If you’re like me, and most every woman I know, you race to Google every ache, pain or unusual physical symptom that pops up.
BIG BIG MISTAKE!
While hot flashes, loss of libido and sleeplessness always are associated with declining levels of estrogen and other hormones during menopause, occasional dry eye is another common symptom that gets little, if no, attention! Recognizing the importance of our eyes to our overall health and well being, FabOverFifty is partnering with EyePromise during Menopause Awareness Month.
“Both men and women past the age of 50 experience increased dryness in their eyes, but the condition is nearly twice as likely to occur in women,” says Sean Mulqueeny, O.D. of Mulqueeny Eye Centers in St. Louis. “It’s a result of the decrease of the hormone androgen, which causes the eyes to lose moisture.”
Mark your calendars for this Thursday morning, ladies!
Dr. Alyssa Dweck and Dr. Michael Krychman are kicking off a 5-segment series, called “Take Back The Bedroom,” on The Balancing Act. The first segment, appropriately dubbed “Vagina 101” will air Thursday, July 7 & 14 at 7:30am ET/PT on Lifetime. Both doctors specialize in women’s sexual health, and we’re excited that these important discussions about women’s health, during and after menopause, are getting the attention they deserve!
These women on the street were surprised to learn that they’ve been washing their bodies all wrong!
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If your life has been turned upside down by menopause symptoms, this is the giveaway for you. Whether it’s occasional night sweats or constant mood swings, menopause is disruptive and unpleasant for many of us in our 50s. That’s why our friends at Vianda are giving away a one-year supply of Avlimil to three lucky ladies.
A sea change is taking place in the medical profession: Many female doctors, who once practiced gynecology and obstetrics, are dropping the obstetrical part of their practices to concentrate on the feminine sexual health of their aging patients.
This is a significant development for women in perimenopause or menopause, who now are opening up more about the dramatic physical–and mental–changes they’re experiencing, and turning to their doctors for advice and help.
Dr. Alyssa Dweck is one of these doctors. Based in Mt. Kisco, New York, she has been in practice for over 20 years and is associated with Northern Westchester Hospital. She also is an assistant clinical professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and has an appointment with Mass General in Boston.
FabOverFifty was pleased to sit down with Dr. Dweck to discuss this exciting news for our community. She’s “thrilled” about the attention being focused on feminine sexual health.
WE ARE, TOO!
Just because many of us prefer showering over bathing doesn’t mean we can’t make the experience satisfying and sensual, not to mention rejuvenating and soothing for our skin. These products will help you do just that!
Many of us think occasional dry eye is a natural part of aging, and so we do nothing about it.
Following menopause, however, our hormone fluctuations can disrupt our eye health. FOF recently spoke with Sean Mulqueeny, O.D. of Mulqueeny Eye Centers in St. Louis, to get the low-down on the relationship between occasional dry eye and menopause.
What happens during menopause that can cause occasional dry eye?
A disruption or imbalance of hormones can lead to increased surface inflammation in all patients older than 50. While increased dryness occurs in both genders past age 50, dry eye is nearly twice as likely to occur in women. A decrease of the hormone androgen can cause your eyes to lose moisture. (more…)