Menopause is, in our cultural vocabulary, described as the symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats. But menopause is actually the cessation of your menstrual cycle. You know it’s ceased when you haven’t had a cycle for a year. Peri-menopause is a period that extends for a long time before menopause. But what is going on in perimenopause anyway?
Hot flashes in menopause are often treated with estrogen, but some hot flashes have more to do with your cortisol levels and are best treated with other methods. Learn three way to help deal with cortisol-related hot flashes.
The Benefits of Estrogen Therapy in Women Post-Hysterectomy In 2002, a Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study in menopausal women ages 50-79 showed that combined estrogen/progestin therapy (Prempro) was linked to the increase of blood clots, breast cancer risk, heart disease … Continue reading →
The FDA recently approved Brisdelle, the first non-hormonal medication for hot flashes associated with menopause. This may be exciting news for women wishing to avoid hormonal options for their hot flashes. But, before you take on a new medication, consider … Continue reading →
What Causes Anxiety in Perimenopause? Anxiety during perimenopause is a very common issue. All too commonly it is treated by primary care doctors, psychiatrists and even gynecologist using SSRI medications like Zoloft or Prozac. But, alas, as I am fond … Continue reading →