Category - Hormone Balance

22
Jan

5 Menopause Lessons Learned From The New England Patriots

Even if you’re not a football fan, there is a good chance you have heard that the New England Patriots win a lot of their games and their quarterback, Tom Brady, is very, very good.   On January 20, 2019, the Patriots won their third in a row trip to the Super Bowl, the Holy …

10
Jan

What Causes a Woman to Enter Menopause?

Menopause happens to every woman. But why? And When? There are many reasons a women enters menopause. The most common is that her ovaries naturally stop working, which typically happens at a mean age of 51. Although the range is 45 to 55 years of age. But for up to ten percent of women, menopause …

10
Dec

The Hot Years Magazine: Free Christmas Holiday Issue

How do you get your health information?   It’s a fact: 75% of women given a list of menopause symptoms don’t realize those symptoms are associated with menopause.   In today’s ever changing health information world, the most important thing you can do to stay well is to be informed so you can make good …

30
Oct

Got Hot Flashes??? New Hot Flash Med Bijuva Approved!

Got Hot Flashes! It’s the most common symptom facing women in perimenopause and menopause.  And it’s so disruptive.  What do hot flashes affect??? Everything!!! Sleep, work, concentration, and even emotions. It’s no fun to be doing a presentation or being with a group of friends or co-workers, and suddenly starting to feel hot and sweaty …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …