30
Apr

Hot Flashes Increased by Summer Heat

It’s almost summer. For most, summer equals fun. But for the millions of women in perimenopause or already in menopause, the heat of summer means increased hot flashes.   Hot flashes are caused by a sudden release of heat accompanied by sweating. Blood vessels under the skin dilate suddenly to let off heat. That causes …

8
Mar

Do You Know the Most Common Health Condition in Women?

It’s International Women’s Day. When you think about women’s health, which of these do you think is most common? 1. Infertility? 2. Pregnancy? 3. Cancer? 4. Menopause? If you guessed #4 you are correct. Because even though those other conditions are common, every woman will reach menopause and most are not prepared. Just like you …

25
Feb

Sad To Be Alone – The Power of Friends

Ever since the Garden of Eden when Adam gave up a rib to have a companion, we’ve known that being alone isn’t what we’re designed to be. People do not do well with loneliness and isolation. I see it in my patients all the time. Feeling isolated often leads to sadness and depression. Loneliness raises …

20
Feb

You Don’t Have to be A Journalist to Journal

Do you keep a journal? Many successful people do.   Journaling is an easy way to memorialize your thoughts; a place to see where you were in the past and where you are now.   It’s a great way to see if your symptoms have changed, to recall what medications or treatments you tried, to …

15
Jan

How Many Eggs In Your Basket?

Have you ever wondered how many eggs your ovaries contain ie your ovarian reserve? Or how long they might last?   It’s a fascinating question whose answer began when you were developing inside your mother’s womb.   According to an article in the June 2017 issue of The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a …

15
Aug

It’s About Time…For an Estrogen Fix

Are you confused about hormones? Are they right for you? When do you start them? Stop them? Which one? How much? What kind? Are bioidentical hormones safer?   If any of that sounds like you, you’re not alone!   Not many medications affect so many people and are so misunderstood. We need an Estrogen Fix. …

18
Jul

Test Your Menopause IQ

How much do you really know about menopause? When does it happen? What things can cause it? Can you get pregnant? If you start taking estrogen, do you have to stay on it forever? Women have a lot of questions and there is a lot of confusion. That’s why i came up with this Test …

8
Jun

6 Estrogen Hormone Therapy Options Explained

Get the pros and cons of each delivery system Adapted from The Estrogen Window Once you understand the estrogen window, you’ll possess a powerful concept that can transform your life for the better, and it is incredibly simple to understand. Once you do, you can begin taking advantage of your estrogen window to reduce your anxiety about …

7
Jun

Ask Dr. Mache about Perimenopause – Facebook LIVE Q & A – 4 Things You Must Know

https://youtu.be/E8uSKMpC_SQ In this Facebook LIVE video, women asked their most pressing questions about perimenopause after first a short intro about 4 Things You Must Know about perimenopause. There’s a lot of great info here that I wanted to share because perimenopause is so confusing. The symptoms are sometimes thought to be a heart problem, a …

5
Jun

Three Tips For Midlife Hormone Balance

As your reproductive years are starting to wind down, your hormones move into transition mode. And that means hormones out of balance. It’s natural and it’s inevitable, and the severity of  your symptoms depends on your overall health and your knowledge of what is going on in your body and so you can do something …

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