Are you Prepared for Menopause? By 2025 there will be over 1 billion women in menopause, which is about 12% of the population. Of these women it is estimated that as many as 85% will experience menopause-related symptoms. 77% find their symptoms very difficult to deal with and 44% of these experience 3 or more […]
Why Bone Health Is Important for Women & What You Can Do to Support It
Why Bone Health Is Important for Women & What You Can Do to Support It Recently, I have had a number of women come into my office asking me what they can do for their bones. They have recently received the results of their first bone density test and are surprised to know that they […]
Cardiovascular Risk in Menopause: Prevention is key!
Cardiovascular Risk in Menopause: Prevention is key! Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women. Over the course of a woman’s lifetime this risk develops a lot more slowly than in men; however, it is dramatically increased post menopause. Though cardiometabolic changes are most apparent post menopause (defined as greater than 1 year […]
Let’s Talk About Hot Flashes!
Let’s Talk About Hot Flashes! When people think about menopause, they usually think about hot flashes. This is because approximately 80% of women will experience hot flashes at some point in their menopausal transition. Hot flashes or Hot Flushes, and night sweats are collectively known as vasomotor symptoms. These symptoms can vary greatly in terms […]
What to Expect During Menopause: The Vagina & Vulva Edition
What to Expect During Menopause: The Vagina & Vulva Edition Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a term that encompasses changes that can happen to the vagina, bladder, vulva and/or clitoris in response to lower levels of estrogen. It is very common; in their 2020 report the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) estimated that GSM […]
4 (TREATABLE) Causes of Sleep Disruption that You’re Probably Not Thinking About!
4 (TREATABLE) Causes of Sleep Disruption that You’re Probably Not Thinking About! Lets’ face it, in a society that thrives on being busy, lots of people struggle with sleep. For some people there just aren’t enough hours in the day. For others there are obvious behaviours that are affecting us like too much coffee, alcohol, […]