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 …

16
Apr

Dryness and Pain after Breast Cancer Treatment (GSM) – How to Make it Better

There’s a new medical term for an old and too familiar problem. It’s called Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause or GSM and it is the medical term for a group of symptoms that include dryness of the vagina and skin area outside the vagina, burning, and irritation. It also includes painful sex, urinary symptoms, and recurring urinary …

29
Nov

FDA Issues Warning on Vaginal Laser Treatment

Ever go to the doctor and feel too embarrassed to ask your question?   One very common question that DOESN’T get asked is,   “Are you feeling dry or feeling pain with sex?”   You’re not alone. About half of women in perimenopause and menopause share your frustration.   The bad news is that only about 7% ever …