Tag: hormones

Wellness Wednesday: Stay Calm

infographic by @kwotedbykegarland Source: Dr. Lisa Mosconi

Diary of a (Peri-) Menopausal Woman: What’s Really Going on with Our Bodies?

What the heck is going on with women’s bodies? That’s what I’ve been on a mission to learn, especially since being thrust into perimenopause and experiencing some digestive issues. So, I’ve been doing a lot of reading and podcast listening. Two sources have been… Continue Reading “Diary of a (Peri-) Menopausal Woman: What’s Really Going on with Our Bodies?”

My Choice

Like most women, I always knew the day was coming when I’d have to deal with menopause. I wasn’t especially worried about it, as I didn’t want to conceive any more children and considered menstrual periods to be an annoyance I would gladly do without.… Continue Reading “My Choice”

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”

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”

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