Category - Menopause


Colon Cancer in Perimenopause and Menopause

When I say, “Mammogram,” most women in menopause have had one. But when I say “Colonoscopy” many women in perimenopause or menopause have not. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and I’m hoping the answer to the colonoscopy question will change. Women in perimenopause and menopause are more likely to die of colon cancer than …


Seven Sleep Tips To Improve Sleep in Perimenopause

Is getting enough sleep keeping you up at night? If so, here are seven sleep tips the Sandman approved. Sometimes simple lifestyle strategies and relaxing music go a long way to improving minor sleep disturbances, especially for women as they enter perimenopause and transition into menopause: Light sleepers do best avoiding heavy meals and large …


Heart Disease in Menopause Due to Low Estrogen?

Could heart disease in menopause and the thickening of the arteries that comes with it be due to a deficient chemical? New research suggests it is. A chemical cofactor called BH4 (tetrahydrobiopterin) could lead the way to reversing vascular health that occurs after menopause. This comes from a small study published January 13 in the …


Memory and Menopause: HRT Can Help

One of the commonest complaints I hear is that “my memory is not as good as it was.” Does that sound like you? If so, you are definitely not alone. One of the biggest causes of poor memory is poor sleep that often comes with menopause. It’s one of the reasons women consider HRT. But …


Dr. Mache Joins Huffington Post

I’m delighted to tell you that I’ve been asked to blog for the Huffington Post. My first blog post was just featured and received a lot of attention. I think you’ll find it interesting. Click here to read it.


Just a little heart attack

I saw this video about heart attacks in women on YouTube.   Here is another great video to showcase heart attacks in women. Check it out. It could save your life. For more information on medical emergencies, read Save Your Life, What to do in a Medical Emergency and learn what is a medical emergency, …


Smoking Leads to Early Menopause

It’s bad enough that every cigarette you smoke shaves about 7 minutes from your life. But now comes another review in the February 2012 issue of Menopause that shows smoking lowers the age of natural menopause. First the background. Natural menopause, the kind that happens from normal aging and not from surgery or chemotherapy, happens …


Baby After 40?

Women are waiting longer today to have their first baby. And even in the best of conditions, making a baby can take time; up to one year. For young women, fertility begins to fall off after age 27. The research shows that for women between the ages of 19 and 26, the chances of conceiving …


Increased Risk of STDs among 50+

The boomers or gaining in numbers and so is their incidence of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). Maybe it’s all the Viagra giving sex a greater likelihood of occurring with aging. Since pregnancy isn’t an issue, people might just not be thinking about STDs. Seems they should be. For additional info.  Click here for a link to a …


Women's Sexuality in Menopause

A few years ago Karen Giblin asked me to write a theme song called Red Hot Mama for her Red Hot Mama’s menopause organization. One of the lines in it goes – “Just because I’m in the ‘Pause doesn’t mean I’m dead.” That line underscores what a number of studies show; that sexual activity is alive …

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