Hot Flash: What Is A Girl To Do?
Hot flashes or power surges are bothersome and sometimes embarrassing no matter which name you call them by. Flushed skin, rivers of perspiration, and increased heat (not only in the kitchen) are menopausal symptoms that disrupt many women’s lives. And while hormone replacement therapy is not safe for all women, there is hope on the horizon in the form of antidepressants. Antidepressants reduce hot flashes in 50% of women. Ellen Freeman, a research professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, reports that hormon...
The Case Against Menopausal Flashing
Many women approaching the change of life are familiar with racing hearts, rivers of perspiration and heat flushed faces-just some of the more unpleasant symptoms of menopause. While hormone replacement therapy may carry too many risks for most women, there is help on the horizon from anti-depressants.
Another Trick for Nitroglycerin
Brittle bones make for an uneasy existence for many older women. A slip on a curb, or a bump on the shin from a grandchild’s tricycle, could lead to a far more serious injury than a little black and blue spot and some muscle soreness.
Why Pregnancy Protects Against Breast Cancer
Motherhood may be one of the greatest blessings for many women. First, a woman receives the precious gift of a child. Then, she also is protected from breast cancer throughout her life.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
The wonderful children's book teaching cause and effect, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, just giving a mouse a cookie sets off a fun chain of events: "If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he'll probably ask you for a straw. ....." Another chain of events seems to take place when a female baby is in a compromised uterus. Two things, not necessarily in this order, take place: Asthma and early onset of her menstrual cycle. Metabolism and hormones appear to have an impact on the respiratory system The chain ...
Menopause Coping System
How we tolerate our hot flashes and mood swings during our midlife change often depends on how we have approached the challenges presented to us throughout other times in our life.
Wherever Thou Goest, Menopause Will Go
Whales have often held the fascination of many people, and women may have more in common with these magnificent creatures that cruise our oceans than we originally thought, particularly women in menopause.
As If Things Weren’t Bad Enough
Menopause is a difficult transistion for many women, but new research indicates that exposure to man-made chemicals may hurry up the process.
When menopause happens, lots of significant things happen to your body. A biggie is an inability to conceive, which may impact a woman's decision about how much time she has left to start a family.
A Replacement for Hormone Replacement Therapy
Clinical trials testing a major brand of the herb black cohosh, purported to ease menopause symptoms, have indicated use of the supplement does not cause liver damage.