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Helping Patients Understand Perimenopause Aug 31st, 2020

*written by BioTe   8 Symptoms of Perimenopause 1. Irregular Periods  Many patients report that the duration and regularity of periods may begin to change. As perimenopause progresses, periods may become further and further apart. 2. Decreased Bone Density With declining estrogen levels, many women may begin to lose bone...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Aug 5th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy vs. Traditional HRT Jul 31st, 2020

As the saying goes, death and taxes are inevitable. For women, menopause is also inevitable. Menopause and the time leading up to it, known as perimenopause, can cause a variety of problematic symptoms for some women. These issues include: Hot flashes Low libido Weight gain Sleep issues Mood swings  In...

Talking to Patients About BHRT Jul 22nd, 2020

*The following content was written and produced by BioTE Medical Talking about Hormone Optimization can be intimidating, and the idea of undergoing a BHRT pellet procedure for the first time can be scary. Often, opening the discussion with patients is one of the most important ways to address their concerns....

The Importance of Keeping Up With Your Annual Well-Woman Exam, Even During COVID-19 Jun 30th, 2020

While practicing social distancing and wearing masks when inside public places are important to protect your health, it’s also important to keep up with your annual well-woman exam. At the Center for Women’s Health, your health and safety are of utmost importance to us. We have implemented COVID-19 protocols in...

Your Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide: Tips for Staying Cool and Keeping Your Skin Safe May 20th, 2020

Now that you’re pregnant, you watch what you eat and drink and make sure everything that goes in you is safe for your baby, too. But as summer rolls around, and the weather heats up, you may not think twice about what you’re slathering on your skin.  At Center for...

How to Get Your Body Ready for Pregnancy: 5 Important Steps Apr 27th, 2020

Most women begin taking good care of their bodies and following their doctor’s advice as soon as they find out they’re pregnant. Everyone, of course, wants to have a healthy baby. But did you know that you could take steps before you conceive to help your pregnancy go smoothly? At...

Help Our Patients Age With Clarity Mar 29th, 2020

Facts About Cognitive Function & Hormone Balance As patients get older, both men and women can experience a drop in cognitive function. Difficulty thinking quickly, memory loss, and “brain fog” can be frustrating and disorienting—and can even have a negative impact on a patient’s professional life and put stress on...

Why You Should Trust Dr. Breit to Deliver Your Baby and Provide Great Obstetric Care Mar 5th, 2020

Congratulations! Learning you're pregnant is usually a day filled with great joy, a lot of excitement, and a little bit of worry. A great obstetrics team can help ease your fears and make sure that you and your baby receive the best care available. The best way to ensure that...

KSN News Feature: Caroline Breit Feb 26th, 2020

Dr. Breit's daughter, Caroline, is a 3rd-year medical student at KU and is working towards being a breast surgeon. Because of Dr. Breit's family's experiences, the Center for Women's Health was an early adapter of genetic hereditary cancer testing and does more tests than any other OB/GYN clinic in the state...

How Pregnancy Affects the Heart Feb 1st, 2020

It may feel like your heart doubles in size after you have your baby because of the love you feel. In reality, your heart is almost doubling its workload during your pregnancy. You’ve heard the saying that you’re eating for two. In the case of your heart, it’s sort of...

Start the New Year Off Right With a Well-Woman Exam Jan 1st, 2020

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight, eat better, or live healthier, then start your year with a well-woman exam. It’s a great first step toward achieving your goal. Even if you didn’t make any resolutions this year, scheduling a well-woman exam is still a terrific...

Suffering from Heavy Periods? Consider Endometrial Ablation Dec 1st, 2019

Your period can be problematic. You may get it at an inopportune time (hello, beach vacation?), or you get cramps or backaches. Maybe you break out when it’s that time of the month. But one of the most common menstrual cycle complaints is heavy and prolonged bleeding.  The medical term...

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — What Now? Nov 1st, 2019

A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is an important part of a comprehensive well-woman exam. Why is it so important? A Pap smear is a screening test for abnormal cells, which can be a sign of cervical cancer or a sign of precancerous cells that may lead to...

How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health Oct 1st, 2019

For many women, menopause brings welcome changes, and for equally as many, menopause and perimenopause bring many unwelcome symptoms. For example, some women are happy to stop their monthly periods. But no one enjoys night sweats, thinning hair, and mood swings. Menopause officially starts when a woman stops menstruating for...

Losing Weight Lowers Your Risk of These Common Conditions Sep 1st, 2019

Losing weight can be challenging. That may be one of the reasons why about 70% of Americans are obese or overweight. Other reasons why Americans have such a hard time slimming down are that they’re too busy to exercise or shop for and cook healthy foods.  At the Center for...

BioTE: The Natural Way to Overcome a Hormone Imbalance Aug 1st, 2019

Menopause and age-related hormone imbalance can wreak havoc on your life. You may sometimes feel embarrassed or reluctant to discuss menopause symptoms or hormone issues, but the symptoms can be brutal and life-changing.  If you can’t talk about it, how can you find help? Hormonal imbalances are widespread. About 80%...

How Will Pregnancy Affect My Endometriosis Symptoms? Jul 1st, 2019

Endometriosis is a sometimes painful condition associated with infertility that affects about 11% of women — usually those in their 30s and 40s. Fortunately, there are many treatments to help you manage the symptoms of endometriosis and also to help you conceive if you’re struggling to get pregnant.  Researchers aren’t...

What Different Ultrasounds Can Tell Me About My Baby Jun 3rd, 2019

You’re certainly eager to meet the baby growing inside you. Nine months can seem like forever. Fortunately, ultrasounds can tell you a little bit about your baby as they grow. Different ultrasounds are done at various stages of your pregnancy, revealing different things about your child — such as gender...

10 Foods Expecting Mothers Should Be Eating May 1st, 2019

Eating a healthy diet during your pregnancy is essential. For starters, the food you eat and the nutrition you get directly affect the health of your unborn child. Secondly, when you’re healthier and stronger, you’re less likely to experience unpleasant pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and constipation and the more...

How Hereditary Cancer Screening Can Help You Apr 1st, 2019

Hereditary cancers are cancers that are the result of an inherited mutated gene from one, or both, of your parents. Having a mutated gene does not guarantee you will get cancer, but it does raise your risk for developing it. About 5-10% of cancers are passed down through families. When...

Get the Body You Want This Year with the Ideal Protein® Weight-Loss Method Mar 4th, 2019

About two-thirds of the US population is obese or overweight. With that statistic, it’s not surprising to learn that at any given time, 50% of women are on diets. Unfortunately, most diets don’t work. Studies show that about 95% of people on diets will regain any weight they lost within...

5 Steps You Can Take to Reduce Your Risk of Having a High-Risk Pregnancy Feb 11th, 2019

A high-risk pregnancy is a one with health complications that can affect the life or health of the baby and the mother. Fortunately, most pregnancies are without serious health complications. But even though only about 6-8% of pregnancies are considered high risk, those pregnancies can have serious adverse outcomes. The...

Bleeding During Pregnancy: What's Normal and What's Not? Jan 16th, 2019

Those nine months of pregnancy are often filled with joy and hope, and usually a little bit of fear and anxiety. These feelings are normal. We all want those nine months to go perfectly, but often they don’t go exactly as planned. Many women experience pregnancy symptoms that make them...

How Low Estrogen Can Affect Your Body Dec 7th, 2018

Estrogen is a very busy hormone for women throughout their lives. Men have some too, but women have more. Estrogen is primarily active in reproductive development and health for women, but its role is far greater than that. Estrogen is actually a group of sex hormones, each of them performing...

Top Things to Consider When Choosing a Birth Control Nov 16th, 2018

If you’re not ready to get pregnant, you already have the number of children you want, or you don’t want children at all, there are numerous ways to avoid pregnancy. The good news is there are more choices than ever. The bad news is there are more choices than ever....

The Negative Impact of Hormone Imbalance and How We Can Help Oct 17th, 2018

Hormones help regulate many of your bodily functions. They help you sleep through the night, have babies, grow hair, grow your body, metabolize food, and keep you warm, to name just a few functions that rely on hormones.If your hormones are imbalanced, this imbalance can have a significant impact on...

Why Is Prenatal Care So Important? Sep 14th, 2018

Prenatal care is the medical care you get throughout your pregnancy. Why is it important? Getting proper prenatal care is the best way to ensure that you give birth to a healthy baby and that you stay healthy throughout your pregnancy. The Office of Women’s Health reports that mothers who...

Tired of Being Overweight? Learn More About Our Weight Loss Plan Aug 13th, 2018

More than two-thirds of Americans are obese or overweight. It’s not surprising, therefore, to learn that a whopping 45 million Americans go on a diet every year. Sadly, most of those people either don’t stick to their diets and fail to reach their goal weight, or they lose the weight...

5 Reasons BioTE May Be Right for You Jul 3rd, 2018

Your endocrine system produces hormones that enter your bloodstream and help perform many bodily functions. They assist with growth, sexual development, reproductive health, metabolism, mood regulation, and other functions. As you age, hormone production slows down, creating an imbalance or deficit that can set a whole host of bodily functions...

10 Tips for Managing Morning Sickness Jun 19th, 2018

More than 50% of pregnant women experience morning sickness. For some, it can be mild, but for others, it can have a significant impact on quality of life. Our experts at Center for Women’s Health offer these strategies that you can use to nix the nausea.1. Start your morning out...

What Makes Our Ideal Protein Weight Loss Plan So Successful May 7th, 2018

Weight loss is a relatively simple process -- in theory. But executing the exercise and dietary changes necessary is not so easy, especially if you’re going it alone. The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol that we offer at the Center for Women’s Health provides you with the support and education...

Dos and Don'ts of Exercise During Pregnancy Apr 25th, 2018

There was a time when pregnancy was widely regarded as a delicate condition. Pregnant women were routinely advised to rest often and avoid any type of exertion. Today, we know that exercise is not only safe for most pregnant women, but it’s generally recommended.   As a board-certified OB/GYN with three...

Facts and Myths About Sex After Menopause Mar 30th, 2018

It’s not something most women look forward to, but menopause is not a disease without a cure or an illness you’re forced to suffer through. It’s a transition that’s essentially unstoppable, as your body moves from one phase of life to another. In the simplest of terms, menopause is the...

Gaining the Right Amount of Weight During Pregnancy Feb 21st, 2018

Nearly every pregnant woman has been encouraged to “eat for two” and enjoy food during a time when weight gain is a good thing. But overeating and gaining too much during the nine months of your pregnancy can actually do more harm than good -- to you and your baby....

What You Should Know About HPV Jan 29th, 2018

The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is garnering a lot of attention recently, thanks to efforts by the medical community and the United States government to increase awareness of this common sexually-transmitted infection. At Women’s Center for Health, we’re joining this effort in order to protect the health of our patients...

What Every Woman Should Know About HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention Jan 18th, 2018

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States among women. About 13,000 women develop cervical cancer each year, and about 4,000 of them die. Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papilloma virus, or HPV.The scoop on HPVThe human papillomavirus is a viral infection...

10 Tips for Managing Hot Flashes at Work Jan 3rd, 2018

Hot flashes affect up to three-quarters of women during perimenopause and menopause. You probably don’t need an explanation of what these episodes are like. They entail rising heat sensations on your skin, flushing in your face, and upper body sweating, along with a faster heartbeat and tingly fingers.Contrary to popular...

12 Tips for Getting Your Body Ready for Pregnancy Nov 21st, 2017

Some women have always known they want to have children, while others arrive at the decision after years of rumination. No matter which category you fall into, one thing’s probably certain: When you’re ready to have a baby, you’re ready!But prior to taking the plunge into parenthood — or adding...

What Every Woman Should Know About Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Nov 9th, 2017

Every year in the United States, more than 200,000 women find out that they have breast cancer. Although virtually all women carry some amount of risk for developing the disease, those with a family history generally carry a much higher risk.As a hereditary cancer screening specialist here at Center for...

The Benefits of Hormone Therapy Oct 4th, 2017

The Benefits of Hormone TherapyYou may already know what it’s like to have hot flashes caused by hormonal changes during menopause. You may not know that changes in your hormone levels can also cause exhaustion, weight gain, excessively dry skin, and loss of muscle mass. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)...

Our Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method Jul 31st, 2017

A Medically-Supervised Diet Focusing on Insulin That Really WorksWhether you’ve been battling weight gain since adolescence or only after having children, you’re hardly alone. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is a full-time struggle for most women. In fact, about 25% of all women in this country are overweight, while...

Ditch the Pill: 3 Birth Control Methods You Should Consider Jul 26th, 2017

Maybe you’ve tried birth control pills and didn’t like them, or perhaps you don’t want to be burdened with taking a pill every day to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. If so, and you’re looking for other methods of contraception, you’ve come to the right place. As an experienced OB/GYN well-versed...