By Louise D. Metz, MD Gluten-free diets have dramatically increased in popularity in the last decade, and over $15 billion was spent on sales of gluten-free foods in the US in 2016. It has become commonplace to see gluten-free options on menus at restaurants and grocery stores. Many people report following a gluten-free diet for…Details
by Erica Howard NP with Louise D Metz, MD Polycystic ovarian syndrome, commonly known as PCOS, is a condition that affects approximately 10 million women worldwide. PCOS is a disorder that affects hormones, resulting in a variety of physical and metabolic symptoms. Primary hormones affected by PCOS include testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, and insulin levels. The…Details
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By Denise Dechow, MD June is Migraine Awareness month so let’s start with the basics. Migraine headaches are a specific neurologic headache that occur in both adults and children characterized by a severe, throbbing one-sided headache. The headache progresses over minutes to hours, worsens with physical activity and last several hours or more. The headache…Details
By Louise D. Metz MD Menopause can be a mysterious and daunting event for women, but it does not have to be! Women often enter perimenopause without enough information about what to expect during this transition, which can make this a challenging and isolating time. However, armed with knowledge and support, women can successfully navigate…Details