Hot Flashes: Your Scorching Questions Answered

Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause and up to 75% of women experience them at some point in their lives. However, hot flashes can start before menopause (perimenopause), and carry on after it as well (postmenopausal). This can leave women dealing with them for many years. The exact cause of hot flashes … Read more

1 in 10 women are affected by PCOS: Researchers seek potential treatment options

Local physicians promote PCOS awareness month, encouraging patients to learn more about the condition and explore clinical studies. SEATTLE, WA – September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness month, a federally designated event designed to educate and increase awareness about the condition. Women with PCOS have limited treatment options, but local researchers are seeking new options. … Read more

PCOS Awareness Month

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness month, a federally designated event designed to educate and increase awareness about the disease. Those that suffer from PCOS can receive information on symptom relief and prevention of secondary conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Causes and Symptoms Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormonal disorder … Read more

TITLE X LEAVING SOME WITHOUT BIRTH CONTROL, BUT LOCAL TRIALS MAY BE ALTERNATIVE

Clinical trials provide birth control for qualified females, helping those left in wake of Title X. SEATTLE, WA – A recent policy change may leave some low-income women without birth control, but local physicians say clinical trials may provide a new option. Title X funding provides clinics the ability to offer contraception, counseling, well-women exams, … Read more

An overview of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

With as many as 1 in 10 women living with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), many women still lack awareness of this relatively common condition and its symptoms. Affecting women of child-bearing age, PCOS symptoms can include excessive hair growth on the body or face as well as infrequent menstrual cycles. If you have been diagnosed, or have symptoms common to those of PCOS, keep reading! What is PCOS? Although the exact cause is unknown, physicians believe PCOS, a … Read more

Migraines: More Than a Headache

Migraines are estimated to affect 144 million men, women, and children worldwide. However, fewer than 5% have been seen by a healthcare provider, received an accurate diagnosis, and obtained the proper care. Seattle Women’s hopes to educate those who suffer from migraines by providing more information about when it is time to seek help. What … Read more

endometriosis Seattle Women’s: Health, Research, Gynecology

Understanding Endometriosis

​Endometriosis is a pain…literally.​The condition causes tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus to grow outside your uterus. The tissue builds up with your menstrual cycle and sheds. IWith Endometriosis the tissue cannot shed normally, and can cause internal bleeding and scarring, leading to  pain and potential fertility issues.   Other symptoms can include painful … Read more

TherapeuticsMD Announces FDA Approval BIJUVA for Moderate to Severe Hot Flashes Due to Menopause

The FDA has just approved BIJUVA, an oral hormone therapy for moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (also known as hot flashes) due to menopause. This is the first and only FDA-approved bio-identical hormone therapy combination of estradiol and progesterone in a single capsule.​Menopause is a naturally occurring transition for women with an average onset age … Read more

AJOVY FDA Approved for the Preventative Treatment of Migraines and is Now Available in Pharmacies

On September 14, 2018 the FDA approved AJOVY (fremanezumab-vfrm) injection for the preventative treatment of migraines in adults. The medication is an injectable calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP) antagonist. This is the second anti-CGRP treatment that has recently been approved. This treatment is available in both quarterly and monthly injections. AJOVY can be self-administered or administered in … Read more