Dr. Mache Blog

8
Apr

Is Poor Sleep Making You Fat in Menopause?

Roses are red Violets are blue Are menopause and poor sleep Putting weight on you?   Let’s face it, when we rank the menopause symptoms that really make life a challenge, poor sleep usually gets listed in the top three. Weight gain is usually up there also.   A study presented at the Endocrine Society …

5
Apr

Music Monday – Strength From Within, Gospel Song about Finding Inner Strength

I originally wrote this song about the terrorist attack on the twin towers, when the towers and the world as we knew it seemed like they were tumbling down. The country and the world needed to summon their inner strength to keep moving forward.   Today,  just like that challenging time, there are many forces …

29
Mar

Music Monday: Depression: A Song to Explain The Blues

According to the World Health Organization (WHO): Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. More women are affected by depression than men. Depression can …

25
Mar

Poor Sleep And Alzheimer’s Risk

How’s your sleep?   Before you answer, did you know that according to SleepFoundation.org, adults between 18 and 64 need seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Adults over 65 need 7-8 hours?   There is a good chance you’re not getting as much sleep as you need. 35.2% of all adults in the …

22
Mar

Music Monday: Warm Breeze – In Honor of Spring

It’s been a long winter. But now you can take a slow, deep breath. It’s Spring.   There is a warm breeze; the sun is shining; the crocus and grape hyacinth are blooming; the daffodils are protruding their leaves, drinking in the sunshine.   The snow and cold are now past and the warmth of …

19
Mar

Waking Up to Pee? Here’s How to Slow the Flow.

Let’s face it, the nighttime path from the bed to the pottie is well worn in many households.   It’s called nocturia and it’s often gets worse in menopause as lower estrogen levels weaken the tissues that support the bladder and create a much more sensitive bladder. Lower estrogen levels also worsen sleep, hot flashes …

15
Mar

Music Monday: Liquid Candy in honor of National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. In honor of it, I’d like to share the music video, Liquid Candy. It’s about drinking too much soda. Soda is called “empty calories.” You get the calories without the nutrition.   How much soda do you think the average American drinks? If you guessed 45 gallons per person per …

11
Mar

It Feels Like Something is Falling Out – Pelvic Organ Prolapse

I was walking through the operating room one day when a cardiac surgeon stopped me and asked for help.   “I’m about to do surgery on an older woman and we cannot get a urinary catheter into her bladder. Could you lend us a hand.”   The woman had a problem called pelvic organ prolapse. …