Why the end of fertility doesn’t mark the start of decline—and may even help explain our success as a species.
What I needed to keep these symptoms in check was the hormone progesterone. I took it for seven years because I needed it, it worked, and I believed it was safe.
I’ve been hoping, to be honest, that they’d do menopause differently than previous generations. I remember women my mom’s age talking about menopause, Suzanne Somers hawking hormone replacement therapy, and the cheery emphasis on femininity.
Here are some things about delaying menopause and handling symptoms you should know right off the bat.
So is there a way to still feel sexy when your body's grappling to adjust to menopause? Absolutely.
Here's how to have great sex even as you go through menopause.
While putting periods, cramps and PMS behind you may be a bonus, new challenges take their place. Beyond the hot flashes, insomnia, and irritability, you have another issue to consider — a thickening middle.
It's nearly impossible to make a decision about Hormone Replacement on your own. The data continues to conflict and so much of the decision is based on individual circumstances.
Let’s face it. Doctors, even gynecologists and women’s health practitioners, don’t have all the answers about menopause and how to treat the myriad symptoms that come along with “the change”-- hot flashes, insomnia, depression and anxiety, sexual dysfunction, to name a few.
"It is potentially quite exciting," Roger Sturmey, an embryologist at Hull York Medical School in the United Kingdom, told New Scientist, calling Sfakianoudis's claim of reversing menopause "biologically plausible." "But it also opens up ethical questions over what the upper age limit of mothers should be."
The failure to treat the hot flashes places a burden on not only the women, whose careers may be on upswing at this point in their lives, but also their employers, according to Philip Sarrel, a study co-author and professor emeritus in the Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale School of Medicine.
The most common concerns expressed by my menopausal and postmenopausal patients are how easy it is to gain weight and how hard it is to lose weight. It's a real challenge, so much so that many women believe menopause causes a shift in the body that makes it impossible to lose weight. But is this really the case?
Traditional behavioral treatments for obesity, focused on caloric intake, have had poor long-term results.
“It flies in the face of the traditional wisdom that women have these symptoms for three to five years around the final menstrual period,” she said. “We now know for most women that is patently wrong.”
Summary judgment against HR is unfounded, misguided, and leads only to the perpetuation of a vintage mistake in new directions. I encourage the Task Force to reconsider this topic accordingly. In the interim, I advise a discussion with your provider about what’s right for you, to find a personalized path through the prevailing muddle.
A new study suggests that losing weight is substantially more difficult for women post-menopause.
According to research by the University of Pittsburgh, maintaining weight loss is harder for ladies in this age group, due to natural declines in energy expenditure.
Are menopausal women mad, bad, and dangerous? Yes—but they’re really just returning to normal.
There are things I miss about being fertile. A waistline. Hair thick enough to hide my pink scalp and skin fitted enough to prove I have bones. Ovulation — those heady days each month when every cell was vibrating, when just the brush of my husband’s arm against mine could make unloading the dishwasher feel like foreplay. I truly miss ovulation.
With Alzheimer’s afflicting more women than men, researchers are studying whether the hormonal changes that occur in menopause may affect the development of the disease.
About half of menopausal women suffer from vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. Yet less than half of those women seek help.
In the next three minutes, three people will develop Alzheimer’s disease. Two of them will be women.
And yet research into “women’s health” remains largely focused on reproductive fitness and breast cancer. We need to be paying much more attention to the most important aspect of any woman’s future: her ability to think, to recall, to imagine — her brain.
New research sheds light on why women survive for decades when females in many other species die after they lose the ability to reproduce.
It’s nothing that a little explanation, reassurance, and mild sedation can't fix.
I struggle to feel sexy knowing that I have the hormone levels of an older woman.
If you are one of those women for whom the transition from periods to no periods was like the transition from walking to sitting down — congratulations. Everybody else: You are my tribe. And I’ve come to believe that our tribe needs a ritual.
For some women, menopause is induced early because of treatments needed to save their lives, such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. For others, it’s genetic conditions, autoimmune disorders or even unknown reasons that bring about this change.
So, maybe you’ve been hit by the perimenopause or menopause sledgehammer?
It’s a menopausal minefield out there. One in four lucky women sail through menopause without suffering any symptoms. Maybe you’re one of the three in four experiencing one or more, of the sometimes-invisible signs and symptoms of menopause that can have a major impact on everyday life.
Menopause is still a taboo subject and in our youth-obsessed culture, it can often knock a woman’s confidence. It certainly knocked mine. But it really shouldn’t be that way. Menopause happens to all women if we live long enough and it can mark the start of an exciting new stage in our lives.
Less than 7% of women get the help they need in menopause. So, we set our vision to be the go-to health and wellness solution for women in the second half of life...starting with menopause. We’re your source for menopause facts. No myths, scare tactics or hand waving here.
Menopausematters.co.uk is an award winning, independent website providing up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options. Here you will find information on what happens leading up to, during and after the menopause, what the consequences can be, what you can do to help and what treatments are available.
It’s no longer about the time of the month, it’s now the time of your life!
Red Hot Mamas® is the leading provider of menopause education/ support programs in the US and in Canada.
EarlyMenopause.com is the leading support network for women experiencing early menopause and premature ovarian failure (POF/POI). We pride ourselves on our accessibility for women, whatever their situation, and work to accommodate all women including those experiencing menopause at a 'normal' age.
Amanda Thebe is a force of nature for women who are experiencing menopause hell and want to start feeling healthy and fit in their 40s and beyond.
Through her very frank articles, hilarious social media posts and inspirational and entertaining talks, she’s here to help you find the tools to have more energy and zest for life, while making you laugh like a 20 year old throughout the process.
Menopause published monthly, provides a forum for new research, applied basic science, and clinical guidelines on all aspects of menopause. The scope and usefulness of the journal extend beyond gynecology, encompassing many varied biomedical areas, including internal medicine, family practice, medical subspecialties such as cardiology and geriatrics, epidemiology, pathology, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and pharmacology.
Are you going through some changes? Chances are you don't want to talk about them. You're not alone.
Learn more about your personal journey with menopause.
The Menopause Map™ will help you:
•Understand the stages of menopause
•Symptoms of menopause
•Treatment options for menopause
You don't have to suffer in silence any longer…
Let's Talk About It!
MenoPro is a free mobile app from The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) to help clinicians and women work together to personalize treatment decisions based on a woman’s personal preferences (hormonal vs nonhormonal options), taking into account her medical history and risk factor status.
NewLifeOutlook has been dedicated to providing valuable information, insight, and support to our readers who live with chronic conditions. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with Menopause, have had it for years, or are a caretaker, you’ll find expert advice, valuable resources, and a supportive community.
Aimed at all those involved in the field of post reproductive health study and treatment, it is a vital resource for all practitioners and researchers.
A website by women, for women... offering objective and comprehensive health information,
especially related to menopause, perimenopause, and postmenopause.
Nutrition for hormonal balance & strong bones.
The aim of the Australasian Menopause Society is advancement of knowledge about the menopause. The importance of the menopause can best be comprehended when it is realised that there are over 2 million post-menopausal women in Australia, and that every year about 80,000 new women join this group.
The BMS is a registered charity and scientific society which is directed at the medical profession with membership open to healthcare professionals and others specialising in post reproductive health. It is dedicated to advancing education in all matters relating to the menopause.
Welcome to Hormones in Harmony where I shall share pearls of wisdom gathered over two decades of consulting with the hormonally challenged. As a holistic nurse practitioner specializing in neuro-immune-endocrinology, I have merged my western education with eastern philosophies, but the key to being a successful healer is to embody physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
The aim of the IMS is to promote knowledge, study and research on all aspects of aging in men and women; to organize, prepare, hold and participate in international meetings and congresses on menopause and climacteric; and to encourage the interchange of research plans and experience between individual members.
NAMS recognized a need to set essential standards for health providers, thereby assuring high quality care for women at menopause and beyond. To meet this need, NAMS developed a competency examination. All licensed healthcare providers are eligible to sit for this examination.
The first use of the term “menopause” is said to have been in 17th Century France. However, it is only relatively recently that there has been general awareness of menopause as a concept — 100 years ago, life expectancy was much shorter and few women lived long enough to experience it. Those who did were most likely the wealthy elite who would never dream of speaking about such matters anyway.
Overview, definition and explanation of menopause.
Discussion of hormone replacement therapy, trials, outcomes and more.
The menopause is not an illness. If you subscribe to the standpoint currently held by the conventional medical profession, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was. Women in many other cultures do not experience the menopause as a crisis demanding medical intervention. Many of them simply do not suffer the physical and emotional symptoms that women in the West are programmed to accept as inevitable. In our society the focus of the menopause is one of loss.
Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment options and self care measures.
Information on menopause, symptoms, resources and links.
Find up-to-date, easy-to-use information to help you transition through the "change of life."
Suggestions and information on the natural treatment for menopause and perimenopause.