This one thing is putting your heart at risk

Many women experience hot flashes during menopause, but research suggests that this may also be a sign of heart problems. The researchers tracked the health of 272 non-smoking women between the ages of 40 and 60. The researchers found that for women aged 40 to 53, frequent hot flashes were associated with poor blood vessel here to read more

Combat this nagging symptom with your diet

Menopause is often referred to as “the change,” and for good reason. Women who go through menopause experience many changes physically and emotionally. A common symptom of menopause is hot flashes. This sudden onset of extreme heat can leave you in a pool of your own sweat. Hot flashes are the result of hormonal changes here to read more

Home remedies for common aging women’s problems

Menopause… it’s a word many women dread and don’t really like to use. But in reality, it’s not the transition itself that is bothersome and uncomfortable. Postmenopausal women would confess that they feel relief not having their lives dictated by their menstrual cycle. What’s worrying for women undergoing this change are the symptoms. The legendary here to read more

Stop believing these common health myths

We are all different—from health advantages and predispositions we inherit from our parents to lifestyle choices we make every single day, there are so many factors that shape us and our health. Take menopause, for example. Until a woman actually enters this time of transition (which, by the way, is a completely normal and natural here to read more

Menopause and heart disease: Causes, symptoms, and prevention of heart attack in postmenopausal women

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States and the risk of developing heart disease increases as women enter menopause. This is due to the drop in estrogen levels that occurs during menopause. Women’s risk of heart disease may also increase if they smoke, have diabetes, have high blood pressure, here to read more

Shortness of breath seen as a symptom of menopause

If hot flashes and night sweats weren’t bad enough to experience during menopause, a new study has found that shortness of breath may be added to the list as well. The study found that throughout menopause women find themselves dealing with shortness of breath and other respiratory issues. Study author Kai Triebner explained, “Women are here to read more

Bone health in postmenopausal women can be improved with menopausal hormone therapy: Study

Bone health in postmenopausal women can be improved with menopausal hormone therapy. Study first author Georgios Papadakis explained, “When used in the right context, specifically in postmenopausal women younger than 60 years old for whom the benefits outweigh risks, menopausal hormonal therapy is effective for both the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.” Osteoporosis is a here to read more

Low bone density and hip fracture rates linked to hot flashes, night sweats during menopause in women

Low bone density and hip fracture rates linked to hot flashes and night sweats during menopause. The study found that women who suffered with moderate to severe hot flashes or night sweats during menopause had lower bone density. The study followed thousands of women who were not using hormonal replacement therapy for eight years. Baseline here to read more

Bone fragility, fracture risk rises with high-salt diet in women after menopause

Bone fragility and fracture risk rises with high-salt diet in women after menopause, independent of bone density. The Japanese study found that women with the highest salt intake were four times more likely to experience a nonvertebral fracture, compared to women with the lowest salt intake. Lead author Kiyoko Nawata explained, “Excessive sodium intake appears here to read more