5 Bad Habits That May Be Disrupting Your Sleep… and Your Health

Sleep Better, Quicker, and Longer by BodyLogicMD If you frequently “borrow” hours from the sleep department in order to get more done, you’re not alone: more than a third of Americans aren’t getting the minimum of seven hours a night recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). … Continued

Really? How Many Menopause Symptoms Are There??

Menopause Symptoms: Your Body’s Way of Telling You to Increase Self Care by BodyLogicMD Many women look to the onset of menopause with dread, having heard horror stories from other women about all the different symptoms that can plague them during this major life transition. But it doesn’t have to be this way—the more you … Continued

New Study Finds Early Hormone Therapy for Menopause May Prevent Heart Disease in Women

by BodyLogicMD It’s been more than a decade since the highly controversial outcomes of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) were released. Since that time, patients, researchers, and physicians have debated the safety and efficacy of hormone therapy, with many coming to the conclusion that the WHI study was poorly designed. The average age of participants … Continued

DHEA Viable Alternative to Estrogen for Vaginal Distress with Menopause

By BodyLogicMD Admin DHEA vaginal suppositories offer new hope for women who can’t supplement estrogen For millions of women, vaginal dryness is just one of the many undesirable side effects of the hormonal changes that occur with menopause. According to a recent survey, 56 percent of menopausal women experience vaginal dryness with 83 percent stating … Continued

Why Aren’t Women Seeking Treatment for Menopause?

Survey finds only 12 percent of women seek any form of treatment for relief of menopausal symptoms. However, there are now more safe options for relief than ever before—so why aren’t women seeking treatment for menopause? Some women are afraid. Some women believe they can “just live with it.” Some women worry about the expense. … Continued

Depression Treated with Hormone Therapy

Feeling a little blue? Before you ask your doctor about the latest antidepressant on the market, consider your hormone levels. More and more research is finding that among both men and women, declines in hormone levels associated with aging may result in depression or other forms of mental distress, such as anxiety and irritability. While … Continued

Progesterone Linked to Mid Life Sleep Disturbances in Women

Can’t sleep? It might be menopause. New research is finding that women approaching the earliest stages of menopause, also known as perimenopause, experience sleep disturbances in a certain phase of their cycle. The recent study, published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, examined the sleep patterns of perimenopausal women. Fifty-five percent of subjects experienced … Continued

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 … Continued