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The Forgotten Side Effect of Menopause: Vaginal Dryness

Every morning by 8:30 a.m. (EST) I open my computer and scan the internet for my daily dose of the latest Menopause News.  I love reading the articles, seeing the videos and hearing the shared stories.  I have been one of the lucky ones to have several of my articles, as well as some of my guest bloggers published amongst them.

Menopause Side EffectsToday as I logged on, the first headline I  read was “Seven natural remedies to combat and alleviate the unpleasant side effects of Menopause”, by HuffPost UK Lifestyles.  To my surprise they listed hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, and weight gain as the most common symptoms of menopause.

What’s wrong with this picture?!! Nowhere does it include vaginal dryness as a side effect.  Ironically I was interviewed a while ago, by Huffington Post, about this very topic and how 1 out of 3 women are impacted by the debilitating condition of vaginal dryness. But it still doesn’t make “the list” .

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10 Years of HRT- Am I At Risk for Breast Cancer?

MammogramTechnological advances and relentless research have enabled us to finally start taking power away from the word cancer.

Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer is evidence of the shift. She explained that “Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of “. 25 years ago, breast cancer was NOT something that we could control. The National Cancer Institute has been a pioneer in changing that.

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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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Women Helping Women and Menopause The Musical

Menopause The MusicalThis week I went to see the show “Menopause the Musical” -The Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change, have you seen it yet?

They covered every issue that most of us women experience when living through menopause; hot flashes, mood swings, memory problems, peeing all the time, to questions about our sexuality.

It was hysterical: we laughed throughout the entire performance. It especially hit home for my friend Wendy and I because we both have dedicated ourselves to helping woman overcome this change in life.

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