Some women sail through menopause with barely a blip to their physical or mental well-being. But others suffer mightily from hot flashes, mood swings, “brain fog,” painful sex and other symptoms…and unfortunately, the “solutions” offered by medical science tend to be a mixed bag of pros and cons.

For instance, the FDA recently approved the medication ospemifene (Osphena) to relieve painful sex caused by menopausal changesbut the drug causes hot flashes, which menopausal women definitely don’t need! On top of that, a large 13-year study now confirms that estrogen therapy, which does relieve vaginal dryness and hot flashes, should be used only short-term and if symptoms are severe, because otherwise the risks outweigh the benefits.

So what’s a sweaty, moody, foggy-headed but still potentially passionate middle-aged woman to do?

Our Menopause Guide can help you get back to feeling more like yourself. Our experts will tell you about safe, proven remedies, including herbs to calm you…yin foods to keep you cool and yang foods to avoid…tips to boost your memory and concentration…soothing topical remedies to put the pleasure back into intimacy…and much more. We’ve even got advice for men whose partners are going through menopause! Check it out…

Getting Through the Maze…

New Map for the Menopause Maze

A Midwife at Menopause?

Dangers of Early Menopause

I Love Menopause

Your Mind, Your Mood

Help for Menopausal Brain Fog

Yoga: Relaxing Treatment for Menopausal Symptoms

Feeling Anxious? Passionflower Can Calm You Down

How to Make Your Wife Less Cranky

Hot Flashes, Taste Changes and Other Annoyances

Hot Flashes? Avoid These “Yang” Foods

Why Deep Breathing Really Does Help with Hot Flashes (Despite What That Study Said)

Hormone-Free Help for Hot Flashes

Blame Menopause for Your Burning Mouth

Help! My Mouth Tastes Salty All the Time

Sexual Health at Midlife

Natural Topical Remedies for Vaginal Dryness

Six Easy Exercises That Increase Your Pleasure In Bed

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Personal Lubricants But Were Embarrassed to Ask

Dr. Rubman on Natural Aphrodisiacs for Men and Women

Intimacy After a Long Dry Spell

Probiotics for Vaginal Health

Treatment Pros and Cons

Hormone Therapy Not Quite So Scary?

Estrogen: The Rest of the Story

Are Your Bone-Building Drugs Bad for You?

Hot Flash Herbal Remedy On the Hot Seat