menopause

The Menopause Symptom No One Talks About

Posted on 11/14/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionOur self-esteem is tightly woven into our sexuality. We live in a youth-obsessed society, and admitting that our vaginas are changing — even to our closest friends — is like wearing a t-shirt that reads: “Ignore me. I’m over the hill.” We rationalize that anyone can have dry eyes or hair, but, many people believe, only women who are getting old have dry vaginas (which isn’t true). And, it’s so easy to think that you’re the only one who has …

Do You Really Need to Give Up These 5 Foods?

Posted on 07/31/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionAfter I turned 50, the post-menopasal pounds started piling on. I pretended to exercise by buying an expensive membership to an equally expensive gym, and I kept on eating pretty much whatever I wanted. A perfect “Post-50 Perfect Storm” was in the works. Luckily I got hold of my senses and decided that moving my body more and changing what I ate was the smart solution. The end result was that I lost the 15 lbs. I had gained, and …

The #1 Best All-Around Exercise for Every Post-50 Body

Posted on 06/13/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionRecently I introduced you to one of the best exercises anyone, of any age, can do to fight osteoporosis AND get those upper arms looking lean and mean. In case you missed it, click here to read the blog post and see the short video: “Fix the Flaw: How to Get Fit Arms After 50.”  For those of you who were inspired enough to get down and “do ten” (I hope that was all of you!) get ready, ’cause we’re …

New Drug for Painful Sex in Older Women

Posted on 03/1/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt’s a common problem among postmenopausal women — painful sexual intercourse due to thinner, drier, more fragile vaginal tissues. To help the roughly 32 million women with this condition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug called Osphena. As the Los Angeles Times pointed out, it’s not exactly the pink version of Viagra, but the new drug may provide some help to women whose libido has been waylaid by moderate to severe pain during sex. Dyspareunia …

Secret to Weight Loss? No Cake After Menopause

Posted on 08/30/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAs if the hot flashes and all the other annoying menopausal symptoms weren’t bad enough, according to new research the real secret to losing those stubborn postmenopausal pounds is to avoid dessert. All dessert. For. Ever. (Pausing now for mass sobbing.) Here’s the latest sad, but telling, research: Women’s metabolism declines after menopause, which makes it difficult to keep from gaining weight no matter how careful you are. Even previously slim women start battling muffin tops and poochy tummies — …

Painful Sex? Perhaps It’s a Dry Vagina

Posted on 06/1/2012 by | Sex & Relationships | Comments

Personal HealthQ: How do I get my 70-year-old wife’s vagina loose enough to where it’s not painful for her to have sex? Dr. Schwartz: The thing we’d have to establish first is why her vagina so tight that penetration is painful? If she has been able to have sex with you before, my guess is the pain comes from lack of lubrication. As women age, our estrogen levels dip and it’s estrogen that has been providing the slippery fluid that allows …