Archive for the ‘Women’s Health’ Category

Every woman is different. However, as we age, biological responses may slow somewhat so that longer and/or stronger stimulation may be necessary to achieve the same response as when we were much younger. Vaginal lubrication is also decreased, which may contribute to the longer time it takes to become aroused. There are some very good vaginal lubrication products available today such as Astroglide and Replens. Read on »

Last week, we discussed how a woman’s sexual needs and desires may continue throughout her lifetime and that for many, sexual activity may even improve after menopause. Fears of pregnancy no longer exist and time and work pressures may be relieved. However, there are some physiological changes that do occur with aging, which may affect sexual function. Read on »

A pair of legs to die for. And an attitude to match! Tina Turner and 60 years old just don’t belong in the same sentence. I have had the good fortune of working with many women who, like Tina, refuse to let their chronological years stand in their way. They have the wise perspective that only comes from life experience, yet the zest and playfulness of teen-agers! How do they do it?

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Most international experts agree that hormone replacement therapy (consisting of the female hormone estrogen, often in combination with a second female hormone, progesterone) has long-term benefits when initiated at the time of menopause. Read on »

There’s another great thing about pregnancy that hardly anybody mentions. You don’t have any bad hair days for a while. Hormones make your hair more lustrous and full, and the 100 hairs that you used to lose every day decide instead to stay on your head for the whole nine months. Read on »

There’s something about being pregnant that makes the whole world want to stop in its tracks and commiserate with you about all the bad parts of making a baby: the backaches, constant trips to the bathroom, maternity clothes decorated with little ducks on the front.

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Variations in a gene known as transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-beta-1) appear to be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer among older white women, according to an article in the June 13 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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