Watch a clip from the hot new menopause documentary “Hot Flash Havoc,” executive produced by genConnect Expert Heidi Houston. The film seeks to inform women as young as age 35 on symptoms, signs and resources for dealing with menopause and hormone changes from aging.
Heidi Houston has a message for all women: Don’t wait too long to think about menopause.
Houston is the executive producer of the documentary “Hot Flash Havoc,” an enlightening, humorous and profound crash-course in what every woman needs to know about perimenopause and menopause. The film features candid interviews with world-class doctors, nurses, researchers, journalists and other experts in a number of different fields. genConnect Health Experts who star in the film include Dr. Alan Altman (OBGYN, Pres of the Int’l Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health), Dr. Pamela Peeke (Chief Medical Correspondent for Nutrition and Fitness, Discovery Health TV) and Susan Wysocki, RNC, NP (Pres and CEO of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health).
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When Houston was going through menopause and asked various medical “experts” about her own experiences, she always got contradictory answers. It’s just as important for doctors to know the signs and symptoms of menopause, as for women, she stresses.
“We need to educate women about menopause, what their options are and understand the questions they can ask,” especially when many doctors these days don’t give you much time to talk during visits, Houston said in an interview with “The Doctor’s Channel”. Questions such as sexual dysfunction, for example – which can be a symptom of menopause – “that takes longer than 15 minutes” to talk about thoroughly with your doctor, Houston says.
“Hot Flash Havoc” will clarify the confusion surrounding hormones and is a must-see film for any woman over 35 years old.
“Every woman’s going to go through menopause … a lot of people don’t talk about it and a lot of women don’t know anything about it,” Houston said in another interview with “Fox 17″.
For example, did you know that women begin going through pre-menopause as early as in their thirties?!
“If they really want to know what’s going to happen in life, this movie’s at least going to educate them about what’s going to happen. And it’s entertaining and fun,” Houston said. At the very least, she added, when you walk out of movie, you can be more of a health-care advocate for yourself.
But it’s not just for women – men should tune in, as well.
“It’s not a solo journey,” Houston said.
“Hot Flash Havoc” looks at issues such as:
- Understanding Perimenopause, Menopause, & Postmenopause
- Understanding Perimenopause, Menopause, & Postmenopau
- Understanding Hormones: Estrogen, Progesterone & Testosterone
- Being Sexual & Having Orgasms into Your 80’s
- Sex Drive vs. Loss of Libido
- Vaginal Pleasure vs. Vaginal Dryness
- Alert Mind & Memory vs. Dementia
- Maintenance of Memory & Brain Function
- Bone Health vs. Osteoporosis
- Heart Health vs. Heart Attacks & Strokes
- Positive Outlook & Moods vs. Depression & Mood Swings
- Restful Sleep vs. Sleeplessness & Fatigue
- Skin Rejuvenation vs. Dry Skin
“Hot Flash Havoc” opened in Michigan in April, and will open in several other U.S. cities and in Canada this month. Expert panels follow each showing and genConnect’s Susan Wysocki and Dr. Alan Altman will serve as panelists at the May 23rd premier in Los Angeles.
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