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Understanding Hot Flashes Hot flashes or flushing and night sweats is a common symptom as you transition into perimenopause and menopause. Hot flashes are a vasomotor symptom (VMS) and will vary in each person. During perimenopause and menopause the shift in estrogen and progesterone create a chain reaction, to…
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Magnesium for Menopause Menopause is full of changes. That is where we come in to help you navigate all the adaptations with menopause. Signs and symptoms vary vastly for each person.  Many of you do not feel or see the signs or symptoms right away or make the connection…
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Is it perimenopause or something else?  I can help you answer this question. No two women are alike, and everyone experiences perimenopause a little differently. Some women endure severe symptoms for years, while others transition to menopause much more easily. Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple test to determine when…
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Life Changing Tips for Increasing Fiber in Your Diet It’s easier than you think. What comes to mind when you think about fiber? If you’re like most people, you probably think about digestive health and having regular bowel movements. It’s true that fiber helps with digestion, but a high-fiber…
Why Does Your Doctor Not Offer Hormone Replacement Therapy? It is time to make a change. No longer should only a small number of menopausal women receive the medical attention they deserve. According to a Yale University study that examined insurance claims from over 500,000 women in various stages…
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“The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.” ― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees With the Summer upon us, we will be experiencing some of the hottest weather of the year. If you are one of the…
What is perimenopause you ask? Board-certified OBGYN Dr. Mary Claire Haver breaks it down… What is Perimenopause? The average age for menopause is 51. Menopause is defined by the date in time exactly one year after your last period (due to the natural decline of our reproductive hormones). As…
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Feeling hot hot hot? If you are one of the 75% of women that will experience hot flashes associated with menopause, I have some good news for you.   We understand that hot flashes can happen at any time of the day and can be severely distressing and disruptive.   Hot…
6 Tests To Maximize Your Well Woman Exam In Menopause During your well woman exam, your doctor asks how you’ve been feeling, does a brief exam, and usually orders blood work. She might rattle off the names of a couple of lab tests she’s ordering, like a CBC (complete blood…
As we age, our libido can definitely need encouragement, especially as we enter and experience menopause.   Menopausal hormone changes often lead to decreased blood flow to the vagina and thinning of the tissue of the vulva, which can lead to increased pain and decreased sensitivity.    On top…

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