Written content from the Evernow medical team covering menopause, its symptoms, and its treatments.


Menopause, weight gain, and how they are related

Wendy Kohrt, PhD, has spent 30 years studying what any woman who has hit 50 already knows: changing hormones impact almost every facet of our metabolism. The University of Colorado exercise physiologist and geriatric medicine division professor has conducted hundreds of studies on diminishing ovarian function in animals and humans over the decades. What her research shows is that how we gain and carry weight is often all about the estrogen we do or don’t have. Keep reading to learn more.

Peak Woman: Randi Packard

A New York City-based fashion publicist and brand consultant, Randi Packard is the former Fashion Market Director at Real Simple and has worked as a creative and public relations expert for clients such as Apollo & Artemis Beauty by Equality™, ITALEAU Footwear, Echo Design, Rachel Hosiery, and Maidenform. Read on for more on choosing a positive approach to life, being “medium maintenance,” and the beauty product she won’t leave home without.

HRT Health Outcomes for Women

Absolute risks of health outcomes for women in menopause and at the appropriate age for hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Is it ok if my mammogram is postponed this year?

Among the many other services that are being delayed due to Covid-19, you may be told that your routine screening mammogram will be delayed this year.

How do I keep my immune system healthy?

With coronavirus on the loose, many women may be wondering what they can do to protect themselves.

Is it ok that my pap smear might be delayed several months this year?

Many health maintenance services are on hold right now as we all shelter in place. You may be wondering how worried you should be about certain health care services that you’re having to skip, and one of those may be a pap smear.

Hormone Guide: Estrogen

Learn about estrogen, the effects of low estrogen in your 40s and 50s and all the available treatments.

Symptom Guide: Hot Flashes

Learn why you're experiencing hot flashes, the medical treatments to reduce them and some simple lifestyle changes you can make to manage them.

Symptom Guide: Night Sweats

Learn why you're experiencing night sweats, the medical treatments to reduce them and some simple lifestyle changes you can make to manage them.

Symptom Guide: Brain Fog

Learn why you're experiencing brain fog, the medical treatments to reduce it and some simple lifestyle changes you can make to manage it.

Symptom Guide: Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is pretty much what it sounds like - feeling not well lubricated, itchy and irritated, and even “too tight.” It can make sex anything from uncomfortable to extermely painful.

Getting the Most From Your In-Person MD: A Q&A with Evernow Medical Director Emily Hu

For the first half of our lives, there are clear marching orders for women’s health appointments: Time for your pap? Go to your OBGYN or your PCP. Having a baby or want one? See an OBGYN or a reproductive endocrinologist and they’ll put you on an appointment schedule. But into our 40s, it can feel like someone forgot to hand out the memo.

Infinity Mirror

With menopause, what comes to mind for me are infinity mirrors you see at fun houses. They’re the ones that show you reflections of yourself receding into infinity.

Andrea Eisenberg, MD

The Truth About Your Post-Menopausal Body

Going through menopause means a lot of things to a lot of women. While many parts of the “transition” are individual (for instance, my sister suffered nary a hot flash while I was continually bathed in sweat), one universal truth is this: our bodies change.

Sheryl Kraft

How Menopause Messes With Your Sleep

The hormonal, physical and psychological ramifications of menopause are not just limited to things like hot flashes, mood disorders and weight gain. They're lurking in the evening hours, too, when all you want to do is sleep.

Sheryl Kraft

Menopause and Vaginal Dryness

Why not get right to the point? Menopause brings many changes, with one of the peskiest being the way your vagina feels, including itchiness, dryness, irritation (even bleeding) and trouble with intercourse.

Sheryl Kraft

Seven Effective Ways to Deal With Menopause

The thing is, menopause is a relief. But the other thing is, menopause is a passage into a new phase of life, and it ushers in a new set of challenges in exchange for its presence.

Sheryl Kraft