I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I would marry HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) if I could. I was in my late 40s and experiencing hot flashes – nay – nuclear flashes, several times an hour, round the clock. As a result, I was absolutely miserable and irritable and I was losing hope …Continue Reading
Menopausal Relief Options – It’s About Time!
If you’re one of the 60%-80% of women worldwide who suffer from symptoms like hot flashes and nights sweats, there may be a new medication…Continue Reading
Menopause Management for Beginners.
The truth is that menopause is not a one size fits all experience. In fact, there are more than 34 symptoms of menopause that can pop up…Continue Reading
Hormone Replacement Therapy – What are the REAL risks?
Before we dive into one of the most hotly debated topics related to hormone therapy, its important to understand – what exactly is HRT? During the menopausal transition, the production of two female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) begin to fluctuate and eventually decline. HRT is the act of supplementing these hormones (one or both) to …Continue Reading
The Secret Is Out
“In a study by the Melpomene Institute for Women’s Health Research, they found that 52% of girls with a poor body image almost always compare their appearance to others.” I recently read that Victoria’s Secret is saying goodbye to its “Angels” and will be rebranding. It’s high time we rebrand what is “sexy”. At Maze …Continue Reading
Are We Overlooking Menopause?
It’s one thing to be unfamiliar with menopause. Assuming you’ve heard the word, your mind likely conjures up all kinds of things, and probably none of them too flattering. Why the negativity? Because menopause – the very normal, physiological change most women experience (unless otherwise medically mediated) – can wreak all sorts of havoc as …Continue Reading
Migraines and Menopause…What’s the connection?
Migraine headaches are a gender specific healthcare issue, especially since many migraines are hormonally triggered. As such, providers in the field of gynecology need to be inclusive of this issue in treating the “whole” woman. Currently, we as healthcare providers do a very poor job of diagnosing and properly treating migraines early. When we fail …Continue Reading
How to Stay “Cool” Under The Pressure of Menopause
As many women in mid-life are all too aware, the time around menopause known as “perimenopause” is a time fraught with many unwelcome changes. This nebulous time leading up to the last menstrual period can last up to 10 years. One of the symptoms that many women experience during this transition is what we refer …Continue Reading
What exactly is Perimenopause?
Most women, when asked “what is menopause?” can answer the question. However, much confusion and ambiguity surround the time in a woman’s life known as “perimenopause”, something we take a deeper dive into here in this blog post! First of all, the word “perimenopause” literally means “around menopause”. It refers to the transition period between …Continue Reading
Red Hot off the Press
February is American Heart Month, and the Go Red for Women campaign raises awareness for women’s heart disease. Most people unfortunately still think of heart disease as a men’s health issue, but the truth is that more women die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) than men! In that spirit, I would like to make mention of …Continue Reading