Osteoporosis risk in women linked to subjective well-being, a factor for higher bone density

Osteoporosis risk in women is linked to subjective well-being, a factor for higher bone density. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that leads to the loss of bone mineral density, which makes the bones weak and increases the risk of fractures. This condition is often seen among older adults, especially in women. The researchers found that here to read more

Memory problems arise after menopause

As estrogen levels drop after menopause, studies show that it impacts women’s memory. Memory loss is a very common symptom many seniors report. In fact, 75 percent of older adults report some degree of memory problems. Although women generally outperform men on memory tests, menopausal women report higher rates of forgetfulness. Executive director of the here to read more

Gene identified as a possible cause for menopausal hot flashes

A gene has been identified that may have be responsible for hot flashes typically experienced during menopause. The identified gene may help explain why some women experience hot flashes – because they are genetically predisposed to. The researchers uncovered gene variants that affect a brain receptor controlling the release of estrogen – and increase the here to read more

Perceived frequent hot flashes could signal depression during menopause

Women who report frequent nighttime hot flashes are more likely to suffer depression during menopause. The study included 29 healthy, premenopausal women aged 18 to 45 who were given a drug to reduce estrogen to mimic menopause for four weeks. Those who believed they experienced frequent hot flashes were more likely to develop mild symptoms here to read more

Heart disease risk higher in early menopause

There is a higher risk of heart disease and early death among women who experience early menopause. Dutch researchers reviewed 32 studies involving over 300,000 women. They compared women younger than 45 at the start of menopause and women who were over 45 when it started. Heart disease risk was 50 percent higher among women here to read more

Menopause effects on digestive system – causes and remedies

Menopause can impact your digestive system, causing problems that weren’t previously there. Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life, characterized by the ending of the menstrual cycle, which means she is no longer fertile. Menopause is often accompanied by symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disruptions, and mood changes. A healthy digestion here to read more

Menopause and its effect on cholesterol levels

Menopause seems to have an effect on cholesterol levels. While estrogen supports high levels of HDL (good) cholesterol during a woman’s reproductive years, once she goes through menopause, her estrogen levels decrease. So do the levels of HDL cholesterol, allowing for LDL levels to rise, thus increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Practicing here to read more

Bladder problems in women after menopause, urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, and prolapsed bladder

Bladder problems commonly occur in women after menopause and can include urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, and prolapsed bladder. There are many reasons why bladder problems are more predominant after menopause, including a reduction in estrogen levels, along with the consequences of pregnancy and giving birth. Being aware of bladder problems can make you more here to read more

Estrogen may help prevent recurrent urinary tract infections in post-menopausal women: Study

Estrogen may help prevent recurrent urinary tract infections in post-menopausal women. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are particularly common in women, with 25 percent experiencing recurrent UTIs. Menopausal women are at a higher risk of UTIs, which has been shown to be linked to lower estrogen levels. When bacteria enter the bladder, antimicrobial peptides inside the here to read more

Psoriasis severity may be influenced by puberty, pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause

Psoriasis severity may be influenced by puberty, pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause. Female hormones have been found to play a particularly significant role in psoriasis. Psoriasis peaks take place during puberty, after pregnancy (although the condition improves during pregnancy), and during menopause. One third of psoriasis patients present lesions by puberty. Other studies have noted that here to read more

Early menopause associated with milder rheumatoid arthritis: Study

Rheumatoid arthritis was found to take on a milder form in women who experience earlier menopause, according to research. The study involved 134 rheumatoid arthritis cases identified by four local and national registers that were part of the community-based health survey. For the study, researchers identified 134 rheumatoid arthritis cases collected by four local health here to read more