Women's Health

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  1. Perimenopause and Mood: Understanding the Connection

    Perimenopause and Mood: Understanding the Connection
    The “change of life” or menopause is a natural part of aging for most women when menstruating ceases. Around age 40, women may begin to notice irregular periods, increased feelings of anxiety and stress, have trouble focusing and even suffer from panic attacks. These mood changes are the result of declining progesterone levels, the phase that precedes menopause known as...
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  2. Understanding the Relationship between Perimenopause and Acne

    Understanding the Relationship between Perimenopause and Acne
    Menopause is the result of declining sex hormones manufactured by female ovaries.  It marks the end of menstruation in women.  The term "perimenopause" refers to the transitional stage in a woman's life leading up to menopause.  Typically lasting from two to ten years, women in perimenopause experience a variety of symptoms, the most common being hot flashes, headache, irritability, mood...
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  3. The Effects of Perimenopause on the Libido

    The Effects of Perimenopause on the Libido
    Very few women welcome perimenopause with open arms.  The transitional period leading up to the cessation of menstruation comes with a variety of unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms.  Unlike hot flashes and night sweats however, the effects of perimenopause on the libido upset women and their partners.  The loss of libido – like other perimenopausal symptoms – results from hormonal...
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  4. The Connection between Perimenopause and Heavy Bleeding

    The Connection between Perimenopause and Heavy Bleeding
    While many women associate declining estrogen and progesterone with menopause, female hormones actually begin to fluctuate years earlier during the transition period known as perimenopause.  With an average span of four years, perimenopause comes with a number of physical and emotional symptoms like hot flashes, sleep disturbance, vaginal dryness, reduced libido, mood swings, and headache.  Roughly 25 percent of women...
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  5. Low Progesterone and Brain Fog in Perimenopause

    Low Progesterone and Brain Fog in Perimenopause
    In the years leading up to menopause women go through a transitional period marked by fluctuating hormones known as perimenopause.  During this phase of life, women experience a variety of symptoms that affect physical and mental wellbeing.  One symptom that proves to be particularly frustrating to women is reduced mental clarity, or "brain fog." While many theories have developed as...
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  6. Add Cellulite to the List for Symptoms of Perimenopause

    Add Cellulite to the List for Symptoms of Perimenopause
    In the years before menopause, levels of female hormones begin to fluctuate paving the way for a transitional period called perimenopause.  Symptoms of perimenopause vary according to hormonal imbalances in a woman's body.  Common symptoms include hot flashes and night sweats, but some women also discover the appearance of new or additional cellulite.  Many female bodies in perimenopause are estrogen...
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  7. Why Too Little Progesterone Affects Your Bones

    Why Too Little Progesterone Affects Your Bones
    There are currently very few published studies on the role of progesterone, but this hormone certainly influences changes in premenopausal women. Scientists now believe that too little progesterone can be as damaging to bone strength as low estrogen levels. Let's look at what is already known about this ovarian steroid and what menopausal women need to be aware of to...
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  8. Where Does YOUR State Rank in Sexual Safety?

    Where Does YOUR State Rank in Sexual Safety?
    Did you know that there is a Safer Sex Index for sexual health rankings, which shows the highest and lowest STD rates by state? According to a 2010 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are one of the most serious challenges for the U.S. They estimate that each year there are 19 million...
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  9. How Perimenopause Affects Your Weight

    How Perimenopause Affects Your Weight
    Are you aged between 35 and 55?  Are you in pre- or perimenopause?  Are you increasing in weight or struggling to lose excess pounds?  Have you recently developed belly fat? All these problems could be connected to your age and time of life. Studies report that 90% of women experience perimenopause and weight gain between the ages of 35 and...
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  10. The Perimenopause-Heavy Bleeding Connection

    The Perimenopause-Heavy Bleeding Connection
    Many women in perimenopause find they not only have to manage the symptoms of approaching menopause, they also suffer from heavy bleeding each month. The connection between perimenopause and heavy bleeding is becoming more understood by doctors and physicians. Perimenopause is a period of transition which begins several years before menopause as the ovaries temporarily produce more estrogen before declining...
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