Cruising Through the Menopause: Managing Your Menopause

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Keep the soda and sweetened juices out of the house. This was originally a term of respect and honor and was not derogatory in any way, another twist of our language brought to you by patriarchy.) The Croning Rite which follows is a simplified version of the ceremony I wrote for my book, The Women's Wheel of Life: Thirteen Archetypes of Woman at her Fullest Power (Viking Arkana, 1996, co-authored with Elizabeth Davis, my friend and another midwife).(15) It is imperative that we reclaim the power of our biology, that we understand clearly what is happening to us physiologically, psychologically and spiritually so we can support each other through this tremendous, frightening, wonderful journey.

Change for the Better: Preparing for the Freedom of

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For some women, menopause may bring on feelings of sadness. Menopause is a natural event that happens in every woman's life. As this scenario unfolds, the increased levels of estrogen produced by the ovary and follicle are now reaching the pituitary and sending a new message to the master gland, "We have enough estrogen here to go ahead and ovulate." Women's menopausal status emerged as the third most important predictor of women's attitudes toward menopause with a standardized regression coefficient of .21 (p=.005).

THE BODY KNOWS Dvd Companion to the book - 135 minutes.

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Written by Lynette Hoy NCC, LCPC Women fear growing old. On average, American women reach menopause around the age of 51, but menopause can occur at younger or older ages. However, the limited evidence currently available suggests that some of these practices might help to relieve symptoms or make them less bothersome. Herbs are used in women's health to regulate hormones, reduce water retention, elevate mood, and reduce pain and cramping and are used to treat menstrual problems such as PMS, heavy bleeding, skipped periods, excessive bleeding, and menopause.

Unplugged...at Last!: The Flipside of Midlife Madness

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Sexual desire is often diminished during symptoms of perimenopause, but it is often restored when these conditions subside. We get no vitamin D from sunlight in the northern latitudes after September of each year, and we wear hats and sunblock the rest of the year. If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice. When women stop taking the hormones, the dense white tissue on the mammogram goes away within a few weeks.

Natural Ways to Overcome Menopause Symptoms: Discover the

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This study analyzed the bone density of 50,000 women who were either on HRT or had discontinued use. She discovered it was a urinary tract infection (UTI) and was then treated with antibiotics, which killed all the good bacteria as well, and she soon developed a raging yeast infection. The unstable levels of estrogen and progesterone contribute to menstrual cycle irregularities and perimenopausal symptoms. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a non-hormonal treatment for hot flashes and a treatment for vaginal symptoms associated with menopause.

Is It Hot in Here or Is It Me?: A Personal Look at the

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This makes intercourse painful, and can lead to a decline in sexual activity. It did not show potent ER binding activity; slightly enhanced the growth of ER-positive breast cancer cells (T47D) but was not tested on ER-negative cells [ 13 ]. Some women's bodies may still produce the tiny amount needed through the adrenal glands. They have been linked to a higher risk of heart disease, heart attack, blood clots, and strokes. However, once ovulation occurs, the luteal phase remains fairly constant, at 14 days.

The Menopause Made Simple Program

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Vitamin E, in the high doses found in supplements, may increase the risk of bleeding (including strokes due to bleeding in the brain) and interact with anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications such as warfarin (Coumadin). There are other reasons for flushes and sweats though, so consider these before declaring yourself menopausal: thyroid imbalance; food intolerances; chronic stress; dehydration; side effects of medication. It is associated with a small increased risk of stroke.

The Only Menopause Guide You'll Need (A Johns Hopkins Press

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In fact, older women in the study using MHT were at increased risk of certain diseases. You'll probably need to supplement your diet with calcium, and as you age, you'll need Vitamin D to aid with absorption. Although menopause usually happens naturally, it can happen through surgical removal of the ovaries (surgical menopause). Taking Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) improved her quality of life, but Amanda still suffers exhaustion, low libido, headaches and a tingling sensation in her head The trigger for all this is dramatically falling levels of the hormone oestrogen. ‘Oestrogen plays a very important role in maintaining the health of all the connective tissues in the body,’ he says.

Embracing Menopause Naturally: Stories, Portraits, and

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On reflection, I don't know for sure that the ultrasound didn't measure the lining, I wasn't told. It is not simply with humor that I refer to my sanity and menopause in the same breath: the mood swings really do make a woman feel like she is slightly crazy. Vitamin D deficiency is widespread in North America and at least 400 to 800 IU of vitamin D are recommended daily. Jacobson JS, Troxel AB, Evans J, et al.: Randomized trial of black cohosh for the treatment of hot flashes among women with a history of breast cancer.

The Pause (Revised Edition): The Landmark Guide

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It is better to avoid sex, if it is painful. Yet for many women, the change of life is something they welcome, with freedom from menstrual periods and pregnancy. After a month of bi-weekly treatments, the hot flashes, headaches, and night sweats were gone, and Sue began her teaching year. After all, women everywhere will go through menopause. Smears of the vaginal epithelium provide a composite picture of endogenous and exogenous estrogen stimulation over time; the more estrogen present, the greater the number of superficial cells.