Menopause Awareness Month I wonder why, when I read about menopause, the professionals always seem to talk about weight gain (Menopot), sleepless nights, mood swings, and…
Tag: hot flashes
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
Googling “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.
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.
Women 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.
This 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.
There was a recent news article in news4jax.com about how 50 million women are dealing with menopause. Some believe that the use of human hormone growth will inhibit the effects of menopause by feeling more energetic