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Category: Menopause

Steps to Treating Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is not something that any woman wants to deal with. While common, incontinence can be due to a wide variety of factors, like age, having a baby, genetics, and illnesses. If you are dealing with urinary incontinence, then you know it comes along with embarrassment and frustration. The good news is that there are ways to treat your condition. With many different options, you will want to discuss those options with your doctor.

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Surviving Hot Flashes

Woman in MenopauseMenopause does come with some benefits, including the freedom of not having to deal with menstruation once a month. However, it also causes negative symptoms; the most common of which being hot flashes. Hot flashes are a hormonal condition that causes women to feel overwhelming heat in their face, neck and chest. These simple remedies can help you find relief from hot flashes. Continue reading “Surviving Hot Flashes”

Dr. Odom Speaks About Menopause

Dr. Albert, Odom will be giving a speech at  Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12. 

Benefits of Menopause

 

1.    No More PMS

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, PMS can cause a range of physical and emotional issues for at least 85 percent of menstruating women. Though the beginning of menopause can cause some hormonal issues, it can also provide relief from food cravings, irritability and exhaustion.

 

2.    Say Goodbye to Hormonal Headaches

 

A recent study by the National Headache Foundation states that 70 percent of women who suffer from migraines have menstrual migraines. Those who suffer from menstrual migraines see a huge improvement when going through menopause.

 

3.    Change in the Size of Uterine Fibroids

 

Fibroids usually grow with an increase in estrogen and progesterone levels, which occur during menstruation. Depending on the size of uterine fibroids they can cause pain, heavy bleeding and pressure on the bladder. While estrogen levels decrease, fibroids either stop growing or shrink.