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...

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 is Menopause and Perimenopause?

Menopause, *groan*, what is it? When does it occur? How do I know it is happening to me? What can I expect? What can I do about it? Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. The menopausal transition starts with varying menstrual cycle...