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Changing the Taboo of Menopause: When Does Menopause Start?

Every year women will enter into what was once called “The Change” and yet so many women are still asking the most basic question, “when does menopause start?” Meanwhile, their families, healthcare providers, and even themselves are often ignored by a whole host of symptoms. When peri- and menopause symptoms hit it can feel like a giant leap into the abyss.
We don’t know what’s coming next, but it doesn’t look good if we don’t treat the symptoms. We have to stop ignoring the symptoms of menopause and the lies and myths surrounding it. It’s time to “Change the Change.” Learn more.

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Why Am I Gaining Weight in My Belly?

8 mins read - October 02, 2022

As we age, we can find ourselves chronically trying to keep weight off, or maybe we are fighting even harder to take the weight off. Gaining weight in your belly bit-by-bit, day-by-day is demoralizing. Understanding the link between menopause and weight gain can be elusive, most women in peri- and menopause are struggling with their weight on some level.

Menopausal that affects your weight gain can be prevented and reversed. It takes a proactive approach that deals with the natural decreases in the hormones estrogen,
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Why Am I Gaining Weight in My Belly?
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Simple Ways on How To Lose Belly Fat

10 mins read - October 02, 2022

Menopausal weight gain, or hormonal weight gain, is a struggle that very few talk about but there are effective ways to get rid of belly fat. While we may not talk about it, belly fat is quite obvious since lower belly fat accumulates, and it’s pretty hard to hide! How to lose belly fat is a concern for women not just because of appearances, but also for health reasons.

Menopausal weight gain and the inability to lose weight, especially lower belly fat, are based on a litany of factors. Hormone regulation is complicated as the body’s hormones are all interconnected.

Winona is proud of our doctors, providers, and scientists who work tirelessly to treat all of the symptoms of menopause in the most effective and scientifically appropriate way. Read on.

Simple Ways on How To Lose Belly Fat
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UTI and Menopause

7 mins read - October 02, 2022

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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Truths and Myths About Menopause

1 mins read - October 02, 2022

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
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Winona – Menopause Questions

8 mins read - October 02, 2022

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
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