Dr. Mache Blog

17
Nov

Got Anxiety? Meditate don’t Medicate!

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. Over 40 million adults in the U.S. (19.1%) have an anxiety disorder. Some studies show that approximately 33.7 percent of (3 in every 10) Americans will have an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives.   The go-to treatment for anxiety disorders …

14
Nov

Finally! Menopause is Getting Some Attention!

Finally, the US is starting to make some headway in supporting midlife women. Kudos to Reps. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, and David McKinley, R-W.Va., who have introduced a bipartisan bill in Congress called The Menopause Research Bill, which will according to a West Virginia press release, “jumpstart research into finding new treatments for symptoms caused by …

16
Oct

Hormone Therapy for Aging Transgender Women

Just completing the 2022 North American Menopause Society meeting held in Atlanta, October 12-15. One of the many interesting talks dealt with the menopause symptoms and challenges of transgender women. Hormone Therapy (HT) is confusing for cisgender women, but it can be even much more so for transgender women. Because they are transitioning from male …

3
Oct

Nurturing the Nurturer: Supporting Female Physicians and Nurses in Menopause

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Menopause Society designated October as World Menopause Month. Women in Medicine Are Impacted by Menopause Although there is a lot of discussion about menopause among women in general, there is much less discussion about women in medicine who are going through menopause and the need to support …

19
Jul

Does the Coronavirus Vaccination Affect Periods, Postmenopausal Bleeding or Fertility?

Over 12 billion people have safely taken the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine First the facts! There have been more than 12.2 billion doses of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccination given across 184 countries. That’s roughly 10.6 million doses a day. US citizens have been given almost 600 million doses so far, which is a daily average rate of 96,733 dosages.   …

8
Jul

NAMS Publishes New Position Statement on Hormone Therapy

Before the year 2000, estrogen was the #1 prescribed medication in the United States. It was used by over 40% of all women in perimenopause and menopause, seemed safe, and doctors freely prescribed HT because it definitely improved the menopause symptoms it was intended to treat and seemed safe.   Then in 2002 came the Women’s …

6
Jul

When Men Have ‘Volcanic’ Hot Flashes

Hot flashes only occur in women, right?   Not exactly. Up to 75% of men who are treated with hormone therapy for prostate cancer have hot flashes. It’s not something most people think about. But it is a common side effect in a very common cancer in men.   If more men did have the …

1
Jul

Menopause Survey Reveals Women Want and Need More Information

By 2025, 1.2 billion women will be in menopause      Even though menopause is a natural transition that will happen to every women who lives long enough, women know much more about their first period than they do about their last one, a new survey reveals.    As a menopause expert and menopause coach …