Category - perimenopause

24
Aug

Older Fathers Increase Child's Autism Risk

While older moms are usually the cause of genetic diseases in their children such as Down’s Syndrome, a new study in the journal Nature suggests that it is older fathers responsible for the rise in autism. The study was done in Iceland in 78 families who had a diagnosis of autism or schizophrenia. The sequences of …

23
Aug

Some Night Sweats Aren't Due to Menopause

Many women know that a flushing face and night sweats are a part of menopause. But menopause is not always the cause. Sometimes these nuisances are a symptom of something else. As a matter of fact, a wide range of conditions can cause hot flashes and night sweats (and sometimes day sweats). It’s called Sleep …

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 …

6
Aug

A Brief Primer on Estrogen Therapy

Some women can’t live without it; others won’t come near it. Some love it; others hate it. But no matter how you fell about estrogen, it’s still the only government approved drug therapy in the United States and Canada for treating menopause-related symptoms. Before 2002 and the publishing of the Women’s Health Initiative study, a …

26
Jul

Estrogen May Curb Depression

I’ve been prescribing estrogen for years to help women in menopause with depression. And now, at a meeting of the new Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health, the lower estrogen levels associated with menopause was found to be associated with an increased risk of depression. Basically, the longer the woman …

21
Jul

K-Y Liquibeads Vaginal Moisturizer Recalled by FDA

Johnson and Johnson is being asked to recall over 69,000 units of it’s K-Y Liquibeads products after receiving over 200 complaints from consumers between June 25, 2010, through Dec. 12, 2011 that the product not dissolving or having an uncharacteristic consistency or texture. A spokeswoman for the company said the recall wasn’t unsafe and does not affect other …

14
Jul

Estrogen Still Best Treatment for Hot Flashes

Ten years after the Women’s Health Initiative caused millions of women to throw away their estrogen, continued research shows estrogen is still the best way to stop hot flashes…and it’s not as unsafe as the original study suggested. Read more. Get FREE eBook on How to Take Estrogen.

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 …

3
May

Radiation Causes Fatigue That Gets Better With Time

There is good news for women who have early stage breast cancer and require treatment with radiation. Although fatigue is a common experience, only about 6% of women treated suffer from fatigue 1 year later. A new study of 218 Australian women with early stage breast cancer treated with either adjuvant radiation, chemotherapy, or both, can …

28
Mar

Sodas Increase Heart Attack, Diabetes

Sodas were again in the news and this time for increasing the risk of heart attack and diabetes. You can see my blog post about this on FeedingAmerica.org. As you’ll see, cutting back on sodas or cutting them out altogether might be the most important health decision you make. Here is my video on sodas …

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