Painful Intercourse After Menopause: Becky’s Story (Age 59)

When Becky first came to see me she was 59. She looked younger than her age. However, Menopause made her feel much older than she looked. Over the last few years having intimacy with her husband had become the last thing on her mind because vaginal dryness and atrophy of her vaginal tissue made having […]

ESTRACE® (Estradiol) WARNINGS for Women in Menopause – Carla's Story

If you are taking ESTRACE®, or any other form of Estradiol, including Hormone Pellet Implants that include Estradiol, you need to read the WARNING label very carefully. Synthetic Hormone Replacement with any form of Estradiol or Estrone can cause serious life threatening risks, including heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, breast cancer, uterine cancer and dementia. Menopausal […]

Chemical in Cosmetics Causing Early Menopause

A group of chemicals known as Pthalates have been found to increase the risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity. and now new research from Washington University, Missouri, indicates they may also cause early Menopause. Pthalates are found in plastics, cosmetics (including make-up and hairspray), household products and food packaging. Women exposed to higher levels have been found to […]

Menopausal Hormone Therapy: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations

Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions: A Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force May 2012  Recommendations: Ann Intern Med E-466published ahead of print May 28, 2012 Background: Menopausal hormone therapy to prevent chronic conditions is currently not recommended because of its adverse effects. Purpose: To update evidence about the effectiveness of hormone […]

Bio-Identical Hormones: Are They Safe?

Oprah Winfrey, Suzanne Somers and Robin McGraw (Dr. Phil’s wife) all rave about how “bio-identical hormones have rescued them from menopause. On her website, Oprah writes, “After one day on “bioidentical” estrogen, I felt the veil lift. After three days, the sky was bluer, my brain was no longer fuzzy, my memory was sharper. I […]

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