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Pregnancy Complications Tied to More Menopausal Hot Flashes

Posted 13 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 – Tough pregnancies might translate into tough times during menopause, new research suggests. Women who developed complications during pregnancy – including dangerously high blood pressure ("preeclampsia") and gestational diabetes – were more likely to experience more hot flashes during menopause, the researchers found. "This study further underscores the importance of ...

Exercise Doesn't Affect Timing of Menopause, Study Finds

Posted 7 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 – New research seems to settle the question of whether there's a link between how much a woman works out and her risk of early menopause. The conclusion? There is no link. Previous studies have produced conflicting results, with some suggesting that very active women may be at lower risk of menopause before the age of 45, while other research came to the opposite ...

Chemo for Lung Cancer May Trigger Early Menopause, Study Finds

Posted 4 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 – Younger women who undergo chemotherapy for lung cancer are more likely to experience early menopause, researchers have found. The new study included 182 women who were an average age of 43 when they were diagnosed with lung cancer. Within a year, 64 percent of the 85 women who received systemic chemotherapy had entered menopause, compared with 15 percent of the 94 women ...

Health Tip: Manage Hot Flashes

Posted 30 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Hot flashes are a common symptom for menopausal women. The earlier in life hot flashes begin, the longer they may last, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says. The agency suggests how to manage hot flashes: Dress in layers, which can be removed when hot flashes begin. Carry a portable fan. Avoid alcohol, spicy foods and caffeine, which can worsen menopausal symptoms. If you smoke, quit. ...

Don't Believe the Hype on 'Vaginal Rejuvenation,' FDA Says

Posted 30 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 – Despite their growing popularity, there's no evidence that so-called "vaginal rejuvenation" procedures are either safe or effective, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The procedures, which use lasers and other energy-based devices to remove or reshape vaginal tissue, claim to treat conditions and symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence or sexual ...

Why Alzheimer's May Be Tougher to Spot in Women

Posted 23 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 – If your memory starts slipping, your gender may play a role in whether or not you are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. How? Women excel in a skill called verbal memory – the ability to learn and remember verbal information such as stories or grocery lists. At the moment, tests to detect Alzheimer's disease rely heavily on measuring this skill, ...

Scientists Get Closer to Origins of Hot Flashes

Posted 10 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 – Researchers report that stimulating particular brain cells triggers hot flashes in mice – a discovery they hope will lead to better therapies for women going through menopause. Humans also have these brain cells, known as Kiss1 neurons, and the new study suggests they perform similar functions in humans, according to the University of Washington researchers. And the ...

TherapeuticsMD Announces FDA Approval of Imvexxy (estradiol vaginal inserts) for the Treatment of Dyspareunia Due to Menopause

Posted 31 May 2018 by Drugs.com

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXMD), an innovative women's healthcare company, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Imvexxy (estradiol vaginal inserts) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe dyspareunia (vaginal pain associated with sexual activity), a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA), due ...

Wise Words on Women's Health

Posted 30 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 – May is Women's Health Month. With that in mind, doctors are offering suggestions for steps that women can take to reduce their risk of diseases and safeguard their health, both physical and mental. Dr. Blanca Sckell is medical director of the Ambulatory Care Center and internal medicine program at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, in New York City. She offered the following ...

Add Heart Check to Annual Ob-Gyn Visit, Experts Say

Posted 10 May 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 – A "well" visit to her ob-gyn can benefit a woman's heart, two leading U.S. medical groups say. "As the leading health care providers for women, ob-gyns provide care that goes far beyond reproductive health and are in a unique position to screen, counsel and educate patients on heart health," said Dr. Haywood Brown, immediate past president of the American College of ...

What Foods Can Hasten, or Delay, Menopause?

Posted 1 May 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 – What women eat might determine when they enter menopause, new research suggests. After tracking more than 35,000 British women for four years, investigators found that menopause tended to start earlier among those whose diets were heavy in refined carbs. In contrast, menopause tended to begin later among those who consumed a lot of fish and legumes. "In particular, a ...

Health Tip: Women Have Unique Nutrition Needs

Posted 12 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Women have unique nutritional needs, especially during pregnancy and menopause. Here's how a woman's diet should differ from that of a man, courtesy of the U.S. government's Office on Women's Health: Calories.Women typically need fewercalories because women naturally have less muscle, more body fat and are usually smaller. Vitamins and minerals.Calcium, iron and folic acid are important for ...

Could Earlier Menopause Mean Poorer Memory in Senior Years?

Posted 11 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 – Women who are older when they enter menopause may have a slight advantage when it comes to keeping key memory skills as they age, British researchers report. The study was decades long and tracked outcomes for more than 1,300 women. The research showed that a woman entering menopause 10 years later than her peers was able to recall one extra word on a 15-word test for ...

As Menopause Symptoms Get Worse, Heart May Pay a Price

Posted 11 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 – There could be a link between the severity of a woman's menopausal symptoms and her risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. While the research couldn't prove cause-and-effect, it's "yet another important study which highlights gender-specific risk factors for heart disease," said Dr. Rachel Bond. She directs women's heart health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York ...

Women May Dismiss Subtle Warning Signs of Heart Disease

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – Warning signs of heart disease in women, such as fatigue, body aches and upset stomach, may be shrugged off as symptoms of stress or a hectic lifestyle. But heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women, so it's important to listen to your body, according to experts at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Heart disease develops the same way in ...

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