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Be Proactive!

2020-04-27T12:44:04-05:00

The average age for menopause in the United States is 51, according to the Mayo Clinic. But menopause can happen to women throughout their 40's and 50's, too. However, it is possible for perimenopause to start in the late 30s (early or premature menopause) and early 40's. The symptoms of menopause vary from woman to woman. The symptoms range from hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, loss of libido, insomnia, and mood changes. However, some women may experience no symptoms while going through menopause. Menopause is triggered by the lack of estrogen produced by the ovaries. The primary indicator of menopause is [...]

Be Proactive!2020-04-27T12:44:04-05:00

BHRT – Update on My Progress

2020-04-27T13:09:21-05:00

I went back in to review my blood work with the nurse practitioner. She walked in the room and said you must feel awful. I immediately started to cry. What she was not aware of was the intensity of my hot flashes over the past week caused so much exhaustion that I was impossible to be around. I was in a terrible fight with my husband, and we were not talking. I got into an argument with a co-worker. I realized that I was the problem; I could not control my moodiness or anger. I wasn’t sleeping and was generally miserable. [...]

BHRT – Update on My Progress2020-04-27T13:09:21-05:00

Andropause: A Man’s Transition Period

2020-05-01T12:03:59-05:00

Men and women age differently, but age-related hormone fluctuations affect men and women in similar ways. Did you know that men can go through a type of menopause? Labeled "andropause" because it is not as defined as female menopause, male menopause affects a small portion of the aging male population. Andropause shares similar features with menopause, but it is not as severe as what some women experience once their reproductive years end. What is andropause? Testosterone is a type of androgen, which is where the name "andropause" comes from. Known mainly as a sex hormone, testosterone also affects the tenor of [...]

Andropause: A Man’s Transition Period2020-05-01T12:03:59-05:00