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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

  • What You Should Know About Hormone Therapy’s Link to GI Troubles

    Hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms may raise the risk a bit for serious lower intestinal bleeding, a new study suggests.

  • Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who go through menopause at a relatively young age may have a slightly lower risk of developing a common heart rhythm disturbance, new research suggests. The study, of nearly 18,000 middle-aged and older U.S. women, found that those who’d gone through menopause before age 44 [...]

  • Angelina Jolie’s Choice Not Uncommon for Women With Cancer Gene

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Angelina Jolie’s decision to talk about the removal of her ovaries has brought new public attention to what is actually standard preventive care for women whose genetics dramatically increase their risk of ovarian cancer, experts say. In a column published Tuesday in the New York [...]

  • More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women’s Hearts

    TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s yet another study looking at the potential dangers of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms, and this one supports the notion that the treatment may not help women’s hearts. The research, a review of collected data on the issue, found that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not [...]

  • New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hormone replacement therapy for women may not be as potentially risky as previously thought, a new Mayo Clinic review contends. The new study, which evaluated three decades of prior research, concluded that hormone therapy to treat symptoms of menopause doesn’t increase overall risk of death or [...]

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