537: What we’re still getting wrong about menopause | Mary Claire Haver, M.D., board-certified OBGYN

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“Menopause is inevitable, but suffering through it is not," says Mary Claire Haver, M.D.
Mary Claire, a board-certified OBGYN and certified menopause practitioner, joins us to discuss everything a woman needs to know during this hormonal transition and beyond, including:
- Old vs. new menopause (~00:07)
- Signs of peri menopause in 30s, 40s & 50s (~02:04)
- Sleep deprivation during menopause (~05:09)
- Menopause weight gain (~06:36)
- How to enhance body composition as you age (~09:25)
- Protein needs for women (~14:20)
- The link between food & hot flashes (~16:09)
- Pros & cons of hormone replacement therapy (~18:43)
- How to know if you’re a good candidate for HRT (~25:02)
- Best questions to ask your doctor (~27:23)
- Why we should have annual midlife wellness visits (~28:28)
- The future of menopause care (~31:23)
- A drug that can prolong estrogen production (~33:02)
- How to measure estrogen swings (~35:10)
- How to be your own menopause advocate (~39:35)

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Referenced in the episode:
- Mary Claire's book, The New Menopause
- The Galveston Diet
- Follow Mary Claire on Instagram
- mbg Podcast episode #529, with Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D.
- mbg Podcast episode #480, with Peter Attia, M.D.
- Statins Peter mentions: PCSK9 inhibitors, Ezetimibe, and Bempedoic Acid
- WHI study on frailty
- A study on estrogen therapy & dementia
- menopause.org
- Mary Claire's Menopause Empowerment Guide
- Tests to ask for at the doctor
- Oviva Therapeutics

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