1
Aug

Natural And Surgical Menopause: How They Differ

Is menopause the same for natural and surgical menopause? In a word, “No.” These are two very different experiences. As I write in my best selling book, The Estrogen Fix:   Natural or spontaneous menopause: When a woman’s ovaries naturally stop making enough estrogen to produce a menstrual cycle.   Surgical menopause: When a woman’s …

22
Jul

Is Perimenopause Sneaking Up On You?

Is perimenopause sneaking up on you? Perimenopause causes infertility and for many women, the first sign of perimenopause is difficulty getting pregnant. But for others, symptoms start happening that at first are hard to explain.   Its not uncommon for women to find themselves going from one specialist to another trying to get an answer …

16
Jul

Why Women Shouldn’t Wait To Have Kids

You want to start a family and you’re 30 something years old. No problem. Right? You’ve got years and years of childbearing ahead of you, so what’s the rush?   During the first part of my career as a leading fertility expert, I saw thousands of women who thought this or who were told this.  …

21
Jun

3 Reasons Women Avoid Menopause Treatment…They Shouldn’t

Menopause is more common than infertility, pregnancy or cancer. It eventually affects every woman. By 2020, more than 50 million US women will be older than 51 years of age, which is the mean age of menopause.   Yet the majority of women avoid menopause treatment of the symptoms of menopause. Only a small percentage …

18
Jun

7 Most Common Menopause Symptoms

Many women don’t realize they are having common menopause symptoms. They may see three or more doctors for their symptoms before they figure out that all of them are due to one reason – hormonal changes that occur naturally in every women. One of the reasons it’s so hard to realize the symptoms are due …

5
Jun

Breast Cancer Treatment May No Longer Include Chemotherapy For Some

Women with breast cancer must not only deal with the challenges of a potentially life-threatening disease; they also have to face the challenges of breast cancer treatment. Chemotherapy is an essential mainstay for many who require breast cancer treatment, but it causes side effects that are at best unpleasant and at worst, toxic. And in …

6
May

New BRCA Genetic Test for Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer: Risks and Benefits

Do you have a strong family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer? Are you thinking of doing a BRCA genetic test to find out if your genes put you at increased risk for those cancers? Would you visit your doctor or healthcare provider to get tested, or would you do as an increasing number …

30
Apr

Hot Flashes Increased by Summer Heat

It’s almost summer. For most, summer equals fun. But for the millions of women in perimenopause or already in menopause, the heat of summer means increased hot flashes.   Hot flashes are caused by a sudden release of heat accompanied by sweating. Blood vessels under the skin dilate suddenly to let off heat. That causes …

8
Mar

Do You Know the Most Common Health Condition in Women?

It’s International Women’s Day. When you think about women’s health, which of these do you think is most common? 1. Infertility? 2. Pregnancy? 3. Cancer? 4. Menopause? If you guessed #4 you are correct. Because even though those other conditions are common, every woman will reach menopause and most are not prepared. Just like you …

13
Feb

Top 7 Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women

If you want to live a long and healthy life, Valentines Day  and Heart Health month is a great reminder to protect your heart. Heart attack is the most common cause of death in women, and one of the most preventable causes. But many women don’t realize that women usually have different symptoms of a …

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