I have previously written posts lamenting the “paunch” and weight gain we menopausal women experience. (See “Do You Have Menopause Paunch” and “Cool Sculpting: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.”) However, not until after a consultation with an endocrinologist did I know that cortisol can play a part in making us look like weContinue reading “BELLY FAT? CHECK YOUR CORTISOL LEVEL.”
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MENOPAUSE “PEACH FUZZ”
Yes, ladies, once you begin the menopause journey, it will be time to sharpen your razor blade! All that peach fuzz sprouting on your upper lip and chin (and arms in my case) is due to the hormonal imbalance associated with menopause, causing some male secondary characteristics such as facial hair. Though your body willContinue reading “MENOPAUSE “PEACH FUZZ””
DO YOU HAVE MENOPAUSE “PAUNCH”?
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”?”
ESTROGEN FOR MENOPAUSE IS THE NEW “GOLD”!
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,”
CAN I HAVE A RE-DO OF MY DMV PHOTO?
It’s official. My new driver’s license photo is worse than my passport mug shot. The last pic taken of me by the DMV was in 2008. A lot has happened since then. Namely, menopause and old age. In my previous posts, I explain how menopause wreaks havoc on the flesh. (See “Menopause Wrinkles & Wattles”Continue reading “CAN I HAVE A RE-DO OF MY DMV PHOTO?”
CELLULITE & MENOPAUSE
Have you shredded your shorts, thrown your bathing suit in the dumpster? If you haven’t already done so, I bet you are seriously considering it. Along with all the other issues we face as perimenopausal, menopausal, or post-menopausal women, nothing is more apparent to others — or our mirrors — than the advancement of celluliteContinue reading “CELLULITE & MENOPAUSE”
VAGINAL REJUVENATION & MENOPAUSE
Vaginal rejuvenation is a broad term for several types of procedures that are performed for cosmetic reasons or to correct age-related problems, such as incontinence or lack of lubrication in menopausal or post-menopausal women. If you read my earlier posting, “What Your Mother Never Told You About Menopause,” you are aware of my experience withContinue reading “VAGINAL REJUVENATION & MENOPAUSE”
NEW MIGRAINE MEDICATION ON THE HORIZON?
As a follow-up to my post, “Menopause, Migraines — and Chocolate??,” I recently read a blurb from Medical News Today that a zavegepant nasal spray for preventing or stopping migraines is awaiting approval by the FDA. According to the article, a nasal spray will act more quickly than other medications in providing relief for sufferersContinue reading “NEW MIGRAINE MEDICATION ON THE HORIZON?”