Feeling your best after menopause

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 11, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Menopause is a natural and normal phase of every woman’s life. Unfortunately, this phase often includes symptoms like sleep disturbances, hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings that can make women miserable.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Exercise, Nutrition, Health, Menopause

Is a vaginal estrogen cream right for me?

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 16, 2015 1:00:00 PM

When a woman goes through menopause, some of her hormone levels begin to decline. One of these hormones, estrogen, is responsible for many of the bothersome symptoms of menopause like hot flashes and night sweats. But a decline in estrogen also causes another problem for many women: vaginal dryness and painful intercourse.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Menopause

Do you need vitamins after menopause?

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 13, 2015 1:00:00 PM

One look at the supplement aisle in your local drugstore would probably make you think that older adults need lots of vitamins. There are all kinds of vitamins marketed specifically to seniors and post-menopausal women. Some supplements claim to reduce menopause symptoms, give you an energy boost, and more.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Nutrition, Health, Menopause

3 signs of perimenopause and how to handle them

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 2, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Most women are familiar with the symptoms that occur with menopause: hot flashes, night sweats, and other discomforts are common as estrogen levels drop.

But menopause doesn’t happen overnight. It can take months or even years for the complete change to take place. This time period, known as perimenopause, can cause a variety of changes as the body gradually shifts away from the menstrual cycle. The length of perimenopause varies for each woman, but typically lasts two to 10 years. With the average age of menopause being 51, this means many women start to experience perimenopause as early as their late 30s.

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Topics: OBGYN, Menopause

The facts about bioidentical hormones

Posted by CarePoint Health on Oct 16, 2015 1:00:00 PM

You’ve likely heard the horror stories of menopause or know someone who has experienced the side effects. The changes in a woman’s body during this process can be concerning to watch. While many women make it through without the need for helpful medication, others cannot. Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is an FDA-approved treatment for women who need help relieving symptoms during the transition of menopause. And now a new option has come into the spotlight: bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Menopause

Menopause and weight gain: The facts

Posted by CarePoint Health on Oct 2, 2015 1:00:00 PM

If you’re going through menopause or you’re approaching it, you likely know about the most common discomforts many women experience. Hot flashes, night sweats, and many other symptoms can make everyday life uncomfortable for many women in their 40s and beyond.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Menopause

Diet tips for hot flashes

Posted by CarePoint Health on Sep 21, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Hot flashes are one of the most common and bothersome symptoms of menopause. They’re inconvenient, sometimes embarrassing, and can wreck your sleep.

If your hot flashes are interfering with your life, talk to your gynecologist. You may be a candidate for menopause hormone therapy (MHT), which is the only treatment approved by the FDA at this time. However, not everyone can take MHT. For those who are seeking relief without the hormones, the answer may be right in your kitchen.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Menopause

6 facts about menopause hormone therapy

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 24, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Menopause hormone therapy (MHT) has had its ups and downs. First, it was prescribed for nearly every woman who went through menopause because it was thought to provide significant health benefits. Then, a large study found that it actually increased the risk of heart disease and certain cancers for some women – and its use dropped dramatically.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Menopause

Low libido in women and how to address it

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 3, 2015 1:00:00 PM

For men, it seems sexual problems can often be treated with a pill. But unfortunately, for women struggling with low sexual desire, it’s not that simple.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Menopause

Coping with menopause discomforts

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jul 21, 2015 10:45:46 AM

For some women, the symptoms of menopause are a minor inconvenience. For others, menopause can be a life-altering, uncomfortable experience.

No matter how it affects you, one thing is clear: every woman should work with her gynecologist during menopause, and all the transitions before and after this change. Your gynecologist can offer you a variety of treatment options to help you maintain your quality of life and feel more like yourself when you’re dealing with changes beyond your control.

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Topics: OBGYN, Menopause