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Apr 19, 2019
Why You Need This ‘Miracle in a Jar’ Organic Menopausal Lubricant
Vaginal dryness is one of those pesky perimenopause and menopause symptoms, but a personal lubricant can alleviate much of your discomfort. The right lube will make sex less painful, and if you’re...
Apr 10, 2019
8 Makeup Tips for Feeling Beautiful and Confident After Perimenopause Hits
Nothing about perimenopause has been gradual for me, and every symptom has come as a shock. I woke up one day and started having hot flashes — shock! I woke up another day to find myself on an...
Apr 3, 2019
9 Ways to Battle That 'Invisible' Feeling That Happens as We Age
As a teenager, it was always hard for me to decide which superpower I’d most like to have. Of course, flying would be awesome. And I’d always wanted the power of telekinesis like my mom-crush...
Mar 14, 2019
Stop Night Sweats From Ruining Your Sleep With Chaste Tree Berry Supplements
As uncomfortable and upsetting as perimenopause and menopause can be as we get older, they are both also sadly unavoidable. Frustrating symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats can last for...
Feb 28, 2019
7 Best Lubricants for Menopausal Dryness
About 32 million women in the US experience issues of vaginal dryness and vaginal irritation, so if you're looking for the best lubricant for menopausal dryness, you're not alone. Many women...
Feb 23, 2019
St. John’s Wort Fights Hot Flashes and Improves Sleep Quality in Perimenopausal Women
Have any of your friends or doctors recommended taking St. John’s wort for menopause? The symptoms of perimenopause and menopause are frustrating, with one of the worst being hot flashes; that...
Jan 23, 2019
Your Brain on Perimenopause: 6 Ways to Stay Sane
Women I know who are dealing with perimenopause all want answers to pretty much the same questions: How do I deal with hot flashes? Will I ever be able to sleep through the night again? And,...
Dec 26, 2018
Wrinkles, Pimples, Rosacea, Oh My! How to Care for Your Skin During Perimenopause
We write about products we think our readers will like. If you buy them, we get a small share of the revenue from the supplier. “Do you use a daily moisturizer?" “No!” I said, and then...
Dec 17, 2018
Beyond the Kegel: How Specialized Physical Therapy Can Prevent 'Leaking' During Menopause
If you’re struggling with incontinence and pelvic pain during menopause, you’re not alone. Many women grapple with these issues as they age. But if it’s happening to you, don’t think that you have...
Nov 19, 2018
Postmenopausal and Dry 'Down There'? It May Be Vulvovaginal Atrophy
When we talk about menopause, it’s pretty common to discuss related issues such as hot flashes, insomnia, and irritability. But if you’re anything like us, vulvovaginal atrophy — which refers to...
Nov 12, 2018
Perimenopause Is Turning Me Into My 15-Year-Old Daughter
“She must have had a bad day,” my husband says, referring to our teenaged daughter, nodding his head up the stairs. He’s sitting at the dining table, sorting mail; I’ve just come down the stairs in...
Nov 9, 2018
Laser Surgery for Menopause? It May Help With Dryness and Incontinence, Study Suggests
Laser surgery for menopause might sound a bit intimidating at first, especially since it's a treatment designed for a woman's private parts. But new research suggests that a certain type of laser...
Nov 8, 2018
Why You Should Try Lion’s Mane Mushroom, The Brain-Boosting Superfood That Fights Menopausal Anxiety
After the painful realization that I might actually have to give up my morning coffee (too much anxiety, losing sleep, energy crashes in the afternoon), I started looking for something that I could...
Oct 25, 2018
New Test Could Pinpoint What Stage of Menopause You're Going Through
As any woman who is currently going through menopause knows, it can be difficult to navigate through all the different stages. Technically speaking, there are three stages: first perimenopause,...
Oct 24, 2018
5 Natural Cures for Women Who Suffer Migraines
Need migraine relief for women — that is, designed specifically to help you fight those debilitating headaches? Women suffer from migraines three times as often as men--and these horrible headaches...
Oct 3, 2018
Your Past Pregnancies May Affect Hot Flashes During Menopause — Here's How
Do you remember everything health-related that happened to you during your pregnancies? If you experienced certain disorders while you were carrying your babies, some of those issues may have had...
Sep 27, 2018
Early Menopause Robbed Me of Motherhood — But I've Learned to Celebrate What I Do Have
Tucked away among the pile of duvet covers and blankets in my cupboard, there’s a baby-sized sheet with a matching pillowcase, which is appliquéd with sherbet-colored giraffes. I found it at a...
Sep 17, 2018
An Antioxidant-Rich Diet Could Lessen Pesky Menopause Symptoms, Study Says
If you’re trying to reduce pesky menopause symptoms before they get out of hand, the solution might be right on your dinner plate. According to new research, following an antioxidant-rich diet...
Sep 5, 2018
Your Level of Exercise Isn't Linked to Early Menopause, Study Says — But Here's What Is
Until now, there’s been some confusion about the causes of early menopause, especially in regard to exercise. Some research has suggested that women who are more physically active are at a lower...
Aug 17, 2018
5 Estrogen-Rich Foods to Help Balance Menopause Hormones
Dealing with menopause can understandably drive most women to look for whatever solution they can find to ease the uncomfortable symptoms. Depending on how cruel or kind the hormones decide to be,...
Aug 6, 2018
Menopause and Insomnia: 11 Ways to Finally Catch Your Zzzs
Forget sleeping like a baby. Most women I know who are experiencing menopause and insomnia want to sleep like a husband, or a teenager, or the family dog: asleep within 10 minutes, awake again in...
Aug 3, 2018
5 Food Tips to Help Shrink Uterine Fibroids Without Surgery During Perimenopause
Many women wonder how to shrink uterine fibroids without surgery after they're told by their doctor that they have the condition. Uterine fibroids — muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the...
Jul 9, 2018
Belly Fat and Menopause: How to Win the Battle of the Bulge
Last year, in my early 50s and perimenopausal, I lost 20 pounds. I did this the old-fashioned way — by eating less and exercising more — and I enjoyed feeling my muscles become stronger and my...
Jun 27, 2018
Can PMS Cause Hot Flashes? Yes, But There Are Remedies
Many of us have stopped to wonder: Can PMS cause hot flashes? Indeed it can — and it may worry you the first few times it happens. But the good news is that it's completely normal, especially if...
Jun 1, 2018
How Long Do Menopause Symptoms Last? Longer Than You Think
When most of us hear about hot flashes and night sweats, we tend to immediately think of menopause — and unconsciously assume that those nuisances go away after "the change." But as it turns out,...
May 1, 2018
What You Eat Can Affect How Early (or Late) You Get Menopause, Study Suggests
We’ve long known that the food we eat today can have a variety of consequences down the road, but a new study indicates our meal choices may even affect the speed at which we enter "the...
Mar 26, 2018
Looking Hot, Feeling Cool: The Best Undergarments for Menopause
I recently went to Victoria’s Secret, where a 20-something sales associate named Sydney with a blond ponytail, a perky attitude, and a tape measure asked me if I knew my correct bra size. “Yes,” I...
Mar 21, 2018
Acupuncture Linked to Less Severe Menopause Symptoms, Review Finds
Would you ever try acupuncture for menopause symptoms? The idea of getting voluntarily stuck with a bunch of needles to relieve your hot flashes and night sweats might seem a little strange at...
Mar 19, 2018
Mediterranean Diet Linked to Stronger Bones and Muscles in Women, Study Suggests
The buzzworthy Mediterranean diet is known for its myriad health benefits — including lowering the risk of heart disease, cognitive diseases, cancer, and inflammation — but a new study suggests...
Mar 13, 2018
8 Signs You Might Be Perimenopausal
In the fabulous Amazon show The Other F Word — does the “F” stand for 40s, 50s, female, friendship? Yes? — one character in her late 40s with a much younger boyfriend makes an appointment with her...