perimenopause

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: 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

Contraception For Midlife Women. Perimenopause.

2018-04-17T02:11:59+00:00

Contraception For Midlife Women. Perimenopause. Contraception is important during perimenopause, the time leading up to menopause, if pregnancy is to be avoided in midlife. During perimenopause  it’s harder to predict ovulation, women may have irregular menstrual cycles  shorter or longer), and if sexually active they may become pregnant. Women who do not desire pregnancy should [...]

Contraception For Midlife Women. Perimenopause. 2018-04-17T02:11:59+00:00