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What Can I Do about Painful Sex?

Painful Sex

Fortunately, there are several things you can do about painful sex. A quick and inexpensive fix for women who have vaginal dryness and discomfort during perimenopause or menopause is the use of a sexual lubricant. A variety of lubricants are available over the counter and range from […]

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Why am I Experiencing Painful Sex Now?

According to the North American Menopause Society, between one-third and one-half of women experiencing perimenopause or menopause face sexual problems. Along with low libido, painful sex is a common problem. And because many women are uncomfortable talking to their healthcare provider about sex, it often becomes an […]

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Beyond the Hot Flash: Loss of Libido during Perimenopause

loss of libido in perimenopause

By Rebecca Mendoza, CNP, NCMP One of the common symptoms of perimenopause is loss of libido, or a lower than normal sex drive. As upsetting as a sudden loss of sexual desire might be, the good news is that it’s a perfectly normal physical response to the hormonal […]

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Sleep Problems and Perimenopause

By Rebecca Mendoza, CNP, NCMP Many things can affect the length and quality of the sleep we get, from stress levels to diet. Perimenopause, a stage that typically lasts at least a few years, can also cause interrupted sleep and insomnia. Many common symptoms of perimenopause like hot […]

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Compounded Bio-identical Hormones

By Rebecca Mendoza, CNP, NCMP – Menopause Center of Minnesota Provider Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are made based on a practitioner’s prescription in which individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required […]

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Untangling the Connecting Threads Between Menopause and Panic Attacks

By Rebecca Mendoza, CNP, NCMP – Menopause Center of Minnesota Provider Panic attacks are usually characterized as bouts of extreme anxiety that cause intense physical reactions including hyperventilation, racing heart, chest pains, intense feelings of doom, and a total trigger of the fight-or-flight response. There are many […]

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