Author Archives: DeRosa Medical

Just Say “No” To Holiday Stress

Yes, we know, easier said than done. But, actually just saying “No” is a great way to stop stress in its tracks before it starts.  Identifying and recognizing stressors go a long way to taking control of stress before it takes control of YOU. External Stressors- comes from outside of a person. Stress that happens […]

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Get Your Flu Shot! It’s Not Too Late!

Although it is the holiday season, it’s not too late to get the flu vaccination! This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), and at DeRosa Medical, we highly recommend folks get the flu shot. Even if you have already gotten sick with flu, you can still benefit from vaccination since the flu vaccine protects […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease – What is it? Symptoms and Causes of Death

Jerome Silberman, otherwise known as Gene Wilder, was a beloved film and theater comic actor, screenwriter, director and producer who passed away on August 29, 2016 from complications from Alzheimer’s disease.  At DeRosa Medical, we know that many lives have been affected by those afflicted by this degenerative, progressive disease and want to take this […]

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Mammogram – What is it and When to Get One?

Traditional mammography is specialized imaging using a low-dose radiation x-ray system to see inside the breasts. 3-D mammography is an FDA-approved advanced technology that takes multiple x-rays of breast tissue creating a 3-D picture of the breast. These multiple images of breast tissue give physicians a clearer image of breast masses. Both, traditional and 3-D […]

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Did You Know? The Connection Between Low Estrogen and Arthritis!

Many women in their 40s suffer from joint pain for the first time during perimenopause. As estrogen levels begin to decline, joints get less and less estrogen and pain is often the result. Those midlife shifts, due in part to fluctuation of estrogen levels, can have a debilitating effect on your joints and the quality […]

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You’re So Moody… Blame it on the hormones!

Estrogen can help improve your mood via its effect on serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is active in the brain. Low levels of serotonin can lead to depression, anxiety difficulty sleeping and can even effect how you perceive pain. Estrogen, however, helps in the regulation of this neurotransmitter, by bringing it back to optimal levels. Progesterone […]

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Are you REALLY Depressed or…is it your hormones?

Many patients that are currently being treated with anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medications are finding they are not experiencing the relief they had hoped for. Hormone imbalances associated with perimenopause and menopause, inhibit the body from managing stress and experiencing positive moods.  Depression affects nearly 18 million American adults. Some of the signs include loss of […]

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The Truth About Breast Cancer and Bio-identical Hormones

Hormone fluctuations occur naturally as a woman progresses in her aging process. It starts at puberty and continues through menopause. Breast cancer risk increases for many women due to aging, obesity, smoking, lifestyle choices, etc. Controversially, over the years, there have been conflicting reports about estrogen-alone therapy causing an increased risk of breast cancer.  However, according […]

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Managing Risks: Osteoporosis, Menopause & HRT

Q: I’m approaching menopause and I’m worried about taking hormones and my risk for osteoporosis. What should I do? The loss of estrogen that accompanies menopause causes rapid acceleration of aging. Thin, wrinkled and sagging skin. Vaginal dryness. Allergies. Occasional or regular incontinence. Painful sex. More vaginal and urinary tract infections. Risk of heart disease, […]

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Menopause Awareness Month – What is Menopause?

September is Menopause Awareness Month. Our second part of our three-part series continues with frequently asked questions, beginning with “What is Menopause?” The word menopause literally means the “end of monthly cycles.” Menopause is marked by the permanent cessation of ovarian function. When does Menopause begin? Menopause usually begins around the ages of 51-52. Typically, […]

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