The FDA has approved a new drug to treat hot flashes in menopausal women called Brisdelle. It is a form of Paxil, an antidepressant. Antidepressants are not a new treatment for menopausal symptoms.  Medications such as Effexor, Paxil, and Prozac can decrease hot flashes and night sweats. They are not as effective

It’s been one month since Mindy took her first steps toward “living better, longer” with BodyLogicMD and The Wellness Project. In early November, Mindy had her first appointment with Dr. Stephen Center of BodyLogicMD of San Diego. Before Mindy went to see Dr. Center, she had been experiencing many of the discomforts

The hormonal decline that occurs with menopause causes uncomfortable symptoms that lead many women to seek relief. Relief is rumored to exist with a steady soy diet or acupuncture, but hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is known as the most effective. Many women, however, live in fear of hormone therapy, questioning its safety

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A study recently published in the journal Menopause, looked at a small group of Finnish women and the association between exercise and menopausal symptoms. The study included women ages 45 – 63 who had recently begun to experience symptoms of Menopause. The women were divided into two groups. One group was asked

There are many symptoms associated with menopause, but the symptom that epitomizes menopause is the Hot Flash.  About 85% of women will experience Hot Flashes as they approach and enter menopause. Some women will have intense, frequent Hot Flashes, while others have mild, infrequent Hot Flashes.   Often, Hot Flashes decrease in frequency

It is quite common for female patients of mine to question me concerning the need for estrogen as part of their bioidentical hormone regimen This is especially true if they don’t have symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. In fact most physicians will only recommend estrogen to woman who have

Many women we see at BodylogicMD of Sacramento have hot flashes as a chief complaint. A lot of these women are still having periods, although often not in a regular way. These hot flashes are annoying during the day but sometimes debilitating at night. Women often wake up in a puddle of

“What happened? I was doing so well for so long. I haven’t changed a thing and now all of a sudden my symptoms are coming back.” This is something I hear occasionally from a patient who has indeed been doing well, and then out of the blue their symptoms return. Maybe it

Are you a woman of middle age or maybe even older who feels like your health is just slipping away? If everything up north is now going south, and you have lost your overall vibrancy and spark of life, hormonal imbalance may be your problem. With all the conflicting reports regarding hormones

There’s been a lot of talk about hormones in the media lately and the bioidentical hormone experts compiled a list of some recent articles that you might find interesting. September 2011 - While hair loss is oftentimes thought of as a problem that only men have to deal with, many women also suffer from

Many different things can trigger a hot flash. Emotional triggers, such as embarrassment, are among the most common. Other hormonal issues can also be triggers for hot flashes. For example, if you take too much thyroid hormone for hypothyroidism, you may have a hot flash. Elevated cortisol levels due to stress can also lead to hot flashes. Other potential triggers include fluctuating blood sugar levels, any kind of adrenaline surge, alcohol and foods that contain MSG.

Hot flashes are easily among the best-known symptoms of menopause, but do you really know what they are? What’s happening, and what can you do about them? Do all women experience them the same way, or do different women have different hot flashes?

Sometimes, even if you have excellent sleep hygiene, you can still have difficulty sleeping. Hormones can definitely affect your sleep, too — especially in women, and especially during and after menopause. Menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats can reduce your sleep quality and even interrupt sleep cycles.

Today Rachel Rachael Ray talks about what women can do to prevent menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, menopause weight gain, adrenal fatigue and mood swings.

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