Getting Your First Mammogram
Let’s face it: Few women are excited about having their first mammogram (or even their second, third or tenth one). However, for most women, a mammogram, or X-ray of the breast, is the best way to detect breast cancer as early as possible, since it can detect lumps so small that they can’t be felt.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) involves medications that contain female hormones designed to replace those that the ovaries stop producing. Women with symptoms of menopause may discover that HRT is a good option for them.
Cooling Off Hot Flashes
As the temperatures heat up, your friends and family might be doing cartwheels while you might be inwardly groaning. If menopause or perimenopause has you sweating and ripping off layers regardless of the weather outside, the following tips can help you cool down this summer.
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.