Menopause

When Would a Woman Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy?

When should a woman consider hormone replacement therapy, and what are the different kinds of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)? Keep reading to find out. When Should I Consider Hormone Therapy? During menopause, your estrogen levels fall. Common menopause symptoms...

What Are the Signs I’m Starting Menopause?

Are you headed for menopause? Keep reading to learn the stages and signs menopause is starting. Stages and Signs Menopause is Starting Just as puberty is marked as the start of your first period, menopause is the milestone of your last period. The time frame is...

Keeping Your Heart Healthy During Menopause

Maintaining good heart health during menopause is of the utmost importance. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Once women reach the age of 50, about the age of natural menopause, their risk for heart disease increases dramatically. After age 50, nearly...

News in Gynecology: The Three Stages of Menopause

Menopause affects each woman differently. Perhaps your best friend is struggling to sleep. You're drenched in sweat from each hot flash. And your sister—lucky her—is enjoying a new sense of energy and creativity. What are the three stages of menopause and what can you...

Headaches During Menstruation

The hormones estrogen and progesterone play key roles in regulating the menstrual cycle. However, these hormones can also affect headache-related chemicals in the brain. The dip in estrogen before your period may cause a headache during menstruation, and estrogen...

Diabetes and Menopause: What to Expect

Managing diabetes and handling menopause symptoms can feel like a daunting challenge for many women. Each condition can combine effects on your body. For example, if you feel dizzy, find it hard to focus, and are unusually irritable, is this due to hormonal changes?...

Why is Vaginal Dryness such a Secret?

Vaginal dryness is a common problem, but most women don't talk about it, not even to their doctors. As a woman transitions through menopause, her body experiences decreased vaginal blood flow. This can lead to vaginal dryness, irritation, itchiness, and pain during...

Menopause and You: What to Expect?

Menopause effects each woman differently. Perhaps your best friend is struggling to sleep. You’re drenched in sweat from each hot flash. And your sister—lucky her—is enjoying a new sense of energy and creativity. What is Menopause? Just as puberty is marked at the...

What are Your Food Triggers?

Let’s talk about triggers. A recent study that looked at people's responses to candy bowls in an office showed that they ate a lot more candy if it was in a clear, glass bowl with easy access compared to when they couldn't see the candy or if they had to open the lid...

Eight Ways to Stay Healthy after Menopause

Truth: Not every woman will give birth or have sexual intercourse. Yet every woman who lives to the expected life expectancy (86 in the United States) will experience menopause. Defined as the permanent end of menstruation, menopause is a turning point in women’s...

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