Recommended foods to help women post menopause

As women age their nutritional needs also do. Women face a certain risk of disease post menopause. Here is a list of five healthy foods that women should opt for as they age

Recommended foods to help women post menopauseDo you remember the healthy things your mom did for you when you were a kid? Maybe she nagged you to eat breakfast, packed you a hearty school lunch or made sure your dinner was hot no matter what time you got home. Now it’s time for you to do something healthy for your mom […]

Short sleep may harm bone health in older women, finds study

Getting five or fewer hours of sleep a night is associated with low bone mineral density and higher odds of osteoporosis, researchers report

Short sleep may harm bone health in older women, finds studyNew research in postmenopausal women has found that those who slept for no longer than 5 hours per night were most likely to have a lower bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis. A team from the University at Buffalo, New York, led the study of 11,084 postmenopausal women, all of whom were participants in the […]

Perimenopause often signals beginning of sexual dysfunction, finds study

For some women, sex becomes less satisfying with age, with a pronounced decline during perimenopause

Perimenopause often signals beginning of sexual dysfunction, finds studyA new study indicates that sexual dysfunction increases by nearly 30% during perimenopause, and vaginal dryness most often has the greatest effect on desire, arousal, lubrication, and overall satisfaction. Study results were published this week in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). There are many factors that can negatively affect sexual […]

Simple and effective tips to maintain a healthy vagina

Vaginal health is an important part of a woman's overall health. Vaginal problems can affect your fertility, desire for sex and ability to reach orgasm. Ongoing vaginal health issues can also cause stress or relationship problems and impact your self-confidence

Simple and effective tips to maintain a healthy vaginaWant a healthy vagina? This organ requires very little care, so less is more, says Beri Ridgeway, MD. She encourages women to do the following: Go for whole body health. Eat right, control your weight and exercise. Not only is this good for your whole body; it’s good for your sexual organs too. Conversely, chronic […]

Women’s health: Here’s all you need to know about hot flashes

By definition, the flashes are a feeling of warmth that engulfs the face, neck, and chest. This is also accompanied by excessive sweating, reddening of the skin, an increased heart rate, and eventually, a chilled feeling

Women’s health: Here’s all you need to know about hot flashesHot flashes are practically synonymous with menopause—but, despite most people being aware of their existence, many don’t know what, exactly, hot flashes are. Hot flashes are regarded as one of the common symptoms women experience as a part of menopause and perimenopause. However, this is not the only possible cause. In fact, they can actually […]

6 common causes of painful sex

Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia) is pain or discomfort in a woman's labial, vaginal, or pelvic areas during or immediately following sexual intercourse

6 common causes of painful sexIf sex hurts, you won’t want to do it. For most of us, pain stops desire cold. It’s estimated that about 20% of women suffer vaginal pain with foreplay or intercourse. Pain can be intermittent or chronic and can stem from a wide variety of causes, like infections, yeast, STDs, allergies, drug reactions, nerve damage, […]

Early menopause linked to heart problems before 60, suggests study

Women who go through menopause earlier in life may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke before they reach age 60 than their counterparts who go through menopause later on

Early menopause linked to heart problems before 60, suggests studyResearchers examined data from 15 observational studies with a total of more than 300,000 women, including almost 13,000 women who survived events like a heart attack or stroke after menopause. Compared with women who went through menopause at age 50 or 51, women who experienced premature menopause, before age 40, were 55% more likely to […]

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 […]

Waist size, not body mass index, might be a better predictor of coronary artery disease

For years, women have been told that weight gain could lead to heart disease. A new study indicates that it is the location of the fat that matters most, with abdominal fat representing the greatest harm and not overall body mass index (BMI) when assessing risk for coronary artery disease (CAD)

Waist size, not body mass index, might be a better predictor of coronary artery diseaseThe results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Because CAD remains the leading cause of death worldwide, there is tremendous attention given to its modifiable risk factors. Estrogen protects women’s cardiovascular systems before menopause, which helps explain why the incidence of CAD in premenopausal women is […]

Menopause with diabetes tied to more severe sleep problems, states study

Women with type 2 diabetes may face more sleep issues and more severe sleep troubles during menopause than peers without diabetes, a small study suggests

Menopause with diabetes tied to more severe sleep problems, states studyAmong 164 middle-aged women who completed a survey, those with diabetes averaged 10 sleep-related symptoms while those without diabetes averaged about 7 – and symptoms were rated as more severe by women with diabetes, the study team reports in the journal Menopause. “Sleep-related symptoms are one of the most frequently reported symptoms among midlife women […]
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