While menopause is a natural stage of life, it may bring with it a variety of symptoms. Some women experience very few symptoms, while others have more intense ones. Even when women experience ...Read More
Hot flashes. Two words on the minds of many women over the age of 30. If you aren’t dealing with them, you’re wondering when you’ll have to deal with them. They can begin ...Read More
When menopause symptoms first strike, lifestyle and dietary changes may be enough to keep them from making your life overly difficult. Dressing in layers, avoiding excess alcohol and caffeine, ...Read More
When hot flashes really get under a woman’s skin, some consider attacking in kind by employing acupuncture needles. However, as an alternative to drug therapy, it may be helpful to note ...Read More
When a hot flash hits, your life is instantly interrupted. That flash of heat not only sparks a fiery response in you, but it can ignite reactions among family members, too. Here are tips to ...Read More
Some doctors reacted to news published in 2002 that made it sound as if the risks of all menopause-related hormones outweighed the benefits. In fact, the study showed that a particular hormone ...Read More
Menopause and the worries that go along with it can lead to difficulties in a relationship, even if you've been with your partner for many years.
This may not concern you at ...Read More
Living with a chronic illness can take everything you've got. Limitations and extra burdens will vary according to the type of illness. Entering menopause and contending with hot flashes ...Read More
Question: I’m 53 and had a hysterectomy two years ago due to fibroids. I recently moved so I had to go to a new OB-GYN. She wants me to consider starting hormone therapy. ...Read More
Hot flashes are one of the most common side effects of menopause, but how do the varying levels of hormones affect a woman's body? There's a lot happening during this time of life, all of which ...Read More
Hot flashes are no doubt bothersome, to say the least, but they can be so much more than just a physical nuisance. It’s wise to view each one as a ...Read More
If you find your personal menopause symptoms require addressing with your health care provider, it’s important to give special thought to the subject of prescription medications. They may ...Read More
Last January, I woke up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat. I threw off the covers and made my way to the bathroom where I stood by the sink for what seemed like hours but honestly ...Read More
Menopause is a phase of life that normally begins in midlife. Starting as early as her 40s, a woman can experience new and confusing changes with her body. While these symptoms are natural, and ...Read More
A hot flash is a sudden feeling of warmth that spreads through your body, concentrated in the face and neck area. It’s most often accompanied by flushing and sweating and generally lasts ...Read More
Hot flashes are a familiar occurrence among women going through menopause, but not all women will experience them for the same duration or with the same severity. The underlying causes and ...Read More
Menopause and its hormonal changes bring a host of uncomfortable and disconcerting symptoms. Hot flashes, sleep disturbance, and emotional roller coasters command much of our attention. ...Read More
When menopause symptoms become too much for you to handle on your own, seeking out a doctor's opinion is usually a good idea. Describing your symptoms and the lifestyle changes you have ...Read More
If the onset of menopause matters to you, read on to learn about what may be affecting the timing of changes in your reproductive ecosystem. Some you can control, others may be out of your ...Read More
As if hot flashes weren't enough to worry about, menopause brings about other changes in a woman's life that require paying close attention to our bodies. Whether it's calorie intake, ...Read More
An estimated 35 to 50 percent of perimenopausal women suffer sudden waves of body heat with sweating and flushing that last between 5 and 10 minutes. When these happen at night, during sleep, ...Read More
Going through early menopause is difficult. One of the most complicated areas is parenting through your bad days. I have two boys at home. One is 18, and the other is six. It’s a big gap ...Read More
Feverish flushed skin. Hot one minute and chilled the next. Sweating accompanied by mild nausea. Palpitations or racing heart. This list of symptoms sounds like the flu but if you are a woman ...Read More
You’ve noticed a few odd symptoms lately and you feel like your mood is swinging back and forth. Is it menopause or just a fluke? Sounds like it’s time to make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read More
The standing medical opinion is that up to 75 percent of American women suffer hot flashes at some point in their lives. This hot flash phase can last from months to over 14 years for an ...Read More
Hormones play a role in almost every function of our bodies. Think of them as biological messengers, telling tissues what they should do and when. Estrogen is one hormone that almost all women ...Read More
Have you ever been sitting on your friend's couch during a girls night out only to have to ditch your glass of wine and find an open window because of a hot flash? Or maybe one chilly evening ...Read More
Menopause brings about many physical and emotional changes that are difficult to combat alone. That's why it's important to have others support you during your journey.
What does your ...Read More
I can clearly remember the first time I experienced a hot flash. You see, I was typically the one person in the crowd wearing a jacket while everyone else talked about what a lovely day it was. ...Read More
I love the North Carolina State Fair. From the onion rings to the cows and chickens to the hand-stitched quilt display to the Ferris wheel, I love it all. But one year, when I was in the thick ...Read More
Menopause is difficult enough without guessing what is coming next. Your body is going haywire, your mind is leaping in six directions, and every woman's experience can have unique twists and ...Read More
With cooler weather coming, many of us are turning up the heat to battle the chill in our homes. Out go the tank tops and flip-flops, and we start bundling up in sweaters and hoodies. For women ...Read More
The first thing you should know about hormone therapy is that it’s no longer referred to as hormone replacement therapy. Jan Shifren, M.D., immediate past president of the board of the North ...Read More
Most gynecologists agree that many women are excellent candidates for the “lowest effective dose of hormone therapy” for treating the miseries of hot flashes. But when a woman is excluded from ...Read More
We are fortunate to live in an era with unprecedented access to information thanks to the Internet. With the right keywords and a quick search, seemingly unlimited results appear right at our ...Read More
My gynecologist is a hoot! He cracks corny jokes, and since he was raised in Canada, he often interjects a bit of French. He makes a doctor’s visit fun. Even better, he listens when it’s time ...Read More
“I’m drenched with sweat!” I announced to my husband Cliff in the middle of a January night. “I bet this is menopause.” I’d read about the dreaded night sweats.
“You’ve got too many ...Read More
Hot flashes- those feelings of warmth that spread over your body – go along with menopause the way, for some women, food cravings go along with pregnancy. They signal the final stage of your ...Read More
Hot flashes- women hear about them long before menopause, but what do they actually feel like? How do you know if you’re having a hot flash or you’re just plain hot?
I live in a ...Read More
If you’re around “that” age and you’re muttering, “Is it me, or is it hot in here?” chances are you’re experiencing a hot flash.
I’m talking about the time of perimenopause — before ...Read More
Despite the bold and assertive name by which the hot flash is known, her origins remain elusive. Of course, doctors and scientists understand many of the mechanisms of menopause such as the ...Read More
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