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Understanding Estrogen Metabolism May 8th, 2023

As your OB/GYN, I want to make sure that you're informed about your body and how it works. One important topic that we need to talk about is estrogen metabolism. Estrogen is a hormone that is crucial for female health. It plays a role in reproductive health, bone health, and...

Diabetic? Here’s How Your Pregnancy Might Look a Little Different May 3rd, 2023

Diabetes has a profound effect on both your health and your baby's well-being. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 2% of women have diabetes before they become pregnant, and 6%-9% develop gestational diabetes, or diabetes during pregnancy. Whether you have diabetes and are planning to become pregnant...

Tips for Choosing a Prenatal Vitamin Apr 11th, 2023

Prenatal vitamins are a crucial component of a healthy pregnancy, and, ideally, you should start taking these vitamins several months before you're ready to get pregnant. But how do you choose the right one? Dr. Inga Zilberstein and her team, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York,...

Where Is the Best Place to Apply Bioidentical Hormones? Mar 9th, 2023

When you're going through menopause, the symptoms can sometimes be really uncomfortable. If you can't get them under control with lifestyle changes, you might be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), which helps balance your fluctuating hormones and ease your symptoms. Dr. Inga Zilberstein and her team offer...

How Personalized Medicine Could Benefit You Feb 13th, 2023

You often hear about genetics at your doctor’s appointments, but you may not realize that your genetic makeup says a lot about your overall health and your risk of chronic disease. Your genetics can also be used to direct your medical treatment.   If that sounds like something you'd like to...

What You Should Know About Fetal Movement but Never Thought to Ask Jan 25th, 2023

One of the things many mothers-to-be look forward to is feeling their baby move and kick inside of them. However, there are some things you should know about fetal movement that you may have never thought to ask your doctor. If you're pregnant and have questions about your baby’s movement,...

10 Telltale Signs of Menopause and How to Deal With Them Dec 12th, 2022

For women, menopause is inevitable at some point in your life. You'll become aware of some possibly uncomfortable symptoms, and it's good to know what the common signs of menopause are so you're prepared for the gradual transition into this stage of your life. If you're nearing menopause, make an appointment with Dr....

If You Suffer From Heavy Periods, NovaSure® Can Help Nov 2nd, 2022

Do you dread that time every month when you get your period? If you have cumbersome menstrual cycles, those days may turn into a total nightmare. Heavy periods have many causes, ranging from medications to uterine fibroids. When your life is negatively affected by the amount of bleeding you experience,...

Rev Up Your Sex Life With Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Oct 1st, 2022

Your sex life is an important part of your relationship and your happiness. However, as you get older, hormonal changes interfere with your vaginal health, making sex uncomfortable at times. If you’re looking to ignite your sex life during or after menopause, laser vaginal rejuvenation with MonaLisa Touch® can help. At her...

Am I of Advanced Maternal Age? Sep 1st, 2022

Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life, no matter your age. However, if you’re over 35, there are a few more things you and your doctor need to be aware of. Being of advanced maternal age doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy pregnancy, but you may have some challenges...

I Just Recieved a Preeclampsia Diagnosis. What Should I Do? Aug 1st, 2022

Your body goes through a lot of changes when you’re pregnant. It’s now providing for both you and your baby, putting strain on every system. Midway through your pregnancy, a condition called preeclampsia is a possibility, causing high blood pressure and headaches. Without treatment, it could have potentially fatal complications....

How Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Can Treat Your Perimenopausal Symptoms Jul 1st, 2022

When you’re entering menopause, the symptoms you experience are sometimes unbearable. With your hormones constantly changing, it can be hard to get comfortable. One of the treatments that can help ease your symptoms is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Dr. Inga Zilberstein offers a variety of treatments for menopause-related symtpoms at her practice...

Preparing for Your Post-Birth Care Jun 1st, 2022

After you have a baby, your focus is on your child’s health and well-being — but what about you? Your health is just as important after carrying your baby for nine months. Preparing ahead of time for your postpartum care is vital to your health and mental stability after giving...

Understanding the Difference Between Labiaplasty's Trim Procedure and Wedge Procedure May 4th, 2022

Every woman’s vagina is different, including the tissue that surrounds it. The labia minora and labia majora are the outer tissue folds that protect your vaginal opening. Sometimes, the inner vaginal lips, the labia minora, are larger than the outer ones. This leads to a number of issues, which a...

My Periods Are Extremely Heavy: Can You Help? Apr 1st, 2022

Your menstrual cycle may be a monthly inconvenience, but is a sign of fertility and health. However, when the bleeding is extremely heavy, it can disrupt your daily activities. Although everyone’s cycle is different, overly heavy bleeding is a problem you should get evaluated. Dr. Inga Zilberstein is an obstetrics...

The Importance of Preventive Care With Gynecological Exams Mar 2nd, 2022

As a woman, you’re at risk for a number of different issues, especially when it comes to your reproductive system. Regular gynecology exams are one of the ways you can take your reproductive health into your own hands and prevent problems from taking over.  Dr. Inga Zilberstein, whose practice is...

The Link Between Endometriosis and Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding Feb 3rd, 2022

Your menstrual cycle should come once a month when you’re in your childbearing years. However, when you start to bleed outside of the normal parameters of your cycle, you may worry about what’s causing the bleeding. Endometriosis is just one of the many different conditions that can lead to abnormal...

How Herbal Therapy Can Help Manage Your Menopause Jan 11th, 2022

Not many women look forward to menopause. This is the time in your life when your body is done with reproduction and your hormones begin to change. This change can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms, some of which are difficult to control. But did you know that herbal...

5 Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Dec 9th, 2021

It shouldn’t be a surprise that as you get older, your hormone production starts to slow down. If you’re a woman, your estrogen and progesterone levels decline as you make your way toward menopause. This hormonal change can lead to many unpleasant symptoms, including night sweats and mood swings. Bioidentical...

BPA and Pregnancy: What Every Mom to Be Should Know Nov 15th, 2021

Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life, and it’s often overwhelming as well. Those nine months can be an adventure, between making sure you take your vitamins and avoiding certain things that can harm your baby. For example, did you know that plastic bottles can pose a risk to...

Adjusting to Life With Menopause Oct 12th, 2021

A lot of your life as a woman is marked by the ability to conceive a baby and carry it until birth. However, at some point in your life, that period of your fertility ends. This is the time when menopause sets in, marking the end of your child-bearing years...

Feel Like Yourself Again With MonaLisa Touch Sep 23rd, 2021

It is crucial to look after your vaginal health! Hormonal changes during menopause can lead to dryness and pain during urination and intercourse. While these changes can be normal, it doesn’t mean you need to live with the discomfort.  Dr. Inga Zilberstein, MD, PLLC is proud to offer MonaLisa Touch®...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Sep 3rd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...