Category - menopause symptoms

16
Oct

What Your Menstrual Cycle Length Tells You About Vascular Disease and Estrogen

Intro There is a lot of discussion about estrogen and its impact on the heart and vascular disease. Is it safe? Is it beneficial? Most of this discussion is related to the use of estrogen in menopause, a topic that is explained clearly and completely in my book, The Estrogen Fix. But a new study …

5
Aug

Menopause Timing: It’s All In Your Genes

You know it’s coming; the “M” word!  Yup, menopause happens to everyone who lives long enough. But when??? How long will my periods last? How long can I wait to have my kids before it’s too late? Aren’t I too young for menopause? Although most women enter menopause between the ages of 45-55, up to …

15
Apr

Ready to Give Weight Loss A Shot?

Are you trying to lose weight and thinking it seems impossible?   Do you lose weight only to find it again in just a short window of time so your weight feels like a yo-yo; up and down, up and down?   You are definitely not alone! Weight loss is not only a major issue …

25
Mar

Poor Sleep And Alzheimer’s Risk

How’s your sleep?   Before you answer, did you know that according to SleepFoundation.org, adults between 18 and 64 need seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Adults over 65 need 7-8 hours?   There is a good chance you’re not getting as much sleep as you need. 35.2% of all adults in the …

19
Mar

Waking Up to Pee? Here’s How to Slow the Flow.

Let’s face it, the nighttime path from the bed to the pottie is well worn in many households.   It’s called nocturia and it’s often gets worse in menopause as lower estrogen levels weaken the tissues that support the bladder and create a much more sensitive bladder. Lower estrogen levels also worsen sleep, hot flashes …

8
Mar

Music Monday: Ready for A Dream Lullaby for World Sleep Day

Do you wake up tired? Do you find yourself yawning in the middle of the day?    A lot of people do. One in four women has some insomnia symptoms, such as trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, or both. About one in seven adults has chronic (long-term) insomnia. Hormonal imbalances that are part of …

4
Feb

5 Tips to Make Menopause Better

Menopause is really challenging for many women. But it can also be a positive time of growth and development. It’s a time of more wisdom; a time when kids are typically out of the house so there is more freedom; it’s a time when it is finally your turn to turn your attention towards nurturing …

19
Dec

A Candid Chat on The Latest on Menopause and Sexual Health

I recently had the pleasure of being invited back to The Autoimmune Hour. Host Sharon Saylor explored with me the latest information on menopause, and a deep dive into the issues of vaginal dryness and intimacy that affects so many women in and around menopause. In this episode, we also had a candid discussion about …

12
Nov

Menopause and Depression: 5 Treatments to Feel Better

Feeling sad, sometimes depressed, anxious, or moody? You are not alone. These are very common symptom around the time of menopause. It has a lot to do with the wide swings of hormones that occur in midlife. The hormones estrogen and progesterone become unbalanced and have a huge impact on mood. That’s why women who …

5
Nov

Menopause, Stress and You

Menopause is stressful; hormonal changes, sleep changes, mood swings, and more. Throw in the economic issues we’re now facing, 100,000 new cases per day of a pandemic, and all the social and political tensions people are facing in this country right now, and everywhere you turn there is stress. You don’t have to be a …

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