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Aromatase Inhibitors Decrease Bone Density- Here are Tips to Boost Bone Health

For women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, your oncologist may prescribe an aromatase inhibitor as part of your cancer treatment. These medications are most often prescribed to postmenopausal women after surgery to reduce the risk of the cancer coming back.  Aromatase inhibitors stop the production of estrogen by blocking the adrenal enzyme called aromatase. Aromatase turns the hormone androgen into estrogen in women.  This lessens the available estrogen in the body to stimulate the growth of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer cells. As with most medications, there are some side effects associated.  It is important to discuss and understand all the possible side effects with your doctor before starting. One of the side effects is that it can decrease bone density over time causing women to…


why women choose labiaplasty

Why are Women Asking for Labiaplasties?

What are the reasons that women are asking for a labiaplasty? What is driving thousands of women to have surgery on their most intimate parts? Labiaplasty: Surgical alteration of the labia is continues to be a trend-setting contender in the surgical arena, with 23% more procedures performed according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  In a study questionnaire “Why Women Request Labiaplasty” Sarah C. Sorice, M.D.; Alexander Y. Li, B.S., M.S.; Francisco L. Canales, M.D.; Heather J. Furnas, M.D. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017;139(4):856-863. women request surgery because of : Physical or Functional concerns: experienced tugging during intercourse 74% found tight pants uncomfortable 72% experienced twisting of the labia 58% noted labia visibility in yoga pants 54% experienced pain during intercourse, 48% labia could become exposed…


Trim or Wedge for Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty: Trim or Wedge?

Labiaplasty is one of the most sought-after surgical procedures in the US today. Women desire to have their intimate parts be more attractive for many reasons and they want to know how the procedure is done. Women want to know, “What is the best technique for labiaplasty?” In fact, this is one of the most frequently asked questions in the field of aesthetic female rejuvenation today. Watch Dr. Ong Performs an In-Office Labiaplasty TRIM OR WEDGE LABIAPLASTY? Women often ask, “Do I need a trim or wedge labiaplasty?” and “What are the advantages and disadvantages of a trim or wedge labiaplasty?” These questiosn are somewhat synonymous to the question you would ask an artist: “Oil or water color? Which one is better?” There is no…


Managing Side Effects of Your Cancer Treatment

How to Help Manage Side Effects of Your Cancer Treatment

When you are fighting cancer, the treatments that your doctor may prescribe can be tough on your body Chemotherapy works to destroy cells that divide rapidly.  As they are killing cancer cells, they are often destroying healthy cells too.  This damage to healthy cells can lead to side effects such as infection, nausea, and fatigue.Side effects can vary in intensity depending on the type of chemotherapy drug.  Fatigue is the most common side effect that people fighting cancer experience.  It is important to keep your doctors in the know.  It is a good idea to keep a journal of what you are experiencing so your doctor can offer help and guidance. Some things to jot down to discuss with your doctor would be: the date of…


is your body getting enough magnesium

Is Your Body Getting Enough Magnesium?

You most likely will see Magnesium listed on the back of your daily multivitamin supplement.  The question though is if your body is getting the amount it needs. Magnesium is an essential macro-mineral that plays a very important role in many of our body’s functions.  Unlike trace minerals, macro-minerals are needed in large amounts.  Magnesium plays a part in hundreds of biochemical reactions in the body.  It maintains normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, regulates the heart’s function, and supports the production of energy. Since magnesium aids in so many crucial functions of the body, it is very important that we regularly replenish our levels to prevent symptoms that can occur from a magnesium deficiency….and most likely, just taking your daily…


anti-inflammatory foods

Food is Medicine- Healthy Ways to Reduce Inflammation in Your Body

Inflammation is your body’s natural response to injury or infection, attempting to heal itself.  Without inflammation, your body would not be able to heal from wounds or infections.  This type of inflammation is referred to as acute or temporary.  Chronic inflammation is prolonged, keeping your body on high alert at all times, which can lead to more serious health problems such as arthritis, depression, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Chronic inflammation can be caused by a poor diet, smoking, too much alcohol, and chronic stress.  It can often go unnoticed for a long time attacking internally, until there are noticeable symptoms of a serious health problem.  Understanding the causes of inflammation and taking healthy steps to help lessen chronic inflammation is crucial. Food can play…


Stress Urinary Incontinence- What Causes a Leaky Bladder?

Have you ever laughed or coughed and felt uncomfortable because a little bit of urine leaked out?  Well, you are not alone.  Stress urinary incontinence is the most common type of incontinence in women under the age of 60.  For some women, it can really have an impact on their life- disrupting work and exercising, social activities, and even affect their sex life. Stress incontinence happens when physical movement or activity- such as coughing, sneezing or running puts pressure on your bladder.  Stress incontinence occurs when the muscles and other tissue that support the bladder (pelvic floor muscles) weaken. This weakening allows for unintentional loss of urine. Are you wondering what causes your pelvic floor muscles to weaken? Here are some factors: Pregnancy- supporting the…


PRP treatment for hair loss

Hair PRP Treatment With Growth Factor-Induced Therapy

Many have seen and heard radio DJ and iHeart super star JohnJay talk about his hair PRP treatment.  What exactly did Dr. Ong do to treat his scalp to help stimulate hair growth?   Here is a step-by-step explanation of what was done during the procedure. Blood was drawn to be processed in order to “create” PRP.  A total of 60cc of blood was drawn. Here is what PRP is. Numbing cream was placed on the front of the scalp. A scalp block was performed. Local anesthetic was injected using a small needle to block the nerves supplying the front and the back of the scalp. Micro-needling was performed with growth factors around the hair follicles. This is a technique where very small holes  (microscopic)…


Left or right handed

Does being a “righty” or “lefty” affect your ability to have sex?

  The four-eyed fish…. Interesting facts.    What if your chances of having sex is determined by whether you are a “righty” or a “lefty”? The Anableps Anableps is called the four-eyed fish. A horizontal band of tissue splits the eye into to lobes:- each with its own pupil and lobe. Allows it to see in and out of the water simultaneously while swimming.  Definitely an advantage for survival from predators and feeding. However, when it comes to sex…. The gonopodium (male’s sex organ) and the females opening are turned only to the right or the left. Which means that a “righty” male is built to copulate only with a “lefty” female . This means a 50% chance of finding a compatible mate. Interesting fact…


Is Your Immune System Stressed?

Last week, we treated two patients at Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery & Health needing some additional “help” with their immune system . Our first patient had a rash that started developing all over her body. She had seen a dermatologist several times, given antibiotics and treatment without any improvement for 2 weeks. I recognized the amount of stress that was going on in her life, and knew that her immune system had been compromised. We gave her a Vitamin IV push  and IV glutathione and within 12 hours her rash and began to subside and in 24 hours was 50% improved. The second patient was battling multiple recurrent infections, and was recently “down” with another upper respiratory event feeling fatigue, and unwell taking some…


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