Ellen is your advocate until you are strong enough to advocate for yourself. Ellen's book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness, guides you through the maze of options available to relieve symptoms, restore your sanity and improve your health.
A new survey reveals that many women are embarrassed to discuss the vaginal and sexual symptoms of menopause with their health care professional and with their partner. I say, stop hiding your shmirshky under a bush! Remember: reaching out is IN. Suffering in silence is OUT. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-survey-reports-some-postmenopausal-women-endure-vaginal-and-sexual-symptoms-of-menopause-for-more-than-two-years-before-discussing-with-health-care-professional-127928458.html
Working to shed pounds while in PM&M (perimenopause and menopause)? Think you know all the menopause symptoms and risks? A new study shows that postmenopausal women can also lose bone mass! http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-osteoporosis-weight-loss-20110819,0,3855213.story
Ten prunes a day to prevent bone loss while in perimenopause or menopause? Who’s going to try this and call me? (Better yet, sound off on our newly re-vamped Facebook page!). Read more about how to protect your health and prevent bone loss during perimenopause and menopause. http://dailywd.womansday.com/health/the-big-m/2011/plum/
Concerned about using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat your menopause symptoms? This new risk-benefit analysis may help you decide. http://www.modernmedicine.com/modernmedicine/Clinical+News/HRT-reanalyses-shows-favorable-risk-benefit-profil/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/736661?contextCategoryId=40137
Recent research demonstrates that shmirshkies using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease their menopause symptoms may be less likely to develop peripheral arterial disease (PAD). http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/health/6001566-423/hrt-for-menopause-might-also-ward-off-artery-disease.html