There may be gastro problems that are triggered by Menopause

Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. Perimenopause can begin at any mature age, but it usually occurs sometime in the mid-to-late forties. It’s a sign that fertility is slowing down, and monthly periods will become irregular and finally cease altogether. At the onset of perimenopause, there […]

Understanding the role of testosterone in females

Testosterone is a hormone that is produced in smaller amounts in the ovaries of females, as well as in the adrenal glands. While testosterone is best known for its role in the development of male sexual characteristics and reproductive function, it also plays several important roles in females. Testosterone is involved in developing female sexual […]

Are there sleep disorders that only affect women?

Having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep? Or perhaps you wake up just as tired in the morning as when you went to bed, even though you had the requisite “eight hours of shut-eye.” There is a whole field of study of the disorder called insomnia. It deals with sleep disorders, and some  do train their […]

Understanding hormone imbalance in menopause

It is generally taken for granted that the onset of menopause is related primarily to the sharp fall-off in estrogen levels as women pass beyond their reproductive age. Usually, the decline in estrogen can begin in the early 40s. Still, there are no hard-and-fast guidelines as to when the level starts to fall off and […]

Ten women who are beating the image of being ‘too old to compete’

For too long, many cultures have seen a woman’s passage into her years beyond reproduction as a sign that she has ‘grown too old to compete’, and that it’s time for her to perhaps consider scaling back the level of her participation in competitive life.  However, this attitude bears no reality when you consider the […]

Are you confused about how HRT can be used for menopause?

Just this month, two seemingly opposite statements about the value of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopausal women came out of some prestigious and influential US bodies. On one hand, an article was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that deals with the finding of the the US Preventive Services Task […]

Understanding sleep problems in women who are menopausal

According to an analysis published in Endocrinology focusing on sleep disruption as a symptom of menopause, there are several different factors that will influence how, and for how long, the hormone changes brought on by menopause can disturb a person’s sleep patterns. And as the study has shown, disturbed sleep can have a significant influence […]

Understanding how menopause causes aging (not the other way around)

For so long, scientists, doctors and women have built up a mental picture showing that as a woman grows older, she will reach a point, called menopause, at which her monthly cycle will stop. She may then begin to display some or all of the symptoms associated with menopause. These include hot flashes (or flushes), […]

More women are turning to medical cannabis for relief of menopause symptoms

Medical cannabis is a safe and natural alternative to help with the symptoms of menopause. It helps to relieve menstrual cramps, insomnia and hot flashes as well as to improve the general feeling of well-being.  The medical cannabis industry is growing quickly, and it’s no surprise. This plant-based medicine has a long history of use […]

Menopause may bring with it low Libido. Fixing that can be quite easy.

Menopause is an inescapable part of a woman’s life, and as life expectancy grows,  most woman are living well beyond their seventies. This makes menopause one of the most predominant segments of life, in many cases making up more than half of anyone’s adult life.  There has been, for too long, a fatalistic attitude to […]