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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Menopause: Memory Loss and Brain Fog

  Memory loss is one of the more common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. In fact, about 60% of women experiencing perimenopause and menopause have some symptoms of memory loss.  In laymen’s terms, memory loss in menopause is called “brain fog” and it involves feeling as though you can’t remember things as well as you used

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Menopause: Fatique and Stress

  FATIQUE Menopause is a time when many women feel run down and fatigued. Part of the problem is the increased perception of stress and another part is the decrease in restful sleep that comes with menopause.  Stress reduction techniques can reduce the fatigue seen in menopause.   Exercises like guided imagery, meditation, qi gong, and

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Menopause: Mood Swings and Depression

  Women approaching or in menopause are subject to mood swings and increased irritability. Typically, this occurs as a result of radical hormone fluctuations.  Some menopausal women also suffer from depression, the reasons for this are not completely clear but it is believed that the lack of estrogen affects the amount of brain neurotransmitters responsible for

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Menopause: Hot Flashes

  Hot flashes are perhaps the greatest symptom experienced in menopause, statistically 3 out of 4 of all menopausal women, and they are usually the most uncomfortable symptom. They can go on for several years before stopping. Hot flashes can be treated in a couple of ways.   Some women choose to replace the estrogen

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Symptoms Of Menopause

Aging is a process that is intrinsically linked with menopause. As you gain in years, your body also ages and menopause naturally occurs as part of the aging cycle. Every woman goes through this phase and it is a different experience for every woman. Most women agree that menopause is a great maturing experience and

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