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Why does it seem like my breasts are getting bigger now that my hormones are declining?The redistribution of fatty tissue during menopause can contribute to a growth in breast size and abdominal size. Breast tissue is mainly made up of fat. As we age, if we are not exercising regularly to include both aerobic and light weight training, many areas of our body will lose muscle mass and gain fat. Read More Read More Questions Like This
Why do I get so many headaches now that I'm going through perimenopause?Many women report an increase in headaches during the perimenopause transition. The belief is the fluctuation and imbalances of hormones contribute to the headaches. The good news is women who are bothered by headaches during perimenopause also report the intensity and frequency of headaches improve after the menopause transition is complete. Read More Read More Questions Like This
My doctor told me I have vaginal atrophy. Is there anything I can do to reverse it? I just met a wonderful man and don't want to give up on sex entirely.The only thing that will reverse the atrophic changes that occur in the vagina is estrogen. There are several estrogen products that are safe for use by most women. Read More Read More Questions Like This
After sitting for an hour, I arose and urine came pouring out of me. This happens every time I get up from sitting down or lying down. What can help?Before lying down or sitting for an extended period of time, it helps to use the bathroom first, and put pelvic floor strengthening exercises into your daily routine. There are many possible factors that contribute to LBL. For example, certain medications, hormonal shifts, or a weakened pelvic floor can make LBL worse. Read More Read More Questions Like This
I have bronchitis so I’ve been doing a lot of hard coughing to where I wet myself, even after I have gone to the restroom. What can I do?Over time, chronic coughing can put a big strain on your pelvic floor muscles. As the muscles weaken, leaking can increase. Luckily, there are things you can do, such as work with your physician to get your coughing under control. Also, you may find it helpful to do exercises such as Kegels, yoga, or any type of exercise designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. We have an article titled, "How to Kegel" that you may find useful. Read More Read More Questions Like This