The word “menopause” often is used inappropriately. A woman doesn’t “go through menopause.” She ends up in menopause. Menopause is the state a woman enters once she has gone 12 months without a period, at which point her ovaries are no longer producing the hormone estrogen. What she experiences leading
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With literally billions of people traveling by air every year now, researchers are finally starting to gather and publish more data about the health risks associated with airplane travel. In terms of the common cold, it is now well-accepted that acute respiratory infections are frequently experienced after air travel. So
Study Assesses Dose and Delivery Method for Menopause HRT
When it comes to assessing the risk of estrogen therapy for menopause, how the therapy is delivered—taking a pill versus wearing a patch on one’s skin—doesn’t affect risk or benefit, researchers at UCLA and elsewhere have found. But with the commonly used
Many women are familiar with the vicious cycle that can result from getting a urinary tract infection (UTI)—the infection is treated with antibiotics, but then a vaginal yeast infection devel-ops.
Once you understand why this cycle occurs and what you can do to prevent the infections in the first place, you
Hot flashes, disrupted sleep, vaginal dryness, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, bone loss: These issues are all too common when women’s estrogen levels drop and hormones become imbalanced during the transition to menopause. However, for women who desire natural solutions, there are good alternatives.
Use of conventional combination estrogen and progestin hormone
About five million Americans over age 65 are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and this number is estimated to increase to 16 million by 2050. Presently the disease is incurable, and there isn’t even a reliable method of diagnosing it—but neurologist Sam Gandy, MD, director of Mount Sinai’s Center for
<P class=BULLET style=”MARGIN: 4.3pt 0in 0pt 9pt; mso-line-height-alt: 9.5pt”><SPAN style=”COLOR: #01a0c6; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol”>?<SPAN style=”COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol”> Soy isoflavones may improve cognitive function in postmenopausal women, say researchers at the University of California, San Diego. In a study of 53 postmenopausal women not on estrogen therapy, those taking soy isoflavone supplements
While calcium is still the star in the fight against osteoporosis, other bone-building nutrients are also important:Vitamin D: Helps absorb and deposit calcium into bones. Vitamin C: Helps produce collagen, which forms bone scaffolding. Vitamin K: Promotes osteocalcin, a protein that helps keep bones strong. Potassium: Helps retain calcium. Magnesium:
If you’re over 65 or past menopause and are not on estrogen therapy, your daily calcium intake should be 1,500 milligrams of calcium (about the amount in five cups of milk, yogurt or