Menopause

Hormone Therapy. For pharmacists & women in the know.

2018-05-29T19:41:02+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 hormone therapy some women suffer through menopause needlessly. Pharmacists are accessible healthcare providers and [...]

Hormone Therapy. For pharmacists & women in the know. 2018-05-29T19:41:02+00:00

BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 3

2018-05-29T20:25:39+00:00

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, not drugs, therefore it is safe. According to  Dr. Margery Gass, a NAMS-certified menopause [...]

BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 3 2018-05-29T20:25:39+00:00

BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 2

2018-05-29T20:15:02+00:00

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 from Atropa belladonna, a tall bushy herb of the nightshade family, and is used in the treatment [...]

BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 2 2018-05-29T20:15:02+00:00

BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 1

2018-04-17T14:34:51+00:00

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 structure as hormones that are produced in the human body.” The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) doesn’t recognize the [...]

BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 1 2018-04-17T14:34:51+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 6th 2018-03-06T14:00:55+00:00

Menopause & Urinary Incontinence. How to minimize it.

2018-04-16T04:13:17+00:00

Menopause & Urinary Incontinence Always know where the bathroom is? Don't let incontinence rule your life. 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 to [...]

Menopause & Urinary Incontinence. How to minimize it. 2018-04-16T04:13:17+00:00

The Menopausal Vagina Dialogue. Menopause and sex.

2018-04-16T04:15:02+00:00

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 steroids) decline (check with your MD to rule out other possible [...]

The Menopausal Vagina Dialogue. Menopause and sex. 2018-04-16T04:15:02+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 Sex 2018-04-16T03:55:46+00:00

To Drink Or Not To Drink In Menopause

2018-04-17T02:21:48+00:00

To Drink Or Not To Drink In Menopause Everyone knows that “everything (or most things) in moderation is good for you”, so how much to drink in menopause? This is especially relevant when we are talking about alcohol intake. How the consumption of alcohol relates to women’s health during menopause is still being debated.  We [...]

To Drink Or Not To Drink In Menopause 2018-04-17T02:21:48+00:00