Birth Control Issues?

"Essure is a permanently implanted birth control device for women (female sterilization). Implantation of Essure does not require a surgical incision. In the procedure, a health care provider inserts flexible coils through the vagina and cervix and into the fallopian tubes – the tubes that carry the eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. Over a period of about three months, tissue forms around the inserts. The build-up of tissue creates a barrier that keeps sperm from reaching the eggs, thus preventing conception. Essure is considered a permanent form of birth control and therefore is not intended to be removed.

Over the past several years, the FDA has been examining the growing number of adverse event reports associated with the use of Essure. Reported adverse events include persistent pain, perforation of the uterus and/or fallopian tubes, intra-abdominal or pelvic device migration, abnormal or irregular bleeding, and allergy or hypersensitivity reactions. Some women have had surgical procedures to remove the device. In addition, Essure failure, and, in some cases, incomplete patient follow-up, have resulted in unintended pregnancies."

To continue reading, please click on the link below!

https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/EssurePermanentBirthControl/default.htm

Chantix - Kicking The Habit!

"To understand how CHANTIX is believed to work, it’s important to know how the nicotine from cigarettes affects you.

When you smoke, nicotine is sent to your brain where it attaches to nicotine receptors. A chemical called dopamine is released, making you feel good. Then your dopamine levels drop. This makes you want another cigarette.

CHANTIX attaches to nicotine receptors in the brain, so that nicotine can’t. With CHANTIX, dopamine is still released, but less so than with nicotine. It is believed that these actions are how CHANTIX may help you quit smoking.

CHANTIX is a prescription medication that, along with support, helps adults 18 and over stop smoking. You may benefit from quit-smoking support programs and/or counseling during your quit attempt. It's possible that you might slip up and smoke while taking CHANTIX. If you do, you can stay on CHANTIX and keep trying to quit."

For more information, please click on the link listed below! 

http://www.chantix.com/about-chantix

Follow Up With - Dr. Molly M. Rheney!

"Vaginitis refers to any inflammation or infection of the vagina. This is a common gynecological problem found in women of all ages, with one-third of  women having at least one form of vaginitis at some time during their lives.

The vagina is the muscular passageway between the uterus and the external genital area. When the walls of the vagina become inflamed, because some irritant has disturbed the balance of the vaginal area, vaginitis can occur.

What causes vaginitis?

Bacteria, yeast, viruses, chemicals in creams or sprays, or even clothing can cause vaginitis. Sometimes, vaginitis occurs from organisms that are passed between sexual partners. In addition, the vaginal environment is influenced by a number of different factors including a woman's health, her personal hygiene, medications, hormones (particularly estrogen), and the health of her sexual partner. A disturbance in any of these factors can trigger vaginitis."

To continue reading, please click on the link listed below!

http://wwwpediatrics.med.miami.edu/health-library/women/gynecon/infecthub/vagts

Provider of the Week: Dr. Molly M. Rheney!

Dr. Rheney served as Chief of the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital from 1992 through 1994. She was also a member of the Credentialing Committee in 1992. Dr. Rheney is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, and a member of the American Medical Association, the Tennessee Medical Association and the West Tennessee Consolidated Medical Assembly.

Follow Up With - Stacey Mott

"We’ve all seen the movie scenes where a man gasps, clutches his chest and falls to the ground. In reality, a heart attack victim could easily be a woman, and the scene may not be that dramatic.

“Although men and women can experience chest pressure that feels like an elephant sitting across the chest, women can experience a heart attack without chest pressure, ” said Nieca Goldberg, M.D., medical director for the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health at NYU’s Langone Medical Center and an American Heart Association volunteer. “Instead they may experience shortness of breath, pressure or pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen, dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting, upper back pressure or extreme fatigue.”

Even when the signs are subtle, the consequences can be deadly, especially if the victim doesn’t get help right away.

‘I thought I had the flu’"

For more information, please click on the link listed below! 

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/WarningSignsofaHeartAttack/Heart-Attack-Symptoms-in-Women_UCM_436448_Article.jsp#.WWZubYjyvIV

Provider of the Week: Stacey Mott

Stacey has worked in the Jackson, TN area as a Registered Nurse since 1994. Since completing her training as a Nurse Practitioner in 2010, she has practiced in family medicine and cardiology. She specializes in preventative care for those at high risk for cardiovascular disease and secondary care for the cardiac patient. As a provider for the Woman's Clinic, she helps identify women who are at risk for heart attack or stroke, and assists them in a plan for prevention. This plan may include education, diet and lifestyle changes, prescription medications, or more extensive cardiac evaluation with diagnostic testing and follow-up. 

Follow Up With - Hannah Dunlap!

Mrs. Hannah Dunlap offers her special interest of Postpartum Depression this week. The below information is just a helpful start in understanding the meaning of Postpartum Depression. If you have any serious inquiries, please contact Woman's Clinic for more information regarding this topic! 

"As a new mom, you face a lot of challenges getting used to life with a newborn. You’re also probably dealing with lack of sleep, new responsibilities, or even breast pain if you’re nursing.

And what about the deep emotional pain that comes after childbirth and won’t let up? Not the milder “baby blues” that typically go away after a week or two. We mean postpartum depression. This is a severe form of clinical depression related to pregnancy and childbirth.

It’s more common than you think. One study of 10,000­ moms with newborns found that about 1 in 7 get postpartum depression. Luckily, most of those women find that treatment helps."

For more information, please click on the link listed below!

http://www.webmd.com/depression/postpartum-depression/understanding-postpartum-depression-basics#1

Provider of the Week: Hannah Yelverton!

Hannah worked at Jackson Madison County General Hospital as a registered nurse in Labor and Delivery for twelve years before graduating from Frontier Nursing University with her Masters of Nursing in 2014. As a Certified Nurse Midwife she manages low risk obstetrics, well woman exams, and minor gynecological problems. She has a special interest in post postpartum depression.

Follow Up With - Andrea Tomasek Grimball!

Andrea Tomasek Grimball has an interest in treating scars. Check out the information below to understand more on this topic! Feel free to reach out to our company for more assistance! 

"Scarring is the process by which wounds are repaired. Damage to the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis, is required to produce a scar. Damage to only the epidermis, the most superficial layer of skin, will not always produce a scar. Scars produce a structural change in the deeper layers of the skin which is perceived as an alteration in the architecture of the normal surface features. It is not just a change in skin color. Fetal tissues and mucosal tissues have the ability to heal without producing a scar. Understanding how and why this is possible could lead to better surgical scar outcomes.

A few scar facts!

  • Scars occur when tissues have been significantly damaged and repaired.
  • Scars result in changes that alter the physical architecture of normal skin or other tissue.
  • Scars can occur after physical trauma or as part of a disease process.
  • Poorly controlled wound healing can result in thick, unsightly scars that cause symptoms.
  • There is a genetic predisposition in some people to produce thicker, itchy, enlarging scars called keloids.
  • Scarring in areas of increased skin tension or movement tend to be unsightly.
  • When wounds are produced surgically, physicians utilize techniques to minimize scarring."

For more information, please click on the link listed below!

http://www.medicinenet.com/scars/article.htm

Provider of the Week: Andrea Tomasek Grimball!

Andrea Grimball, PA-C, joined the Woman's Clinic Cosmetic Boutique in April 2014. She has been board certified since 2001 and is trained in multiple office cosmetic procedures including non-ablative laser, IPL hair removal, photorejuvenation (i.e., age/sun spots), injectables, chemical peels, and medical micro-needling. Practice interests include treating scars and rosacea, as well as anti-aging treatment modalities. She is an associate member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and maintains memberships in PA organizations at the state and national level.

Follow Up With - Jesse Rider!

"This site celebrates birth, breastfeeding and bonding--all rights and essentials for mothers and families everywhere. Breastfeeding is the natural, healthy way to ensure human babies receive human milk. Sometimes people have to overcome barriers to accomplish their goals, and we are here to help moms get on track, or enable them to stay on track, by offering support, advice, education and referrals.

We also advocate for the moms who are unable to breastfeed. We understand that the options for breast milk substitutes are limited and often sub-standard. We desire to improve access to human milk and improve the quality of artificial human milk (infant formulas). We strive share evidence-based information in a non-judgmental manner. 

We advocate for the mother's birthing and feeding rights. Our organization strives to share exceptional evidence-based information. The way to change the tide of birthing and breastfeeding in this country is to help moms, one baby at a time. Stay abreast of specials, educational opportunities and calls to action--sign up today."

This information can be found at birthingandbreastfeeding.com!

 

Jesse Rider specializes in lactation education. We would like to introduce some materials to make the subject more understandable for individuals that may not be familiar. 

 

Follow Up With - Betsy Swindell!

As our website states, Betsy is available to take new gynecologic patients. If you're interested in the start up or are not familiar with the procedures, this article will help! 

 

"In order to maintain good reproductive and sexual health, females should visit a gynecologist- a doctor who specializes in females’ reproductive health- for an exam about once per year. Generally, females should begin seeing a gynecologist at the age of 21, but begin earlier if they become sexually active. After their first visit, females ages 21 to 29 should visit their gynecologist annually to get a Pap smear. Females between the ages of 30 to 64 should generally visit every other year.1 Other reasons to visit a gynecologist include seeking treatment for irregular periods, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and vaginal infections. Females who are sexually active or are considering becoming sexually active can visit a gynecologist to learn more about contraceptive methods.

During each exam, the gynecologist typically asks about the female's sexual history and menstrual cycle. The gynecologist also physically examines the female's breasts and genitals. Understandably, a visit of this nature can cause some females discomfort. However, periodic gynecological exams are crucial to sexual and reproductive health and should not be skipped. The patient’s anxiety can be significantly decreased if she knows what to expect from the visit. Prepared with the knowledge of what actually occurs during an annual exam, females often find that it can be a straightforward and rewarding experience."

To continue reading, please click on the link below!

http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo/article/annual-gynecological-exams-what-expect

Provider of the Week: Betsy Swindell!

Betsy graduated from Union University in 1986 with an Associate of Science in Nursing degree. She then completed the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in 1996 and the Master of Science in Nursing program at the University of Tennessee at Memphis Health Science Center in 1997. Betsy is certified as a Why Weight Consultant and Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received certification as a maternal-newborn nurse in 1995 from the National Certification Corporation for the Obstetrics, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties. 

Follow Up With - LaCinda Butler!

LaCinda works with the section of Why Weight! You will be able to check out the website for the Woman's Clinic listed below for more details on the section! Before you visit, check out these points from the website! 

  • We expect you to lose 3-5 pounds per week.
  • You first notice you are losing weight in your waist, hips and thighs (where most women carry their weight).
  • We will be your very own cheerleaders and can talk you off of that “brownie cliff.”
  • We have many testimonials right here in our clinic.
  • You won’t start losing weight until you make the decision to change your life for good.

Sound like a good fit for you?

Continue reading about Why Weight by using the link below! 

https://www.womansclinicpa.com/why-weight/

Provider of the Week: LaCinda Butler!

LaCinda graduated from UTM in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and received her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt in 2001. She is certified in Critical Care Obstetrics, Why Weight Consultant, Childbirth Education by the Council of Childbirth Education Specialists, and Neonatal Advanced Life Support. Her practice interests include teen care and menopausal issues women face, along with assisting patient with their new Why Weight loss plan!

 

Please check with us on Friday for more information and the follow up with LaCinda Butler! 

Follow Up With - Dr. Andrea M. Harper!

"The more risk factors a woman has, the more likely she and her fetus will be at risk during pregnancy and birth. Statistics are available for some risk factors:

  • High blood pressure. According to statistics collected by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, about 6% to 8% of pregnant women in the United States have high blood pressure. About 70% of them are women who are pregnant for the first time.
  • Preeclampsia. Preeclampsia affects an estimated 3% to 5% of pregnancies in the United States, and 5% to 10% of all pregnancies globally. The majority occur at term.
  • Multiple births (twins). The National Center for Health Statistics reported that between 1980 and 2009, the twin birth rate increased 76%—from 19 to 33 per thousand births. For women between the ages of 35 and 39, twin births rose by 100%, and for women aged 40 and older, the increase in twin births was more than 200%. The increase in multiple births is due in part to the use of fertility treatments, especially in women older than age 35.

 

For more information, please follow the link listed below! 

https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/high-risk/conditioninfo/pages/risk.aspx