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.
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.
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.
Dr. Holly L. Thacker discusses how women can treat and prevent urinary incontinence.
One of the common changes for women as they grow older is to lose a small amount of height -- most women will lose up to an inch. Dr. Holly L. Thacker says this happens because you lose the space in the discs that support the bones in your spine.
To keep your bones healthy as you get older, make sure your diet includes foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D. These nutrients are essential to maintain strong bones, but they cannot reverse or treat bone loss, which is called osteoporosis.
It’s time for concern when your physician has documented a loss in height that exceeds an inch and a half.