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Updates from the North American Menopause Convention on Insomnia, Depression, Dry Vagina, Painful Sex & Migraine’s

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) met in Philadelphia October 11-14 2017.  This organization was founded in 1989. It is a non-profit whose mission is to promote the health and quality of life of women during midlife and beyond. The membership (approx 2,000 leaders in the field of mid-life) includes clinical and basic science experts …

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Study Confirms That Migraines Worsen As Women Approach Menopause

Migraine headaches heat up as women approach menopause, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC), Montefiore Headache Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Vedanta Research. About 12 percent of Americans get migraines, and women get them three times more often than men, the researchers said. “Women have been …

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Healing Power of the Brain for Histamine Intolerance

In today’s over-prescribed, oversized yet undernourished society, we often find ourselves plagued with inexplicable ailments. I’m not talking about the hot-flash-weight-gain-tender-breast-migraine symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. I’m talking about more chronic, everyday symptoms. As with menopause symptoms, many people are seeking out alternative treatments to prescription drugs. Interestingly, while people often look to eliminate troublesome …

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How to Stop Perimenopausal Migraines

It’s the middle of the day and you’re on your back with the blinds closed, a wet washcloth over your eyes, and a nauseated feeling in the pit of your stomach. What’s that got to do with perimenopause? In a word: hormones. Migraines, unlike other headaches, are often hormonal in nature, so intense fluctuations of hormones (especially estrogen!) in women can egg on and worsen migraines, according to Susan Hutchinson, M.D., director of the Orange County Migraine & Headache Center in Irvine, California. Learn some easy ways on how to stop perimenopausal migraines in their tracks!

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