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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

  • Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?

    THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — 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. “While these findings are preliminary, our study suggests that limiting caffeine intake may be useful for those postmenopausal women who have bothersome hot flashes [...]

  • 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.

  • PMS Not Linked to Hot Flashes Later, Study Finds

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who experience premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, won’t necessarily suffer from hot flashes when they go through menopause, according to a new study. However, women who have PMS are more likely to report other common menopause complaints, such as memory and concentration problems, the researchers found. “We [...]

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