Dr. Suzanne GilbergLenz is the author of Menopause Bootcamp: Optimize Your Health, Empower Your Self, and Flourish as You Age. As Dr. Suzanne explains, “menopause is not a disease” but it is something every woman will go through. She shares key information women need to know to navigate their symptoms. She also explains why there are so many changes that can happen with the decline of sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone). If you are confused about menopause this interview is for you!

*This is a podcast interview and not intended to be medical advice. Please consult with your trusted healthcare professional for your health-related questions.


1️⃣ Dr. Suzanne explains what happens to your body in the 7-12 years leading up to menopause.

2️⃣ How hormone levels go from a very regular state to less predictable as the ovaries age and the levels of progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone decline. This is what triggers the various symptoms like hot flashes, brain fog, dryness, etc.

3️⃣ Dr. Suzanne explains that there is a benefit to knowing your mother and even grandmothers experience with menopause as your symptoms and when you go through it may be the same.

4️⃣ Why we need to focus on our brains, heart and bones with life-style well in advance.

5️⃣ The benefits of starting HRT and suggestion to read the NYTimes article on menopause.

6️⃣ The benefits of vaginal estrogen.

7️⃣ What women who’ve had breast cancer need to know.

8️⃣ The benefits of lifestyle modifications: exercise, mindset, and who we surround ourselves with and more.


Website: https://thedrsuzanne.com/ and https://thedrsuzanne.com/themenopausebootcamp/

Book: Menopause Bootcamp

IG: https://www.instagram.com/askdrsuzanne/?hl=en

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A Diplomat of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, MD, received her medical degree in 1996 from the USC School of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Gilberg-Lenz is involved in women’s empowerment and public education and appears frequently as an expert in women’s health and integrative medicine on TV, in print, and online. She is the author of MENOPAUSE BOOTCAMP: Optimize Your Health, Empower Your Self, and Flourish as You Age (Harper Wave; October 11th)

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