Semaglutide for Weight Loss
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by Elena
4M ago
Semaglutide is a GLP-1 agonist that got FDA approval for weight loss in 2014.  It is normally a peptide that is released by our intestine every time we eat to help regulate gastric emptying, insulin secretion and satiety.   It was first discovered in the venom of the Gila Monster Lizard which can go months without eating and ten years later it has completely revolutionized the weight loss world.  Find out how it works, risks, benefits, contraindications and costs.   We offer an incredibly affordable weight loss program if your insurance does not cover this medication.&nbs ..read more
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Infertility Testing
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by Elena
4M ago
Many women struggle with infertility and the demand for infertility services has grown substantially as the baby boom generation enters its reproductive age.  The definition of infertility is the inability to conceive after 12 months of regular unprotective sex.  Most pregnancies will occur in the first 6 menstrual cycles of attempted conception.  The rates of infertility in the United States range from 12 to 18 percent.  Primary infertility occurs in about 9% of nulliparous women ages 15-34, 25% of ages 35-39 and 30% in women ages 40-44.  As you can see, the rates of ..read more
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Libido at a Premium
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by Elena
4M ago
How much we to pay for libido?  if you are female you're screwed, literally and figuratively.  Insurance companies will cover male sexual health at 100%.  If you are female, you will likely get stuck footing the bill for the cost of your libido.  There is a serious discrepancy and gender inequity when it comes to sexual health for women.  There are great products on the market however  most are unobtainable because of cost.  This episode is a short commentary on the various treatments are available for both men and women when it comes to boosting your libido ..read more
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Reducing Recurrent Bladder Infections
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by Elena
4M ago
11% of US women are diagnosed with a bladder infection .  Of these women 50% will have a recurrent infection that same year.  It costs us 2.4-3.2 billion dollars a year to take care of bladder infections.  This podcast summarizes a recent study on the use of D-mannose to prevent recurrent bladder infections.  Subscribe and share knowledge.  You can learn more via my: YouTube: Dr. Elena Rodriguez Instagram: @dr.elenarodriguez Website: www.drelenarodriguez.com Reference: D-mannose vs other agents for recurrent urinary tract infection prevention in adult women: a systema ..read more
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Essure Coils Should They Be Removed?
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by Elena
4M ago
Permanent sterilization using a hysteroscopic technique was unique to the Essure and Adiana systems.  Both seemed like a dream come true for many providers because it allowed patients to be offered a minimally invasive approach to contraception that was both non-hormonal and permanent.  I remember when it was first introduced, it was marketed as a revolutionary treatment for permanent sterilization.  The reason why this procedure gained popularity so fast was because it could be done in the office, transvaginal with minimal to no downtime.   Previously permanent sterilizati ..read more
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Sexual Assault: Unapologetically Surviving
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by Elena
4M ago
Every 73 seconds someone is being sexually assaulted.  Every nine minutes that victim is a child. Only 5 out of every 1000 perpetrators will end up in prison.  3% of American men or 1 in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed a rape in their lifetime.  Child protective services agencies have found strong evidence to indicate that 63,000 children a year were victims of sexual abuse. 9 out of every 10 victims of rape are female.  These statistics are from RAINN (Rape, abuse & Incest National Network).  They are the largest anti-sexual violence organization ..read more
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Environmental Toxins
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by Elena
4M ago
Have you ever had multi-organ issues like asthma, allergies, bloating, muscle aches and pains, food sensitivities, and memory issues.  I know it sounds like a very vague and obscure diagnosis but that is the point....exposure to environmental toxins like mold, yeast and bacteria can cause long lasting issues in patients with a genetic predisposition.  Our bodies are constantly being bombarded with environmental toxins.  Most of us can clear these toxins very easily but 24% of the population cannot.  This will leave your doctors scratching their heads and not being able to c ..read more
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COVID 19: Vaccine & Myths
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by Elena
4M ago
The Covid Vaccine is finally here but so many people are not jumping for joy.  I tried to wrap my head around why we were so anxious to finally get back to normal but when I ask people why they would or would not get the vaccine,  I realized that there was so much misinformation out there.  This episode will talk about some of the myths surrounding COVID 19 and why the vaccine is so important.  Please feel free to comment, share and subscribe it is through your interaction with this podcast that more people will become aware of the scientific data they need to have to learn ..read more
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HPV with Dr. Elena Rodriguez
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by Elena
4M ago
HPV is the 4th leading type of cancer diagnosed among women. 530,000 cases are diagnosed each year worldwide with 260,000 cases of cancer deaths associated with HPV. HPV also affects men and it accounts for 10% of penile cancers. Oral HPV can lead to tongue and tonsillar cancer and it is not just transmitted with oral sex (you can get it with open-mouth kissing). There are 200 types of HPV and it only affects humans. Most infections can resolve within one year if you have a healthy immune system and do not smoke or drink heavy alcohol.  If you are infected with the virulent type HPV16 an ..read more
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Gastric Bypass Surgery with Dr. Aileen Takahashi
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by Elena
4M ago
In the United States the prevalence of obesity among adults is 42%.  There are disparities by race and ethnicity with a 49% prevalence among Black adults and 40% for Hispanics compared to the lowest rates in Asians at 17.4%.  Mississippi and West Virginia have the highest prevalence of obesity compared to places like Colorado. Obesity is defined by a body mass index of 30 or higher.  How do you figure out your ideal BMI?  There are many calculators online.  An ideal BMI should be between 18.5-24.9.    For example, if you are 5’2” your ideal body weight is 120 ..read more
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