Menopause


Need a Bank Loan to Manage Menopause???
03 Nov 2016

Need a Bank Loan to Manage Menopause???

By Shirley Weir Note: This article contains information from the Canadian health care system. However, much of it is reflective of the US experience. Coverage for hormone management is often not provided in health care plans, especially if you are not working with a traditional medical provider. Show me a woman who isn’t starved: starved for time, money, and let’s be honest, a little sanity!...

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5 Things Men Should Know about Menopause
28 Jan 2016

5 Things Men Should Know about Menopause

“I don’t need him to fix me! I just want him to listen and try to understand that I’m doing the best I can.” This is a sentiment I hear a lot in my Hormone Harmony Club. I recently asked these ladies what they want men to understand about menopause. As you might expect, the responses were plentiful and varied. Women aren’t the only ones...

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The Top 5 Myths of Menopause Debunked
21 Jan 2016

The Top 5 Myths of Menopause Debunked

The changes that women experience during menopause are confusing and Dr. Google doesn’t always point you in the right direction. Let’s take a look at the top 5 myths I commonly hear and set the record straight. Myth #1: Menopause begins at 50 Truth: The average age of menopause is 52…but there’s a huge range of what’s normal. Tweet: Menopause is the day that marks...

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How to Manage Anxiety in Perimenopause without Medication
28 Jul 2015

How to Manage Anxiety in Perimenopause without Medication

If you put a group of 40+ year-old women in a room, you might expect the conversation to turn to weight gain and hot flashes. These are two very common symptoms of menopause that drive women crazy. But what about anxiety? You might be surprised at the number of women who mention anxiety as their most challenging symptom. And interestingly, this is completely new for...

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The Answer to the #1 Question about Menopause
01 Jul 2015

The Answer to the #1 Question about Menopause

When I speak to groups of women, one of THE most common questions I get is, “when does this menopause hell end???” Many of them assume that when they pass their official menopause date (that’s a year after your last period, in case you’re unsure) that all of their symptoms will just disappear. Unfortunately, the fun may rage on long after that menopause date has...

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14 Years of Hot Flashes and Night Sweats?? Say It Isn’t So!
25 Feb 2015

14 Years of Hot Flashes and Night Sweats?? Say It Isn’t So!

In case you missed it, PBS recently interviewed the lead researcher about her study of women and the duration of hot flashes and night sweats. And the news wasn’t good. Her team studied nearly 1500 women (aged 42–52 at baseline) who reported frequent vasomotor symptoms (6 days or more over a 2-week period) at least once during roughly 13 years’ follow-up. Vasomotor symptoms include hot...

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The Dollars and Cents of  Menopause Relief
04 Nov 2014

The Dollars and Cents of Menopause Relief

Show me a woman who isn’t starved: Starved for time, money, and let’s be honest, a little sanity! At Menopause Chicks, I’m on a mission to crack open the conversation on one of the most natural of life’s occurrences–yet one of the most taboo and misunderstood subjects: Menopause & perimenopause. People will happily discuss sex, religion…even money, before they’re willing to talk about (whisper): the...

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How to Take the Fear out of Menopause
01 Oct 2014

How to Take the Fear out of Menopause

This work I do gives me a bird’s eye view of the spectrum of experiences women go through as they move through menopause. Some journey into this strange land and come out the other side completely unscathed. But then there are the women who watch in horror as their perfectly orchestrated lives unravel into puddles of anger, tears and rage. When women begin menopause the...

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12 Aug 2014

Menopause Myth-Busting 101: The Top 5 Debunked

Myth #1: Menopause begins at 50 The average age of menopause is 52…but there’s a huge spectrum of experiences out there. Some women sail through with nary a hot flash. But others begin having symptoms like weight gain, irritability, fatigue, anxiety and insomnia in their mid-30’s. And perimenopausal symptoms can last for more than 10 years! That’s why it’s critical to pay attention to your...

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19 Sep 2013

Gotta Go, Gotta Go, Gotta Go RIGHT NOW!

If you’re a woman who’s entered perimenopause, you may be noticing that trips to the bathroom are becoming more frequent and less in your control. This can be annoying and embarrassing, especially if you don’t make it quite in time! What’s the connection between menopause and that “gotta go right now” feeling? During perimenopause and menopause, the level of estrogen, which helps to keep the...

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