“Me, Menopause?”

“Does size matter to you?”
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“Does size matter to you?”

If you are in ‘hot flash hell,’  your doc may have suggested estrogen to help treat your moderate to killer Menopause symptoms.  Now, there is a more discreet delivery method for the drug. The new prescription estrogen patch goes by the brand name ‘Minivelle’ and it’s available in U.S. pharmacies [...]

“Ask the Expert”
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“Ask the Expert”

MyFit50  recently interviewed Dr. Holly Thacker.  Dr. Thacker not only has a lot of ‘alphabets’ next to her name she is also director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Specialized Women’s Health.  She recently published her second women’s health book, “Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause.” Our  questions focused on hormones, [...]

Hot Flash Help
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Hot Flash Help

The North American Menopause Society reports that each day an estimated six million women reach Menopause.   Let’s pause and consider that statistic.  Six million women will either sail through the change with nary a night sweat but far more women will suffer the myriad of symptoms associated with the drop [...]

“Not Your Mom’s Menopause”
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“Not Your Mom’s Menopause”

While researching Menopause, I found a government website calling Menopause, ‘normal.’  I think if you ask any woman, Menopause is far from something ‘normal.’  True, it is a part of every woman’s journey but there is nothing “normal” about Menopause.  In fact, the experts all seem to agree that every [...]

“What’s Your Number?”
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“What’s Your Number?”

The age you went through Menopause matters when it comes to your heart health. A new study finds women who experience early Menopause both naturally and surgically are more likely to have a heart attack and stroke compared with women whose Menopause happened later in life.   Quick Fact:  ‘Early [...]