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Menopause sex breakthrough — better sex in 4 steps. Pleasurable sex doesn’t have to be a thing of the past! These four steps will help you recover your sex life in midlife and beyond.

How do I know if I’m in menopause? Reviewed by Dr. Sharon Stills, NMD. Your body feels different, but you don’t know why. That’s because troubling hormonal changes can take place in your 30s, 40s and 50s. By knowing what to expect, you can feel better at any age — whether you’re in menopause or not.

Herbal remedies for menopause symptom relief, reviewed by Dr. Mary James, ND Using plants for medicinal purposes is an age-old practice that we are gaining a better understanding of today. Read about how phytotherapy is a safe and effective way to gently restore hormonal balance.

Quick relief tips for these 5 top menopause symptoms, reviewed by Dr. Sharon Stills, NMD. Here are our tips to help you find immediate relief for these top menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, weight gain and more.

Perimenopause and weight gain — causes and solutions, Dr. Mary James, ND. The answer to the perennial question — “Why am I gaining this weight?" — lies in the links between weight and hormonal changes during perimenopause and menopause. When you understand them it’s much easier to achieve and maintain your ideal, healthy weight.

5 best foods for menopause, Dr. Mary James, ND. Getting the right nutrients in perimenopause and menopause makes you healthier and can also relieve symptoms like hot flashes, fatigue, irritability, skin and hair changes, depression and low libido. It also helps lower risk for bone loss and other health issues.

Demystifying perimenopausal weight gain. Perimenopausal weight gain is different, and that’s why being able to lose that weight requires something different too. Here’s what you can do.

Symptoms of perimenopause, Dr. Sharon Stills, NMD. Do you have irregular or heavy periods, mood swings, mysterious weight gain, lower libido or adult acne? You may be in perimenopause and not even know it. Normalizing your hormonal activity now can calm confusing endocrine changes so you can feel better right now.

Crashing fatigue in menopause, Dr. Mary James, ND. Crashing fatigue in menopause can come on any time for no apparent reason leaving you exhausted and drained. Stop crashing fatigue and the sleeplessness that goes with it.

Reduce early menopause symptoms, reviewed by Dr. Sarika Arora, MD. If you’re in your 40s and notice unexpected menopause symptoms, it can be confusing. Isn’t it too early for menopause? Here’s our guide to 14 symptoms of early menopause, the difference between perimenopause and early menopause and what you can do to feel better.

Preventing irritability in perimenopause. If you have ever found yourself snapping at your partner or kids, this article’s for you! Menopausal women are stereotypically portrayed as being permanently in a bad mood, but there are very real reasons that this scenario plays out — and you don’t have to go through

Feel younger in menopause, Dr. Mary James, ND. For many women, nothing feels the same during perimenopause and menopause. You can get your body back by easing joint pain, tamping down hot flashes and putting a halt to excess weight gain. You’ll feel better — and younger.

What is estrogen dominance? Dr. John Lee argued that perimenopause symptoms are caused not by a lack of estrogen but a lack of progesterone. This simplistic idea has led many to claim that progesterone alone will remedy the symptoms of perimenopause. We sort out the truth from the fiction.

Tips to feel and look your best through menopause! A key part of a healthy menopause is feeling good about the way you look. You don’t have to put up with sagging skin, brittle hair and nails, weight gain, or low energy. We’ve collected our favorite tips to help you look — and feel — the way you want in menopause.

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New research on hot flashes, brain fog & exercise in menopause, Dr. Mary James, ND. The latest findings tell us a lot about hot flashes, memory problems and exercise, including information you can use to reduce troubling symptoms and feel better.

Ending the confusion, fear and worry about menopause. There’s a great deal of confusion and concern among women about the most basic aspects of menopause — and what will happen to them during it. But it’s not to be dreaded or feared. Here’s an overview of what is happening and how to make menopause a wonderful transition to the way you want your life to be.

What is perimenopause, by Dr. Mary James, ND. Most women are surprised to learn how early perimenopause can start — and how many symptoms it causes. Learn more about the physiological changes going on in your body.

How long does menopause last? Reviewed by Dr. Sharon Stills, NMD. Knowing what to expect when it comes to menopause — and that it will end — makes the transition easier. Our answers to the most common questions we receive from women are based on years of experience helping women have a better menopause experience.

Talking to your doctor about menopause. Get the help you want and deserve from your doctor at this important time in your life. Here’s advice and background information on how to schedule, prepare for, set the overall tone, and guide a positive interaction with your healthcare provider in perimenopause and menopause.

Top 10 menopause myths — busted! Reviewed by Dr. Sharon Stills, NMD. Women hear so many stories about menopause, it’s hard to tell truth from fiction. In this Top 10 list, we highlight some common menopause myths and give you the real story.

Rekindling desire — the soul of your libido. Rekindling desire in perimenopause and menopause means redefining cultural stereotypes, reclaiming your sexual identity, cultivating intimacy, and learning to truly love yourself so that you can love sex again.

Vaginal dryness — you have options, by Dr. Sharon Stills. Vaginal dryness is experienced by so many more women than is generally realized, whether in perimenopause, menopause, or at other times of hormonal change. But you can resolve this uncomfortable, at times embarassing problem by uncovering its root causes and exploring the natural treatment options that work best for you.

Help for hot flashes and night sweats — causes and natural solutions,, by Dr. Mary James, ND. Hot flashes and night sweats are the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause we hear about the most. Learn more about the possible causes and our natural solutions.

Post-menopause — what happens after the change? Being post-menopausal means different things to different women. Here is our perspective on what it means to be post-menopausal, and how to discover the joys of this stage in life.

What is post menopause? Helpful relief tips and guidance for women in postmenopause suffering through the most common symptoms: Hot flashes, vaginal dryness, fuzzy thinking and more…

Menopause in different cultures. Why do the women of some cultures experience significant problems in menopause, while others barely have (or need) language for such symptoms? Here’s a cross-cultural look at the menopausal experience, some theories on the true “purpose” of menopause, and insight into how expectations can mold our realities.

Menopause symptom relief. We explain why the natural approach to reducing perimenopause and menopause symptoms is so effective, and the 5 simple steps you can take to get started.

Birth control pills in perimenopause, by Dr. Sarika Arora, MD. Whether you have been on birth control pills for many years or just a few and are now in perimenopause, or your doctor is now suggesting BCP’s for symptom management, there are things you should know about taking hormonal birth control during this stage of your life — and about other birth control options that are available.

FAQ’s on menopause, perimenopause, and post-menopause. We hear so many interesting questions from women about menopause that we’ve essentially geared our website toward answering as many of these as possible. But there are always more! Here are a few answers to those we hear frequently.

Food that helps with hot flashes. At Women's Health Network, we’ve seen that a healthy diet is one of the best ways to relieve symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women, including hot flashes. Learn more in our article on hot flashes and nutrition.

Solutions for menopause & perimenopause. Millions of women come to our website looking for relief from their menopause symptoms. All tend to have one thing in common: they want to know what’s causing their symptoms and what steps they can take for natural relief.