Menopause Symptoms

Put Food to Work for You  Better nutrition can improve menopause symptoms. It may seem simple, but what you put in your mouth really does have a profound impact on your health. Food choices can either help or hinder the processes in your body, especially for women in midlife….
Erica Kelly - Galveston Diet
Is menopause changing your skin? Is there any part of your body that isn’t affected by menopause? You may be asking yourself that same question. Many women are familiar with some of the ways changing hormones affect your body and your life, but you may not know that changes…
Is it hot in here - Hot Flash Remedies
Understanding Hot Flashes Hot flashes or flushing and night sweats are 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, which…
Perimenopause 5.23
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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“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…
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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 Annual Exam In Menopause During your annual exam, your doctor asks how you’ve been feeling, does a brief exam, and usually orders blood work. He or she might rattle off the names of a couple of lab tests to be ordered, like a CBC (complete…
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…
How To Age Well
First of all, what does the phrase “age well” mean? Is it by achieving a certain weight? No. Not by any means. Aging Well sets your body up for success by establishing habits to encourage overall health and wellness and lowering your current risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke,…

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