Ask Sofia: Low Libido and Vaginal Dryness
At some point, most women have faced a health issue that they don’t feel comfortable discussing with friends or even doctors. They might be embarrassed or just unsure if it’s something that can even be treated. Read on for information that can help you feel confident to discuss issues with your caregiver.
Advanced Health Care Directives
While your new year might be filled with travel plans, positive goals and hopes for a wonderful 2015, there is one item you might not have considered yet: the importance of an advanced health care directive, often known as a living will.
Aging and the Female Body
Whether you’re noticing the outward signs of aging such as fine lines and more brittle hair or the inner signs – decreased metabolism or loss of flexibility, for example – your body continues to change with each year and each decade. Other signs of aging can include hair loss, dry eyes and skin, sluggish digestion, issues with bladder control as well as menopause. With that said, there are a variety of measures you can take to keep your body feeling young, looking good and going strong. For instance, your muscles only weaken if you let them.
How Can I Boost my Low Libido?
Valentine’s Day and a low libido are not an ideal duo. Loss of desire peaks between the ages of 35 and 64, according to WebMD, particularly before and after menopause. Libido can dip due to hormonal changes, stress or lack of sleep, loss of
confidence and a host of other reasons, but it does not have to be a permanent change.
Ask Sofia: What Can I Expect as I Enter Menopause?
Menopause, the end of menstruation for women, affects every woman at some point – it can start as early as age 40, although the average age of menopause for women in the United States is 51. Menopause comes with a variety of physical and emotional symptoms and issues.
Is HRT Right for You?
Used to treat menopause for many years, hormone replacement therapy or HRT involves medications that contain female hormones designed to replace those that the ovaries stop producing. Helping to reduce the signature sign of menopause, hot flashes, HRT was once thought to provide a variety of benefits, including prevention of both heart disease and dementia, […]