24
Apr

Painful Sex, Vaginal Dryness Common In Menopause, Rarely Treated – Estrogen Helps

For women in menopause, narrowing and thinning of the vaginal tissues and vaginal dryness, a condition called vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) is one of the most common symptoms.  Though it affects over half of women, only 7% are treated and many are unaware that effective treatments are available. Typical symptoms are vaginal dryness that can lead …

31
Mar

The Newest Estrogen is the Oldest One – Duavee

For millions of women, Premarin® was a household name. Before the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) was published in 2002, Premarin was one of the most widely used medications in the world. But after the WHI suggested that it caused an increase in breast cancer, blood clots, stroke and heart attacks, sales dropped and the medication …

7
Feb

Does High Cholesterol Cause Breast Cancer?

You know that estrogen plays a role in some breast cancers. You may also know that the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone originally are created in the ovary, testis and adrenal gland by metabolizing cholesterol. You may not know that an intermediate of cholesterol metabolism occurs in a type of blood cell called macrophages. It’s …

10
Jul

Other Hormones (besides Estrogen) That Change With Menopause

Mention the word ovaries and most people think reproduction. But the ovaries are much more than two tip-of-your-thumb-sized oval egg containers. Of course reproduction is one of their primary functions. But the ovaries are also highly specialized endocrine glands – organs that produce hormones affecting nearly every organ in a woman’s body throughout her lifetime. …

9
Jul

4-Part Webinar Series – Menopause: Changes During the Change

I’m thrilled to tell you about my four-part webinar “Optimizing Menopause” webinar series.  You can still sign up on my website at: https://www.drmache.com/store/optimizing-menopause-a-four-webinar-series/ The introductory webinar to this series was so well received that it was full within 12 minutes. (The good news is I’ve found another platform so that won’t happen again!) What will I …

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