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Overdoses Are on the Rise in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia

Word on the Street

00:34 sec | 2 months ago

Overdoses Are on the Rise in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia

"With the shocking increases in deaths associated with fentanyl. We're seeing Across the state a 105% increase. Haley Hirsch, with the State Department of Health says most of the deaths are in metro Atlanta and North Georgia. The department's lower Edison says fentanyl is so deadly because it's so potent and it's being mixed with other drugs. We are hearing reports that is being found in all sorts of street drug marketed as prescription pills such as Xanax, Oxycodone. Sabrina, Cuba, 95.5 WSB. Top local news every 30 minutes and when it

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What is Femtech?

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

01:53 min | 3 months ago

What is Femtech?

"I wanted to talk about them tack today. So what is them tack. Well fem tech really compromises. All of the new either apps online consulting or membership sites or products that. We're seeing in the women's health field and i'm really specifically talking about midlife women's health but they're certainly our apps and products for women in earlier reproductive years. Whether it's even something simple like tracking your period so you can get pregnant better or you know periods in general if if for something like polycystic ovarian syndrome which is also known as o. s. but i've seen a boom in apps an online consulting and products for women in midlife health. We're talking peri. Menopause and pause and i wanna let you know my thoughts about those. I sat down as i usually do before. I record a podcast and just take some little notes on one piece of paper and the pros list is kinda short and the cons list is kind of long so without further ado. Let's get right into the things that i think are good about fem tack okay. We'll obviously this means that people are recognizing that there is a void that there is a need for products for women's health in midlife whether that is sexual health or irregular periods in peri menopause and those strange symptoms at creep up in perryman oposite into menopause or the symptoms that you're experiencing post menopausal people are noticing. A ha. there is a need here. There is a void that we have not built and people need these products. People need this help. People need the support and let's build this infrastructure to do so

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"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

01:45 min | 3 months ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"You think about the burden of reproduction having a child and just the the burden of the blood loss that Of the fact that we're getting a big head through small pelvis. Great all these all this carnage and i seven weeks. Yes i know right exactly and so. Who's there to help with. You know the with with the gathering food for the breastfeeding mom. Who's gavin shelter. Who's running around the looking. After the two year old and the four year old grandmother can do that but she can only do it if she's not burdened with reproduction herself and so that's the grandmother hypothesis is that you know somewhere in our ancestral ancestral. History some women lived beyond the reproduction and they pass those genetics along and because their families were more successful they had grandmother. They passed that longevity along. Yes i love the point. You made that. Like we think about men as hunters and gathers and getting all the food right and then he said well. That's pretty laborious. Like let's you just think about like men waving the dead deer around or something but it was really the grandmothers who are getting all the food and feeding their family. And then when you think about like even twenty twenty i think about my mom dislike constantly buying so much food in fact by sisters i always joke about how much food she buys for like one gathering of like three adults. You'd think she's feeding eighty people go. You know but i loved that point and how relevant it still is that grandmothers. Get the food.

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Dr. Jen Gunter Explains the Evolutionary Theory of Menopause

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

01:46 min | 3 months ago

Dr. Jen Gunter Explains the Evolutionary Theory of Menopause

"You think about the burden of reproduction having a child and just the the burden of the blood loss that Of the fact that we're getting a big head through small pelvis. Great all these all this carnage and i seven weeks. Yes i know right exactly and so. Who's there to help with. You know the with with the gathering food for the breastfeeding mom. Who's gavin shelter. Who's running around the looking. After the two year old and the four year old grandmother can do that but she can only do it if she's not burdened with reproduction herself and so that's the grandmother hypothesis is that you know somewhere in our ancestral ancestral. History some women lived beyond the reproduction and they pass those genetics along and because their families were more successful they had grandmother. They passed that longevity along. Yes i love the point. You made that. Like we think about men as hunters and gathers and getting all the food right and then he said well. That's pretty laborious. Like let's you just think about like men waving the dead deer around or something but it was really the grandmothers who are getting all the food and feeding their family. And then when you think about like even twenty twenty i think about my mom dislike constantly buying so much food in fact by sisters i always joke about how much food she buys for like one gathering of like three adults. You'd think she's feeding eighty people go. You know but i loved that point and how relevant it still is that grandmothers. Get the food.

Chrissy Teigen in Talks With Oprah to Do Big Interview

Naughty But Nice with Rob Shuter

01:30 min | 3 months ago

Chrissy Teigen in Talks With Oprah to Do Big Interview

"Chrissy teigen is in talks with oprah sitdown interview so crissy's very long apology yesterday after acusations of cyberbullying is not working which is why the star that troubled star. He's looking to the dramatically reset the agenda sources tell me the following quotes chrissy has been advised that it's best to go into hiding low and she's being told that if she shuts up past other shutting up is not exactly her style which is why she's talking to oprah to markle type sitdown interview to tell her truth. Sources go onto ad. Chris's a fighter and she believes that she's such an excellent communicator. She is that she can talk self out of any mess. I'm not sure that's true. She's reached out to several friends. Who have convinced that this would be a good idea. Donny what do you think you know. I actually i. i've always liked christie teagan. I think this time though. What she said was really hirsch harsh and was really hurtful and it wasn't just to one person it wasn't just courtney stodden it was lindsay lohan. It was fair abraham. It was this new guy from michael stellar from project runway. These are multiple multiple people. And i think now it doesn't matter what she does you either. You have made up your mind about who. Chrissy teigen is an additive. Her apologizing for the hundred time is going to change your opinion.

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"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

02:33 min | 4 months ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"Let's jump into today's topic. Which is how to interpret your labs. Now a reason. I get this question. A lot is because a lot of times. I find that the women who are asking their clinicians to order these labs either do so disgruntling. -ly were they don't do so at all. And they're left to their own defenses to try to interpret. What their labs mean or on the flip side. If they're willing to get labs sometimes. I see way. Too many labs be ordered like every progesterone byproduct. Which just isn't really necessary. So i wanna try to teach see how to interpret your own laps now. The first thing that you do want to know is guessing where you might be in the peri. Menopause to menopause transition now guessing actually means thinking about what your period are doing now. The diagnosis of menopause is actually not period in twelve months. In that is the most obvious predictor. So think about what you're periods are doing. That's going to be the first step in interpreting the lab. Work that you're getting so what i want you to do is either electronically if you pull out your phone and you start writing down when you have spotting or any type of bleeding that point to be really helpful and if you're one of those women who doesn't get periods anymore than this is something that you don't necessarily have to track but you could track what you may be think are. Pms like symptoms. So who are the women that don't get periods well if you've had a hysterectomy you don't have your uterus anymore. That's one reason you're not bleeding now in this scenario should have your ovaries in. Because if you're over his were taken out than it obvious that you're already in menopause. The other reasons you could have a progesterone releasing udine place in your uterus which is effectively creating a very thin urine lining. So you don't have any periods. You coulda had a uterine artery. Embolism action where you don't get periods anymore or you could have had an ablation and you won't get periods anymore. If you're not getting periods you can't use your periods but you may still beginning. Pms like symptoms so you might wanted then track. Are you feeling bloated. Are you feeling gase. Are you feeling moody. Are you craving salt or chocolate. Things that when you used to get your periods would let you know it was the hormonal fluctuation leading up to that

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Menopause: What the Heck Do My Labs Mean?

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

02:33 min | 4 months ago

Menopause: What the Heck Do My Labs Mean?

"Let's jump into today's topic. Which is how to interpret your labs. Now a reason. I get this question. A lot is because a lot of times. I find that the women who are asking their clinicians to order these labs either do so disgruntling. -ly were they don't do so at all. And they're left to their own defenses to try to interpret. What their labs mean or on the flip side. If they're willing to get labs sometimes. I see way. Too many labs be ordered like every progesterone byproduct. Which just isn't really necessary. So i wanna try to teach see how to interpret your own laps now. The first thing that you do want to know is guessing where you might be in the peri. Menopause to menopause transition now guessing actually means thinking about what your period are doing now. The diagnosis of menopause is actually not period in twelve months. In that is the most obvious predictor. So think about what you're periods are doing. That's going to be the first step in interpreting the lab. Work that you're getting so what i want you to do is either electronically if you pull out your phone and you start writing down when you have spotting or any type of bleeding that point to be really helpful and if you're one of those women who doesn't get periods anymore than this is something that you don't necessarily have to track but you could track what you may be think are. Pms like symptoms. So who are the women that don't get periods well if you've had a hysterectomy you don't have your uterus anymore. That's one reason you're not bleeding now in this scenario should have your ovaries in. Because if you're over his were taken out than it obvious that you're already in menopause. The other reasons you could have a progesterone releasing udine place in your uterus which is effectively creating a very thin urine lining. So you don't have any periods. You coulda had a uterine artery. Embolism action where you don't get periods anymore or you could have had an ablation and you won't get periods anymore. If you're not getting periods you can't use your periods but you may still beginning. Pms like symptoms so you might wanted then track. Are you feeling bloated. Are you feeling gase. Are you feeling moody. Are you craving salt or chocolate. Things that when you used to get your periods would let you know it was the hormonal fluctuation leading up to that

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

02:04 min | 4 months ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"For the average woman. The risk of blood caught on oral hormone. Therapy is one in a thousand and this comes from the women's health initiative and that was statistically significant. Now the reason we care about blood clot to a one. We don't want you to have any type of blood clot but we care about it because if a piece of that clot breaks off and goes to your lungs you could have. What's called a pulmonary. Embolism which certainly could be life threatening. So we don't want you to have bled caught and we definitely joined boy so you don't have a risk for a pulmonary. Embolism now the risk of pulmonary. Embolism you take that one. Step further on oral Equine estrogens was much lower than that and no statistically significant so we just need to point out which is sickness statistically significant on trans dermal preparation so using dial which is the bio identical esther. Dial but again. Fda approved bioidentical estrogen. You don't wanna use compounded non. Fda approved esther dial on the transdermal preparations of dial the patches. Bright in the gel. The risk for blood clot is is lower. It's about one in two thousand now. I want to tell you that the risk for blood clot is highest in the first three to six months and after that timeframe it pretty much goes down to zero so to say this in layman's terms if you have been on your hormone therapy for more than six months and you haven't had a blood clot. You're probably not because your risks going to go right back down to zero. Your risk for blood clot does not continue to increase like every single year. That doesn't make any sense. What could increase your risk for blood clot is if you have another cardiovascular or vascular disease and that's why if you're on hormone therapy you wanna have your annual visit with your menopause doctor and discuss with them any new medical conditions or diagnoses that you

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Can You Use Hormone Therapy With a History of Vascular Risk?

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

02:04 min | 4 months ago

Can You Use Hormone Therapy With a History of Vascular Risk?

"For the average woman. The risk of blood caught on oral hormone. Therapy is one in a thousand and this comes from the women's health initiative and that was statistically significant. Now the reason we care about blood clot to a one. We don't want you to have any type of blood clot but we care about it because if a piece of that clot breaks off and goes to your lungs you could have. What's called a pulmonary. Embolism which certainly could be life threatening. So we don't want you to have bled caught and we definitely joined boy so you don't have a risk for a pulmonary. Embolism now the risk of pulmonary. Embolism you take that one. Step further on oral Equine estrogens was much lower than that and no statistically significant so we just need to point out which is sickness statistically significant on trans dermal preparation so using dial which is the bio identical esther. Dial but again. Fda approved bioidentical estrogen. You don't wanna use compounded non. Fda approved esther dial on the transdermal preparations of dial the patches. Bright in the gel. The risk for blood clot is is lower. It's about one in two thousand now. I want to tell you that the risk for blood clot is highest in the first three to six months and after that timeframe it pretty much goes down to zero so to say this in layman's terms if you have been on your hormone therapy for more than six months and you haven't had a blood clot. You're probably not because your risks going to go right back down to zero. Your risk for blood clot does not continue to increase like every single year. That doesn't make any sense. What could increase your risk for blood clot is if you have another cardiovascular or vascular disease and that's why if you're on hormone therapy you wanna have your annual visit with your menopause doctor and discuss with them any new medical conditions or diagnoses that you

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What is Surgical Menopause?

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

02:44 min | 5 months ago

What is Surgical Menopause?

"What actually is surgical menopause. Well is actually quite simple. Although it can seem confusing if you have both of your ovaries removed and nothing else that is surgical menopause. You could also have one ovary removed and then a year or two later have the other ovary removed and when the other overcomes out and you are left without either of your ovaries that is surgical menopause so to make it really easy. It's when both of your ovaries are removed again. Just to clarify you can have one ovary in and that is not surgical menopause because that ovary. Ken and i say that with a strict that over can still work perfectly. Fine and you won't be put into menopause. If you have one over just like you can live with one kidney. You can totally live with one ovary now. What if you have your uterus removed. It makes no difference in terms of surgical menopause. So let's go over a couple of different examples you could have juster uris removed and both over. Stay in that's not surgical menopause. You could have your uris removed and one ovary removed and that is not surgical menopause. Because you got other over still in you can have your uterus removed and both of your ovaries in that is surgical menopause. Just to drive this point home again. It's when both of your ovaries are removed irrespective of what happens. To the rest of your pelvic organs mostly your yours tubes in her cervix. Now what are the indications for having surgical menopause for having both of your ovaries removed. Well there's several. But the one that i ended up seeing most commonly is for risk reduction so we doctrine well if you have undergone risk reduction surgery and you're listening to this you definitely know but for those of you that don't a risk reduction a surgery where you remove both of your ovaries is typically indicated for women who have a genetic predisposition to usually ovarian and or breast cancer so female cancers in general a perfect example of this is a brakha mutation and many people have heard of brakha mutations. It was very much in the news. When angelina jolie phone out. She had a bracket mutation and so she underwent risk reduction surgery that means angelina jolie was put into surgical menopause when her ovaries were removed again to decrease her risk for ovarian

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"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

02:44 min | 5 months ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"What actually is surgical menopause. Well is actually quite simple. Although it can seem confusing if you have both of your ovaries removed and nothing else that is surgical menopause. You could also have one ovary removed and then a year or two later have the other ovary removed and when the other overcomes out and you are left without either of your ovaries that is surgical menopause so to make it really easy. It's when both of your ovaries are removed again. Just to clarify you can have one ovary in and that is not surgical menopause because that ovary. Ken and i say that with a strict that over can still work perfectly. Fine and you won't be put into menopause. If you have one over just like you can live with one kidney. You can totally live with one ovary now. What if you have your uterus removed. It makes no difference in terms of surgical menopause. So let's go over a couple of different examples you could have juster uris removed and both over. Stay in that's not surgical menopause. You could have your uris removed and one ovary removed and that is not surgical menopause. Because you got other over still in you can have your uterus removed and both of your ovaries in that is surgical menopause. Just to drive this point home again. It's when both of your ovaries are removed irrespective of what happens. To the rest of your pelvic organs mostly your yours tubes in her cervix. Now what are the indications for having surgical menopause for having both of your ovaries removed. Well there's several. But the one that i ended up seeing most commonly is for risk reduction so we doctrine well if you have undergone risk reduction surgery and you're listening to this you definitely know but for those of you that don't a risk reduction a surgery where you remove both of your ovaries is typically indicated for women who have a genetic predisposition to usually ovarian and or breast cancer so female cancers in general a perfect example of this is a brakha mutation and many people have heard of brakha mutations. It was very much in the news. When angelina jolie phone out. She had a bracket mutation and so she underwent risk reduction surgery that means angelina jolie was put into surgical menopause when her ovaries were removed again to decrease her risk for ovarian

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"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

04:07 min | 5 months ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"You a little secret if you're listening this far. This is what i will do. When i go into menopause i will use a progesterone releasing iud. And the reason. I would do that. And i also want to use his. Teaching example is because many people think that this may be the absolute safest way to take hormone therapy in terms of breast health. And this is because if you've listened to my other podcasts for example listen to the one on the women's health initiative it's called the w. h. i. But from that huge study we know that women who took estrogen only meaning. They didn't take any form of progesterone and they had a hysterectomy. That's only way they could do that. Actually had statistically significant reductions in breast cancer therefore going against the idea that estrogen estrogen itself is going to cause or give you breast cancer if you take it. Postmenopausal i off a great youtube video on this exact topic in my youtube channel health by heather hirsch and i adjust uploaded in april. All about why do not think that hormone therapy in particular is going to increase your risk of breast cancer really above baseline but in particular women who took estrogen only had reductions in breast cancer. So you can't do that if you have an intact uterus. It's not a good idea to counterbalance that by giving you an increase for you and cancer right. You still have to protect your uterus. But many menopause experts myself included wonder. And think that it makes a lotta sense. That if we're giving you a protest on locally just to the uterus that's what local means and not using that systemic progestin that we may be mimicking that estrogen only arm or that. Estrogen only fact because you're systemic. Your whole body is only releasing the estrogen and therefore decrease your risk for breast cancer even further from what's Pretty much baseline actually when you take estrogen and progesterone the other great thing about it is. You're not gonna have any bleeding as side effect from your hormone therapy. So many people message me. And they'll say i started hormone therapy and i'm bleeding bleeding. Oh my gosh. should i stop it. This is unacceptable and all of those reasons are very valid to be frustrated that you're bleeding being menopausal good thing not having any waiting right but in can really decrease the menstrual bleeding. And then it's my job to also monitor for signs lab work and symptoms that. I need to maybe adjust them but again. It's gonna keep you from having bleeding and also in the peri menopausal phase when you are in peri menopause andrew having all this wonky or erotic or sporadic bleeding in. Ud can decrease that float tremendously and it is a wonderful. The has also been shown to decrease the risk of cancer and again. That's because it's releasing progesterone right to where you need it. So in my opinion it's pretty genius. What are the downsides of having an. Iud well you have to have it placed which really is a short five minute procedure. Sometimes it can be a little bit uncomfortable or crampy every once.

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How to use progesterone, the right way.

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

01:46 min | 5 months ago

How to use progesterone, the right way.

"Needs to take progesterone. Well you need take gesture on if you are taking an estrogen and if you have an intact uterus now i want to go over why you need to take it if you have an intact uterus. And that's because the main role of progesterone is to protect your uterus from unopposed estrogen. So another way to say this as if you have your uterus. If i gave you estrogen in did not give you a progesterone. You would be at increased risk for uterine cancer. That would make me a very bad doctor. That is the main reason to take professor in a really. Wanna say that again. It is a main reason to take progesterone so this is why if you don't have your uterus which means you've had a direct any the slang term for this partial. His direct meet remember. Partial hysterectomy is just a slang term full. Hysterectomy is a slang term. Those are not medical terms but usually parliaments district uterus removed and foam means uterus removed in either case. If you've had your uterus removed you do not need to take a progesterone. So the caveat is could you take progesterone yes you absolutely could take progesterone in the case where you don't actually need one so for if you've had a hysterectomy and you're taking estrogen only in what benefit would you get from it. Well intriguing many. Many hundreds of women are really not a ton benefits from progesterone to write home about except for one big one which is it can be relaxing at bedtime so for some people can help them fall

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Singleness: Burden and Gift

Modern Anabaptist: The Conversations that Shape Us

35:47 min | 5 months ago

Singleness: Burden and Gift

"Join us today as we talk about singleness as well as what it means to be single and life in the church join us in having the conversations that shape us greetings tobin. Welcome to another conversation. Come listeners this amount of baptist. Podcast how you doing tobin. I'm doing good. How are you doing doing all right. It's been a tough week for for us. Say you recently lost a loved one in your family anthem. I'm mourning the loss of a friend. So you know different times during cova de wouldn't you say oh for sure. It's definitely a tough time to lose somebody during covid because you don't exactly get to see them funeral plans start looking different and there's a whole bunch of other different support. Networks are starting to look differently than they did before hand right. I was even thinking we talked about death last week. And then it kind of hits you personally so it's very interesting right. It's it's just part of our lives and when we don't think about it don't deal with it sometimes for caught unawares but yeah it's good to have to have that background and even as we are recording this we are almost at where death also plays a central role in the story and to defeat of death. Of course as well so yeah. It's very interesting. Yeah very much so. We had one of our recommendations to talk about singleness this week from a listener. Yeah it's quite the switch from death and there's quite a few ways we can take this conversation right so we'll kind of see how it unfolds. We'll see how the cookie crumbles but we could talk about singleness as an experience of individuals within the western culture right. We're probably talk about in our second half singleness as it relates to biblical values and and and culture and what the bible says there right and then we can also talk about a little bit in the beginning now about how singleness in psychology relate to one another. Yeah that's a good idea. Why don't you start us off with that Even as you're talking about it's interesting to even think about what is singleness right because singleness can be so many different things depending on how you define singleness and not being singled. So what do you think right. So single head is if we were to come up with something like a working definition here i would say. Single single hood is defined by not being in relation with another person. And i think the traditional idea of cygnus is in a romantic setting okay and you had some statistics on singleness in canada. As well which. I found fascinating i did and when i read these statistics. They're not exactly using the same definition. I am right and from what i understand. These are talking about single households so in canada. there there was an article in twenty nine thousand nine that wrote that compared to nineteen eighty six in two thousand sixteen. We had approximately double the amount of people who lived alone and so that means that we have about four million canadians across canada. Who who are single. Who who live alone and now with someone who provides that romantic so seventy percent of the four million have previously been in a relationship which would include widowed divorced or separated by any other means twenty percent of this four million are currently in a relationship with somebody but they just don't live in the same household right and then fifty percent of these individuals also have a child. Roughly speaking two million canadians live in a single parent or guardian household and are pulling triple or quadruple duty in order to support and care for the children or the dependence and simply don't have the same resources that we do with having an extra person there right fascinating. So when i asked you about the definition singleness you talked about not being in a meaningful relationship or romantic attachment to someone but then as you're giving us each statistics you already seeing a little bit of a clash with how you defined versus how perhaps canada or society defines it right because society defines this as just romantic attachment. I was just thinking about singleness before we even we even talk today and How we just assumed that you have to be part of a meaningful. You have to report a meaningful romantic relationship or attachment in order to not be single whether that's married or living with somebody or at least being boyfriend girlfriend whatever we wanna do whatever we want to call it but the experience of singleness goes beyond just that right. I mean The i was reading some articles about this author deborah hirsch. She's a christian author. She's a little bit out there because she talks about sexuality but she talks about homosexuality is not just a sexual expression within a sexual relationships ship between two bodies but that sexuality transcends also into every relationship we have because we we can't just separate parts of our being. We can't just say this part of me sexual in this. Part of me is relational. And this part of me is spiritual we are one hole and so it transcends. I heard a talk by her. And so she talked about what that means for single people and and celebrate people people who choose to be celebrate in that setting. And that doesn't mean that these people don't need community or meaningful relationships of attachment even if they're not romantic attachments over shirt and i like that idea of the embodied whole as you can't we can't segment like like you said sexual the the spiritual whatever that it all comes together as one person right that being said there are individuals out there who would find they can be in a non sexual relationship. That'd be classically to find a single but aren't troubled by that Right so you're looking at the asexual community where relationships with out that sexual component still fulfilling and meaningful right right and the flip side to that is you have people who have this meaningful community. Who who have lots of deep meaningful attachments to other people but are longing for would consider themselves being single and lonely and longing for a deeper expression for deeper romantic and sexual attachment to someone exactly while there are some that. Do not need that romantic or other person attachment to the same level. There's other people that crave and need it and desire so talk to me a little bit about what that means in terms of how how you live life and how you engage life as a single person. Well okay so growing up in canada as this as a single person who is wanting a relationship and can't find it what is what is that. Psychologically like and i would i have. I think i have a few friends who would fit this category and i just from conversations with them it's not a enjoyable experience Even in my own past bake as someone who from eighteen onwards wanted to have like girlfriends and wanted to be in those in in in relationships with other beings who felt that long. I've had a taste of how powerful that loneliness and that drive four relationship can be right and then there's a certain amount of feeling of rejection and isolation loneliness from not having that being fulfilled so as you're talking my question comes up. What's the. I am trying to word this but where maybe i'm using the wrong words but where does longing turned into obsession or or need so so what i mean by that is can you have that long. Can you desire something and still be content. With present circumstances. I mean that comes down to how you define contentment I would say that if contentment means you're all right with the circumstance. Then no because you still desire that relationship okay We talked quite a number of episodes back about the dark night of the soul right about longing for something how You desire of reality of presence to be with in in my circumstance was to be with god and how reality circumvents that there then becomes a conflict between what is felt. And what is known. That being said you've already touched on this with the obsession component right but then there is also that danger of it becoming an obsession of turning that pain right into something negative such as is found in some communities such as the involuntary salvator the in self community online right and then what you find in those communities is that a lot of this pain and turmoil gets turned outwards against other communities where they start blaming other people and other things for their own loneliness and rejection and in doing so their reactions become a negative coping mechanism an unhealthy behavior to try and alleviate the discomfort or rationalize it so then that goes back to my original question so because because my worry is that that we're kind of setting up a binary in the sense that i want to be in a more committed relationship of one sort or another. Let's call it romantic for for better for lack of a better word. So i want to be under romantic relationship. I'm either in the stage of wanting that and the more i wanted to do the closer i get to it being an obsession in my life or i get it and then i'm fine but there is no room to to to live a. Is there no room then to live a life. That says hey i would really desire this but i will also be content. Happy with where i am right now and and live into that to the fullest. And that's that's tricky because we don't have a lot of social narratives that kind of give us that framework to experience singleness in a healthy way. So if i were to break that down a little bit when we watch movies in rome these romantic movies and stuff. It gives us a lot of even you even say it's either healthier unhealthy. That's not me to judge right now but it still gives you those narratives to kind of go and say oh. This is what it's like to be in relationship. This is how i can experience relationship and and dating and being with another person. We don't have movies about what it's like to be alone at least not popularly right right or if they are they're fairly depressing right. There fairly depressing. It's all about not being in that relationship and own. Maybe i'll get into that relationship. There's the whole trope in the late. Two thousands of the manic pixie dream girl where it's all about these writers hollywood writers that use women and relationships to give men character growth in arcs in the movie right so it's all about being relationship pure like it's not about the expression of singleness as healthy in itself. It's about relationship as fixing your problems so that not then create problematic relationships as well. In the sense that i'm finding all my fulfillment than in that relationship once. I do find a relationship where i where i haven't grown as a person or don't have enough emotional intelligence to be content with the person that i am because the person that i was always looking for someone else to to complete me exactly. It creates problems both in relationships expectations for relationships and for people who also want to enter relationships. Right and even individually it creates a learning process or provides an opportunity for a healthy learning environment. Where you start to empathize with your partner where you can put yourself. In their shoes and learn that your flaws also have to be negotiated with their flaws and that there's a balancing act and interpersonal dynamics. Come in and i mean that turns even so now. We're talking about dating but that that that's the same thing with with friendships as well right. If you're i can see a scenario. I've seen lots of scenarios where where you're not content. You're not necessarily content with who you are and so you're you're expecting a lot of out of that friendship relationship for your happiness for your contentment even for your self esteem for the way you Assess your own value that kind of stuff And that can even come out in familiar. Familial relationships as well right where you depend. It's about on another to define who you are and to give you that esteem right and so i mean maybe we're getting off track but that's kind of what singleness conversations are in the sense. Is that the healthiest relationships in our lives are are where we have Some sort of independence isn't it. Yeah yeah independence crates freedom. Authenticity for who you are. In relation to the overall relationship that being said we also live in a society that needs us to be in relationship so to further expand on this point there is there has been studies. I was just scrolling passively I love read it i. I'm on it all day while just pathway scrolling on read it and they were talking about how people live longer when they're in hell in healthy relationships. Oh interesting and lots of articles in the medical community about how people who come in with their partners rent have better treatment results and partly to have somebody to talk to and somebody else to gather information. Yeah whatever the reason is another person there right even just as a tax bonus is is beneficial. So we have. We live in a society that set up for couples and yet the dangerous. become too codependent. And while there's this whole codependence piece talked about but then how as a single person do you live right right so if your approach this as as a single person you see the i live in a society that needs couples that needs you know somebody to stay home and clean the house or look after the kids while somebody else needs to go work. How do i be both people. Yeah or even attach detaches. I think in our society we attach maturity to to relationships as well right so a part of adulting is to be in a meaningful relationship. I always found that whole areas adulting if being an adult but somehow of verb but anyways You know like you are considered writes so you are considered to be a more mature adults in comparison to other people your age if you're in a meaningful relationship and on top of that if you do certain things if you have a certain job if you have a house and if you have kids right over sure i even feel that in school like what. I'm twenty five now. But because i'm married all of a sudden that puts me in a whole nother brand right of society all of a sudden i'm more mature i'm responsible and i'm sure if i had kids out even put me in another bracket above 'cause now i'm looking after little right little little children but as as we're talking i'm just wondering if we wouldn't have a healthier society if we we would learn what it looks like to live healthily in singleness for a time of our lives even just a how we talk about singleness it would be helpful for the individuals who are signal Because we are seeing a rise in people who live alone or who aren't conventionally married or unconventionally being with somebody else and just to harry healthier narratives for them to us and to understand themselves and even understand ourselves with. Kate will greatly benefit us as a community as a as a broad social community as christians and canadian. A do well. Let's transition a bit into the bible here. where So where have if. I'm a single person. And i wanted and i'm and i'm just lonely as all can be. Have you found that. Most people find their strength. I think were most people go in terms of the bible. At least we can talk about how we talk about church. How about single isn't church. And how we treat single people insertion. That's a separate thing from how the bible talks about singleness. I mean jewish culture. Very much thought that you had be married that that's just you know that that's the purpose of your life is to be married if you're mad at your purposes to have a have a wife so that your wife can have children and and your family line keeps going and if you if you were a woman you know your goal was that for your family to find to find the man or family who would take you i mean as a patriarchal society is but there is no. I don't know if there's a real allowance The only time there is conversation is about widows right and how you treat widows and so in that sense. The old testament is much more progressive than the surrounding cultures of its time and makes allowance for widows and treats them well and in that sense even relationships are still political. Yeah in that. It's not about so much being with somebody else. As it is a way to further your lineage as a way to get some gain right and not saying that there isn't a component. Alright love between why. Perhaps there is some counter cultural stories even embedded within the old testament to see the story of of ruth and her mother-in-law. Ruth naomi. i mean ruth's story restoring does end in marriage but it's very much naomi who makes it happen and they owe me you know. She kind of becomes a mother kind of surrogate mother to son that ruth bears. I mean that's how the story ends in the bible. Were supposed to see that image. Even though she's not married so it's a fairly counter cultural story there is rahab the prostitute who becomes part of israel. There's the story of tamar who forces kind of what we would call a constitutional crisis. It's not a constitutional crisis but it's a crisis of the law for for for one for for one of the for one of the men that was supposed to marry her. Her father in law's supposed to marry her according to the law because her husband has passed away but he refuses and so eventually she she forces her way into this. There's the story of astor who who kind of becomes part of this abusive kings. Well she's the she becomes the queen to disabuse of king and rescue the people of israel. I think all of those are somewhat counter cultural in the sense that that they're describing to us non normative relationships within that paradigm but also some of these women become not all of them that i mentioned but some of them are part of the story of jesus right so matthew mentions for women in the genealogy of jesus and even though clearly there had to be men for those four women to have borne children has not the men that are identified. It's the women that are identified. And so it already kind of focuses more on the person under relationship that that they were in jesus himself never married according to the gospels. All of a sudden you have these single people doing things right. i mean we. We don't we don't know of mary. Martha lazarus or married. We never find out. They are just people right. The assumption probably is that they would be. But but even when lazarus dies. we don't hear about his wife morning right. We we hear about his sisters. Mary magdalene she married. We don't know right. I mean you go down the list of all these characters and somehow we don't often find out about their familial relationships and isn't there a passage in there somewhere about how it it in summary. It's like get married if you want to. But you know your your relationship with the lord is i and you gotta serve that primary. I corinthians that where it is. I post writing. Yeah i mean. Paul paul is also single. There's a hint there. in first. Corinthians read the passage wrongly sometimes. But there's a hint there. In first corinthians step maybe at one point paul was married and he considers himself a widower. I've never heard preached in church but there is a hint there because he's talking to the widows and widowers and he's co counseling them to stay single and he says be as i am so he identifies himself with them. He doesn't leader. He talks to to what he calls the virgins which would be the single people who are potentially also engaged to be married which is different than the widows widowers and so there he doesn't say as i am because he's not. He doesn't see himself like that. He sees himself like a widower. So but in that passage. Basically what paul is saying. Yeah Marriage is a good thing and if you want to be married be married and if you don't wanna be married you have a gift to bring to the conversation as well and the way the we paul seasons in that conversation is gift that single people bring is is an attachment to church and into the work of god. I mean this comes out of paul of paul paul's idea anyways is that jesus coming back soon. You know. And so he saying why. Why waste your time getting married. We have so much stuff to do. Let's go get working and proclaiming. Jesus christ but that's the gift that single people that that's the gift that he sees himself bringing to the church as well right. I'm single so i can go and serve god and i can go and proclaim and so So he very much kind of trying to tell people. Stay in whatever situation you are. Don't get divorced if you're married. Stay married and have sex. He literally. I mean literally what he says. Don't don't all of a sudden now because you think that you're that you're christian. Stop having sex. If you're in a marriage you know. There's no you're not holier if you're in a celebrate marriage with somebody then if you're in a sexual relationship with somebody and so That's kind of his frame of mind right and so what. I take that passage. Don't i think what we should take a passage is that there's legitimate calling and gift to singleness within our congregations and we haven't really acknowledged that ever or very rarely and as as you're talking here. This is reminding me of a story that. I read quite quite a quite a few years ago when i was taking a family and marriage class. I believe that was the course. I was in for this. Where was talking about An evangelical preacher who was off doing missionary work off off in the boonies somewhere and then his daughter right was or his family was having trouble and distress and their daughter. I think even commit suicide over his lack of involvement. Yeah this is a story that i read in a book called sweet surrender by dennis hiebert and the question raised is what becomes more important family or missionary work right well. My critique on this was that he shouldn't this this preacher guys should not have even gotten married in the first place if he couldn't have committed to the relationship as a whole right right. And you know. I i mean before we talk. Today i went and reread some of this stuff. And i corinthians seven and you you can go and read yourself there paul saying that. If you're married you are committing to that relationship and you need to give it a significant amount of energy. That is your calling by god within marriage so you you know the the the calling that god puts on you cannot supersede that calling that god has put on you for that marriage. Because you're asked to be in this relationship of mutual self giving love so you have to kind of buy into that but if you don't need to be in a relationship like that then you can give some of that energy to the work at hand or two one way to one way to to translate it. There has to present necessities. Paul says And so that's that's how paul would put would address it. I don't think paul would understand. I don't think. Paul understand our fascination with saying hey To be to be a good human. I need to be part of a relationship. I need to be in a marriage any to have kids. And then i'm going to dedicate all my energy to my work or to my church. You know for pastors or or to this and ev- this relationship that i've committed to is going to take second place to another relationship i've inserted into it and then using jesus own words to kind of To support that is weird. I don't think paul would ever do that exactly. And i think we put this pressure on missionary work that It becomes the one and only calling for a christian to be part of god's works in the world. Yeah and what. Paul is trying to say i think is hey. If you're single now you can do mission or missionary work. You're not attached to the work of your marriage covenant relationship so why not not stay the way you are. He's trying to tell these people in corinthians why not stay the way you are and do missions work. If that's what you feel like god is calling you to see in our mind. We have turned completely around. We often how we are. We have such distrust of single people especially single men that we say. Hey no-no before you can do ministry worker before you can do missionary work and this is very much agenda conversation because it's not the other way around. We don't distress single women we asked him. and then. So that's an noticing this even as we speak right here. I've been hesitant to talk about this call. That paul has and says. Hey you're single and you can work for the church because to me. It sounds abusive. Make single women do often. We send them out to be missionaries. We asked him to serve. You don't have children. you can do this right. We don't do the same thing for single men or very scared of single men and if want men to do any kind of ministry. We want men to be married and have children because that safety as so. That's that's even the gender dwayne which we approach singleness right. And i think you're in a very unique position at thirty to even speak about that because of your work now with Generation rising coming up and with your older work at in out of town or you did that sort of abroad. Work right where you've seen students and individuals who either as a couple or who are dating or who are single going off and doing this work in in in africa or or wherever you sent them thinking of even thinking about who hires churches in terms of pastors right. It's okay for youth pastor. It's okay for a youth pastor to be single sometimes right because they're young Oftentimes if men right they're young. That's alright we prefer a single woman or a married woman to our children's ministry because they're just more approachable to children. Once you're past you get into a more. An associate pastor position or a lead pastor position. We really want that pastor to be married whether they're a woman or a man we really would like them to be in a committed relationship because that to us is the highest ideal. The highest value within the congregation. Right i mean. I don't think i've been to a church where we've had a single lead pastor. I have. I have not attended a church like that anyways. No i'm trying to think. I don't think i've ever had lead pastor as a single person. i've had associate pastors. Who were then in a divorce relationship or in a separate relationship right and that could be a whole nother podcasts. But yeah yeah. And i can't speak to their experiences. No no but within at least within the evangelical world that i've grown up in yet it's marriage seems to be this high ideal and so any time we talk about singleness and we talk about singleness even as a calling or as an opportunity We tend to think in our minds we tend to think about singleness calling opportunity for women not so much for men and we also tend to not put enough support around single people So we're tend to not give them the same community and while we say. Hey we value your singleness and if that's what god calls you to. Do we want to embrace that and you you can. You have something to give to us. We still want to celebrate mother's day and church and get frustrated when we celebrate we. Don't we still want to celebrate. Father stay in church and get frustrated when we don't and I can just. I mean i make a point of saying something to that effect every mothers and fathers day and i can just hear the roles you know i know the is aren't actually rolling but i can just hear that there's that pressure on you with the congress within the congregations like there there goes rafael again. Trying to be all politically correct not politically correct. It's an acknowledgment that our humanity is not just defined by our roles as fathers and mothers in within that attached relationship And committed relationship of of of marriage. I mean are not the only vision for for humanity not even in the bible. You know i mean. Let's talk about men. That aren't that that we wouldn't consider being fully men. I mean there's daniel and his three friends there most likely unix. Because that's what would happen in the bible. Once they were once they were taken as prisoners in palace. We have a whole book stories that we love to tell our kids about daniel right and we talk about the end times. We love to go to daniel and talk about you know that kind of stuff. There's there's a whole church in ethiopia that today still claims and traces their lineage. Back to a conversation with an ethiopian eunuch on-road from jerusalem Who's who has converted and baptized than an the ep ethiopian. Church still says. That's where we come from because he goes back right but somehow we've said that the highest ideal value is marriage is is being committed marriage with two children and suburban suburban right. Right right. I mean even within our culture. We do not have father's day and mother's day and a far saying on mother's day or a single people's they right we just don't either and so i would say for maybe the if we were to sum everything up that there's a really deep call. Or there's a really deep spirituality to being single and that there is special and it's needed and it's not any worse of a calling that being said we also need to adjust start cultural narratives and what we say in how we talk. And how he fee with people that needs to shift so that they can also feel that calling especially this has been another episode of the modern anna baptist. Please join the conversation by emailing us. At conversations that shape us gmail.com or joining us on twitter at modern anna baptist. Either way we'd love to hear from you and grow with you and continue to have fantastic conversations.

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Menopause Myths Debunked

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

01:55 min | 6 months ago

Menopause Myths Debunked

"Average age of menopause in the United States is a 51 the average age of entering perimenopause in the United States is 57, but that's just the average there's a bell curve to everything. I have plenty of patients in their mid-to-late fifties who are still having regular periods and on the authors. Decided that bell curve. I have plenty of women in their early forties or even their late thirties who are experiencing perimenopause into menopause or the menopause transition. However, you want to do it and then there's an entirely separate diagnosis of women who have premature menopause which is menopause before age forty and early menopause, which is menopause between ages of forty five forty-five. So really you can be admitted pause at any age any age the youngest patient I had back in Ohio was seven fifteen and the oldest patient I have is about 57. So I mean what a huge and range and there is no way to know if you are going to be the average person. There's no good. Crystal ball. There's no way your family history can totally predicted. There's no genetics that we know. There's no Precision medicine that we know so we do not know when each and every one of us is going to go into menopause because job A perimenopause is its own Beast that people don't think about for many many women. They start to experience menopausal symptoms in late perimenopause. In fact, they did a wonderful YouTube video on this so Health by Heather Hirsch is my YouTube channel. I definitely recommend checking that out and I just did a video on how to tell if you're in early versus late perimenopause, but symptoms of menopause can definitely start before the textbook definition of menopause, which is one year of no menstrual. So you can never be too young to have any

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"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

01:55 min | 6 months ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"Average age of menopause in the United States is a 51 the average age of entering perimenopause in the United States is 57, but that's just the average there's a bell curve to everything. I have plenty of patients in their mid-to-late fifties who are still having regular periods and on the authors. Decided that bell curve. I have plenty of women in their early forties or even their late thirties who are experiencing perimenopause into menopause or the menopause transition. However, you want to do it and then there's an entirely separate diagnosis of women who have premature menopause which is menopause before age forty and early menopause, which is menopause between ages of forty five forty-five. So really you can be admitted pause at any age any age the youngest patient I had back in Ohio was seven fifteen and the oldest patient I have is about 57. So I mean what a huge and range and there is no way to know if you are going to be the average person. There's no good. Crystal ball. There's no way your family history can totally predicted. There's no genetics that we know. There's no Precision medicine that we know so we do not know when each and every one of us is going to go into menopause because job A perimenopause is its own Beast that people don't think about for many many women. They start to experience menopausal symptoms in late perimenopause. In fact, they did a wonderful YouTube video on this so Health by Heather Hirsch is my YouTube channel. I definitely recommend checking that out and I just did a video on how to tell if you're in early versus late perimenopause, but symptoms of menopause can definitely start before the textbook definition of menopause, which is one year of no menstrual. So you can never be too young to have any

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How To Work Through Pregnancy And Menopause.

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

05:44 min | 6 months ago

How To Work Through Pregnancy And Menopause.

"Hi and welcome to help each other hurt a podcast dedicated to uncovering many of the women's health issues many of us are wondering about but few of us are talking about my mission is to expose the current gaps in knowledge and Care on all things Women's Health. Enjoy. Welcome back to the show. So today's episode is going to be all about pregnancy and how conditions may may have affected your pregnancy can come back to play a role in perimenopause and menopause. So you may think these two are completely unrelated and I am here to let you know. There's actually some really interesting themes that we may be able to gleam from our pregnancy that we can use when we look forward to or as we're entering into perimenopause and menopause. Before we get into that let's hear a word from our sponsor from Pharma. Thank you so much for sponsoring. Today's episode film Pharma is a woman's health care company the focuses on putting women first off then Farm was established to help women who are often forgotten about the pharmaceutical industry their products address vaginal and Volvo dryness itching and pain. We're always told how important it is to moisturize our face, but our intimate areas just as important many women have trouble talking about dryness with their doctors and do not know where to turn them far. My mom is here for you. This company feels women should feel comfortable making intimate skin hydration a part of their daily skincare routine try their products today for relief from vaginal and Volvo, dryness wage and pain check them out at fem pharma.com. That's, you are not going to be disappointed. All right, so here comes a fun job. Moment of Truth one of the reasons I wanted to do this episode today is because I am expecting and I've been hiding this fact for a pretty long time. I am in my third trimester and so far pregnancy has gone just fine. I'm not one of those people who really enjoys being a pregnant. I know many women who do simply not one of them. So I have been trying to hide it and I guess that's my way of not focusing so much on it. Thankfully. I'm lucky to be pretty healthy during this pregnancy. And this will be my third child is a surprise. We don't know yet if it's going to be a boy or a girl so it'd be really fun if you want to stick around and see I'm due in early June and not anything like my last baby. This baby might be a little early. So if there is a little break in podcast episodes, it's probably because I just had a baby now you also log I love working and I love what I do is I'll probably be back pretty quickly. And at this point I've gotten really efficient at getting podcast episode out to you. So I wanted to let you know because I do not feel like I was being honest hiding this any longer and I am really excited but it really led me to think about let's talk about how pregnancy relates to. Pause and menopause now. I just said I'm one of those people who loves being pregnant. That's mostly because I'm uncomfortable a lot. However, I have been really blessed to have healthy pregnancies, but every single pregnancy can be thought of as a stress test. So do you know what a stress test is if you don't we typically think about cardiovascular stress tests where they put the little leads you and you have to walk or run on the treadmill and they're looking at the EKG to see when you're under stress what happens to your body and this is gleaming information about future cardiovascular or current call log. Vascular risks that you may have and pregnancy is a very similar. It's a, you know, forty weeks stress test to see when we put your body under a little bit of stress or conditions that arise that may play a role in your health as we go down the line and we're starting to clean so much more information about what we can take from our state and as pregnant women into our health as we go forward, for example, if you had gestational diabetes or gestational hypertension preeclampsia, a preterm birth postpartum depression off or any of these other complications, and I'm going to talk to you about what all those could mean and we're still Gathering a lot of this data. So more and more is to come now what you've never had a baby or you haven't had a pregnancy in your lifetime. I think this episode will still be really interesting because we're learning so much about maternal health and female birth. Factors that are completely independent or different from the traditional and I'm saying those are question. You can't see me risk factors, which is based on the mail system. So thinking about these is also really interesting as well as if you have a friend or a daughter or a niece who's going to be pregnant. This is such a really interesting information to know about first. I'm going to walk you through some soft findings and soft findings means. This is just what I see clinically and I don't really know how it's going to go on to apply but one of the things that I do see a very common basis is women who have had a postpartum depression seemed to have an increased risk for either pmdd, which is severe PMS or mood symptoms in perimenopause and into

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"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

05:44 min | 6 months ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"Hi and welcome to help each other hurt a podcast dedicated to uncovering many of the women's health issues many of us are wondering about but few of us are talking about my mission is to expose the current gaps in knowledge and Care on all things Women's Health. Enjoy. Welcome back to the show. So today's episode is going to be all about pregnancy and how conditions may may have affected your pregnancy can come back to play a role in perimenopause and menopause. So you may think these two are completely unrelated and I am here to let you know. There's actually some really interesting themes that we may be able to gleam from our pregnancy that we can use when we look forward to or as we're entering into perimenopause and menopause. Before we get into that let's hear a word from our sponsor from Pharma. Thank you so much for sponsoring. Today's episode film Pharma is a woman's health care company the focuses on putting women first off then Farm was established to help women who are often forgotten about the pharmaceutical industry their products address vaginal and Volvo dryness itching and pain. We're always told how important it is to moisturize our face, but our intimate areas just as important many women have trouble talking about dryness with their doctors and do not know where to turn them far. My mom is here for you. This company feels women should feel comfortable making intimate skin hydration a part of their daily skincare routine try their products today for relief from vaginal and Volvo, dryness wage and pain check them out at fem pharma.com. That's, you are not going to be disappointed. All right, so here comes a fun job. Moment of Truth one of the reasons I wanted to do this episode today is because I am expecting and I've been hiding this fact for a pretty long time. I am in my third trimester and so far pregnancy has gone just fine. I'm not one of those people who really enjoys being a pregnant. I know many women who do simply not one of them. So I have been trying to hide it and I guess that's my way of not focusing so much on it. Thankfully. I'm lucky to be pretty healthy during this pregnancy. And this will be my third child is a surprise. We don't know yet if it's going to be a boy or a girl so it'd be really fun if you want to stick around and see I'm due in early June and not anything like my last baby. This baby might be a little early. So if there is a little break in podcast episodes, it's probably because I just had a baby now you also log I love working and I love what I do is I'll probably be back pretty quickly. And at this point I've gotten really efficient at getting podcast episode out to you. So I wanted to let you know because I do not feel like I was being honest hiding this any longer and I am really excited but it really led me to think about let's talk about how pregnancy relates to. Pause and menopause now. I just said I'm one of those people who loves being pregnant. That's mostly because I'm uncomfortable a lot. However, I have been really blessed to have healthy pregnancies, but every single pregnancy can be thought of as a stress test. So do you know what a stress test is if you don't we typically think about cardiovascular stress tests where they put the little leads you and you have to walk or run on the treadmill and they're looking at the EKG to see when you're under stress what happens to your body and this is gleaming information about future cardiovascular or current call log. Vascular risks that you may have and pregnancy is a very similar. It's a, you know, forty weeks stress test to see when we put your body under a little bit of stress or conditions that arise that may play a role in your health as we go down the line and we're starting to clean so much more information about what we can take from our state and as pregnant women into our health as we go forward, for example, if you had gestational diabetes or gestational hypertension preeclampsia, a preterm birth postpartum depression off or any of these other complications, and I'm going to talk to you about what all those could mean and we're still Gathering a lot of this data. So more and more is to come now what you've never had a baby or you haven't had a pregnancy in your lifetime. I think this episode will still be really interesting because we're learning so much about maternal health and female birth. Factors that are completely independent or different from the traditional and I'm saying those are question. You can't see me risk factors, which is based on the mail system. So thinking about these is also really interesting as well as if you have a friend or a daughter or a niece who's going to be pregnant. This is such a really interesting information to know about first. I'm going to walk you through some soft findings and soft findings means. This is just what I see clinically and I don't really know how it's going to go on to apply but one of the things that I do see a very common basis is women who have had a postpartum depression seemed to have an increased risk for either pmdd, which is severe PMS or mood symptoms in perimenopause and into

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CDC: Easing mask mandates led to higher COVID cases and deaths

The Vegas Take

00:30 sec | 7 months ago

CDC: Easing mask mandates led to higher COVID cases and deaths

"Covert surge is still possible. On Lisa Brady Fox News that warning today from World Health Organization officials as the White House pleads with states and citizens not to drop safety rules know the idea of relaxing wearing and getting back to everyday attitude is appealing. But we're not there. That's way have been. We have seen this movie before. CDC director Dr Hirsch Oh well, Lansky says, when prevention measures like Mask mandates are rolled back cases go up even The vaccine rollout continues.

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Do I really need an annual GYN exam? My answer may surprise you.

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

05:05 min | 7 months ago

Do I really need an annual GYN exam? My answer may surprise you.

"Hey ladies, it's so great to be back this week. So quick update on my life. The attic is done. Yes, it looks so cool. I mean, we really took like an old it's G addict with the spider webs and the whole nine the nail is coming through and turned it into living space. It's so exciting. So now I got to find them desk. It's like one challenge after another but I always find new spaces are inspiring new spaces are essentially a big blank piece of paper that we can rewrite and I really truly believe that the energy that you have in the space. Where you sleep where you work where you log Pain where you're with your family really makes a big difference. So I will update you on how the redecorating process is going. And if you have any suggestions God sending my web today's topic is do I need my annual exam or do I need an annual exam or do I need an annual someone to look at my vagina exam in the answer that I give you my totally surprised you now, I want to first put out a big disclaimer. I am not trying to disenfranchise a group of Physicians for whom I have the highest respect for and I certainly am just putting it bluntly not trying to put down my Joanne colleagues for an exam. It's something that's been around forever and ever it's something that's just imprinted in society like you brush your teeth every night. There's good science. You should do that you go to your annual exam every year, but what the heck You actually do at your annual gynecological exam if you are done with childbearing and if you no longer need surgery, those are my two big questions that I want to pose and off today and then we can kind of weave in their you know, what is the difference between having their annual exam with your internist or your family medical doctor who's looking at your chronic illnesses? So that's where I'm going to go ahead and get into today. Now this is a topic that's been on my mind a lot. And this is the place for me to just kind of get my thoughts out there. If you follow me over on Instagram. I'm at hormone. And how long have you guys weigh in on topics or I create poll podcast episodes out of questions, you might ask in a direct message or comments that I might get on a post but this one is just am totally me wanting to just get it all out. There you may know or if you didn't know I used to work as an internist and also had a consultative menopause practice. I need both at the same time. It was thoroughly exhausting now, I do see patients for consultative menopause, but when I do work as an internist, this was after my Women's Health fellowship and close early. I could do pap smears or answer basic GYN questions. So my patients would often ask me do I need to go see my gynecologist or they would say well I don't need off. You to do my GYN exam. I have an annual gynecologist and I have to say this really got me a bit annoyed or angry at the system not in my patients obviously off and certainly there are many reasons that we see doctors once a year. They maybe have become our friends. They may have delivered our children. You know, it's almost like your hairdresser that you can't break up with changing a doctor or telling a doctor you no longer need them can be very emotional so we might go and we clearly know there's nothing that's really going to change from that appointment. But it also really brings to mind that an annual joint exam for someone who specifically is no longer of childbearing age, right? You're not going to get pregnant. You don't need an obstetrician and doesn't need any further surgery. It really really is my general opinion that you don't need to see a gynecologist every year after that. Now what you should have is an internist or Family Doctor Who can a month Sir basic GYN questions and do your pap smear when you need it, which is becoming more infrequent because of the change in cervical cancer screening guidelines and that is a little bit of a mystery hump to get over especially for patients trying to navigate like who's going to look where is confusing and it's not so much that it totally relies on you. Although in this episode. I'm gonna talk about what you can do but it also relies on the medical system. And so I just kind of want to put these ideas out into the world and I tell you what I'm doing again the difference in training between OBGYNs and Internal Medicine doctors are family doctors is that OBGYNs spend a majority of their residency education life obstetrical medicine and surgery

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Los Angeles City, County Debut Response Teams For Mental Health Incidents

Morning Edition

01:06 min | 7 months ago

Los Angeles City, County Debut Response Teams For Mental Health Incidents

"Program under which mental health workers respond to certain types of 911 calls. These air calls involving people dealing with emotional crises where they don't pose and be a risk to themselves or anyone else. The LAPD is contracting with a nonprofit called Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, a major mental health provider in L. A county and the operator of the oldest suicide prevention line in the United States. Dr Jonathan Goldfinger is the group's CEO, he says. When someone calls 911 in L A, and explains that they're in crisis. The operator can then redirect the person right away, and then our counselor takes it over and we do what we do best. Developing the report quickly de escalating to help the caller access whatever services are needed to get well. And if they need a higher level of care, coordinating a rescue back at times to the LAPD or other community resource is the pilot program is running eight hours a day right now during peak 911 call periods, but it's expected to expand to 24 7. You're listening to KCRW.

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"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

03:19 min | 7 months ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"Getaway without your children at home. There's lots of different things all relationships couples at home. These are different just as her menopause is probably really different encourage her to seek help. We've talked about that continue to educate yourself on what menopause all about and there's lots of different ways that you can do that. If you don't want to read a whole three hundred page book, maybe just buy her a really nice book and tell her that you've skimmed through it and you're happy to kind of discuss the importance of chapters and Concepts that she sees in there. There might be some local events. So look around I know in my hometown in Columbus. I do lots of speaking events. Sometimes I do things that community churches or at libraries and if you can find some of those things for her better. Yeah, if you can go with her that would be so awesome. I love when husbands come to the office with their wife. They get to hear the song feel. It really makes them feel a part of it. I don't really I think helps them understand not that men and husbands and partners are not understanding but if you're not going through it and just kind of odd. She like a wave, you know, I want you to get through this successfully as I want you to have a happy and sustained and successful relationship and marriage. Resist the urge to snap back at her and show her how much you love her understand the changes in Sex and intimacy happen in Eighty percent of women, and you've got to be a little bit of a balance and leeway most of the time my patients want their husbands and partners to know they love them so much and they feel really guilty nervous about how these changes are going to affect their relationship the better you communicate the more you talk about these things the more you can learn the better. This change will be for you and I think it's going to make you stronger and better off. I really hope you like this podcast if you're male or husband and you listen this podcast Kudos, cuz I know their word menopause can make people feel all sorts of things, but it really so awesome share this with your friends shareit shareit shareit, and if you have any questions comments or concerns, please let me know message me dead. If you have any other topics, you'd like me to talk about from your perspective. Let me know that too. I hope you like this podcast. I hope you listened in and there's anything that you learned from them. It's that the woman's life cycle is amazing. If you guys like this episode, please give it a few stars or write review on iTunes. I cannot tell you how much that warms my heart and how much it helps the algorithm and the analytics so that more women will see this podcast. We're looking for this kind of information your 30-second input could really change else's life in a really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart every kind message. I get I show to my husband someone of my family because I really do feel the love that you send and I really want to put that love back out into the world. Thank you guys as always for listening in please leave some comments below and what you want to hear next time. See ya.

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"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

04:28 min | 7 months ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"She might need some time with her friends. She might need some time to scroll on the internet see what other people are saying about menopause. She might need to call her mother and, family and call her sisters to see how their menopause was because that can play a role in her menopause. So ask her what she needs. Number V except some new changes. So we talked about the big one which might be changes in intimacy and sex except those changes because she coming for both of you and the better you do with it together the better overall. This will probably be for your marriage and for your long-term relationship, perhaps she has a little bit of more anger or hostility or irritability try not to take it personally off of that's that's really hard. But if you notice these changes try not to snap back at her try not to just make the situation worse try to understand that really there's a physiologic based test the change in hormone levels the change in drastic drop in sex hormones can be a really track a couple of years. Imagine if you lost all your sex hormones see unfortunately men, you won't have to do that, but it's probably not going to be very fun to try to accept some of the new changes. Maybe she doesn't like to drink alcohol anymore. That's a big one. I hear alcohol tends to trigger hot flashes. So if you're very social couple but all of a sudden she doesn't want to be around alcohol LED should be okay, perhaps she's a little bit more tearful. My patients will say all of a sudden they'll start crying at a McDonald's commercial and she wants to cry but that be okay. It doesn't seem that. She necessarily thinks that that dog is so cute. She needs to go out and buy one, but whatever it is, sometimes having some more emotions than the usual Baseline is okay. Those changes should be accepted. Sometimes women also have or experienced a lot of what we call brain fog in the office around menopause and brain fog really kind of just means trouble with memory or recall. My patients will tell me that my kids and my husband think I'm absolutely crazy. They think I'm you know, Cena Island demented. I can't remember anything. I used to be. So on top of things at the house now, I can't remember anything anymore and they all kind of make fun of me for it..

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"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

05:16 min | 7 months ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"Special podcast. And this is an episode that I would love for you to share with your husbands your partners or excetera off because while I spent a lot of time helping women understand menopause, I think it's really important that we help men understand menopause and the hormonal changes that go along with menopause very commonly in my office. I see patients really distressed about the way that menopause has affected their relationships and there's no relationship. That's more important than your marriage long-term partner, especially when you live together and especially when one of you is going through a lot of changes this could even be same-sex Partners if one of you is going through menopause and what isn't yet? So this whole episode is really about what your partner needs to know about menopause. I calling it. This one's for the boys just cuz men don't really go through menopause. And so there's a lot wrong. They won't understand. So I'm going to do ten things that men should know about menopause if your dude and you're listening in thumbs up. This is going to be really helpful. That's why I want to do this song cast. I want you to know that there's many other men who are facing similar situations with their spouses and that your wife is not alone and hopefully she's sick help in some ways either by finding a doctor or maybe it's even just this podcast. That would be totally cool if it was so first thing to know is number one. I want you to educate yourself. There's no better way to educate yourself then listening to this podcast. I know I keep plugging that but that's because it's going to be pretty informative. There's lots of information on my website, which is Heather Hirsch md.com and I also really like speaking of women's health. Com, there's lots of other chatrooms and support groups, but I've gone on those as well and I'm not sure if all the information is always accurate so long Educate yourself. There's lots of books out there that I really like. There's the Cleveland Clinic guide to menopause. There's many menopause books that are on the shelves. Now. I know what you're thinking and I know the answer probably not going to go to your closest Barnes and Noble and buy a 300-page menopause book and read it from cover to cover. Maybe we'll but the majority of you won't so even just listening to this or birth listening to your wife about what she has learned will help you to educate yourself because if you know what she's going to go through and if you know that this is a physiologic and normal response to changing hormone levels, you're going to hopefully be more understanding and what she's going through the more understanding you are the easier this transition and these changes will be for you and your wife and I want you to have a long-lasting relationship in a long marriage. So understanding what both of you is going through is really helpful. I always tell my female patients that men y'all have the same thing. Steady sex hormones your whole life women are hormones go up and down every month and then in perimenopause they go wonky and then in menopause they crash and burn so it's not fair. It's kind of kind of not exactly the same for both sexes. So educating yourself Super Key. Okay on a number to call. This one is most arguably arguably me the most important but it didn't want to start with this one. Number two is understand the changes in Sex and intimacy between you and your partner and the physiologic changes in your partner. This is what I tell my patients on a daily basis at menopause, you lose all your eggs. And therefore you can't get pregnant again. Now, the the purpose of the sex drive is to reproduce and after you've had your children or maybe you haven't had children, but you've gone through menopause and you no longer can reproduce you're not going to seek that out like you do food. Her and shelter, you're just not now on top of that. There can be some changes in the vagina. I know I'm going to say it. There can be dryness and pain with intercourse a vagina and this has nothing to do with you. This is the physiologic changes of the loss of estrogen in the vagina. So if you think about those two things number one. And you don't have to drive like you used to and number two, it's painful your wife is or your partner is not going to be really motivated to engage in that activity, or maybe if she is not as much as before. She's already had her children now men, they're always trying to get pregnant. They're never going to get pregnant. They never lose their testosterone. So naturally there can be a shift in their computer change the desire for intercourse a lot of women come in super distressed saying they feel so bad for their husband they feel so guilty about it. And the thing is is some dead. Nurse don't understand. This doesn't mean they're not interested in you a lot of my patients will say my husband is a hunk and he's super sexy and I really love him and I love cuddling and I love kissing but when it comes to intercourse, sometimes it hurts. I'd rather just watch TV. I'd rather read a book or I'd rather just go to sleep. That doesn't mean she doesn't love you. And that doesn't mean she's

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What your partner needs to know and learn about the menopause transition

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

05:16 min | 7 months ago

What your partner needs to know and learn about the menopause transition

"Special podcast. And this is an episode that I would love for you to share with your husbands your partners or excetera off because while I spent a lot of time helping women understand menopause, I think it's really important that we help men understand menopause and the hormonal changes that go along with menopause very commonly in my office. I see patients really distressed about the way that menopause has affected their relationships and there's no relationship. That's more important than your marriage long-term partner, especially when you live together and especially when one of you is going through a lot of changes this could even be same-sex Partners if one of you is going through menopause and what isn't yet? So this whole episode is really about what your partner needs to know about menopause. I calling it. This one's for the boys just cuz men don't really go through menopause. And so there's a lot wrong. They won't understand. So I'm going to do ten things that men should know about menopause if your dude and you're listening in thumbs up. This is going to be really helpful. That's why I want to do this song cast. I want you to know that there's many other men who are facing similar situations with their spouses and that your wife is not alone and hopefully she's sick help in some ways either by finding a doctor or maybe it's even just this podcast. That would be totally cool if it was so first thing to know is number one. I want you to educate yourself. There's no better way to educate yourself then listening to this podcast. I know I keep plugging that but that's because it's going to be pretty informative. There's lots of information on my website, which is Heather Hirsch md.com and I also really like speaking of women's health. Com, there's lots of other chatrooms and support groups, but I've gone on those as well and I'm not sure if all the information is always accurate so long Educate yourself. There's lots of books out there that I really like. There's the Cleveland Clinic guide to menopause. There's many menopause books that are on the shelves. Now. I know what you're thinking and I know the answer probably not going to go to your closest Barnes and Noble and buy a 300-page menopause book and read it from cover to cover. Maybe we'll but the majority of you won't so even just listening to this or birth listening to your wife about what she has learned will help you to educate yourself because if you know what she's going to go through and if you know that this is a physiologic and normal response to changing hormone levels, you're going to hopefully be more understanding and what she's going through the more understanding you are the easier this transition and these changes will be for you and your wife and I want you to have a long-lasting relationship in a long marriage. So understanding what both of you is going through is really helpful. I always tell my female patients that men y'all have the same thing. Steady sex hormones your whole life women are hormones go up and down every month and then in perimenopause they go wonky and then in menopause they crash and burn so it's not fair. It's kind of kind of not exactly the same for both sexes. So educating yourself Super Key. Okay on a number to call. This one is most arguably arguably me the most important but it didn't want to start with this one. Number two is understand the changes in Sex and intimacy between you and your partner and the physiologic changes in your partner. This is what I tell my patients on a daily basis at menopause, you lose all your eggs. And therefore you can't get pregnant again. Now, the the purpose of the sex drive is to reproduce and after you've had your children or maybe you haven't had children, but you've gone through menopause and you no longer can reproduce you're not going to seek that out like you do food. Her and shelter, you're just not now on top of that. There can be some changes in the vagina. I know I'm going to say it. There can be dryness and pain with intercourse a vagina and this has nothing to do with you. This is the physiologic changes of the loss of estrogen in the vagina. So if you think about those two things number one. And you don't have to drive like you used to and number two, it's painful your wife is or your partner is not going to be really motivated to engage in that activity, or maybe if she is not as much as before. She's already had her children now men, they're always trying to get pregnant. They're never going to get pregnant. They never lose their testosterone. So naturally there can be a shift in their computer change the desire for intercourse a lot of women come in super distressed saying they feel so bad for their husband they feel so guilty about it. And the thing is is some dead. Nurse don't understand. This doesn't mean they're not interested in you a lot of my patients will say my husband is a hunk and he's super sexy and I really love him and I love cuddling and I love kissing but when it comes to intercourse, sometimes it hurts. I'd rather just watch TV. I'd rather read a book or I'd rather just go to sleep. That doesn't mean she doesn't love you. And that doesn't mean she's

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"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

04:16 min | 7 months ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"To listen to it together off or to let your partner know that this podcast existing is out there in this episode. I think you should listen to as well. I talked about how they can best serve you and I don't want em, Be speaking for you or the voice of all menopausal women. So if you listen to it and you think there's something else that you want to add that you want your partner to know on top of that. It's a really good sounding board for that change to go ahead and pull up that if you had already listened to it. It's a really good one to listen to again. It's such a great one to send somebody who really might need to know better what you're going through. Thursday is a great one to send to a friend after Valentine's Day slash for Valentine's Day so that they know there's lots of support and resources for anyone who is going through the menopause and midlife track. Okay old Heather. I'll see you on the other side. Hey guys here today to do a really special podcast. And this is an episode that I would love for you to share with your husbands your partners or excetera off because while I spent a lot of time helping women understand menopause, I think it's really important that we help men understand menopause and the hormonal changes that go along with menopause very commonly in my office. I see patients really distressed about the way that menopause has affected their relationships and there's no relationship. That's more important than your marriage long-term partner, especially when you live together and especially when one of you is going through a lot of changes this could even be same-sex Partners if one of you is going through menopause and what isn't yet? So this whole episode is really about what your partner needs to know about menopause. I calling it. This one's for the boys just cuz men don't really go through menopause. And so there's a lot wrong. They won't understand. So I'm going to do ten things that men should know about menopause if your dude and you're listening in thumbs up. This is going to be really helpful. That's why I want to do this song cast. I want you to know that there's many other men who are facing similar situations with their spouses and that your wife is not alone and hopefully she's sick help in some ways either by finding a doctor or maybe it's even just this podcast. That would be totally cool if it was so first thing to know is number one. I want you to educate.

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"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

01:45 min | 7 months ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"Hi and welcome to help each other Hirsch a podcast dedicated to uncovering many of the women's health issues many of us are wondering about but few of us are talking about my mission is to expose the current gaps in knowledge and Care on all things Women's Health. Enjoy. You guys know I take my sponsorships really seriously here on this podcast. I want to introduce the sponsor wage next five episodes in the Woman's Health by Heather Hirsch podcast. The Millie device familiar device is an all-in-one vaginal trainer with millimeter by millimeter gradual expansion pack and built-in vibration helping women overcome vaginal tightness and dryness which leads to vaginal penetration or insertion difficulties for more information go to Millie 4 a.m. And that is spelled m i l l i f o r h e r, you definitely want to check this out. Thank you Millie for sponsoring today's episode. Hey ladies, thank you so much for tuning into this week's episode. So as of today while I'm recording they are still working on my attic which is just one floor above. It is super noisy. And I don't think I'm going to be able to get out a really good podcast this week. So I decided in light of a Valentine's Day. I wanted to pull up a old podcast. I did called them into for your partner. It's all about how your partner can help better understand what you are going through and I highly encourage.

Why you should get off pellet injections.

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

04:33 min | 8 months ago

Why you should get off pellet injections.

"If you hear any of that noise during this episode, that's why this episode today. I wanted to talk about pellet injections as well as the other non compounded non-fda-approved hormone therapy regimens that are out there. And specifically I want to talk about this because I want to explain a little bit more behind the Boom in this industry and the dangers of using these types of medications and then ultimately why and how to get yourself off of them. And if you have a friend in a similar scenario how to talk her out of it as well. I certainly she could listen to this episode. But my dream is that you also gleam some background information that can help explain this to someone else because when we can explain it to someone else that means we can learned it. So for many of you who've been listening to my show for a long time now, you know that there was a lot of misleading information from the initial results of the women's health study or the Women's Health Initiative that came out in the early two thousands. If you had not already listened to my podcast episode on the Women's Health Initiative. It's a few episodes down so scroll back and I would definitely listen to that before you complete listen to this cuz it will put it in a lot of context but because of those fears from the use of commercially available conjugated equine estrogen, which was pregnant at the time and it's combination buddy madrasi progesterone acetate which is the progesterone component. If you had an intact uterus there grew a new field of air quotes safe and are quote dead. What month are P. Now if you really think about it? This was a pretty ingenious move people who were looking to invest or to make money or who were burned out of their traditional either academic positions or some of these folks were pharmacists or other Allied Healthcare professionals looked around and said, ah, there's an easier for women in menopause who don't feel good. There's a niche to help women with vague symptoms. There's a niche that women are going to fill they're going to do not do anything. They can to improve the look and feel of their bodies their sexuality their hair their weight anything and we certainly live in a society. We're getting a miracle cure is a really great marketing tool. So these Wellness clinics formed now, I use the term Wellness clinics, but it could be a hormone Club. It could be an anti-aging Clinic any kind of along those lines type of Clinic these clinics formed and they were providing a service that academic professionals or clinicians and doctors were no longer feeling they were so confused about the results of hormone therapy, they grew fearful and then that trickle down into not teaching young doctors how to prescribe hormone therapy or have those conversations. And so it just simply disappeared. It seemed from Doctor's hands and went into these Wellness clinics home. Now, these Wellness clinics really jumped on the term bioidentical bioidentical is a slang term and it means estradiol now again, you can probably heard me say that you can get estradiol which is a plant-based estrogen but is is a prescription estrogen in an FDA-approved commercially available product from home. Clinician but these women's clinics really jumped on the use of the word bioidentical. These are marketing terms right simply put marketing terms anything that sounds like body identical bioidentical natural plant-based these all sound like they're supposed to be healthy just naturally we envision sun flowers and plants or herbs and things that seem so much more natural so much more safe life with the problem is is that that imagery is just downright wrong. It's a really great marketing tool that we've all been marketed to since our first day on this earth and its really a big problem. Now these clinics really

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Menopause in Miami with Dr. Leo Blachar

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

04:54 min | 8 months ago

Menopause in Miami with Dr. Leo Blachar

"Dr. Leo Blaster who is a OBGYN and name's doctor. We talked about names a lot that stands for the North American menopause Society home in Miami, Florida, and he's joining me for the menopause across the globe Series, so welcome. Thank you. Thank you for having me and South Florida 72°. Bright and sunny. Well it is there is a little bit of snow on the ground and I think it's a high of 33 here in Boston. So we're like a world away. It seems like so tell listeners a little bit about yourself how your practice has evolved and particularly what makes you interested in in marriage. Pause so I I'm down here in Miami, Florida. I've been in practice for over thirty years in OBGYN earlier in my career. The practice was largely o b and that has slowly slowly shifted and I have mixed feelings about what I'm going to say that we're stopping old be in about six months. But position that were in am looking forward to it. So the age range of my patients over the years has changed instead of the OB younger patients. There is a lot of patience in in the transition and of perimenopause and menopause transition and that is slowly becoming a a focus of of the practice and I need to be prepared and on for that. So in pursuing that I came across Lambs a couple of years ago and very impressed with the organization that they are what shall we say by the Dead You know that they are not friends and they're open to new ideas, but they try and say by the book which is what I've tried to do throughout my career. I did not try to sell patience anything. I don't try to follow Trends. I you know, I don't consider myself stodgy old fashioned, but I'm not going to do anything. So anything that that isn't the right thing menopause is a is a fertile area to do that a large part of my day is educating patients wage, um, making sure that they're not over tested that they're not over treated and so on and there's a lot of this is is education and life Europe against of course the internet you're up against marketing and you're up against different cultures. So I'm here in Miami in addition off. Lovely locals. We have patients from our neighbors in the Latin American countries down south. You are work by Yo-Yo Ma cello off a large part of my work day is inspect. Wow. Yeah, my workday down here is is is in Spanish style a significant proportion off of my patients are Spanish-speaking. Wow. Yes, dive deep into what is a typical day like or what is the population of women that you suck? Where do they hail from? And what is their attitudes on menopause? So the attitudes are menopause depends on what their parents attitude on life and what the doctors where they came from, for example, so very lovely patient two days ago. She's in her mid-fifties. She moved to Miami from her country in Central America two years ago where she was placed on a hormone replacement that she was very happy with that. She would like to continue except for one little problem. It's not FDA-approved up so she can acquire it but I wouldn't be against her doing that except. The other problem is that she has developed now that she's in her mid-fifties a couple of months comorbidities. You have a couple of health problems, which we need to get a handle on before we move forward allowed to continue or hormones. Now, she last took about three months ago and she does not feel about. So what I have noticed in this population is We want to feel well they want to feel well they are proactive about it. They do not want to wait until they're deep in the menopause to to start out feeling well patients come in in their early forties

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Take back your sexuality at midlife With Dr. Becky Lynn MD

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

06:01 min | 8 months ago

Take back your sexuality at midlife With Dr. Becky Lynn MD

"All right, guys, welcome back to the show today. I'm really really thrilled. I have doctor Becky Lynn with me. She is the CEO and founder of avory women's health and she's also an adjunct associate professor of Ob-Gyn at Saint Louis University in st. Louis. And today we are talking just kind of having a conversation surrounding midlife took a pass libido and sex what more fun could we have the most fun? So welcome to the show and tell me a little bit about yourself your background and how you got interested in particularly midlife Women's Health. Yeah. So I'm an OBGYN and I sort of knew that I wanted to go into women's healthy before I went to medical school. I did some research in women's health and I loved it, but I went into medical school with an open mind who knows what I'm going to like and ultimately came out the other end wanting to do women's home. And then within OBGYN, you know, I practiced after I finished my residency. I practiced just did routine. Oh be normal, you know GYN stuff for six years and then I ended up finding my niche in sexual medicine and menopause and it's sort of fell into my lap because I'm not afraid to talk about it, especially the sexual aspect, you know, people would come back and ask me questions and I you know, I sort of realized the importance of it and how it was something that a lot of providers either don't feel comfortable discussing or the patients don't feel comfortable discussing but it's a really big important part of a woman's life sexuality. And so it was easy for me to talk about it. I found the time, you know, I took the time at that point to find out which the international Society for the study of women's sexual health, and that's where I really got all of my training in sexual medicine because you don't learn much about it in residency. And so you really dead Fortunately, hopefully that's changing but unfortunately have to go get that information on your own and then I brought that information back to my practice and I could really help my patients. And as far as menopause go, you know, we were saying before we started recording how much sexual issues and women overlap with menopausal problems. Not always twenty-year-olds can have problems with sexuality and 35 year olds and thirty year olds, but at the menopause when your hormones are changing or your you know, you lose your estrogen or testosterone is low that can really really affect sexuality not just Iraq but also lead to painful sex and orgasm difficulties. So they sort of naturally came together for my practice and I feel really strongly about treating these issues and educating women were advocating for women in the space. Yeah. How do you find success in having these conversations with your patients? Do you at this place? They probably know you as the doctor who knows a lot about this but starting out. How did you find success in in Breaking that Gap in midlife care? I think if that I I mean, I think that I'm sort of naturally non-judgmental and easy to talk to and I and I I I say thank you to my mother because my mom has the same way and I think she taught me to live life and and not make people feel bad about the issues that they're having. I tell her all the time. I am who I am cuz her but that I just I feel and I don't think there's any like special truck. It's just and that's probably part of the reason I went into being a physician because I feel that way. So I really, you know, I set up an easy environment for women to talk about because both sexuality and not as you know, menopause are some huge changes in a woman's life, but women don't learn about that, right we talk all about puberty. We talk about don't get pregnant. Don't get STDs, but we don't tell you that, you know dead. Painful sex is going to happen a couple of years after your period stop. So and it's embarrassing. It's very embarrassing sometimes for women to bring up and one thing that I notice and I've heard a couple of times in my practice is I will come in and they're like, oh my gosh, you know sex is painful. I have terrible vaginal dryness. My partner thinks I don't like him anymore and the woman's like that's not the issue. I don't know why it's dry, but they had no idea it had anything to do with the menopause because it happens mostly a couple of years after and so they're terrified and and so it's you know, it's really important to make sure that women know off of the changes that happened during the menopause. I know I certainly couldn't agree with you more listening is such a such a value and I find that patients find it very rare these days off we're doctors to be able to take the time to listen, it's funny when you do what are some of the most common scenarios are common complaints that you here pretty commonly. I know you were touching on them off. So I would say that the two most common issues. Well three now three most common issues that I see are low libido. Painful sex and weight gain, which goes along with the menopause? Yeah. That's just I guess I would lump weight gain with the whole constellation of menopausal symptoms. So hot flashes night sweats mood swings brain fog joint aches painful sex low libido. Like there's a whole constellation of those that go together. In fact, I talked to somebody this morning who she just didn't know where to turn because she just you know could name the list of all the things that were going on. So, I think that whole, you know sort of I want to say metabolic syndrome that doesn't sound very good but you know like that whole constellation of symptoms and then also painful sex and low libido. This would probably be my top three. Yeah. Well, let's jump into bed at treating painful sex. So in my brain and I would love to

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"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

04:03 min | 9 months ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"This six-hour course that I created covers everything you could ever want to know about menopause. Ideally. It's like sitting with me in an office and having a long conversation about menopause the definitions the facts and the evidence behind Making the right decision for you in this course, I really walk you through how to come out of this journey feeling confident and successful instead of confused and frustrated, which is what I find so many women go through and why I became a menopause doctor and why created this course for you, if you want to learn more about the course simply go to my website Heather Hirsch MD. Com slash course there you can also find all the wonderful reviews and you can browse through all of the different lessons and the first one is free. So check it out today. Welcome back. Hello everyone. It is a new year. Welcome to 20 21. In fact looking at all of the numbers this podcast has had over twenty five thousand downloads throughout the year representing many many countries across the continent. That is so amazing because I thought this is a podcast about women's health and midlife and it menopause and I find that pretty groundbreaking. So I'm so excited. If you love this show a please share it with your friends and to thank you for all of your amazing support. I have an exciting new podcast feature for 20 21. I have added as a Google Voice where you can call it will go to voicemail and you can leave a comment. You can leave your story or you can leave feedback on any of the episodes. And any time I have a call to action or ask you something or you just simply would like to wait in and I hope to actually with your permission, put some of these on the podcast because I really really am excited for this podcast to be about your Collective a voice and this is going to give us a step in that direction off here is the number it is 617-383-7410. Again, that is 617-383-7410. If you call that don't worry it is not going to go to my voicemail is going to go to my Google Voice. It's going to go into an email off transcribe it and I can also play it back. And so I want to hear your menopause stories in your comments your feedback. So hopefully this is an easier way for us to wage. Share with each other the next exciting thing. I want to let you know about is that I'm planning to do a series on menopause across the globe and it came up with this idea when I was actually just looking through all of the download data and saw that so many of you are from all across the world now, certainly I am located in Boston, Massachusetts. I don't know me. Hi, I'm dr. Heather Hirsch. I'm the clinical program director of the menopause a midlife clinic at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and faculty at Harvard Medical School. So the majority of listeners are located in the United States, so hi to all of you, but it is certainly not limited to adjust that country. So I'm going to do a menopause across the globe series and I have lined up some incredible physicians in who are experts in menopause to interview and I want to learn about what is menopause. Like in your country, how is it perceived? What is the myths and misconceptions do people use or take hormone therapy? I am just

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"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

03:59 min | 10 months ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"With one of their certified and skilled clinicians, please visit cava.com. That's spelled c l i n a l v a n a, Thank you Cleo Ivana for sponsoring this week's podcast. Hey ladies, welcome back to the show today. I wanted to talk about what bioidentical hormone therapy is and is not and so it's a topic that will go nicely after the Women's Health Initiative podcast episode, which we did last week these go together really nicely. Almost is the next step in The Story So today we're going to talking talking about what is and what aren't identical hormones. I love all of your comments suggestions and questions and content ideas. So, please please keep sending me ideas if you log, Haven't already connected with me. You can find me on Instagram at hormone and send me a direct message. I get a ton and really a great messages from all of you inspire messages questions, which sometimes are hard to answer because I can't give direct medical advice view Instagram and suggestions for show. So I really really appreciate it other places. If you guys would not find you on social media on Twitter. I'm at Heather Hirsch MD and since the pandemic began, I had launched and started my YouTube channel helped by Heather Hirsch. So watch a Heather Hirsch is in there's definitely a pattern to that right and you can also find me on my website Heather Hirsch MD, That's also where you can find my course the complete guide to menopause. I did a big long trip this week or on Black Friday. Sorry, I'm Black Friday, and I'm so excited to see the next group of folks go through the course. What it is is just six hour a comprehensive course. Going through everything in chronological order talking about menopause perimenopause explaining your Labs doing some sort of examples of those going through all the different types of hormone thoughts on hormone therapy weight loss hair thinning all of the things that women really care about in midlife. And so it takes a really nice Deep dive and also comes with some PDF wage and some downloadables and things to help you talk with your doctor. So you can check that all out. It's on my website Heather Hirsch MD. Com slash course, or you can also go on my Instagram page. You can find it right in the link in my bio. So just a really great resource and I've been thinking about it recently because I think we're I hope I'm going to do a little bit of sprucing and updating cuz I originally had launched it in January of 2019. So it's coming up on a year. So I'm going to maybe Spruce it up little little bit for those of you who already have the course. This will be automatically updated for you. All right, so let's get into what we're all here. Which is what the heck does bioidentical really mean now, if you're an avid listener of the show, I've talked about this a lot in many of my prior episodes a lot on Miss about hormone therapy. So it deserves its own episode. I believe it's time to sort of get some of those topics back up to the top of the chart here. So bioidentical is actually a slang term. Sorry to kill your excitement over it but it's just a slang term and you can replace the word estradiol with any time. You hear the word bioidentical now, I sometimes hear this referred to as body chemical and other countries not the United States here in United United States we call it bioidentical is also a marketing term. It's a term that's made for you to think that sounds really healthy. That sounds right thing should be identical to me were all kind of, you know, selfish in a certain way. We all sort of think about how things are going to help us or be the healthiest healthiest for us. So bioidentical just month. That they're using a product called Astra dial.

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"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

03:20 min | 11 months ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"Have a podcast dedicated to the health of women at midlife and specifically at menopause on the top of the iTunes charging. I mean what's cooler than that? So I thank you. Thank you. Thank you. If you love this podcast, please take a second on your iPhone to leave some stars to write a quick review. It is helping me a random show women that this podcast is out there and then it's super helpful. And I'm so excited. I just want to thank you again for all of your support. I am so excited to talk about today's topic we're talking about winter winter is coming. And usually I spend my weekends thinking about the topic for wage podcast. If I don't have a guest on and side note. I've got a couple of amazing guests lined up coming up the next couple of months and I know you might be a little bored of just hear back from me. But this weekend I was driving in the car thinking about what I wanted to do this podcast about and I was like, oh it's so cold and so rainy I don't want to do it meme Nobody o paid attention if I don't post one and it just had this sinking suspicion that winter was really coming and it is winter is coming. So we are going to talk about how may women we can prepare both physically emotionally and mentally and as an internist, what are the kind of tips and tricks that I can give you in this week's episode before jumping. I just want to again thank our sponsor Rosebud woman for sponsoring this week's podcast. Thank you so much. This really couldn't be made possible without our sponsors because I do this in my extra time when I'm not full-time as a clinician. If you don't know, I work at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts where I see patients on a consultative basis for midlife and menopause concerns. I love seeing patients. I'm doing a lot of telemedicine, but right now I can only see patients in the state of New Jersey. So she said and I do have an emergency telemedicine license for New Hampshire and Rhode Island and our institution like many others is working on extending that telemedicine so that I can eventually are hopefully see patients outside of the New England area. But as for now the details are not ironed out yet. So that's what I do for my full-time job. Otherwise other place you can find me besides for the podcast are over on Instagram and I'm at hormone where we have a great thriving Community. I often post questions in my life Instagram stories and often there. You're the first to know about things also, I sometimes do polls and what kind of topics to do. So you're welcome to follow me and join the community over on Instagram. I'm on a computer at Heather Hirsch MD and I have a new YouTube channel that I launched during 2020 and that is called Health by Heather Hirsch, and I do a lot of other page. Topics they're specifically on menopause of midlife and new videos come out weekly also lastly is my website Heather Hirsch md.com..

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"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

05:06 min | 1 year ago

"hirsch" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch

"And that's where you can go if you wanna take a look at things like all of my media releases as well as to get more information on my course the complete guide to menopause. I created this course with you in mind specifically from all the questions and comments you send me over on instagram. And now more recently over on youtube on my channel their health by heather hirsch in compiled into a nearly six our online digital interactive. Course that you can purchase and went to purchase. It is yours forever intake at your leisure. It's so comprehensive and addresses a lot of the misconceptions about menopause and steph. It goes into terp your lab work. It goes into all different types of hormone therapy and myths and misconceptions non hormonal therapy. And then there's sections on things that women really care about sleep brain health weight hair and etc. So if you wanna learn all about my course you can go to. Heather hirsch indeed dot com. And you'll find that button for course or you can also find this in the lincoln my bio on instagram in today's episode. We're talking all about low. Libido has because over the weekend most recently it was world. Menopause day on sunday. October eighteenth and i did actually a few instagram takeovers. Quite hall but so enjoyable and a have to say. I just got an overwhelming question on labib and menopause and how to fix it and so today. I really want to dive into from my perspective. What those libido changes mean and how we can address them. And i'm hoping that in further episodes. I can include some sexual health counselors and some psychologists to also weigh in on this because i am not the only voice out there and i'm glad that you are listening to my voice and it's in your ears right now but i'm certainly aware that i am just one human in one physician and that i also am not a psychologist and there are so many pieces to something like libido that'll be so great to have such a wide array of health care. Experts weigh in on this topic but in today's episode. I'm gonna cover what i discussed with my patients in the clinic. So first things first let us talk about what happens at menopause. Now if you listen to my podcast before you can probably rattle this off. But at menopause our ovaries which make all the astra and our body pretty much goes to sleep and we don't make any estrogen any more. In fact estrogen levels postmenopausal range between zero and twenty those are considered normal postmenopausal ranges. And to give you a reference range your estrogen anywhere from about fifty to five hundred..

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"hirsch" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:05 min | 1 year ago

"hirsch" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Hirsch one pays wife have you ever wondered why some men profess to be just in the presence of a man you'll feel a sense of I have to behave in such a way out I have to act is only if there are women around because you don't want to keep it men don't care about looking stupid in front of parliament for hush and I'll be back off to the news to explore the reasons why some men prefer men a new spaces BBC news a feeling among Donald the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak is becoming clearer with major companies suffering problems and Asian governments taking steps to minimize the effect apple's warned that disruption in China will lead to a global shortage of it smart phones south Korea's president has ordered his cabinet to help the country's economy get back on track hospital director in the Chinese city of Wuhan is among the latest people to die from the disease latest official figures put the number of deaths across China have more than eighteen hundred the world's richest person Jeff Bezos's pledge ten billion dollars to help tackle climate change the Amazon finder says he was setting up a fund that would give grants to projects by scientists and activists an adviser to the British government has resigned after he was criticized for comments he made online opposition parties have called for under service ski to be sun for suggesting among other things that black people had a lower average I. Q. than quite people Mississippi ski insisted he was the victim of a character assassination Albania's prime ministers welcomed a pledge by international donors to provide more than one billion dollars towards reconstruction efforts following an earthquake last November more than a third of the evil come from European countries an explosion on a road in southwest Colombia is reported to have killed at least seven people the authorities say the incident in the coca district was not a deliberate attack despite initially blaming it on a car bomb the Venezuelan government has banned the Portugieser line top from traveling to the country for ninety days it's accused the company of allowing an uncle of the opposition leader one guy due to smuggle explosives on a flight to Caracas the airlines is no one could have carried such material on to the flight BBC news we are in this incredibly grand ring and ahead of me as the Czechs black and white carpet and this is very glorious version like with a large guilty chair in the middle of a two to one on each side this is the grandstand it's with the ceremonial set piece events in freemasonry so there are three frames from grandma student center Mr persistent the other two if you the seeing only he's out detection of whatever it is that to us now use the thing that's great when we are a more that's important if you believe in something outside his motor right we remember that that he's watching us to make some room in there sorry main Chas but I'm just trying to match it full of men and any man this is the BBC world service and you're listening to the wife actor I'm in for her age and this week we are asking why man only a.

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