Will soy increase your risk of breast cancer? Discover the truth behind questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. A family medicine physician explains whether soy should be on your shopping list.
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of menopause, you might be tempted to try soy-based foods or herbal supplements to get relief. But do these so-called plant-based therapies really work?
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
Hot flashes are a signature of menopause that can really interfere with a woman’s sleep. When they happen during the day, often women can muscle through them – remove a sweater, turn on a fan. But when they heat up at 3 a.m., they can wake women up and leave them sweaty, restless and tired. … Read More
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