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Is There Menopause Symptom Relief To Be Found With Marijuana?

While the scientific health benefits of marijuana are just starting to be fully studied, there are many signs that cannabis can help alleviate symptoms common with perimenopause.     The debate on the use of marijuana for medical purposes will likely go on for years. It seems, however, that more and more women are finding they can find relief from some of their menopause symptoms with cannabis products. It’s important to separate any preconceived notions you have in regards to using marijuana for medical purposes: Cannabis usage is becoming more mainstream as people learn they can get relief naturally from a wide range of medical issues in various medicinal marijuana forms. Reduction in endocannbinoids signaling may be responsible for some...

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A Woman's Hormone Journey

Our bodies talk to us throughout our lives sending us messages in the form of symptoms and conditions. Maintaining great vaginal health is an important and often overlooked female health management answer to some of those calls.     Some of the more common messages a female body regularly receives are hormone-related, making first contact at puberty and keeping in steady communication throughout the menopause years. The two main hormone players in our lives are estrogen and progesterone, both of which are crucial to a woman’s health and wellness during her reproductive years.  When our bodies start puberty the estrogen level increases, bringing about the changes that turn us from girls into women. Progesterone’s key importance is helping our bodies...

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Feeling Dry? The Ways That Menopause Dries You Out

Perimenopause can wreak havoc on your hormones leaving you feeling dry, itchy and irritated all over your body.     The changing hormone levels that come from the onset of perimenopause brings about many symptoms. We hear about hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings all the time, but our bodies also react in ways you might not be aware of.  Keeping properly hydrated is crucial to your health whatever age you are, and taking steps to nourish the parts of your body which can become dry due to hormonal changes will help alleviate those symptoms as well as prevent them from developing into other, more serious, health issues. Here are 5 dryness symptoms of perimenopause to keep an eye on:...

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What Is Estrogen And What Does It Do?

Estrogen levels decrease during perimenopause but there are healthy foods you can eat to combat lower estrogen production. Chances are you first heard of estrogen when your period started. Estrogen in females is the hormone that is responsible for the physical changes that turn girls into women during puberty. After you finish puberty, estrogen is still working for you by helping control your menstrual cycle and acting as a key component for reproduction and child bearing. Estrogen also affects several other functions like keeping your cholesterol in check and protecting your bone health. With the onset of perimenopause the amount of estrogen your body produces drops. Along with the end of menstruation, low estrogen levels affect you in other areas which...

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5 Menopause Stress Busters When It Comes To Menopause Skincare

As we reach menopause we continue to grow better and wiser but diminishing hormone levels and stress can have a big impact on our skin. Fortunately you can do some natural things as part of a menopause skincare routine to keep your skin in good health.     During perimenopause your body is producing less estrogen which makes skin prone to thinning, sagging, and wrinkling. On top of the effects of hormonal changes to your skin, stress can make skin drier, more sensitive and also trigger conditions like acne, eczema, hives, rosacea, and psoriasis. In fact, many skin disorders take their roots from the psyche which experts are now referring to as Psychodermatology. When you are stressed out it can...

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