Women's Health

Address the unique health issues women face.

  1. Women’s Top Five Health Concerns

    Women’s Top Five Health Concerns
    Advancing years, the sudden onset of illness, or the death of someone close can all make us think about our own health. According to Saralyn Mark, M.D. there are five main medical conditions that top the list of women’s health issues. We look at the risk factors for each and see how experts suggest we can be proactive in reducing...
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  2. Sex and Menopause: Is it Normal to Lose Desire?

    Sex and Menopause: Is it Normal to Lose Desire?
    Unfortunately, it’s a common myth that people age their sex drive takes a dive. While it may be true that some women’s sexual desire may decline following menopause, for the majority of women, desire does not decline.  In fact, a survey conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons, (AARP ) reported that 57% of women said they considered a...
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  3. Best Foods for Breast Cancer

    Best Foods for Breast Cancer
    Every year in the U.S. around 230,000 women (and a few rare men) receive the terrible news that they have breast cancer. This second leading cause of cancer death in women claims 40,000 lives every year.  On a more positive note, there are 2.9 million breast cancer survivors enjoying life in America today. Several studies have found a range of...
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  4. Three Cellulite Home Remedies for Tighter, Smoother Skin

    Three Cellulite Home Remedies for Tighter, Smoother Skin
    When it comes to physical appearance, few things frustrate women more than cellulite, and it is an equal-opportunity annoyance.  From teenagers to seniors, cellulite affects up to 90% of women at some point in life.  While connective tissue in men forms in a crisscross pattern, female connective tissue takes on a honeycomb shape.  Any extra fat tends to bulge out...
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  5. The Connection between Perimenopause and Stress

    The Connection between Perimenopause and Stress
    Research shows that perimenopause and stress due to life circumstances often coincide in one’s late 30’s and early 40’s.  As hormones begin to fluctuate and progesterone levels decline, women may be secreting increase cortisol, which further interrupts their body’s production of progesterone and can put them onto a merry-go-round of stress. When Perimenopause and Stress Combine:  A Vicious Cycle It...
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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