Menopause is a natural transition in a woman’s life, not a medical problem. But many women have a tough time with menopausal symptoms and they’re looking for safe and effective ways to get relief. In this interview, we’ll hear the latest information about menopause, and dispel some of the myths. Part One: Definition of menopause Factors affecting menopause Perimenopause Hot flashes Vaginal dryness Sleep disturbances Part Two: Ways to alleviate menopause symptoms Hormone replacement therapy Natural estrogens Estrogen patches and creams Diet & exercise Guest: Dr. May Blanchard, an OB/GYN at the University of Maryland Medical Center and an assistant professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Links: Menopause - Treatment Options (Part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-0njksJGg0
Menopause - Treatment Options (Part 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3kss87jqQ4
Maryland Womens Health Center http://www.umm.edu/womenscenter/index.htm
Dr. May Blanchard http://www.umm.edu/doctors/may__blanchard.html
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