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Surviving Summer Hot Flashes

Solutions for Summer Menopausal Hot Flashes There is much to love about the summer months, but the sometimes-extreme heat is probably not one of summer’s best features. This is especially true if you’re dealing with the hot flashes that come with menopause. Summer hot flashes are the worst! When you add the physical discomfort to …

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How to Tell If You’re in Perimenopause

Over Forty? Have These Symptoms of Perimenopause? It’s a standing joke that everyone starts to go downhill at age 40, but the symptoms that many women experience around this stage if life are certainly not funny. As you move toward about age 50, the symptoms of perimenopause kick in. Many of the most common symptoms …

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Emotional Maelstrom of Perimenopause

Perimenopause. The word alone can cause intense bodily responses. Do you find yourself overcome with weepiness or even heart-felt sobbing, for no apparent reason? Do you feel like your self-esteem has just hit the floor? It’s not your fault – your hormones are playing tricks on you; you have an imbalance.  A decline in female hormones during perimenopause …

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Seeing the Light: Vision Problems as We Age

Many of you are going to notice that your vision will worsen as you transition through menopause. Dry, tired, irritated eyes affect about 60% of menopausal women. One reason for this is due to hormonal changes in menopause that affect the composition of tears. Vision and Menopause Tears have two components – a watery part …

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Do You Need Contraception After 40?

The contraception question. It’s one I raise with my forty-something patients. And it always comes as news to them that they can still get pregnant. Of course, I am not saying that a midlife pregnancy is an easy feat to accomplish. But it definitely happens with more frequency than you realize. In fact, statistically speaking, when …

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