Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy is the most common treatment for spider veins.  A tiny needle is used to inject the veins with a saline solution or detergent that irritates the lining of the vein, collapsing the vein. The vein will eventually reabsorb making the vein disappear. What causes spider veins? The cause for these veins is unclear, but…

Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels on the face. Sometimes it can be mistaken as adult acne, although Rosacea was one of the first skin disorders described in medical texts in the early 19th century, experts are still unaware of its cause. This condition affects both women and…

Sleep and Menopause

Sleep difficulties and insomnia are a common problem among women during menopause due to hormonal fluctuations, hot flashes and night sweats which commonly interfere with a restful night’s sleep. According to a recent study, disturbed sleep is present in 40-70% of women in the menopausal transition.  Results of the study concluded that women with insomnia, compared…

Fertility and Toxicity: The Powerful Effects of Endocrine Disruptors

Infertility, defined as the inability to conceive after 1 year of unprotected intercourse, is increasing. Fertility rates in the United States have been declining since 1980, reaching the lowest rate in 2009, at 64.1 per 1000 women aged 15 to 44, according to the National Vital Statistic Report published in 2010.  Genetic changes cannot explain this…