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What is your PMS type?

by Sonia Chartier, on 5 October 2015, Women's Health
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co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Over the past few years I’ve been asked to give several talks on women’s health issues. Being a topic that expends well across the realm of endocrinology I had no problem with it. The problem with that, however, is that I was “the guy” lecturing a group of women—the experts on this topic!

If you’re a lady, and most certainly you will be one if you’re reading this, I must apologize to you in advance. So, what can this guy tell you about PMS that you don’t already know? Well, let’s find out…

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His prostate + Her menopause = Sleep problems?

by Sonia Chartier, on 19 February 2015, Men's Health, Menopause, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
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Why would so many women benefit from getting their men Prostate 1 to reduce the symptoms of prostate enlargement?

Not just because they care for their men’s health and want them to be happier and healthier, but also because a healthier prostate gland for the husband means fewer night time trips to the loo and therefore less interruption of their own night’s sleep!

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Menopause and weight gain

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 October 2014, Menopause, Women's Health
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After 40, many of us watch our bodies put on extra weight. Indeed, on average, our bodies gain a pound a year when we are in our 40s.  When women go through menopause, the physical and hormonal changes can exacerbate this weight gain.

Many women go on extreme diets to fight this. However, these are often ineffective, because diet is not the only culprit behind weight gain during menopause.  The weight gained during menopause is also more apparent: instead of being distributed throughout the body, it is held in the belly area, and once it settles in, it is difficult to lose.

Why the weight gain?

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What is Menopause?

by Sonia Chartier, on 29 March 2014, Menopause, Women's Health
What is Menopause

Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments 

Menopause is not an illness, it’s a transition; part of aging.  You cannot stop the process and revert to your twenties, but you can make the transition more pleasant.

By definition, a woman reaches menopause when she has not had her period for at least 12 consecutive months, and can no longer conceive.  The process leading up to menopause can last a few years.  This process is the body’s progressive decline in producing reproductive hormones. This is most welcome for some, dreaded by others and the symptoms can feel overwhelming at times.

The typical menopausal symptoms are caused by the fall of estrogen and progesterone levels, especially if they fall precipitously or out of sync with each other.

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Menopause Hot Flashes: What actually causes them?

by Sonia Chartier, on 19 March 2014, Menopause, Women's Health
Menopause Hot Flashes: What actually causes them?

The Hot Flash Phenomena

The sudden occurrence of hot flashes is an outward sign of a natural process women pass through in their late forties. The end of menstrual periods and increased sensitivity to extremes of heat and cold can cause the body to become hot and flushed. This experience can last for quite some time and these flushes can be quite extreme.

It is not unusual to hear a woman claim that she feels bathed in sweat. It is rarely possible to counteract this feeling with a dip in the sea. Most women consider themselves lucky if they have the opportunity of a cool shower.

Fortunately, these awkward symptoms do not persist for too long. Women are often embarrassed if it happens in company, as it is a visible sign of getting older. Sometimes women live in dread of hot flashes, in which case they may be inviting trouble as the body sometimes reacts to one’s thoughts.

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