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Estrogen’s Storm Season

This fiction book begins as eight frustrated midlife women—from all walks of life—meet Dr. Kailey Madrona, a woman specialist. All are in perimenopause, the long and chaotic transition to menopause. They are as different as women can be—yet they share the mysterious experiences of perimenopause, night sweats, flooding periods or mood swings. We follow these women as they consult Dr. Madrona, learn the surprising hormonal changes explaining their symptoms, get better or worse, and try or refuse therapies. As each woman lives through her particular challenge, we begin to see how we, too, can survive perimenopause!

Type: 
Book
Life Phase: 
Perimenopause

Painful Periods

Painful periods are known as cramps. This section looks at what causes cramps and how to ease the discomfort. Doctors call painful periods or crampsdysmenorrhea.” They are caused by high levels of prostaglandins, a kind of hormone that increases the normal squeezing or contraction of the muscle in the wall of the uterus.

Type: 
Articles

Menstrual Cycle Diary

Use this diary if you are an adolescent or premenopausal woman.
You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to read and print them. If you don't already have this program, you can download it for free.

Type: 
Diary

Daily Perimenopause Diary

For perimenopausal women, including women with regular cycles who have hot flushes or night sweats
You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to read and print them. If you don't already have this program, you can download it for free.

Type: 
Diary
Life Phase: 
Perimenopause

Perimenopause: The Ovary’s Frustrating Grand Finale

Women in midlife increasingly hear the words “estrogen deficiency” spoken as the ultimate in bad news. “Everyone knows” that low estrogen levels cause heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and frigidity. Our purpose here first is to put women’s midlife concerns into a new and more accurate hormonal picture. Specifically, to present information about high estrogen levels in the perimenopause; how a woman can tell when her estrogen levels are high and out of balance with progesterone and then we’ll review the many ways a woman can help herself through perimenopause.

Type: 
Articles
Life Phase: 
Perimenopause

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Enrolment complete: Perimenopausal Hot Flush Study

Enrolment is now complete. Thank you for your interest.
CeMCOR is now recruiting Canadian women for this CIHR-funded randomized controlled trial to test whether oral micronized progesterone is more effective than placebo as therapy for hot flushes and night sweats in perimenopausal women.

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