5 Less Common Physical Warning Signs of Menopause


By Dr. Melissa Miskell of Hormones by Design Although almost every woman learned about her menstrual cycle from other women in her life or in health class, menopause is rarely discussed even among the closest friends. With over 25 million search results for “symptoms of menopause” in Google, it is clear that most women seek information about menopause […]

5 Signs You Need Hormone Replacement


By Dr. Melissa Miskell of Hormones by Design By now most people have at least heard about hormone replacement.  But how do you know if you need it?  Well, here are five distinct signs that hormone replacement could benefit you. 1. Hot Flashes If you have ever had one, you KNOW what I am talking about.  When it feels […]

Non-Hormonal Help for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats


By Dr. Melissa Miskell of Hormones by Design Time flies the older we get. It feels like one day we are chasing toddlers and the next we are nearing menopause. Two common symptoms that usher in this phase of life are hot flashes and night sweats.  For most women, establishing care with a qualified bio-identical hormone […]

Understanding PMS and How to Treat it


By Dr. Melissa Miskell of Hormones by Design We have all heard of it and many of us suffer from it…PMS or Pre-Menstrual Syndrome.  Symptoms such as bloating, hunger, headaches, and moodiness can begin anywhere from 5 to 11 days before menstruation.  Most women (about 90%) get some sort of PMS symptoms each month and this […]

What are the Indications for Starting Hormone Replacement Therapy in a Menopausal Woman?


You have finally reached menopause. Your first thought is “Yeah!  No more periods!”, and then the symptoms of menopause hit. You begin experiencing one or more of the following: Hot flashes Night sweats Trouble sleeping Anxiety Lack of sex drive Lack of energy Vaginal dryness Foggy thinking Mood swings Weight gain These symptoms, along with […]

5 Tips to Prepare for Menopause and Manage the Symptoms


The conversation around menopause should be more open, widespread, and informative, helping women prepare for this stage of their life and reproductive wellbeing.     It’s not just the infamous hot flashes – menopause comes with a slew of symptoms that can alter your quality of life, and since it’s practically impossible to just “ignore” them, […]

Menopause and Sex: How to Reignite Your Passion!


Just Because You Are Going Through Menopause Does Not Mean That Your Sex Life is Over Menopause and sex life CAN go hand-in-hand with ease, despite what you might have heard. After all, it’s no wonder that women can lose their sex drive when hormones start to decline! Mental and physical changes can be unpleasant, […]

Menopause and Depression: How Bioidentical Hormones Can Help


By Jeanette Maxey of Hormones by Design It’s no secret that hormones play a major role in our moods and emotions. This is especially true for women, as many female hormones regulate mood and feelings. As we approach menopause, many women experience a variety of symptoms that are often classified as depression.   However, before automatically […]

Estrogen Therapy after a Hysterectomy

By Jeanette Maxey of Hormones by Design What is a hysterectomy or oophorectomy? A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, and an oophorectomy is the surgical removal of the ovaries. Hysterectomies and oophorectomies can be performed together or separately. Why do you get a hysterectomy or oophorectomy? There are many reasons why a hysterectomy or […]