Posts Tagged perimenopause

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: 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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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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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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What causes early menopause?

By Rebecca Mendoza, CNP, NCMP – Menopause Center of Minnesota Provider Early menopause can be caused by certain medical treatments, or it can just happen on its own. Menopause occurs when your ovaries stop producing estrogen, the hormone that controls the reproductive cycle. Anything that damages your […]

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