Dr. Mache Blog

29
Mar

Music Monday: Depression: A Song to Explain The Blues

According to the World Health Organization (WHO): Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. More women are affected by depression than men. Depression can …

25
Mar

Poor Sleep And Alzheimer’s Risk

How’s your sleep?   Before you answer, did you know that according to SleepFoundation.org, adults between 18 and 64 need seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Adults over 65 need 7-8 hours?   There is a good chance you’re not getting as much sleep as you need. 35.2% of all adults in the …

22
Mar

Music Monday: Warm Breeze – In Honor of Spring

It’s been a long winter. But now you can take a slow, deep breath. It’s Spring.   There is a warm breeze; the sun is shining; the crocus and grape hyacinth are blooming; the daffodils are protruding their leaves, drinking in the sunshine.   The snow and cold are now past and the warmth of …

19
Mar

Waking Up to Pee? Here’s How to Slow the Flow.

Let’s face it, the nighttime path from the bed to the pottie is well worn in many households.   It’s called nocturia and it’s often gets worse in menopause as lower estrogen levels weaken the tissues that support the bladder and create a much more sensitive bladder. Lower estrogen levels also worsen sleep, hot flashes …

15
Mar

Music Monday: Liquid Candy in honor of National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. In honor of it, I’d like to share the music video, Liquid Candy. It’s about drinking too much soda. Soda is called “empty calories.” You get the calories without the nutrition.   How much soda do you think the average American drinks? If you guessed 45 gallons per person per …

11
Mar

It Feels Like Something is Falling Out – Pelvic Organ Prolapse

I was walking through the operating room one day when a cardiac surgeon stopped me and asked for help.   “I’m about to do surgery on an older woman and we cannot get a urinary catheter into her bladder. Could you lend us a hand.”   The woman had a problem called pelvic organ prolapse. …

8
Mar

Music Monday: Ready for A Dream Lullaby for World Sleep Day

Do you wake up tired? Do you find yourself yawning in the middle of the day?    A lot of people do. One in four women has some insomnia symptoms, such as trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, or both. About one in seven adults has chronic (long-term) insomnia. Hormonal imbalances that are part of …

1
Mar

Music Monday: Colon Cancer Song – Light At The End of Your Tunnel

March is National Colorectal Cancer Month and according to the CDC, not counting some kinds of skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is the third most common cancer in men and in women.    For most cancers, the goal is to find it early …