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Posted on: 3/1/2013

What Are the Symptoms of Endometriosis?

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Endometriosis is a problem that about one in 10 women face, and it is present in about 40% of all infertility cases, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The condition may affect any of the reproductive organs, the bladder, and the rectum. It occurs when the endometrium, or lining of the uterus, begins to grow outside of the uterus. This type of tissue growth is problematic, because it causes a wide range of symptoms in addition to infertility.

Pelvic Pain
Severe and chronic pain is the most common symptom of endometriosis. This pain tends to be worst just before the menstrual cycle begins, but it can also worsen during sexual intercourse. Your doctor may recommend over-the-counter NSAIDs to relieve your pain, but many women require more intensive treatment such as minimally invasive surgery to provide complete relief.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
The endometrium is the tissue that bleeds during the menstrual cycle, so many women with endometriosis experience heavier periods because of the extra tissue growth. It is important to note that abnormally heavy menstruation could be caused by a number of serious conditions, including endometriosis, so you should consider seeing the doctor right away if you notice this symptom.

Pain During Urination
Symptoms can vary depending on the organs affected by endometriosis. If the endometrium has spread to the bladder, the inflammation could cause pain during urination. Pain during bowel movements is also a possible symptom of endometriosis, as the condition often spreads to the outer surfaces of the rectum and intestines.

da Vinci Robotically Assisted Surgery is an effective and low-risk treatment for endometriosis that can help you live free of the symptoms above and provide you with the best chance of preserving fertility after surgery. At Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, we are proud to feature da Vinci Technology in our Center for Women’s Health. If you want to explore more of the advantages of seeking treatment with us, visit our website for further reading. You can schedule appointments for your women’s care by calling our patient referral line at (504) 988-5263.

Posted on: 2/21/2013

The American Heart Association Talks About Heart Disease in Women

Heart health should be a concern for men and women alike, but women need different types of preventive care to lower the number of heart disease related fatalities. In order to raise awareness about heart disease in women, the American Heart Association recently launched Go Red for Women so that hospitals and physicians are providing better care and women are making changes to lower their risk. Check out this video to hear more about heart disease in women.

Get in touch with your heart health today with Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans. Connect with on our website or by calling our patient referral line at (504) 988-5263. 

Posted on: 2/19/2013

Simple Eating Tips for a Healthy Heart [INFOGRAPHIC]

Eating Smart for Your Heart

Heart disease kills approximately 600,000 people per year in the U.S., making it the number one cause of death in the country for both men and women. This startling statistic is even more shocking when you consider that some of the causes of heart disease are within your control. A proper diet, regular exercise, and not smoking all decrease your risk of developing heart disease. If you or someone you love has heart disease, trust Tulane Medical Center, a New Orleans hospital, to provide quality care from experienced cardiologists. Before it gets to this point, however, you can take steps to improve your diet for the sake of your heart. Explore our infographic to learn how to make smart food choices for your heart health. Eating smart can also be delicious, as you’ll see! Please share with your friends and family to promote awareness about the importance of heart health.

Posted on: 1/6/2013

What Are Some of the Most Common Concerns of Pregnancy?

If you are pregnant for the first time, you might have what seems like an endless list of questions about pregnancy, parenting, and planning for childbirth. At Tulane-Lakeside in Metairie, we can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed with our Concerns of Pregnancy Prenatal Class offered each month. Here is a look at some of the major subjects covered in this helpful class for expecting parents.

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Choosing a pediatrician

You should begin considering a pediatrician when you are in your second trimester, as you want to have time to get to know different doctors so that you find one you are comfortable with. Knowing your pediatrician before your child is born will ensure that your child has the best possible care from the first moments of life. The class will cover qualities to look for in a pediatrician as well as some questions to ask when you do meet with perspective physicians.

Hospital procedures during labor

When you choose to deliver at Tulane-Lakeside Hospital, you will have the opportunity to get to know our Birthing Center along with its policies and procedures. By familiarizing yourself with our hospital and staff, you can plan your labor and delivery so that you will know exactly what to expect in the delivery room.

Signs of labor and pre-term labor

As your due date approaches, it is important to recognize the signs of labor so you know when to head to the hospital. The class will review signs of labor as well as symptoms of pre-term labor so that you are completely prepared to deliver when the time arrives.

See the complete schedule of classes and events offered to patients at Tulane-Lakeside Hospital by visiting our website or calling us at (504) 988-5263. We have several classes on childbirth, parenting, and breastfeeding to help you prepare for the rewarding challenge of parenthood.

Posted on: 12/28/2012

What Are Some of the Most Common Concerns of Pregnancy?

If you are pregnant for the first time, you might have what seems like an endless list of questions about pregnancy, parenting, and planning for childbirth. At Tulane-Lakeside in Metairie, we can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed with our Concerns of Pregnancy Prenatal Class offered each month. Here is a look at some of the major subjects covered in this helpful class for expecting parents.

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Choosing a pediatrician

You should begin considering a pediatrician when you are in your second trimester, as you want to have time to get to know different doctors so that you find one you are comfortable with. Knowing your pediatrician before your child is born will ensure that your child has the best possible care from the first moments of life. The class will cover qualities to look for in a pediatrician as well as some questions to ask when you do meet with perspective physicians.

Hospital procedures during labor

When you choose to deliver at Tulane-Lakeside Hospital, you will have the opportunity to get to know our Birthing Center along with its policies and procedures. By familiarizing yourself with our hospital and staff, you can plan your labor and delivery so that you will know exactly what to expect in the delivery room.

Signs of labor and pre-term labor

As your due date approaches, it is important to recognize the signs of labor so you know when to head to the hospital. The class will review signs of labor as well as symptoms of pre-term labor so that you are completely prepared to deliver when the time arrives.

See the complete schedule of classes and events offered to patients at Tulane-Lakeside Hospital by visiting our website or calling us at (504) 988-5263. We have several classes on childbirth, parenting, and breastfeeding to help you prepare for the rewarding challenge of parenthood.

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