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.
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.
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.
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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.
It’s no fun to change your sheets in the middle of the night, but that may be a common occurrence if night sweats are disrupting your sleep. Find out what causes night sweats and how to get relief.
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 can make you moody and irritable. It can also cause anxiety and depression. Here’s some advice on how to handle it.
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
Holly L. Thacker, MD, discusses perimenopause, the time in your 40s where you go through many hormonal fluctuations. These can lead to very heavy or skipped periods. You don’t have to suffer from these — there are many treatment options. In your 40s we still do periodic Pap smears and HPV tests, and add other … Read More