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Oct

Vaginal Dryness and Painful Sex (GSM) – An Unmet Need

It’s common. It’s painful. But nobody wants to talk about it – vaginal dryness and painful sex. But if you do have it, you’re not alone. Roughly half of women after menopause will have vaginal dryness or painful sex. Doctors call it Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause or GSM.   Why Does it Happen? The lower …

1
Oct

Who Needs Hormone Replacement Therapy? The Answer May Surprise You.

Who needs hormone therapy? As a menopause expert, that’s a question I get all the time. It’s why I wrote my best selling books The Estrogen Window and its updated paperback The Estrogen Fix. So when USNew called to interview me for an article I was delighted. It’s information that every woman needs to know …

6
Aug

Is All Bioidentical Hormone Therapy The Same? Not Exactly!

In my best selling book, The Estrogen Fix, there is a long discussion of bioidentical hormones for menopause symptoms. Bioidentical hormones are manufactured to be chemically identical to the naturally occurring hormones your ovaries produce during the reproductive years. Those include estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone.   Are Bioidentical Hormones Natural? For many people, bioidentical hormones …

25
Jun

What is Estrogen?

You’re always hearing about estrogen. You may be wondering if you should take it. This post answers the question whose answer you should know before that…”What is estrogen?”   You may know the first part of the answer to this question. It’s something I address in detail in my best selling book, The Estrogen Fix. …

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 …

21
May

Covid-19 and Routine Care: Focus on Staying Healthy While You Wait

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, there has been so much focus on health issues related to the virus, routine healthcare has become less accessible. If you want to learn more about how to avoid Covid-19, CLICK HERE.    In an earlier blog post I discussed tips to stay well emotionally while waiting out the Covid-19 …

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 …

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 …

9
Apr

Hot Years Magazine – Latest Issue Released

Get accurate, reliable information on midlife that is easy to understand and comes right to your inbox! The latest issue of The Hot Years magazine in now available and….its FREE. Visit www.HotYearsMag.com and download it now to your computer or device. This issue includes articles on culinary medicine (food for health), what you need to …

7
Apr

Perimenopause Osteoporosis – Are You At Risk?

If you are woman in her 30s or 40s, you’re probably not thinking of menopause. And if you’re not thinking of menopause, perimenopause and osteoporosis or bone loss is something that is probably not on your radar. But since 5-10% of women enter menopause before age 45, and because the symptoms, including bone loss, may …

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