10
Dec

When Treatment Causes Menopause

Menopause always comes with challenges. When you are 50ish, the symptoms come on gradually. But when you are younger and still have normal or relatively normal hormone levels, treatment causes an abrupt drop in those hormones, and that causes you to be catapulted into menopause. That large, sudden change in hormones causes large, sudden changes …

7
Apr

Perimenopause Osteoporosis – Are You At Risk?

If you are woman in her 30s or 40s, you’re probably not thinking of menopause. And if you’re not thinking of menopause, perimenopause and osteoporosis or bone loss is something that is probably not on your radar. But since 5-10% of women enter menopause before age 45, and because the symptoms, including bone loss, may …

14
Aug

The Estrogen Fix – Best Selling Book Podcast Book Summary

If you’re like most women and many doctors, understanding estrogen and hormone therapy is confusing. And even though we now know that estrogen is safe and beneficial for the vast majority of women, a lot of women are left afraid and avoiding estrogen because of all that has been written about it saying it may …

1
Aug

Natural And Surgical Menopause: How They Differ

Is menopause the same for natural and surgical menopause? In a word, “No.” These are two very different experiences. As I write in my best selling book, The Estrogen Fix:   Natural or spontaneous menopause: When a woman’s ovaries naturally stop making enough estrogen to produce a menstrual cycle.   Surgical menopause: When a woman’s …

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 …

5
Jun

Breast Cancer Treatment May No Longer Include Chemotherapy For Some

Women with breast cancer must not only deal with the challenges of a potentially life-threatening disease; they also have to face the challenges of breast cancer treatment. Chemotherapy is an essential mainstay for many who require breast cancer treatment, but it causes side effects that are at best unpleasant and at worst, toxic. And in …

6
May

New BRCA Genetic Test for Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer: Risks and Benefits

Do you have a strong family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer? Are you thinking of doing a BRCA genetic test to find out if your genes put you at increased risk for those cancers? Would you visit your doctor or healthcare provider to get tested, or would you do as an increasing number …

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 …

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 …

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