Category - Menopause

10
Aug

Low Estrogen in Menopause Lowers Vision

As if hot sweats, irritability and poor sleep weren’t enough, a new study published in the August issue of Menopause showed that women in menopause who do not receive estrogen had a higher risk of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a painless increase in pressure within the eye that irreversibly leads to blindness. The authors found a …

9
Aug

Tips on Using Suncreen To Prevent Aging & Cancer

I came across this short video about sunscreens – which ones to use, how much, how strong and think it will be helpful to you – not only in preventing skin cancer but also in preventing aging. http://bit.ly/Mjm3wV Click Here to get my free monthly newsletter filled with tips and information.

6
Aug

A Brief Primer on Estrogen Therapy

Some women can’t live without it; others won’t come near it. Some love it; others hate it. But no matter how you fell about estrogen, it’s still the only government approved drug therapy in the United States and Canada for treating menopause-related symptoms. Before 2002 and the publishing of the Women’s Health Initiative study, a …

26
Jul

Estrogen May Curb Depression

I’ve been prescribing estrogen for years to help women in menopause with depression. And now, at a meeting of the new Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health, the lower estrogen levels associated with menopause was found to be associated with an increased risk of depression. Basically, the longer the woman …

24
Jul

Promising New Sleep Med – Suvorexant

Seems like everyone is having difficulty falling asleep these days, so a new medication to help with that is always good news. The newest one is called Suvorexant. It’s called that because it targets the orexin system, a part of the brain that promotes wakefulness.This is the part of the brain that’s missing  or damaged …

23
Jul

Got Hot Flashes? Try Hypnosis!

A new study presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in New Orleans gave a new tool for women in menopause looking for an alternative treatment for hot flashes – hypnosis. A five-session program reduced both the frequency and the severity of hot flashes by 80%. And there were side benefits …

21
Jul

K-Y Liquibeads Vaginal Moisturizer Recalled by FDA

Johnson and Johnson is being asked to recall over 69,000 units of it’s K-Y Liquibeads products after receiving over 200 complaints from consumers between June 25, 2010, through Dec. 12, 2011 that the product not dissolving or having an uncharacteristic consistency or texture. A spokeswoman for the company said the recall wasn’t unsafe and does not affect other …

21
Jul

Older Men & Women Have More Problems With Sleep

This new study shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Most of my menopause patients complain of poor sleep. But the problem in aging isn’t falling asleep; it’s staying asleep. A study done at Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that people ages 64-74 were 4 times more likely to wake up during the night than younger people …

14
Jul

Estrogen Still Best Treatment for Hot Flashes

Ten years after the Women’s Health Initiative caused millions of women to throw away their estrogen, continued research shows estrogen is still the best way to stop hot flashes…and it’s not as unsafe as the original study suggested. Read more. Get FREE eBook on How to Take Estrogen.

10
Jul

7 Quick Tips To Sleep Better

Millions of Americans are struggling with too little sleep. Here are 7 quick tips you can do to catch a few more zzzz’s. Speak in quite tones and encourage others to do the same after bedtime Set all pagers and cell phones to vibrate Close all doors to people’s room who are sleeping Get room …

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