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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

FDA Approves “ADDYI”

Dear Patient, Supporters and Friends, Today the FDA made #HERstory for women with the approval of a first-ever medical treatment option for women’s most common sexual dysfunction, known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, or HSDD. You can think of this disorder (HSDD) as: distressing low desire that can affect a

What is Vulvovaginal Atrophy?

Vulvovaginal Atrophy Vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) is a common condition associated with the decreased estrogenization of the vaginal tissues. It occurs most often after menopause, but it can also develop during breast-feeding or at any other time your body’s estrogen production declines. The inevitable estrogen deficiency that accompanies reproductive aging and

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,

The “Pink Pill” – Flibanserin – Who Is It For?

The “Pink Pill”-Who Is It For? The “pink pill”, flibanserin, was developed for premenopausal women. Although preliminary data on flibanserin use among postmenopausal women are available, the drug was studied primarily in premenopausal women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD), the indication sought at this time. In the premenopausal population,

Your lack of sexual desire has a name and it can be diagnosed

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) is described as having the following characteristics: persistently or recurrently deficient (or absent) sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity marked distress or interpersonal difficulty in response to this deficiency lack of another explanation known to affect sexual function. In other words, a person once