Posts Tagged menopause

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: Perimenopause and Sleep Disorders

perimenopause and sleep disorders

By Rebecca Mendoza, CNP, NCMP Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep for very long. When sleep finally comes, it’s often low quality sleep that can leave you feeling tired every morning. Sleep disorders like insomnia are well-recognized symptoms of menopause, but sleep problems can […]

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Beyond the Hot Flash: Perimenopause and Weight Gain

perimenopause and weight gain

By Rebecca Mendoza, CNP, NCMP Staying at a healthy weight gets a little harder as we age. But perimenopause, which may affect women as early as their 30s, can make the battle of bulge feel more like a 100-year war. When a hormonal issue, one that many doctors […]

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Beyond the Hot Flash: Perimenopause Symptoms You May Not Expect

bioidentical hormone therapy in perimenopause

By Rebecca Mendoza, CNP, NCMP Many women are already aware that hot flashes are a typical symptom of perimenopause. But there are symptoms that doctors may blame on other causes, especially in women they think might be too young for perimenopause. Unfortunately, this results in the treatment of […]

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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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The Benefits of Bioidentical Estrogen

By Rebecca Mendoza, CNP, NCMP If you’ve heard the concerns of animal rights’ organizations about the production of Premarin, you should know that there are alternatives for people who need hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical estrogen is identical on a molecular level to the estrogen produced in a woman’s […]

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‘Hot Flash Havoc’ Menopause Movie Coming to TV

Hot Flash Havoc, an irreverently funny, highly educational and eye-opening film about the experience of menopause, will be coming to a television screen near you! We highly recommend watching. You’ll be entertained and enlightened. Hot Flash Havoc will air in the Twin Cities area on TPT on […]

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11 Changes Women Go Through in Menopause

Recently Menopause Center of Minnesota provider Rebecca Mendoza was interviewed in U.S. News & World Report. In their informative slideshow 11 Changes Women Go Through in Menopause, Becky’s advice can help women understand the changes they undergo during this important change in life. 11 Changes Women Go Through […]

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When it’s Time to Find a Hormone Therapy Specialist

By Rebecca Mendoza, CNP, NCMP – Menopause Center of Minnesota Provider Treating the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause requires the healthcare professional to listen carefully to each woman’s experience.  It may take time to arrive at the right dose of bioidentical hormones, and those dosage requirements may […]

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