Women's Health

A Woman’s Changing Body

Written by 
Bob Barnett
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

Understanding how the stages of your life affect you can help you understand how to adjust your wellness routine as you age. Likewise, it can help you appreciate what stays the same: the importance of caring for your body, mind and spirit throughout every moment of life’s journey.

Considering Hormone Replacement Therapy

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

Hormone replacement therapy is an incredibly effective way to ease symptoms, and it can make the transition a lot less disruptive to your life. But if you’re considering hormone therapy, you’ve probably heard that it’s also been associated with an increased risk of certain diseases.

Essential Pregnancy Nutrition

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

Paying attention to hitting your nutrition marks while you’re pregnant is a great way to get into the habit of doing the same thing once you become a mom—a true gift of awareness that can benefit you now and for years to come. Here are some key recommended daily nutrient goals.

Get Relief from Hot Flashes (Finally!)

Written by 
Kelly Mickle
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

Because the frequency and severity of hot flashes vary a lot from woman to woman, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to relief. It’s important to listen to your body to find treatments that work best for you and your lifestyle.

Kegels: The Exercise You’re Not Doing (But Should Be)

Written by 
Meghan Rabbitt
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

You can do them anytime, anywhere—while standing in line at the grocery store, during a business meeting or in the car on your commute home from work—and nobody will be the wiser. What are they? “Kegel” exercises that help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.

Ladies, Could You Have Sleep Apnea?

Written by 
Meghan Rabbitt
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Param Dedhia, M.D.

Sleep apnea is typically thought of as a man’s disease—it’s more common in men than women—but in fact many women suffer from this sleep disorder, especially after age 50. Here’s why it often goes undiagnosed in women, and how to spot the signs.

Menopause and Intimacy

Written by 
Kelly Mickle
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

For many women, the transition to menopause can present challenges—and intimacy issues are often high on the list. Here are some common challenges women may experience with libido and suggestions for addressing each.

Natural Remedies for Menopause Symptoms

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

As a woman, you are unique in so many ways—and that includes whether or not you choose to treat your menopause symptoms and what options you select if you do. If you’re unsure if you want to explore prescription therapies, these natural remedies for menopause symptoms may be a good place to start.

Preventing Osteoporosis

Written by 
Robert Oakes
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

The earlier you can take steps to prevent osteoporosis, the better—but bone-building strategies can be effective as you age, too. Understand the risks, when to get a bone scan and what you can do now to protect yourself.

Staying Healthy After Menopause

Written by 
Bob Barnett
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

While the menopausal transition (and its unwelcome symptoms) may sound a bit scary, it’s actually an opportunity to reevaluate your lifestyle and make changes that may be long overdue.

Take Control of Your Hormones

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

Hormone fluctuations are a normal part of being a woman, from the ups and downs of our monthly periods to the years leading up to the onset of menopause. Those fluctuations are influenced by our lifestyle choices: How much we sleep, what and when we eat and how much we move and exercise.

What is Menopause?

Written by 
Bob Barnett
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

Understanding what’s really going on in your body—and your mind—as you approach menopause is the first step to navigating the transition well. That means preparing to minimize symptoms, protecting your future health and exploring opportunities that this new life stage opens up.

What Obesity Means for Women

Written by 
Bob Barnett
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Param Dedhia, M.D.

Obesity isn’t healthy for anyone. But when it comes to some health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes, obesity increases the risks even more in women than in men. It sounds scary, but there is actually reassuring news if you’re willing to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle.

Your Breast Health: A Q&A with Dr. Cindy Geyer

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

Understanding breast health and breast cancer hasn’t been so simple, especially in recent years. Research has sometimes even reversed previously held notions about what’s best to prevent the cancer. The result is plenty of confusion about what to do, and what to avoid.