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Vaginal discharge isn’t always something to cause concern. There are several reasons that an increased amount of discharge is occurring, while most of these are natural changes in the body, there are a few that are signs of an underlying condition. If you are experiencing unusual symptoms along with an increased amount of discharge, it may be time to consult your healthcare provider.

When is a vaginal discharge considered healthy?Healthy Vaginal Discharge

Most women produce approximately one teaspoon of white or clear discharge a day. It can be thin, thick, slippery, or creamy and be either white or off-white. Very little or no odor is common.  In the days following your menstrual period, you may experience a dark red or brown discharge as the uterus continues to expel blood.

Depending on where you are in your cycle, you may see an increase in the amount of discharge as you ovulate. Once the egg is released the amount lessens and becomes thicker and whiter. Other symptoms of ovulation include increased basal body temperature, one-sided abdominal pain, and spotting.

If the discharge you are experiencing is within these ranges, it is most likely normal and considered healthy. However, some factors will also determine the health of any discharge including age, sexual activity, medications or other underlying health conditions. STD testing and treatment in San Francisco.

Hormonal Imbalance

Hormonal imbalances in women can occur when there is an abnormal amount, too much or too little, of a hormone in the bloodstream. Hormones are chemicals produced by glands in the endocrine system and travel through the bloodstream to the tissues and organs telling the organs what to do and when. They are also crucial for regulating most major bodily processes making imbalances able to affect several functions. Even small imbalances can wreak havoc throughout the body. Hormonal imbalances can be caused by numerous underlying issues such as stress or other health conditions. If the inequality is with hormones dealing with the reproductive system, an increased amount of vaginal discharge may be seen. Consultation with a physician is warranted if the discharge does not resolve over a relatively short amount of time or if there are other symptoms associated as well.

Individuals that use tampons during their menstrual cycle or condoms for sexual activity may be surprised to learn that it isn’t uncommon to “lose” one. Typically, during the final days of your period, the flow is light making it easy for some women to forget the tampon. Women who are very busy or stressed may put in a new tampon before taking out the previous one, not realizing it until symptoms present. Coincidentally, during sexual intercourse, if the condom has not been used correctly or is the wrong size, it can fall off and become lost in the vagina.

Both scenarios can lead to excessive, foul-smelling discharge ranging in colors from yellow to green or pink to brown. Other symptoms may include fever, itching, pain during sex or urination, and rash or swelling around the vagina.

Often, women are not able to retrieve the offending object even if they realize what has happened. A trip to your doctor and occasionally antibiotics, if an infection has begun, may be warranted. Recovery from this type of issue is generally quick once the foreign object has been removed.

Yeast infections

Approximately 75 percent of women are affected by yeast infections at one time or another. Several conditions can cause them to occur such as antibiotics, a weak immune system, high blood sugar or tight synthetic clothing.

Antibiotics are useful in treating certain illnesses. Unfortunately, they can also disrupt the delicate balance in the vagina causing a yeast infection. Typically, this condition will result in a watery or cottage-cheese-like discharge along with itching, rash, pain or soreness and burning during sex or urination.

Other health conditions such as a weak immune system or high blood sugar should be addressed with your physician to help prevent yeast infections. It may sound like an obvious solution, but if the cause of infections are the type or fit of clothes you are wearing, minor changes to your wardrobe may be the only way to prevent future outbreaks.

Treatment for yeast infections includes either over-the-counter or prescription antifungal medications or topical ointments. While the condition is extremely uncomfortable, it typically reacts well to these types of treatment helping you to feel more like yourself in no time.

Allergic reactions

Allergic reactions are possible in or around the vagina just like other parts of the body. Typical offenders are cleansers, douches, sex toys, clothing, and even toilet paper. Itching, redness or pain during sex or urination can be seen along with an excess in vaginal discharge. Usually, once you have discontinued use of the product, symptoms will disappear as the vagina returns to normal. In some cases, medical treatment may be necessary.

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) in WomenSexually Transmitted Infection Symptoms

STIs in women such as gonorrhea and chlamydia often have no initial symptoms; however, as it progresses, infected women may experience foul-smelling or thick vaginal discharge and possibly even bleeding between periods. If left untreated, STIs can lead to more severe infections of the reproductive organs like pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and fertility.

Treatment for STIs varies depending on the diagnosis. Strong antibiotics are most often prescribed, and most infections respond positively if caught early. Regardless if you are experiencing symptoms of an STI or not, routine annual screenings or testing are highly recommended if you are sexually active. The sooner you begin treatment, if infected, the higher your chances are of a successful recovery. To prevent the spread of STIs always use proper protection and use precautions.

When to see a healthcare provider

Most often vaginal discharges are not a cause for concern unless there are other unusual symptoms as well. Patients should seek the advice of a medical professional if experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Rashes
  • Sores
  • Fever
  • Strange odor
  • Yellow, green or gray discharge
  • Abnormal bleeding between menstrual cycles.

EZCare STD Clinic is dedicated to working with each of our patients to determine the cause of any issues. If you are experiencing unusual symptoms, don’t wait, call today and schedule an appointment (415) 966-0848. Our caring staff will address all your healthcare needs 7 days a week, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm PST. With numerous specialties and clinics to choose from, your health and confidentiality is our top priority.


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Easy Dinner Recipes

Nothing better than cooking easy dinner recipes for yourself or your family. These three recipes provide many benefits for weight loss, vitality, and respiration. The mixture of vegetables, carbohydrates, and proteins creates a delicious health packed dinner for people that are tired of eating food that is tasteless. Use these three easy dinner recipes and implement them to your diet to see healthy results in a matter of a month! Obviously, there’s much more to losing weight, but keeping a healthy diet is the most important. A lot of extra weight gain is due to portion control and eating too late. You want to give your body up to four hours to digest the food because the metabolism does not work as fast asleep. That being said, take some time to see if these recipes will help you to achieve your goal! We turned tasteless food to tasteful!

Weight Loss Recipe #1: Salmon with Brown Rice and Asparagus

Salmon is key to health. It is filled with the necessary omega fats, high-quality proteins, and the right vitamins. Brown rice is a whole grain which is considered much healthier than white. It provides the right amount of fiber, vitamins, and minerals needed as a carbohydrate. Asparagus is one of our favorite vegetables to pair with fish. It complements the source of fiber from both the salmon and the rice. Its loaded with folate, vitamins A, C, E, and K. This easy dinner recipe is fun to make, delicious and healthy!

Directions: Pan Fry

  • Boil water first to boiling point, and add one cup of brown rice and let it be for 10 minutes (If cooking for yourself)
  • While rice cooks, sear the pan with some olive oil and add a salmon fillet to a pan. Suggested (sea salt, black pepper, and minced garlic)
  • While Salmon cooks on low heat, take out rice and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • Slowly flip the salmon to cook the other side. Salmon should cook no longer than 7 minutes.
  • Drain the water from the rice, and put on the plate. Add a Salmon fillet.
  • Pan fry the asparagus on a different pan, with some olive oil, salt, pepper, and some lemon. This usually takes quick so it’s important to do it last.

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This way the meal is served hot! Enjoy

Weight Loss Recipe #2. Chicken Breast with sweet potatoes and broccoli

Chicken breast is a great and healthy way of consuming protein. It has very high-quality proteins, zinc, and iron, which are excellent sources for Vitamins B6, B12, and D. Sweet potatoes are a rich source of fiber, containing different vitamins and minerals. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of iron, calcium, selenium, B vitamins and vitamin C. The most beneficial side to these delicious potatoes is that they contain beta-carotene, an antioxidant that prevents damage to cells through oxidation. Broccoli is packed with Vitamins, Minerals and Bioactive Compounds. It goes very well with chicken and sweet potatoes and tastes great if made right! This easy dinner recipe is fun to make, delicious and healthy!

Directions: Oven Cook

  • Lay chicken breast on tray and season with the desired seasoning. Recommended (Salt, Pepper, Paprika)
  • Wash sweet potatoes, cut in half and place on the different tray
  • Wash broccoli and place with the same tray as sweet potatoes. Recommended (Soy Sauce and Pepper)
  • Put in oven on 365 D and let it sit for 30-45 minutes.

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Weight Loss Recipe #3. Ground Turkey with Quinoa and grilled veggies

Ground Turkey vs. Ground Beef: Which One Is Better? You already know! Turkey has been surpassing beef in various ways but for the same reason! Its healthier for the human body and you can be more creative with your dishes. Beef is red meat and more prone to health problems, so ground turkey is a great substitute! We mixed it with some Quinoa because the flavors both compliment each other for a healthy protein-packed meal. The mixed veggies consist of grilled onions, tomatoes and bell peppers because it’s an awesome and tasty combination. It has the right amount of vitamins and benefits with the Quinoa and turkey. This easy dinner recipe is fun to make, delicious and healthy!

  • Rinse the quinoa, add double the salt water to pan and bring to boiling.
  • Reduce to a simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  • Chop the vegetables, pan fry with olive oil and wait until quinoa finishes cooking.
  • Mix both vegetables and quinoa together. Add one teaspoon of lemon, black pepper, salt and oregano
  • Pan-fry ground turkey. Add salt, pepper, and minced garlic.
  • Cook ground turkey until it the color turns brownish-golden.
  • Add to the plate, and add any condiments you wish for!

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Do you want to follow a program to aid weight loss?

If you are really struggling with weight loss, and are seeking a program to follow or check with the doctor, we are here for you! Here at EZCareclinic, we provide great programs for weight loss, with creative personal diets and personal plans to get you on track to losing weight! These Easy Dinner Recipes are some of the ways we help by creating a diet based on your body type and goals. By making an appointment for weight loss, you will be connected with our doctor where you will have one on one consultations on how to aid weight loss.

 

 

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Aging, menopause, diseases, and stress can have women not feeling their best. This can interfere with having a high quality of life, self-esteem, and fertility. Do you find yourself dealing with any of the following symptoms?

  • Hot flashes
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Decreased energy
  • Memory Lapses
  • Night Sweats
  • Brain fog
  • Decreased sex drive

Believe it or not, you may be dealing with hormonal imbalances. Our walk-in clinic in San Francisco has treatments called bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that can help you with all of the symptoms listed above.

Read more below to learn what BHRT is and how it can help you.

What are Bioidentical Hormones?

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

BHRT is the use of hormones to solve issues such as the ones listed above which are caused by a decline in hormone production or an imbalance of hormones. Even though BHR is man-made, they are identical to the hormones found in a woman’s body and the body cannot tell the difference. The hormones are made from an extract from soy and yams and added chemicals that make estrogen and progesterone. Because these hormones come from a natural source such as plants and not synthesized in a lab, bioidentical hormones are called natural hormones. Estrogen and progesterone production in a woman’s body contributes to fertility and youthfulness. An imbalance or lack of these hormones can lead to fatigue, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and bone thinning. BHR can combat these symptoms by replacing or balancing out these hormones. Therapy can come in a variety of forms such as creams, lotions, injections, gels, or tablets.

Benefits of BHRT?

There are many benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy. In addition to helping you with the symptoms listed above, they also help to prevent diseases as a result of aging and hormone decreases such as osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.

Here’s a more in-depth review of the benefits of BHRT.

Improves energy – A decrease in hormones such as testosterone and progesterone may cause a lack of energy, brain fog, and loss of sleep quality. Bioidentical hormone therapy for testosterone and progesterone can help you achieve mental clarity, motivation, and better sleep.

Helps Bone Health – Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone have been found to prevent bone loss in women so a replacement of these hormones may help prevent bone thinning. Preventing bone thinning can, in turn, prevent problems such as hip fractures and osteoporosis.

Can Decrease Uncomfortable Symptoms Such as Hot Flashes – Some of the most common symptoms associated with hormone decreases in menopause are hot flashes and night sweats. There have been studies that show that oral uses of BHRT are highly effective at decreasing hot flashes and nightly sweats.

Look Younger – Since BHRT replaces the hormones that make you feel and look more youthful, you can get back some of your youthful looks with this type of therapy. You might see fewer signs of aging skin and wrinkles with hormone therapy.

Decrease Your Chances of Getting Age-Related Diseases – In addition to looking and feeling younger, BHRT can also decrease your chances of getting some serious diseases related to aging such as Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancer, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, periodontal disease as well as decrease your chances of heart attacks and strokes.

Who Can Benefit from BHRT?

Any woman who is subjected to birth control pills, pesticides, environmental pollutants, plastic, poor diet, and health and skin care products can more than likely benefit from BHRT.

Here’s a quick run-down of how everyday products just might be affecting your hormone production:

Birth Control Pills – Believe it or not certain cancers such as thyroid issues, heart disease, bone, and metabolic disorders have been linked to birth control pills. This is because the hormones released by the birth control pills to stop you from ovulating interfere with your own naturally occurring hormones.

Women’s Hair & Skincare Products – Many women’s hair and skincare products such as products with fragrances contain Phthalates. Phthalates are chemicals that imitate hormones and have been linked to early puberty in children. In addition to early puberty in children, it has also been linked to early menopause in women.

Environmental Pollutants – Environmental pollutants are also a contributor to hormonal imbalances in women. Some pollutants are linked to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, women’s vision, and can cause strokes and deficiencies in vitamin A.

Plastics – Plastic products that contain BPA (bisphenol) has been linked to breast cancer. Common plastic products that contain BPA include children’s toys, reusable bottles, and containers.

Poor Diet –  A poor diet can cause a multitude of symptoms such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, anxiety, obesity. Consuming large quantities of fatty and sugary foods can throw your hormonal balance out of whack causing you to experience many of the symptoms listed above.

What You Can Do to Get Started?

If you are unsure of whether or not you have a hormonal imbalance or if you want to learn more about how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help to alleviate some of the symptoms listed above, walk-in to our office in San Francisco and speak to one of our qualified medical professionals today. Once you call us or walk-in to one of our clinics, you can book a consultation and get your hormone levels tested. If they are unbalanced, we can put together a comprehensive plan to get you back on track and feeling like your best self. In addition to getting your hormones balanced with natural hormones identical to your own, we also have comprehensive programs to help you with weight loss, exercise, and mental health. We also offer nutritional supplements in conjunction with hormone replacement therapy that will stimulate blood flow and reduce stress and anxiety. Contact us today to get started.

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