Aug 30 2012
Menopause can be the Happiest Time of Your Life
There’s a lot to be said about the sadness of perimenopause,what it represents, and how it makes women feel. I know, because I’ve had plenty to say about it. Profound life changes which are born out of loss, such as perimenopause, will natural...
Aug 24 2012
Loss of Libido During Perimenopause
As a woman who enjoyed a healthy sex life before I entered perimenopause, I can tell you without a doubt, that the thought of losing my libido due to hormone imbalance simply terrified me. To be honest, the thought of menopause in general terri...
Aug 23 2012
The Cycle of Stress and Hormonal Imbalance in Perimenopause
During perimenopause and menopause, estrogen and progesterone are the two hormones which always seem to get top billing. Certainly two very powerful, key players in our fertility and menstrual cycles, estrogen and progesterone essentially make...
Aug 14 2012
Are Routine Pelvic Exams Necessary for Post-Menopausal Women?
If you have your ear to the ground in the medical field, then you may have noticed a shift in attitudes among healthcare providers, who are beginning to question the wisdom of routine wellness procedures. Women’s health is an area which is of p...
Aug 10 2012
Post BlogHer 2012 Sleep Hangover
If you are ever uncertain of just how old you really are, take a trip somewhere for about five days, eat different food, sleep in a different bed, and fight your way through a couple of crazy airports. If that doesn’t reveal your true age, well,...
Jul 30 2012
BlogHer 2012: Blogging, Menopause, and Big Business
I’m getting ready to head to the BlogHer 2012blogging conference in New York City next week. I will be attending for the first time since I began bloggingabout menopause approximately 5 years ago. I’m not sure what to expect exactly, but I’m cer...
Jul 25 2012
At What Ages Does Perimenopause Begin?
In order to understand when perimenopause begins, it’s important to understand the difference between perimenopause and actual menopause. Menopause is generally defined as when a women has not had a menstrual cycle for twelve consecutive mo...
Jul 23 2012
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Actually Safe?
Medscape Daily News is reporting that traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is now considered relatively safe once again for women in perimenopause, menopause, and post- menopause years who are displaying symptoms of hormone imbalance.The ...
Jul 20 2012
How Long Does Perimenopause Last?
When you are in the thick of perimenopause, there is no doubt; it can feel like it’s going to last forever. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, you might even question whether you’re going to come out sane on the other side. Mood swi...
Jul 18 2012
The Estrogen Errors: Another Book for Your Menopause Library
As a women’s health writer, and bono-fide book junky, I’m always on the look-out for good books on women’s health, particularly on the subjects of perimenopause and menopause. I came across The Estrogen Errors: Why Progesterone is Better f...