Journal / Menopause


Menopause can be a sensitive topic — no one wants to feel like they’re getting “old.” Speculations about menopause create stigmas and actually prevent women from getting the support and treatment they need - and deserve! - during this stage of their lives. 

To put it simply, menopause is the conclusion of your reproductive cycle: the point at which you’ve gone twelve months without a period. Leading up to this point, you’ll be in perimenopause. This significant phase is marked by the eventual ceasing of monthly menstruation, drops in hormone levels, and symptoms that result from those hormonal fluctuations, like hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, and low libido.

Just because menopause can be defined simply, doesn’t mean the experience is easy. The menopause transition can be overwhelming — some women begin this season of life as early as in their 30s, and many struggle with managing symptoms. Here at Winona, we’re focused on taking care of you and supporting you on this journey. Find out more about your menopausal transition and your symptoms, and learn how to manage them, so you can get on with living your best life.


# 10 Tips For Your Menopausal Treatment

10 min read - July 12, 2021

Starting in your 30s or 40s, you will produce less of the hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. As you enter your early 40s, you may find yourself asking what are the best peri- and menopausal treatments. With menopause support from Winona, you have the opportunity to take preventive action against health risks associated with the ever-decreasing hormones as we age.

10 Tips For Your Menopausal Treatment

# Lesser-Known Menopause Symptoms

10 min read - July 12, 2021

If you’re between the ages of 35-65, and maybe even younger, you are likely suffering symptoms related to aging and decreasing hormones associated with perimenopause and menopause. Once the symptoms start, there is a lot we can do to prevent them from continuing. Here are some of the lesser-known menopause symptoms & how to treat them. Learn more.

Lesser-Known Menopause Symptoms

# Menopause Voice Change: How Your Voice is Related to Menopause

6 min read - July 12, 2021

Women often talk about hot flashes, heart palpitation, and vaginal dryness when they discuss menopause, but you rarely hear about menopause voice changes. A change in voice and a hoarse voice can occur before actual menopause, as part of perimenopausal syndrome.  An increasing number of women between ages 40 and 60 complain about vocal problems, but few realize how their voice is related to menopause and hormones, and that they can be successfully treated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). That frequent clearing of your throat, cough, and vocal changes are because of changes in your larynx, including mucus on your vocal cords, due to hormonal imbalances.

Menopause Voice Change: How Your Voice is Related to Menopause

# 31 Symptoms of Menopause in Women

10 min read - July 12, 2021

There are many symptoms of perimenopause and menopause in women, but we will address the top symptoms of menopause. Menopausal women will all have a unique menopause experience, but understanding the different menopausal symptoms can help you to manage and control menopause for women so it doesn’t control you. Let the Winona women’s health care experts work with you to replace the missing ingredients to help you feel and stay young and healthy.

31 Symptoms of Menopause in Women

# Menopause and Bladder: How Are They Related?

5 min read - July 12, 2021

Menopause is defined as starting when you have gone 12 months (or more) without a menstrual period. The time leading up to menopause is known as perimenopause. During perimenopause, you will likely have lots of period complications (spotting, heavy period, timing thrown off). All of this is due to changes in hormone levels. Menopause and bladder relate because menopause reduces the amount of estrogen, and a lack of estrogen weakens the urinary tract's ability to control urination. Read on.

Menopause and Bladder: How Are They Related?

# The Effects of Menopause on your Health

6 min read - July 12, 2021

Your dental health has a huge effect on your overall health. There is a little-known connection between bleeding gums and hormonal imbalance. Menopause on your health has dramatic effects of decreasing hormones with age can make you more vulnerable to gum disease. As we age, our gums will sometimes bleed when we brush our teeth. But we may also notice that our gums are receding and our mouth is chronically dry. Read more.

The Effects of Menopause on your Health
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