Tag: menopause

Declining Estrogen Levels During Menopause And Dementia

60% of middle-aged women report difficulty concentrating and experiencing cognitive issues. While a cognitive decline is expected with age, studies indicate that a contributing factor could be menopause, which is characterized by a decline in reproductive hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen, primarily known for its function in menstruation and reproductive well-being, also serves […]

Estrogen Therapy and Heart Health

A woman’s risk of developing atherosclerosis and heart disease increases once she reaches menopause. The onset of menopause is due to the progressive decline of estrogen. Apart from serving a significant role in a woman’s reproductive health, estrogen protects bone health, keeps the lining of blood vessels strong and pliable, maintains cholesterol levels, and keeps […]

New Procedure May Allow for Delayed Menopause

For women, the fixed timing of menopause, the finality of menopause on fertility, and the major effects on our bodies, skin, hair and health have made it a much feared and misunderstood life event.   There are more than 30 symptoms associated with menopause, including hot flashes, irregular periods, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. Imagine if […]

Menopause symptoms and treatment options

  With menopause comes a whole host of symptoms, with the most well known being hot flashes and night sweats. Unfortunately, there are some symptoms linked to vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) that worsen the quality of life for menopausal women – from urinary issues to vaginal dryness.   In a study published in the journal Menopause, […]

Weight Loss After Menopause Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

  We’ve long known that being overweight and obese increases a woman’s risk of many different types of cancer, including breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancers.  In case you were looking for another reason to lose those extra pounds, a recent article published in Cancer last week has shown that a 5% drop in weight in […]

Bleeding after menopause: Yes, you should come in!

  Menopause is defined as 12 consecutive months without a period when no other explanation is found.  There are so many other symptoms and changes that come with menopause, many begin in mid to late forties and continue until mid to late 50s.  However, the ending of the period is the defining characteristic of menopause […]

Screening for Osteoporosis (thin bones)?

After the age of 25-30, most of us reach our peak bone mass.  Then we slowly start to lose bone mass.  How fast or slow that happens depends on many factors: genetics, gender, diet, exercise and other factors.  After menopause, with the decline in estrogen, women start to lose bone mass at a faster rate.   […]

The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause a new term for an old problem

  Women have always gone through menopause.   The hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings are commonly known symptoms that are visible, recognizable and publicly experienced by women all over the world.   We also know that these symptoms usually resolve as women complete their transition into menopause.  There are less visible symptoms that are just as […]

Hormone Replacement Therapy May be Safer than you Thought

Starting symptomatic women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as they transitioned through menopause used to be the standard of care.  HRT helps with hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, skin changes, concentration as well as a host of other symptoms.   In 2002, results of the large, federally funded Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study were published […]

Vaginal Dryness During Sex: Why It Happens to You

  original article here Vaginal dryness makes sex uncomfortable — and it can make you avoid intimacy altogether, which is tough for you and your partner. But what can you do when sex becomes painful because of a lack of moisture? There are other options besides reaching for K-Y Jelly®. Even though this can help, it’s […]