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Menopause

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.

Menopause News

  • Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women’s Hearts

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Healthy women at low risk of cardiovascular disease may be able to take hormone replacement therapy soon after menopause for a short time without harming their hearts, according to a new study. Previous studies, including the large-scale Women’s Health Initiative, found that hormone replacement therapy had [...]

  • Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?

    Drinking caffeine may worsen the hot flashes and night sweats that affect roughly two-thirds of women as they go through menopause, new survey data suggests.

  • How Losing Weight Could Help Ease Hot Flashes

    Slimming down may help ease the hot flashes that often accompany menopause, new research suggests.

  • More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A category of painkillers that includes the popular over-the-counter drug naproxen (Aleve) might increase an older woman’s risk of heart attack or stroke, researchers report. Doctors already knew that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that target and inhibit the so-called “cox-2 enzyme” can raise a person’s heart [...]

  • Migraines May Worsen During Menopause

    New research confirms what women with migraine headaches have told their doctors for years: migraine attacks seem to get worse in the years before and during menopause.

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