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  • Apr 2018

    What are the possible causes of vaginal dryness?

    Vaginal dryness is a common symptom for women transitioning to menopause. It is caused by a drop in levels of the hormone estrogen. Treatment options include medications to boost estrogen levels and home remedies that can also improve symptoms. We examine the causes of vaginal dryness and treatment options here.

  • Apr 2018

    Does menopause cause rashes?

    Menopause causes a variety of familiar symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness — but can it cause a rash? In this article, we look at the link between menopause, estrogen, and skin health. We also discuss how women can help prevent skin changes, such as dryness and age spots, during menopause.

  • Apr 2018

    Late menopause may protect women's memory

    New research suggests that age at menopause onset impacts memory. While small, the cognitive benefit may mean a lower risk of dementia years later.

  • Apr 2018

    What to know about hormonal imbalances

    While it is natural to experience hormonal imbalances at certain times in life, such as puberty, menopause, and pregnancy, some hormonal changes are related to underlying medical conditions. This article looks at the causes and symptoms of hormonal imbalances in men and women, as well as treatment and home remedies.

  • Apr 2018

    Is it normal to have brown spotting after menopause?

    Many women wonder whether dark brown spotting is a normal occurrence after menopause. In this article, we look at the possible causes of postmenopausal bleeding, including vaginal atrophy, HRT, infections, and polyps. We also look at whether spotting is a sign of cancer and when someone should see a doctor.

  • Mar 2018

    New drug could reduce hot flashes 'by 72 percent'

    Fresh analysis of trial data finds that a new class of drug rapidly reduces severity and frequency of hot flashes and other symptoms in menopausal women.

  • Mar 2018

    Anxiety: Does waist size have anything to do with it?

    Anxiety is a common occurrence in women, especially after menopause, and it has been tied to physiological changes. But could waist size be a risk factor?

  • Mar 2018

    What causes burning in the vagina?

    Learn about nine different causes of a burning sensation in the vagina, as well as treatment options and what happens if they are left untreated.

  • Feb 2018

    Can a vagina be too tight?

    Sometimes women feel vaginal tightness, but can a vagina be too tight? Included is detail on how the vagina changes during the course of a woman’s life.

  • Jan 2018

    What are phytoestrogens? Benefits and foods

    Phytoestrogens are a natural compound found in plants. When eaten, they may affect a person in the same way as estrogen produced by the body.

  • Dec 2017

    How does menopause affect sex drive?

    Menopause can cause physical and emotional changes that impact a woman’s life, including her sex life. Learn about how to increase libido after menopause.

  • Dec 2017

    What you need to know about menopause and pregnancy

    In this article, we look at the links between menopause and pregnancy. Included is detail on whether you can get pregnant during menopause.

  • Nov 2017

    Is it menopause or pregnancy?

    The signs and symptoms of menopause and pregnancy can be similar. We take a look at how to determine if you are pregnant or approaching menopause.

  • Nov 2017

    Is there a link between menopause and an underactive thyroid?

    In this article, we examine whether there is a link between menopause and an underactive thyroid, and how the two may affect each other.

  • Oct 2017

    Does menopause cause dizziness?

    Dizziness is a common symptom during menopause. It can result from hormonal changes that affect the ear, metabolism, and the heart. Insomnia and anxiety can also be factors. Lifestyle changes can help, but any unexplained dizziness should be discussed with a doctor, who may suggest hormone therapy.

  • Oct 2017

    Being underweight may trigger early menopause

    A large study of nearly 80,000 women suggests that being underweight puts women at a significantly higher risk of experiencing early menopause.

  • Oct 2017

    Menopause may trigger Alzheimer's disease

    A new study looked at the metabolic changes in the brains of menopausal and perimenopausal women and found potential triggers for Alzheimer's disease.

  • Oct 2017

    Cause and treatment for menopause bloating

    Menopause can sometimes cause bloating, an uncomfortable pressure in the abdomen caused by extra air or fluid. Learn how to treat menopause bloating.

  • Sep 2017

    Fibroids after menopause: What you need to know

    Fibroids are growths that develop in the uterus, and usually occur before menopause. We look at the symptoms and treatments for fibroids after menopause.

  • Sep 2017

    Bioidentical hormones: How are they used?

    Bioidentical hormones can be used in hormone therapy to relieve the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes. They are a synthetic form of hormone that mimic the action of naturally produced hormones. They can be used as creams, injections, and so on. Not all of these products have been proven safe and effective.

  • Sep 2017

    Study finds hormone therapy improves sleep quality for recently menopausal women

    For many women, the side effects of menopause don't call it a day when they do.

  • Aug 2017

    For post-menopausal women, vaginal estrogens do not raise risk of cancer, other diseases

    FindingsWomen who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer than women who have not...

  • Aug 2017

    Fat rats show why breast cancer may be more aggressive in patients with obesity

    Women with obesity are more likely to get breast cancer, and a number of studies have provided a reasonable explanation why: after menopause, fat tissue manufactures estrogen, and the estrogen then...

  • Jul 2017

    Comparing premenopause and perimenopause

    When a woman's ovaries stop producing eggs, it is known as the menopause. However, this onsets gradually, and symptoms differ before and during the menopause. In this MNT Knowledge Center article, learn about the symptoms of these different stages of the menopause and managing them.

  • Jul 2017

    Not just hot flashes: Many women experience substantial premenopausal symptoms

    Although considerable attention is paid to the problem of hotflashes, a quarter of premenopausal women in their forties and early fifties experienced a range of moderate to severe physical and...