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

Among 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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Five reasons for reduced sex drive in men and women

Thyroid disease Hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid, is linked to a variety of symptoms which might include sexual dysfunction. Due to the disruption in hormone production, some women may find their vaginal lubrication decreases which can result in painful intercourse. Though the condition is less likely to affect men than women, it could still cause equivalent […]

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Women’s health: New procedure promises to delay menopause by 20 years

Women commonly start experiencing the menopausal transition at ages 45 to 55. During this period, they become at risk of health problems such as fractures and faster weight gain. But they may soon have the option to delay menopause. Researchers from England developed a new procedure that promises to give extra 20 years before the […]

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

For 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 […]

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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 […]

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Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopause

Cardiovascular 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. […]

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Menopausal changes to female heart happen earlier than thought

These 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 […]

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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 […]

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

Many 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 […]

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

In 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 […]

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