Archive for the ‘Menopause’ Category

Hur livet kan se ut när östrogentanken är tom

För några veckor sedan kontaktade jag en vän som jag inte sett på länge för att ses på en fika.  När vi träffades tyckte jag inte att  jag kände igen henne. Hon såg annorlunda ut och betedde sig lite konstigt. Jag blev lite orolig men jag sa ingenting. Nån vecka senare fick jag ett... Read More

Cigarette Smoking May Cause Early Menopause

As if cigarette smoking is not bad enough, a report compiled by researchers at the University of Hong Kong, says that women should be aware that smoking may cause them to enter menopause earlier than non-smokers. The report was compiled based on data collected from six studies of approximately... Read More

Are You in Perimenopause or Menopause?

The terms perimenopause and menopause are often used interchangeably.  But in actuality, they are two very different experiences. The word menopause comes from the Greek words mens, meaning monthly, and pausis, which means cessation.  True menopause, which occurs on average, around the age of... Read More

Perimenopause and the Emotional Rollercoaster

Very often when women are in perimenopause they are bewildered and mystified by what appears to be a sudden and unexpected onset of symptoms.  Night sweats, hot flashes, raging mood swings, uncontrollable crying, depression and anxiety seem to come out of nowhere. That is because despite the... Read More

How are Bio-identical Hormones and Synthetic Hormones Different?

Ever since the now infamous World Health Initiative study came to a grinding halt in 2002, skittish physicians, fearful of putting their patients at an increased risk for breast cancer, coronary heart disease or stroke, have been reluctant to prescribe hormone replacement therapy for their... Read More

GETTING WRONG & RIGHT HORMONES

As Wendy approached menopause, she thought she was losing her mind. "Oh my god, it was a nightmare," said the 53-year-old from Brooklyn, N.Y. "I could not remember words. Even a word like 'dog' might not come to mind. I'd have to go through the alphabet to come up with the word. And words I'd... Read More