MENOPAUSE HOT FLASHES IN THE GOLDEN YEARS?

Yes, ladies, there is a possibility that your sweaty nights could last until you shuffle off this mortal coil, along with other menopause symptoms such as insomnia, hot flashes and vaginal dryness. I first became aware of this little known fact (at least by me) when I was regularly transporting my client, 84 years ofContinue reading “MENOPAUSE HOT FLASHES IN THE GOLDEN YEARS?”

MENOPAUSE PRAYER: PLEASE GRANT ME SLEEP

When I started experiencing insomnia in my mid-forties, little did I know that it was a pre-menopausal symptom.  At the time, I attributed the insomnia to my job, more directly to my boss.  Even after I discarded the boss, a good night’s sleep was out of my reach.  My doctor suggested long, warm baths andContinue reading “MENOPAUSE PRAYER: PLEASE GRANT ME SLEEP”

MENOPAUSE WARNING: DROOLING CAUSES MOUTH YEAST INFECTION

WHO KNEW?? A few months ago, I posted a blog about drooling, titled “Pass Me the Drool Cup, Please.” Little did I know that, besides being an embarrassment and inconvenience, drooling can also cause a yeast infection in the corners of the mouth. As mentioned in my previous blog, this is due to the lossContinue reading “MENOPAUSE WARNING: DROOLING CAUSES MOUTH YEAST INFECTION”

MENOPAUSE, TOOTH DECAY & GUM DISEASE

So, ladies, besides dealing with bone loss, insomnia, weight gain and a host of other problems due to menopause, you should know that more frequent visits to your dentist are probably in order. Besides the first few years of my life (when my parents neglected their children’s oral hygiene), I have been diligent about brushing,Continue reading “MENOPAUSE, TOOTH DECAY & GUM DISEASE”

MENOPAUSE COOLSCULPTING: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE VERY UGLY — FINAL REPORT

To recap the CoolSculpting process that I underwent and have previously posted about, the clinic ordered two sessions for removing fat cells from my stomach area.   The sessions were not painful (rather relaxing) and I experienced no side effects — at that time. The Good:  I lost a total of 4 inches, two from my stomachContinue reading “MENOPAUSE COOLSCULPTING: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE VERY UGLY — FINAL REPORT”

MENOPAUSE & DEMENTIA

Many women who enter menopause complain of developing “brain fog,” having “senior moments” or suffering from “brain farts.” They experience temporary loss of memory such as forgetting names or appointments or misplacing items. In most cases, there is no need to panic as these symptoms are not permanent and do not indicate the onset ofContinue reading “MENOPAUSE & DEMENTIA”