Vaginal Dryness 101

What is Vaginal Dryness? Hormone changes during menopause can make the vaginal walls thinner, which leads to diminished lubrication. This lack of lubrication leads to pain during sex; it can also cause persistent discomfort in the pelvic region. Here are the key effects of vaginal dryness: Burning Loss of sex drive Pain during intercourse Light …

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Study Links Hot Flashes to Changes in Blood Vessels of the Brain

  In a new pilot study, researchers discovered that women who experience more frequent hot flashes show changes in brain scans associated with a higher risk for cerebrovascular diseases. Past research has found connections between hot flashes and heart disease, but this study looks at hot flashes’ effect on blood flow problems in the brain …

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5 Menopause Myths Debunked

  Myth 1: Menopause Makes You Gain Weight No scientific evidence supports the idea that menopause causes you to gain weight. However, hormonal changes during menopause do increase the risk of putting on extra pounds around your abdomen. Nevertheless, your weight and overall fitness depend more on your eating and exercise habits than on the …

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4 Health Conditions Linked to Hot Flashes

Almost 85 percent of women experience hot flashes during menopause. A sudden rise in body temperature and increased sweating are the key signs of a hot flash, which can cause considerable discomfort. But hot flashes are more than just a nuisance; mounting scientific evidence has suggested a link between hot flashes and risk for certain …

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Hot Flashes Could Last 7 to 12 Years, Study Finds

  A new study conducted at the Wake Forest School of Medicine finds that most women experience symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, for seven years or more. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine the study authors call for more research on safe long-term treatments to keep hot flashes under control. “Women should not be …

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Hot Flashes 101

What causes hot flashes? We still don’t know for sure. Changes in hormonal balance during menopause clearly play a role. Some think that changes in the circulatory system could be a trigger, which would explain why the face flushes red. Even though their cause remains a puzzle, more than two in three women experience symptoms …

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What is the Link between Hot Flashes and Hip Fractures?

According to a new study, women who suffer hot flashes during menopause are almost twice as likely to fracture their hips later in life. Hip fractures are among the most damaging injuries for seniors. Carolyn J. Crandall of UCLA, the author of the study, analyzed data for over 23,000 women between 50 and 70 years …

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Are you Battling Hot Flashes?

Are you battling hot flashes? Do they leave you irritable and feeling frustrated? Or even interrupt your night’s sleep? You may be interested in a medical research study called the Replenish Study. It is evaluating an investigational medication to see if it may reduce the frequency of hot flashes and sweating associated with menopause. To …

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