Have you ever bent over to grab something only to be paralyzed by sharp back pain? If you haven’t had a fall or experienced any other trauma and you’re beyond age 60, another possible reason is a compression fracture. It’s more common in postmenopausal women, but it can happen in men too.
If you’ve been through menopause, you may notice some unwelcome changes in your hair and skin. But good eating and grooming habits can keep you looking great.
Increasing exercise to reduce body fat could decrease the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women, a new study finds. Body fat has been associated with an increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. Canadian researchers found postmenopausal women who exercised at least 300 minutes per week were more successful at reducing total body fat compared … Read More
Many women claim that douching makes them feel cleaner, eliminates embarrassing odor and protects them against infection. But they may be doing harm to themselves along the way. I advise my patients not to douche on a regular basis. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ. When you try to cleanse it yourself by using a … Read More
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We all know someone who sweats a lot (and maybe it’s us). Discover why your body makes sweat, why some kinds smell worse, and what happens when your sweat meets bacteria. Discover when sweat signal a serious condition that needs prompt attention.
As the years pass by, many women find that the lifestyle that worked in their 20s and 30s fails to achieve the same results in their 40s and 50s. As women reach their 50s (the average age of onset for menopause), they’ll have to compensate for hormonal, cardiovascular and muscle changes. Weight gain in aging … Read More
Sex and menopause may seem like odd bedfellows. Especially if you’re one of the 15 to 70 percent of menopausal or postmenopausal women with sexual dysfunction, such as low desire or painful intercourse. Why do studies report such varying percentages? Perhaps because when it comes to sex, there are 50 shades of “normal,” according to … Read More
Memory difficulty is a typical symptom of menopause, but some might fear that it’s an early sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Many describe a sudden inability to recall simple facts as “brain fog.”
Yes, you can have satisfying sex after menopause. Our expert explains help for top problems that lead some women not to want to have sex later in life.