Category - Menopause

16
Dec

Benefits of Flaxseed for Hot Flashes

Since HRT carries hormone side effects, I’m constantly looking for the best alternative treatment to use for low estrogen in menopause. This is particularly true for women with breast cancer. The results seem to always be mixed for alternative treatments and the benefits of flaxseed is no exception. Flaxseeds contain a plant estrogen or phytoestrogen. …

2
Dec

Is Adult Obesity in America A Disease or A Disability?

It has finally happened; the beginning of a debate to define obesity. Is it a disease, a self-inflicted quality that can be avoided and therefore penalized, or a disability to be discriminated against or fined? A recent Gallop survey of absenteeism among unhealthy American workers found chronic disease tied heavily with obesity. Chronic diseases are …

30
Nov

7 Fast Food Facts to Get Healthy Fast Food

Health fast food doesn’t exactly go together, even if the menu suggests you’re making a “healthy” choice. For instance, a McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal contains more sugar than a Snickers bar. That’s why it’s so important to read the labels and find out what’s in it. Unfortunately, most people don’t. A recent survey by …

8
Nov

Music To Treat High Blood Pressure & Causes of Stess

There are some songs that just make me stop, listen and relax. Ever happen to you? More and more studies are proving it’s more than coincidence. Music is being used to lower blood pressure, and reduce pain and stress symptoms among other things. Reports indicate that up to 85% of primary care visits are attributed …

21
Oct

Heart Attacks in Menopausal Women

When I ask my menopause patients if they know the symptoms of a heart attack, the answer is usually, “No,” or they think of crushing chest pain. But chest pain or pain going down one or both arms is much more common in men than in women. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death …

3
Oct

Mammogram Song and Video

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and every women should be sure she is up to date on her breast exam and her mammogram. A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray exam of the breasts that can find abnormal changes in breast tissue that cannot be felt during a breast exam. It is used for women …

18
Jul

North American Menopause Society Meeting

I’ve just returned from the North American Menopause Society meeting in Chicago. Many friends there and lots of great content. I’ll be writing about some of the things I heard there in the next week. Stay tuned. One thing is certain, there is a real possibility for 60 to be the new 50 or even …

4
Mar

Sleep is the Number one Menopause Symptom

The Red Hot Mamas did a Sleep Survey that clearly reveal sleep is a major issue for women throughout their peri-postmenopausal years. However, even though sleep disturbances rank highest of all menopausal symptoms, women are often not asked about it by healthcare providers and patients themselves often fail to bring it to their healthcare providers’ …

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