Pre-Eclampsia May Increase Mother’s Risk For Future Cardiovascular Disease And Earlier Death, Research Indicates

Yvonne Rice Nutrition & Wellness, Uncategorized

If one reads this medical headline from ACOG to our nations physicians, one would assume/conclude that pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure in pregnancy) itself is responsible for the increase in cardiovascular disease.  This is a classic example so common in medical “reporting” in the media.  The following is the article title. Title:  Preeclampsia and Cardiovascular Disease in a Large UK Pregnancy Cohort …

Botulinum Toxin for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Endometriosis

Yvonne Rice Nutrition & Wellness, Surgery, Uncategorized

I recommend pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy to all our endometriosis patients after surgery.   I do believe that pelvic floor dysfunction does play a big role in endometriosis pain.  If the pelvis, including the pelvic floor muscles are subjected to intense inflammation due to the endometriosis, then we would it is easy to understand that these muscles would be more irritable and …

Chlamydia Increases Risk For Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Ectopic Pregnancy, Female Infertility, Study Suggests

Yvonne Rice Fertility, Nutrition & Wellness, Uncategorized

I think it is not widely known in the public arena that Chlamydia infection, even treated timely, can result in tubal infertility.  We see everything from normal fertility outcome to requiring IVF to achieve pregnancy.  Even when the tubes look perfectly normal at surgery this may  be the case.  Prevention of STD’s is still the best method through the use …

Only 13 Percent Of Women Have 28-Day Menstrual Cycles, Study Suggests

Yvonne Rice Fertility, Nutrition & Wellness

The interpretation of this data points to variation in cycles from month to month stating that fertility may vary from “cycle to cycle.”  My take on this would be to realize that our women today are subjected to enormous physiologic stress which is causing the changes in the cycle length.  27-29days are normal and outside of this some negative forces …

Estradiol May Have Protective Effect Against Cognitive Impairment In Women With Visceral Adipose Tissue, Research Suggests

Yvonne Rice Nutrition & Wellness

More evidence that estrogen is protective to brain function and hopefully inching the needle toward more acceptance of normalization of estrogen for women.  The headwinds and resistance still abound when it comes to estrogen use in women. Newer studies are showing that if estrogen is started early, when the decline starts that cognitive function may be protected.    It seems …

Study Shows Women With Endometriosis More Likely To Use Opioids For Prolonged Periods, Use Benzodiazepines Concomitantly

Yvonne Rice Fertility, Nutrition & Wellness, Practice News, Surgery

Of course this is the case.  The medical system is failing endometriosis patients in a dramatic way.  If you were taught that endometriosis surgery doesn’t work and that it recurs anyway, and that most medicines to treat pain only work or are allowed to be used short term, then as a doctor you really don’t have anything to offer.  Many …

Summer Tomato Salad for Your 4th of July Celebration

Yvonne Rice Nutrition & Wellness

https://kalynskitchen.com/summer-tomato-salad-with-goat-cheese/ BASIC SALAD DIRECTIONS: Slice tomatoes in thick slices, half-moon slices, or even large diced pieces if using small tomatoes. Arrange tomatoes on seving dish. Drizzle tomatoes with basil vinaigrette, then sprinkle goat cheese and chopped herbs over. (Leave the cheese in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it, or it will get too soft and be hard to …

Fertility Clinics Reportedly Refusing Treatment To Women With High BMI

Yvonne Rice Fertility, Nutrition & Wellness

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/18/magazine/fertility-weight-obesity-ivf.html This is certainly a very emotional and controversial subject.  To read the coverage on this, you would think doctors are refusing care to patients because they don’t like people who are overweight.  This is far from the truth.  A host of studies that look at IVF outcome based on BMI (body mass index or height to weight ratio) have …

Nursing Mothers To Avoid Marijuana

Pediatrics Group Advises Nursing Mothers To Avoid Marijuana.

Yvonne Rice Fertility, Nutrition & Wellness

Caution:  It has been amazing to me the speed with which the marijuana legalization movement has changed popular thought.  Especially in our younger patients, there is a sense that somehow marijuana is good for everything.  We see patients regularly who have “read studies” that marijuana works for just about anything.  We jokingly say, soon there will be a study that …