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.


# Winona – Menopause Questions

10 min read - June 24, 2021

If you are a woman over 45, chances are that you have been touched by menopause. Menopause is a natural life stage that begins when your periods stop because your ovaries are no longer releasing eggs. What is menopause like? -This is one menopause question women often ask. As you approach menopause, you'll experience a drop in hormone levels which causes several changes to your body. Many women find that sleep is disturbed, symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats develop. There are several myths about menopause that could be confusing. Here, we’d address general concerns and answer the most frequently asked questions about menopause.

Winona – Menopause Questions

# Truths and Myths About Menopause

13 min read - June 24, 2021

Menopausal symptoms are related to decreasing levels of hormones. Those symptoms include depression, irritability, short-term memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, low libido, fatigue, and weight gain. You can indeed push through menopause without any treatments, but there is nothing more natural than the bioidentical hormones in HRT. Bioidentical HRT is all about returning what time and nature take away. There are too many myths about menopause for us to debunk, but we've addressed the most common ones. Read what the experts have to say. Read more.

Truths and Myths About Menopause

# UTI and Menopause

8 min read - June 24, 2021

Laughing or sneezing puts extra pressure on your bladder, which can cause what’s called “stress incontinence,” or when you accidentally pee yourself. But why is it so much worse with UTI and menopause? With age, the hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone decrease and cause real changes in how our urinary tract works and how often infections occur. Leaking urine, or incontinence, is a common symptom of menopause. Read more.

UTI and Menopause
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