It isn’t just your typical period pain
As we all know, periods can be painful, especially with intense cramps that often accompany them. Because of this, it is sometimes hard to distinguish between the typical monthly discomfort most women feel or if it could be something else. With endometriosis, however, the pain from cramps can be debilitating, almost to the point where you do not want to get out of bed. Other symptoms of endometriosis include pain in the back or legs, pain during or after sex, painful bowel movements, bleeding in between periods and fatigue.
It can take a very long time to be diagnosed and treated
An endometriosis diagnosis can be particularly tricky, usually because symptoms vary from woman to woman. In fact, it can sometimes take an upwards of 10 years to successfully diagnose the condition because women are commonly misdiagnosed. There are also sometimes no symptoms, and not everyone with period pain has endometriosis. Another possible indicator is that it can run in families. If you have a first degree relative with endometriosis, you may have a higher risk (about 7%) of getting it. Ultimately, the only way to diagnose endometriosis is through a laparoscopy.
It does not mean that you can’t have children
Endometriosis does not necessarily mean kids are off the table. Most women who have this condition can go on to have children. On the whole, though, it is believed that the chances of fertility complications increase with the severity of endometriosis and with age.
The condition cannot be cured, but it can be treated.
One of the most common treatments for endometriosis is laparoscopic excision surgery, in which a doctor can remove lesions. However, these can be difficult to remove because the tissue is attached from both above and below. Another method used is hormone birth control, which can aid in the thinning of uterine tissue, which can prevent swelling and cramping.
Finding the right doctor to help is imperative
It is important to find a doctor with experience in treating endometriosis. This person should take the time to carefully go through all of your symptoms and ask the proper, detailed questions necessary to appropriately diagnose the condition. They should also be able to express any surgical options and any other alternative treatment options.
For more information on endometriosis and a team of experts skilled in treating this condition, please contact Advanced OBGYN.
Ever wonder how you can help the redness in your face, the broken blood vessels you see around the nose and cheek area, or how about all that discoloration???
They call this Three For Me because in one treatment you can help three different skin issues. IPL (Intense Pulse Light) treats your discoloration for a more even skin tone. This could range from brown spots, freckles or even age spots that we get from years of sun exposure. At the same time, it can treat your facial veins/redness in the face. Those stubborn broken blood vessels can be so annoying! Next, you have Frax, which is a “microbeam” laser technology that will help give your skin have a smoother looking appearance. It helps with fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring and texture of your skin.
Welcome to the new era of combining treatments
safely in one sitting to help your utmost skin concerns!!
Say hello to Three For Me from Cynosure’s Icon technology!!
You may have some slight discomfort as some patients may describes as a “rubber band snap”. You do have the option for numbing (usually for about 30 minutes long) and this does make the procedure more comfortable for you, but plan on being in our office for roughly an hour. After the treatment is done, you will experience that of a “sunburn” like effect, slight swelling and redness for about 2-3 days. However, you may apply ice packs to help and you can definitely wear makeup to help conceal some of the redness.
At Advanced OBGYN-Med Spa, we do recommend a series of at least 3 treatments to achieve optimal results about 4-5 weeks apart with maintenance treatment to follow in the future. Once you complete your treatments, enjoy the beauty of Three For Me and see how much smoother, brighter and more radiant your skin is.
Blue light sound familiar to you?
Probably not, it is also known as high energy visible (HEV) light. It comes from your computers, TVs and smart phones.
As published in Shape Magazine’s November issue; HEV is said to penetrate the skin more deeply than UV rays and damage collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. There is some evidence that the light may also worsen pigmentation problems, such as Melasma (brown splotches). There is no true evidence tying it to skin cancers and deep wrinkles. Although it is still too new for long-term study results. Even if you wear your sunscreen daily, many formulas don’t protect against HEV. ZO Skin Health, by Dr. Zein Obaji,MD introduces the latest skin care science to deliver at-home products with in-office strength. Ossential Daily Power and Defense was recognized in Shape Magazine as “definitely worth investing in”.
DPD is working double duty to help hydrate and protect against HEV light. It’s great for all skin types to help DNA repair and antioxidant protection.
At Advanced OBGYN- Med Spa we are thrilled to have ZO Skin Health in our office and are able give our patients not only the treatment, but the protection their skin needs!!
Our physicians are deeply saddened by the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought to the Greater Houston area. Please review the below list for some resources that can help those affected recover and move forward from the impacts of this storm.
Applying for Federal Disaster Assistance
Phone: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
Phone (TTY): 1-800-462-7585
Filing a Claim: https://www.fema.gov/nfip-file-your-claim
Harvey Rumor Central: https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey-rumor-control
Find Your Towed Car
Recovering from a Disaster
The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross, a nationally recognized nonprofit that provides assistance after disasters such as Tropical Storm Harvey, is offering several disaster relief and recovery resources throughout the community.
Disaster Relief & Recovery Services: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services
Home Relief Assistance
Houston’s First Baptist Church: Download and fill out request form for assistance by clicking here.
Christ Evangelical Presbyterian: Download and fill out request form for assistance by clicking here.
Second Baptist Church: Download and fill out request form for assistance by clicking here.
Mattress Firm Voucher
The United Way of Greater Houston
The United Way of Greater Houston, which has long been a valued partner of Memorial Hermann’s, has established a fund to help with storm-related needs and recovery in our community. You can also receive help by dialing 2-1-1.
Also, the United Way of Greater Houston has provided an After the Storm guide to help those affected recover. Visit the webpage to view and download the guide by clicking here: https://www.unitedwayhouston.org/flood/after-the-storm
THA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund
In addition, the Texas Hospital Association have created the THA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund to help hospital employees who experienced significant property loss or damage during Harvey.
Texas Department of Insurance
Help After Harvey: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/consumer/storms/helpafterharvey.html
Houston Emergency Operations
Health Precautions: https://www.houstonemergency.org/precautions-to-avoid-the-health-effects-of-disasters/
In May, Advanced Obgyn hosted an Icon™ & Three for Me Laser Treatment event at our offices! The evening included delicious hor d’oeuvres, refreshments, an in-depth presentation on Icon™ Laser Hair Removal and Three For Me as well as exclusive deals on Skinceuticals, Revitalash and ZO Skin Health and Skin Better products.
Our guests learned all about the extensive benefits of the Icon Cynosure™ laser hair reduction treatment. This procedure works by using a safe laser beam that passes through the skin and to individual hair follicles on the body. The laser’s heat prevents the hair follicle from growing again, all while avoiding any potential damage to the skin. It is a quick and simple procedure, as a treatment usually only takes a few minutes to complete. Smaller areas, such as hair around the lips, takes very few minutes, while larger areas, such as the legs, take up to an hour maximum.
Our guests also learned that this procedure is a true time saver! This treatment is easy to schedule, as only a few visits are needed to complete the entire process. Sessions are typically scheduled about 4-8 weeks apart, dependent upon what area of the body the patient is wanting permanent laser hair removal.
Browse photos below of guests learning more about the permanent laser hair removal treatment and don’t hesitate to contact our office for more information on the benefits of this procedure and others offered at Advanced Obgyn!
Aesthetics products available at Advanced OBGYN
SkinCeuticals® & skinbetter™ science products available at Advanced OBGYN
skinbetter™ science product display
RevitaLash® goody bags for guests
For more information, please contact Advanced OBGYN at (713) 465-5966.