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”

MENOPAUSE WRINKLES AND WATTLES – YOUR MAGNIFYING MIRROR IS NOT YOUR BEST FRIEND

My magnifying mirror is the bane of my existence.  If I didn’t need it to pluck my eyebrows, it would be in a landfill somewhere.  I don’t need a reminder that I am approaching my twilight years!  Menopause brings about many changes in the body’s functions, hormonal composition, and appearance. One of the more noticeable changesContinue reading “MENOPAUSE WRINKLES AND WATTLES – YOUR MAGNIFYING MIRROR IS NOT YOUR BEST FRIEND”

BOOZE & MENOPAUSE DON’T MIX

A few years ago while enjoying a much needed vacation, I drank a margarita with lunch, a glass of white wine with before-dinner appetizers and a couple of glasses of red wine with dinner. A blinding headache that evening made me realize that I could no longer: (1) mix hard liquor with wine, (2) mixContinue reading “BOOZE & MENOPAUSE DON’T MIX”

MENOPAUSE COOL-DOWN TIP: DON’T PUT A POPSICLE UP YOUR VAGINA!

Recently, an article from the U.K. warned women to “Not Put Lollies in Their Vaginas to Cool Down.” (For those of us across the Pond, “lollies” is the British word for Popsicles.) Now, I’ve heard of many wacky things during my 70 years, but this is definitely one of the most bizarre. Evidently, the U.K.Continue reading “MENOPAUSE COOL-DOWN TIP: DON’T PUT A POPSICLE UP YOUR VAGINA!”