hrt and weight gain

HRT and Weight Gain: Is It the Hormones, or Is It Menopause?

If you’ve stepped on a scale recently and been unpleasantly surprised by the numbers, you may be searching for a reason behind your unintentional weight gain. If you’ve recently started taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause, you might suspect your new hormone regimen is the culprit. Or is it menopause itself? Both menopause and…

How Long Can Post Menopausal Women Use Hormones?

Are you post menopausal and suffering from unbearable hot flashes or mood swings? Treatments for symptoms are available. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps to the body replace hormones it no longer produces. But HRT has been controversial for many years. How long can post menopausal women safely take them to reduce their symptoms? Read further…

Hot Flashes— How Many Years Do They Last?

Duration of Menopause Symptoms Varies From Woman to Woman Most women are familiar with one of the major symptoms of menopause, hot flashes, in which normal body temperature rises and an intense feeling of heat suddenly flushes over the body. Hot flashes are usually accompanied by a red, flushed face and heavy sweating. Hot flashes…

How Many Menopause Symptoms Are There?

Menopause Symptoms: Your Body’s Way of Telling You to Increase Self Care Many women look to the onset of menopause with dread, having heard horror stories from other women about all the different symptoms that can plague them during this major life transition. But it doesn’t have to be this way—the more you support your…