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
If you feel like you’ve lost your libido, there’s a lot to consider. Sex drive and the things that affect it are complicated. It is also dependent on personal relationships. Add into these the biological need to reproduce, which naturally will diminish to some degree as we all age. Medical problems, hormonal differences, marital problems, … Read More
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Women’s health news continues to dominate, inform, and affect our lives and imaginations. Below, I highlight some of the most influential advances in women’s health of this past year. Some involve new treatments or ways to approach therapy that can help many women, particularly after menopause. 1. Hormone therapy after age 65 – A new look … Read More
Discover the most common symptoms of menopause, from hallmark hot flashes to skin and hair changes. Then get our expert’s recommendations on hormone therapy and other solutions.
We don’t often think about what needs to happen to go from arousal to a satisfying orgasm. Your mind needs to stay clear and focused, your nerves sensitive and then blood needs to flow to all the right places. There’s a mental, emotional and physical aspect to sex, and unfortunately a variety of problems can … Read More
Sex has a long list of benefits and helps partners feel connected, so why does low libido occur? It may come down to the basic drives that help us survive. Of course, it’s more complicated than that. Read on.
Each year, there are changes in healthcare worth noting. As we look back at 2013, here are 10 important health highlights for women that include advancements, greater knowledge and new warnings as well. 1. Hot flash treatment The first non-hormonal therapy — Brisdelle™ (paroxetine 7.5mg) orally at night — was FDA-approved for the treatment of hot flashes associated with menopause. … Read More
Good news should be newsworthy. However, there has been a constant stream of negative news about menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) in the last 10-plus years since the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a 15-year research program to address health issues in postmenopausal women. Apparently, bad news sells. However, misinformation kills. The good news about menopausal hormone … Read More