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Menopause

The menopause is caused by a change in the balance of the body's sex hormones and signals the end of menstruation - the ovaries stop producing an egg every 4 weeks. The reduction in estrogen causes symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and vaginal dryness. Simple diet and lifestyle changes can relieve symptoms, and some women are treated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
  1. Boosting progesterone levels can help improve fertility or reduce menopause symptoms in some people. Doctors can prescribe products that contain progesterone, but can any natural products raise levels? In this article, we look at how people can raise their progesterone levels, and whether natural remedies can help.
  2. Changing estrogen levels may appear to be linked with weight gain, particularly around menopause. In this article, we examine what the relationship between estrogen and body weight is, and how it can affect weight gain. Also learn about the role of estrogen, when levels may decrease, and how to manage weight gain.
  3. Vaginal bleeding between periods is a common experience with many possible causes. When this occurs, a person may notice light brown spotting in their underwear after their period has ended. Hormonal changes and contraceptives are common causes, though bleeding between periods can also be a sign of certain cancers.
  4. A new study led by British-based researchers finds a link between certain foods that women eat and the age at which they experience menopause.
  5. Diaphoresis refers to excessive sweating with no clear cause. In this article, we look at the possible reasons for diaphoresis, including hyperthyroidism, diabetes, menopause, allergic reactions, and medication side effects. We also look at treatment options, how to prevent excessive sweating, and when to see a doctor.
  6. Vaginal dryness is a common symptom for women transitioning to menopause. It is caused by a drop in levels of the hormone estrogen. Treatment options include medications to boost estrogen levels and home remedies that can also improve symptoms. We examine the causes of vaginal dryness and treatment options here.
  7. Menopause causes a variety of familiar symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness — but can it cause a rash? In this article, we look at the link between menopause, estrogen, and skin health. We also discuss how women can help prevent skin changes, such as dryness and age spots, during menopause.
  8. New research suggests that age at menopause onset impacts memory. While small, the cognitive benefit may mean a lower risk of dementia years later.
  9. While it is natural to experience hormonal imbalances at certain times in life, such as puberty, menopause, and pregnancy, some hormonal changes are related to underlying medical conditions. This article looks at the causes and symptoms of hormonal imbalances in men and women, as well as treatment and home remedies.
  10. Many women wonder whether dark brown spotting is a normal occurrence after menopause. In this article, we look at the possible causes of postmenopausal bleeding, including vaginal atrophy, HRT, infections, and polyps. We also look at whether spotting is a sign of cancer and when someone should see a doctor.
  11. Fresh analysis of trial data finds that a new class of drug rapidly reduces severity and frequency of hot flashes and other symptoms in menopausal women.
  12. Anxiety is a common occurrence in women, especially after menopause, and it has been tied to physiological changes. But could waist size be a risk factor?
  13. Learn about nine different causes of a burning sensation in the vagina, as well as treatment options and what happens if they are left untreated.
  14. Sometimes women feel vaginal tightness, but can a vagina be too tight? Included is detail on how the vagina changes during the course of a woman’s life.
  15. Phytoestrogens are a natural compound found in plants. When eaten, they may affect a person in the same way as estrogen produced by the body.
  16. Menopause can cause physical and emotional changes that impact a woman’s life, including her sex life. Stress and reduced estrogen levels can change how women experience and feel about sex. Medications can help boost libido at this time, and some lifestyle tips and natural remedies may make a difference. Find out more.
  17. Menopause is a time of change and fluctuating hormones. It marks the end of the fertile years, but pregnancy is still possible in some cases. In this article, we look at the links between menopause and pregnancy. Find out more about whether you can get pregnant during menopause and treatments for those who wish to.
  18. Menopause and pregnancy both involve hormonal changes, and the signs can be similar. In both cases, menstruation ceases, and there may be other similar symptoms, such as mood changes or light spotting. We take a look at how to determine if you are pregnant or approaching menopause, and what to do next in each case.
  19. In this article, we examine whether there is a link between menopause and an underactive thyroid, and how the two may affect each other.
  20. Dizziness is a common symptom during menopause. It can result from hormonal changes that affect the ear, metabolism, and the heart. Insomnia and anxiety can also be factors. Lifestyle changes can help, but any unexplained dizziness should be discussed with a doctor, who may suggest hormone therapy.
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