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Do you know these myths about menopause? Do you know the facts?

Though every woman will experience menopause at some point in her life, every woman will be affected differently. The wide range of menopause symptoms may cause significant quality of life and health issues for some, while other women may experience relatively few noticeable changes. Being aware of the truths about menopause and its possible impact…
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Do you have painful bladder and endometriosis? Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial Cystitis (IC), also known as Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS), is a condition with unknown origins. It can cause multiple symptoms including painful urination, frequent urination, discomfort or pain to the bladder and surrounding organs, tenderness, and pressure. There is some belief it could occur following a trauma (such as a gynecological surgery), infection, or…
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Mood Swings? Menopause? How did you manage your change in moods?

If you find yourself alternating between laughter, tears, screaming, and basically feeling completely out of control emotionally, you may start wondering about your sanity. Instead of being crazy, however, you may be dealing with perimenopause. During the initial phase of menopause, your hormone levels can become very erradic. Your estrogen levels may increase, you may skip cycles…
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Anxiety? Depression? In Menopause? How did you cope? Did you find some solutions?

If you find yourself dealing with anxiety or depression during menopause, you’ll want to find a treatment plan that will ease your symptoms.  Keeping a symptom diary can help you and your doctor determine the intensity of your symptoms and if there are outside factors causing them. From there, you can work to find a treatment that addresses…
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How do you handle stress? Are you aware that menopause symptoms include stress? Add to our list: Stress Busters

Menopause brings with it a host of symptoms and changes which can leave you feeling stressed and miserable.  Hot flashes, headaches, and vaginal dryness are enough to make you irritable and annoyed.  Brain fog, insomnia, and depression can make it hard to function and complete your every day tasks. To add to the mix, life stressors around the time of…
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Can you change your risks for breast cancer? What did you do to alter your risk for breast cancer?

There are several risk factors for developing breast cancer. Some of them you can change, and some of them you cannot. Having one or more of these risk factors does not mean you will develop breast cancer, nor does each factor carry the same risks. Conversely, not having these risk factors does not guarantee you will…
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What helped you with weight loss after hysterectomy? Add to our list. Do this. Not that. Weight loss after hysterectomy

What are some do’s and don’ts I should follow when trying to lose weight after my hysterectomy and during menopause? Losing weight after a hysterectomy and during menopause can require a commitment on your part. Though it can take some time and effort, it’s possible to lose weight and make positive changes for your health. Knowing some basic…
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Have you had a breast biopsy? Share your experience. How did it go?

If you, your physician, or an imaging test find a suspicious lump, you may need to undergo a breast biopsy. A biopsy can allow your surgeon to remove a small amount of tissue, which can then be examined by a pathologist to determine if there is a cancer concern. There are several different types of…
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What do you know about your pelvic floor? Here are some surprising facts.

Though you may be aware you have a pelvic floor, you may not realize exactly what it does or what makes up your pelvic floor. You also may not realize how health, lifestyle, activities, and circumstances affect your pelvic floor, or how important it is to have a healthy pelvic floor. Below are 15 surprising…
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Anxiety? Stress? Are you experiencing anxious feelings during menopause?

Why do I feel so stressed out with menopause? Whether it arrives naturally or following the removal of your ovaries, menopauseis inevitable. You probably expect it to bring hot flashes, sleep issues, and some brain fog into your life. What you may not expect is the stress that can go along with menopause. Prior to menopause, you may have been…
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