Category - perimenopause

30
Mar

Why Condoms Are Prolife

Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts recently send students distributing condoms out of their dorms a warning that they might face disciplinary actions. These students were part of an unofficial student group called BC Students for Sexual Health. These students send out information on male and female condoms, lubricants and pamphlets without cost so students could …

17
Oct

Heart Attacks in Women – What You Need To Know

I want to share this interview I did with Puja Mehta, a cardiologist at the Barbara Streisand Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Here she discusses heart attacks in women and what you need to know. Men and women have such different symptoms that many women don’t realize that symptoms like nausea or neck pain or indigestion could …

27
Sep

Keeping Weight Off in Menopause and Peri Menopause

It’s hard to loose weight any time. But in menopause or postmenopause it’s particularly challenging. So what can you do to help shed those pounds? A recent study looked at the eating habits of 419 overweight and obese menopausal women to see what worked best. Some women got “lifestyle changes” that included regular group meetings …

18
Sep

Diet Plus Exercise Needed For Optimum Health in Obese Women in Menopause

Between 1978 and 2004, the percentage of obese women in menopause increased from 17% to 30%. For most people, obesity is due to either eating too much, exercising too little or a combination of the two. In addition, metabolism slows down with aging. Muscle mass and strength also decline. A study in the journal Menopause …

12
Sep

Vitamin D Prevents Heart Disease in Menopause

Your always hearing people talking about vitamins. The term comes from the words vital and amines – vitamins. These are substances that your body needs to live and be healthy. Vitamin D is the only vitamin that your body can make; the other vitamins must be either eaten with foods or taken as a supplement. …

11
Sep

Perimenopause – When Menopause Symptoms Begin

National Menopause Awareness Month is here again and to honor it, I want to tell you how to know if menopause is near. You probably know about menopause. Menopause is defined by doctors as one year after your last period and on average comes at age 53 years and 3 months (unless both your ovaries …

10
Sep

Menopause and Your Mental Health

In honor of September is Menopause Awareness Month, today’s blog is on Menopause and Your Mental Health. I’m sure you know women who reach menopause and tip into a mental mess. Estrogen usually gets the blame; levels drop in the years leading up to menopause – the perimenopause – and those lower levels of estrogen …

31
Aug

Continuous vs Intermittent Diet in Menopause

If you’re in menopause and overweight, would it matter if you diet continuously versus some of the time? What if you tried to loose weight for 5 weeks and then you took a break for 5 weeks and just tried not to gain weight for the next 5 weeks. A new study just published in …

28
Aug

Glaucoma a Risk of Low Estrogen in Menopause

In addition to poor sleep, hot flashes and low libido, there is another health issue that a woman with low estrogen in or near menopause needs to discuss with her doctor – glaucoma.   A new review article in the journal Menopause shows that low estrogen levels is a major contributor to poor vision in …

27
Aug

Menopause Causes Work Absenteeism

Women are now 51% of all high paying and professional and related occupations and their numbers are growing. As their ages increase, more and more women in menopause and beyond are working. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 68 million women make up half the US work force. Women over 45 have the highest …

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