Tag: Estrogen


How to Slow Down Aging in Perimenopause
24 Jun 2020

How to Slow Down Aging in Perimenopause

I’m sure you’ve noticed. It seems as if there is an entire movement dedicated to the science of anti-aging. Creams, potions, and pills galore that are designed to keep us looking good and staying healthy for as long as possible – which means slowing the aging process. In the past few decades, the market for anti-aging products and services has grown into a global industry...

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How to Tell the Difference Between PMS and Perimenopause
27 May 2020

How to Tell the Difference Between PMS and Perimenopause

Perimenopause can be sneaky. Signs of perimenopause can start as early as your mid-late 30’s. While you’re in the thick of raising kids (or considering having more), your ovaries may be making their retirement plan. Maybe you’re having vague signs that something is changing such as insomnia, bloating, breast tenderness, anxiety, feeling tired all the time, or wonky periods (heavier, lighter, irregular, twice a month)....

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May is Women’s Health Month and to celebrate, I’m going to take a broader look at more areas of health that are important to maintaining a healthy mind and body throughout midlife.
20 May 2020

Beyond Hormones: How to Uplevel Your Health in Perimenopause

May is Women’s Health Month and to celebrate, I’m going to take a broader look at more areas of health that are important to maintaining a healthy mind and body throughout midlife. I normally write about all things hormone-related, but good health in perimenopause is about so much more! If you want to rock your mojo well into old age, you’ll want to think about...

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Vitamins supplements as a capsule with fruit vegetables nuts and beans inside a nutrient pill as a natural medicine health treatment with 3D illustration elements.
22 Jan 2020

Is Hormone Therapy Stealing Your Nutrients?

Many women turn to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to relieve symptoms of menopause. These therapies include progesterone, estrogen and testosterone. In addition, birth control pills containing synthetic estrogens and progestin are frequently used to control symptoms in perimenopausal women. As with most medications, this can be a double-edged sword. If you take any forms of hormones, bioidentical or synthetic, you may be missing out on...

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A to Z Facts About Progesterone and Perimenopause
15 Jan 2020

A to Z Facts About Progesterone and Perimenopause

Progesterone is a sex hormone that is produced when you ovulate. It is the first hormone level to fall as you enter perimenopause since ovulation becomes more and more sporadic. Because of this, estrogen is allowed to run the show all month, creating perimenopause symptoms like breast tenderness, heavy periods, insomnia, fatigue, mood swings, and anxiety. Progesterone is typically thought of when it comes to...

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk
09 Oct 2019

4 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a topic that has touched so much of my family as my daughter and I are the only females who have not had breast or ovarian cancer. And we do not have the gene that increases the risk.  Breast cancer is scary business and seems like younger women are being diagnosed more than ever before. Unfortunately, much...

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What You Need to Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in Menopause
25 Sep 2019

What You Need to Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in Menopause

As we close out Menopause Awareness Month, let’s cover a topic that generates a lot of confusion and fear. Hormone replacement therapy. Recent headlines suggest that hormone replacement therapy “definitively causes breast cancer and that the risk persists long after hormones are stopped.” Without getting into a long analysis of the study and problems with methods, I’ll just say that there was no new news...

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What’s the Solution for Vaginal Dryness in Menopause?
11 Sep 2019

What’s the Solution for Vaginal Dryness in Menopause?

by Dr. Sharzad Green, PharmD September is Menopause Awareness Month. There are an estimated 64 million postmenopausal women in the United States (US), and as many as 32 million women may suffer from symptoms including pain during sex, vaginal dryness, and vaginal irritation. Unfortunately, this is not dinner table talk and many women suffer in silence. I have worked with thousands of menopausal women for...

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Welcome to Menopause Awareness Month
04 Sep 2019

Welcome to Menopause Awareness Month

September is Menopause Awareness Month. I remember when I first wrote about this topic a few years ago. I chuckled to myself and thought, “As if any woman who’s in the thick of it needs to have her awareness raised. Who is this for????” But then I realized there are PLENTY of women who actually do need to have their knowledge up-leveled, so I wrote a...

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5 Myths and Truths About Progesterone Supplementation
05 Jun 2019

5 Myths and Truths About Progesterone Supplementation

Progesterone is a go-to supplement for many women in perimenopause (and menopause, for that matter). It is very safe and widely available over-the-counter in cream forms as well as by prescription in oral form. Despite the widespread availability and safety, many myths abound in the medical community and there is a lot of misunderstanding among women who read conflicting information online. Here are some of...

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