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Folks, the silence is deafening. Over the last year I have covered multiple topics concerning the healthcare of women through and beyond menopause. Subjects have ranged from painful intercourse to special concerns for the lesbian woman, from hot flashes to hearing and vision defects related to menopause, from extra premature deaths resulting from the unnecessary termination of estrogen therapy after WHI to the dangers of compounded bioidentical products, from cardiovascular disease to osteoporosis, from men and menopause to surgical menopause, and there has been much, much more. But never a comment!

We know the blog is being visited – we can track the number of visits. Of course you can take a horse to water but you can’t make it drink, so while the site is being visited, is it really being read? Is it the subject, is it the approach, or is there another reason?

I don’t care what the comments are, but at least let me know if anybody is really out there. Berate me, criticize my positions or statements, offer your own experience, suggest topics, ask questions, and yes even give me an occasional nod if you approve of some idea.

Of course the simple truth might be that this blog is on the wrong site or considered irrelevant. Probably not the latter because I have been invited to move the blog to another organization, so with regret, this is almost certainly my last communication with you.

Have a great life

Wulf Utian

Wulf Utian MD PhD DSc

Author; CHANGE YOUR MENOPAUSE – Why one size does not fit all. http://www.amazon.com/Change-Your-Menopause-size-does/dp/0982845723/


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  • Hi I am a nursing student.Thanks for informatioin

  • Hi I am a nursing student

  • I just came across your blog today and I find it extremely informative. I thank you for explaining what changes my body is going thru during this period of my life as I try to educate myself about this subject.

  • Didn’t have info as readily available when i was going thru it. Had to pay a doctor for limited info. Now the net is a huge help, like your site doctor, i do read it. It is helpful. Learning to fight the body changes.Loss of elasticity, belly fat, energy loss etc.

  • You are right doctor. We should be commenting on your blog. I don’t know why nurses are apathetic. Although menopause is a normal life event what has changed it that we are all living longer. That said the risk benefit ratio needs to be reconsidered. I don’t want to run the risk of getting heart disease or dementia because I was missing out on PHRT. If I live to be 90 or so the likelihood that one of these ailments will affect me is more probable than cancer. But we have a fear of cancer.

  • I too come for the news updates. I am in early menopause. Decreased periods. No hot flashes, I just stay hot. Lots of bilateral lower leg edema as it nears time for my period even if I don’t have one. I think you need to have a reason like controversy for us to comment about. Thanks.

  • why listen/read a Man’s point of view. Research is good but experience is equally valuable.

  • I agree wtih the second “poster.” I’ve enjoyed the readings but didn’t feel compelled to comment until now. To be honest? It seems that there’s a menopause industry that paints women as being ill and needing fixing (mostly via hormone replacement). Menopause is a fact of life; women in other countries don’t seem to have the same amount of drama around it. I have hot flashes. OK. I’m occasionally forgetful. OK. I live with those things because they’re NORMAL. There’s my comments.

  • You know, you are speaking to the choir but it is good information. Don”t stop

  • I think it is the site. This is not where I come to discuss things. It is where I get news updates. Also, while I recall some of your posts, I don’t recall them being controversial enough to stimulate me to comment. You were right – nothing for me to add. You were “preaching to the choir.” I wish you well at your new site.


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