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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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?
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.
The five symptoms of cervical and ovarian cancer can mimic signs of benign conditions. But, they shouldn’t be ignored. Know when to consult your doctor.