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.
Slimming down may help ease the hot flashes that often accompany menopause, new research suggests.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adding a drug called goserelin to chemotherapy reduces the risk of early menopause in breast cancer patients and seems to improve survival, according to a new study. Early menopause is one of the most upsetting side effects of chemotherapy among young breast cancer patients, the researchers noted. The investigators found [...]