14
Aug

The Estrogen Fix – Best Selling Book Podcast Book Summary

If you’re like most women and many doctors, understanding estrogen and hormone therapy is confusing. And even though we now know that estrogen is safe and beneficial for the vast majority of women, a lot of women are left afraid and avoiding estrogen because of all that has been written about it saying it may …

9
Aug

Estrogen Cream, Patches and Pellets: What You Need To Know

Are you currently using topical estrogen, or thinking of using a topical estrogen cream, patch or pellets? These forms of estrogen are becoming more commonly used and something I’m often asked about by my patients and by women whose doctors are less familiar with menopause treatments and who work with me from a distance at MenopauseCoaching.com. …

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 …

19
May

7 Common Meds That Increase Your Risk of Breaking a Bone

Do you know how strong your bones are? Most people don’t…unless you’ve had a bone density. That’s a type of x-ray called DEXA that compares the density of your bones to a know population of women so you know if your bones are strong, or are losing calcium at a rate that increases your risk …

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 …

25
Feb

Sad To Be Alone – The Power of Friends

Ever since the Garden of Eden when Adam gave up a rib to have a companion, we’ve known that being alone isn’t what we’re designed to be. People do not do well with loneliness and isolation. I see it in my patients all the time. Feeling isolated often leads to sadness and depression. Loneliness raises …

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 …

28
Nov

Important Facts about Falling and How To Prevent Falls

It’s winter and that means slippery ice on the ground in many parts of the country… So it’s time to think about how to prevent falls more often than usual. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. …

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