Tagged as Menopause

Menopause can be a headache in so many ways, making the weight gain feel like insult added to injury. Fortunately, there’s no need to despair. There are options. Those who have entered menopause can lose weight by making some adjustments, understanding how hormones affect appetite, controlling portion sizes and choosing healthy over high-calorie snacks. Exercise and strength training will help to preserve...
Night sweats and hot flashes can hit for a variety of reasons. Of course the obvious: perimenopause, but for some people, drinking alcohol can exacerbate symptoms, and so can a variety of illnesses and conditions. But regardless of their cause, these companions can be downright miserable. Of course, the cause should be rooted out, just in case it's serious, but in the meantime, there's no need to suffer....
Though e associate them with teens, the truth is that many people get pimples throughout their lives. And many others will have breakouts at different points in life or hormonal cycles. No one can avoid them altogether, and some people suffer their wrath worse than others. But what many don't know is that pimples come in different forms, and they can have multiple triggers — here's how to tell the...
Menopause is a rite of passage, like the first period, so why does society condition us to view it as more of an affliction than anything else? It might not be all sunshine and roses, but menopause has a lot to offer. Check out these cool benefits to look forward to: - Menopause isn’t all hot flashes and belly fat. Beyond finally freeing us from that monthly cycle of ups and downs, menopause can make...
Menopause can bring on some pretty uncomfortable symptoms, most of which hit at the worst time possible. From dryness and itching to burning up from the inside out, you can reduce the symptoms of menopause so that this stage in life isn’t as unpleasant as it could be. Dandelion Tea - Believe it or not, dandelions have a wealth of health benefits. They can be cooked, put in salads, made into wine, and...
Those lucky few who’ve never experienced hot flashes have one more reason to celebrate. They might also be less likely to develop breast cancer. But are hot flashes actually warning signs of future illness, or might they point to issues that are far more immediate? - Women who experience severe hot flashes are at higher risk of developing breast cancer. This may be due to higher estrogen levels before...
Recently 5 menopause experts from different universities from the United States and Canada were asked the following question: - Is hormone replacement therapy safe? - Their answers prove they are no experts. Not one doctor acknowledged menopause as a disease. By definition, disease is defined by predictable signs and symptoms. The signs of menopause are predictable and universal - loss of bone density,...
Ever since you went into menopause, sex is painful. So painful in fact that you don’t want to have it. You pretend to be sick, too tired. Even pretend to be asleep. You used to enjoy sex so much. Used to have an amazing sex life. Why do you feel this way? Is it normal? Is there anything you can do about this? Do other women experience this? - Even though I can’t see you, I feel you. I understand your...
I am contacted by women daily who say that their doctor refuses to treat menopause citing it as normal and that they must accept it. It is very frustrating for the woman who is seeking treatment and, believe it or not, frustrating for the doctor who sends them away. Doctors are in the business to help people restore their health. In order to do that they have to know what they are treating and have...
I have a different view of menopause than most. I see it not as a transition to be embraced but as a medical problem that causes a lot of ill health, and I see medical treatment as the solution to that problem. I am not talking about the Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) that was given to women in the Women's Health Initiative, because, from a scientific standpoint it wasn't HRT. Premarin is neither...