Can Vaginal Atrophy Be Reversed?

Vaginal atrophy is a common problem for many women, especially during menopause. The term vaginal atrophy is used to describe a thinning of the vaginal tissue caused by a decrease in estrogen levels. What is Vaginal Atrophy? Common symptoms of vaginal atrophy include: Vaginal irritation … [Read more...]

Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Safe?

Since a 2002 study found that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and cancer, women have been looking for other ways to treat menopausal symptoms. One option that’s gaining popularity is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). BHRT uses … [Read more...]

Vaginal Atrophy: The Hidden Struggle of Menopause

While vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis) can happen to any woman at any age, the most common timeframe development is during or after menopause. Vaginal atrophy is primarily caused by a decrease in estrogen, which causes thinning and drying out of the vaginal walls. A Silent Epidemic Vaginal … [Read more...]

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Good or Bad?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment used for postmenopausal symptoms or for women who have had a hysterectomy. During the controversial therapy, women are given medication that contains two female hormones—estrogen and progestin—to replace the natural hormones that their bodies are … [Read more...]

Menopause and Fertility: Can I Still Get Pregnant?

Many women assume that any sign of menopause – hot flashes or missed periods – means their chances of getting pregnant are next to nothing, but that is not necessarily the case. This misunderstanding stems from the fact that the term “menopause” is often misunderstood. When most women say they’re … [Read more...]

What to Expect From a Hysterectomy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure among women. If you’ve heard of the term “hysterectomy” from medical articles, doctors or even your friends, it can sound intimidating. You might not know what the surgery … [Read more...]

Maintaining Your Mental Health through Menopause

Menopause can be an incredibly difficult time for so many women.  Your mental health is important at any age, but during menopause you may experience severe feelings of depression or mood swings that you may never have dealt with before. Besides some of the obvious physical changes that can … [Read more...]

Early Menopause Could be Linked to Everyday Products

While menopause is a natural part of a woman’s lifecycle, most women would probably prefer to put off dealing with “the change” for as long as possible. But commonly occurring chemicals in our environment, including ones found in makeup, could be aiding in an earlier menopause for women with high … [Read more...]

Is Exercise Important During and After Menopause?

We have all heard it throughout our life how important exercise is.  Some people have taken it seriously and others haven’t.  You may think once you hit a certain age that exercise is no longer necessary - nothing could be farther from the truth!! As we age and enter the menopause stage, it is … [Read more...]

Looking for an Alternative to Hot Flash Treatment? Try Acupuncture

When it comes to treating the hot flashes of menopause, hormone therapy is considered by the medical community to be the most effective form of treatment. But some women, such as breast cancer survivors, are unable to use synthetic hormones. Other women choose not to use hormone treatment because of … [Read more...]