Vaginal infections are amongst the most common complaints that causes women to seek gynecological help. Bacterial or yeast infections are usually quick to diagnose and treat, yet other causes – i. e. smaller microorganisms or viruses, STD’s and sometimes even underlying dermatological conditions – may be more difficult to detect.Recurrent infections can become teadious and frustrating; it is our main focus to determine the underlying cause in order to find adequate treatment and ideal prophylactic management to help our patients recover quickly – and permanently. (back to top)
Menstrual disorders can appear at any time during the course of a lifetime. We differentiate between disorders that involve pain or the amount of bleeding, the duration of bleeding and the length of the menstrual cycle in general. Both the beginning and the end of fertility are usually paired with “unusual” menstrual patterns as a sign of hormonal imbalance – thus occurring most commonly in adolescents and premenopausal women. However, both anatomical or hormonal disorders can lead to menstrual problems at any age. We focus on diagnostics- including 3-D ultrasound scan and laboratory tests.Treatments considered will range from herbal, hormonal to – if necessary – surgical options- always taking time to explain necessary steps and take personal preference into account. (Back to top)
Is your menstrual cycle irregular, interrupted by spotting, or do you suffer from other menstrual complaints? Have you noticed increased hairloss, skin-problems or even acne?
In most cases, finding the cause will entail a thorough look into your past medical history, physical exam and laboratory studies.Aside from sex hormone levels, we will take thyroid and adrenal function into consideration in order to find a treatment that best suits your lifestyle and needs. (Back to the top of the page)
Both puberty and menopause mark decisive periods of transition in a woman’s life – which may or may not pass easily. The first gradual symptoms of perimenopause are usually menstural irregularities (as signs of irregular ovulations). This will entail an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone, both hormones predominantly ovarian in origin – not every cycle, but more and more frequently. As time passes, increasing hormone deficiency may lead to more prominent complaints: hot flushes, insomnia, mood swings and general unease are typical symptoms that gravely affect the quality of life. More particularly, the lack of estrogen will entail physical changes that may eventually cause vaginal dryness, weight gain, skin and hair problems or osteoporosis.
When addressing these issues, we routinely rule out other hormonal disorders, i.e. hypothyroidism – which may cause similar symptoms –, and focus on family history in order to determine if preventive treatment may be necessary to avoid other long-term conditions (osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, etc.).
Every woman is different, there is no “one right choice”. The recommendation will range from lifestyle counselling, to herbal remedies, to state-of-the art hormone replacement therapy adapted to your symptoms and needs. (Back to the top of the page)