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Month: April 2013

Is HRT Safe For Post-Menopausal Women? Panel Confirms Known Risks.

This week we are honored to welcome Susie Hadas as our guest to discuss HRT, menopause and hot flashes. Her company, Personally Cool launched Coldfront, the world’s first personal cooling kit with Recool Technology in 2012. From boo-boos, burns and headaches, to feeling overheated, a coldfront chill relieves heat and pain without any side effects.

Is HRT Safe For Post-Menopausal Women?
by Susie Hadas

Hormone Replacement TherapyGoogling “is HRT safe for women” yields 3,290,000 results. Journals, government agencies, and reputable health sites, have all taken turns at exploring and explaining the positives and negatives of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as it relates to menopause and hot flashes.

Finding, understanding and digesting the existing information requires a great deal of time, patience, and perhaps an advanced degree in medicine! In keeping with the one-size-does-not-fit-all vein, we have talked with women who have experienced HRT in significantly different ways – both good and bad.

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The Power of Girlfriends on Women’s Health

In an evening class at Stanford University there was a lecture given on mind-body connection and the relationship between stress and disease. The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stanford) said, that one of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman, whereas for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends. Sounds a bit funny, but he was quite serious.

Mind Body ConnectionWomen connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress, menopause and difficult life experiences.

Physically, this quality “girlfriend time” helps to create more serotonin (a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of wellbeing). Women share feelings whereas men often form relationships around activities. We share from our souls with our sisters/mothers, and evidently that is very good for our health.

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What is it with these Urinary Tract Infections?

I am ecstatic to welcome Dr. Miriam Greene once again as our guest blogger. You can listen to Dr. Greene’s show “Sexual Health and Wellbeing“, Mondays between 12-2pm on Sirius radio xm81. Take it away Dr. Greene:

Urinary Tract Infections

What is it with these urinary tract infections?

As patients grow older (more mature) they seem to complain more and more of symptoms as well as have urinary tract infections.

• Why is this so ?
• What is happening?
• And is this true?

Well unfortunately it is true. The closer women get to menopause, the more they seem to suffer with UTI’s. Lets explore what is happening.

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; Lovemaking in a Middle-aged Body -What Women Wished Men Knew

I am honored to Welcome Carrie E. Pierce as our guest blogger. Carrie Pierce, Founder and President of hosts ‘Magnificent Menopause & Beyond‘ each week with the mission of helping Midlife women AND men embrace the many gifts, challenges and mysteries of this exciting time of life!  Take it away Carrie:

Menopause is a perfectly natural phase of a woman’s life- but that doesn’t mean it’s easy, or that women are well prepared for it!

The simple truth is: Menopause is a major life event that’s so profound it’s considered by several prestigious medical doctors as being THE single most traumatic event to happen to a female body and brain in the course of a woman’s lifetime-and that includes childbirth.

Given the many and varied symptoms of Menopause: depression, irritability, foggy thinking, insomnia, weight gain, loss of libido, loss of self-esteem, and anxiety- to name just a few- it’s easy to see how difficult it can be to successfully transverse this physical and psychological minefield with correct information in hand, but without it??! Forget about it!

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