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OBGYN/Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
OBGYN/Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Can Daylight Savings Mess Up Your Birth Control?
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If you take a daily birth control pill, you already know that you need to take it at the same time each day to be effective. So what happens when daylight saving time rolls around? if you're just one hour off, it isn't usually considered a missed dose, but it does depend which kind of birth control pill you take.

#birthcontrol #womenshealth #contraception #redding
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Avoiding a Yeast Infection
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Yeast thrives in damp environments, so here are some tips to avoid getting a yeast infection:

-Always change out of your sweaty gym underwear or damp bathing suit as soon as possible.
-Avoid wearing tight-fitting jeans and to keep your vaginal area cool and dry.
-Wipe from front to back after you've been to the bathroom to prevent bacteria from your anus transferring to your vagina.

While itching and burning are the hallmark symptoms of a yeast infection, don't self diagnose! Make an appointment with Dr. Mooney to make sure that it isn't something more serious, such as a sexually transmitted disease.

#vaginalhygiene #yeastinfections #Redding

If you're having symptoms of a yeast infection, book an appointment online or call us at 530-405-2381.
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6 Health Changes To Make If You're Trying To Get Pregnant
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USA Today provides some great tips on making simple changes to your health and fitness routine to help increase your chances if you're trying to get pregnant. Watching your diet (especially berries and vegetables), exercising moderately (not too much), and avoiding toxic substances (such as lead and mercury) are great ways to prepare for a healthy pregnancy and baby. You should also get immunized to viruses such as rubella and chickenpox prior to conceiving since you can't get immunized for them once you're pregnant.

#pregnancy #conceiving #Redding
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Managing Life with Menopause
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Although menopause is natural, it can often be uncomfortable. Women going through menopause often experience symptoms like rapid mood swings, urinary incontinence, night sweats, difficulty getting a good night's rest, and discomfort during intercourse. Management and treatment of menopausal symptoms depend on each individual woman's experience. Healthy living, herbal and complementary therapies (including herbs and phytoestrogens), and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help ease many of these symptoms and help improve your quality of life.

#BHRT #menopause #Redding

If you are struggling with hot flashes or other menopause symptoms, Dr. Mooney can help. To schedule your exam, book an appointment online or call us at 530-405-2381.
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How Does a Doctor Look to See if I Have Endometriosis?
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Endometriosis can cause painful, heavy periods that severely disrupt your routine and diminish your quality of life. A variety of endometriosis diagnostics and treatment options are available to alleviate your pain. If you think you may have endometriosis, a pelvic exam will help the doctor to diagnose you. In addition to feeling for abnormalities around your ovaries, an ultrasound can be done to creates images of your uterus and other pelvic organs and gain a clearer picture of your uterine lining. You may also need a laparoscopy, which is a procedure where a small instrument with an attached camera takes a close-up look at your pelvic region to identify abnormal tissue growth.

#endometriosis #womenshealth #redding

To learn more about comprehensive endometriosis diagnostics and treatment options to alleviate your pain and manage abnormal periods, schedule a consultation online (http://ow.ly/uvJN30mP2oP) or call 530-405-2381.
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Left Untreated, Ovarian Cysts May Become Cancerous
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While nearly every woman will develop an ovarian cyst at some point in her life, usually they are nothing you need to worry about. However, if left untreated, these cysts can develop masses that can become cancerous. Treatments, including an ovarian cystectomy can be performed to remedy the situation or alternately, in some cases, a surgery called an oophorectomy can be done to remove the cysts without damaging or removing the ovary.

#ovariancyst #womenshealth #redding

Dr. Mooney can perform a pelvic exam or do advanced diagnostics (if necessary) to find out if your cyst is cancerous. To learn more about treating ovarian cysts, book an appointment online or call 530-405-2381.
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Staying Healthy During the Holidays
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The holidays are upon us, and staying healthy during this season can be challenging. Amongst the cold weather, festive dinners and family parties, it can seem impossible to stay on track. A helpful tip is to keep your mind focused on the holiday, and not the food!

#HealthyHolidays #HealthyEating #HolidayFood
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Natural Ways to Treat Menopausal Symptoms
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While bioidentical hormones that have come on the market in recent years have shown to be safer than comparable synthetic and nonhuman versions of HRT, many women still prefer drug-free alternatives. A study published in the journal Menopause found that women who received acupuncture to treat hot flashes and night sweats reduced their symptoms by more than one-third compared with menopausal women who did not receive acupuncture. This benefit lasted for at least 6 months.

#menopause #HRT #acupuncture #redding
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National Handwashing Awareness Day: Why Is Handwashing So Important? (http://ow.ly/vOlB30mP2oI)

Wash your hands—a message worth repeating. Contaminated surfaces are everywhere: the grocery store, door knobs, bathrooms, work. This is why it's important to make hand washing a common habit throughout your day. It's also important to make sure you are using warm water and to lather your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds if you want to ensure you are doing a good job.

#NationalHandWashingAwareness #WashYourHands #Redding
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Why You Should Wash Your Hands Every Time You Go To The Bathroom (http://ow.ly/CFwl50jPWId)

While study after study proves that washing your hands every single time you go to the bathroom is helpful in combatting infection and illnesses, many people still don't do it. While women tend to be better about it, some men think that when they use urinals, they don't need to wash their hands if they didn't come into contact with feces or urine.

However, infectious disease research confirm it's always important to lather up right after you go. You can easily catch norovirus by touching bathroom surfaces that have been contaminated with a sick person's defecate or vomit, then putting your hands into your mouth.

#handwashing #wellness #prevention #redding
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