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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

Can Testosterone Cause Weight again?

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If you’ve put on some pounds in the last year you may be wondering what’s at the root of it. You haven’t changed your eating habits. You’re at the gym on a regular basis. Still, the number on the scale continues to rise. Weight gain is caused by many factors for both men and women.…

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Questions to Ask Your Hormone Specialist

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A hormone specialist is a highly trained medical provider credentialed in treating hormone health and imbalance. Knowing the right questions to ask your hormone specialist is a critical part of your journey to balance. Achieving this hormone balance is important for a high quality of life. More than that, though, adequate hormones in your bloodstream protect your…

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Hormone Imbalance Checklist for Symptoms

Both women and men experience hormone imbalance. It happens at any age and stage. But, symptoms of hormone imbalance often mask as other issues. A hormone imbalance checklist is helpful to know what’s normal and what needs addressing. Hormone imbalance goes way beyond mood. It’s also linked to serious diseases like diabetes, heart disease and…

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HRT not Associated with VTE

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New Research on Hormone Replacement Therapy and Blood Clots  A recent study in the British Medical Journal shows new findings in the association between hormone replacement therapy and blood clots. Some forms of HRT are not causing VTE (Venous Thromboembolism). Specifically, subdermal HRT is now shown to have no risk for VTE. This is great…

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What is Vaginal Rejuvenation and Does it Work?

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Read online media and “vaginal rejuvenation” is a hot topic. Social media, blogs, women’s (and men’s) forums all make mention of this fascination. But what is vaginal rejuvenation? And what really works? For sure, vaginal rejuvenation is not something to try at home. Definitely not a ladies night. Let’s dive into the question of “what is vaginal…

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Can Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men Help Symptoms of Aging?

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Can BioTe® Help Symptoms of Male Aging?  Male menopause (andropause) is a real condition. With that, men have hormone imbalance just as women do. But the symptoms sometimes show up differently in men. Hormone replacement therapy for men is often an option. However, many men opt out of traditional hormone replacement therapies. Too many reported side effects.…

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How long before hormone pellets take effect?

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With so much interest in BioTE® bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, we get asked a lot of questions. One of the most common is “how long before hormone pellets take effect?” Of course, men and women with hormone imbalance want to feel better. Be their best selves. As soon as possible! Thousands of people choose BioTE®…

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Cervical Health Awareness Month

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Cervical Health Awareness Month: Education for Women and Men  Cervical Health Awareness Month is in January. This is the time to bring awareness to upper cervical health. Learn more about cervical health screenings. Take part in spreading the word on overall cervical health. The US Congress designated Cervical Health Awareness Month to shine light on one of the most…

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Fast Facts About Normal Thyroid Levels

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What Your Need to Know About Normal Thyroid Levels  January shines light on a body part that often goes overlooked: the thyroid. Small but mighty. Normal thyroid levels keep many important bodily functions running smoothly. From digestion to temperature, normal thyroid levels are at the root of balance. Let’s discuss the facts for Thyroid Awareness Month!…

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The Scoop on Folate vs. Folic Acid

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January is Folic Acid Awareness Month. But, when you look at folate vs. folic acid it’s pretty easy to get confused. Is folate the same as folic acid? What are good sources of folic acid? Let’s clear up the confusion between folate vs. folic acid. We’ll also help you understand the difference between the two.…

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