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.
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Healthy women at low risk of cardiovascular disease may be able to take hormone replacement therapy soon after menopause for a short time without harming their hearts, according to a new study. Previous studies, including the large-scale Women’s Health Initiative, found that hormone replacement therapy had [...]
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.
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.