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.
Women suffering from hot flashes might get some relief through an injection of an anesthetic near a nerve bundle in the neck, a small new study finds.
The mechanics of sex may become a bit more difficult after menopause, a new study finds. But most women will continue to be sexually active as long as they feel sex is important.
A new study found that moderate-to-severe hot flashes continued for an average of nearly five years after menopause, and more than one-third of women had moderate-to-severe hot flashes for 10 years or more after menopause.
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who take estrogen-only hormone-replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms might also be reducing their risk for a common form of the eye disease glaucoma, according to new research. “Ours is one of the first … studies to find estrogen-containing hormone-replacement therapy was associated with a [...]
By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older women with high levels of the hormone estrogen may be at a greater risk for dementia, especially if they also have diabetes, new research suggests. Using data from a large study that included more than 5,600 postmenopausal women aged 65 or older, French researchers [...]