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Gestational Diabetes

Dr. Ossanna
The prevalence of diabetes in women of reproductive age is approximately 3%-7%. In pregnancy there is an increase in resistance to insulin. Much of this insulin resistance occurs in the third trimester when hormones produced by the placenta increase which increases resistance to insulin. Therefore, early intervention to help decrease the incidence of gestational diabetes...

Sexual Health in Menopause

Dr. Ossanna
The mean age of menopause in the U.S is between 51 and 52 years of age. There are several symptoms which occur during this time. These include, but not limited to: Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness and decreased sex drive. Many of these symptoms are due to decreased estrogen levels. Estrogen deprivation...

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

Dr. Ossanna
Nausea and vomiting are common complaints during the first half of pregnancy, affecting up to 80% of pregnant women. The symptoms usually begin around the first or second missed menstrual period and continues generally until about 16 weeks with some experiencing symptoms throughout their pregnancy. Although this is sometimes called morning sickness, the symptoms can...