Category Archives: Menopause

The Husband’s Guide to Women’s Hormones

If you’ve been married for several years, then you’ve likely seen subtle or even overt changes in your wife. Perhaps over the years she’s gained a little weight, maybe you’ve seen a shift in her moods or energy, or could it be that she’s just not as interested in intimacy, like she once was.  Balancing… Read More »



Moving into Menopause: 3 Things You May Not Know

Menopause is something that affects all women, and begins typically around age 50. A woman’s ovaries stop releasing eggs and her menstrual cycle stops. In the time leading up to menopause, often referred to as perimenopause, a woman may experience many different changes in her life: her hormones and period frequency may begin to change… Read More »



Is Your Depression a Result of Hormonal Imbalance?

Does This Sound Familiar? Patient: “I’m just so tired all the time, and I feel anxious for no reason doc.” Doctor: “you may just be a little depressed…here’s a prescription.” According to a government study, antidepressants are prescribed more than drugs to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, or headaches. They are the most… Read More »


Hot Flashes: Is It Menopause? Or Is It Your Thyroid?

The summer heat can make just about anyone uncomfortable; especially the Texas summer heat we are currently experiencing. But if you notice yourself sweating more or unusually hot most of the time, maybe it’s not the heat – perhaps it’s your thyroid gland. Your thyroid gland is the butterfly-shaped gland located in the on the… Read More »


Moving into Menopause

Ladies, let’s talk about the next chapter in our lives. Menopause. It’s something that we have all experienced, will experience or are currently experiencing in our female lives. I, for one, being in my late 40’s am certainly going through these transitions. You’ve heard about hot flashes, night sweats, low libido and weight gain. You’ve… Read More »


estrogen dominance

Estrogen Dominance Clarified

The term estrogen dominance can be a little misleading since one does not need high levels of estrogen to have this condition. Estrogen Dominance is a term that was first coined by Dr. Lee and refers to a woman that has a low progesterone to estrogen ratio. A better terminology might be “Progesterone Deficiency”. There… Read More »


MonaLisa Touch

A Laser Treatment for Vaginal Atrophy & Dryness?

It’s true, Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation is here…and YES it really does work! The MonaLisa Touch is an FDA approved procedure for the treatment of Vulvo-Vaginal Atrophy (VVA), and we are excited to provide this life-changing treatment at the Dr. Shel Wellness & Medical Spa! What is Vulvo-Vaginal Atrophy (VVA)? Vulvo-Vaginal Atrophy is a thinning of… Read More »


The hormone breast cancer link

Is There a Link Between Hormonal Imbalance & Breast Cancer?

There is a clear increase in a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer as they age, in particular once they get into their 40′s, 50′s and beyond. Why would there be such an increase in breast cancer rates in women at this age? What is the significance of this time in a woman’s life? During… Read More »


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