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Dr. Dana M. Russo, FACOG
Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Operating at Trio Med Spa, 200 Northfield Rd #1, Northfield, IL

Dr. Dana M. Russo, FACOG
Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Operating at Trio Med Spa, 200 Northfield Rd #1, Northfield, IL

What to expect in menopause: onset, symptoms and treatment

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Menopause symptoms are some of the most disruptive women will experience. But, knowing what to expect will help you to be prepared. Maybe you’ve heard of common menopause symptoms like hot flashes, mood changes, weight fluctuations and vaginal health changes. These top the list of troublesome menopause symptoms. The onset of menopause, symptoms experienced and…

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Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause

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Menopause is a multi-system change for women. From skin to memory and all areas in between, menopause and the symptoms it brings frequently cause lower quality of life. However, only 7% of women seek treatment for their menopausal symptoms due to lack of information and education. Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause, or GSM, is a relatively…

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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

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What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy? Pelvic floor physical therapy is a type of non-invasive rehabilitation to address and treat many common women’s health conditions. Dr. Russo has a team of physical therapists at Athletico Physical Therapy who work with her patients. Read on, and if you suffer from any of these conditions and would…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Menopause, estrogen and breast cancer risk

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Menopause, Estrogen and Breast Cancer Risk Breast cancer risk factors vary greatly. When you consider age, family history and your own health history it can be hard to be clear where you stand with your risk. But, one breast cancer risk factor that’s crystal clear is traditional oral hormone replacement therapy after menopause. Traditional oral…

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B12 for weight loss

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Can B12 lipotropic injections help you lose weight? B12 deficiency is common and lingering. It makes you feel crappy. But also hinders your get up and go. And, with the holiday season on the horizon more women want to feel and look their best. Parties. Events. Photo opps. Maybe you want to drop a little…

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What type of incontinence do I have?

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Types of Incontinence Incontinence is a real issue. Putting your finger on the kind you have is tricky. Types of incontinence vary. Changes in anatomy. Hormone changes. Stress and trauma. Prostate health. All of these factors play a part in types of incontinence. Knowing what you’re dealing with is the first step to getting the…

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Does V-Tight Gel Work?

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V-Tight Gel is another vaginal tightening remedy many women are asking about. Does V-Tight Gel work? A loose vagina is a top complaint of women from their 20s on up. It makes sex less pleasurable and causes relationship problems. It’s tempting to try a quick fix. Gels. Creams. Pills. V-Tight Gel is one such remedy…

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What are vaginal tightening pills and are they safe?

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Are you looking to tighten your vaginal walls? This is no joke but some of the remedies you find may make you laugh. We’re in what some call a “vagina renaissance.” Miss V has never been more in the limelight! With that, there are a multitude of products available to tighten vaginal walls. Of those,…

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Difference Between Vaginal Rejuvenation and Labiaplasty

Vaginal Procedures: What’s the Difference Between Vaginal Rejuvenation and Labiaplasty? Vaginas are getting more attention than ever. Advances in vaginal procedures and heightened media coverage lead more women to seek enhancements to their vaginal health. It’s a sensitive topic, too. With so much news around the options it’s downright overwhelming. Creams, pills, lasers and scalpels…

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What are Side Effects of Hormone Therapy in Women?

Hormone therapy side effects in women are varied. If you are on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or looking into starting it, you’ll definitely want to be aware of possible side effects. Of course, every woman is different. Your system is unique. And your response will be, too. Make a note of this list of hormone…

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