Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” OB/Gyn Linda Bradley, MD, answers this one about whether or not it’s safe to avoid treating fibroids by waiting until menopause.
Vaginal dryness makes sex uncomfortable — and it can make you avoid intimacy altogether, which is tough for you and your partner. What can you do when sex becomes painful because of a lack of moisture, and why does this happen?
Thyroid disorders affect 20 million Americans, many of them women 45 to 55 years old. Discover why it’s easy to mistake a thyroid disorder for menopause, and how to get the right diagnosis.
Wheezing. Chest tightness. Difficulty breathing. Inhalers and oral steroids will quiet asthma symptoms, but a bad attack can land you in the ER or hospital. Here’s why women aged 40 to 60 and boys aged 1 to 10 are most likely to be hospitalized for asthma.
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Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Women’s health specialist Holly L. Thacker, MD, answers this one.
Older women are at twice the risk of older men for a condition that can lead to kidney stones, osteoporosis and depression. A Cleveland Clinic study finds the disorder is often overlooked.
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?
Your heart races, you’re sweaty and you feel anxious. Get answers to seven key questions about the possible link between menopause and anxiety or panic attacks.
Hormones play a protective role when it comes to heart health for women. Learn more about why your heart needs more TLC after menopause.
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.