What the Experts Are Saying
Menopause Symptoms Negatively Affect Women's Work
Symptoms of menopause can significantly disrupt a woman’s ability to work, according to a cross-sectional study presented at the annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society.
The study, by researchers at the Mayo Clinic, found that roughly one in eight women said issues stemming from menopause caused them to miss multiple days of work; reduce hours on the job; and even quit, retire, or be laid off.
Hormone Therapy May Reduce Death, Cancer Risk in Older Women
In 2002, negative news about the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) estrogen+progestin therapy (EPT) results created lasting fears about hormone therapy (HT), despite later statistical corrections to the negative outcomes and another, less-publicized.
Mortality risk reductions were significant compared with no hormone therapy for both estradiol (hazard ratio [HR], 0.78) and conjugated estrogen (HR, 0.86).
Menopause is not a disease. Experts call for new narrative for this natural stage of a woman's life
Women are not a monolith, their experiences of menopause are not all negative, and this stage of life should not be medicalized, argue an international group of experts.
What are the 34 symptoms of menopause?
The 34 symptoms of menopause is a list of common symptoms that can occur before or during menopause. They include hot flashes, irregular periods, mood changes, and more.
Menopause and Anger: What's the Connection and What Can I Do?
Feeling anger can be a result of factors connected to menopause. The realities of getting older and moving into a different phase of life — in addition to the stress that lost sleep and hot flashes sometimes cause — can contribute to moods that are unstable. Remember that your body is changing, but you aren’t to blame for these emotions. A very real chemical reaction is at play.
Hormones Account for 10% of Lipid Changes After Menopause
The transition from perimenopause to menopause is accompanied by a proatherogenic shift in lipids and other circulating metabolites that potentially predispose women to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Now, for the first time, a new prospective cohort study quantifies the link between hormonal shifts and these lipid changes.
Sleep Apnea May Increase Joint Pain, Fatigue in Older Women
Sleep apnea increases as women go through menopause, with the prevalence of sleep apnea 4.5 times higher in postmenopausal women than in premenopausal women. Joint pain is also more common after menopause. Both may be triggered by falling estrogen levels.
We May Just Have Found a Way to Zap Hot Flashes Naturally
Most natural remedies don’t have the same level of research behind them, although some have been used to ease menopausal symptoms for years. If you’re hoping to avoid putting extra chemicals into your body, or you want to use natural remedies to optimize whatever treatments you’re already using, that’s understandable, and you may well find them helpful.
Premature Menopause Linked to ASCVD
Premature menopause is well known to be linked to cardiovascular disease in women, but it may not carry as much weight as more traditional cardiovascular risk factors in determining a patient’s 10-year risk of having a heart attack or stroke in this population, a cohort study that evaluated the veracity of premature menopause found.
Premature menopause can serve as a “marker or warning sign” that cardiologists should pay closer attention to traditional atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk factors
Tips for Menopausal Hikers
You may see them infrequently. You may wonder at their skill or endurance. If you’re the average AT thru-hiker—young and male—you may worry about their safety and health.
Women 50 and over have as much strength and determination as any long-distance hiker. Most of them have faced one of the greatest challenges of a woman’s life: menopause.
Leaving the Workforce Due to Menopause Symptoms
It’s not every day that a FTSE 100 boss tells you about her nightly hot flashes.
But for 45-year-old Liv Garfield, the chief executive officer of British water utility Severn Trent Plc, it’s a way to demystify a natural phenomenon affecting menopausal women — a growing cohort at companies around the world. With menopause driving scores of women out of the workforce each year, addressing it is essential, says Garfield.
Hulk-like Rage and Terrible Sleep Peri-menopause?
Feeling confused by the onset of Hulk rage, interrupted sleep or gushing periods? It might be perimenopause, and it is most definitely time to talk about it.
When Menopause is Misdiagnosed
For 30 years, I worked as a registered nurse. I’ve been a case manager, a staff nurse, a clinical research coordinator, an educator – I did it all, and I loved my job. In 2018, I was forced to resign from nursing as I battled misdiagnosed menopause, which caused me to suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia, among other things, that were misdiagnosed for two years as depression.
One Woman’s Natural Remedies for Menopause Symptoms
Truthfully, I didn’t do the menopause naturally. I went straight to HRT as I felt my crippling anxiety caused by a lack of oestrogen meant that this was the right option for me.
My mindset changed in 2018 when a friend introduced me to Caroline Gaskin, homeopath and natural-menopause coach. After 10 years of taking a cocktail of supplements and prescribed medication I felt my body needed a break. I came off everything and allowed myself to reset.
New Non-Hormonal Therapies Coming Soon
Hot flashes affect three out of four women and can last 7-10 years, but the current standard of care treatment isn’t necessarily appropriate for all women who experience vasomotor symptoms, according to Stephanie Faubion, MD, MBA, director of the Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.
A Listing of Various Menopausal Symptoms
Menopause is unavoidable. That’s a fact. Symptoms typically start between the ages of 45 and 55 (average age 51), although sometimes they can occur in women as young as 30.
But knowing what to expect, and keeping a positive frame of mind throughout this change is the best way to deal with it.
Oestrogen Levels Linked to Risk of COVID-19 Death in Older Women
An older woman’s oestrogen levels may be linked to her chances of dying from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), with higher levels of the hormone seemingly protective against severe infection, according to a study published in BMJ Open
The Emotional Roller Coaster of Menopause
Declining estrogen levels associated with menopause can cause more than those pesky hot flashes. They can also make women feel like they are in a constant state of PMS (premenstrual syndrome). Unfortunately, these emotional changes are a normal part of menopause
Menopausal Symptoms May Be Linked to Cognitive Performance, Study Says
Women who experienced depression and sexual dysfunction around menopause were more likely to have issues with ‘brain fog’ and memory.
Brain fog may be related to hormones, not just information overload and aging.
With Funding from top investors, Gameto aims to delay - even eliminate - menopause
A small but growing group is also beginning to focus on menopause, which impacts half the population and whose onset is associated with a long list of health conditions, from higher blood pressure, “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides, which is a form of fat in the blood, to, even more frighteningly, a greater risk of breast cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.