Menopause

In-vest-ing In Menopause

Most of us reach for an over-the-counter medicine if we have occasional pain, but menopause doesn’t act like that. Hot flashes don’t build like a headache, dizzy spells don’t wait for a good time, and panic attacks don’t...
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Experts Offer Guidance On A Common But Underreported Menopause Syndrome

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 -- Hot flashes and night sweats are well-known side effects of menopause, but the end of a woman's periods can also lead to other uncomfortable changes. Vaginal dryness, painful sex and painful urination are common symptoms...
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Reproductive Life Span May Affect A Woman’s Heart Risks

Women with a shorter time between menarche and menopause were at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke.
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Early Age At Menarche Tied To Worse Cardiovascular Health

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 -- Early menarche in women is associated with worse cardiovascular health, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in Menopause. Yi Zheng, M.P.H., from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and colleagues used...
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Genetic Mutations May Be Linked To Infertility, Early Menopause

A new study identifies a specific gene's previously unknown role in fertility. When the gene is missing in fruit flies, roundworms, zebrafish and mice, the animals are infertile or lose their fertility unusually early but appear otherwise healthy....
Related topics: Genetics, Infertility, Fertility, Medical Research

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Postmenopausal Women At Risk For Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Review Suggests

A new review suggests that following menopause, women are at higher risk for developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a chronic condition caused by the build-up of excess fat in the liver not caused by alcohol.
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Reproductive Factors Tied To Coronary Artery Disease

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 -- Certain reproductive factors may up the risk for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Aug. 3 in Menopause. Jingyi Wen, M.D., Ph.D., from Tongji Medical...
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Male Menopause Is A Thing. What To Do About It

Male menopause is a real thing, and the medical term for it is andropause. According to the Mayo Clinic, the term “Male Menopause” has been used to describe decreasing testosterone levels related to aging. See this article from Mark back in...
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Early Periods Tied To Worse Menopause Symptoms

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 -- Women whose periods started at an early age are more likely to have hot flashes and night sweats during menopause, researchers say. "The risk of the women who menstruated early experiencing both symptoms was greater than...
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Doctors Going Through Menopause Are Retiring Because Of Sexism

According to a new study from the British Medical Association, doctors going through menopause are cutting back on hours or even retiring from medicine entirely due to the sexism and ageism they’ve experienced in hospitals. Read more...
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Menoplay Through The Pain Of Menopause

Menopause, that fireworks finale of fertility, is like a second puberty that works in reverse. At least, that’s what we hear. Along with mood swings and acne, there are new joys like hot flashes that make you want to jump naked into the...
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Study Looks At Phthalates, Sleep Quality In Women At Midlife

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 -- For midlife women, phthalate exposure seems to be associated with sleep disruption, with the associations observed in nonsmokers or former smokers, according to a study published online July 29 in Menopause. Katherine...
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Medication Use Linked To Weight Gain In Postmenopausal Women

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 -- For postmenopausal women, antidepressants, beta-blockers, and insulin are associated with weight gain over three years, according to a study published online July 15 in Menopause. Fatima Cody Stanford, M.D., M.P.H.,...
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Dairy Does Not Protect Against Bone Loss During Menopause Transition

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- Dairy intake is not associated with improvements in bone mineral density or risk for fractures in women transitioning to menopause, according to a study recently published in Menopause. Taylor C. Wallace, Ph.D., from...
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Hot Flushes And Night Sweats Linked To 70% Increase In Cardiovascular Disease

New research has found that women who have hot flushes and night sweats after menopause are 70 per cent more likely to have heart attacks, angina and strokes.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Stroke, Medical Research, Angina Pectoris

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Certain 'forever Chemicals' Tied To Early Menopause

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Ning Ding, Siobán D. Harlow, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Obstetrician-gynecologists, endocrinologists, primary care physicians The goal of this study was to examine the associations of a...
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Different Hormone Therapies Affect Brain Function Differently

Sex hormones influence the structure and function of the brain, but little is known about the effect of hormone therapies (HT) on changes in the brain during menopause. A new study shows smaller increases in structural brain changes related to aging...
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Menopause Comes Early With High Pfas Exposure

(MedPage Today) -- Environmental exposure to certain synthetic chemicals was associated with early menopause, according to a new study. In an analysis of over 1,100 premenopausal women, those who fell into the highest tertile for exposure to per...
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Perfluoroalkyl Substances Linked To Earlier Natural Menopause

THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 -- Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are associated with earlier natural menopause, according to a study published online June 3 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Ning Ding, from the University of...
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Good News For Menopausal Women Who Take Hops

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 -- Women who take hop-based supplements to relieve symptoms of menopause needn't fear that they will interact with other drugs, a new study suggests. Hops are the flowers of hop plants and they give beer its bitter taste....
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