- Women’s Health
- Healthy Living
- Health Conditions
- Nurse Barb
Here’s a handy communication tool I received in a mass email. This is for men who love someone dealing with hormonal swings from PMS or Menopause.
If you’re a risk taker, then by all means stay in the Red zone of communication. If you want to live a longer healthier life, then steer toward the Right side of the guide. In any case, there are some fool proof phrases here to keep the peace. (more…)
A: Women who are breastfeeding CAN and DO get pregnant all the time, so unless you want to add to your family again, by all means use birth control. Breastfeeding is NOT good birth control. (more…)
Lynn* came to see me with severe hot flashes and night sweats. She worked in sales and had resorted to bringing extra blouses in her car because she inevitably sweated through at least one each day. She was beyond irritable and hadn’t slept through the night in months. “I feel like a different person,” she said. “I can’t live like this.” Lynn wanted to know about all of her options for treatment.
Herbs, Soy and Acupuncture
I began by explaining how yoga, acupuncture and deep breathing had been shown to be effective, then moved into the research on black cohosh and soy. She wasn’t interested in hormones, but did want to discuss other prescription remedies. She had tried increasing her soy already and wanted something more effective than the herbs and yoga breathing we discussed. (more…)