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...
Jul 16 2012
Heavy, Flooding Periods in Perimenopause
When you blog about perimenopause and menopause, sooner or later it’s going to get personal. I mean, when you’re discussing your menstrual cycles with total strangers for crying out loud, that’s pretty personal. But it’s also helpful. We are by ...
Jul 13 2012
Got Menopause? Walk that Stuff Out!
Like much of the country, Ohio has been stuck in a heat wave for the past few weeks. As one who grew up in the Deep South (born in Florida, raised in Louisiana), I know hot. I don’t like it either. There is nothing enjoyable about the kind of ...
Jul 09 2012
Estroven Nighttime: A Good Alternative to Prescription Sleep-Aids
I’m not much on hawking products as a blogger. That is not to say that those who do are somehow less holy than I am in the blogging world. But, for me personally, I’ve never been comfortable doing it. I value my integrity, and as I get older – ...
Jul 01 2012
Going Green for Menopause
Don’t be deceived by the title of this post. It has nothing to do with an inconvenient truth or the size of your carbon foot print. If you still use plastic bags or haven’t bought a hybrid car, don’t worry about that either. Your secret is safe ...
Jun 28 2012
Does Menopause Wreck Marriages?
This is a hot topic around the Internet, and certainly one that seems to dominate the comment section of my personal blog. I don’t see it going away any time soon either. In fact, my prediction is that it will continue to gain momentum until it...
Jun 26 2012
Is the Tide Changing Again Regarding Estrogen Therapy?
Questions regarding the health benefits of estrogen continue to remain largely unanswered, at least for women who are going through perimenopause, and women who have reached actual menopause. The Women’s Health Initiative Study (WHI) certainly...