What is Perimenopause?
Dr. Holly L. Thacker explains what perimenopause is and when women are in perimenopause. She explains classic symptoms and signs you are entering perimenopause and making the transition to menopause.
Skin and Hair Changes During Menopause
Dr. Holly L. Thacker explains skin and hair changes during menopause. The culprit for the post-menopausal changes in your hair and skin is the lower levels of the hormone estrogen circulating in your body. Loss of estrogen makes your skin thinner and more delicate, and can cause your hair to thin out. Watch for helpful tips.
Hormone Replacement Therapy's Effect on Breast Cancer Risk
Dr. Holly L. Thacker discusses the latest study on hormone replacement therapy and the affects it has on a woman's risk for breast cancer.
Untreated Hot Flashes Leads to More Doctor Visits
August 2014 - Dr. Holly L. Thacker discusses the relationship between untreated hot flashes and the increase in outpatient doctor visits and healthcare costs.
For more information on this study, read Yale University's press release.
Estrogen Therapy Benefits Women
The latest Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study shows that women who have had a hysterectomy can benefit from taking estrogen therapy. Speaking of Women's Health Executive Director Dr. Holly L. Thacker discusses how the study's findings can improve the quality and longevity of women's lives.