Category: Symptoms

There are a range of symptoms related to menopause. Here, creatives describe how they’ve experienced one or more of them.

Hell Ain’t Hotter

When I was forty-one, my brother, mom,  and I went on a birthday road trip. Our birthdays fall within two weeks of one another. We had gotten onto the highway: mom driving, the brother sprawled out in the back seat (as he does not… Continue Reading “Hell Ain’t Hotter”

ПРИМЕЧАНИЯ ОТ ВРАЧА: ПРИЛИВЫ И ОТЛИВЫ В МЕНОПАУЗЕ / ПРИЛИВЫ

Горячая волна, накрывающая лицо и верхнюю половину тела, обильное потоотделение, учащенное сердцебиение знакомы четверым из пяти женщин, отметивших полувековой юбилей. Это приливы – состояние, спровоцированное гормональной перестройкой женского организма. Их начало, длительность, периодичность появления, и степень тяжести очень индивидуальны. У некоторых приливы начинаются перед… Continue Reading “ПРИМЕЧАНИЯ ОТ ВРАЧА: ПРИЛИВЫ И ОТЛИВЫ В МЕНОПАУЗЕ / ПРИЛИВЫ”

Notes from a Doctor: The Tides of Menopause/Hot Flashes

A hot wave covering the face and upper half of the body, excessive sweating, and rapid heartbeat are familiar to four our of five women who celebrate their half-century anniversary. These hot flashes are a condition provoked by hormonal adjustments of the female body.… Continue Reading “Notes from a Doctor: The Tides of Menopause/Hot Flashes”

Should I Get a Hysterectomy?

Like many women, my younger life was pretty uneventful as far as my health was concerned. Then, everything changed in 2001 when I got pregnant at age 35. As my pregnancy progressed, the doctor became concerned that I had a growing fibroid. It was… Continue Reading “Should I Get a Hysterectomy?”

Product Review: L. Organic Chlorine Free Pads and Tampons*

For the first time in twenty years, I enjoyed having my period. It is quite unbelievable I can say this, because for so long, all I have known is agony with my monthly friend. Typically, I experience extremely heavy second and third days, headaches… Continue Reading “Product Review: L. Organic Chlorine Free Pads and Tampons*”

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