Mar 02 2012
Cigarette Smoking Associated with Early Onset of Menopause?
As one who suffered greatly from her hormonal misery during perimenopause, I’m not so sure that reaching menopause at an earlier age is necessarily a bad thing. But considering some of the known health risks associated with menopause due to low...
Feb 27 2012
Soy for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats? Depends Who You Ask
As is always the case when it comes to the effectiveness of natural remedies for perimenopause symptoms, it depends on who you ask. It also depends on which study you want to cite. Such is the topic of soy to treat hot flashes and night sweats ...
Feb 23 2012
35 Symptoms of Perimenopause
When most women enter perimenopause, they expect a few hot flashes and night sweats. They might even expect mood swings, vaginal dryness, and loss of libido. What they won’t expect, however, are overwhelming thoughts of doom and dread, panic at...
Feb 21 2012
Perimenopause or Menopause – What's the Difference?
The terms perimenopause and menopause are often used interchangeably, as if they are the same thing. But in actuality, they are not. Biologically speaking, perimenopause and menopause each have a unique hormonal landscape and health experience. ...
Feb 17 2012
Becoming an Empowered Patient
I recently read the book The Empowered Patient, by CNN senior medical correspondent, Elizabeth Cohen. It was a very interesting read and I thought it would be a great place to begin this column. Because, frankly, when was the last time you wal...
Feb 14 2012
Welcome to "Hold That Pause"
This is my first post at Healthline.com and I couldn’t be more delighted. Being able to write about something I am so passionate about is not only a thrill, but deeply satisfying as well. If someone would have told me twenty years ago that I wo...