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"menopause" Discussed on TED Talks Daily
"Before we go any further, I want to note that there is so much gender diversity, and there's no one phrase that will capture everyone's experience. We want to make it clear that not all women have ovaries. And not everyone who has O freeze is a woman. For our purposes here, when we say women, we're talking about women with ovaries or women who have had ovaries. Let's return to doctor dujardin. His work is one part of hundreds of years of stigma around menopause. And that stigma has had a big impact. I'm an o-b-gyn, and I often see patients who have symptoms related to menopause, and a lot of questions. Think about it this way. There's basic information out there about puberty and periods, you might see it mentioned in a novel, learn about it in health class or talk about it with your pediatrician. The quality of information may vary depending on the source, but there's an acknowledgment that menstruation exists. But when you start the menopause transition, there's no health teacher to awkwardly walk you through the changes. So many people suffer in silence. But I want you to know that menopause is a normal biological event. And the fear isn't innate. It comes from a patriarchal society that says women's only worth is related to reproduction. So you might be thinking, I'm not a menopause now, or I'm not going to go through menopause ever. So why should I care? Well, we all have people in our lives who either are going through or will go through menopause. And those people deserve good information and healthcare. We've all got to tackle the stigma around menopause. As we'll talk about in this episode, menopause is all about the ovary brain connection. It's a biological experience that can only happen when there are ovaries or there have been ovaries. Before menopause, the ovaries are ovulating. Think about ovulation as the process of getting into a crowded nightclub. Remember those? The bouncer is the set of hormones who regulates this whole process. The ovaries contain follicles, which contain oocytes, which are immature eggs and surrounding cells. It is in the follicles where the bulk of the estrogen is made. For our purposes, we're going to use egg when we mean follicle to make it easier for everyone to picture. So eggs are like party goers. Waiting to get into the club. And the brain is like a club promoter. Sending out a news flask that it's time to get the party started. Along the way, some eggs drop out because there's always a few of those friends who flake at the last minute. So maybe four or 5 eggs will actually get to the door. And the bouncer lets just one, maybe two eggs through. The high quality VIP because the uterus is an exclusive venue. And this process happens each month. When the menopause transition occurs, it's this process that starts to change. At the beginning of the menopause transition, that bouncer, the set of hormones, my goal for a break and let in a couple of eggs at a time. Or maybe those eggs might say ah, the heck with it, I'm not waiting in line, and they walk away. So there's no ovulation. For a while, it's super chaotic. Over time, eggs stop showing up to the party. And the estrogen levels drop. My own hormonal chaos started when I was about 45. My period started getting a little irregular and sometimes heavy. For most people, menstrual irregularity, the most common symptom of the menopause transition, will appear around the mid to late 40s. But really, there is a wide range of experiences. Think about your menstrual period. It's probably different from your best friends or sisters. The menopause transition is also when some physical symptoms, such as hot flushes insomnia and vaginal dryness may begin. In the 1950s and 60s, and even sadly until relatively recently, the medical establishment believed menopause was a disease to be cured. But just because troublesome symptoms exist doesn't mean something is a disease. Think of it this way, pregnancy has troublesome symptoms like nausea and swelling. Puberty has troublesome symptoms like acne and mood swings. That doesn't make them diseases. But you don't have to just put up with troublesome symptoms. Quality of life, matters. So if symptoms are present and they're bothersome, they can almost always be managed. We'll get to that later in the episode. Even after last call, when club over a metaphorically closes, our party isn't over. We keep flourishing after menopause. And I want to tell you how incredibly unique this is in nature. Almost every female mammal dies shortly after it stops reproducing, but there are two exceptions to this rule. Humans and toothed whales. How did humans become so resilient that we outlive the function of our ovaries? Turns out, the answer could be grandmothers. And so stroll grandmothers and ancient Africa put us on the road to what we see in every living human population. That's anthropologist doctor Kristen hawks. I think she's a big deal. I do have a book on menopause and I have to say I used a lot of your research in it. So I feel like I'm fangirling 'cause I was like, oh my gosh, I'm just gonna get to talk to her. Oh, I'm so glad you're paying attention. The things that you confront and the kinds of things that I work on, boy, they are relevant to each other, but we are both using really different lines of evidence. So yeah, let's try to talk about it. Doctor hawks lived with the hadza people in Tanzania in sub Saharan Africa. The hadza are a hunter gatherer community that until recently resisted many aspects of modern life. Doctor hawks research has led us to the grandmother hypothesis. A possible explanation for why we evolved to live beyond our
Trans Wokeness Has Created a Hostile Environment for Women
"Girls rise up, don't tolerate this woke mind virus bullshit. Leave a comment as William Thomas. He's a man, he's not a woman, never will be, never had a period, they're at a baby. They had menopause. He's not a woman. Unfortunately, the walk universities out there, and the government have created a hostile environment for women to object, you can't object to these abusive demeaning condescending undermining and just flat out disrespectful behaviors. And because of that, you're now being threatened by loss of opportunity, loss of scholarships, loss of status, loss of advancement is a big civil rights issue, man. William Thomas is a dangerous sociopath, we got to start making it clear since all the nut job lefties is so confused biological male is not equal women, period, end of discussion. If they feel like playing dress up, I ain't go ahead. I don't care. You want people to call and she and her, they, whatever the hell, go ahead, do what you like. I'm not going to follow that lead. But biological man wants to compete in a woman's sport. No. We got to draw the line somewhere. Not going to happen.
"menopause" Discussed on Another Mother Runner
"You and your other co host Sarah talked about body image endurance, cardiovascular fitness and mobility. So stay tuned with our conversation with Stacey Sims. Welcome back to the show, Stacey. Thanks. Thanks for having me. And I'm excited to chat again. Yeah, it's going to be a great episode. So we're going to start with a few of the same questions we asked Celine on Tuesday. So the first one is, what spurred you guys to write next level? Oh, so after roar came out because we had that one chapter on menopause. We got so many questions from active program about. Well, what about us? We need more. And then just looking at the fastest rising population in competitive age group sport is this 40 year old plus set. And I fall in there now too, right? So it's like, okay, we're getting all these questions. I had been in the women's health initiative and working public health and human performance. So kind of just rolled off me. Like, I'm like, I know exactly what we need to do. I don't understand why people aren't giving us. And then selene's like, yeah, well, I don't know if I can write this book yet until she started experiencing things. And she's like, okay, now I see we're talking about space. Let's do this. Yeah. So it was really out of demand for information. Nice, nice. So in the intro to next level, you and Celine mentioned that doctor still barely talk about menopause or perimenopause. But as you alluded to, that it's just more and more women are entering it because nearly 40% of a woman's life is hopefully extends after menopause and there's the stat that in three short years by 2025, more than 1 billion women worldwide will be experiencing menopause, so that's a lot of chicks. Why do you think there's still such a lack of research happening? Oh, it's totally the stigma. It's a sociocultural aspect of menopause, like it's a definitive point in a woman's life where she's, you know, aging, like men don't age like women. They age in a linear fashion. So in the late 60s, they have a drop in testosterone. They start experiencing some changes that are associated with aging.
"menopause" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition
"A delicious way to balance your blood sugar because it's contains protein carbon fat in the recipe, so you're balanced. And it's comforting soothing and you I am lazy, so I throw it in the crock pot. And that works really well for me. But go to our website and look at some of the recipes that it's easy to navigate. We've got a lot of great recipes. You can also search in the search engine if you want more information, you can search the term menopause and there's a lot of articles there might be previous podcasts that we have on there for your access. And I mean, I recorded them in a past solutions, but it's packed that class has packed with more information on navigating menopause, there's like a free 79 page menopause survival guide E back, ebook that's included with recipes, supplements, it just is packed. There's so much information. And we had a lot car and I had a lot of fun reporting that. She was great. But I enjoyed watching it. And you know, I'm in my 30s. Yeah, it's not really on my radar yet, but this is not something that a lot of women talk about until they have to deal with it. So I'm thankful that I watched it. I learned, and now I'm ready. I would learn doing it. Just the research and digging the research, I learned so much information. But many times, women get into that unhealthy eating habit. And so we're trying to help with that. Yeah. Right. And it all comes down to just being creative. I think, and you need to get in the kitchen. You need to make your own food. That way you know exactly what's going in. When you know what the inputs are, you have a better idea of what the outputs are. So if you are kind of new to the kitchen, we also offer some really great cooking classes. Virtually, so it's very convenient. You can do what you buy in the grocery store. No surprises. Right, and we actually have a grocery store tour coming up. So if you, you know, it all starts from the grocery store, buying and selecting quality ingredients. And I think that's coming up on June 27th. Well, good for you. And I'd like to tell my clients that when you start cooking real food for yourself, there's a message you're telling yourself, I deserve nourishment and health..
"menopause" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition
"Foods that heal your adrenal function so you have good energy through menopause years. And we'll be right back. Welcome back to dishing up nutrition, eating real food, grass fed meat, or wild caught fish, and variety of vegetables, and a tablespoon of natural fat, four times a day. That's going to help you to develop a strong energy system in your body. You know, it's not a complicated way to nourish your body. It's just going back to how we used to eat, right? Right. And it's not necessary to count fat grams or any of that just focus on avoiding processed foods and in a week, you're going to experience more energy..
"menopause" Discussed on That's Feminism Bro
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"menopause" Discussed on That's Feminism Bro
"Welcome to that feminism broad. While we are exploring diverse voices in modern female strength. We're here to capture and reclaim the term feminism because unlike justice Stewart, I know it when I see it is not good enough for present day women and the women who raise them. Join us to create a community of women who can support and empower each other as they go through all the life throws up them. We want to hear your story. Everyone use it to build strength, trust, and enthusiasm for history. Hello, hello. Today I have clarissa Chris Janssen with me. She is an internationally recognized menopause coach and mentor. A neuroscientist and former corporate leader in 2013, clarissa suffered burnout during her own perimenopause that sent her on a drastically different path. Her mission is to empower women through this transformational life stage. She helps women connect the dots between their menopause experiences from insomnia, to anxiety, weight gain, low moods and stress. Then she teaches these women how to use the brake pedal to allow rest and repair to occur. She helps women learn how to turn on their own stress management strategy that includes mindfulness,.
"menopause" Discussed on The Naked Scientists
"If you feel ill. Because of the menopause you feel ill so justice you wouldn't go to work or you might come in a bit late if you felt really ill for another reason. It's fine to take time off because you feel really ill about menopause and then the third parts of it is that we brought in doctors to explain the menopause women unto tell them the facts about hr not a lot of dp student knew about menopause and give women the roman information and tell them they just have to put up with it so most of the policy is in fact about education and it also makes older women feel valued. You know. we are wanted run here so i think it gives a very important message and not way too. So what do you think of that. You think that that kind of thing is a good idea practical to introduce across the board. Yeah it's absolutely fantastic and we are hearing more and more organizations. That are developing. Menopause frameworks and policy and as was described. It's really just about giving information both to the women and their families and the people that they work with and anyone that is around them so they can have a better understanding of of what's going through and what the options are and then what will their sorts support or non pharmacological measures are available. I'm thinking sort of like the psychological end of things. It's a massive change. It is a massive change and actually what has also been shown to help. Menopausal symptoms particularly disturbed. Sleep that we've heard about the can have a huge impact the flushes to some extent and also the main changes cognitive behavioral therapy. And that's been shown to be really really helpful to help women on just just deal with what's happening to them. The most important thing in all of this as we refer to a little bit through the program is the information the education that needs to stop from school. Women are well prepared for girls prepared for periods for contraception for pregnancy. An but we need them from a very early age to understand what's going to happen. And what capful. Because often with women they are not prepared particularly for the mood symptoms and often. This goes on for a while with already before it's actually recognized. Be hormonally related and then for anyone listening who who might be going through. Menopause are starting to what advice would you have for the person. Don't dread it first of all we do here. Lots of stories and some women are severely affected by the symptoms. It can have a huge impact on the life. But that isn't for everyone. It's being forearmed. It's been it's been having access to accurate information. So they know what to look for the know. The hr is an option. Not seen as something. You shouldn't mention but something that you want to talk about so it's a natural face absolutely but it can have a big impact on our symptoms on our born health and also in a hotel so it's being prepared to deal with the in in the way that suits each woman. There isn't a blanket approach. There is an on one method or treatment that suits everyone is finding the information seeking support and individualizing. That's the key heather. Thanks very much. So what have we learned will. Probably the most striking thing for me was that it was the point that this is not something which is in school sex education classes which heavily dwell on things like menstrual cycles and things like reproduction and contraception yet. This is a really important really fundamental part of life for everybody because women experience the menopause but so did the partners of those women and they matter as well. I think we've given you a very broad range of of perspectives here with what to look out for what to do about it. If this affects you how it can affect the body but also the key message that heather was keen to emphasize their that. Actually this is not something to worry about. This is something that we can do something about and there is plenty thankfully that these days. We can do adam absolutely no to finish this week. Let's change tack and wrap up as we like to do with our question of the week and this is an itchy..
"menopause" Discussed on The Naked Scientists
"Here teacher as well. The risks in association with a small increased risk of breast cancer in certain types of each rt. So if if the woman is able to take the asian. Only as. I said that sony relevant if she not the hysterectomy had the womb removed than the seems to be little or no risk of an increased risk of breast cancer. However if the eastern is combined with pa- than certain types of chatty taken for more than five years after the fifty may be associated with stimulation of breast cancer cells sober depressant not at she causing the breast cells to turn into cancer so perception of risk is really important and really complicated so if one woman is having minimal menopausal symptoms are knows of someone close to her who had breast cancer. Then she's going to be more concerned about the breast cancer risk than the benefits from. Hr where does another woman who doesn't have any soft close history of breast cancer and is having significant symptoms. Then for her. That's going to be far. More benefits by ticket chatty but overall for the majority of women under the age of sixty all within ten years of the menopause who are having menopausal symptoms and may have risk factors to bone health or may just have the risk factors for bone health. The benefits of steve far outweigh the risks. Absolutely no heather at the start of the program. We also heard dorothy burn talking about her. Menopause symptoms earlier. She's also helped introduce one of the first workplace policies when she was at channel four. That's just hear what all that was about. A lot of menopause policies about is drawing together all the other policies that already exists. So it's not about a company spending lots of money. A lot of managers don't know anything about the men pose so the first thing is to inform effort body about how severe the effects of the menopause can be about a quarter of women suffer really significant problems which often makes them feel like giving up work secondly is to explain to women themselves..
"menopause" Discussed on The Naked Scientists
"We discourage doctors from checking hormone levels because they fluctuate so radically that level too inaccurate so a diagnosis. But it's diagnosed on a pattern of oh symptoms that yes unagreed that common symptoms but they get worse and more persistent and more intrusive. What's actually going on inside a woman though to make her have or experience. These symptoms adult life. The ovaries produce aches which thin all released once a month and will then go on to produce a period if then not fertilized. The overs have a finite number of aches. Which are determined birth and all use not throughout our lifespan. And we didn't tend to run shoot at eggs around the age of fifty which then decrease that output of hormones including eastern which then creates the symptoms that i described in effect. Then there are responses all over the body to these hormones. Absolutely i mean every tissue in the has eastern receptors so a brain a heart of blood vessels muscular legal system breasts uterus eastern responsive to a certain extent just the body therefore have a process of getting used to lower level of estrogen. Then because it's been used to seeing quite high levels when a person is not in the menopause but the most the menopause happened in you go into this state of much lower eastern. Is it that you settle down and things become normal again for you or do people have to experience those symptoms indefinitely now in its the fluctuating eastern levels that give symptoms and in the majority of women once. They threw the menopausal transition and they've now steadied out at a much lower but stable eastern state symptoms disappear in about seven percent of women. These symptoms don't disappear and they still continue flushing well into nothing onto your oldest flushing. Don't usually with the same intensity as june menopausal transition but they do still have some mild symptoms. And we're going to explain more about that as we go through the program. This week there was a mission shore. As chris said will be considering some of the onward health impacts of the menopause what we can do to prevent them next but first arguably one of the key questions about the menopause is when this will happen to an individual knowing that what take a huge weight off many couples shoulders because it would help them to plan better when to start family. A major determinant is down to the genes. You carry as a recent very large study published in the journal. Nature has shown. Chris spoke with one of the team behind that work. Cambridge university obstetrician catherine aitken we looked.
"menopause" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition
"Isn't that amazing. Yeah it was a simple solution. There's more she did a lot more. Oh yes yeah. But that was her starting place and it made an impact. And so i think about that with my clients who are struggling exactly. Yeah so now you know what we have in store for you so we obviously want you to get some answers to reduce some of your menopause symptoms. Most women officially reach menopause between somewhere. Forty five to fifty five. And i had some even a lot younger than that And i don't. I don't know if that's common or not or if it's getting more common that it's even young the map i think it is But it does seem like. I'm getting more even a little bit younger than that And unfortunately the symptoms can last anywhere from like two years to what. Melanie's said ten years. And i talked to. My mom and i asked her when chris went. I went through menopause. When i started going through even the perry pas i remember going to her and she said i don't even remember. Remember anything about menopause. What oh no. Why am i suffering so much right. So many of the women were seeing today. have menopause symptoms. Starting as i said even earlier than that's a thirty five and lasting ho into their sixties seventies it's It's something that needs to be addressed. Because it's so life disruptive it is yeah. Do you wanna feel like you're saying and capable with what's going on in your life and it can be really disruptive what's even more interesting is that over thirty million women and menopause are employed and many of these women are leaving their jobs because of these symptoms however they don't necessarily want to tell their employers why they're leaving because this can be very personal on private situation so we were going to kind of open that up today It's already time for our.
"menopause" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition
"With a variety of people with a wide range of health problems. And as i mentioned i had non stop hot flashes for over ten years and at that point in my life i no idea that the bagel and the coffee i had at breakfast set me up too hot flash all day long in fact i would get up every morning. Have my breakfast make my coffee. Put an ice pack and my robe pocket to go upstairs and reeve. Because i knew i within twenty minutes i was slapping that ice pack on my neck so sometimes it takes some small changes to get great results more than ice packs. I also had breast cancer due to an excess level of estrogen once again. I really had no idea that the soil i often drank were a problem because at the time i was unaware that soy caused my body to produce more estrogen in being allergic to dairy i was doing more soy milk Up until my oncologist said knock it off. Yeah so i've learned so much since. Then which is why i wanna be a part of teaching hundreds and hundreds of women Simple nutrition habits to rebalance their body to prevent those pesky menopause symptoms or even to reduce it eliminate the symptoms altogether so in fact coming up soon nutritional weight and wellness will be rolling out a six hour menopause seminar covering all things menopause. This is where we talk about. All things menopause including relief from menopause symptoms. How to feel great. I look great during these more mature years. And i was honored to be one of the presenters along with nutritionist karak harper. You've heard her on the show and it was a six hour seminar and we had so much fun filming. I was worried because we didn't have the Live the live and you know that energy of the women is wonderful but we had such a great time. Good yeah yeah. i can't wait a reviewer. See that one I do remember sitting through and going to the live in person ones and those are just. They're dynamic. Yeah the feedback and all the women getting together and talking about what they're going through or what they did go through or what. They think they're gonna go through. Yes i'm taking notes. I mean i was taking notes. Even though i'd heard it a couple times. I still learn something new every time every time you listen or go to one of those seminars i i'd say that really for almost all of our education programs you learn something new and you and i were doing the radio show. I feel like we learn something new every time we do the show you dig into the research and it's for being nutrition nerds. Like we are yeah. It's fun it's fun for us and then getting to convey to everyone out there. Yeah yeah privilege. Yeah i love it. So the sessions. I've seen of the menopause. Seminars said are excellent. they're really easy to watch they're very professional. They're highly research. They're very practical and filled with very doable things. Nutrition and lifestyle.
Why Is Fasting Bad for Menopause?
"Well. I don't think fasting is bad for menopause. In fact i would argue that. Menopausal women have this incredible advantage because they're not dealing with having monthly cycles not having significant fluctuations like they did when they were still cyprian between estrogen and progesterone. Each month their bodies are not in a place where they're going to procreate they're not going to have to maintain and sustain of pregnancy and so therefore biologically. I think that are an advantage. I think it's it's a time when We have to mitigate stress. We have to be really proactive. I remind everyone that knit middle ages the time when our bodies will remind us if we are not being conscientious enough about software strategies so that includes high quality sleep that includes stress management that includes removing inflammatory foods from our diet that includes not over exercising. Which is the typical tendency. We think when you have to work out harder to lose weight than we did when we were younger and really. It's it's all the other things. I've just kind of mentioned yet to be workout smarter. Not harder and so. I don't think fasting. As bad for menopause and backed i think most women as they transition into their early forties with the loss of esther dial which is the active form of estrogen is. That's kind of petering off People's appetites shift and change and so it's much easier for people to eat less often. It is the the you know. The desire gede naby decreased and so getting up in the morning and getting a workout in and get your kids off to school or getting yourself to were You're not focused on having to get that. First neil end so i really do believe that utilized with the other strategies that i've already kind of alluded to stress management making sure that uber removed inflammatory foods and and the big ones. Are you know gluten. And
When Is It Time for Women to Consider Taking Estrogen Replacements?
"You have your diet really dialed in Really important so you're getting good sleep you're matching your thyroid's working while your diet is dial you've done the verge diet figure out hidden thomas. You brought that information your everyday life. You've done the sugar impact. I to lower your sugar impact become a fat-burner and now you're adding in some intermittent fasting. You know what normal feels like for you right now right. You've got that new normal you've incorporated in some fido estrogen foods. Tahini garbanzo flax. You're eating a really good healthy diet because you love yourself. Then at that point. Oh and you've optimize your vitamin d. Which is the pro hormone at the top of the cascade at that point then you start to look at. How do i feel at this point. However my blood markers one of the challenges for women are estrogen. Go-slow is a couple things go go sideways. Low estrogen impacts your bone your brains and your heart women die of heart disease more than anything else so what you wanna see. Where are you now. You know what's going on with your heart where what's your cholesterol levels. All the different markers for good cardiovascular health homocysteine. ldl hdl looking at particle size number looking at l. p. little a super important one by brennan. John's you're looking at all of those looking at blood sugar and insulin. You're looking at your brain function. Meaning if you walk into a room and go. Why the heck am i here probably have a little brain fog right and then also you get into bone density test. That's important fish oil and sacks can help with bone remodeling so that's can be helpful so you're looking at all those aspects. You're going all right. How am i doing here and if you're not doing well that's a time to really look at doing hormone replacement. Therapy in the window is not white here. You can't you can't go into post menopause and then decide five years later. You gonna do that so you really have to be looking at this as you're going through and working with the functional medicine doctor to look at the bio identical how you're going to Optimize them and how you gonna cycle them. And what's important here is. You'll have the lab tests which will also have how you feel. That's why you've got so no in your skin. How you feel. What feeling good feels like so that you can use the least amount to get the most the best effect real
"menopause" Discussed on 1A
"And within three months. I begin to notice addressed difference in my muscle tone. My skin. tone. My sleep patterns and yet. I can get nothing to help me with that. It just seems like what you get over the age of sixty five whatever issues. You're having that are as a result of no estrogen or progesterone. Or whatever you're just up dr gunter janice talks about age. Rt or hormone replacement. Therapy explain exactly what that is in how it works right so we be using the term menopausal hormone therapy because hormone replacement. Therapy is actually a really awful misogynistic term because it implies that your ovaries should be continuing to make estrogen and that the loss of estrogen is a fault and it's not. Menopause is a planned event. And so if you're having symptoms you get therapy for those symptoms and so that menopausal hormone therapy is really the better term to use and that's using primarily Estrogen in the form of esther. Dial or there are other formulations as well premarin is another one to To treat the symptoms of menopause now m. h. t. will only treats some symptoms so for example. It's the gold standard for hot flushes. It won't treat brain fog right so you have to know. What the therapy. Entreat we give a progestin which is either progesterone or progesterone hormone for people who have a uterus to counteract the effect of estrogen and that's really the basics and how long you take it will depend on why you're taking it so some people may only need it for a short time during their menopause transition for symptoms and once their symptoms. Go away if you don't eat it you don't need it other people may find that it. it was a very effective treatment for them for depression that was triggered during the menopause transition. And maybe they don't wanna stop it other people like myself. Who are at very high risk for osteoporosis. Are on it for for bone protection and so there are a variety of different reasons to be on it and One thing i would like to say is is the the caller mentioned something called blended hormones and that sounds to me like these customized pounded hormones. And there's actually no evidence said those are safe really and we we really do. Advise against those were discussing. Menopause with dr jen gunter author of the book. The menopause manifesto black girls guide to surviving menopause host only shoddy bernie scott and new york times parenting columnist jessica gross. We're also hearing from you michelle. Emails they're not hot flashes. They are power surges. We'll be back with more to move..
Are Covid-19 Vaccines Affecting Periods and Menstrual Cycles?
"One thing that's not okay. Is i'm gonna say this again and again even though twitter d platforming youtube is going to be for me. I will go to my grave saying this as a woman and the mother daughter a daughter and step mother of another daughter. It has no category for women's health issues and hundreds of women are reporting Menstrual dysregulation of a severe kind. And i don't mean to like you talk about anything. That shouldn't be talked about over over a breakfast table. But when you've got just as adults when you've got women saying i'm having to periods in a twenty eight day cycle or my cycle lasted a month or many mini super weird accounts of women long post menopause resuming bleeding after being vaccinated. I have not heard that. Are you kidding. oh. I wish. I was kidding. Overdose menopausal women menstruating. But isn't this the point. Ao me the fact that we're not hearing about this or not supposed to talk about this. I thought honestly people have to get angry. It's offensive in the united states of america. When people tell you what you can and cannot talk about. It is deeply offensive and epa. Push back. they deserve to be pushed around. Folks you've got to behave like your free because you actually are frequently. So you're telling me something. I'd not heard before well i wanted to reinforce that. Even more the importance of women speaking out about these things when i started reporting on the hundreds of accounts of severe menstrual dysregulation in super weird bleeding Matt gaetz got tasked with going onto twitter. Cnn media matters to say naomi wolf is bonkers raising
Soy and Cancer: The True Soy Story With Dr. Neal Barnard
"One of this podcast series. We learned about the wave study and the promising results that it offered. And then we also learned as i said that soy is a huge part of the study but i would imagine because of the prevailing theories about soy that. There are a lot of people who are going to hear about this study. And they're going to be like it. Sounds pretty good. But switches makes me nervous You do hear these miss quite a lot in the the big one is this. Soy products have eyeso- flavonoids in them Natural compounds but maybe those compounds could cause breast cancer because they might adhere to the estrogen. Receptor if you go online you'll see lots and lots of writing like this and which also means it. Scientists have had a lot of time to study it and see what it is Chuck let me show us a couple of slides really quickly if you don't mind because it's important to look at the data on this sure In two thousand eight researchers did a meta analysis. And that's where you combine the results of prior studies in this case it was eight prior studies and the groups that they really focused in on where people who consumed a lot of sorts. So he could see. Is it safe you Quantities tofu soy milk me so tempe every day. So they looked at asians asian-americans and what they found kind of blew everybody away. The connection between soy cancer was it. Soy reduced the risk of breast cancer and it did it quite a lot by twenty nine percent in other words. The women could suing the most ahead twenty nine percent less risk of breast cancer compared to women who kind of neglected soy so looks like a preventive but they went further a at least five. Different studies have looked at women who had cancer treatment already and in some cases they avoid so afterwards in some cases they continue to have it. It turns out that those women who who continue to have soy those having the most soy greatly reduced their likelihood dining of cancer.
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
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.
"menopause" Discussed on The Emma Guns Show
"And the links to both the vagina bible and the menopause manifesto and jen social media. Of course we'll be in the show notes. But for now please join me in welcoming dr jen gunter back onto the gun show. We're turning to cost. It's the one. And i need gen. Guns how are you. i'm fine. how are you. i'm so good. And i'm so glad to see you. You are obgyn and writer you. Also i think you adopt onto. It was like the world's favorite gynecologist. Yeah and you have been on the show before two we talked about your last book vagina bible and so much has happened since then because that was sort of late. Two thousand and nineteen lot. This happened in the world for you. And now your back to talk about something that actually. I've talked about quite a lot on the podcast. Because i think the more we talk about it the better and i would guess that you would agree. Which is the menopause. Yes yeah absolutely. We need to be having lots of conversations. Well indeed and i guess one of the things i read took from just the opening of the book is the biggest problem we have about. Menopause is that we don't talk about enough and when we do talk about it we don't have facts straight the now. I think that's absolutely true. I mean it's basically your last period feels like it's an expiration date in our society which is absolutely wrong and i completely reject that and Yeah and then. So what happens when you don't talk about something you have charlatans that come in misinformation spreads so you know sometimes. This bad information spreads with good intentions. People think they're sharing something good but other times people just trying to capitalize or prophet. And we've certainly seen a rise of all these you know useless or cry. Effective maybe products for menopause. So it's like we have a pink cats now. We have a pinkish gray tax a pinkish greater. You're absolutely right and it's this thing so we don't have information right and then we're being told we've got several groups that you can take one is morally superior to the other. There's the natural route and the medical route and it's kind of nonsense right. Yeah i mean it's really it's really just be. This is the information. These are the facts. This is the this is what we know for. Sure these are maybe things that we sort of know and then let people make decisions based on that you know. I'm a big believer in. It's your body and your choice and but if you wanna be empowered person and making a power choice you need to have accurate information. So knowing that for example about supplement acts that there's no data and there isn't even really a good biological reason why that might help you and you still want to buy it okay. But shouldn't you know that information i. When i was going through the book i went through writing a lot of things in capitals. Like the things. I wanted to remember and the things i wanted to bring up in conversation and one of the first things i wrote down and capitals was impoundment requires accurate information huge believer in that. You know you. You can't make any choice from empowered position if information not right then you know then. It's just a bad gas with a we. Have this conversation. A lot about lots of different areas recently came up. I would say in the uk but globally about spf and bad information. And how there's so much bad information out there and yet the same is true with our female health. Female health How do you feel you know. I think that's even a way to talk about it without distilling women to being walking wounds right But you know we sort of say reproductive reproductive-health although you know for men i don't know we just. Maybe we say men's health. I'm not sure. I manage a bit more of a deep dive in figure out how we talk about dudes junk to no one of the other things that i loved is the fact that very early on in the book you made the point of biologically women female is the default. Yeah as an embryo. Isn't that crazy that all of our sort of origin of man myths. You know whether you're in the bible whether you're greek mythology it's you know the man came first and mccain afterwards but as we all start out with the parts for You know to sort of be biologically female. And then it's exposure to testosterone. That changes things. So yeah. I just think it's i think that we've been sold ally about what it is to. You know to be a woman. What it this since Beanie time and and no wonder the patriarch. He doesn't want us to have information. And we'll get onto that in a minute because big is a big piece of the puzzle. Isn't it really is like the way that we've been talking about reproductive health up until now has been so influenced by mail voice mail influence. But let's just run up to the book because it was while you were touring the vagina bible and you would mention menopause and all of a sudden the interview would latch onto that and you realize that there was a real thirst and hunger for information about the menopause because it was such a gray area right. You know. It's always interesting as an obgyn. Because i've always known most of the staff so it's hard for you to sort of know what other people jumped know. Because you know. I've been doing this for so long. But so yes so when i was doing interviews p people like. Oh you're on the patch and then that's all they'd wanna talk about unlike. Well it's not like a jason like fancy designer drug. Like okay. Like i was i was i was really taken aback. I suppose and And now on tour yet. When i be giving you know. Lectures were doing book. Signings which amiss. But you know it is. It is what it is right. Now that people would ask about enterprise oppressors. Always the question of airpods want us to talk about menopause. What did i think about this. That was our that book and you know. I didn't really think any them address. The subject the way. I want to address it and i thought well. I think that the universe is telling me something here and you do like listen to the you'll quite you'll quite in tune with those things on you. Well i think you know it's about yeah. I'm.
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
Louise DuArt On Getting Her Friends Out Of School
"At believe it or not. It was a very shy kid and my mother was very strict italian You kids children should be seen and not heard. My brother actually became a stutterer. And i used to stand in front of the marriages. Pretend i was someone else. And and it wasn't until i could get my friends out of school by calling up. Is the mothers thirty weinstein. Ernie kent county school. Today's got menopause van. They would they would became very popular. So i thought well then i made a career out of. It was just one of those things. God does
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
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
The Connection Between Menstrual Health and Mental Health
"Thank you so much for joining us today. dr flowers. thank you so much for having me. I'm so thrilled to be a part of this conversation. Yes i'm very happy to have you. Years has hawk all about minstrel health. And how that impacts on mental health and. I think this is a conversation that is often kind of overlooked. As i'm sure you're aware in a lot of your work and so can you really just talk with us about like the life cycle of our menstrual cycles. When you're harming your question. I immediately in my brain went to the way that people with over you actually have all the egg. From the moment they're born essentially means felt like i was in my mother's who is in her. My grandmother's who's been my great grandmother's like we are all connected right. There's like a power there and your astray in your ancestry and i know. We're talking about menstrual health. But like when you think about the connection between needs and thinking about young people learning about their bodies change a learning puberty learning about the cycle and how it works what it means for your potential for becoming pregnant thing pregnant. Parenthood menopause peri menopause. All of these stages just feels like there's so much unpack and then also like a really basic thing is like thinking about the way the uterine lining shed every twenty eight days. Which on some level is very clear concise on some level almost oversimplifies. It's really complex experience. People universes have so. I feel like there's a lot of talk about and i don't want to go too far in any one direction. Well i think you bring up a really good point around context for you know being in our mothers and our graham of his and all of those things because i think when you think about how those conversations happen around what's happening with our bodies it is very much connected to how the conversation has been head maybe with our mothers and grandmothers that really resonates with me absolutely and we could all tell stories about what we learned. I mean i remember. My mother taught me about what about a period and really thinking about like. How do you really explain to a kid. Lead is gonna come out of your diet. And that's the thing that's going to happen to you like. That's kind of a wild concept for kids to their brain around.
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
Hormone Help And Weight Loss Wins With Dr. Mariza Snyder
"I'm here with the amazing dr marissa. She is a functional practitioner. A women's health expert and the author of seven books the number one national bestselling book the essential oils hormones solution the smart mom's guide to essential oils and the dash diet. Cookbook dr says upcoming book the essential oils. Menopause solution focuses on women in peri menopause and menopause. She's been featured on. Dr oz oprah magazine foxnewshealth mind body green and more. Dr maria also hosts the top rated. Essentially you podcast designed to empower women to become the ceo of their health. Which by the memories. That since i've read that line become the ceo of your health. Ivan stealing that i've been using everywhere because it's brilliant and i love it and it's just what we are all about here on the show so thanks for being here with us today and thanks for all the amazing work you do. You have such a girl crush on you. You're just amazing. Thank you and i mean. I think every woman i've ever met is the ceo of so many roles is just like it's the thing we get to reclaim to our health. 'cause we run the show everywhere exactly exactly. We juggle ally and yet sometimes. The last thing that we choose to put on our plates is our own health when really it should be the first thing because it allows us to keep juggling right. Do the other things. Absolutely exactly so marissa. Tell me about your defining moment that led you to your passion and women's health Women's hormone health specifically by. I think we just just just talking about that. Like how we put our health on the back burner and then to do all the other things and take care of all the people and that's pretty much what happened you know. I spent a big chunk of my life being a stressful hollick and it had a lot to do with with worthiness or lack thereof. I always thought that my worthiness as a woman was tied to my productivity and that came from a lot of trauma. When i was a child. And so i blew past my twenties. Like a freight train
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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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
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
"menopause" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition
"If you're experiencing symptoms of peri menopause or menopause or even postmenopausal. I think you're going to want to stay tune this morning because we're going to be sharing some key information about how food choices can affect menopausal symptoms. So here's a just a quick example to start us off when many women drink a glass of wine in the evening you know what happens is they will wake up in the middle of the night. With night sweats or hot flashes. So if you can relate to that have you made that connection that just simply having a drink with alcohol in the evenings can often lead to hot flashes or night sweats and a poor night's sleep for sure. I have definitely made that connection. I did experience waking up from wine many times and now i rarely drank wine these days but whenever i do have a glass of wine in the evening yes it does help me fall asleep but then i wake up two or three times throughout the night and can't get back to sleep. The lesson i learned from this is wine can easily cause women of a certain age. Have night sweats and poor sleep. Also eating sugary treat before bed does the same thing. It spikes sugar. The blood sugar drops causing a night sweat and then alcohol also causes surface sleeping. See you don't get that deep sound sleep that you're looking for that's right and like you side people might be thinking. Gosh a glass of wine really helps me to fall asleep or relax or relaxed but then you know the downside is the waking up throughout the night and really not getting that deep restful sleep right over the years plenty of clients have told me if they have a glass of wine before bed they actually wake up dripping wet. They might need to change their pyjamas. Sometimes they even need to change their sheets and so for them. I mean in quickly loses. Its lor you know when when the symptoms are severe. That's right definitely changes things as a preussen in menopause and as one of our presenters in our menopause. Some and are. I know the connection between menopause symptoms and my food choices. My name is joanne. Right out i'm registered dietitian and have worked in a variety of settings for the past thirty years. I love teaching. The menopause seminar and working with clients individually who are experiencing menopause symptoms. Yes we should introduce ourselves. My name is kara harper. And i'm a licensed nutritionist. And a certified nutrition specialist. I've worked with a great number of clients who have also experienced menopause symptoms. And i'm getting to that. Age of peri menopause. So personally i do understand the challenges that women have during the peri menopausal years and that can be anytime between really between the ages of thirty five forty to fifty five. Of course that depends on a lot of factors depends on diet. What the person's eating with the stress level is but it is around that time that some women start experiencing symptoms
"menopause" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch
"And so it's time for some New Year's resolutions whether that is saying I am going to see a menopause doctor or I'm going to start my local doctors and talk to them about menopause or again, you know a plug you can always take my course, but it's so it is really wonderful the feedback that I get when people suck Me that they now feel comfortable to make a decision. They're not paralyzed and Fear One Way or Another and they can make a decision and start to feel their best and Thrive again or of course could be I'm going to talk to my friends at work or my colleagues at work and I'm going to talk to my boss because I want things to change. So I've told you a bunch of stories that I have heard from home patients. I'd love for you to call in on the new Google voice feature and let me know your menopause stories. Again. The number is 617-383-7410. And I'm so excited to hear your voice has this episode I think is really important because it is something that has largely gone ignored and under-recognized in the progression of women's labor history, and I really want us together to bring it to light and to come up with Solutions. They could change the way women in midlife and menopause feel during their working years. I want everyone to feel is that they can Thrive and function retire when they want to now when they feel like they have to because of their health. So thank you guys as always for listening into the podcast. I also want to let you know I'm going to hopefully began transcribing the podcast and putting them up on my website Heather Hirsch MD. So, there's so much exciting stuff to come and twenty Twenty-One. I have so much in store for you. I simply can't wait. Thank you for subscribing to the podcast. If you like
"menopause" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch
"But one of the things I was thinking about is, you know, how would I coach people through talking to their boss or their managers? And this is of course lead delicate and I'm not sure that I know the right answers if possible. I would be be consider starting with a similar person in your office or in the hub where you work maybe someone else going through menopause perimenopause who has gone through menopause that you feel comfortable enough asking if they would engage in a conversation with just you asking them how their experience went asking them if they ever said anything and if they're currently experiencing it would they like to talk to your boss together down to explain these things? And I think that that could be the first step. Certainly we still don't have an open dialogue about menopause in our culture yet to the point where this is really cocky. Place and so for some people this first step might be scary enough that get into the next steps might be hard to do. But if you can start by finding someone in your office who you feel comfortable disclosing your symptoms to who you think may have had the same symptoms or has already been through menopause that can kind of Coach you or come with you when talking to your boss or manager. That's a great month. So what are the things that you might want to think about before you go talk to your boss or manager? That could be what is it that you need? So for six people, it's just I need a little bit more time to get these tasks done and I am really working on it by doing X Y and Z. I'm doing brain games. I'm seeing my doctor. I'm stuck in numerical medication or whatever it is that you might be doing. If it's that you think you need better sleep. It's you I'm I'm working on my sleep hygiene. Maybe I'm doing a sleep cognitive behavioral. Therapy, or I'm working with a doctor to improve my sleep because I think that when I'm experiencing is either perimenopause or menopause transition and this physiologic change is caused me to I can hake ignite discuss my work to change ever-so-slightly and I am really working on this. So I think the first step might be going to your boss with someone else in your office job explaining to them why some of your work productivity is changing and what you're doing about it. Now, I don't want to make the assumption that all managers or bosses are wage level management is going to understand that completely and I actually don't think that sex makes a difference or not because certainly if your boss email and they have any females in their lives if they're married to a female or they're around parents or sisters who've gone through menopause. They may have some understanding of how that affects people. A daily basis on a personal basis and just because they're a woman if they didn't experience any symptoms. They may not understand either so sex may not be as much of a difference but I don't know I'd be interested to hear your experiences. But certainly I I do wonder if you feel as though it's important to communicate and you have a sense that that may be helpful for you that perhaps you start by doing that and you bring someone else with you and you bring some ideas on what you might need other ideas on what you might need our I'm going to take a few days of this month and next month to see some new doctors because I want to be proactive wage getting my health better aligned and so I need these days in this time to really get my health straightened out so that I have a really productive next decade because I am determined to wage To do that or perhaps it is I noticed that I feel the worst between this hour and this hour and so I'm going to shift the time that I work with because I know that I better function then and I am more productive. So
"menopause" Discussed on Women's Health By Heather Hirsch
"I am just so interested to see them and this is going to be a rich learning experience for me and I actually hope for all of you as well. So there's so much exciting stuff coming up in 20 21. I have some amazing new sponsors off and of course you heard they add about my course the complete guide to menopause and I have a booming new YouTube channel help by other Hershey. You can check me out over there in today's episode. I know that was a super long intro, but I actually wanted to talk about menopause at work today. And the reason I wanted to actually make sure I got that Google Voice account setup was because I would love to have you call in and I would love to hear your menopause at work stories. And I think it's so important to discuss menopause at work because this song Can be an extraordinarily challenging time for women in midlife and I believe historically there's been really little to no attention paid off to the physiologic and physical changes that happen to women and how this can affect multiple things at work including productivity motivation for projects project completion. And as well as just how well you can concentrate and focus let alone just overall how you're feeling. I want to talk a little bit about menopause at work and the importance of why we should start talking about menopause at work and what we know so far. So I was interviewed for a story on this which is really what got me thinking about it in twenty-twenty actually right before the virus outbreak. I was on Harvard Business review page. Has two women at work and I was so thrilled and honored to be on the podcast talking about this topic because a Harvard Business Review podcast is really about women at work and certainly in my biased opinion. This is a huge part of woman's job now midlife usually coincides with when women are climbing to the peaks of their careers. And of course at that same time, they're having these physiologic shifts in hormone levels. We know that it menopause you are estrogen levels down to decline as your ovaries are closing down shop. And when women lose that endogenous estrogen women have a lot of symptoms seventy to eighty percent of women have a lot of symptoms and on average these symptoms last for five to seven years. So for example, Well, if you are now the CFO or the Sam o or you are, you know, not even in the c-suite, but you are you've got people working under you and all of a sudden the systems of menopause strike whether it is the obvious issue of brain fog and trouble with memory and recall or is hot flashes, which are embarrassed thing to do in front of team members or clients. If you're serving people or if you're a Entertainer or Hostess, imagine having a either hot flashes or having symptoms that are really keeping you back from completing the tasks that you need to do now, but obviously tumultuous is that sounds as there is fairly good data, not that much but good data on how important symptoms of menopause birth. In the workplace when they're not well controlled. So obviously if you're not having severe symptoms this probably affects you much less. However, we do know that women who have untreated vasomotor symptoms which were calling hot flashes. But let's just bundle it all in there a little bit more and probably if you're having hot flashes you are having other symptoms of menopause as well. We know that with your they're very symptomatic women leave the workforce earlier and retire earlier and this place is huge. And this is a significant public health issue in my opinion because that means that women valuable members of our society women who spent countless years being educated and working in a field because of their changes in hormones because they go through menopause feel as though they cannot keep up. They cannot Thrive they are no longer a successful at their jobs or their feel fearful at their jobs. And so they just leave the workforce over there. And of course, we also know that when you leave the workforce earlier other conditions and other situations arise that are trouble some for some of us when we retire we can feel very lonely. We can feel disconnected and even a real loss of sense of self or sense of a daily Direction now, I don't get me wrong some people love retirement. Actually you should be looking forward to retirement, but there's probably a difference when you are begrudgingly retiring out of fear or out of a worry that you're not completing your daily tasks to the level that you're expected to a versus a happy retirement home. Are you counting down the day and you have your big party and you're very very happy looking back on your entire work career. So we want