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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Essential Oils for Menopause


Showing menopause who’s the boss is made easy once you’ve made a few critical choices. I’m talking about putting yourself first with self-care; focusing on your health with diet, exercise, and a team of healthcare professionals; and taking the right treatments such as hormone replacement therapy. But, if managing menopause becomes spikes-your-blood-pressure stressful, consider starting…

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What are the Best Vitamins for Menopausal Symptoms?


Bless menopause’s heart. While we know it means well, moving us out of our reproductive years and into midlife and beyond can be rough. And by “rough” I mean “dead-lord-why-is-this-happening-to-me-and-why-is-it-happening-to-so-many-parts-of-me?!” type rough. The nosedive your hormones are taking can not only give you a variety of symptoms but also do a number on your bones,…

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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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