The Double Threat of Migraine and Hot Flashes
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by Ellen Dolgen
4d ago
Welcome back to Menopause Mondays®, where we delve into the latest research and insights surrounding menopause and women’s health. Today, we’re tackling a pressing issue that could have serious implications for women experiencing both migraines and persistent hot flashes. A recent study published in Menopause, the journal of The Menopause Society, has uncovered a startling correlation between these two seemingly unrelated symptoms and the increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Yes, you read that right – the combination of migraine and persistent hot flashes could potentially be deadly. Th ..read more
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Hormone Therapy May Help Alleviate Depression
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by Ellen Dolgen
1w ago
Welcome back to Menopause Mondays®, where we tackle the latest research and news surrounding menopause and its associated challenges. Today, we’re diving into an intriguing study that sheds light on a potential solution for one of menopause’s most insidious side effects: depression. A new study published in Menopause, the journal of The Menopause Society, suggests that hormone therapy (HT) could be a game-changer in managing depressive symptoms during perimenopause and the early postmenopause years. While HT is already known for effectively addressing physiological symptoms like hot flashes, i ..read more
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Hunting for Eggs in the Perimenopausal Wilderness
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by Ellen Dolgen
2w ago
Welcome back to Menopause Mondays®, where we dive deep into the quirks and challenges of menopause with a dash of humor and a sprinkle of egg-sperience! As Easter approaches, let’s crack open the topic of eggs – not the ones you paint or hide, but the ones that reside within us, undergoing their own transformation as we journey through perimenopause. Picture this: while some folks are busy painting Easter eggs in vibrant hues, some women are on a different kind of egg hunt – one where their eggs seem to be playing an elusive game of hide-and-seek. Yes, as we approach menopause, the quality o ..read more
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Five Key Lifestyle Factors for Healthy Aging
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by Ellen Dolgen
3w ago
Welcome back to Menopause Mondays®! Today, we’re diving into an exciting topic that’s all about living your best, healthiest life for as long as possible. Researchers from Harvard University have been hard at work, and they’ve uncovered five lifestyle factors that may help you live not only longer but also a healthier, more vibrant life. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and take a closer look at these key factors that can make a real difference as we age. The Fantastic Five These five lifestyle factors have been identified as the secret sauce for a longer, healthier life: Healthy Diet:  Re ..read more
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Health Risks for Post-Menopausal Women
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by Ellen Dolgen
1M ago
Life is a journey full of surprises, and for women, one of those surprises is menopause. It’s like a rollercoaster ride through hormonal twists and turns, but with no “You Must Be This Tall to Ride” sign in sight. There are three stages of menopause: perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause. Post-menopause is that phase of life when you haven’t had a menstrual period for a solid year. Congratulations! You’ve earned your badge of honor. The average age for women to reach post-menopause in the United States is around 51, but remember, it’s not a race. You might get there sooner or later, and ..read more
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Know Your Risks for Heart Disease
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by Ellen Dolgen
1M ago
Hello, fabulous ladies, and welcome to a special Heart Health Month edition of Menopause Mondays®! Today, we’re diving deep into the topic of heart health and focusing on something vital – knowing your risks for heart disease. While menopause brings its own changes and challenges, understanding and managing these risks can make a world of difference in keeping your heart happy and healthy. Risk Factors That Can Be Managed Did you know that the simple fact of being a woman increases your risk for heart disease and stroke? Ladies, when it comes to your heart health, knowledge is power. Let’s ex ..read more
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Embracing Self-Love During Menopause
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by Ellen Dolgen
2M ago
Welcome to another Menopause Mondays®, a day dedicated to supporting and empowering women through the challenging yet transformative journey of menopause. In today’s blog, we’re going to delve into a topic that’s essential during this phase of life – self-love. Menopause is a time of change, and learning to love and care for yourself is a vital component of navigating it with grace and confidence. Menopause brings with it a host of physical and emotional changes. These changes, from hot flashes and mood swings to changes in body shape, can sometimes lead to self-doubt and a sense of loss. This ..read more
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Are Women Living Longer Than Men?
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by Ellen Dolgen
2M ago
Welcome to another edition of Menopause Mondays®. While I typically focus on women’s health during menopause, today, we’re diving into the widening gender gap in life expectancy. Recent data from the National Center for Health Statistics reveals that women in the United States now live an average of 5.8 years longer than men, from a low of 4.8 years in 2010. This marks the largest disparity since 1996. There are various other factors at play. According to Dr. Brandon Yan, a study author and resident physician at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and a research colla ..read more
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Nourishing Your Body Through the Menopausal Transition
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by Ellen Dolgen
2M ago
Welcome back to Menopause Mondays®, where we tackle the triumphs and trials of the menopausal journey with the latest insights and advice. This week, we’re savoring the topic of nutrition — an essential ingredient for managing menopause with gusto. Let’s dish out the latest on how your eating can influence your menopausal experience. Feeding Your Hormones: The Balance Diet Menopause can sometimes feel like a culinary conundrum, with our bodies reacting unpredictably to foods we’ve enjoyed for years. But here’s some food for thought: Your diet can be a powerful ally in balancing hormones. Th ..read more
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Unraveling the Mental Health Mystique in Menopause
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by Ellen Dolgen
2M ago
Hello, and welcome back to Menopause Mondays®, our weekly dive into all things menopause. Today, we’re threading through the complex tapestry of menopause and mental health. It’s a topic that’s close to the heart (and mind!) of many of us navigating this transformative phase of life. The Mind-Meno Link: More Than Mood Swings For years, the mental health implications of menopause were often distilled down to mood swings and irritability. But, as the conversation deepens, we’re learning it’s so much more. The shifting sands of hormones like estrogen and progesterone are not just about physical ..read more
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