Fibromyalgia symptoms: Does menopause make them worse?

Fibromyalgia symptoms are characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, but can menopause make them worse? Fibromyalgia is more common in women than men, so it’s important to understand the connection between menopause and fibromyalgia. Most women diagnosed with fibromyalgia are aged 40 to 55, which also coincides with menopause. Research has shown that fibromyalgia symptoms worsen here to read more

Late menopause linked to a lower risk of depression in later life: Study

Late menopause is linked to a lower risk of depression in later life, according to new findings. The research included 14 studies in a meta-analysis, representing nearly 68,000 women. The findings suggest that menopause in women over 40 compared to premature menopause women was associated with a lower risk of depression. This is because these here to read more

Hypothyroidism vs. menopause: Differences in symptoms, causes, and treatment

Hypothyroidism and menopause may be two different conditions, but they do have a connection, thus women may want to have a better understanding of these two health situations, including the symptoms, causes, and possible treatments. Hypothyroidism happens when your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain hormones. Women who are over the age of 60 here to read more

Thyroid disease in women negatively affects puberty, pregnancy, menopause, and fertility

Thyroid disease in women negatively affects puberty, pregnancy, menopause, and fertility. The thyroid gland is responsible for the production of hormones that help the body’s many functions to properly work. Thyroid diseases can affect women at any age and, depending on the condition, can lead to symptoms such as weight loss, early menopause, and even here to read more

Menopause symptoms worsened with sedentary lifestyle

A new study that examined sedentary middle-aged Hispanic women in Latin America found that sedentary lifestyle worsens menopause symptoms in comparison to active women. The study consisted of over 6,000 women, and it also revealed that sedentary lifestyle was highly associated with depression, anxiety, insomnia, and obesity. The women completed questionnaires about depression, anxiety, insomnia, here to read more

Increase risk of depression linked with early menopause

A recent review suggests that women who experience early menopause are at a higher risk of later-life depression. If additional research can confirm the results it may indicate that women who experience early menopause will require hormonal or psychiatric treatment once their periods stop. The researchers analyzed 14 studies which included nearly 68,000 women. They here to read more

Menopause metabolic risks: Education, income, weight and exercise

Researchers have found that education, income, weight and exercise all play a role in metabolic risks for women experiencing menopause. Metabolic syndromes increase a person’s risk of conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Researchers analyzed four years worth of data, which included 1,200 healthy women between 44 and 55 years of age and explored here to read more

Estrogen hormone fluctuation during menopause increases sensitivity to stress, depression

Estrogen hormone fluctuation during menopause increases sensitivity to stress and depression. Estrogen is typically a female hormone – it is also found in small amounts in males – that is produced by the ovaries, the adrenal cortex and the fetoplacental unit. Estrogen’s main roles are development and growth in female secondary sexual characteristics, such as here to read more

Changing estrogen in approaching menopause increases stress and depression sensitivity

During the transition into menopause, researchers have found that changes in estrogen contribute to women experiencing higher sensitivity to stress and depression. This can contribute to negative feelings during this period. A form of estrogen, known as estradiol, commonly fluctuates during menopause, which can lead to an increased sensitivity to stress and depression. It is here to read more

Protection against osteoporosis in menopausal women may be possible with soybean foods

Recent research suggests that a diet rich in soy protein and isoflavones can protect menopausal women from developing osteoporosis. The findings were presented at the Society of Endocrinology conference. Osteoporosis commonly affects aging women and leads to fragile and brittle bones. In the years immediately after menopause women experience the greatest bone loss because they here to read more

Doctors require more education about menopause

Nearly two million women reach menopause each year, and yet doctors are lacking in education about this stage in life. A new study uncovered that doctors are not well-equipped to handle menopause-related health concerns presented to them by patients, due to lack of education surrounding menopause. Researchers demonstrated the benefits of adding menopause-specific curriculum for here to read more