Men Arent What They Used To Be

Men. They really are different. They are psycho-socially different, this has provided for generations of standup comedy material about their inability to ask for directions when they are driving and lost, as well as their inability to move toward a restroom in groups. They got issues. I learned a lot about this when studying and teaching psychotherapy. It seems you cant get men into psychotherapy unless they are adolescents, post-andropause, or gay. Men have issues with their fathers. The Oedipal complex, named after the famous king of Greek mythology who killed his dad and married his mom, is something that is supposed to get resolved in the human. Freud seemed to think a young man is in good shape if Momma loves him. He has to feel somehow, symbolically, he has somehow progressed beyond dad. They got mythology and symbols, yes, even the heterosexual ones. Robert Bly, in his book Iron John, treats this subject lavishly. Hes got a current website and more recent work, as well. Men are not what they used to be, physiologically. The people who wrote this study make it sound like this is an isolated study and you cannot infer anything from it. I have learned that this is not an unusual state of affairs for people whose research is picked up by a major news service. I am not denying that modern lifestyle changes may be contributing, in part at least, to the fact that men have less sperm and less viable sperm than ever. I am saying that these are far from the first people who have wondered about this. It only takes a little bit of searching to find the true state of the art of assessment of mens sperm counts. Leave it to those frisky Brits to write a really good review! Men just dont have that much good, viable sperm. Seems like the percentage of viable sperm is somewhere between 15% and 40% most of the time. This is very different from 90% or so in bulls and other farmyard type animals. Of course, farmyard animals are not generally equipped with televisions so they are forced to roam their green spaces to keep from getting bored. I am not saying that women are without infertility problems. They may be harder to measure. Sperm counts are things you can, well, count. I rarely hear women complain to me about infertility lowering their sense of self-esteem. I have many male patients who have crowed to me that reminds me, roosters seem to do pretty well about their number of baby mamas and dependent children. Enough to somehow secure them a reliable income. Actually, it seems that male infertility problems are more affected by what a mommy is exposed to while dear son is in the womb. I think many men will take pleasure in being able to blame their mothers for their infertility. And yet, this is not as definitive as a vasectomy. I mean, I once had a patient who had a few little copies of his post vasectomy confirmation of a sperm count of zero or so, and used them to pick up women. Fifteen to forty percent viability is simply not low enough to do this. Sorry, guys. There are a couple of things that I am a little sure men do on their own that will likely lower their sperm counts. Although this is not necessarily a definite 100% true finding from the scientific literature, anything that is estrogen or estrogen-like that gets into a male body might do this. I mean, most of male to female transgendered patients report a diminished interest in male role sexual activity. I remember vividly at least one who fathered a child while on estrogens, but that was admittedly the exception rather than the rule. There are an awful lot of estrogen-like compounds out there. A lot of them are in plant materials, thus known as phytoestrogens phyte means plant in Greek. As luck would have it, perhaps the two substances which I believe are most sought after by adolescent males are rich in phytoestrogens. Marijuana and beer. This could be the start of the extinction of the species. Author’s Bio: Estelle Toby Goldstein, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice in San Diego, CA. Practicing Medicine Since 1981 In her medical career, she has studied in Europe and Canada as well as the USA. She has attended specialty training beyond medical school in the fields of general surgery, neurology and neurosurgery and psychiatry (specializing in psychopharmacology). Experienced In Many Situations She has worked in a variety of positions, including: Fireman/EMT Medical school professor General and Orthopedic surgeon Brain surgeon Army Medical Corps psychiatrist Prison psychiatrist Community Mental Health Center staff Consultant to a major transplant hospital Drug researcher Whatever It Takes! She currently has her own indepenent clinic in San Diego where she is concentrating on what she calls Mind/Body medicine or Integrative Medicine. Her practice is cash-only, doesnt accept insurance or government payments, and she operates on the concierge, or private doctor practice model to give her patients the absolute best quality of care and the highest level of confidentiality. Dr. Goldsteins philosophy is Whatever It Takes! Her goal is to do everything possible to solve whatever problem she is presented. This includes seeing patients as quickly as possible not making them wait weeks for an appointment. This includes making appointments days, nights, weekends or holidays. This includes making house-calls. And it includes using the best, most innovative treatments available most of which are unknown to standard, mainstream doctors. Her focus is on transitioning patients away from prescription drugs and onto natural substances. She is also a master practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique, a powerful and dynamic form of energy psychology that usually brings quicker results than traditional psychotherapy. ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) { window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] }, }, var unit = {‘calltype’:’async[2]’,’publisher’:’selfgrowth’,’width’:300,’height’:250,’sid’:’Chitika Default’}, var placement_id = window.CHITIKA.units.length, window.CHITIKA.units.push(unit), }()),

Implants and Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure in which the surgeon would insert implants beneath the breasts for enlarging them. The size and type of implants depend on various factors such as the desired size of the breasts, anatomy of the breasts, elasticity and thickness of the breasts and the type of body. The procedure is also known as augmentation mammoplasty. The surgeon may use breast implants for: Enlargement of small breasts Restoration of breast volume after breastfeeding, pregnancy or weight reduction Correcting the asymmetry of breasts Reconstruction of breasts after injury or mastectomy If a woman is concerned about the appearance of her breasts, then breast augmentation surgery is definitely a great option for boosting her self confidence and self-esteem. What are the types of implants the surgeons commonly use? Saline implants This is a silicone envelope in which varying amount of sterile saline water i.e. salt water is filled. The feel, firmness and the shape of breasts can be affected by it. If there is leakage in the shell of implants, then the saline implant collapses and the body absorbs and naturally expels the saline water. Silicone implants It is a silicone envelope in which silicone gel is filled. It provides a feel like that of natural breast tissue. If there is leakage of implants, the gel remains within the implant shell or may escape into the breast tissue or the scar capsule. The Procedure Usually, the surgeon uses general anesthesia for performing the procedure. The following steps are involved in the procedure: An incision is made by the surgeon. The location is decided during consultation. It would depend on different factors such as the scarring tendency, the physical makeup, and the size and type of implants. The surgeon may make the incision either beneath the breast, around the areola or in the armpit. The implant is inserted into its proper position. Then, the surgeon closes the incision and applies dressings. Various things are to be taken into consideration before opting for breast augmentation with implants: Droopy breasts are not corrected by breast augmentation. A breast lift surgery may also be required, along with augmentation to lift sagging breasts. The ability for breastfeeding may be affected by the procedure of augmentation using breast implants. There is no guarantee that the implants would last for a lifetime and there would be no need for surgery henceforth. In future, replacement of implants may also be needed. Always consider the financial cost. Smoking has to be given up if you are planning to undergo this procedure. Author’s Bio: Breast augmentation with implants is ideal for women with breasts that have become smaller after pregnancy, are too small or poorly formed, are disproportionate to the overall physique, and need restoration following a mastectomy. For more information visit www.bodysculptbreastaugmentation.com ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) { window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] }, }, var unit = {‘calltype’:’async[2]’,’publisher’:’selfgrowth’,’width’:300,’height’:250,’sid’:’Chitika Default’}, var placement_id = window.CHITIKA.units.length, window.CHITIKA.units.push(unit), }()),

Mental Health In Women

Maybe if its all in your head, its in your brain chemistry We women have spent so long and worked so hard for equality in rights, in education, and at work, that it may actually be hard to talk about how we are different. The World Health Organization has been working on this, and knows a lot about what is going on. Illnesses of the mind, problems with thinking and feeling and living, are only identified by doctors less than half the time. Three out of five people who have this kind of problem wait less than a year before seeing a doctor. This is true of both sexes. But it is hard to find ways to get people to really believe that it is not possible to fix a problem until you admit that you have one. Depression is twice as common in women as it is in men. It is actually on its way to becoming the second leading cause of inability to work around the globe. Various kinds of nervousness and anxiety disorders are more prevalent in women, too. Asking for treatment is the first step. Yes it is tough, but all providers seem to know more about how to recognize this than they did not long ago. There are medically specialized providers psychiatrists like me who can give medications, and look at what is going on chemically, offering alternative treatments, too. There are psychologists, who do testing and psychotherapy a specialized kind of talking that can help change peoples brain chemistry somewhat, too. I just wish people especially women were not so reluctant as they often are to tell a professional what is wrong. We are not interested in labeling people, nor in trying to force people to do what they do not want to do. Women are more often victims of violence than men. They need to discuss this with the professionals who take care of them. I am always just a little flattered when patients tell me I am easy to talk to, or that my being a woman myself makes things easier. Sometimes people, especially women, wonder if there is a way to be protected against anxiety and depression. It seems as if people who have some control over what they do in life, and the ability to make some decisions for themselves about what they want to do in life especially when they have to react to the serious problems that life can and does bring. We know that support from family, friends and professionals who care is precious. The womens movement of the 60s has become something more mature. In the 90s we could talk about the empowerment of women. Now we are looking at more possibilities for women to grow more as whole people, to become more intelligent and strong than ever in history. Author’s Bio: Practicing Medicine Since 1981 In her medical career, she has studied in Europe and Canada as well as the USA. She has attended specialty training beyond medical school in the fields of general surgery, neurology and neurosurgery and psychiatry (specializing in psychopharmacology). Experienced In Many Situations She has worked in a variety of positions, including: Fireman/EMT Medical school professor General and Orthopedic surgeon Brain surgeon Army Medical Corps psychiatrist Prison psychiatrist Community Mental Health Center staff Consultant to a major transplant hospital Drug researcher Whatever It Takes! She currently has her own indepenent clinic in San Diego where she is concentrating on what she calls Mind/Body medicine or Integrative Medicine. Her practice is cash-only, doesnt accept insurance or government payments, and she operates on the concierge, or private doctor practice model to give her patients the absolute best quality of care and the highest level of confidentiality. Dr. Goldsteins philosophy is Whatever It Takes! Her goal is to do everything possible to solve whatever problem she is presented. This includes seeing patients as quickly as possible not making them wait weeks for an appointment. This includes making appointments days, nights, weekends or holidays. This includes making house-calls. And it includes using the best, most innovative treatments available most of which are unknown to standard, mainstream doctors. Her focus is on transitioning patients away from prescription drugs and onto natural substances. She is also a master practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique, a powerful and dynamic form of energy psychology that usually brings quicker results than traditional psychotherapy. ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) { window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] }, }, var unit = {‘calltype’:’async[2]’,’publisher’:’selfgrowth’,’width’:300,’height’:250,’sid’:’Chitika Default’}, var placement_id = window.CHITIKA.units.length, window.CHITIKA.units.push(unit), }()),

Chocolate Cysts: How do they Affect Your Fertility?

Have your periods been too painful lately? Have you felt an excruciating pain during an intercourse of late? Do you have a pelvic pain and abdominal swelling? Have you been unable to bear the cramps? If you find any of these symptoms bothering you, it is time to consult at the best IVF clinic in India as there are high chances you could be diagnosed with chocolate cysts. What is a Chocolate Cyst? Chocolate Cysts, a type of ovarian cyst, occurs with endometriosis, and are named so as they are filled with excess old blood which has turned dark red or chocolate brown in colour. How Do They Occur? The endometrial tissue in ones body is likely to change with the amount of hormones in the body. The estrogen and progesterone levels, during menstrual cycle, will usually irritate the extra endome-trial tissue, thereby causing swelling and pain. As this endometrial tissue with an abnormal growth does not exit the body along with the healthier tissues, it gets trapped in the ovaries, forming ovarian cysts. Does it Affect Your Fertility? Chocolate cysts are quite common and occur in almost 30-40% of the women with endometriosis. While it is a common notion that chocolate cysts are likely to cause infertility, it may not be the case for everyone. Studies reveal that they do not always affect your fertility. Chocolate cysts forms as extremely small lesions on the ovaries, and is generally not a matter of concern. Nevertheless, cysts that grow considerably or cause excessive pain during periods can have a bearing on ones fertility as they stay in the reproductive system and interfere with the monthly shedding of uterine lining. Larger chocolate cysts are also known to lessen the egg quality. How to Treat Chocolate Cysts? While there are several treatments like laparoscopic surgery available for removal of chocolate cysts, most of the best IVF doctors in India recommend leaving the small, painless cysts as they are, as there is a chance of creating scar tissue during the removal, which can worsen the cyst or damage healthy ovarian tissue. Nonethe-less, large and painful cysts need to be treated or removed through surgery at the earliest as its content can enter the pelvic cavity if it ruptures. Large cysts, which are likely to cause damage to the ova-ries or affect the egg quality and ovarian reserve, happen to be a cause for concern, and need to be treated by medical profession-als. Apart from surgery, there are several natural therapies which can tackle small chocolate cysts. These therapies include fertility cleansing, antimicrobial herbal formula, nutrient dense fertility diet and balancing excess estrogen with diindolylmethane. For women suffering from fertility problems due to chocolate cysts, the above mentioned natural therapies are more beneficial than the surgical treatments for their infertility treatment in Delhi. Author’s Bio: Gaudium IVF being one of the best IVF clinic in Delhi, is a trusted name for providing topnotch facilities and high success rates. Visit today for an expert consultation from Dr Manika Khanna, a leading IVF specialist in Delhi. ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) { window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] }, }, var unit = {‘calltype’:’async[2]’,’publisher’:’selfgrowth’,’width’:300,’height’:250,’sid’:’Chitika Default’}, var placement_id = window.CHITIKA.units.length, window.CHITIKA.units.push(unit), }()),

Are you in search of IVF clinic Nepal????

IVF clinic Nepal is functioning as the alternative site where in vitro fertility treatment is contributed to achieving victorious pregnancy. Those who are the childless couple they can assume the desirability of the child in their life. Actually yes absence of child make the path of life very dark and so to enlighten those darkness researchers found an alternative solution. IVF clinic Nepal defines IVF as the auxiliary method can be attained by fusion of male and female gamete evolving an embryo in the laboratory. There are divergent IVF techniques such as : ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection): It can be attained by injecting an individual sperm into an egg. IUI (intrauterine insemination): It can be attained by insemination of sperm into a women uterus to increase the number of sperm. IVF clinic Nepal is located in different cities of Nepal such as: Kathmandu, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj, and Pokhara. These all city are the well smart city of Nepal.IVF clinic Nepal has made infertile couple life very smooth because now they don’t have to move to another place. IVF also includes surrogacy which is of two types that is traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. Here, traditional surrogacy can be attained by placing an embryo into a womb of the biological mother and in traditional surrogacy, there is a genetic link between mother and child. But in Gestational surrogacy, a lady is hired by couple or referral clinic and an embryo of biological mother is placed into a womb of the hired lady. IVF centre Nepal is providing an excellent in vitro fertility treatment for an overall infertile couple. Here overall mean for entire world those who have requirement they are most welcome because IVF centre Nepal comprises the bundle of best services required during IVF treatment and the treatment is proceeded by well skilled and experienced doctors having a great success rate with an economical and reasonable cost. IVF centre Nepal is cooperating with each other with a great dignity. Its main purpose is not to lose hope of infertile couple because where there is positive hope then only success can be attained. From the overall study, it is determined that while selecting the destination of IVF treatment than be alert and but don’t take burden because IVF centre Nepal is considered as the best location where you can overall services. Source: http://articles.pubarticles.com/how-to-are-you-in-search-of-ivf-clinic-nepal-1513380045,1728221.html Author’s Bio: IVF clinic Nepal is functioning as the alternative site where in vitro fertility treatment is contributed to achieving victorious pregnancy. ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) { window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] }, }, var unit = {‘calltype’:’async[2]’,’publisher’:’selfgrowth’,’width’:300,’height’:250,’sid’:’Chitika Default’}, var placement_id = window.CHITIKA.units.length, window.CHITIKA.units.push(unit), }()),

Psychological aspects of infertility

Fertility is of a very high virtue in our society. Having at least one child is all we need as it is one of the most basic human motivations. A woman tries to prepare herself to give birth and enjoy the path of motherhood since a very young age. So, when a couple discovers that all the attempts to conceive are failing, it is like an emotional pit for them and they touch ground zero. Giving birth to a child and starting a family is an important expectation of the society. But being helpless is not the case these days. In the last ten years, advances in reproductive medicine have made the treatment of infertility a very successful prospect, which has given hope and success to thousands of couples. Even though there are many hi-tech solutions available these days to overcome the problem of infertility, the social aspect of it continue to haunt the couple till they conceive. Lets have a look on the major psychological aspects of infertility: 1. How to tell the family This is top most worry of all the infertile couples. They just do not know how to break the news of their inability to have a child naturally to their immediate families. In India, the grand-parents-to-be attach lot of value to the womens ability to get pregnant and it is an emotionally and physically draining thing when she is unable to conceive. 2. Medication side effects -Drugs that are used to treat infertility cause many side effects. Infertility medications lead to depression and other mood disorders. It is pretty hard to know in advance what medicine will cause what kind of side effect. In case, you are on infertility drugs and experience some changes in your behavior and/or lifestyle then it is very important to consult a doctor at the earliest. 3. Financial worries – Costs of these treatments are not low, that is a surely known fact. If someone does not have sufficient income, its almost impossible for them to try out any infertility treatments with their own money. It is pretty heavy on the pocket and hence the decision should be made after an elaborate discussion with the family members. Medical insurance in India doesnt cover infertility treatment. 4. Choices and results Yes, the probability of you conceiving even after getting the best infertility treatment is modest at best. A woman might suffer from multiple miscarriages even after conceiving successfully and even if everything goes right, the couple might be terrified of what next? And in case of older couples, the situation is far tougher. The age factor, the resources, the stamina, everything plays a key role here. 5. Treatment failure The treatment might be an absolute failure too. However, hope is a very big virtue in the fertility treatments and you are well advised to be optimistic and also be mature enough to take things in your stride even if you fail to conceive. 6. When to stop It is a very difficult question but you must answer it as soon as possible for your own benefit. Think before damaging your relationship. 7. Donor stress In case you are an egg or a sperm donor, even that area is not stress free. One tends to have a need to know if his or her donation was taken well care of and if it helped someone or not. These and many more psychological aspects of dealing with infertility might put one in distress. But there are so many counselors and help groups to work out with infertile couples. Therefore, do not worry till you absolutely have to! Author’s Bio: Dr. Sunita Tandulwadkar is one of the leading gynecologist in the country. She has been providing dedicated services in the area of women’s health with specialty in the management of infertility and laparoscopic surgery for the past two decades. Her entire team works with tremendous passion, dedication and team spirit. She has also published a lot many books and articles on Fertility, IVF, Enhancing Endoscopic Surgeries and many more.http://www.infertilityinindia.com/psychological-aspects-of-infertility/ ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) { window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] }, }, var unit = {‘calltype’:’async[2]’,’publisher’:’selfgrowth’,’width’:300,’height’:250,’sid’:’Chitika Default’}, var placement_id = window.CHITIKA.units.length, window.CHITIKA.units.push(unit), }()),

Psychiatrists Dont Just Talk About Sex

I think this was said to me for the first, last, and only time at the first, last and only mixer for singles I went to in Wichita, Kansas. I dont remember the mans name or face, but I do remember how he responded to my answer to his inquiry about what I did for a living. Psychiatrist? That sounds like a fun job. You probably get to talk about sex all the time. My response was undistinguished. No, not really. But his response to my response was even worse. Huh? What do you talk about, then? I mean they pay you for talking. It still doesnt sound like a bad job&hellip,. Strange how some conversations stay with you. I guess this one shocked me at the time because it was my first serious brush with what just plain folks thought about psychiatrists. I went on to tell him how people usually talked about emotional pain and worries, being really nervous or sad and depressed or worrying a lot. By this time, he found a way to curtail the conversation as his gaze became fixed on a woman somewhere across the room who he had obviously perceived as more attractive than me. I guess I have been a bit of a manual laborer when I was a surgeon. But aside from that, I never saw myself as doing anything but talking for a living. Not that it is anything like conversational or fun talk. Very focused. Often I have to interrupt or redirect a patient to ask pointed questions in order to get the information I need to make a crucial decision about diagnosis or treatment. Most folks dont mind much but some live this as extremely difficult. I do try to get a marital history, maybe a relationship history. When sexuality comes into it, there is certainly nothing titillating about it. Usually it seems to be a woman telling me about poor treatment by a husband or lover. Such treatment ranges from insensitivity or indifference to severe physical abuse. I thank them for honoring me with their confidence. There are certainly male victims of abuse, too. But it says something about sex roles that women rarely try to impress me with their physical attributes. Oh, sometimes one will complain to me about what a terrible burden it is to go through life with excessively large (and seductive) breasts, even pointing out to me that I do not look like someone who would empathize with that sort of problem. But it is not terribly rare to see a male human who is a bit on the manicky side tell me about his great sexual prowess and abilities. I plead professionality (which generally seems to accomplish surprisingly little) and show off my lovely wedding ring, which generally seems to wield a bit more power of dissuasion. I dont think anyone is actually terribly shy about discussing sex, in this day and age. I see some people, however, who tell me things are just fine, and it may not be necessary or helpful for me to try to dig deeper. I see other people who are downright obsessed with sex people to whom I often hear myself saying something like You just cant do sex 24/7. You have to at least talk to other people, maybe earn a living or such. So what I do hear, if someone tells me about sex, can be cruel and even repulsive. In the days when I took some lectures in psychoanalysis at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, KS (now relocated to Houston, TX), the full-time students of psychoanalysis underwent a desensitization process that included they told me standing in the middle of a room with pornographic movies, perhaps a bit heavy on the sadomasochism, being projected on all four walls. I was not enrolled in that particular curriculum. Me, I was turned off of the study of psychoanalysis early on, when a bearded Freudian scholar told me that women could not have real friendship with each other as they had to compete with each other for mates. Me, I thought then (and still think now) that sisterhood is powerful and that men sublimate (or at least repress) an inclination to murder or violence by engaging in competitive sports. Nevertheless, the classic (Freudian) notion that we all have deep animalistic urges that need to be sublimated (or repressed) to get through life rings true. His concepts of id, superego, and ego are useful, and cannot be disregarded, even by a medical-model pharmacologist like me. I am surely not the first one who noticed their similarity to nefesh, ruah and neshumah, ancient rabbinical (yes, Jewish) concepts. But the medical society of Vienna was doubtlessly not terribly evolved in any knowledge of or interest in such matters. (NOTE: Freud was Jewish, in case you didnt know) Basically, the superego is our high-minded morality, the id is our animal nature, and the ego is our daily reality, the part of our lives that tries to get things done, schlogging through life trying to reconcile the two. Sometimes I see people who surprise me a bit by being feral more like a wild beast than a civilized human. Me, I am all kinds of citified and gentrified. Some have even opined that I am overeducated, but that was usually the opinion of men I dated prior to dating my husband, some of whom engaged in manual labor although they did not appear to have yet evolved opposable thumbs. I have been surprised, for example, by men who live in rural areas who have told me about expressing feelings of ownership of or dominion over land, by urinating on it. I really dont know how to explain this any other way except id, or animal instinct. The concepts of transference and counter transference are another precious gift from the Freudians. Every time a person enters into a room to start a new relationship, they carry the baggage of every relationship they had before. People relate to me in certain ways because I am female. A female with authority and, as some friends have said, more degrees than a thermometer. This is transference the aspect of sex I have to deal with every day. When I was heavier, people thought I reminded them of their mothers. Now that I am thinner, even though I am older, it is sometimes an old girlfriend or sister or (heaven help us all) an ex-wife. These feelings and memories are so powerful, so real, that they can be a serious handle on understanding relationship patterns and problems. Ours is still a young and imperfect specialty, but this is far cry from getting jollies by talking about sex. If there is a new taboo that has replaced sex, it might be talking about money. People who dont know where their next meal is coming from are often ashamed to tell me, even though I have pretty much figured out how to get them financial benefits and send emergency food to their houses. Money and Sex societys major taboos. Its not all that we shrinks talk about but I have to admit these topics take up a lot of our day. Author’s Bio: Estelle Toby Goldstein, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice in San Diego, CA. Practicing Medicine Since 1981 In her medical career, she has studied in Europe and Canada as well as the USA. She has attended specialty training beyond medical school in the fields of general surgery, neurology and neurosurgery and psychiatry (specializing in psychopharmacology). Experienced In Many Situations She has worked in a variety of positions, including: Fireman/EMT Medical school professor General and Orthopedic surgeon Brain surgeon Army Medical Corps psychiatrist Prison psychiatrist Community Mental Health Center staff Consultant to a major transplant hospital Drug researcher Whatever It Takes! She currently has her own indepenent clinic in San Diego where she is concentrating on what she calls Mind/Body medicine or Integrative Medicine. Her practice is cash-only, doesnt accept insurance or government payments, and she operates on the concierge, or private doctor practice model to give her patients the absolute best quality of care and the highest level of confidentiality. Dr. Goldsteins philosophy is Whatever It Takes! Her goal is to do everything possible to solve whatever problem she is presented. This includes seeing patients as quickly as possible not making them wait weeks for an appointment. This includes making appointments days, nights, weekends or holidays. This includes making house-calls. And it includes using the best, most innovative treatments available most of which are unknown to standard, mainstream doctors. Her focus is on transitioning patients away from prescription drugs and onto natural substances. She is also a master practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique, a powerful and dynamic form of energy psychology that usually brings quicker results than traditional psychotherapy. The Experts Expert She has written an advice column in a daily newspaper and hosted a weekly call-in radio show, and now is enjoying the freedom of speaking her mind on this blog. ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) { window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] }, }, var unit = {‘calltype’:’async[2]’,’publisher’:’selfgrowth’,’width’:300,’height’:250,’sid’:’Chitika Default’}, var placement_id = window.CHITIKA.units.length, window.CHITIKA.units.push(unit), }()),

How Assisted Hatching can help Infertility issues

Assisted Hatching is an advanced technique of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) provided by Ruby Hall Clinic under the expert guidance of Dr. Sunita Tandulwadkar that greatly improve the chances of embryo implantation. In India, many couples are affected by infertility issues and one of the main causes is the inability of the embryo to complete the process of hatching. Ruby Hall Clinic provides an advanced scientific technique of Assisted Hatching that has helped many couples with repeated IVF failures fulfill their dream of having children. Dr. Sunita Tandulwadkar is considered one of the top experts in IVF treatment and advanced endoscopic surgery in India. Her IVF-Endoscopy Center at Ruby Hall Clinic has the most advanced ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) facilities. Why is Assisted Hatching required? In normal conception, before the embryo attaches itself to the womb’s wall, it has to hatch out of its outer layer, which is known as Zona Pellucida. However, the embryo of certain women has a thick zona pellucid layer, which decreases the hatching capacity of the embryo. This is especially frustrating when IVF procedure is used, and it fails to implant the embryo in the uterus. Secondly, lab IVF procedures are known to harden the zona layer, since the embryo lacks the natural fallopian tube environment where it is continuously exposed to enzymes that limit the hardening. Therefore, Assisted Hatching is recommended for – Women having poor quality of embryo Women who are trying to get pregnant after 38 years Where IVF attempts have failed Thick zona pellucida Assisted Hatching Procedure Fertility experts have discovered that when the outer layer of zona pellicuda is thin, the embryo has a better chance of implanting after IVF. Even though Assisted Hatching does not improve the quality of the embryo, the procedure makes a hole in the zona pellicuda layer to facilitate the implantation. Assisted Hatching is a laboratory procedure done by either laser technology or by chemical methods. During laser assisted hatching, the outer shell of the embryo (zona pellucida) is breached by firing few laser pulses. Care is taken not to damage the inner cell mass of the embryo. The procedure takes a few seconds per embryo so that the embryos are exposed for a minimum period outside the incubator. Safety and Success Rate of Assisted Hatching Assisted Hatching has shown increased success rate in older women, who have a thickened outer-layered embryo. The thinning of the outer layer or making hole in this layer greatly improves the chances of implantation and pregnancy. Secondly, in cases where IVF has repeatedly failed, the advanced Assisted Hatching procedure has shown very good results. According to the latest research, Assisted Hatching procedure does not cause any additional risk for the baby to be born abnormal, compared to IVF without this procedure. Since only the outer layer is breached, there is no harm to the embryo. Know More If IVF procedure has not made you pregnant or you are struggling to get pregnant at an advanced age, Dr. Sunita Tandulwadkar can help you with the advanced Assisted Hatching procedure. Ruby Hall Clinic employs the latest technologies and equipments, which plays a big role in the success of this procedure. Vast experience and expertise of Dr. Sunita Tandulwadkar in this procedure has helped couple of women realize their dream of having a baby. If you have any more doubts or queries regarding this procedu Author’s Bio: Dr. Sunita Tandulwadkar is one of the leading gynecologist in the country. She has been providing dedicated services in the area of women’s health with specialty in the management of infertility and laparoscopic surgery for the past two decades. Her entire team works with tremendous passion, dedication and team spirit. She has also published a lot many books and articles on Fertility, IVF, Enhancing Endoscopic Surgeries and many more.http://www.infertilityinindia.com/how-assisted-hatching-can-help-inferti… ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) { window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] }, }, var unit = {‘calltype’:’async[2]’,’publisher’:’selfgrowth’,’width’:300,’height’:250,’sid’:’Chitika Default’}, var placement_id = window.CHITIKA.units.length, window.CHITIKA.units.push(unit), }()),

How to Transition Into Menopause Efficiently and Naturally Reduce the Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

When many people think of the transition into menopause, they think of infertility and emotional highs and lows but there are plenty of other health issues that accompany this stage as well. Weight gain, hot flashes and the risk of various diseases, such as heart disease, osteoporosis and cancer, all rise during peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek the help of a specialized expert to help bring your hormones back into balance. A solid nutrition plan is one of the best ways to alleviate some of the effects of menopause and make this transition as smooth as possible. Many women don’t realize that one of the most efficient ways to naturally balance hormone levels is through diet. Here are five dietary guidelines that will help you make the switch into menopause as seamlessly as possible. Keep Track of Your Calorie Intake to Prevent Weight Gain and Night Sweats One of the common problems women experience during menopause is weight gain. This is due in some part to hormonal factors, but more commonly due to over-eating. Weight gain is one of the most common complaints we hear from women in the course of menopause. Hormonal balance does have a significant effect on your weight but much of the time, these imbalances are accompanied by overindulgence. There are two major causes of this and they are: As you age, fewer calories are needed to sustain bodyweight. This is because of a minor decline in your metabolism as well as a decrease in muscle density. The other reason should be recognizable to some of you. The stress you go through during these hormonal shifts can often lead to emotional eating. Most will choose to eat foods high in carbs, sugar and fat when trying to find comfort in their kitchens. As a rule of thumb, try to let eighty percent of your diet consist of protein (I.e. lean meats), fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy fats (like those found in avocados and healthy nuts). And ALWAYS be sure to read the nutrition labels on the foods you purchase. So many foods nowadays will have the word ‘organic’ or ‘healthy’ on them as a marketing gimmick but the requirements for this marketing is weak at best. Avoid consuming large amounts of starch and carbs, and more so if you do not participate in regular physical activity. You may notice your mood stabilize, blood sugar balance and night sweats lessen or dissipate completely when you begin eating this way! Keep Healthy ‘Snack Packs’ at Hand to Avoid Impulsive Food Decisions First off, we do not mean the pudding packs you got in your sack lunch as a kid. It needs to be a healthy snack that fits into the guidelines above. If you are unfamiliar with nutrition, click the link to find FDA’s Guide to Nutrition Labels. Not scheduling your snack or having a game plan for major meals is a surefire way to fall off track and over consume or break from your diet principles. Sharp changes in blood sugar levels combined with these shifting hormones can bring about severe mood swings. Due to the major hormonal fluctuations, having the right vitamins and minerals at your disposal and sticking to a well-planned, nutritionally sound diet are crucial to your success in managing your menopausal symptoms. Although this may entail more effort and preparation than you were thinking, I promise you that it will be well worth it in the end. This is why it is smart to compile snack-packs before hunger hits and to bring these with you whenever you will be away from home for an extended period of time. Some ideas include dried fruit and nuts as these are all portable and long-lasting. A few suggestions when creating your snack packs are dried fruits (not overly processed or coated in sugar of course), healthy nuts and organic granola to help add fiber and keep you satisfied for longer periods. Add Estrogen Rich Foods to Your Diet Many nutritional professionals suggest females experiencing pre-menopause and menopause to ingest foods containing phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens are believed to impede the body’s uptake of ‘bad’ estrogens and deliver an alternative source wherever there is an insufficient amount. There are also other practices for blocking bad estrogens and supporting healthy hormone equilibrium. These options should be discussed with a specialist in the field and may require you to get your hormone levels tested. Participate in Regular Physical Activity – Especially Resistance Training No matter what your health concern, consistent physical activity should be one of main focuses. This becomes even truer when you begin to experience signs of hormone imbalance. It will help your body improve in most every way. Your muscles will get bigger and stronger, your organs will function at a more efficient rate, toxins and oxidants will be expelled and you may even experience a new lease on life! This can be the magical component that magnifies the hard work you are already putting in with your new healthy diet. Past the age of thirty, the body begins to deteriorate and both muscle and bone density begin to decline. As I stated earlier, the less muscle you have the slower your metabolism will become. This will cause you to have less energy for everyday activity, including exercise. As your bones become less dense and deteriorate, your frame weakens and the risk of osteoporosis goes up. Strength training (or weight lifting) has been shown to radically delay this process. You do not have to try to become Arnold Schwarzenegger to see these great benefits either. Just doing moderate training like push ups and squats can be very advantageous to your skeletal health. Limit Your Alcohol Intake During Menopause There is additional strain put on your liver and other organs during intense hormonal changes. This could be why many women experience a lower tolerance to alcohol during these transitions and why it is important to keep an eye on your alcohol consumption. Milk thistle is a great supplement to support your liver function and has been used by alcoholics for years to help fix the damage they have caused. Talk with someone who specializes in diet, nutrition and natural hormone replacement therapy for women. This can be an amazing time of life when you are properly supported and know what to expect. It is our mission at Age Management & Optimal Wellness to become an innovative leader in the transformation of healthcare so men and women may live healthier lives through the utilization of integrative Preventive Medicine. Visit our site to learn more about Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy Options. Author’s Bio: It is our mission at Age Management & Optimal Wellness to become an innovative leader in the transformation of healthcare so men and women may live healthier lives through the utilization of integrative Preventive Medicine. At AMOWC, we specialize in BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Medically Guided Weight Loss Programs and other proven Anti-Aging Medical Techniques. ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) { window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] }, }, var unit = {‘calltype’:’async[2]’,’publisher’:’selfgrowth’,’width’:300,’height’:250,’sid’:’Chitika Default’}, var placement_id = window.CHITIKA.units.length, window.CHITIKA.units.push(unit), }()),

Is Estrogen Dominance Messing With Your Reproductive System?

For both men and women, reproductive health depends on balanced hormones. For many couples, something called estrogen dominance wreaks havoc on their plans for a family. In fact, even those not yet planning a family or those who already have children experience issues stemming from estrogen dominance. It can cause PMS, cramping, endometriosis and ovarian cysts for example. In men, too much estrogen can cause low libido, low sperm count, low production of seminal fluid and erectile dysfunction. There are a number of factors that can influence estrogen levels in the body: – Exposure to environmental toxins such as pesticides, non-organic detergents, perfumes, and lotions – Eating non-organic meat, which contain hormones – Stress, which taxes the adrenal and thyroid glands, in turn impacting the reproductive hormones like estrogen – Overburdened liver, which impedes the elimination of excess estrogen – Use of synthetic estrogens such as birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy – Overconsumption of phytoestrogens, found primarily in soy products – Obesity, since fat tissue produces estrogen In very simple terms, when a womans estrogen levels are too high, progesterone gets out of whack. When a mans estrogen levels are too high, testosterone levels are impacted. Either of these scenarios may lead to the symptoms I mention above and prevent a couple from conceiving a baby. So how can we prevent or relieve estrogen dominance? If you would like to go the natural route, there are some food choices that make a difference: 1. Avoid soy products soy products such as tofu and soy milk contain phytoestrogens, which mimic estrogen in the body. Fermented soy products such as miso, tamari and tempeh do not have this effect so if you eat a lot of soy, try switching to fermented. 2. Eats lots of cruciferous vegetables cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cauliflower, and turnip, contain a substance called indol-3-carbinol, which aids in the breakdown of estrogen. 3. Buy organic meat and dairy commercial farmed animals are fed estrogen-containing growth hormones, which are stored in the cells of the animal through processing and consumption. They are also fed antibacterial agents which can disrupt hormonal balance. Buy organic whenever possible as it does not contain hormones or antibiotics. 4. Add detoxifying foods to your diet the liver metabolizes excess estrogen. It is also responsible for detoxifying the blood of toxins, heavy metals, caffeine, alcohol, and prescription drugs. The more your body has to detoxify, the more work your liver has to do. And it can only do so much. Support your liver with greens, beets, apples, pears, green tea, garlic and ginger. Regaining balance within the hormonal system does not happen overnight. Its a slow process. But making small changes such as the ones above will make a difference in preventing estrogen dominance and helping to right the scale if it has already shifted. Author’s Bio: Sheri Johnson is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist specializing in helping women in the transitional phases of life, such as pregnancy, early motherhood, and peri-menopause, balance their hormones and feel better. She owns and operates Walnuts and Pears Nutrition and authors a blog at www.walnutsandpears.ca. She also practices at Two the Core Physio and Fitness. More info can be found at www.twothecore.ca. ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) { window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] }, }, var unit = {‘calltype’:’async[2]’,’publisher’:’selfgrowth’,’width’:300,’height’:250,’sid’:’Chitika Default’}, var placement_id = window.CHITIKA.units.length, window.CHITIKA.units.push(unit), }()),