Are Your Menopause Symptoms Worse Than Everyone Else’s?

It’s always enlightening to learn what other women in our generation are thinking and doing. Every Thursday, FabOverFifty asks members of our community a series of simple questions about pretty complex issues (and some not so complex issues), then we report the results back to you!




How Happy Are YOUR Hormones?

Sabina Fasano knows all about disruptive perimenopausal symptoms from personal experience.

After meeting with an herbalist, who helped end her struggle with perimenopause and fluctuating hormones, her interest turned to women’s hormonal wellness through herbal medicine. Sabina’s research led her to develop a natural supplement, containing a combination of herbs, that specifically addresses the physical and emotional problems associated with the hormonal fluctuations and imbalance during menopause and perimenopause. (more…)

The Science Behind Avlimil, A Menopause Relief Supplement

Whether we experience occasional hot flashes or suffer from consistent night sweats, most of us will try anything to seek relief.


Dry Eye: The Menopause Symptom We Often Ignore

When we hear the word “menopause,” we usually think of night sweats, mood swings, and hot flushes, but a common health condition often goes ignored or improperly treated.


Sixty-two percent of menopausal and perimenopausal women suffer from dry eye, according to a survey conducted by the Society for Women’s Health Research.


Do You Feel THIS Coming On?

Have you recently experienced at least one of these “unfortunate’” situations?

1. You’re on the second date with a new man who has a wicked sense of humor.  He tells a story that really tickles your funny bone, but the moment you start laughing you feel a leak coming on!


2. You’re finally able to do a set of 10 push ups, thanks to your new trainer, but when you reach #6, you feel a leak coming on!

Win Femmerol, An All-Natural Menopause Relief Supplement

If you’re one of the 2 million women reaching menopause this year, you will likely experience distressing symptoms like hot flashes, sleeplessness, mood swings and night sweats, which are triggered by decreasing levels of estrogen in your body. Fortunately, you can find relief in a number of ways, including the all-natural herbal supplement Femmerol®.

Menopause is personal. Menopause is unpredictable. Menopause is disruptive. But, above all things, menopause is natural. As you transition into this next life stage, no one will better understand how it affects your body or be a better advocate for your health and wellness than you.

Take The Guesswork Out Of Kegels

This post is sponsored by PeriCoach, a new way to take control of bladder leakage. Follow PeriCoach on Facebook and Twitter!

Nearly 18 million women leak when they laugh, sneeze, run or jump. Are you one of them?

image1Childbirth, menopause, and other life events, can thin out your vaginal tissue and weaken your pelvic floor muscles, as well as the ligaments which help support the bladder.

These weakened structures can cause the bladder to shift downward, and prevent the urethra from closing properly, resulting in urine leakage during moments of physical stress like coughing, laughing, jumping, lifting or running.

Although the American College of Physicians recommends pelvic floor muscle training (Kegel exercises) as a first-line treatment for bladder leakage, 50 percent of women who try these exercises do not contract their muscles correctly, and give up. Instead, they’ll often turn to pads to “fix” the


Why Cleansing Your Vagina With Soap Just Won’t Do!

When I was a teenager, my mom advised me never to use soap on my face because it would dry out my skin. “You’d be better off just using water alone,” she said. I actually listened to her, and started using Noxema every single day to cleanse my face. (I’ve seen moved on to other brands). It tooks years before I applied the same practice for my body, and now I use sugar body scrubs and washes that help to keep my skin hydrated.

So why didn’t I think about my vagina during all these years, at least in terms of how I cleansed it?

Why? Because it never occurred to me that the skin of my vagina could dry out, too. No one ever told me it could. Not my mother. Not my friends. Not my doctors.

It could, and it did.

Fortunately, it’s not taboo to talk about vaginas these days. But never in my wildest dreams could I ever think I’d sit down with a handsome man from Rome, Italy, to talk about dry vaginas. But sit down I did, with Giorgio Chiozza, to discuss a feminine intimate hygiene line he produces, called Lubrigyn, that he claimed would relieve vaginal dryness using hormone and paraben-free, completely natural ingredients.

Manufactured by Uniderm, Giorgio’s Rome-based company, Lubrigyn has been successfully selling across Europe since 2004, and now that is carrying it in most of their stores, American women will have the chance to use it, too. When Giorgio recently came to the United States to visit his distribution center in Florida, he and I met so I could learn more about his two products: Lubrigyn Lotion and Lubrigyn Cream. The cream is FDA approved but does not require a prescription.


Not Your Daddy’s Heart Attack

When she was 50 years old, Rosie O’Donnell left a medical appointment with her wife, who was undergoing treatment for cancer. As they left the hospital, the two of them helped lift a morbidly obese woman who’d become stuck in her car. Upon returning home with her wife, Rosie felt “as though a bear had grabbed both of my arms and ripped out the muscle.”

They hurt, but the pain wasn’t radiating into her chest,
neck, or jaw.

Rosie actually visited her therapist at first, thinking she was having a physical reaction to the emotional distress of helping the overweight woman. She’d identified with the woman because, as she says in “A Heartfelt Stand Up,” which aired on HBO in February, “I understand the shame of being overweight in America.” Rosie is not alone, since obesity is one of the top issues facing America. Her therapist sent her home, thinking that Rosie was having a panic attack. Instead, she was having a heart attack, and it almost killed her.


{Giveaway} Wicked Sheets

Win a set of Wicked Sheets bedding (Value: $129.95-$184.95)!

“Get them while you’re hot!”

…says Alli Truttman, inventor of Wicked Sheets, a company whose luxurious feeling bedding is designed for women who suffer from night sweats.

Made of the same silkweight poly-blend fabric found in athletic apparel, the sheets have special pores, just like our skin, that absorb sweat and keep us comfortable and cool throughout the night. They feel as good as sheets with thread counts of 600 to 700, are wrinkle free, come in white and breezy beige, and fit twin to California king mattresses.


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