The prevalence and severity of asthma rise when estrogen levels climb and testosterone levels fall. Here’s what one doctor’s research reveals about lung function and the sex hormones.
Is weight gain inevitable at menopause? Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Medical weight management expert Karen Cooper, DO, fields this one.
Are hot flashes bad for your health? Does menopause change your voice? Will a thyroid condition mask hot flashes? What about if you’ve had a hysterectomy — do you need to know when menopause begins? Get the answers to these and other puzzling menopause-related questions.
Want a healthy vagina? This organ requires very little care, so less is more. A gynecologist offers tips on what you should (and shouldn’t) do for good vaginal health.
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You take care of your kids, spouse, parents, BFFs ― even your pets ― before taking care of yourself. Let this serve as a friendly reminder to STOP! Put yourself first.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Women’s Health specialist Lynn Simpson, MD, answers this one about hot flashes.
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.