Ordinarily Extraordinary - Conversations with women in STEM

108. Dr. Rachel Cady, M.D. – Menopause Specialist; The Health/Medical Side of Menopause

May 24, 2023 Kathy Nelson Episode 108
Ordinarily Extraordinary - Conversations with women in STEM
108. Dr. Rachel Cady, M.D. – Menopause Specialist; The Health/Medical Side of Menopause
Show Notes

Dr. Rachel Cady is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and a Certified Menopause Practitioner. She is an active member of both the North American Menopause Society and the International Menopause Society. Among the concerns and symptoms she treats are weight management, sexual problems, vaginal dryness, abnormal bleeding, pelvic floor rehab, incontinence, heart health, mood swings, hormone replacement, bone health, sleep issues, and hot flashes.

What do we talk about in this episode?

Dr. Cady shares a wealth of information about menopause: symptoms, treatment, hormone therapy, and so much more. We talk about hot flashes, night sweats, brain fog, mood swings, weight changes, estrogen receptors and so much more. Dr. Cady answers all my menopause questions and questions from listeners. 

  1. What is menopause and perimenopause and how do I know when I’m in it?
  2. Hormone Replacement Therapy. What is it? Who needs it? How to figure out what to do.
  3. What is a menopause specialist and how do I find one? What do they do? There are 1,000 Certified Menopause Practitioners in the United States.
  4. Weight management and nutrition in menopause. Women need 400-500 less calories when we go into menopause.

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International Menopause Society's mission of the International Menopause Society (IMS) is to work globally to promote and support access to best practice health care for women through their menopause transition and post-reproductive years, enabling them to achieve optimal health and well-being. (https://www.imsociety.org)

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is North America’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. (https://www.menopause.org)

To find a Certified Menopause Practitioner in the US: https://portal.menopause.org/NAMS/NAMS/Directory/Menopause-Practitioner.aspx

The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) is a multi-site longitudinal, epidemiologic study designed to examine the health of women during their middle years. The study examines the physical, biological, psychological and social changes during this transitional period. (https://www.swanstudy.org)

The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) is a long-term national health study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, or NHLBI. (https://www.whi.org)

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