Hormones Can Play Shield Too
Female sex hormones have a number of jobs to do. While they can regulate mood and sexual function, they might also help protect women from infection.
But It Can't Be Menopause Yet!
Hot flashes, joint pain and night sweats aren't just for women during menopause. The symptoms can happen to women ahead of that mid-life transition.
Rx Tag-Team Works Better for Weak Bones
When one medicine doesn't help postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, doctors might recommend another. But if the second doesn't strengthen bones, what happens then? Taking them together might do the trick.
Hot Flashes, Yes, But No Heart Disease
An unhealthy diet can lead to heart disease. Being overweight, smoking and not exercising can also bring on the condition. What about adding menopause to the mix?
Sleeping Beauty to Protect the Heart
While some women past menopause have to deal with hot flashes and night sweats, others have to watch their sleeping patterns. How they sleep can affect their heart health.
High BP Now, Heavier Menopause Later
High blood pressure during pregnancy can be harmful for both the mother and baby's health. But could it also affect the mother many years later, when she's sending that baby off to college?
Pendulum of Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer
You’ve no doubt heard that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) used for menopause symptoms increases breast cancer risks. More recent studies have found that maybe HRT is okay. Now the pendulum has swung back.
Hormones Can Be Good - For Joints That Is
Bone density begins to decline when women hit menopause. Along with the risks for osteoporosis for women in this age group, osteoarthritis and pain in the joints can also be a concern.
Hormone Therapy Patients Have More Surgeries
To ensure hormone levels stay balanced and regulate the body, women who hit menopause may start hormone therapy. But menopause hormone therapies are not without risk.
Does HRT Cause Breast Cancer or Not?
Women used to rely on hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) to calm the discomforts of menopause. Then a study linked HRT to breast cancer, and everything changed.