Estroven: I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends!

SEP 25, 2013

September is Menopause Awareness Month.
I remember all too well…menopause is a lonely, frightening time.  There is no one else in the family who truly understands the physical changes mom is experiencing.
Whether it is night sweats, hot flashes, irritability, vertigo, crankiness, unexpected weight gain, fatigue…or all of the above… absolutely no one in the same house can identify with the feelings.  (That is, of course, unless you are living with a female parent!)
Lying in my bed, there were times I longed for understanding.  Isolation combined with misunderstood physical problems will also occasionally bring on despondency.  This is when we need our girlfriends…to support, console and see us through.  Pick up the phone and call someone.  These conversations are incredibly important during this time.
Also, important is to understand all of the support a product line like women. The only line which offers a complete coverage of products that will “safely and effectively provide multi-symptom menopause relief, so you can feel like you again.” (Estroven)  All of these products contain naturally-sourced ingredients that go beyond reducing hot flashes and night sweats to relieve the most bothersome symptoms…and we all know just how bothersome those symptoms can be.
Their product line is for both functional and emotional relief.  They tell me one out of three women in the United States suffers from peri-menopause and menopause symptoms, however, nearly 60% of these women do not seek treatment because they are unaware of the solutions available to them.  I was amazed at all of the different types of Estroven and wished these had been available for me to try.
NEW Weight Management:  provides multi-symptom menopause relief, plus helps manage weight.
Maximum Strength: reduces hot flashes and night sweats, plus helps manage irritability
Nighttime:  reduces hot flashes and night sweats plus occasional sleeplessness
Energy: reduces hot flashes and night sweats, plus helps manage fatigue
Mood & Memory: reduces hot flashes and night sweats, plus improves mood and memory
Estroven has three experts available to answer any questions you may have.  You might take a few minutes to read over their credentials below.  Then know that you can find Estroven at most grocery and drug store retailers.
Also, Estroven has a panel of specialists who are ready to speak and counsel women through the process.  Experts like:
LeAnne C. Skinner, RD, LD has been in private practice for the past 35 years as a registered dietitian nutritionist for individuals, corporations, professional athletes, local celebrities, restaurant chains, the State of Texas and medical institutions. Her Texas-based company, Austin Nutrition Consultants, offers individualized counseling, corporate wellness programs, medical nutrition therapy, recipe and menu development, sports and fitness counseling, and qualified nutritional speakers. Skinner is nationally recognized as a leader in the entrepreneurial field of dietetics, having served as a national and state officer, founding member of the entrepreneurial dietetics group and a national mentor. In the private sector, she works with OB-GYNs and their many patients, and often recommends natural supplements, including Estroven, to her clients. Skinner cites menopause and its associated weight change as a common complaint on which she routinely counsels her patients.
Deb Horn is a 46-year-old trainer in Bergen County, N.J. who has 20 years of experience and continued education in core training, balance training, high intensity training, functional training, sports conditioning, sport specific training, BOSU and TRX. Whether it is for a busy professional, a stay-at-home parent, a seasoned athlete or someone recovering from an injury, Horn prides herself on designing fitness programs that are time efficient, goal-oriented and fun. By using functional training, real life expectations and motivation, her experience gives clients (many of whom are menopause-aged) tangible results. She has certification from the WITS Training School and The American Council on Exercise and is AED/CPR certified by the American Heart Association.
Shari Brasner is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and member of the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. For the past 18 years, she has been in private practice in New York City since completing her residency training at Mt. Sinai in 1995. Dr. Brasner attended NYU’s School of Medicine, earning membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Biology. She has since appeared on television programs such as “The View,” “Martha Stewart Live,” and the “Today Show.” She has also been the medical guest expert on several radio programs to talk about women’s health, menopause and practical solutions for everyday issues women face.  
Dr. Brasner was born and raised on Long Island, NY and now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with her husband Jeffrey and their 17-year old twins. Besides women’s health, she enjoys most topics associated with motherhood, child rearing and the transition to menopause, as well as travel and knitting.
Don’t try to go it alone…reach out to your community and know what is available to help you through.  Join them on Support is all around!
Have a wonderful Thursday Everyone!

September is Menopause Awareness Month. To help prepare for menopause, check out Estroven’s website to browse their product suite as well as tips and tricks for managing the good, the bad, and the sweaty!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Estroven.

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  1. I developed peri-menopause symptoms in my mid-forties. Estroven is the best. This product made all the difference in the world. My medical history precluded the use of hormone therapy, but Estroven is natural, so I could use it without worry.

  2. I would be very careful and only go on Estroven if a doctor advised it. I tried it, after I had gone thru
    menopause(over a year with no period) and I had bleeding. That is never a good sign when you are considered past menopause. Went to the doctor had a pap it came back abnormal, a result I had never had before. My cervical lining had thicken to a "6"…"7" is cancer. Scared, I went off Estroven, had another pap 3 months later and it was back to normal.. I mentioned to my doctor what I had done and he said that in all likelihood it was the Estroven that had caused the breakthrough bleeding, the thickening and the abnormal pap. Just because it is natural doesn't mean its the right choice.

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