Menstrual cycle: What’s normal and what’s not

Dr Sushma Tomar, an obstetrician, and gynaecologist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares her insights about the menstrual cycle and shares what is normal, and what is not

Menstrual cycle: What’s normal and what’s notFor a woman, her menstrual cycle is crucial, as it influences and plays a significant role in her overall health. It is a natural process that occurs in the female reproductive system. The menstrual cycle is due to monthly hormonal changes in the body that occurs from menace to menopause, each month, one ovary release […]

Cardiovascular risk linked not to weight, but to body fat storage: Study reveals

Postmenopausal women who are ‘apple’ shaped rather than ‘pear’ shaped are at greater risk of heart and blood vessel problems, even if they have a normal, healthy body mass index (BMI) according to new research

Cardiovascular risk linked not to weight, but to body fat storage: Study revealsBy studying a large cohort of women who had already been through menopause, researchers have found that cardiovascular risk is associated with body shape, which results from how fat is distributed in the body. Existing studies have suggested that a person’s body mass index (BMI), calculated in reference to their total weight and height, is […]

Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?

Life expectancy is on the rise for females who undergo breast cancer treatment, they, nevertheless, face a number of health risks in the aftermath of therapy. Late side effects can include damage to the bones, premature menopause symptoms, and poor heart health

Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?New research warns that, after completing breast cancer treatment, women aged 45 and over have a heightened risk of developing cardiovascular disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common form of cancer that doctors diagnose among women across all the world’s populations. At the same time, however, it is […]

Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopause

After menopause, there is a risk of increase in cardiac disease as the protection offered by estrogen declines. At the age of 50 years more than 50 per cent of the deaths occur in women, due to problems related to cardiac health

Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopauseCardiovascular health has had its fair share of exposure. People have heard of it, even if they haven’t undergone a procedure personally. However, when it comes to women symptoms become more evident after the onset of menopause. While heart disease is considered as a man’s disease, globally it claims more lives among women than men. […]

Menopausal changes to female heart happen earlier than thought

It’s known the female heart changes after menopause, but a new University of Guelph study is the first to reveal hidden changes that are happening during perimenopause- the stage before menopause sets in

Menopausal changes to female heart happen earlier than thoughtThese small, underappreciated changes have potential implications for protecting women’s hearts by introducing the use of hormone replacement therapy earlier. “We found the window of opportunity for using the therapy likely begins much earlier than previously believed,” said Prof Glen Pyle, senior author of the study. It’s long been known that young women have a […]

Does menopause affect blood count?

Menopause is a natural phenomenon which occurs in women as they age. It is defined as the permanent absence of menstrual activity due to loss of ovarian follicular development

Does menopause affect blood count?It is diagnosed retrospectively when 12 consecutive months have elapsed after a woman’s last menstrual cycle. The years leading up to menopause are called the menopausal transition, and are typically between 45 and 55 years of age. Menopause brings numerous physical and psychological changes. During the transitional phase, also referred to as perimenopause, women may […]

Long-term hormone use after menopause linked to Alzheimer’s risk

Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may be slightly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, a large Finnish study suggests

Long-term hormone use after menopause linked to Alzheimer’s riskMany women have been reluctant to use hormones for menopause symptoms since 2002, when the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study in the U.S. linked treatments containing man-made versions of the female hormones estrogen and progestin to an increased risk of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes. While some previous research has also linked HRT to […]

Menopause symptoms nearly double the risk of chronic pain, finds study

Common changes related to menopause and ageing include weight gain and decreased physical activity, which can contribute to chronic pain morbidity, as can impaired sleep and negative mood, which are also known to affect symptom sensitivity and pain tolerance

Menopause symptoms nearly double the risk of chronic pain, finds studyIn addition to the other health conditions affected by estrogen, it has also been shown to affect pain sensitivity. This finding was the basis of a study of more than 200,000 records from the Veterans Health Administration that demonstrated a link between menopause symptoms and chronic pain. The study results are published online today in […]

Social support can help slash the risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women, says study

Having good friends can save your life, as a study based on data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) demonstrates how strong social support may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in postmenopausal women

Social support can help slash the risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women, says studyThe study results have been published online on February 20 in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) With so many people affected by cardiovascular disease (CVD), there has been tremendous research on its various risk factors (although much of the focus to date has been on traditional risk factors such as […]

Acupuncture might help ease menopausal symptoms, finds study

Among women dealing with moderate to severe symptoms, acupuncture was associated with reductions in hot flushes, excess sweating, mood swings, sleep disturbances, and skin and hair problems

Acupuncture might help ease menopausal symptoms, finds studyA brief course of acupuncture may help to ease troublesome menopausal symptoms, suggests a small study published in the online journal BMJ Open. The findings prompt the researchers to conclude that acupuncture offers ‘a realistic’ treatment option for women who can’t, or don’t want to, use hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Menopausal symptoms are common, and […]
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