Category - menopause symptoms

17
Nov

Got Anxiety? Meditate don’t Medicate!

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. Over 40 million adults in the U.S. (19.1%) have an anxiety disorder. Some studies show that approximately 33.7 percent of (3 in every 10) Americans will have an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives.   The go-to treatment for anxiety disorders …

14
Nov

Finally! Menopause is Getting Some Attention!

Finally, the US is starting to make some headway in supporting midlife women. Kudos to Reps. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, and David McKinley, R-W.Va., who have introduced a bipartisan bill in Congress called The Menopause Research Bill, which will according to a West Virginia press release, “jumpstart research into finding new treatments for symptoms caused by …

16
Oct

Hormone Therapy for Aging Transgender Women

Just completing the 2022 North American Menopause Society meeting held in Atlanta, October 12-15. One of the many interesting talks dealt with the menopause symptoms and challenges of transgender women. Hormone Therapy (HT) is confusing for cisgender women, but it can be even much more so for transgender women. Because they are transitioning from male …

6
Jul

When Men Have ‘Volcanic’ Hot Flashes

Hot flashes only occur in women, right?   Not exactly. Up to 75% of men who are treated with hormone therapy for prostate cancer have hot flashes. It’s not something most people think about. But it is a common side effect in a very common cancer in men.   If more men did have the …

1
Jul

Menopause Survey Reveals Women Want and Need More Information

By 2025, 1.2 billion women will be in menopause      Even though menopause is a natural transition that will happen to every women who lives long enough, women know much more about their first period than they do about their last one, a new survey reveals.    As a menopause expert and menopause coach …

15
Jun

British Member of Parliament Menopause Symptom Misdiagnosed 12 Years

An article in the British Publication Mirror describes a Member of Parliament (MP) treated with antidepressants for 12 years before she was finally diagnosed as having menopause. After all that time, MP Carolyn Harris is  finally weaning herself off of the antidepressants. According to her interview, she mood was so low that she wasn’t able …

27
May

A New Look at Treating Menopause Symptoms

Whether or not to take estrogen is a huge decision every woman must make as she faces her symptom of menopause. Most of the fears about estrogen began with the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) when they falsely claimed that estrogen increases the risk of breast cancer and heart disease. I explained how the WHI got …

21
Apr

How to Get Rid of Anxiety

Feeling anxious? Anxiety seems to be our new normal state.   Watching the news for more than a few minutes ends up being a real adrenaline rush. Coronavirus, wildfires, inflation, shootings, Ukraine. Who can feel calm?   Self-help author Wayne Dyer wrote, “You can’t always control what goes on outside you; but you can control …

7
Apr

Severe Depression and Sexual Dysfunction Affects Women’s Cognitive Performance

Menopause symptoms can wreak havoc on midlife women’s quality of life.  Now a new study suggests that if some of these symptoms are severe, it can affect a woman’s cognitive performance. The study, published in the journal Menopause, involved more than 400 women and is different because it compared the severity of certain menopause symptoms …

17
Mar

Does Menopause Equal Career-Pause?

A March 2022 article in the British publication The House asked this very question.   They found that a lack of workplace support for menopause symptoms is ruining women’s careers. Sadly, many feel forced to reject promotions or even leave the workforce entirely. And that is not only bad for women; it’s bad for businesses. …

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