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Perimenopause and menopausal symptoms can include hot flashes/nightsweats, insomnia, anxiety, depression, cognitive changes, decline in sexual desire, and skin and mucus atrophy including the eyes, mouth, vulva, vagina and our general skin thinning, wrinkling and drying.  That list might seem long enough, but there can be others.   The good news is that not all women […]

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The most common symptom women experience in perimenopause and menopause, is hot flashes— day and/or night.  They are also called vasomotor symptoms, which are a sudden feeling of heat, burning and/or sweating with a slight increase in body temperature due to  increased metabolic rate and vasoconstriction in the periphery.  These fluctuating levels of estrogen, and […]

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Consumers, patients and clinicians have long wrestled with the safety issues of phytoestrogens regarding the breast and uterine endometrium in particular.  Phytoestrogens are used for both prevention and treatment strategies in areas of bone health, cardiovascular issues, bone density, hot flashes and more.  Research has been debated regarding their effects on endometrial or breast tissues. […]

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Hello all… I often try to write a seasonally pertinent blog… waxing somewhat philosophical at times or calling our attention to Mother Nature or a meaningful seasonal footnote. This spring….well…..it’s a mighty different situation for all of us.  In many states, including mine, we call it “lock down”…which means all non-essential businesses are closed and […]

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Vaginal delivery often comes with postpartum uterine contractions and pain in more than 82% of women.  This pain can interfere with bonding between mother and child, interfere with breast feeding, and can obviously affect the comfort and quality of life of the mother.  Numerous conventional analgesics are used to mediate the pain, but many plant […]

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Yeast vaginitis, aka vulvovaginal candidiasis, is the second most common vaginal infection in women.  The most common is bacterial vaginosis.  The infection most often causes discharge and itching of the local area.  Candida albicans is the most common species, but not the only species.  This is relevant because in cases that are chronic or frequently […]

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Perhaps you are already a connoisseur of green tea, or perhaps you are already aware of the many health benefits, including the area of breast cancer risk reduction and recurrence.  Based on a study some years back, I have been advising women with stage I and II breast cancer to drink 5 cups/day or take […]

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Menopausal hormone therapy is prescribed to address menopause related symptoms, as well as to reduce risks of several chronic diseases and to treat select conditions. Despite its significant benefits, there are slight risks, and there are occasionally nuisance issues that require attention. One of these is breast tenderness. Breast tenderness can be caused by estrogen […]

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