Tag: womensissues

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”

A Friend Asks How My Family Is Doing

A friend asks how my family is doing Family—I ponder the word, for if I had childrenI’d probably share their progress and accomplishmentsBut instead I try to make sense of the wordFor, what I hear is a question about the relationshipI have with my… Continue Reading “A Friend Asks How My Family Is Doing”

What is Perimenopause?

There are different definitions of perimenopause, but all of them are usually the same in the opinion that perimenopause begins at the time of irregular periods—due to the deterioration of ovarian function—and ends a year after the last menstruation. Every woman has perimenopause, and… Continue Reading “What is Perimenopause?”

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