Tag - perimenopause

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 …

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 …

18
Jun

7 Most Common Menopause Symptoms

Many women don’t realize they are having common menopause symptoms. They may see three or more doctors for their symptoms before they figure out that all of them are due to one reason – hormonal changes that occur naturally in every women. One of the reasons it’s so hard to realize the symptoms are due …

15
May

How to Escape Hot Flash Hell

Are hot flashes waking you up at night? Are they embarrassing you at work in front of coworkers? Do they cause you anxiety, distress or loss of focus? You are not alone! Hot flashes are the second most common symptom of menopause (after irregular bleeding). They are caused when your body wants to let off …

12
May

Relief for Menopause Mood Swings

Q: I’ve just started perimenopause, and my mood swings are driving me crazy! I’m happy as a lark one minute…mad at the world the next…and then so sad that I’m weeping over cat-food commercials. How can I stay on a more even keel? A: Mood swings are one of the top complaints from women who …

18
Feb

Endometrial Ablation: The End of Your Heavy Menstruation?

If you are having heavy periods and don’t want to have children, endometrial ablation may be for you, especially if you are in perimenopause. It involves permanently destroying the uterine lining so you stop menstruating. But there are some real risks and it’s not for everyone. Are you a candidate? Do you know what to …

24
Oct

[VIDEO] Is Your PMS Really Perimenopause?

Watch the video below to learn about the symptoms of perimenopause. Many times women often spend countless hours going to the doctors for issues like sleep deprivation, heart palpitations, changes in libido, etc only to find out that they are just going through perimenopause. Until next time, Dr. Mache Seibel, Founder of My Menopause Magazine …

4
Sep

Keeping Weight Off in Menopause and Perimenopause

It’s hard to loose weight any time. But in menopause or postmenopause it’s particularly challenging. So what can you do to help shed those pounds? A recent study looked at the eating habits of 419 overweight and obese menopausal women to see what worked best. Some women got “lifestyle changes” that included regular group meetings led …

7
Aug

Psychological Changes During Menopause

When it comes to mental health, menopause gets a bad rap. It is true that women who are depressed before menopause, or who have had premenstrual or postpartum depression, sexual dysfunction, are physically inactive or who have a lot of hot flashes are at more risk for depression as they enter menopause. But women who …

24
Jul

Osteoporosis and Menopause

Osteoporosis or thinning of the bones that leads to compromised bone strength is the most common bone disorder affecting humans. It affects 28 million Americans and 80% of them are women. About half of Caucasians, Hispanics and Asians and 38% of African-Americans have bone loss that can lead to osteoporosis. I think it’s one of …

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