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    Herbs for A Woman’s Libido

      A woman’s libido is often affected by their personal perceptions towards sex. These perceptions are due to many factors, including their culture, beliefs, media, family and friends’ views. The more positive your views are regarding sex, the more likely it will be for you to have a satisfying sex life. This of course, doesn’t mean your views alone affects your sex life or libido. A person’s state of health is also a contributing factor. Fortunately, if your libido needs some help, there are many ways to spice up your sex life, by using natural libido-boosting herbs!   Damiana Leaf   Damiana leaf is a small shrub found in Mexico…

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    Hormone Replacement Therapy

      In the 1990s, it was a common practice to give a woman estrogen and progesterone in order to treat hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. This was until a large study was released that indicated a risk for developing heart disease in women who took this kind of therapy. The practice of giving hormone replacement therapy declined quite a bit after that but it is still being used today in select cases where menopausal symptoms are severe and the woman recognizes the possible risk of taking the medication. Hormone therapy is a good choice for certain women, depending on their risk factors. Hormone replacement therapy is also referred…

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    Menopause: Hormonal Changes & Health Risks

      As perimenopause turns to menopause, the amount of estrogen and progesterone produced by the ovaries declines to low levels. This has a major impact on the body.   Sexual Problems Associated With Menopause Loss Of Libido Women need their hormones to have some type of sexual arousal. Without the estrogen, progesterone and testosterone produced by the female ovary, libido suffers and you may not feel like having sex in the same way that you did when you were younger. In some cases, the woman needs to take small amounts of testosterone in order to bring the libido to normal. Talk to your healthcare provider if you think you might…

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    Menopause and Diet

      When women hit the menopausal barriers, it may sometimes seem impossible for them to see their way back to a sane and happy life. They get worried; they feel as if they have lost some meaning in life. For many women, the realization that their child bearing years are completely over can bring a deep sense of gloom into their life. This can lead to overeating and in more extreme cases, even to binge eating. At the same time, their hormonal imbalances decrease the rate at which they can metabolize their food, which further adds more pounds to their body. Over a third of women in between the ages…

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    Menopause: Weight Gain

      There is a natural tendency to gain weight as a result of menopause. The reason for this sudden change in your body mainly arises out of the hormonal imbalances that slow down the rate of your metabolism. Fat starts to pile up around the stomach area, which in turn slightly increases the risk of contracting heart disease. There are, however, things you can do to prevent weight gain associated with menopause.   Exercise Increasing physical activity can help improve metabolism and can stave off weight gain linked to menopause. This means engaging in some form of aerobic activity at least 30 minutes a day on 4-5 days of the…

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    Menopause: Vaginal Dryness

      The advent of menopause usually thins the vaginal and urethral lining. These changes increase your chances of contracting vaginal infections. The decrease in estrogen produced by the ovaries can also lead to vaginal dryness. This can result in vaginal and vulva itching, as well as pain during intercourse. We recommend monitoring for signs and symptoms of vaginal infections, such as an itchy feeling in your vagina, sometimes coupled with a burning sensation. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce the symptoms of vaginal dryness in menopause. The first thing you should do is to discontinue using harsh soap on the inner lips of the vagina. Instead, just…