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    Hormones

    Nail Health And Menopause: The Secret Symptom

    I don’t know about you, but when I think of menopause, I’ve always thought about the usual symptoms we hear about. You know, hot flashes, night sweats, skipped periods, bladder leaks, slower metabolism, etc. I always thought these symptoms were the epitome of menopause, and there wasn’t much else to it. But, there are other symptoms the doctors (and those symptom pages) won’t tell you about. Apparently, your nail health may take a big hit when you enter this stage of your life.  Brittle Nails, Really?  Who would’ve thought brittle nails were a symptom of menopause? I sure didn’t! Fortunately, there’s no need to say goodbye to beautiful, strong, healthy…

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    Hormones

    CBD for Menopause: What’s The Hype?

    This week our friend Rae is here with some great tidbits about CBD and menopause. When she hit perimenopause, Rae experienced some pesky symptoms she just couldn’t ignore. So, she gave CBD oil a shot — and it helped! Lucky for us she’s here today to share what she’s learned. Take it from here, Rae. ______________ CBD and all its benefits have been the point of interest for a while now. So ladies like yourself are curious if CBD can assist to ease symptoms that this stage of life comes with.  At the onset of menopause, women experience a series of changes. Menopause is a stage when a lady stops…

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    Hormones

    Menopause Self Care: When The Change Comes Knocking

    Finding the time to take care of ourselves can be a struggle on any day and at any age, especially during a pandemic. But when we hit menopause, it becomes even more important to spoil and treat ourselves. Enter, Peter Rossi. He is an entrepreneur who has done research in all things menopause and he is here to give us the inside scoop on few things to remember when “the change” comes knocking. Menopause Self Care and You Menopause is not an easy thing to deal with. It is the time when a woman grows old enough that she eventually stops ovulating. This time can be especially difficult due to…

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    Incontinence,  Menopause

    Hysterectomy Recovery: What To Expect

    A hysterectomy is a serious procedure, so why is the hysterectomy recovery process sometimes so short or sped up? After all, this is the removal of a uterus we’re talking about. Of course, the recovery time depends on the specific woman, as well as the type of hysterectomy. Here’s a quick guide on what you can expect during the recovery portion after a hysterectomy. Types of Hysterectomies First things first, there are actually different types of hysterectomies, and some are more invasive than others. Abdominal hysterectomy: This may be the most invasive procedure, and it certainly has the recovery time to prove it. Complete hysterectomy recovery may take anywhere from…

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    Hormones

    CBD For Hair Loss: Does It Work?

    Noticing that your hair is a bit thinner than it used to be? It may be on your head but don’t let anyone tell you that it’s just in your head. Nearly two thirds of post menopausal women experience hair thinning or loss. Our friend Rae knows a thing or two about that and even is here to share her experience. Whether you’re new to hair thinning or have dealt with it for awhile, Rae’s got you covered with a few tips and tricks. Take it from here, Rae. _____________ Hair loss, which is caused by different reasons, affects many people at different points in their lives. One such reason…

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    Sex

    Vaginal pH Balance: How to Keep Your Vagina Happy

    Ladies, we all know pH balance matters. However, do you know exactly how to keep a proper vaginal pH balance? The truth is, a lot of women don’t, and if that’s you, you’re in luck. We’re going to share five ways you can maintain a proper vaginal pH balance so you can avoid the things that happen when you don’t. A Quick Debrief on Vaginal pH While you probably discussed pH back in high school chemistry class, you may have forgotten a few things. Since we’re going to mention pH quite a bit here, it’ll be important to know what the term means. Therefore, when we say pH, we’re simply…

  • Women in menopause
    Hormones

    Menopause 101: The Whole Picture

    Chances are, you’ve probably heard of menopause a few times. As an adolescent, you may have overheard your mother or another adult female complain about the famed ‘hot flashes’. Or even listened in as female coworkers discussed the dreaded men-o-pause among themselves. Nonetheless, it likely seemed too far away and unrelatable at the time, but now…it’s real. Aunt Flo Won’t Always Be There You and your period may have gone through a lot together over the years, but Aunt Flo isn’t always going to be there. Menopause is the end of the line, and we usually understand it as a hormonal nightmare if pop culture is to be believed. But…

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    Sex & Hormones

    Bacterial Vaginosis: A Good Vs. Bad Bacteria Balance

    You’ve likely heard of yeast infections, UTIs, and maybe even trichomoniasis, but what about bacterial vaginosis? Bacterial vaginosis, also known as BV, is the most common vaginal infection. It’s most likely to impact women during their reproductive years but can happen at any age. Keep reading to learn about this very common, but often misunderstood vaginal infection.  Healthy Vaginas Are Filled With Bacteria Now before we jump into this, I want to make it clear that healthy vaginas have bacteria. Our vaginal flora is chocked full of the bacteria, lactobacillus, which is what keeps our lovely lady parts healthy. A dash of lactic acid, a dollop of hydrogen peroxide, and…

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    Sex

    Vaginal Odor: What’s Normal?

    Vaginal odor. These are likely two words that were never uttered by your high school health teacher. Millions of ladies around the world learn to just figure it out, but there’s still a lot of uncertainty. No one’s really talking about it, and as a result, many of us don’t know what smell is right or wrong. Well, we’re going to uncover what you should know about the smells that are going on down yonder so you don’t have to wonder anymore.  Some Vaginal Odor Is Normal The truth is, everybody’s vagina has a smell and yours isn’t exempt. In fact, there are a whopping 2,100 odoriferous effluents (AKA scent…

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    Menopause

    Fibroids: Mysterious But Common

    Fibroids are not just a pain in the butt, they’re a pain in the uterus. Ba dum tss. All jokes aside, abnormal growths called fibroids are actually very common in women. But being common doesn’t make them sound any less scary, right? Well, here’s what you should know. Fibroids can appear in or on the uterus and they’re usually benign and noncancerous. They affect a little over 80% of women by the age of 50, but these growths typically don’t show any symptoms. In fact, you can go your whole life without knowing they’re there.   Though fibroids may sound like something serious, these growths are usually harmless. Here’s a…