Womens Health (Hormone) (FSD)

  1. June 25, 2024

    Navigating Bacterial Vaginosis and Yeast Infections: A Guide for Practitioners

    Healthcare practitioners often encounter patients presenting with vaginal discomfort and discharge. Two common culprits behind these symptoms are bacterial vaginosis (BV) and yeast infections (candidiasis). Although these conditions share similar symptoms, their etiologies, treatments, and implications can vary significantly.

    Understanding bacterial vaginosis

    Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance of the vaginal flora. It occurs when an overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria, including Gardnerella vaginalis, overwhelms the beneficial lactobacilli. BV is the most common vaginal infection in women of reproductive age.

    Clinical presentation

    • Thin, grayish-white, homogeneous vaginal discharge
    • Fishy odor, especially after intercourse
    • Vaginal itching or irritation (less common)
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  2. June 24, 2024

    How hormones affect the brain (and how to be smart about them)

    Hormone treatment — and hormonal birth control — can be life changing for women. But, as with any medication, sometimes there are side effects (especially with medications designed for everyone rather than custom-made).

    If you’re curious why “ovarian hormones” can affect mood, for example, a University of Michigan psychologist has the answer with a great explanation of how hormones like birth control affect so many other bodily functions, notably in the brain.

    “Estrogen and progesterone have broad effects on neurons and cellular processes that have nothing to do with reproduction,” she explains. In fact, “Estrogen and progesterone also regulate the stress response — the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ reaction.”

    That’s why it’s so important to make sure

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  3. June 24, 2024

    “Her Health Matters” podcast debuts (and Revelation is there)

    Check it out! Our friends at the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health’s (NPWH) have just dropped the inaugural episode of their “Her Health Matters” podcast — available wherever you get your podcasts.

    In that first episode, host Heather Maurer chats with Dr. Komkwuan Paruchabutr, president of NPWH’s board of directors about Dr. Paruchabutr’s journey to becoming a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, and what makes WHNPs so critical. They also discuss the important changes — personal and systemic — that need to be made to advance women’s and gender-related health care.

    At Revelation Pharma we appreciate NPWH’s message so much, we’ve sponsored that first episode. Listen and get more info here, then subscribe on your

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  4. May 24, 2024

    Understanding Endometriosis: A Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners

    Endometriosis is a complex gynecological condition that affects millions of women worldwide. As healthcare practitioners, having a thorough understanding of endometriosis is crucial for accurate diagnosis, effective management, and improved patient outcomes. In this blog, we will explore the key aspects of endometriosis, including its presentation, diagnosis, treatment options, and the impact it has on women's lives.

    Endometriosis is a chronic condition where the tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows outside the uterus. This tissue can be found on the ovaries,

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