Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment for Thrush in Breastfeeding Women

Have you noticed a white rash inside your mouth? Or your baby’s mouth? If you’re a breastfeeding mom, have you experienced sore nipples or shooting pain in your breasts? If so, you may have Thrush. Thrush is a fungal infection that people can get in their mouths or on...

Vaginal Yeast Infection: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Itching, burning, swelling, and pain—Most women recognize the signs of a vaginal yeast infection, as this type of infection is common among women of menstruating age. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a yeast infection, schedule an appointment with your gynecologist....

Headaches During Menstruation: What’s the Connection?

The hormones estrogen and progesterone play key roles in regulating the menstrual cycle. However, these hormones can also affect headache-related chemicals in the brain. The dip in estrogen before your period may cause a headache during menstruation, and estrogen...

Water Retention: Relief for This Premenstrual Symptom

Water retention (also called edema) occurs when fluid builds up inside your body. Some women notice water retention every month before their period. Hormone imbalances and a woman’s diet can cause premenstrual water retention. Water retention can be...

Diabetes and Menopause: What to Expect

Managing diabetes and handling menopause symptoms can feel like a daunting challenge for many women. Each condition can combine effects on your body. For example, if you feel dizzy, find it hard to focus, and are unusually irritable, is this due to hormonal changes?...

Get to Know Dr. Michael Clouatre, M.D.

Dr. Michael Clouatre completed his medical degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1993. Then, He completed an Obstetrics & Gynecologic Surgery internship and residency in 1997 at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. How do you pronounce...