Post Tagged with: "menopause"

“Midlife and the Midriff”
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“Midlife and the Midriff”

Take a look in the mirror. An honest look. Chances are good you’ll see someone who isn’t just a “bit” overweight. And if you’re a woman “of a certain age”, being too heavy in midlife isn’t just a problem for your closet, it can kill you. “Obese?  Uh Oh” A [...]

“The Last Word”
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“The Last Word”

When February comes around, a lot of us start digging in the closet for everything we own that’s the color red.  Come March, all that red ends up buried in the back of the closet and perhaps the whole reason we trotted out that red dress in the first place. [...]

“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, [...]

“Got Gout?”
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“Got Gout?”

I have a “case of the gout” Don’t laugh.  Gout isn’t just an ‘old, fat guy’s problem.’  In fact, the potentially debilitating condition is increasingly common in women after Menopause. Simply put, gout is caused when we produce too much uric acid in our body.  When our uric acid level [...]

Migraines And Our Brains
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Migraines And Our Brains

Another Reason To Hate This Headache First, the good news.  Migraines in women tend to peter out after Menopause.  Now, the bad news.  During Perimenopause, our wacked-out hormones can may mean the headaches are nastier and more frequent. But wait, there’s now more.  A new ‘Journal of the American Medical [...]