Menopause is a crossroads of sorts. The choices women make at this time of life may have a significant impact on their menopausal experience as well as their future health. Fortunately, there are several steps that can be taken to improve the journey. Check out the menopause resources below to learn more about hormonal influences on health and what treatments are available.
Despite common misconceptions that persist about it, menopause is nothing to fear and it is not a disease—it is a natural life transition.
ADIPOSE TISSUE DURING MENOPAUSE
Peri- and postmenopause is often accompanied by an increase in body fat, or adipose tissue that may lead to increased inflammation in the body.
ARE MORE WOMEN CHOOSING PERSONALIZED MEDICINE?
Though not as commonly known as synthetic medications, customized bioidentical hormone therapies are at the cutting edge of healthcare.
BROCCOLI AND HORMONE BALANCE
Eating more broccoli is often recommended to perimenopausal women. How is broccoli beneficial? And how much (or often) should you eat it?
BOOK REVIEW – ESTROGEN’S STORM SEASON
Dr. Prior argues that perimenopausal women experience a decline in the hormone progesterone, which is needed to offset the effects of high estrogen levels.
HORMONES FOR HOT FLASHES
Treating hot flashes with bioidentical hormones may be safer and more effective than conventional hormone replacement therapy using synthetic medications.
HORMONES, MOOD AND EMOTION
Dr. Phyllis Bronson believes one of the keys to successful aging is being able to “hang out with uncertainty,” especially during such a transitional period in one’s life.
HOT FLASHES AND HEART DISEASE
Hot flashes and night sweats often cause perimenopausal women to seek health care, and may point to a connection between menopause and heart disease.
IT’S ALL ABOUT BALANCE
This Connections article looks at the role that different hormones play in our body, and what happens when the delicate balance between these hormones is upset.
A mid-life checkup establishes a baseline for many “normal” physical and hormonal changes with age—which is important for women approaching menopause.
BOOK REVIEW – MOODS, EMOTIONS AND AGING
Dr. Phyllis Bronson’s book will equip anyone facing the challenges of hormone deficiencies, including imbalances experienced during menopause.
Progesterone taken orally may alleviate post-menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, and for some women may even improve sleep quality.
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