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What No One Tells You About Menopause

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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You probably know about the weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. Here are some other side effects of menopause.
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You probably know about the weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. Here are some other side effects of menopause.
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You probably know about the weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. But some other side effects people don't really talk about.

Here are some things you might want to know about menopause.

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Menopause and Vaginal Dryness

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Lower levels of estrogen often mean vaginal dryness after menopause. Learn what you can do to minimize symptoms and treat vaginal dryness.
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Lower levels of estrogen often mean vaginal dryness after menopause. Learn what you can do to minimize symptoms and treat vaginal dryness.

I'm not going to beat around the bush. (OK, I realize that is a not-so-funny pun.)

Why not get right to the point? Menopause brings many changes, and one of the peskiest is a change in the way your vagina feels, which can lead to itchiness, dryness, irritation (which can even lead to bleeding) and trouble with intercourse.

Is Getting Hot Flashes Genetic?

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Some women may be genetically predisposed to suffer hot flashes before or during menopause, a new study suggests.
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Some women may be genetically predisposed to suffer hot flashes before or during menopause, a new study suggests.

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Some women may be genetically predisposed to suffer hot flashes before or during menopause, a new study suggests.

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More Evidence Menopause 'Brain Fog' Is Real

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Those memory lapses many women notice around menopause are real, and they can begin at a relatively young age, researchers report.
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Those memory lapses many women notice around menopause are real, and they can begin at a relatively young age, researchers report.

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Those memory lapses many women notice around menopause are real, and they can begin at a relatively young age, researchers report.

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Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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The sleep woes that many women suffer during menopause may be more than a nuisance: New research suggests a link between lost sleep and an increase in risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
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The sleep woes that many women suffer during menopause may be more than a nuisance: New research suggests a link between lost sleep and an increase in risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

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THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News)—The sleep woes that many women suffer during menopause may be more than a nuisance: New research suggests a link between lost sleep and an increase in risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

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Do More Hot Flashes Mean Mood Woes During Menopause?

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Women who believe they have a lot of hot flashes during the night may be more likely to experience mild depression during menopause, a new study suggests.
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Women who believe they have a lot of hot flashes during the night may be more likely to experience mild depression during menopause, a new study suggests.

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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Women who believe they have a lot of hot flashes during the night may be more likely to experience mild depression during menopause, a new study suggests.

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Delving into Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Menopausal women with genitourinary syndrome often report lower urinary tract symptoms including frequency, urgency, nocturia, urge incontinence and urinary tract infections.
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Menopausal women with genitourinary syndrome often report lower urinary tract symptoms including frequency, urgency, nocturia, urge incontinence and urinary tract infections.

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by Rebecca Nebel, PhD, Assistant Director, Scientific Programs, Society for Women's Health Research

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September Is Menopause Awareness Month

  • Posted on: 25 September 2015
  • By: helen
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Menopause Awareness Month is a good time to learn more about perimenopause and menopause to help prepare for these changes.
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September is Menopause Awareness Month, an opportunity to educate women about menopause. Menopause is said to have occurred when a woman has not had a period for 12 months.

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