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Category Archive for 'Menopause'

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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My first thought is:  Am I confused/Are you confused about milk products- whether cow/dairy/sheep/plants?  And the answer is… Yes. I read a fascinating piece in The Guardian the other day, “So what milk should we drink”?  I want to give you the cliff notes on that… and then maybe some cliff notes on the environmental […]

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There’s probably no health benefit to soft drinks, and amongst the negatives is the association between carbonated soft drinks and low bone density and bone fractures in children and young adults.  This relationship has not been as clear for postmenopausal women until now. A famous study, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) was investigated in a […]

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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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Today is Halloween…. and not surprisingly, I’m thinking about pumpkins.  Pumpkins have found their way into my heart from seeing fields and fields of bright orange globes adorning the landscape, then finding their way onto the steps and counter tops of celebrating homes— complete with creative additions and carvings, aglow with candles…and then of course […]

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