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.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25 (HealthDay News) — Low levels of the hormone estrogen are not to blame for mood swings and poor memory after menopause, a new study suggests. Based on this finding, the researchers believe there’s no reason to use hormone replacement therapy to boost mental well-being after periods stop. “These study [...]
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) — Hormone therapy helps with menopause-related symptoms such as sleep and memory problems only if a woman also has hot flashes, according to new research. The study included 150 Finnish women who had recently gone through menopause. Of those, 72 had seven or more moderate-to-severe hot flashes a day, while 78 [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) — Estrogen therapy after menopause may help reduce the memory problems associated with stress in some older women, a small new study suggests. “Those higher levels of estrogen are related to less release of stress hormone after a stressful event,” said study researcher Alexandra Ycaza, a doctoral candidate [...]
As the population ages, experts expect the number of women with the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis to surge. “Osteoporosis is a serious threat to women’s health — worldwide one in three women over the age of 50 will suffer a broken bone due to osteoporosis,” John Kanis, president of the International Osteoporosis Foundation,
A shot in the neck may curb extreme hot flashes associated with menopause, a small new study suggests. Injecting a local anesthetic into an area of the neck that communicates with the brain’s temperature regulation zone was associated with a 50 percent reduction in hot flashes among women with moderate to severe symptoms, the researchers reported.