Menopause is a natural part of life. While most women go through this change in their early 50s, many women are starting to experience menopause even earlier. Knowing what to expect can help you transition through this challenging time. Continue reading
In your 20s, you might have been able to skip dessert for a week and lose a few pounds. But as menopause approaches, extra pounds seem to appear out of nowhere and stubbornly settle in. Weight gain may seem as … Continue reading
I meet women every day with health issues that they believe are strange or unique and the fact is, most of them are really common. But because we don’t talk about these personal issues much, many symptoms and normal conditions … Continue reading
Do you take hormones? How much? For how long? What is your risk? Several years ago a study called the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) said that hormone therapy should be used cautiously due to increase risk of breast cancer, heart … Continue reading
So, menopause is here or gone—and now you notice a lack of sex drive. Aaaaaack! What the heck has happened? Menopause and peri-menopause can be full of surprises, and loss of libido is one of them. Every woman is different; … Continue reading
Bioidentical (also called natural) hormones are identical to hormones produced in your body, and doses can be tailored to the individual patient. No large trials have taken place yet, but so far bioidentical hormones seem to work well for most women.
Postmenopausal bleeding is always something to get checked out right away. It might mean you have polyps, endometrial cancer, or another condition that needs attention.
In the heyday of hormones, just about every woman who came into her primary care provider’s office with symptoms of menopause left with a prescription for hormones. At first blush, hormone replacement therapy seemed like a gift to women who had hit the hot-flash years.
Menopause is a normal, natural event experienced by all women. The average age for women to experience menopause is 52, and it marks the permanent end of menstruation, ovulation and fertility. Some women are predisposed to early menopause because of … Continue reading