9
Jul

Is Midlife Weight Gain in Women Due to Menopause or Aging?

In last week’s blog post we began discussing menopause and belly fat. We talked about the fact that belly fat was more than just a cosmetic issue; it is a health problem. We also discussed BMI and other issues about midlife weight gain. This post continues the conversation. Is midlife weight gain due to menopause or …

2
Jul

Does Menopause Cause Belly Fat?

Love handles. Muffin top. Spare tire. Menopot. Jelly belly. As I explain in my best selling book, The Estrogen Fix, women use a lot of disparaging terms for the belly fat associated with menopause. As they stare into the mirror at their once-svelte bodies and try to zip up a favorite pair of pants, they …

11
Jun

Hot Flashes, Estrogen, and Your Brain

This post is a short section from my book, The Estrogen Fix. As you will see, hot flashes are more than just a nuisance; they affect your brain…   Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of and complaints about menopause. Sure, they are annoying, embarrassing, and disruptive. But do they do something …

4
Jun

Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Sleep

Let’s face it, nobody is sleeping too well these days. Between Covid-19 and the social unrest that has swept the country with the tragic loss of George Floyd, it’s about as tense a time as I can remember in my lifetime.   But to paraphrase Shakespeare, “Sleep knits the raveled sleeve of care.”  And making …

28
May

Am I In Menopause?

Are you feeling out of control? Are you frustrated at not being able to lose weight? Do you feel like you’re losing your mind, want to cry, walk around like a zombie because you’re so tired, and you just want it to stop? You could be going into menopause. And menopause can be so challenging …

30
Apr

What is Puberty, Menstruation, Perimenopause and Menopause?

In this time of stay at home isolation, millions of women are not able to go to their healthcare providers for routine care. And for women in perimenopause and menopause, that creates a lot of stress for dealing with work, relationships and self-esteem. As a women’s wellness and menopause expert and author of the best …

11
Apr

Menopause and Domestic Violence in the Time of Covid-19

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, we’ve been told to stay home because it is safer. But for an increasing number of women, that couldn’t be further from the truth. And I’m not talking about Covid-19. What if the person you are required to stay at home with is physically or mentally abusive and you have …

26
Mar

Non-Surgical Treatment for Bladder Dropping or Stress Incontinence

Feeling your internal organs dropping is an embarrassing and worrisome problem. The medical term is pelvic prolapse. Or you may have loss of urine when you cough, sneeze, or exercise. This is called stress incontinence. Many women will not share these problems with her doctor because they worry it will require surgery or they are …

28
Jan

You Are NOT Too Young For Heart Disease

Usually when I share an article, it’s from a well-known medical journal. But this information was reported on the front page of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ January 15, 2020).   And it’s alarming!   Heart disease and strokes are killing an increasing number of Americans between the ages of 45 and 64, in the …

10
Dec

When Treatment Causes Menopause

Menopause always comes with challenges. When you are 50ish, the symptoms come on gradually. But when you are younger and still have normal or relatively normal hormone levels, treatment causes an abrupt drop in those hormones, and that causes you to be catapulted into menopause. That large, sudden change in hormones causes large, sudden changes …

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