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How to Help Anxiety and Mood Swings

The hormonal changes associated with perimenopause and menopause can cause mood swings and anxiety in some women. There are many options for managing these symptoms. From medication to lifestyle changes, you may find one or two options that work best for you. The best way to learn to manage your anxiety and mood swings during [...]

By |2021-02-12T13:15:30-05:00February 28th, 2021|Conditions|Comments Off on How to Help Anxiety and Mood Swings

Planning Ahead for Menopause

As women age, our concerns shift between different health concerns. One thing that many worry about is going through menopause. However, it’s not something you need to fret about as long as you know what to expect and how to prepare. There’s no stopping it, but planning ahead for menopause can help you take on [...]

By |2021-02-12T12:59:49-05:00February 15th, 2021|Menopause|Comments Off on Planning Ahead for Menopause

Signs That You May Need Hormone Therapy

Hormone imbalances are a normal part of the aging process and can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms that affect everyday life. Luckily, there are many benefits that come along with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Are you questioning your symptoms and wondering how you can be happy and healthy again? There are plenty of options [...]

By |2021-02-02T11:25:31-05:00January 30th, 2021|Hormone Imbalance|Comments Off on Signs That You May Need Hormone Therapy

Healthy Lifestyle Choices to Make During Menopause

For many women, menopause is a time to take care of yourself by making healthier lifestyle choices. While some factors cannot be changed there are certain ways you can create a heart-healthy life for yourself moving forward. Below are some lifestyle changes proven to help your menopausal and postmeopausal years.  Quit Smoking If you are [...]

By |2021-01-20T19:31:53-05:00January 15th, 2021|Menopause|Comments Off on Healthy Lifestyle Choices to Make During Menopause

The Benefits of Hormone Therapy

As women reach their 40s and 50s, the ovaries reduce the production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone in the process known as menopause. The fluctuating hormone levels associated with menopause can cause sometimes uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness. A gynecologist may recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to manage these symptoms. [...]

By |2020-12-14T11:33:07-05:00December 30th, 2020|Treatment|Comments Off on The Benefits of Hormone Therapy

5 Common Causes of Hormone Imbalances

Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers, traveling through the bloodstream instructing tissues and organs. Hormones affect many different processes in the body, like metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, and even mood. Hormones are powerful, and too much or too little of a certain hormone can have serious effects on the body.  Hormone imbalances can happen at [...]

By |2020-12-14T11:31:24-05:00December 15th, 2020|Hormone Imbalance|Comments Off on 5 Common Causes of Hormone Imbalances

A Guide to Different Types of Hormone Replacement Therapy

During menopause and perimenopause, estrogen production in the body slows and hormone levels fluctuate, which can cause wide-ranging symptoms such as irregular periods, hot flashes, and mood swings. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is used to treat hormonal imbalances and the resulting symptoms by putting female hormones back in the body.  There are various types of [...]

By |2020-12-03T15:26:50-05:00November 30th, 2020|Hormone Replacement Therapy|Comments Off on A Guide to Different Types of Hormone Replacement Therapy

8 Menopause Skincare Tips

November is National Healthy Skin Month, an annual event that serves as a reminder to put your skin health at top of mind. There are certain skincare practices that everyone should follow as a general rule of thumb, like protecting the skin with SPF daily. Other skincare routines depend on factors such as skin type [...]

By |2020-12-03T14:52:37-05:00November 16th, 2020|Menopause|Comments Off on 8 Menopause Skincare Tips

Dealing With Menopause and Diabetes

Diabetes, a chronic illness that affects how the body turns food into energy, affects more than 34 million people in the United States. While diabetes is common in both men and women, the disease affects women differently. Women have a higher risk of developing diabetes-related complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, and depression. Women [...]

By |2020-12-03T14:18:21-05:00October 30th, 2020|Menopause|Comments Off on Dealing With Menopause and Diabetes

10 Outdoor Fall Activities That Keep You Moving

Staying physically active is important at all ages and stages of life, especially during menopause. If you’re looking to change up your exercise routine, fall is the perfect time of year to take your physical activity outdoors. From the cooler weather to the changing scenery, the fall season makes for a more enjoyable outdoor exercise [...]

By |2020-12-03T14:04:22-05:00October 15th, 2020|Women's Health|Comments Off on 10 Outdoor Fall Activities That Keep You Moving
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