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 …


Hypnosis To Lower Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are never easy to treat, especially if you decide not to take estrogen and progesterone. And two recent possiblities for non-estrogen prescriptions failed to get FDA approval. Now a new study suggests that maybe all you need to do to lower hot flashes is just get hypnotized. A study in the March 2013 …


Breast Cancer and Risk of Radiation on Your Heart

A new article in the New England Journal of Medicine that came out today showed that women who receive radiotherapy for breast cancer have a higher risk of ischemic heart disease. The authors studied 2168 women who had radiotherapy for breast cancer between 1958 and 2001 in Sweden and Denmark. Within 5 years of receiving …


A Sad Day for Hot Flash Sufferers – FDA Fails Two Hot Flash Medicines

Monday the FDA failed to approve two new medications for hot flashes. The Advisers for the FDA felt the benefits did not sufficiently outweigh the risks. The first medication was for a drug made by Depomed Inc, which failed 12 to 2. The panel also voted 10-4 against approving a drug for hot flashes made by Hisamitsu …


New Drug For Painful Sex

Tuesday February 26th the FDA approved a new drug for painful sex. It’s called Osphena and it is a selective estrogen receptor modulator or SERM. This medication is similar to other medications iof this type such as Tamoxifen and Raloxifene. SERMs activate some tissues that are sensitive to estrogen such as in this case, the …


Early Surgical Menopause Causes Loss of Memory and Thinking

A new study found that women who had their ovaries removed by surgery before they were in menopause had an increased loss of both thinking and memory loss. Taking estrogen afterward slowed down the rate of loss. The study included 1837 women who were at least 53 years of age. The one third of the …


DoctorSeibel.com and HealthRock.com Win Web Health Awards

LIBERTYVILLE, IL — www.DoctorSeibel.com received a Gold Award for the “Best Website for Menopause and General Health” and www.HealthRock.com received a Bronze Award for “HealthRock = Music and Medicine” from Web Health Awards, both in the category of Medical Education. The Health Information Resource Center announced the winners of its 14th annual Web Health Awards which …


7 Thanksgiving Weight Control Tips

Happy Thanksgiving. I wish you health, happiness and gratitude for all the wonderful things in your life. With such a big holiday here and Christmas and New Years now in sight, it is the official weight-gaining window of the year. And if you are trying to control your weight, it’s a downright “dangerous” time. According …


New Kronos KEEPS Study Finds Estrogen Safe for Menopause

Ten years ago the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study changed our view of how to treat low estrogen. The study of 161,880 postmenopausal women questioned the safety of estrogen. The study found that there was a higher risk of breast cancer, stroke, heart attack and blood clots among women who took estrogen compared to women …


Keeping Weight Off in Menopause and Peri Menopause

It’s hard to loose weight any time. But in menopause or postmenopause it’s particularly challenging. So what can you do to help shed those pounds? A recent study looked at the eating habits of 419 overweight and obese menopausal women to see what worked best. Some women got “lifestyle changes” that included regular group meetings …

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