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. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Menopause can cause physical and emotional changes that impact a woman’s life, including her sex life. Learn about how to increase libido after menopause.
  7. In this article, we look at the links between menopause and pregnancy. Included is detail on whether you can get pregnant during menopause.
  8. The signs and symptoms of menopause and pregnancy can be similar. We take a look at how to determine if you are pregnant or approaching menopause.
  9. In this article, we examine whether there is a link between menopause and an underactive thyroid, and how the two may affect each other.
  10. What is the connection between dizziness and menopause? Find out about the causes, as well as treatment and management options here.
  11. A large study of nearly 80,000 women suggests that being underweight puts women at a significantly higher risk of experiencing early menopause.
  12. A new study looked at the metabolic changes in the brains of menopausal and perimenopausal women and found potential triggers for Alzheimer's disease.
  13. Menopause can sometimes cause bloating, an uncomfortable pressure in the abdomen caused by extra air or fluid. Learn how to treat menopause bloating.
  14. Fibroids are growths that develop in the uterus, and usually occur before menopause. We look at the symptoms and treatments for fibroids after menopause.
  15. In this article, learn about bioidentical hormones. What are they, how are they used, what are compounded hormones, and what are the risks?
  16. For many women, the side effects of menopause don't call it a day when they do.
  17. FindingsWomen who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer than women who have not...
  18. Women with obesity are more likely to get breast cancer, and a number of studies have provided a reasonable explanation why: after menopause, fat tissue manufactures estrogen, and the estrogen then...
  19. What are premenopause and perimenopause? In this article, learn about the symptoms of these different stages of the menopause, and how to manage them.
  20. Although considerable attention is paid to the problem of hotflashes, a quarter of premenopausal women in their forties and early fifties experienced a range of moderate to severe physical and...
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