Sandy Greenquist

Health Professional

Sandy wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Menopause.

Latest by Sandy Greenquist

Fosamax Does Not Build Bone, It Prevents Loss and There's a Difference

It seems to me that far too many health care providers are jumping to prescribe one of the “bone-building” drugs as the first response for any woman who shows any sign of decreased bone mass, even when they are far from having osteoporosis or even ad...

Hormones and Mood - Before You Seek Out an Antidepressant or Sleep Pill, Consider Progesterone

It has long been stated that women in menopause do not experience more depression or mood disorders than at other times in life. However, as research continues to investigate this little understood life transition, important facts are emerging. It is...

Where Did My Waist Go?

Of all the body changes that come with perimenopause, I think weight gain, usually in the form of abdominal fat, is the meanest. Weight gain in the abdomen is one of the most common complaints of women whose hormones have begun to change signaling pe...

Is This Perimenopause?

Your periods are changing. They are coming closer together, and then farther apart, with more bleeding or less, more cramps or less and now you’re passing clots. You may find your sleep is disturbed. You wake at 2 or 3 or 4 a.m. and are wide-awake, u...