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Is Cellulite Hereditary? Jul 1st, 2022

Cellulite is common — so common that it’s unusual for a woman to have none. Cellulite generally appears around puberty but can become more pronounced with age. Cellulite doesn’t exist because you’re lazy or overweight; it exists because each human body has their own ways of forming, and forming cellulite...

Nutrition Isn’t Dieting: Understand the Difference and Unlock Your Weight Loss Goals Jun 1st, 2022

If you feel more depleted than energized after a few weeks of dieting, or you notice your hair falling out or your nails getting weaker, you may be the victim of a diet low in nutrients.  Although “nutrition” and “dieting” are often used interchangeably, there’s a world of difference between...

Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Life-Threatening? May 1st, 2022

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a misnomer for many women, as you don’t need cysts on your ovaries to be diagnosed with this syndrome. Ovarian cysts are only one symptom of PCOS.  What all women with PCOS have in common is high levels of androgens, a type of sex hormone,...

Weight Loss Tips for Menopausal Women Apr 12th, 2022

You’re not imagining things if you feel like it’s suddenly harder to lose weight since you’ve entered menopause. Researchers report that estrogen helps control body fat before menopause, but women may lose the benefit of this natural weight maintenance as estrogen levels fall during menopause.  The problem is magnified by...

How Your Sexual Health Impacts Your Mental Health Mar 13th, 2022

Protecting your sexual health allows you to enjoy more than the intimacy of sex. While sex can contribute to living a fulfilling life, it also promotes good mental health. However, issues with sexual dysfunction can interfere with sexual health and impact the way you feel about yourself and interact with...

What You Should Know About Bioidentical Hormones Feb 10th, 2022

Since hormones play such an important part in controlling many bodily functions, it’s no surprise that women experience physical changes during menopause. While menopause affects each woman uniquely, most experience some symptoms as a result of the decline in estrogen and progesterone that occurs when your periods end.  Up to...

Adjusting to Life With Menopause Jan 12th, 2022

While the average age for menopause is 51 in the United States, you can experience this stage of life in your 40s or even earlier. Defined as a lack of menstrual cycles for 12 months, menopause involves more than an end to your reproductive abilities. When it occurs, menopause can...

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal Dec 8th, 2021

Using traditional hair-removal methods like waxing, shaving, and tweezing can be time-consuming and frustrating. In addition to providing short-term results that are less than ideal, these treatments carry the risk of bothersome ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and cuts.  Laser hair removal is an effective alternative that delivers long-term removal of...

Signs Your Vagina is Atrophying Nov 9th, 2021

Vaginal atrophy, also known as atrophic vaginitis or vaginal dryness, describes a condition defined by thin, dry, and inflamed tissue in the vaginal walls. The problem results when estrogen levels decrease and fail to produce adequate vaginal lubrication. While it’s not always associated with illness, vaginal atrophy can affect your...

Why Testosterone Is so Important to Men's Health Oct 7th, 2021

Although testosterone is known for its role in fueling a man’s sex drive, it also supports and regulates many processes related to your general health. In addition to initiating the physical changes that happen to males at puberty, testosterone supports the body’s ability to maintain normal physical, mental, and emotional...

Tips for Supporting Your Sexual Health Sep 7th, 2021

While some women feel comfortable discussing their battles with menopause symptoms like hot flashes and fatigue, many don’t easily discuss the changes in sexual health that occur at this stage of life. However, maintaining your sexual health is an important aspect of navigating the physical and emotional changes that accompany...

5 Ways to Deal With Hot Flashes Aug 11th, 2021

While menopause affects every woman differently, hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms that occur at this stage of life. About 85% of menopausal women experience hot flashes, a condition that causes short and sudden feelings of heat and sweating. You can experience hot flashes as early as...

Benefits of a Strong Pelvic Floor Jul 8th, 2021

Like many women, you’ve probably heard about your pelvic floor without really understanding where it is and what it does. That may be perfectly fine as long as it remains strong and in good health, but a weakened pelvic floor can interfere with daily activities, your quality of life, and...

Why is Weight Loss so Difficult? Jun 7th, 2021

You’re not alone if you’re struggling to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. In the U.S., two-thirds of adults are classified as overweight or obese.  While the majority of the population carries more than the average amount of weight for their height, it’s not for their lack of interest in...

What to do About Painful Intercourse May 24th, 2021

Painful intercourse, also known as dyspareunia, can interfere with intimacy and your ability to maintain a healthy sex life. While the condition can cause varied levels of discomfort, women who complain of painful intercourse typically report a sensation of dryness, tightness, or severe pain.  Painful intercourse can occur as the...

Places on Your Body That Respond Well to Laser Hair Removal Apr 18th, 2021

Using traditional hair-removal techniques like waxing, shaving, and plucking can be time-consuming with inconsistent results. The risk of embarrassing knicks, razor bumps, and ingrown hairs can ruin the cosmetic benefits of your efforts.  Laser hair removal avoids damaging your skin by treating hair follicles at a deeper level, where hair...

9 Symptoms of Low Testosterone Mar 16th, 2021

Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men. When it’s produced at optimal levels, testosterone helps develop and maintain many of the characteristics that make a man masculine. Your muscle mass, deep voice, and libido are supported by normal testosterone levels. Testosterone levels peak at around age 20 and begin...

Try this Treatment for Peyronie's Disease Feb 12th, 2021

You’re not alone if you’re living with Peyronie’s disease, a rare form of erectile dysfunction that causes a bend in the penis. More than 9% of men may develop this condition, which can make having an erection painful and interfere with your ability to have sexual intercourse.  Due to the...

Why You Gain Weight During Menopause Jan 17th, 2021

Symptoms associated with menopause can start as early as four years before your last period and persist for an additional four years or longer. While many symptoms eventually subside as your body adjusts to hormonal changes, menopausal weight gain can make a permanent change in your long-term well-being.  Understanding why...

Use This to Help Maintain Your Erections Dec 10th, 2020

Erectile dysfunction, defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse, is a relatively common condition. It ranks as the most common sexual complaint among men, affecting up to 30 million of them, according to the American Urological Association.  While traditional treatments that use...

Understanding Testosterone Therapy Nov 26th, 2020

You’re not alone if you’re experiencing loss of muscle tone, low energy, and a decrease in sexual function. These and other symptoms that can impact your physical, mental, and emotional health are associated with low testosterone, a condition that affects about 40% of men aged 45 and older. Testosterone is...

Who is a Candidate for BHRT? Oct 5th, 2020

You’re not alone if you’re suffering from symptoms of menopause that make you feel unable to function normally. Up to 75% of all women experience hot flashes, episodes that cause sudden increases in body temperature without warning. For many women, these symptoms are often accompanied by mood swings, headaches, vaginal...

8 Symptoms of Menopause and How to Treat Them Sep 21st, 2020

While every menopause experience is unique, most women have some common symptoms that start before this phase of life and can last for years. Menopausal symptoms can begin four years before your last period and last until four years later, with about 10% of women having some symptoms for 12...

How Changes in Your Hormones Affect Your Sexual Health Aug 12th, 2020

Your body produces hormones to regulate all of your bodily functions from your sleep cycle to your sexual health. And when your hormones are off, your sexual functioning and health are thrown off as well. You may experience less sexual satisfaction, functioning, and even desire. Here at Ovation Women’s Wellness...

How Women and Men Differ When It Comes to Weight Loss Jul 28th, 2020

Yes, it’s true. Women and men lose weight differently. This is likely due to the fact that men generally have more muscle mass than fat mass, thanks to their high levels of testosterone. So, one of the first ways to help women lose weight with a weight-loss program is to...

Learn About Our All-Natural Approaches to Managing Menopause Symptoms Jun 25th, 2020

Menopause can be greatly disruptive to your everyday life. Once you reach menopause, the point when you haven’t had a period in 12 months, you may continue to experience symptoms for several years. Thankfully, with the right approach, you can keep your symptoms under control and continue living life ....