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
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.
What’s a hot flash? If you’ve had one, you don’t have to ask. Suddenly, you feel pressure in your head and your body starts to heat up — spreading like fire through your upper body and face, leaving your skin … Continue reading
Julie talks with Dr. Michael Ball about ways women can look out for their heart health and the screenings that can evaluate yours. Afterward, she answers questions about hot flashes, which can range from mildly uncomfortable to life-inhibiting.