In this episode of It’s Not a Crisis, Dr. Lee Cohen speaks with host Doryn Wallach about the struggles many women experience during the menopausal transition.

For most women, menopausal symptoms are manageable, but for a sizable subset of midlife women, these symptoms can negatively affect sleep, mood, and quality of life.  While clinical guidelines suggest that menopausal symptoms typically last from 6 months to 2 years, new research suggests that for many women, the duration of these symptoms is much longer and can have a profound impact on functioning.  Further complicating the matter is that, now that hormone replacement therapy is no longer a first line choice for the management of menopausal symptoms, many clinicians are ill-equipped to provide guidance to women who suffer from menopausal symptoms. 

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Hosted by Doryn Wallach, It’s Not A Crisis is a podcast for women in their late 30s and 40s who are navigating the joys and challenges of life and learning to make the most of it. With each episode, Doryn invites a different expert to join her in offering their best advice. Topics will include positive thinking, hormone health, sexual health, growing with your partner, style, tweens/teen advice, small business advice, dating after divorce, finding yourself, beauty and much more! Listeners can expect empathy, sharp insights, and plenty of totally honest (maybe even embarrassing) revelations.