Vaginal atrophy affects more than 2 million post-menopausal Canadian women

But intimacy does not need to be sacrificed Vaginal atrophy (VA) is a common but treatable condition affecting post -menopausal women.  VA is where the vaginal walls become thin, fragile and inflamed due to the reduction of estrogen that naturally occurs during menopause***. Symptoms of vaginal atrophy include: burning, itching, dryness, irritation and painful intercourse.…

Boning up on Bone Health Treatments

Part 3 As I mentioned in an earlier post, Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to increased bone fragility and risk of fracture (broken bones), particularly of the hip, spine, wrist and shoulder.   A fragility fracture is a fracture resulting from a fall from a standing…

It’s not too late to get the flu shot!!!

The flu is hitting Toronto and other parts of the country hard, with an earlier than usual start to the season! And there has been a big spike in the number of cases according to Flu Watch, the national surveillance system that monitors its spread.  Flu Watch reports that as of December 15th, there were…

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As the Toronto Branch President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, I am very active in efforts to raise awareness for women’s health. I  am also a family physician in Toronto and Vice-President of Medisys Corporate Health. My blog is about highlighting  important issues in women’s health, health promotion, and disease prevention, as…