risk of having a recurrent infection.
A while back, I wrote about bladder infections. Today, we’ll dive into more detail about a great home remedy that really works to prevent and sometimes treat bladder infections.
Many of my patients have cranberry juice every day or a few times each week to keep the keep their bladders happy and healthy, and I recommend it. Here’s why:
New Evidence Proves What Women Already Know
It doesn’t take a genius to know that cranberry juice works. However, a very smart researcher, who also happens to be a woman, figured out how. (more…)
In midlife there are many factors that can increase the likelihood that a woman will suddenly start having more bladder infections. (more…)