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
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
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
Sex After Menopause
Sex after menopause can be wonderful. The kids have all grown up, no worries about contraception, finally you and your partner have time to spend on each other. But many women develop physical symptoms that make sex uncomfortable, difficult or even impossible after menopause, and their sex life comes to a grinding halt. But there …Continue Reading
When simple things become VERY, VERY AWFUL
It may be due to Vulvar and Vaginal Atrophy (VVA), a chronic and progressive medical condition that affects many menopausal women. Approximately 1 in 2 menopausal women in the United States experience VVA. VVA is caused by decreased estrogen production. Women may spend an average of one-third of their lives in this hypoestrogenic state. The …Continue Reading
Early Menopause Associated with Higher Heart Disease Risk
Deciding whether to start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after menopause can be very confusing. But this article suggests that if you have gone through early menopause, HRT may be recommended to reduce your risk of heart disease. According to the study, it appears that women that have gone through menopause by the age of 45 …Continue Reading
Hot Flashes and Hell
Hot flashes have long been the brunt of jokes surrounding menopause. One liners like “Could my hot flashes be causing global warming?’ are often used to make light of hot flashes during the menopausal years. On a more serious note, hot flashes are one the most common complaints sending women to their health care providers …Continue Reading