Focus on Women's and Men’s Health
About This Show
There are real differences in men's and women's health concerns. The life expectancy gap is decreasing between men and women, but men still deal with higher rates of cardiovascular disease, prostate and testicular cancers, fluctuating testosterone levels, and fertility issues. Women’s health issues include cancer, reproductive and sexual health issues, osteoporosis prevention and management, nutrition and sports medicine. This series focuses on new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of gender-specific health issues.
Most Recent Episode
Beginning the Menopause Conversation: Treating Its Impactful Symptoms
Guest: Andrea J. Singer, MD, FACP, CCD
An estimated 40% of women will spend up to one-third of their lives in menopause, experiencing symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, problems sleeping, sexual dysfunction, and joint pain. Despite the significant toll these symptoms can have, such as impact on quality of life and relationships, women are generally reluctant to talk with their health care provider about these issues. This discussion will demonstrate some strategies that can be used to help patients feel comfortable bringing up their struggles with menopause.