When a friend of mine (who is five years older than me) complained that she weighed the same but her waist was expanding, I was not very sympathetic. I dismissed her complaint, smugly thinking that either her bathroom scale was off, she wasn’t exercising enough or she was not correctly counting calories. A few yearsContinue reading “DO YOU HAVE MENOPAUSE “PAUNCH”?”
I ended up in the hospital emergency ward twice, not because of a urinary tract infection but because I was trying to prevent one. An unfortunate byproduct of menopause is an increase in urinary tract infections (UTIs). I had never experienced a UTI until I hit menopause and, as my age increased, so did the UTIs. Continue reading “MENOPAUSE, URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS AND CRANBERRIES”
Little did I know that, when I started experiencing insomnia in my mid-forties, 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”
Gynecocracy ~ It means a government or society ruled by women. As females, in each of our own individual worlds, whether you are a C.E.O. or a mother, we do have the power to affect our menopause destiny.
Our generation, fondly known as “boomers,” was inundated in the 60s and 70s with slogans such as “Make Love Not War” and songs like “Love the One You’re With” (great song by the way). It was the era of free love but, as we now know, nothing is free; there’s a price to be paidContinue reading “SAFE SEX FOR BABY BOOMERS”
Estrogen is “any of a group of steroid hormones which promote the development and maintenance of female characteristics of the body. Such hormones are also produced artificially for use in oral contraceptives or to treat menopausal and menstrual disorders,”
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