Sleep and Menopause

Sleep difficulties and insomnia are a common problem among women during menopause due to hormonal fluctuations, hot flashes and night sweats which commonly interfere with a restful night’s sleep. According to a recent study, disturbed sleep is present in 40-70% of women in the menopausal transition.  Results of the study concluded that women with insomnia, compared…

Menopause without Estrogen

Transitioning into menopause can be challenging for many women.  The most common complaints arise from the drop in estrogen such as hot flashes and night sweats, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, foggy thinking, incontinence and bone loss. While bioidentical hormones may help many women deal with the symptoms associated with menopause they are not for everyone. …

Estrogens and Mental-Emotional Wellbeing

“Suddenly I can’t remember where I put my keys and I have sticky notes all over my house.” “I never used to cry at AARP commercials, what is happening to me?” These are some pretty common complaints from women going through ‘the change’.  Hormones and neurotransmitters including estrogen, progesterone, serotonin, cortisol and more play essential…

Osteoporosis: the hidden disease

Osteoporosis: a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences. Hightower L. Source: Community Medical Center, Missoula, Montana, USA. Abstract Source: Pubmed Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates this number will increase to 41 million by 2015. Ninety percent of bone growth occurs between the ages of 10 and 20. Present lifestyles of adolescents leave…