Author: Dr. Mache Seibel

5 Simple Tips to Stay Well After 50

With all of the available diet fads and exercise programs to stay well, there is sometimes too much information for people to consume. With too many options, people are left feeling confused, and end up not doing anything! That is why I wanted to share 5 simple tips that you can incorporate in your life today to keep you well.

7 Common Meds That’ll Up Your Risk of Breaking Your Bones!

Do you know how strong your bones are? Most people don’t…unless you’ve had a bone density. That’s a type of x-ray called DEXA that compares the density of your bones to a know population of women so you know if your bones are strong, or are losing calcium at a rate that increases your risk of a bone fracture. It’s information you should know.  Why?...Read More

What You’ve Never Been Told About Menopause

About 6000 women enter menopause every day and millions more are in the ten-year window around menopause called perimenopause. During my nearly 20 years at Harvard where I ran the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital, and more recently as Director of the Complicated Menopause Program at the University of Massachu...Read More

Domestic Violence in the Time of Covid-19

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, we’ve been told to stay home because it is safer.  But for an increasing number of women, that couldn’t be further from the truth. And I’m not talking about Covid-19. What if the person you are required to stay at home with is physically or mentally abusive and you have no place to go, sometimes not even as much a...Read More

Solitary Confinement – The Health Risks of Social Isolation

There have been a number of recent reports about the importance of socialization and the risks of social isolation. This topic has become increasingly important for people in middle age who often have routines that keep them isolated and for the elderly who are also challenged by isolation. Let me know your thoughts. *******************************...Read More

You Are NOT Too Young for Heart Disease!

Usually when I share an article, it’s from a well-known medical journal. But this information was reported on the front page of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ January 15, 2020). And it’s alarming!   Heart disease and strokes are killing an increasing number of Americans between the ages of 45 and 64, in the prime years of their life.   “It’...Read More

Women Have Menopause, Men Have Manopause

What is Andropause? Most people know that women go through menopause. Periods stop, reproduction stops, and there are a number of other signs and symptoms caused by low estrogen levels such as hot flashes and mood swings. But a dirty little secret that most people don’t know is that many men go through their version of the same thing; their own mid...Read More

Protect Our Skin with These 5 Ingredients

Don’t let the weather damage your skin health. A biochemist offers his thoughts on 5 protective ingredients to look for in your skin care products. It’s the perfect time to renew and recharge, especially when it comes to your skincare routine. “Now is the time to reverse harsh summer skin damage while readying your regimen for the cold, dry w...Read More

Food and Your Memory in Menopause

Can you change how well your brain works during menopause by what you eat?  One study says yes – at least a little. African Americans, white, Chinese and Japanese women were followed during menopause and their diet was recorded as well as tests of their brain function called cognitive testing. In this report, the researchers reported how much phyto...Read More

7 Tips to Control Stress Incontinence

If you’ve ever worried you wouldn’t find a bathroom in time or worried about wetting your pants each time you sneeze, read on to understand the problem and find tips on what to do. Shhhhh. Most women don’t want to talk about it. In fact most wait 5-7 years to discuss it with their doctor. Let’s face it; it is embarrassing to have urinary incontinen...Read More

Dry Mouth, Osteoporosis – 10 “Gotta See” Questions

Ever have a dry mouth? It could be a sign of osteoporosis. The journal Menopause published a study showing that women in menopause who have a dry mouth are at increased risk of low calcium and osteoporosis (brittle bones). First, doctors eliminated medical reasons for a dry mouth, such as: Medication (an antihistamine, diuretic or medicine for urin...Read More

8 Risk Factors for Bone Fracture

Fact: More than half of all bone fractures are in people with osteopenia rather than osteoporosis. Right now may be the perfect time to bone up on your potential fracture risk. If you haven’t heard of FRAX, it stands for Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. It was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to estimate a person’s risk of bone fractu...Read More

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