22
Jul

Is Perimenopause Sneaking Up On You?

Is perimenopause sneaking up on you? Perimenopause causes infertility and for many women, the first sign of perimenopause is difficulty getting pregnant. But for others, symptoms start happening that at first are hard to explain.   Its not uncommon for women to find themselves going from one specialist to another trying to get an answer …

16
Jul

Why Women Shouldn’t Wait To Have Kids

You want to start a family and you’re 30 something years old. No problem. Right? You’ve got years and years of childbearing ahead of you, so what’s the rush?   During the first part of my career as a leading fertility expert, I saw thousands of women who thought this or who were told this.  …

2
Jul

Got Hot Flashes? They May Not Be Due to Menopause!

Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause; up to 80% of women have them and 100% wish they didn’t. They’re so synonymous with menopause that the magazine I edit is called The Hot Years. Click Here to get a Free Subscription Hot flashes due to menopause are more than just feeling warm. Pulses …

18
Jun

7 Most Common Menopause Symptoms

Many women don’t realize they are having common menopause symptoms. They may see three or more doctors for their symptoms before they figure out that all of them are due to one reason – hormonal changes that occur naturally in every women. One of the reasons it’s so hard to realize the symptoms are due …

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. …

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