Dr. Mache Blog

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 …

8
May

Menopause Symptoms – Before, During and After

How will you change after menopause? Studies show that most women don’t know the answer. It’s the not knowing that leads to fear and worry for so many women.   To make things worse, many doctors don’t diagnose menopause as the cause of the variety symptoms their patients are experiencing.   It’s not surprising. Menopause …

1
May

My Odometer

Monday I hit a milestone birthday. I sat down and wrote this poem put to music played by Ben Schwendener. Listen to the narration over the music. It will add to the flavor. Hope you enjoy it and if you, please comment below.     My odometer turned again One more revolution With multiple conclusions …

18
Apr

Notre-Dame Cathedral – Significance of Fire

I’ve been very moved by the fire that destroyed so much of the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Given this happened during the Holy Week just before Easter, I wrote the following essay and original music to accompany it. Whether you observe Easter or Passover, I hope you enjoy it. I watched with disbelief as the spire of …

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 …

9
Apr

Hot Years Magazine – Latest Issue Released

Get accurate, reliable information on midlife that is easy to understand and comes right to your inbox! The latest issue of The Hot Years magazine in now available and….its FREE. Visit www.HotYearsMag.com and download it now to your computer or device. This issue includes articles on culinary medicine (food for health), what you need to …

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 …