Osteoporosis and Menopause: Everything You Need to Know

As we journey through menopause, symptoms like “heavier than an elephant” heavy periods, hot flashes, and brain fog get all the buzz. However, this life change can cause other lesser-known but equally-important-to-watch-out-for symptoms, like osteoporosis. Because issues like bone loss don’t get as much attention as other common menopause symptoms, we don’t get enough information…

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Menopause and Heart Disease

By now, you’ve probably realized that menopause affects not only your reproductive parts, but also your whole body. On top of irregular periods, you’ve likely experienced hot flashes (or hot flushes), mood swings, and possibly many more of the common 34 symptoms of menopause. You’ve got your hands full trying to tame the menopausal beast,…

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Transgender People and Menopause: Do Only Cis Women Go Through The Change?


When you think of “The Big M,” you may only think about cisgender (cis)women, meaning women who were assigned female at birth (AFAB), and continue to identify as women. But cis women aren’t the full picture when it comes to experiencing menopause. Menopause occurs due to a decline in certain hormones, especially estrogen and progesterone.…

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What Are the Symptoms of Male Menopause?


Think menopause is just for cis women or people who have a uterus? Think again! While most men may have heard about erectile dysfunction thanks to all of those little blue pill ads, menopause is likely not even remotely on their minds. But it should be. Why? Male menopause, also known as andropause, impacts many…

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The Best Supplements for Menopause Might Be Minerals


As if you don’t already have enough ways to help alleviate your common menopausal symptoms, like hormone replacement therapy, vitamins, phytoestrogens, self-care, and others, I’ve got another one to add to your list: minerals! As part of the supplement family, minerals do just that—supplement what you’re already getting from your diet. (Think of what you…

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Irregular Periods and Menopause


Has your Aunt Flo been super reliable your whole life? As in, can you count on her to come on or around the same time with the same amount of baggage (i.e. cramps, bloating … typical PMS symptoms) and leave around the same time every month? I hate to break it to you, but those…

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Menopause and Breast Cancer: Is It Safe to Use Hormone Replacement Therapy?


Open up Google, type in “Menopause and,” and see the results. You’ll probably see these phrases populate your search bar: menopause and night sweats, menopause and insomnia, menopause and breast cancer, menopause and breast pain, menopause and anxiety, menopause and hair loss. With all of these “ailments,” where’s the menopause and treatments option? Where is…

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How To Know You Are Menopausal: Menstrual Cycles and Menopause

Aunt Flo, Red Wedding (any Game of Thrones fans out there?), Time of the Month, Code Red, Leak Week, Girl Flu (as opposed to the man flu … don’t even get me started), Shark Week, monthlies … the list goes on. If you have even had one period, you’ve probably heard these lovely nicknames. But,…

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Blood Pressure and Menopause


You might be reading up on menopause symptoms when you notice “blood pressure.” But what does blood pressure have to do with The Big M? How are they connected? When people enter menopause, changes occur in the body, from biological and hormonal changes to—you guessed it—changes in blood pressure. Let’s talk about blood pressure and…

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