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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

  • Postmenopausal Women May Be at Risk of Gum Disease

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Postmenopausal women who are at high risk for broken bones may also be at increased risk for gum disease, a new study suggests. The research included almost 200 women, aged 51 to 80. They had all gone through menopause within the last 10 years, didn’t smoke and hadn’t taken [...]

  • More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for at Least 7 Years

    Menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats aren’t a short-term problem.

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDC

    THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s a link between early menopause and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a new study suggests. The findings may help explain why women are two to four times more likely to have CFS than men, and why the condition is most common among women in their 40s, the researchers from [...]

  • Here’s Why Winter Is the Season of Nosebleeds

    Nosebleeds are a common during the winter and shouldn’t be cause for concern, an expert says.

  • Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Extensive exposure to common chemicals appears to be linked to an earlier start of menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers found that menopause typically begins two to four years earlier in women whose bodies have high levels of certain chemicals found in household items, personal care products, plastics [...]

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