Category - menopause symptoms

10
Sep

7 Common Menopause Symptoms and Questions Answered

One thing everyone agrees about when it comes to menopause symptoms…there are a lot of questions about menopause and menopause symptoms. When does it start? What are the symptoms? Is estrogen safe? What’s going on with my vagina? And a whole lot more. To get to the bottom of seven of the most common menopause …

24
Aug

Musical Monday: Relax – Take a Break Before You Have One!

Just about everyone I talk to is stressed. Covid19, money, work, school, elections…the list goes on and on. You fill in the blank________.  And stress makes everything worse, including menopause symptoms.   The reason may vary, but what is universal is the need to destress. To take time to stop the world and get off …

23
Aug

Michelle Obama Open About Hot Flashes

When Michelle Obama speaks powerfully at the Democratic National Convention about the future of America, no one is surprised at her clear and honest statements. But it will surprise some when Michelle Obama is aboard Marine One dressed for an event and experiences a hot flash that she shares with America on a recent episode …

13
Aug

8 Ways to Get Relief From Perimenopausal Symptoms

For so many women, perimenopause remains a mystery. What is it? When is it? How will I know I’m in it? How do I make it better? The truth is, some of the worst “menopause symptoms” occur in perimenopause. Because perimenopause is a topic that doesn’t get nearly enough attention, Vanessa Caceres wrote an article for …

23
Jul

Got Belly Fat? You Could Have Metabolic Syndrome!

Is increased belly fat causing your waist size to get larger? Are you noticing “love handles” and a muffin top you can feel, and internal fat you cannot? That is where heart disease, high cholesterol, inflammation, and diabetes risks lie in ambush.  That’s why we’ve been talking over the past several weeks about weight gain …

16
Jul

What Role Do Hormones Play in Menopause Weight Control?

I want to continue sharing with you information about menopause and weight control. You’ll find this and much more in my best selling book, The Estrogen Fix.   Mice studies begin to explain the relationship between estrogen and weight gain. Once the ovaries of mice are removed, they gain weight no matter what they are …

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 …

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