Estrogen dominance is a type of hormonal imbalance in which the body produces too much estrogen. There are different schools of thought about estrogen dominance. Still, the theory is that during the transition into perimenopause, the body will produce less progesterone but keep producing the same estrogen levels. This causes an imbalance that causes unpleasant […]
As a woman ages, her concerns about menopause may increase. We hear about it from family and friends, on TV, and from healthcare providers. A lot of what we hear has us dreading going through menopause. And maybe that’s because we don’t have all the right information on what we can expect and our options
Many symptoms of perimenopause and menopause can be frustrating and alter your everyday life. One symptom that impacts daily activities and quality of life is fatigue. During the transition to menopause, many women experience a persistent lack of energy or a feeling of exhaustion. Luckily, menopause fatigue can be managed in a number of ways.
Hot flashes are a well-known sign of menopause, though often, once a woman experiences them, she’s probably already had other symptoms of onset without knowing it. At Chapel Hill Gynecology, we are constantly working with patients experiencing the symptoms of menopause. While patients\’ situations are unique, there are ways that can contribute to helping everyone.
While we start another summer season, it is important to consider how to keep your skin healthy. There are certain menopause skincare tips that everyone should follow as a general rule of thumb, like protecting the skin with SPF daily. Other skincare routines depend on factors such as skin type and age. Because everyone’s skin
Most women are aware of the general milestones in their lives regarding their reproductive or fertile period. We know about puberty signaling the beginning of the fertile years, the decades of dealing with a menstrual cycle, and the onset of menopause, which signals the end of the reproductive years. Sometimes, early menopause occurs. We associate
While all women are unique, most go through the same life stages, even at slightly different times. One stage that women go through is menopause. In most women, menopause occurs naturally as they age, but for others, it can be caused prematurely by other medical conditions. This timeline varies for everyone. But the big question
Menopause can cause various unpleasant symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, sleep problems, and intimate issues. Another thing that some women have to deal with after “the change” starts is menopausal weight gain. While you might not get back to the size you were in your 20s and 30s, there are steps you can take
According to the American Heart Association, more than one in three female adults has some form of cardiovascular disease. And many women may have an increased risk for heart disease during menopause. But what is the connection between heart problems and the onset of menopause? It is important for women to understand this to know
Throughout a woman’s life, she hears stories and complaints about going through menopause. Treating conditions without medication is often seen as impossible. From the hot flashes to weight gain, it seems like a series of unfortunate events. While menopause is a sign of the natural progression of a woman’s body, it can be a hard