"Dr. Hot Flash" Debunks the Top 5 Menopause Myths

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Dr. Angela DeRosa Demystifies the "M" Word

Angelina Jolie is in it at age 39. “It” is menopause, one of least discussed conditions that affects millions of women every year. Dr. Angela DeRosa, DO, MBA, CPE aka “Dr. Hot Flash,” arguably the Southwest’s leading authority on menopause, andropause and hormone replacement therapies, takes the scary unknown out of menopause.

Myth #1: Menopause only affects old ladies. – Menopause can affect women of all ages whether from “forced” menopause as in the case of Angelina Jolie, according to her editorial from the New York Times on March 24th, 2015 or “natural” menopause in the case of Dr. DeRosa who was in full blown menopause at the age of 35. Knowing the symptoms and knowing they are treatable can take the mystery and fear out of the “M” word.

Myth #2: You are not going crazy! – Brain fog, brain fatigue, cloudy consciousness are all symptoms of fluctuating hormones. Balance the hormones and the clouds will float away!

Myth #3: Your sex drive gears down to neutral – While that may have been the case years ago, thanks to a variety of hormonal replacement options, sex after menopause can be better than ever. Dr. DeRosa has helped patients in their 80s get their sex drive back and it all thanks to balancing the hormones. And, the best part of all, after menopause you can’t get pregnant!

Myth #4 – You must suffer and sweat in silence. –Night sweats and hot flashes affect 75% of women in perimenopause or menopause. Hormone therapy is the most effective way to treat these symptoms and is available in a variety of options that can be tailored to each individual.

Myth #5 – Hormones cause cancer. – The correct hormones do not cause cancer. It is imperative to visit a doctor that specializes in all hormonal replacement therapies that are available so that each woman makes the right choice for her, her lifestyle and her beliefs.

“Most women think that if they are in menopause, they are instantly “old,” said Dr. Angela DeRosa. “But, I am pretty sure that no one thinks of Angelina Jolie as old and she is in full-blown menopause. We have to change this outdated mindset. While we are all going to age that doesn’t mean that we have to get old. Thanks to hormone replacement therapies each woman can get the exact dosage of what she needs to continue to lead a balanced, health, libido filled life. Old will not be a term you will use to describe yourself.”

Dr. Angela DeRosa is a nationally recognized author, speaker and advocate for women’s health issues. She is the founder of DeRosa Medical, an internal medicine practice with a specialized focus on bio-identical hormone replacement therapies for men and women; creator of MiraVita Metamorphosis medically supervised weight loss programs, and the author of “How Your Doctor is Slowly Killing You: A Woman’s Health Survival Guide”. DeRosa Medical has offices in Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale and Sedona, Arizona. For more information call 480.619.4097 or visit DeRosaMedical.com, MiraVita.com or DrAngelaDeRosa.com.



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