Remember when you were 10 and had classes at school to help you understand the changes your body would go through at puberty? Embarrassing as they were, those classes made it a little easier to accept periods, breasts and a newfound interest in boys. There is no equivalent class for our transition to menopause and that’s a shame. Women just don’t understand what lies ahead as their bodies age and that there are options to treat and even prevent urinary leakage, vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. It’s time to get the conversation started.
October is synonymous with Breast Cancer Awareness.
Pink ribbons everywhere remind us that a cure for breast cancer is still beyond our
reach. Women are diligently getting their mammograms, but this disease continues to
be responsible for the deaths of our loved ones - 14 women will die each day in Canada
from breast cancer. A woman’s lifetime risk is 1 in 8! But did you know that breast
cancer is PREVENTABLE ?
Detoxification is one of the body's most basic functions. The liver, kidneys, skin, colon, lymph and lungs make up the detoxification system and are responsible for the removal of wastes and toxins from the body.
The health of the bladder and vagina are often overlooked and/or ignored by women and their physicians. Urinary incontinence affects women of all ages and has a profound impact on a woman's confidence, social interaction and ability to exercise. Vaginal relaxation, essentially laxity of the vaginal walls, has negative effects on sexual health and relationships and can lead to uncomfortable organ prolapse.
By the time most women come to me, they’re tired of it all—the heavy periods and cramps. The moodiness and sore breasts. Never mind the weight gain, insomnia, headaches and a long, long gone libido. Many are taking medications to improve their mood and help them sleep. Some have been given hormones to get their periods under control. They may even be considering surgery.