Headaches During Menstruation: What’s the Connection?

The hormones estrogen and progesterone play key roles in regulating the menstrual cycle. However, these hormones can also affect headache-related chemicals in the brain. The dip in estrogen before your period may cause a headache during menstruation, and estrogen...

Diabetes and Menopause: What to Expect

Managing diabetes and handling menopause symptoms can feel like a daunting challenge for many women. Each condition can combine effects on your body. For example, if you feel dizzy, find it hard to focus, and are unusually irritable, is this due to hormonal changes?...

Why is Vaginal Dryness such a Secret?

Vaginal dryness is a common problem, but most women don’t talk about it, not even to their doctors. As a woman transitions through menopause, her body experiences decreased vaginal blood flow. This can lead to vaginal dryness, irritation, itchiness, and pain...

Menopause and You: What to Expect?

Menopause effects each woman differently. Perhaps your best friend is struggling to sleep. You’re drenched in sweat from each hot flash. And your sister—lucky her—is enjoying a new sense of energy and creativity. What is Menopause? Just as puberty is marked at the...

What are Your Food Triggers?

Let’s talk about triggers. A recent study that looked at people’s responses to candy bowls in an office showed that they ate a lot more candy if it was in a clear, glass bowl with easy access compared to when they couldn’t see the candy or if they had to...

Eight Ways to Stay Healthy after Menopause

Truth: Not every woman will give birth or have sexual intercourse. Yet every woman who lives to the expected life expectancy (86 in the United States) will experience menopause. Defined as the permanent end of menstruation, menopause is a turning point in women’s...