22
Aug

Solar Eclipse and Bone Health

Wasn’t the solar eclipse amazing? Once in our lifetime the USA could see the moon came between the earth and the sun… and slowly the sun (or part of it depending on where you stood) disappeared. You might not have known about the solar eclipse if it weren’t for the news. And you learned that …

22
Aug

The Estrogen Fix and Your Bones

Most people don’t think about their bones much until they break or ache. Unlike our teeth, our bones are buried beneath our skin, muscles, and fat. Like so many other parts of a woman’s body, bones have a close relationship with estrogen and have an estrogen window.   The bones are where the body stores …

13
Jul

Glucosamine, Exercise and Menopause Symptoms

Are you suffering from arthritis? Worried about diabetes? In or around menopause? The June issue of Menopause had new information about glucosamine, a common over-the-counter supplement.   First of all, arthritis and arthritic pain is extremely common. It affects over 40 million people in the United States and over 350 million people worldwide. Most people …

15
May

How to Escape Hot Flash Hell

Are hot flashes waking you up at night? Are they embarrassing you at work in front of coworkers? Do they cause you anxiety, distress or loss of focus? You are not alone! Hot flashes are the second most common symptom of menopause (after irregular bleeding). They are caused when your body wants to let off …

23
May

Get the Facts on FRAX

Fact: More than half of all bone fractures are in people with osteopenia rather than osteoporosis. May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month and the perfect time to bone up on your potential fracture risk.   If you haven’t heard of FRAX, it stands for Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. It was developed by the …

24
Jul

Osteoporosis and Menopause

Osteoporosis or thinning of the bones that leads to compromised bone strength is the most common bone disorder affecting humans. It affects 28 million Americans and 80% of them are women. About half of Caucasians, Hispanics and Asians and 38% of African-Americans have bone loss that can lead to osteoporosis. I think it’s one of …

29
Oct

High Heels Health Tips

The women’s shoe industry is nearly $40 billion annually. Women love shopping for them. But the pleasure of that cute new pair may not be worth it. A recent article offered experts opinions on the down-side of high heels. High heels can cause pain and injury to your feet, legs and back. The high heels …

25
Sep

Exercise Your Hip Pain Away

Hip pain can be, well, a pain in the neck. But PBS fitness expert Suzanne Andrews has some simple tips to help you relieve your pains and get you on the way to a more pain free life. Many people think that with painful joints you have to avoid exercise. But getting immobile just makes …

9
Aug

Do You Have Osteoporosis? Ask Your Dentist.

Almost one in four people age 65 and older have lost all their teeth. Since teeth are bones, I’ve noticed that many of my menopause patients with osteoporosis also have bad teeth. Osteoporosis associated with menopause is the most common bone disorder due to problems with normal metabolism. Here is a new way to help …

10
May

Age of Menopause Can Affect Health

If you’ve already finished having your family, does the age of menopause matter? A new study suggestes it does. Women who go through menopause before age 47 increases a woman’s chances for increased loss of calcium in the bones, osteoporosis, bone fractures and even death. Click here for free ebook on menopause and how to …