Menopause

Hormone Therapy. For pharmacists & women in the know.

2018-06-26T14:39:39+00:00

I’m excited to share with pharmacists, and women who want to learn more about hormone therapy (HT), the latest blog I wrote for the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) Hormone Therapy: Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Revisited With so much misinformation and fear about HT some women suffer through menopause needlessly. Pharmacists are accessible healthcare providers and should [...]

Hormone Therapy. For pharmacists & women in the know.2018-06-26T14:39:39+00:00

Menopause Café Toronto, March 6th

2018-03-06T14:00:55+00:00

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, children, family, friends, and colleagues. It’s offered on a not-for-profit basis, and it [...]

Menopause Café Toronto, March 6th2018-03-06T14:00:55+00:00

Menopause: More Than Hot Flashes…

2018-04-16T12:42:03+00:00

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 sweats. They tend to disrupt sleep and may start during perimenopause. Women who don't get enough sleep [...]

Menopause: More Than Hot Flashes…2018-04-16T12:42:03+00:00

Menopause And Sex

2018-04-16T03:55:46+00:00

Menopause And Sex. Don't let menopause ruin your intimacy! Decrease in estrogen during menopause changes the tissues of the vagina and can cause painful sex. These changes can cause dryness, burning, irritation, discomfort, and painful intercourse.  The term used to describe these symptoms was VVA-Vulvovaginal Atrophy. Because vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) isn’t a media-friendly term this cluster [...]

Menopause And Sex2018-04-16T03:55:46+00:00

Work and Menopause

2018-02-17T10:51:00+00:00

Menopause is a natural process for most women and refers to the time when menstruation has ceased for 12 consecutive months. Most women start experiencing symptoms during perimenopause, the time leading up to menopause, when hormones levels change most significantly. Symptoms like hot flashes, nausea, dizziness, night sweats, sleep disturbances, mood changes, poor concentration, fatigue, [...]

Work and Menopause2018-02-17T10:51:00+00:00

Be Kind To Your Skin In Menopause And Beyond

2018-02-17T10:59:18+00:00

Summer is here and we must take good care of our skin! Estrogen levels are very low after menopause (menopause is confirmed when a woman has not had a period for 12 consecutive months) and this contributes to a decline in skin collagen.  Since collagen is responsible for skin volume and its elasticity—the ability to [...]

Be Kind To Your Skin In Menopause And Beyond2018-02-17T10:59:18+00:00

Exercise For Your Menopausal Bones

2018-02-17T11:03:37+00:00

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones characterized by brittle and fragile bones. If you suffer from osteoporosis you are more likely to suffer a fracture if you fall. Even a small fall may cause a fracture in someone with osteoporosis which may not have in someone not suffering from osteoporosis. We cannot modify [...]

Exercise For Your Menopausal Bones2018-02-17T11:03:37+00:00

Food For Menopausal Bones

2018-02-17T11:05:58+00:00

Bones aren’t static, they have cells that make bone and cells that dissolve bone. When we are young we make more bone than we lose but around the menopause years bone loss speeds up due to decreasing levels of estrogen. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones characterized by brittle and fragile bones. If you [...]

Food For Menopausal Bones2018-02-17T11:05:58+00:00

HPV Immunization In Menopause

2018-02-17T11:11:11+00:00

I am a firm believer that prevention is better than treatment. So obviously that makes me a believer in vaccination to prevent disease. Vaccinations seem to be a hot topic in the media these days. There’s the “victimization” of the M-M-R vaccine that prevents measles, mumps and rubella and has been wrongly associated with autism, [...]

HPV Immunization In Menopause2018-02-17T11:11:11+00:00

Bones And Menopause

2018-02-17T11:12:58+00:00

We build bone mass in our younger years, up to around age 30, at which point we generally reach a plateau. Around menopause women lose a lot of bone mass due to hormonal changes, but after menopause the rate of bone loss decreases. If we didn’t make enough bone in our younger years the risk [...]

Bones And Menopause2018-02-17T11:12:58+00:00