Menopause, the cessation of the menstrual cycle, is a natural part of aging in women. Defined as not having a period for at least a year, menopause occurs at an average age of 51, although onset can vary widely.
THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While levels of testosterone and other reproductive hormones have some effect on menopausal women’s sex lives, their emotional health and quality of their relationships have a stronger influence, according to a new study. Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men. But, women’s ovaries also naturally produce small amounts [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who live with young children may be less likely to suffer hot flashes after going through surgical menopause, a new study suggests. The finding, published recently in the journal Menopause, followed a small group of women who had their ovaries removed because they were at [...]
FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Healthy women should not be diagnosed with testosterone deficiency and should not be prescribed testosterone therapy, a new guideline from the Endocrine Society states. “Although limited research suggests testosterone therapy in menopausal women may be linked to improved sexual function, there are too many unanswered questions to justify prescribing [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Soy protein may increase activity in genes linked to breast cancer growth — at least in certain women who already have the disease, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, reported in the Sept. 4 Journal of the National Cancer Institute, shouldn’t scare women off [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows. Physically active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, compared to women who were more sedentary, researchers report in the Aug. 20 [...]