The patient-doctor relationship is part of the healing process. This relationship requires both a “a good fit” and takes time to develop. Doctors need to listen to the patient’s story and understand that not all gynecological problems are diagnosed by ordering tests or doing procedures.
If you’re convinced that you’ll be tortured by hot flashes and temperature disruptions, then you certainly will be. But if you’re disciplined about taking the steps described, you’ll have non-medical tools to diminish the impact of the hot flashes.
Women are now bombarded about the symptoms of menopause and the options for its management. Here is a lesson plan for a summer of reinvention, based on goals, age, current lifestyle, health issues, and interest in managing the symptoms of the often decade-long menopausal transition in a positive way.
Menopause is never old news, because there is a new freshman class entering this life stage every year. Women are now bombarded about the symptoms and the options for management. Here is a lesson plan for a summer of reinvention, based on goals, age, current lifestyle, health issues, and interest in managing the symptoms of the often decade-long menopausal transition in a positive way.
There’s good news: New studies indicate that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy may provide drug-free management of the distressing hot flashes and night sweats that often occur after breast cancer treatment and during the menopausal transition.
You can let your husband know that there were too many years when you felt overwhelmed and under-supported and that the cumulative effect of that experience combined with your age has left you without desire. How he responds to your honest statement might open up the opportunity to work on some of the issues between you, which I would recommend, if you want to have a close and harmonious future.
Eating disorders have long been thought of as the affliction of the young. However, the more we learn about disordered eating, the more we have come to realize that this problem is far more complex than that, and affects women across the lifespan.
Endometrial cancer is the most common invasive gynecologic cancer in U.S. women, with an estimated 52,630 new cases expected to occur in 2014 and an estimated 8,590 women expected to die of the disease.
"My girlfriends and I talk all the time about how we will manage menopause. What can I do to prepare for this horrible time so that I don’t ruin my life like my mother ruined hers?"
This loss of intimacy has been very hard on me and has been difficult for my marriage. I have heard about a new drug from television ads and in women’s magazines. Do I need to take a pill by mouth to fix the tissue down there?
Investigators from the Women’s Health Initiative Hormone Trials are reaffirming conclusions that hormone therapy is not recommended for the prevention of chronic disease, but may remain a reasonable option for the short-term management of menopausal symptoms for younger women.
"After my menstrual cycles began to change, I became more volatile, needed more sleep, and, for no reason, would sink into an emotional pit: feeling hopeless, having trouble concentrating, and not knowing how to climb out of the pit." What should I do?