Exploring Your Options: Alternatives to Hysterectomy

Pros, Cons, and Options by BodyLogicMD It’s a startling fact, but an estimated one in three women in the United States will have a hysterectomy by the age of 60. The operation, which involves surgical removal of all or part of the uterus, can lead to serious complications. Urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, fistula formation, and chronic … Continued

Is Menopause Making You Old?

Menopause and the Effects of Aging by BodyLogicMD As if going through menopause wasn’t taxing enough, according to new research from UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, menopause might in fact actually age you. Maybe not the most surprising news if you’ve already gone through the process—going through menopause can make many women feel that … Continued

Can Estrogen Be to Blame for Migraines?

by BodyLogicMD For women who suffer from chronic migraines, the onset of PMS is likely to cause more exacerbated symptoms than for women who do not have migraines. According to research published recently in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, women with a past history of migraines show a more rapid … Continued

Who Can You Trust to Help You Manage Menopause?

Estimates show that by the year 2020, 50 million women will be over the age of 51, the average age when menopause begins. Women experiencing menopause may endure a number of symptoms—for as long as 14 years—that can seriously affect quality of life and even productivity at home or on the job, such as hot … Continued

Severe Menopausal Symptoms Among Risks of Sitting Too Much

  by BodyLogicMD  Sitting is an inevitable part of modern life—between the car, the office, bars and restaurants, and the couch, the time most people spend sitting adds up to thousands of hours per person per year. Sitting may seem like a relatively harmless activity, but as more and more jobs are parking people in … Continued

Brain Boosters for Postmenopausal Women

Menopause is often met with fears of hot flashes, mood swings and weight gain, but what many women may not realize is that brain function may also be impaired. The primary hormones that influence menopausal changes, estrogen and progesterone, also play a critical role in cognitive function.  Researchers have come to understand that plummeting levels … Continued

The Angelina Effect: Oophorectomies, Menopause & BHRT

Menopause is a taboo subject in Hollywood. But now that actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful women, has undergone a preventive oophorectomy at age 39, the media has taken notice. Jolie made this decision due to genetic testing that revealed a 50 percent chance of … Continued

What Most Doctors DON’T Know About Treating Menopause

    For years  ̶– ever since the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released its Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) report in 2002  ̶ – women entering menopause have found themselves in a kind of limbo of neglect. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In a recent Washington Post article, Janice Lynch Schuster explains … Continued

Antidepressant Gets FDA Approval for Hot Flashes

The FDA recently approved Brisdelle, the first non-hormonal medication for hot flashes associated with menopause. This may be exciting news for women wishing to avoid hormonal options for their hot flashes. But, before you take on a new medication, consider the side effects and other options (including bio-identical hormone replacement) to see if Brisdelle is … Continued

New Menopause Drug Comes with Side Effects

The FDA has approved a new drug to treat hot flashes in menopausal women called Brisdelle. It is a form of Paxil, an antidepressant. Antidepressants are not a new treatment for menopausal symptoms.  Medications such as Effexor, Paxil, and Prozac can decrease hot flashes and night sweats. They are not as effective as hormone therapy … Continued