Hormone Therapy for pharmacists & women in the know

With so much misinformation and fear about hormone therapy (HT) some women suffer through menopause needlessly.  I’m excited to share with pharmacists, and women who want to learn more, the latest blog I wrote for the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) Hormone...

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BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 3

3. HT is made from plants or herbs, like yams, soy, or chasteberry. Bioidentical hormone therapy doesn’t contain drugs. Does it?Some women choose bioidentical hormone therapy (BHT) because they believe it is natural, meaning that it is made from plants,...

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BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 2

2. Biodentical Hormone Therapy is natural, therefore bioidentical therapy is safe. Is it?There are a lot of medicines made from natural sources but does that mean that bioidentical therapies are safe? For example, tiotropium is a derivative of atropine...

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BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 1

BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed!Bioidentical hormones isn’t a scientific term and it means different things to different people. The Endocrine Society defines bioidentical hormones (BH) as “compounds that have exactly the same chemical and molecular...

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Menopause Café Toronto, March 6th

Menopause Café Toronto – The First Menopause Café in Canada Canada’s first Menopause Café will be held in Toronto next month. The purpose is to start conversations about menopause. Menopause is not a disease but it affects women experiencing it—and their partners,...

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Menopause & Urinary Incontinence. How to minimize it.

Menopause & Urinary Incontinence Urinary incontinence is common in women in perimenopause  and menopause. There are two types of incontinence: Urinary urgency is a sudden, compelling urge to urinate, it’s linked to an overactive bladder and a sensation of having...

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The Menopausal Vagina Dialogue. Menopause and sex.

What does menopause do to your vagina? Your sex life? Your intimacy? Your relationship? Your quality of life? If you’re over 50 and sexually active you KNOW that sex feels different now compared to 10-15 years ago. It’s usually because estrogen (and other sex...

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Perimenopause, Menopause, And Mood

Perimenopause, Menopause, And Mood Mood changes during the menopause transition (MT) are common. At this time, both hormonal fluctuations and psychosocial factors specific to midlife may play a role in increased vulnerability to depression. During the menopause...

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Menopause: More Than Hot Flashes…

Menopause: More Than Hot Flashes... Menopause marks the end of reproduction, is defined as 12 consecutive months without menstruation, and the best-known symptom of menopause are hot flashes. Hot flashes that happen at night accompanied by sweating are called night...

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