Category: Menopause

What Women Should Know About the Menopause - Prevention of

D. O. Cauldwell

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Interestingly, women in some non-western cultures appear to be significantly less affected by menopausal ills. Surprisingly, in a recent BBC news article “Women are Happier after Menopause” it quoted a Jublilee Report where 76% of post-menopausal women said their health was better, 75% said they had more fun, and 93% said they had more independence and more choice in everything from work to leisure pursuits. Ultraviolet radiation (UR) is one of the most detrimental causes of premature skin aging as well as skin cancers.
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Where's the Toast? A Woman's Guide to Managing Menopause

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N Engl J Med. 2008 Nov 6;359(19):2005-17. Oz reviews the signs and offers solutions to relieve unpleasant side effects. Persistent mood symptoms in a multiethnic community cohort of pre- and perimenopausal women. Finally, there are numerous relaxation techniques, many available on tape, such as progressive relaxation, which work remarkably well if practiced over time. If you’re experiencing hot flashes, you can try keeping your bedroom cool at night, wearing lightweight clothing with easily removable layers, keeping ice water nearby, or trying deep breathing exercises.
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Your Perfectly Pampered Menopause: Health, Beauty, and

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Perimenopause varies greatly from one woman to the next. In contrast to the sudden fall in estradiol during menopause, the levels of total and free testosterone, as well as dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and androstenedione appear to decline more or less steadily with age. There is growing interest in certian"anti-aging" formulas, which are definitely gaining in popularity today, but part of a mature journey through midlife is finding acceptance and joy in the transformations that our bodies go through.
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Trouble-Free Menopause

Judy E. Marshel

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It has some oestrogen, progestogen and also some male hormone (androgen) effects. Herbal medicines for menopausal symptoms. S. and eat less soy have a higher risk,” adds Dr. Future options for vasomotor symptom control may include norepinephrine serotonin reuptake inhibitors and combinations of estrogen or selective estrogen receptor modulators. Combined (oestrogen and progestogen) HRT has a higher risk than oestrogen-only HRT. Stroke. 2002 Nov. 33(11):2700-3. [Medline]. Women undergoing angioplasty appear to be protected against restenosis by estrogen therapy. [52] Progression of early atherosclerosis, as measured by carotid intimal thickness, was greater over time in postmenopausal women who smoked than in women who smoked and were on estrogen therapy. [53] Monkey studies have shown that coronary vasculature has a favorable response to CEEs. [54, 55] These findings continue to be investigated in further human studies, in the breakdown of age groups in the WHI data, and in animal studies. [41, 54, 56] Estrogen therapy is known to benefit postmenopausal women in a multitude of ways, mostly through the relief of vasomotor symptoms associated with postmenopause.
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The Change of Life Diet and Cookbook

Elaine Magee

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HRT is not effective at improving psychological symptoms, general wellbeing and mental functioning. For example, results from a meta-analysis demonstrated that menopause before 50 years of age was associated with a 25% increased risk of cardiovascular disease ( Atsma et al. 2006 ) and menopause before age 46 has been associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke ( Lisabeth et al. 2009; Wellons et al. 2012 ). Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to patients and providers about kava because of its potential to damage the liver.
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Menopause Made Easy: How to Make the Right Decisions for the

Carolle Jean-Murat

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Gonadotropin secretion increases dramatically after menopause. Cathy is like a lot of women bothered by symptoms of menopause. While a glass of wine may help you to get to sleep: a few too many can send your sleep cycle into a tailspin. N Engl J Med. 1997 Aug 28. 337(9):595-601. [Medline]. We may use symptomatic remedies along with a nutritional balancing programs for a short time, if needed, and these are listed later in this article. Don�t fret if you think that hormone therapy isn�t for you, there are natural alternatives out there.
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A Woman Doctor's Guide to Menopause (Books for Women By

Lois Jovanovic-Peterson

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Eating foods that cause an increase in gas production may increase IBS symptoms. There is growing interest in certian"anti-aging" formulas, which are definitely gaining in popularity today, but part of a mature journey through midlife is finding acceptance and joy in the transformations that our bodies go through. Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy and risk of acute pancreatitis: a prospective cohort study.
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The Change, women, aging and the menopause

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Being physically active may help to increase energy levels and give you a mental lift. Many hormonal changes occur during menopause. Contrary to the belief of many menopausal women, life does not end with menopause. Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals. The latest women's health and gynecology research from prestigious universities and journals throughout the world. Your calcium needs go up after age 50, from 1,000 milligrams per day to 1,200 mg. “With less estrogen on board, your bones don’t absorb calcium as well,” says Dr.
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Good Nutrition for a Healthy Menopause

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If you have an ongoing health issue, talk with your health care provider before starting meditation. At the review: Assess efficacy and tolerability of treatment(s). This signals the start of a new cycle and the hypothalamus heralds it by secreting GnRH. Oct 07, 2016 By the year 2025, the World Health Organization estimates that 1.1 billion women will be age 50 or over, all of whom are or will soon be experiencing menopause.
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Choosing between mainstream and complementary treatments in

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If they are committed, caring and communicative however, they can together discover ways to use this time to deeper, rather than estrange, their relationship. The WHI showed less risk of colon cancer with HT, hazard ratio 0.63 (CI, 0.43-0.92); however, ET did not show a reduction in colon cancer. Your risk of developing the diseases mentioned above can depend on a combination of many factors. Menopause is defined clinically by the absence of menstrual periods for a continuous duration of one year.
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