Weight gain during menopause is so common that some women even have a name for it — “menopot.” It’s the “pot belly” that develops in so many women during mid-life, when changing hormones and a slower metabolism team up to pack on the extra pounds.
Do you know the difference between a pelvic exam and a Pap test? Many women think they are the same thing. But there are important differences between the two that you should know about.
Every woman knows that menopause is in her future. But most women don’t realize they’ll spend far more time in perimenopause than in menopause. We explain each stage of menopause, how long it lasts and why symptoms occur.
Many women experience sexual dysfunction at some point or at several points during their lives. Discover what options may be best for you.
If you’ve been through menopause, you may notice some unwelcome changes in your hair and skin. But good eating and grooming habits can keep you looking great.
Many women who are in their 40s wonder whether they are in perimenopause. Chances are good that they are if they are experiencing hot flashes, night sweats or irregular menstrual periods.
One in three women can involuntarily leak urine. This is not normal, and it’s not a normal part of aging. The good news is that this problem can be treated. Recently, new medical guidelines published by the American College of Physicians state that medical management should be a first-line treatment for leaky bladders. Some women … Read More
Menopause is a natural stage of life, and is not something that always must be treated with medicine. However, if your menopause-related symptoms are bothersome, you may wish to talk with your doctor. This is especially important if your symptoms interfere with your daily activities. Among the most bothersome of menopause-related symptoms are hot flashes and night sweats. These … Read More
To keep your bones healthy as you get older, make sure your diet includes foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D. These nutrients are essential to maintain strong bones, but they cannot reverse or treat bone loss.
Sex offers more than a feeling of intimacy or pleasure — it also offers incredible health benefits. Besides the emotional aspects and feelings of well being, it can be good for your heart, relieve pain and help you sleep restfully. It also can ease headaches, despite common beliefs to the contrary. How sex helps your … Read More