Dr. Mache Blog

22
Oct

What’s Worse Than Hot Flashes?

What’s worse than having hot flashes? Having hot flashes and migraines! And new evidence suggests that the two are connected and may be affecting women in a dangerous way.   Here’s What We Know Migraines affect more women than men Hormone imbalance seems to be the reason why Fluctuating hormones that are out of balance …

16
Oct

What Your Menstrual Cycle Length Tells You About Vascular Disease and Estrogen

Intro There is a lot of discussion about estrogen and its impact on the heart and vascular disease. Is it safe? Is it beneficial? Most of this discussion is related to the use of estrogen in menopause, a topic that is explained clearly and completely in my book, The Estrogen Fix. But a new study …

30
Sep

What You Eat Can Lower Hot Flashes and Improve Menopause Symptoms

If you’re struggling with hot flashes, you may have heard that soy was helpful in turning down the heat.  I’ve been writing about this for nearly 20 years and if you want to know exactly how soy works and easy to understand explanations of why soy is worth trying, especially if you are not able …

23
Sep

Hair Loss and Hair Thinning in Menopause: It’s Common but New Treatments Coming

The Problem Does your hairbrush ever look like a bone from a wooly mastodon? We hear a lot about hot flashes around menopause. But another menopause symptom affects about two-thirds of midlife women: hair thinning and hair loss. Combs and brushes full of hair. Circles of hair around the bathtub drain. For most, the reason …

17
Sep

Cannabis for Menopause Symptoms: Will it improve symptoms?

Cannabis is legal. It’s being used for all sorts of medical issues and conditions. But will cannabis improve menopause symptoms? A study from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada found that one in three women are using it near the time of menopause. Some were using for menopause per se; others were using it for …

9
Sep

Menopause in the Workplace is Getting Attention…Finally

Worldwide, there are 657 million women aged 45–59 and around half of them are in the workforce during their menopausal years.  Stated another way, half of the people in the workforce are women, and half of the women in the workforce are in perimenopause or menopause. There are laws and policies for women who are …

12
Aug

Tired of Talking about Vaccinations? Read On.

With all the talk about vaccinations to stop the current pandemic, a lot of people are forgetting that there are some very important other vaccines… and they are the ones that help keep them well for a number of serious illnesses.   The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices in the United States and the National …