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My Menopause Magazine – Estrogen

  • What to Expect After Stopping Hormones

    Whether or not to take estrogen and hormones in general is a big decision that I discuss in great detail in a recent free training I’ve developed called Navigating the Change. And stopping hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is almost as big a decision. What should you expect and how will you feel afterward? An April 2015 article in the journal […]
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  • The Go-Go’s Singer Belinda Carlisle Talks About Her Hot Flashes

    They’ve been going strong for decades and sold over 30 million records worldwide. But today, Belinda is going to be talking about a different aspect of her life, her transition through The Change, and sharing her perspectives on menopause and hot flashes. Dr. Mache Seibel: Welcome Belinda and thank you for spending some time with me. How long have the […]
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  • Surprising Lesson Learned From Angelina Jolie

    You have likely heard the story of how Angelina Jolie courageously and openly discussed her BRCA1 gene screening (NY Times Op-Ed March 24, 2015 A23) and the actions she took to lower her risk of breast and ovarian cancer. She has raised awareness for millions of women and has given them the courage to openly discuss genetic testing as a […]
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  • Acupuncture and Hot Flashes

    Hot flashes are one of the most troublesome symptoms of menopause. They’re uncomfortable, embarrassing and can have a huge negative effect on quality of life and quality of work. Estrogen is an effective treatment, but many women either can’t or don’t want to take it. Some would prefer not to take antidepressants, which are another commonly used prescription option for […]
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  • Estrogen and Breast Cancer Risk

    Menopause expert Dr Mache Seibel discusses estrogen and breast cancer risk with Dr JoAnn Manson, Major Investigator, Women’s Health Initiative, live at the Annual NAMS meeting. Estrogen after hysterectomy is safer than estrogen plus progesterone.  
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  • How to Stop HRT

    New research published in the Journal of Women’s Health found certain methods appear to be more successful and attitude about stopping matters. The study surveyed 2,328 women aged 45-70 and found that a woman’s attitude towards the treatment was an important factor in how well she coped coming off the medication. Two thirds of the women stopped on their own and […]
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  • New Estrogen With Lower Risk

    Are you confused about estrogen? You are not alone. Before the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) was published in 2002, Premarin® was one of the most widely used medications in the world. But after the WHI suggested that Premarin’s side effects caused an increase in breast cancer, blood clots, stroke and heart attacks, women panicked and threw away their estrogen. Understandable in light […]
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  • Risks of Estrogen by Skin versus by Mouth – Dr. Mache Seibel and Dr James Simon

    Learn how to take estrogen. In this video Dr. James Simon discusses new study showing transdermal estrogen taken by patches on the skin are safer than oral estrogen. Transdermal estrogen users had fewer blood clots, pulmonary embolus and heart attacks.
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  • Bioidentical Estrogen Basics: What Is It and Is It Safe?

    Bioidentical means it’s exactly the same chemical structure as the estrogens you make in your body – it’s identical. And since this is biology, it’s bioidentical. There are three estrogens that the body makes: estradiol, estrone, and estriol. Estradiol is the main one produced by the ovary. It’s there in the reproductive years and is the most potent and the most […]
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  • How to Use Vaginal Estrogen for Vaginal Dryness and Atrophic Vaginitis

    Dr. Mache Seibel talks about how to use Vaginal Estrogen for Vaginal Dryness and Atrophic Vaginitis.  
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