Category: Medical

What women need to know about Lichen Sclerosus.

What women need to know about Lichen Sclerosus.

Lichen Sclerosus is a non-cancerous, inflammatory disease the results in scarring and atrophy or hyperplasia in the tissues usually the genital area. Women are more susceptible with an onset usually postmenopausal. The etiology is unknown but factors that may contribute are autoimmune disorders, diabetes, or thyroid disorders. Patients may have no complaints or may have…

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Diabetes and menopause: A twin challenge

Diabetes and menopause: A twin challenge

Menopause, and perimenopause, may present a unique women’s health challenge if you have diabetes. Read this blog to learn what to expect and how to control symptoms during your menopause transition.

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PCOS: The Causes & How to Spot It

PCOS: The Causes & How to Spot It

What disease affects up to 20% of reproductive-age women worldwide? Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a common women’s health disorder stemming from the inability to produce enough estrogen.

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How to stay educated about women’s health and hormone therapy?

How to stay educated about women’s health and hormone therapy?

A century ago, the average American woman’s life span was about 50 years due to innumerable dangers and diseases. Most women didn’t live long enough to be concerned about menopause or women’s health changes that occur with age. Today, average life expectancy for American women is about 81 years of age, and that number is…

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What is Endometriosis, and How Do I Stop the Endometriosis Pain?

What is Endometriosis, and How Do I Stop the Endometriosis Pain?

Although endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women, many have never heard of the disease. It is commonly associated with debilitating pain, hormonal imbalances, and painful and prolonged periods. Dr. Bhatia explains endometriosis and what steps women should take to diagnose and treat this condition.

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San Antonio Obstetrician and Gynecologist – 37 years in the making!

San Antonio Obstetrician and Gynecologist – 37 years in the making!

Dr. Bhatia highlights some of her favorite experiences and why she should serve as your obstetrician and gynecologist (hint: not many physicians can boast 37 years in solo practice in any field!)

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Primary Chemotherapy as Good as Primary Surgery for Advanced Ovarian Cancer?

Platinum-based chemotherapy followed by delayed surgery appears to be an effective and safe alternative to primary surgical debulking followed by chemotherapy in women newly diagnosed with advanced ovarian carcinoma, according to results from the CHORUS noninferiority trial.

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Subclinical Hyperthyroidism May Increase Fracture Risk

A study of over 70,000 patients has linked subclinical hyperthyroidism to increased risk for hip, spine, and other fractures.

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To Promote Breastfeeding, Fewer Hospitals Hand Out Formula

Fewer U.S. hospitals are giving away free infant formula, a new study finds, a shift that may help encourage more new mothers to breastfeed.

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New Study on ‘Very Hot Topic’ in BRCA Testing

Multigene panels have equal accuracy in detecting BRCA mutations compared with BRCA-only tests, and also provide patients with more information about their risk for hereditary breast cancer.

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