April 21, 2009
Six thousand women enter menopause every day, and studies have shown that the fairer sex can experience menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms as early as their 20s and 30s. Dr. Phil's wife, Robin, author of What's Age Got to Do with It? is on a mission to show the ladies how to embrace life changes with dignity and grace!
Robin recounts her own emotional and physical struggles with the change of life. Learn how she was able to get a handle on her mood swings and hot flashes.
Battling the Blahs
Becky says she hasn't gotten a good night's sleep in 12 years, and when she looks in the mirror, she sees a woman who has aged 10 years in 12 months.
Too Young for Hormone Woes?
Michelle is a 33-year-old who says she's chronically exhausted and regrets that she can't spend more time playing with her daughter. Her husband, Mark, says they're not as intimate as they used to be.
Howard is 47 and says he lacks libido, doesn't have the strength to complete simple chores and no longer has a zest for life.
Bioidentical versus Synthetic Hormones
Jim Hrncir, a compounding pharmacist, explains how women can use natural ways to battle menopausal symptoms.
When Doctors Learn from Patients
Natalie is an emergency room physician who says she learned important hormone tips from Robin's appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
A Close Call
Leslie says she was tired for over a year and never thought about testing her thyroid. It wasn't until she discovered a knot on the back of her neck that she was told she had thyroid cancer.