15
Apr

Eat Your Way out of Hot Flashes – Soy and Flaxseed – My Menopause – My Way

Okay!  Here are the two “foods” you can add to your diet that may affect hot flashes.  These are easily found and may be just the trick if you’re suffering with too much heat due to menopause or peri-menopause.  Remember that it’s important to mention these to your doctor or medical team – even something …

11
Sep

Perimenopause – When Menopause Symptoms Begin

National Menopause Awareness Month is here again and to honor it, I want to tell you how to know if menopause is near. You probably know about menopause. Menopause is defined by doctors as one year after your last period and on average comes at age 53 years and 3 months (unless both your ovaries …

10
Sep

Menopause and Your Mental Health

In honor of September is Menopause Awareness Month, today’s blog is on Menopause and Your Mental Health. I’m sure you know women who reach menopause and tip into a mental mess. Estrogen usually gets the blame; levels drop in the years leading up to menopause – the perimenopause – and those lower levels of estrogen …

28
Aug

Glaucoma a Risk of Low Estrogen in Menopause

In addition to poor sleep, hot flashes and low libido, there is another health issue that a woman with low estrogen in or near menopause needs to discuss with her doctor – glaucoma.   A new review article in the journal Menopause shows that low estrogen levels is a major contributor to poor vision in …

27
Aug

Menopause Causes Work Absenteeism

Women are now 51% of all high paying and professional and related occupations and their numbers are growing. As their ages increase, more and more women in menopause and beyond are working. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 68 million women make up half the US work force. Women over 45 have the highest …

13
Aug

Exercise Lowers Menopause Symptoms

If you are in menopause and sitting on your bottom waiting for your hot flashes, mood swings and irritability to get better, it’s time to get up and start exercising. A study in the journal Menopause investigated 176 symptomatic women in menopause age 45 to 63 and had them do aerobic exercise for 50 minutes …

3
Jan

Alternative Approaches to HRT

It’s new years but hot flashes get old in a hurry. Estrogen can work for most women with low estrogen, but many women can’t take it and others just prefer an alternative route. Fortunately, there are things you can do that help reduce the hot flashes for many women. Here are some suggestions I make …

16
Dec

Benefits of Flaxseed for Hot Flashes

Since HRT carries hormone side effects, I’m constantly looking for the best alternative treatment to use for low estrogen in menopause. This is particularly true for women with breast cancer. The results seem to always be mixed for alternative treatments and the benefits of flaxseed is no exception. Flaxseeds contain a plant estrogen or phytoestrogen. …