Belly Fat and Chin Hair

Symptoms of Midlife & Menopause Belly Fat & Chin Hair The number one reason women call or visit a menopause specialist is, “I don’t feel like myself.” And the number two reason is, “I am gaining weight, and I haven’t changed anything—and it’s all in my belly!” Weight gain during midlife can start for a […]

Brain Fog Memory Loss

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Symptoms of Midlife & Menopause Brain Fog & Memory Loss Have you ever walked into a room and suddenly couldn’t remember why you were there? Or gone into a coworker’s office to talk about something only to find that you can’t recall what you wanted to talk about? If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone. […]

Treatment for Vaginal Dryness

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Symptoms of Midlife & Menopause Vaginal Dryness Painful Sex & Bladder Urgency Vaginal dryness can cause irritation, burning, and pain with intercourse. It’s common after menopause, and it can also happen in the years leading up to menopause. The medical term for vaginal dryness is Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM). Hormonal changes cause GSM. Levels […]

Decreased Libido

Symptoms of Midlife & Menopause Low Libido ”It’s not that I don’t love my partner, I do. I just don’t want it anymore!” Many women have come to our office with frustration over their lack of desire. If you have been experiencing changes in your sex drive, you are not alone! Even if you and […]

Six-ways to Avoid a Hot Flash

Symptoms of Midlife & Menopause Hot Flashes & Night Sweats Hot flashes and night sweats are the most common symptoms associated with menopause. Up to 80% of women experience hot flashes and/or night sweats.  Not all hot flashes are created equal. Mild hot flashes may be nothing more than a small nuisance, while moderate and […]

Heavy Periods

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Symptoms of Midlife & Menopause heavy periods Your periods are so heavy and irregular that you are left exhausted and weak. You never know when your period is going to appear, and during it, you can barely stay ahead of the mess. The cramps aren’t typically too bad, but once the bleeding starts, you know […]

Insomnia

Symptoms of Midlife & Menopause Insomnia Sleep is everything. For your body, sleep is more precious than gold. Humans can’t function without sleep, and a lack of sleep can affect everything from accomplishing your daily tasks to your overall mental health. Sleep disturbances tend to happen more frequently in women who are already stressed, sleep […]

Mood Swings

Mood Swings

Symptoms of Midlife & Menopause Mood Swings As you go through menopause, your moods can change rapidly. One minute you’re up, the next, you’re down. The same hormone changes that cause hot flashes, night sweats, and sleep disturbances can also cause changes in the brain chemicals that stabilize your mood and keep you from thinking […]