Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Symptoms of Menopause

September is Menopause Awareness Month, so this is a great time to take charge of your symptoms and finally find relief! Among the best ways to conquer those menopause symptoms is with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). More and more women are turning to safe, effective, natural bioidentical hormones to control their menopause symptoms. “I … Continued

Medical Mondays: What are some lesser known symptoms of menopause?

I’ve been doing some reading on bioidentical hormone therapy, because a lot of my symptoms point towards a hormonal imbalance – I’m guessing early menopause because I’m only 34… Many of the symptoms, like hot flashes, night sweats etc. don’t affect me, but I’m tired all the time and have put a lot of weight on recently. I’ve also been really bloated lately, but haven’t found any link between menopause and bloating, so I’m not certain that’s what it is. Are there other symptoms of menopause that aren’t talked about as much as hot flashes and all the other trademark menopause symptoms?

How to control and prevent hot flashes during menopause

Many different things can trigger a hot flash. Emotional triggers, such as embarrassment, are among the most common. Other hormonal issues can also be triggers for hot flashes. For example, if you take too much thyroid hormone for hypothyroidism, you may have a hot flash. Elevated cortisol levels due to stress can also lead to hot flashes. Other potential triggers include fluctuating blood sugar levels, any kind of adrenaline surge, alcohol and foods that contain MSG.

Medical Mondays: How long does menopause typically last?

I am only 42, but I think I may be entering the early stages of menopause. I feel tired more often than usual and I’m also gaining weight in my mid-section. I’ve read that menopause can occur as early as a woman’s mid 30’s, but how long does menopause typically last?

Did cavewomen go through menopause?

Today, women accept menopause as a natural part of life. However, in the times of early civilization, women didn’t go through menopause because they didn’t live long enough to experience it. While women today can live well into their 90’s, the average lifespan in the Neolithic era was less than 40. As our species evolved over the next five thousand years, we would see the average lifespan near double, thanks to medical advancements, scientific research and the miracle of evolution.

Rachael Ray Tackles Menopause

Today Rachel Rachael Ray talks about what women can do to prevent menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, menopause weight gain, adrenal fatigue and mood swings.

Testosterone to Blame for Menopause Weight Gain

Visceral fat or “belly fat” is often thought to be a product of aging, however recent studies from the Rush University Medical Center have suggested that testosterone may to blame for menoapause weight gain.

Healthy Aging Tip of the Day!

Limit your simple sugars and refined carbohydrates! According to BodyLogicMD Chief Medical Officer and Author of “Hormone Harmony” Dr. Alicia Stanton, eating a diet high in refined sugars and carbohydrates may increase the risk of developing cancer.