Category Archives: Menopause

Survival Skills for Today’s Gynecologist 2017

If you’re in the New York City area on April 7-9, 2017 join me and colleagues at the The Westin NY at Times Square for our annual Survival Skills for Today’s Gynecologist program. It’s a great time to catch up with friends and hear discussions about the latest in gynecologic

Thyroid Gland: Both an Under and Overachiever

A tiny butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck has an important role in overall well-being; it helps regulate body temperature as well as metabolism (how fast you burn calories). When the thyroid is under-performing or over-performing, issues start to crop up and women, who this mostly affects, begin

A Pollen That Banishes…Hot Flashes

  For women going through the menopausal transition, there’s no better discovery than a safe, natural, nonhormonal treatment for hot flashes that really works. So a study just presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists caught our eye. It focused on an over-the-counter

There is a Non-Hormonal Prescription Option for Hot Flashes

Non-Hormonal Prescription Option for Hot Flashes Hot flashes and its nocturnal cousin, night sweats, the highly descriptive street names for the vasomotor symptoms (VMS) experienced by as many as 80% of menopausal women, are the most common of all menopausal symptoms. No consensus exists on the pathophysiology of menopausal VMS,

Dreaming Of A Good Night’s Sleep?

Getting a good night’s sleep may just be a dream for many menopausal women. Studies indicate that, along with hot flashes, mood swings, migraine headaches, trouble sleeping is another, unpleasant side effect of menopause. Approximately 61 percent of perimenopausal and postmenopausal women frequently suffer from insomnia, according to the National

Menopausal Migraines Are Real

For years, my patients going through menopause have complained of migraine headaches. But for some reason, research has never been able to back up what I’ve known for years, and what women have been experiencing for ages: Migraines are, indeed, a symptom of menopause. That is, until recently. A new

Get Your Sex Life Buzzing

Vibrators are often the punch line of the joke; the gag gift at the bridal shower or the cause of an embarrassing situation in a sitcom. But, the reality is, personal massagers are no joke. Vibrators can be an important part of a healthy sex life. Used alone or with

The sitcom of menopause

It may not seem like the stuff of sitcoms when it’s happening to you, but my sister pointed out to me the other day that menopause was the theme of a recent CBS show called Mom – and it’s a great reminder that a solid sense of humor can be

Pulling back the curtain on BHT

Thanks to recent published reports, specifically one entitled “The Hormone Hoax Thousands Fall For” in the October 2013 issue of More, assumptions about the safety of bio-identical hormone therapy (BHT) are again being called into question. First comes the issue of the descriptor:  bio-identical makes it sound safer, less synthetic