The last menstrual period. Permanent cessation of menses (MENSTRUATION) is usually defined after 6 to 12 months of AMENORRHEA in a woman over 45 years of age. In the United States, menopause generally occurs in women between 48 and 55 years of age.
The premature cessation of menses (MENSTRUATION) when the last menstrual period occurs in a woman under the age of 40. It is due to the depletion of OVARIAN FOLLICLES. Premature MENOPAUSE can be caused by diseases; OVARIECTOMY; RADIATION; chemicals; and chromosomal abnormalities.
The use of hormonal agents with estrogen-like activity in postmenopausal or other estrogen-deficient women to alleviate effects of hormone deficiency, such as vasomotor symptoms, DYSPAREUNIA, and progressive development of OSTEOPOROSIS. This may also include the use of progestational agents in combination therapy.
The transitional period before and after MENOPAUSE. Perimenopausal symptoms are associated with irregular MENSTRUAL CYCLE and widely fluctuated hormone levels. They may appear 6 years before menopause and subside 2 to 5 years after menopause.
The physiological period following the MENOPAUSE, the permanent cessation of the menstrual life.
A sudden, temporary sensation of heat predominantly experienced by some women during MENOPAUSE. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Cessation of ovarian function after MENARCHE but before the age of 40, without or with OVARIAN FOLLICLE depletion. It is characterized by the presence of OLIGOMENORRHEA or AMENORRHEA, elevated GONADOTROPINS, and low ESTRADIOL levels. It is a state of female HYPERGONADOTROPIC HYPOGONADISM. Etiologies include genetic defects, autoimmune processes, chemotherapy, radiation, and infections.
Physiologic period, characterized by endocrine, somatic, and psychic changes with the termination of ovarian function in the female. It may also accompany the normal diminution of sexual activity in the male.
Therapeutic use of hormones to alleviate the effects of hormone deficiency.
The first MENSTRUAL CYCLE marked by the initiation of MENSTRUATION.
The period before MENOPAUSE. In premenopausal women, the climacteric transition from full sexual maturity to cessation of ovarian cycle takes place between the age of late thirty and early fifty.
The surgical removal of one or both ovaries.
Compounds that interact with ESTROGEN RECEPTORS in target tissues to bring about the effects similar to those of ESTRADIOL. Estrogens stimulate the female reproductive organs, and the development of secondary female SEX CHARACTERISTICS. Estrogenic chemicals include natural, synthetic, steroidal, or non-steroidal compounds.
Metabolic disorder associated with fractures of the femoral neck, vertebrae, and distal forearm. It occurs commonly in women within 15-20 years after menopause, and is caused by factors associated with menopause including estrogen deficiency.
An important aggregate factor in epidemiological studies of women's health. The concept usually includes the number and timing of pregnancies and their outcomes, the incidence of breast feeding, and may include age of menarche and menopause, regularity of menstruation, fertility, gynecological or obstetric problems, or contraceptive usage.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.
Excision of the uterus.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
The periodic shedding of the ENDOMETRIUM and associated menstrual bleeding in the MENSTRUAL CYCLE of humans and primates. Menstruation is due to the decline in circulating PROGESTERONE, and occurs at the late LUTEAL PHASE when LUTEOLYSIS of the CORPUS LUTEUM takes place.
Six-carbon alicyclic hydrocarbons which contain one or more double bonds in the ring. The cyclohexadienes are not aromatic, in contrast to BENZOQUINONES which are sometimes called 2,5-cyclohexadiene-1,4-diones.
The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
The period from onset of one menstrual bleeding (MENSTRUATION) to the next in an ovulating woman or female primate. The menstrual cycle is regulated by endocrine interactions of the HYPOTHALAMUS; the PITUITARY GLAND; the ovaries; and the genital tract. The menstrual cycle is divided by OVULATION into two phases. Based on the endocrine status of the OVARY, there is a FOLLICULAR PHASE and a LUTEAL PHASE. Based on the response in the ENDOMETRIUM, the menstrual cycle is divided into a proliferative and a secretory phase.
Compounds that interact with PROGESTERONE RECEPTORS in target tissues to bring about the effects similar to those of PROGESTERONE. Primary actions of progestins, including natural and synthetic steroids, are on the UTERUS and the MAMMARY GLAND in preparation for and in maintenance of PREGNANCY.
The number of offspring a female has borne. It is contrasted with GRAVIDITY, which refers to the number of pregnancies, regardless of outcome.
The amount of mineral per square centimeter of BONE. This is the definition used in clinical practice. Actual bone density would be expressed in grams per milliliter. It is most frequently measured by X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY or TOMOGRAPHY, X RAY COMPUTED. Bone density is an important predictor for OSTEOPOROSIS.
The 17-beta-isomer of estradiol, an aromatized C18 steroid with hydroxyl group at 3-beta- and 17-beta-position. Estradiol-17-beta is the most potent form of mammalian estrogenic steroids.
The reproductive organ (GONADS) in female animals. In vertebrates, the ovary contains two functional parts: the OVARIAN FOLLICLE for the production of female germ cells (OOGENESIS); and the endocrine cells (GRANULOSA CELLS; THECA CELLS; and LUTEAL CELLS) for the production of ESTROGENS and PROGESTERONE.
A pharmaceutical preparation containing a mixture of water-soluble, conjugated estrogens derived wholly or in part from URINE of pregnant mares or synthetically from ESTRONE and EQUILIN. It contains a sodium-salt mixture of estrone sulfate (52-62%) and equilin sulfate (22-30%) with a total of the two between 80-88%. Other concomitant conjugates include 17-alpha-dihydroequilin, 17-alpha-estradiol, and 17-beta-dihydroequilin. The potency of the preparation is expressed in terms of an equivalent quantity of sodium estrone sulfate.
A major gonadotropin secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Follicle-stimulating hormone stimulates GAMETOGENESIS and the supporting cells such as the ovarian GRANULOSA CELLS, the testicular SERTOLI CELLS, and LEYDIG CELLS. FSH consists of two noncovalently linked subunits, alpha and beta. Within a species, the alpha subunit is common in the three pituitary glycoprotein hormones (TSH, LH, and FSH), but the beta subunit is unique and confers its biological specificity.
Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.
Recurrent genital pain occurring during, before, or after SEXUAL INTERCOURSE in either the male or the female.
Steroid hormones produced by the GONADS. They stimulate reproductive organs, germ cell maturation, and the secondary sex characteristics in the males and the females. The major sex steroid hormones include ESTRADIOL; PROGESTERONE; and TESTOSTERONE.
A glycoprotein that causes regression of MULLERIAN DUCTS. It is produced by SERTOLI CELLS of the TESTES. In the absence of this hormone, the Mullerian ducts develop into structures of the female reproductive tract. In males, defects of this hormone result in persistent Mullerian duct, a form of MALE PSEUDOHERMAPHRODITISM.
Reduction of bone mass without alteration in the composition of bone, leading to fractures. Primary osteoporosis can be of two major types: postmenopausal osteoporosis (OSTEOPOROSIS, POSTMENOPAUSAL) and age-related or senile osteoporosis.
Compounds, usually hormonal, taken orally in order to block ovulation and prevent the occurrence of pregnancy. The hormones are generally estrogen or progesterone or both.
Absence of menstruation.
Variations of menstruation which may be indicative of disease.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
An indicator of body density as determined by the relationship of BODY WEIGHT to BODY HEIGHT. BMI=weight (kg)/height squared (m2). BMI correlates with body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE). Their relationship varies with age and gender. For adults, BMI falls into these categories: below 18.5 (underweight); 18.5-24.9 (normal); 25.0-29.9 (overweight); 30.0 and above (obese). (National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
The total process by which organisms produce offspring. (Stedman, 25th ed)
The capacity to conceive or to induce conception. It may refer to either the male or female.
Human females as cultural, psychological, sociological, political, and economic entities.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
A glycoprotein migrating as a beta-globulin. Its molecular weight, 52,000 or 95,000-115,000, indicates that it exists as a dimer. The protein binds testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and estradiol in the plasma. Sex hormone-binding protein has the same amino acid sequence as ANDROGEN-BINDING PROTEIN. They differ by their sites of synthesis and post-translational oligosaccharide modifications.
Pathological processes of the female URINARY TRACT and the reproductive system (GENITALIA, FEMALE).
Pregnenes with one double bond or more than three double bonds which have undergone ring contractions or are lacking carbon-18 or carbon-19..
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
A specialized CONNECTIVE TISSUE that is the main constituent of the SKELETON. The principle cellular component of bone is comprised of OSTEOBLASTS; OSTEOCYTES; and OSTEOCLASTS, while FIBRILLAR COLLAGENS and hydroxyapatite crystals form the BONE MATRIX.
A form of long QT syndrome that is associated with congenital deafness. It is characterized by abnormal cardioelectrophysiology involving the VOLTAGE-GATED POTASSIUM CHANNEL. It results from mutation of KCNQ1 gene (Subtype 1 or JLN1) or the KCNE1 gene (Subtype 2 or JLN2).
The psychic drive or energy associated with sexual instinct in the broad sense (pleasure and love-object seeking). It may also connote the psychic energy associated with instincts in general that motivate behavior.
PLANT EXTRACTS and compounds, primarily ISOFLAVONES, that mimic or modulate endogenous estrogens, usually by binding to ESTROGEN RECEPTORS.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
The process of exocrine secretion of the SWEAT GLANDS, including the aqueous sweat from the ECCRINE GLANDS and the complex viscous fluids of the APOCRINE GLANDS.
Hormones produced by the GONADS, including both steroid and peptide hormones. The major steroid hormones include ESTRADIOL and PROGESTERONE from the OVARY, and TESTOSTERONE from the TESTIS. The major peptide hormones include ACTIVINS and INHIBINS.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
Oral contraceptives which owe their effectiveness to hormonal preparations.
Typical way of life or manner of living characteristic of an individual or group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
A plant genus of the family RANUNCULACEAE that contains triterpenoid saponins. Remifemin from C. racemosa is used to suppress LUTEINIZING HORMONE. It is reclassified by some to ACTAEA. The common name of black snakeroot is also used with ASARUM and SANICULA.
Chemical substances having a specific regulatory effect on the activity of a certain organ or organs. The term was originally applied to substances secreted by various ENDOCRINE GLANDS and transported in the bloodstream to the target organs. It is sometimes extended to include those substances that are not produced by the endocrine glands but that have similar effects.
Statistical models used in survival analysis that assert that the effect of the study factors on the hazard rate in the study population is multiplicative and does not change over time.
The status of health in suburban populations.
Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
Suspension or cessation of OVULATION in animals or humans with follicle-containing ovaries (OVARIAN FOLLICLE). Depending on the etiology, OVULATION may be induced with appropriate therapy.
Methods used for assessment of ovarian function.
A synthetic progestin that is derived from 17-hydroxyprogesterone. It is a long-acting contraceptive that is effective both orally or by intramuscular injection and has also been used to treat breast and endometrial neoplasms.
Brief accounts or narratives of an incident or event.
3-Phenylchromones. Isomeric form of FLAVONOIDS in which the benzene group is attached to the 3 position of the benzopyran ring instead of the 2 position.
An inactive metabolite of PROGESTERONE by reduction at C5, C3, and C20 position. Pregnanediol has two hydroxyl groups, at 3-alpha and 20-alpha. It is detectable in URINE after OVULATION and is found in great quantities in the pregnancy urine.
The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.

Reproductive factors and fatal hip fractures. A Norwegian prospective study of 63,000 women. (1/2291)

STUDY OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of reproductive variables (age at menarche, menopause, first and last birth as well as parity, lactation, and abortions) on hip fracture mortality. DESIGN AND SETTING: A prospective study in Norway with more than 60,000 women followed up for 29 years. A total of 465 deaths as a result of hip fracture were recorded. MAIN RESULTS: Statistically significant linear relations (p < or = 0.02) were found between both age at menarche and length of reproductive period (defined as age at menopause to age at menarche) and the mortality of hip fractures in women aged less than 80. The death rate for women with a late menarche (> or = 17 years) was twice that of the women with relatively early menarche (< or = 13 years). Compared with women with less than 30 years between menopause and menarche, the mortality rate ratio in women with more than 38 reproductive years was 0.5. We also found an inverse relation with age at first birth. CONCLUSIONS: This study supports by hypothesis that an early menarche and a long reproductive period protect against hip fracture mortality. High age at first birth may also be protective.  (+info)

Moderate physical activity in relation to mammographic patterns. (2/2291)

High-risk mammographic patterns may be used as a surrogate end point for breast cancer in etiologic research as well as in prevention studies. Physical activity may be one of the few modifiable risk factors for breast cancer. We examined the relationship between physical activity and mammographic patterns among 2720 Norwegian women, ages 40-56 years, who participated in both the Second and Third Tromso studies. Epidemiologic data were obtained through questionnaires. Two questions from the Second Tromso study and five questions from the Third elicited information on physical activity. The mammograms were categorized into five groups based on anatomical-mammographic correlations. For analysis, patterns I through III were combined into a low-risk group and patterns IV and V into a high-risk group. Odds ratios that were adjusted for age, education, menopausal status, body mass index, parity, age at menarche, oral contraceptive use, and alcohol intake, with 95% confidence intervals, were estimated using logistic regression. Women who reported moderate physical activity, i.e., more than 2 h/week, were 20% less likely (odds ratio, 0.8; 95% confidence interval, 0.6-1.1) to have high-risk mammographic patterns compared with those who reported being inactive. This relationship remains consistent when stratified by menopausal status, parity, and tertiles of body mass index. However, all of the associations between various measures of physical activity and high-risk patterns found in this study are weak with confidence intervals that include 1.0. Thus, chance is a reasonable explanation for the weak associations found. The relationship between physical activity and high-risk patterns should be examined further as a means to explore the biologic mechanisms relating physical activity to breast cancer risk.  (+info)

Macronutrient intake and change in mammographic density at menopause: results from a randomized trial. (3/2291)

To examine the effects of dietary fat intake on breast cancer risk, we are conducting a randomized trial of dietary intervention in women with extensive areas of radiologically dense breast tissue on mammography, a risk factor for breast cancer. Early results show that after 2 years on a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet there is a significant reduction in area of density, particularly in women going through menopause. In women who went through menopause during the 2-year follow-up, the mean decreases in area of density and percentage of density in the intervention group were 11.0 cm2 and 11.0%, respectively, whereas the control group decreased 4.5 cm2 and 5.2%. The purpose of this analysis was to determine whether changes in intake of specific macronutrients could account for the observed reduction in breast density in these women. Differences between 2-year and baseline values of macronutrients (averaged over 3 nonconsecutive days of food intake) were calculated. We examined the effect of dietary variables, adjusted for changes in total calorie intake and weight and for family history of breast cancer, on changes in area of density and percentage of density using linear regression. Reduction in total or saturated fat intake or cholesterol intake was significantly associated with decreased dense area (p < or = .004). The most significant dietary variable associated with reduction in percentage of density was reduction in dietary cholesterol intake (P = 0.001), although reducing saturated fat intake was of borderline significance (P = 0.05). The effect of the membership in the intervention and control groups on change in area of density or percentage of density was reduced by models that included changes in intake of any fat, or cholesterol, or carbohydrates. The observation of an effect of diet at menopause on breast density, a marker of increased risk of breast cancer, may be an indication that exposures at this time have an enhanced effect on subsequent risk.  (+info)

Time at surgery during menstrual cycle and menopause affects pS2 but not cathepsin D levels in breast cancer. (4/2291)

Many studies have addressed the clinical value of pS2 as a marker of hormone responsiveness and of cathepsin D (Cath D) as a prognostic factor in breast cancer. Because pS2 and Cath D are both oestrogen induced in human breast cancer cell lines, we studied the influence of the menstrual cycle phase and menopausal status at the time of surgery on the levels of these proteins in breast cancer. A population of 1750 patients with breast cancer, including 339 women in menstrual cycle, was analysed. Tumoral Cath D and pS2 were measured by radioimmunoassay. Serum oestradiol (E2), progesterone (Pg), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) levels at the day of surgery were used to define the hormonal phase in premenopausal women. There was a trend towards a higher mean pS2 level in the follicular phase compared with the luteal phase (17 ng mg(-1) and 11 ng mg(-1) respectively, P = 0.09). Mean pS2 was lower in menopausal patients than in women with cycle (8 ng mg(-1) and 14 ng mg(-1) respectively, P = 0.0001). No differences in mean Cath D level were observed between the different phases of the menstrual cycle, or between pre- and post-menopausal women. In the overall population, pS2 was slightly positively associated with E2 and Pg levels and negatively associated with FSH and LH, probably reflecting the link between pS2 and menopausal status. In premenopausal women, no association was found between pS2 and E2, Pg, FSH or LH levels. There were no correlations between Cath D level and circulating hormone levels in the overall population. However, in the subgroup of premenopausal women with ER-positive (ER+) tumours, E2 was slightly associated with both pS2 and Cath D, consistent with oestrogen induction of these proteins in ER+ breast cancer cell lines. There are changes in pS2 level in breast cancer throughout the menstrual cycle and menopause. This suggests that the choice of the pS2 cut-off level should take the hormonal status at the time of surgery into account. In contrast, the level of Cath D is unrelated to the menstrual cycle and menopausal status.  (+info)

Socioeconomic status and determinants of hemostatic function in healthy women. (5/2291)

Hemostatic factors are reported to be associated with coronary heart disease (CHD). Socioeconomic status (SES) is 1 of the determinants of the hemostatic profile, but the factors underlying this association are not well known. Our aim was to examine determinants of the socioeconomic differences in hemostatic profile. Between 1991 and 1994, we studied 300 healthy women, aged 30 to 65 years, who were representative of women living in the greater Stockholm area. Fibrinogen, factor VII mass concentration (FVII:Ag), activated factor VII (FVIIa), von Willebrand factor (vWF), and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) were measured. Educational attainment was used as a measure of SES. Low educational level and an unfavorable hemostatic profile were both associated with older age, unhealthful life style, psychosocial stress, atherogenic biochemical factors, and hypertension. Levels of hemostatic factors increased with lower educational attainment. Independently of age, the differences between the lowest (mandatory) and highest (college/university) education in FVII:Ag levels were 41 microg/L (95% confidence interval [CI], 15 to 66 microg/L, P=0.001), 0.26 g/L (95% CI, 0.10 to 0.42 g/L, P=0.001) in fibrinogen levels, and 0.11 U/mL (95% CI, 0.09 to 0.12 U/mL, P=0.03) in levels of vWF. The corresponding differences in FVIIa and PAI-1 were not statistically significant. With further adjustment for menopausal status, family history of CHD, marital status, psychosocial stress, lifestyle patterns, biochemical factors, and hypertension, statistically significant differences between mandatory and college/university education were observed in FVII:Ag (difference=34 microg/L; 95% CI, 2 to 65 microg/L, P=0.05) but not in fibrinogen (difference=0.03 g/L; 95% CI, -0.13 to 0.19 g/L, P=0.92) or in vWF (difference=0.06 U/mL; 95% CI, -0.10 to 0.22 U/mL, P=0.45). An educational gradient was most consistent and statistically significant for FVII:Ag, fibrinogen, and vWF. Age, psychosocial stress, unhealthful life style, atherogenic biochemical factors, and hypertension mediated the association of low educational level with elevated levels of fibrinogen and vWF. Psychosocial stress and unhealthful life style were the most important contributing factors. There was an independent association between education and FVII:Ag, which could not be explained by any of these factors.  (+info)

Primary endometrioid carcinoma of fallopian tube. Clinicomorphologic study. (6/2291)

Twenty cases of primary Fallopian tube endometrioid carcinoma (PFTEC) are presented in the paper. This accounts for 42.5% of all histologic forms of primary Fallopian tube carcinoma (PFTC) found in our Department. The youngest patient was 38, and the oldest 68 years (mean: 56 years). Seven patients were nulliparas. Only two cases were bilateral. According to FIGO staging, 13 cases were evaluated as stage I, 4 as II, and 3 as stage III. Due to the histologic grading, 8 tumors were classified as well, 7 as moderately, and 5 as poorly differentiated. In the time of preparation of the manuscript, 12 women were still alive, 2 of them with recurrent disease. The follow-up of patients without recurrence ranged from 4 to 120 months (median: 63). Eight patients had died (survival time: from 4 to 65 months; median: 26). Metastases were found in 8 patients, especially to ovaries. In 14/20 cases of PFTEC various forms of tubal wall invasion were observed. Blood or lymphatic vessels involvement was found in 9 patients. Six of them had died and one is alive with the symptoms of disease. Immunohistochemical detection of the mutant form of p53 protein and oncogene product, c-erbB-2, was studied in 17 cases. Nine patients exhibited simultaneous p53 protein accumulation and c-erbB-2 expression. 2/9 of these patients are alive with recurrent tumors and 4/9 died. Endometrioid carcinoma of the Fallopian tube can be characterized by a tendency to superficial invasion of tubal wall and in a half of the cases by invasion of vessels. The majority of these tumors were diagnosed at an early stage tumors.  (+info)

Dietary isoflavones: biological effects and relevance to human health. (7/2291)

Substantial evidence indicates that diets high in plant-based foods may explain the epidemiologic variance of many hormone-dependent diseases that are a major cause of mortality and morbidity in Western populations. There is now an increased awareness that plants contain many phytoprotectants. Lignans and isoflavones represent two of the main classes of phytoestrogens of current interest in clinical nutrition. Although ubiquitous in their occurrence in the plant kingdom, these bioactive nonnutrients are found in particularly high concentrations in flaxseeds and soybeans and have been found to have a wide range of hormonal and nonhormonal activities that serve to provide plausible mechanisms for the potential health benefits of diets rich in phytoestrogens. Data from animal and in vitro studies provide convincing evidence for the potential of phytoestrogens in influencing hormone-dependent states; although the clinical application of diets rich in these estrogen mimics is in its infancy, data from preliminary studies suggest beneficial effects of importance to health. This review focuses on the more recent studies pertinent to this field and includes, where appropriate, the landmark and historical literature that has led to the exponential increase in interest in phytoestrogens from a clinical nutrition perspective.  (+info)

A prospective study on folate, B12, and pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (B6) and breast cancer. (8/2291)

To investigate the incidence of breast cancer and prediagnostic serum levels of folate, B12, and pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (B6), we conducted a nested case-control study using resources from the Washington County (Maryland) serum bank. In 1974, 12,450 serum specimens were donated, and in 1989, 14,625 plasma specimens were donated by female residents of Washington County. One hundred ninety-five incident breast cancer cases and 195 controls were matched by age, race, menopausal status at donation, and cohort participation as well as by date of blood donation. In both cohorts and all menopausal subgroups, median B12 concentrations were lower among cases than controls. Differences reached statistical significance only among women who were postmenopausal at donation (1974 cohort, 413 versus 482 pg/ml, P = 0.03; 1989 cohort, 406 versus 452 pg/ml, P = 0.02). Among women postmenopausal at blood donation, observed associations of B12 suggested a threshold effect with increased risk of breast cancer in the lowest one-fifth compared to the higher four-fifths of the control distribution [lowest versus highest fifth: 1974 cohort, matched odds ratio = 4.00 (95% confidence interval = 1.05-15.20); 1989 cohort, matched odds ratio = 2.25 (95% confidence interval = 0.86-5.91)]. We found no evidence for an association between folate, B6, and homocysteine and breast cancer. Findings suggested a threshold effect for serum B12 with an increased risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women in the lowest one-fifth compared to the higher four-fifths of the control distribution. These results should stimulate further investigations of potentially modifiable risk factors, such as these B-vitamins, for prevention of breast cancer.  (+info)

Author(s): Pasquale, Louis R; Aschard, Hugues; Kang, Jae H; Bailey, Jessica N Cooke; Lindström, Sara; Chasman, Daniel I; Christen, William G; Allingham, R Rand; Ashley-Koch, Allison; Lee, Richard K; Moroi, Sayoko E; Brilliant, Murray H; Wollstein, Gadi; Schuman, Joel S; Fingert, John; Budenz, Donald L; Realini, Tony; Gaasterland, Terry; Gaasterland, Douglas; Scott, William K; Singh, Kuldev; Sit, Arthur J; Igo, Robert P; Song, Yeunjoo E; Hark, Lisa; Ritch, Robert; Rhee, Douglas J; Gulati, Vikas; Havens, Shane; Vollrath, Douglas; Zack, Donald J; Medeiros, Felipe; Weinreb, Robert N; Pericak-Vance, Margaret A; Liu, Yutao; Kraft, Peter; Richards, Julia E; Rosner, Bernard A; Hauser, Michael A; Haines, Jonathan L; Wiggs, Janey L | Abstract: ObjectiveSeveral attributes of female reproductive history, including age at natural menopause (ANM), have been related to primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). We assembled 18 previously reported common genetic variants that predict ANM to determine their association with
Menopause. Surgical Menopause. A comprehensive treatment of menopause, hot flashes, osteoporosis, and Hormone Replacement therapies. Surgical Menopause is described. Surgical Menopause is a menopause induced artificially. After hysterectomy, or surgery in which both ovaries of women are removed, women will immediately experience an abrupt menopause. This type of menopause brought about by surgery is called surgical menopause.
Premature ovarian failure (POF) is a complex and heterogeneous disorder that is influenced by multiple genetic components. Numerous candidate gene studies designed to identify POF susceptibility loci have been published, but most positive findings have not been confirmed in follow up studies. We sought to determine if sequence variants previously associated with age at natural menopause (AANM) or early menopause (EM) contribute as well to genetic susceptibility to POF. Our study was performed on 371 unrelated idiopathic women with POF and 800 women controls, all Chinese Han. Thirty six SNPs from previous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) responsible for AANM or EM and 3 additional SNPs in ESR1, and 2 additional SNPs in PTHB1 were tested using the Sequenom MassARRAY iPLEX platform for genotyping. Three SNPs - rs2278493 in HK3, rs2234693 in ESR1 and rs12611091 in BRSK1 - showed nominally significant association with POF. Thus, a plausible relationship could exist between ESR1, BRSK1, HK3 and POF.
Date of release: 15 August, 2016. Anti-Müllerian hormone and prediction of age at natural menopause. Introduction. Since the timing of the onset of the last menstrual period in a womans life varies, less between cultures, but more individually, it has induced a universal challenge on how to predict the age at natural menopause (ANM). Fertility issues in women raise concerns for those who postpone their reproduction due to educational and professional goals. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) seems to have a certain predictive role not only in ANM, ovarian reserve tests, premature ovarian insufficiency, assisted reproduction techniques but also in different clinical conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, ovarian surgery, granulosa cell tumors, cancer treatment, anorexia nervosa [1]. That is why the dynamics of AMH have been widely investigated by many groups; one of the intriguing issues is whether we can predict age at natural menopause using ovarian reserve tests or the mothers age at ...
The International Menopause Society is marking the day by publishing a report encouraging women to have a health audit - and take action at the time of the menopause to avoid chronic diseases in later life.. Press release from the International Menopause Society:. Doctors call for women to take action at menopause, to prevent health problems in later life. Actions taken at the time of the menopause can avoid chronic diseases in later life, according to a report on womens health marking International Menopause Day (18th October).. Around one third of a womans life is lived after the menopause. The age of the natural menopause among women in developed countries is between 50 and 52 years, whereas, in less developed countries, menopause often occurs in the late 40s. In the decade after the menopause, women become vulnerable to chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cognitive decline (e.g. Alzheimers disease), and cancer; so the early postmenopause years provide the ...
Knowing the Different Stages of Menopause. In the past, weve discussed:. How Early Can Menopause Begin?. Depression and Menopause. Chicken Pox + Age + Menopause + Cold Sores = Painful Shingles and Increased Risk of Heart Disease. As previously defined:. Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. Its diagnosed after youve gone 12 months without a menstrual period. Menopause can happen in your 40s or 50s, but the average age is 51 in the United States.. Menopause is a natural biological process. But the physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, and emotional symptoms of menopause may disrupt your sleep, lower your energy or affect emotional health. There are many effective treatments available, from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy.. Depending upon the source one turns to, there are either three or four stages of menopause, but most of them list only three - perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause. The fourth stage, premenopause, is often confused with or ...
What better way than to use one of the menopause herbal remedies that have been proven effective for other women?. There are quite a few herbal supplements for menopause, which ease symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, sleep disturbances, and vaginal dryness.. Lets talk about some of them and how natural menopause treatment can help you relieve your menopause symptoms.. Menopause Herbal Remedies. * Black cohosh is one of the mostly widely known herbs for menopause and helps relieve symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, irritability, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. The secretion of LH (luteinizing hormone) in the body, which brings on ovulation in a pre-menopausal woman, has been known to cause hot flashes in menopause. Black cohosh helps to decrease LH, thus helping to prevent hot flashes.. * Vitex is a natural menopause treatment that is believed to act on the hypothalamus and pituitary glands and therefore regulate progesterone levels. This hormone-regulating ...
Dairy products provide more bone-beneficial nutrients than any other food group. Yet a new study based on data from the Study of Womens Health Across the Nation (SWAN) shows that during the menopause transition, when bone loss is accelerated, they offer little benefit in preventing bone mineral density loss or fractures. Study results are published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).. Growing up, children are often encouraged to drink milk. Thats because dairy products contain more than 12 essential nutrients that promote bone mineralization, including calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D, and high-quality protein. Unfortunately, as women enter the menopause transition, bone loss accelerates and may lead to osteoporosis. According to SWAN data, this bone loss is not slowed down by the consumption of dairy products nor is fracture risk mitigated.. Read more from News Medical about Dairy products ineffective in preventing bone loss or fractures during ...
How long is your menopause?. Although everybody has different menopause, it is a long transition which lasts about 5 - 10 years.. How long are menopause treatments?. After the Womens Health Initiative study in 2002, it is sure that hormones cause cancers. Nowadays, in order to reduce menopause symptoms, doctors suggest the lowest doses and the shortest time of hormone treatments. This shortest time is at least two years on synthetic or bio-identical hormones.. What causes menopause?. Doctors tell you that menopause is caused by estrogen deficiency. It is wrong! Menopause is the end of your childbearing years, so the body does not need high levels of estrogen any more. Ironically, high levels of estrogen will cause cancers after childbearing years, because the main function for estrogen is to stimulate breast and uterine tissue growth during puberty and pregnancy. Of course, estrogen will stimulate breast and uterine tissues too, if your body has high levels of estrogen after menopause.. In ...
Reprinted below is a question that is heard very commonly in the office from patients:. Q: Since I went through menopause, I have noticed more gas and bloating. The symptoms are becoming more embarassing and nothing seems to help. Is there an association between gas and menopause? A: Over the last few years, it has become quite apparent that a very common symptom of menopause is bloating in the intestinal tract due to the production of gas. Recent survey results have found over two-thirds of women experience stomach gas during menopause.. While gas and bloating are very common symptoms during menopause, it is unclear if this is related to the actual hormonal adjustments of menopause or solely an issue of aging . Since approximately one quarter of women have noted increased gas during menopause, some doctors have suggested that decreasing hormone production may play a role in this process. Other experts have stated that a change in diet around the menopause transition may lead to more gas and ...
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A study of more than 900 women in the UK has found that eating more white pasta and rice is linked to getting menopause earlier, while a diet rich in oily fish is linked to later menopause. However, it is not possible to tell if these diets directly affect the onset of menopause, or if they merely reflect some other, hidden factor.. Janet Cade, at the University of Leeds, UK, and colleagues analysed data from 900 women who experienced menopause between the ages of 40 and 65. They found that the average age of menopause was 51, but that certain foods were associated with when menopause begun.. Women who ate an additional daily portion of refined white pasta or rice tended to reach menopause around one-and-a-half years earlier than average, while an extra daily serving of oily fish was associated with a delay of more than three years.. Read more by New Scientist on Women who eat more pasta tend to get menopause earlier.. ...
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It?s big news when a favored medical treatment ? HRT for menopausal women ? is found to be harmful. But it?s no news to readers of Susun Weed. She?s been blowing the whistle on both scientific and alternative treatments of menopause for nearly two decades. Read on to find out more!. Susun maintains: ?Menopause is not a ?pathology?, but a passage to power. Like puberty, menopause is a natural ? and healthy ? change. Wise women the world over herald menopause as a health-promoting event. They see hot flashes as ?power surges? and menopause as an intense spiritual journey. Most treatments ? including ERT, HRT, isoflavone, and progesterone creams ? disrupt this process and can do severe damage to a woman?s health.? MENOPAUSE IS ENLIGHTENMENT The energy aspects of menopause are of special interest to me. As a long-time student of yoga, I was struck by the many similarities between menopausal symptoms and the well-known esoteric goal of awakening of the kundalini. Though the ideas presented in this ...
Eventually, every woman has to deal with menopause and the symptoms that come along, but those symptoms are not the same for every woman out there. Usually, when your period becomes irregular, you are going through menopause, however, you should visit your doctor as well.. The irregular periods might be a sign of something else, and it is always better to be completely sure. Check out if you are looking for available treatments, if your symptoms are causing you a lot of discomfort and pain.. Menopause can cause a lot of stress, but it does not have to. Diagnosis. It is always better to visit your doctor if you think you are going through menopause, because as it was mentioned, irregular periods are not always a sign of menopause. Usually, a test is not needed to determine whether you are going through menopause or not, but there are some circumstances that might require it.. Treatment. Menopause does not require a medical treatment, instead ...
No one is ever really ready for menopause but it is a natural occurrence that most every woman will experience at some point in their lives. When menopause actually begins varies greatly among different women. Menopause can start as early as your 30s or as late as your 60s, but the average is approximately 51 years of age. For smokers there is a chance that you will reach menopause a couple of years earlier than the average age of 51.. If you are curious of when this time will come for you, one clue is the age in which your mother reached menopause. This is often a good indicator of when you, yourself will begin to experience menopause symptoms. But what are menopause symptoms?. One of the most telling symptoms of the onset of menopause is, hot flashes and night sweats. Another common symptom is bouts of rapid heart beat. If you do begin to experience a rapid heart rate, seek the advice of your doctor; he may want to run tests to ensure that you are not experiencing symptoms of something more ...
It hasnt been clear if these thinking and memory issues were the result of getting older in general or specifically linked to menopause. A study has found that the ability to remember word lists got worse as women went through menopause. The worst memory problems happened during the early stages of menopause. The study was published online on July 8, 2013 by The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Read the abstract of Menopause Effects on Verbal Memory: Findings from a Longitudinal Community Cohort. We know that estradiol, a form of estrogen, affects how the brain functions. So when estrogen levels drop as a woman goes through menopause, it wouldnt be surprising if those lower levels affected thinking and memory. Still, its been hard for researchers to separate the effects of menopause on memory from the expected effects of normal aging on memory. In this study, researchers used information from the Penn Ovarian Aging Study (POAS) to see if they could tease apart the effects of ...
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Individuals who have one or more particular possibility elements for coronary heart problems could possibly be at A lot greater risk for cardiovascular disease than those with no danger elements. How Is Heart problems Associated with Menopause? The moment a lady reaches the age of fifty, with regard to the age of natural menopause, her danger for cardiovascular disease will increase drastically. In younger Women of all ages which have been through early or surgical menopause, who dont consider estrogen, their danger for cardiovascular disease is also higher. Large Cholesterol Hazard and Menopause Menopausal Women of all ages that have more than one particular possibility element for coronary cardiovascular disease (CHD), like superior cholesterol, may very well be at much greater risk for cardiovascular disease than people with no hazard components. Osteoporosis Hazard and Menopause You will find a direct marriage concerning The shortage of estrogen all through perimenopause and menopause and ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Unpredictable endocrinology of the menopause transition. T2 - Clinical, diagnostic and management implications. AU - Burger, Henry G.. PY - 2011. Y1 - 2011. N2 - The approach to menopause can be divided into the early (E) and late (L) menopausal transitions (MT) on the basis of menstrual irregularity (EMT) and subsequent observation of at least one episode of 60 or more days amenorrhoea (LMT). In total, 40-60% of cycles in the LMT are anovulatory, often with low oestradiol (E2) and high follicle-stimulating hormone concentrations. The ovulatory cycles have variable endocrine characteristics, none of which is specific to EMT or LMT. Hormonal measurements of FSH and E2 are thus of little diagnostic value because of their unpredictable variability. Symptoms during the transitions may result from high or low E2 and can often be satisfactorily managed with low-dose oral contraceptives, which suppress pituitary-ovarian function.. AB - The approach to menopause can be divided into the ...
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Menopause is a time of change. Though many women do suffer unpleasant symptoms during menopause, it can be a time of positive change. There is plenty of evidence which shows that preparing for mid-life with a good diet, lifestyle and exercise programme will greatly improve the way women experience menopause and beyond.. Menopause literally means stopping menstruation. Hormonal changes start a number of years before this and these fluctuations can continue for quite a few years into the menopause. The term peri-menopausal is often used to define the period of change before menopause and this is a good time to seek support. Once youve gone through 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period, youve officially reached menopause.. The level of your oestrogen - the main female hormone - rises and falls unevenly during peri-menopause. Your menstrual cycles may lengthen or shorten, and you may begin having menstrual cycles in which your ovaries dont release an egg (ovulate). You may also ...
Im a girl and by me thats only great. I enjoy being a girl! Go, Flower Drum Song! In that Rogers & Hammerstein song, Nancy Kwan sings about all the great things women get to do that are fun and sassy. I tell you, the ladies have all the fun: hair, makeup, shoes, clothes- and accessories. So is menopause cruel payback time for all this fun?. Menopause is a subject of interest to many women. Dr. Hong, why dont we talk more about menopause? Its ruining my life, and my husband doesnt seem to understand. (Do husbands really understand anything? Just a question.). Menopause means no more menstrual periods, semicolons, colons, or question marks. The bleeding stops for 12 months, and its a done deal. Celebrate! or Celebrate? Average age is 51 years for menopause. Five percent of women experience menopause between the ages of 40-45, and five percent after 55. Early menopause starts with a change that throws the menstrual cycle off by more than seven days of normal. The ovaries are beginning to ...
Vaginal bleeding after menopause is not an uncommon occurrence and there may be the odd instance of abnormal vaginal bleeding which should not be a cause for concern. This post-menopausal bleeding is usually mild spotting or a light flow that lasts for a day or two. If it is a heavy flow, persisting for a long period of time or resembles a period (menses), then it warrants further investigation.. Before diagnosing a post-menopausal bleed, it is important to first confirm that menopause has set in. Cessation of periods after the age of 40 years is not necessarily menopause unless your periods have stopped for 6 consecutive months. Other causes of cessation of periods (amenorrhea) has to be excluded. For example, certain drugs can cause periods to stop. In a middle-aged woman this is due to the drug and not menopause.. Prior to menopause, women enter a period known as perimenopause. It is a gradual transition to menopause during which the symptoms menopause arise. The periods may also stop for a ...
Numerous products and techniques are promoted for hot flashes, but do they work, and are they safe? To answer these questions, a North American Menopause Society (NAMS) panel of experts weighed the evidence and made recommendations in a position statement, Nonhormonal management of menopause-associated vasomotor symptoms, published online today in the Societys journal, Menopause.. From 50 to 80 percent of women approaching menopause try nonhormonal therapies for hot flushes. US and British surveys show just how uncertain women are about these therapies, with one survey demonstrating that nearly half feel confused about their options for managing menopause symptoms and another showing that 75% dont feel fully informed about herbal products.. The NAMS panel found evidence that a few therapies do work, including two behavioral approaches and certain nonhormonal prescription medications. Other lifestyle and behavioral approaches, treatments, and a supplement under study look beneficial, but the ...
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Menopause is when periods stop for good and do not reoccur for the rest of ones life. It is important to note that menopause is not an illness but is a very natural and normal part of every womans life. Unfortunately menopause can be associated with symptoms that may cause distress and discomfort to women around the world. These symptoms can also persist for a number of years. However there are treatments available and one of these is known as hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Many will have heard about this therapy and may know that its use is controversial. This article aims to teach you about HRT and the risks and benefits associated with it.. What happens in the menopause? As one gets closer to menopause, your body begins to make less of two important reproductive hormones known as estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are responsible for a number of reproductive functions including controlling a womans periods. The closer to menopause you get the more likely it is that you will ...
Menopause contains the word men, I wonder why? Is it that women need a pause from men or a time for the men to run? As women go through what we refer to as menopause, they experience dramatic changes in their body, mood swings and psychological symptoms, such as depression, anxiety and panic.. In many cultures, a womans menopause is a time to be celebrated as a beautiful transition to a new stage in life, a time for joy in which ht emphasis shifts from childbearing and chores to becoming a wise woman. However in the west, menopause is viewed as an illness or disorder, something to be treated or even ashamed of. According to Dr. Marilyn Glenville PhD, in her book The Natural Health Bible for Women, menopause is a natural transition that every woman experiences as she ages, and its to be celebrated.. Menopause is a gradual process, involving small changes that together move you towards a new phase in your life. In the West, the average age for menopause is 51.. In the years leading up to the ...
Menopause Primavera Medical Centre is a multi-specialty clinic practicing high quality western style medicine in the Al Razi Building in the prestigious Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) Menopause - where to turn for help The menopause is something all women face at some point in their lives. Some pass through the transition relatively painlessly. For others it can be a traumatic time, both physically and Joint Pain Symptom - Menopause Relief Naturally The past year I have been dealing with pain. In the past, I would go see a chiropractor and pain when away. This time, it did not and I was getting worse.. Natural joint pain remedies to help effectively reduce & manage pain from arthritis, gout, lupus, bursitis & other conditions causing joint inflammation. Womens Health - Menopause and Joint Pain - Exercises For Injuries A womans body changes greatly during menopause. Menopause and joint pain seem to go hand-in-hand, but there are things to do to eliminate joint pain.. Dont wait to seek help for ...
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Just like your first period, every woman will experience menopause at different times. Many factors influence when menopause symptoms occur in women, such as lifestyle, genetics, diet, stress, and general health status.. Before entering menopause, women will usually enter the perimenopause period, namely the transition to menopause. When entering this period, several symptoms begin to appear, such as disruption of your menstrual schedule and hot flashes.. The average woman will experience a perimenopausal period of about 4 years, but this will certainly vary for everyone. If you have prepared yourself to deal with all the symptoms of menopause that exist then when entering these times, the disturbances and changes in body functions that occur are not too bad.. ...
Getting older involves a lot of changes in the way the body works, which is predominantly due to hormones. In women, the hormonal issues are due to menopause, when a woman transitions into a time that is free of menstruation, though the body takes some time to adjust.. With these changes, women can become uncomfortable with all the side effects. Mendapause helps to make the transition easier.. Mendapause Natural Menopause Support offers multiple formulas to handle different aspects of the change, catering to hot flashes and more to make this time less frustrating.. Every woman goes through menopause at some point, but that doesnt mean that its necessary to deal with the hot flashes and mood swings that come along with it. The natural chemicals and other ingredients from Mendapause can help with the transition, without needing to add prescription medications.. ...
Women entering menopause sometimes report feeling fuzzy or less sharp mentally, or that they cant remember or concentrate as well as they once did. Its not clear to what extent natural menopause affects memory, or whether this is a consequence of normal aging. Right now, we dont have much evidence to show that natural menopause affects memory or mental function. It may be that the hot flashes and/or sleep disturbances that come with menopause are affecting memory and concentration. However, there is some evidence that experiencing a sudden medical menopause can have an adverse effect on memory. Researchers are still working to figure out how estrogen levels impact mental functioning and memory. Its certainly conceivable that when your estrogen levels are low, or you are taking a drug that blocks the effects of estrogen (such as tamoxifen), your brain cells ability to receive, communicate, and store information may be reduced, resulting in decreased memory. At the same time, other factors ...
The 13th World Congress on Menopause (June 8-11, 2011) is hosted by the International Menopause Society every three years. As leading heathcare experts share their findings, what does this mean for menopausal women? - The 13th World Congress on Menopause - Menopause at BellaOnline
Purpose : Recent studies suggest that menopause or estrogen receptor mutations modulate the risk for glaucoma. Ocular biomechanical properties influence mechanical loads at the optic nerve head and may contribute to loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGC). Estrogen is known to alter biomechanical properties in other tissues; therefore, we hypothesize that an estrogen deficiency contributes to the etiology of glaucoma by altering ocular tissue biomechanics. Here, we examined the impact of menopause on ocular compliance in rats, a measure of corneoscleral biomechanical properties. We then assessed the effect of menopause on visual function in the established Morrison ocular hypertension (OHT) model. Methods : Female Brown-Norway rats (3-4 months) were randomly assigned to pre- or post-menopausal groups. Menopause was induced surgically by ovariectomy (OVX). We measured ocular compliance in non-OVX (n=8) and OVX (n=11) rats using the iPerfusion system. In separate cohorts of non-OVX (n=6-8) and OVX ...
As of July 2018, there are just two specialist clinics available for women going through the menopause. One based in Aneurin Bevan local health board South East Wales. The specialist clinician covering this health board works part time; only one afternoon per week, and has a 4.5 month waiting list for her menopause services. Weve just been informed by Cwm Taf Health Board that it also runs a relatively new designated menopause clinic one day a week. The other health boards in Wales will refer women suffering difficulties during the various stages of menopause to the gynaecology department at their local hospital where knowledge has been found to be limited. This is because the menopause is not a priority specialism.. GPs and health professionals are confused about how to treat women through the menopause due to the studies undertaken in the 1990s (the Womens Health Initiative in the USA, and the Million Women Study in the UK), where it was reported that the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy ...
Menopause is a natural event that normally occurs between the ages of 45 and 55.. Once menopause is complete (called postmenopause), you can no longer become pregnant.. The symptoms of menopause are caused by changes in estrogen and progesterone levels. As the ovaries become less functional, they produce less of these hormones and the body responds accordingly. The specific symptoms you experience and how significant (mild, moderate, or severe) varies from woman to woman.. In some women, menstrual flow comes to a sudden halt. More commonly, it tapers off. During this time, your menstrual periods generally become either more closely or more widely spaced. This irregularity may last for 1 to 3 years before menstruation finally ends completely.. A gradual decrease of estrogen generally allows your body to slowly adjust to the hormonal changes. When estrogen drops suddenly, as is seen when the ovaries are removed surgically (called surgical menopause), symptoms can be more severe.. ...
OBJECTIVE: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Menopause is associated with an increased risk for MetS. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to better understand the relationship between MetS and menopause. METHODS: MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched for all the associated articles on (1) MetS components in postmenopausal women vs. premenopausal women, (2) comparison of MetS incidence between surgical menopause and natural menopause, (3) the effect of hormone therapy (HT) with 17β-estradiol (E2) compared to conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) on MetS components among postmenopausal women ...
Anyone Started Menopause Naturally? - posted in General Health and Safety Tips: Hi,I started peri menopause when I was about 40. I was told I should expect menopause in 5-10 years. I will be 51 in March. AF is very heavy and irregular.So what I want to know is:How long did you have peri menopause?What age did you have menopause?Did your periods just stop, or did they get less and less?Do the hot flushes continue when menopause started?Any other information I might need?ThanksLynn
There are so many websites with medical information, studies, and products that tell women menopause is something to fear. But the truth is, menopause is just another natural part of the life cycle. Try to think of it as another step in life, not something you need to escape or reverse. Theres nothing wrong with menopause, or you. Embracing this new phase in life as you move through the process can also help frame your experience. Click here to learn more about menopause, from statistics to hormone therapy. You can also check out our roundup of the best menopause blogs for more information and to find a community that cares. ...
Menopause is the end of menstruation. The word comes from the Greek mens, meaning monthly, and pausis, meaning cessation. Menopause is part of a womans natural aging process when her ovaries produce lower levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone and when she is no longer able to become pregnant.. Unlike a womans first menstruation, which starts on a single day, the changes leading up to menopause happen over several years. The average age for menopause is 52. But menopause commonly happens anytime between the ages of 42 and 56.. A woman can say she has begun her menopause when she has not had a period for a full year.. ...
If you have reached menopause and you have not yet heard of Menoquil, you are missing out a lot. Menoquil is a revolutionary natural supplement that helps women experiencing menopause to deal with its associated side effects. This herbal supplement provides the most effective relief to menopause symptoms. Menoquil is made from scientifically-proven natural ingredients, which are clinically tested to ensure that they are highly efficient in alleviating menopause symptoms. Most menopause supplements only address symptoms such as insomnia and weight gain. Menoquil addresses the widest range of menopause side effects.. We appreciate that the Menoquil formula ensures the effectiveness of this amazing product. The manufacturer of this product is Pharmaxa Labs. The company has a great reputation for using advanced techniques to create natural and consistent supplements. It employs reputable professionals to research and develop products such as Menoquil. If you check online for reviews of Menoquil, you ...
Symptoms of Menopause: hot flashes (over 75% of women), thinning of the vaginal tissues leading to pain with intercourse, nervousness, anxiety, depression, fatigue, irritability, insomnia, night sweats, forgetfulness, weight gain and decrease in scalp and pubic hair. Western women are more likely to have unpleasant menopausal symptoms than Asian women. A population-based study of 1000 Chinese, Malay, and Indian women aged 45 to 60 years showed that only 7% of the women had noticeable symptoms of menopause. The Japanese diet is plant-based and includes soy foods. Most Japanese women have no symptoms during and after menopause.. Medicalizing Menopause: In 1943 Willard Allen at the University of Washington isolated estrogenic product from horse urine. The patent for Premarin was sold to Ayerst Laboratories and provided a rich endowment to the university. In the 1950s doctors began defining menopause as an estrogen deficiency disease. Premarin was prescribed short-term for night sweats, hot ...
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The study found that processing speed improved with repeated testing during premenopause, early perimenopause and postmenopause, but that scores during late perimenopause did not show the same degree of improvement. Improvements in processing speed during late perimenopause were only 28 percent as large as improvements observed in premenopause. For verbal memory performance, compared to premenopause, improvement was not as strong during early and late perimenopause. Improvements in verbal memory during early perimenopause were 29 percent as large as improvements observed in premenopause. During late perimenopause, verbal memory improvement was seven percent as large as in premenopause. Combined, these findings suggest that during the early and late perimenopause women do not learn as well as they do during other menopause transition stages ...
The findings, published today in Human Molecular Genetics, could have considerable impact on women in the UK and other western countries, where many start having children at a later age. Early menopause affects one in 20* UK women.. The study from scientists at the University of Exeter Peninsula Medical School and The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), funded by The Wellcome Trust, tested four genes associated with the menopause. They compared 2,000 women from the Breakthrough Generations Study who had experienced early menopause with a matched** group of the same number. The four genes each affected risk of early menopause. In combination, they had a larger impact, which goes towards explaining why some women experience early menopause.. The Breakthrough Generations Study is a large and comprehensive study into the causes of breast cancer and a partnership between Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the ICR. The study will follow the 100,000 UK women participants for the next 40 years to unravel ...
MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Menopause may speed physical decline in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study suggests.. While rheumatoid arthritis rates in women are three times higher than in men, and women with RA have more severe physical decline and disability, sex-based differences in RA are poorly understood, the researchers said.. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and pain in the joints.. Other research has shown that rheumatoid arthritis in women is influenced by childbirth and other reproductive and hormonal changes. For example, the study authors pointed out that women with early menopause are more likely to develop RA than those with normal or late menopause.. Further study is needed as to why women with rheumatoid arthritis are suffering a greater decline in function after menopause, said study lead author Elizabeth Mollard. Shes an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Nebraska College of Nursing in ...
MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Menopause may speed physical decline in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study suggests.. While rheumatoid arthritis rates in women are three times higher than in men, and women with RA have more severe physical decline and disability, sex-based differences in RA are poorly understood, the researchers said.. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and pain in the joints.. Other research has shown that rheumatoid arthritis in women is influenced by childbirth and other reproductive and hormonal changes. For example, the study authors pointed out that women with early menopause are more likely to develop RA than those with normal or late menopause.. Further study is needed as to why women with rheumatoid arthritis are suffering a greater decline in function after menopause, said study lead author Elizabeth Mollard. Shes an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Nebraska College of Nursing in ...
Treatment with combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) has resulted in substantial improvement in survival among women living with HIV in the United States, many of whom have entered or will soon enter the menopause transition. Significant changes are seen across the menopause transition among women without HIV including increased abdominal fat and waist circumference, reduced muscle mass, and changes in lipids, glucose metabolism and bone density. HIV and potentially ART use have been associated with similar manifestations such as reduced bone density, changes in lipid and glucose metabolism, and body composition, though little is known regarding how the virus may influence or exacerbate such changes across the menopause transition. In addition to metabolic factors, menopause has been associated with changes in mood state, decreased quality of life, and presence of vasomotor symptoms among women without HIV. Psychosocial indices, such as depression and decreased quality of life are common ...
Treatment with combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) has resulted in substantial improvement in survival among women living with HIV in the United States, many of whom have entered or will soon enter the menopause transition. Significant changes are seen across the menopause transition among women without HIV including increased abdominal fat and waist circumference, reduced muscle mass, and changes in lipids, glucose metabolism and bone density. HIV and potentially ART use have been associated with similar manifestations such as reduced bone density, changes in lipid and glucose metabolism, and body composition, though little is known regarding how the virus may influence or exacerbate such changes across the menopause transition. In addition to metabolic factors, menopause has been associated with changes in mood state, decreased quality of life, and presence of vasomotor symptoms among women without HIV. Psychosocial indices, such as depression and decreased quality of life are common ...
The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland CA was one of four centers to participate in the eight-week randomized, double-blind trial that enrolled 205 women between July 2009 and June 2010. Hormonal agents have been the predominant therapy for menopausal hot flashes, but their use decreased substantially following the shifts in risk-benefit ratios that were identified in the Womens Health Initiative Estrogen plus Progestin randomized controlled trial. However, no other treatments have U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for menopausal hot flashes, and the efficacy of alternative pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic agents is inconclusive, according to the study authors. Selective serotonin and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs and SNRIs) have been investigated previously for hot flash treatment with mixed results. In two pilot investigations, the SSRI escitalopram reduced hot flashes with minimal toxicities but conclusions were limited by the small samples ...
The role of age at menarche and at menopause on epithelial ovarian cancer risk was re-assessed in a combined analysis of 3 hospital-based case-control studies conducted in Italy, the United Kingdom and Greece, which produced a total of 1,140 cases and 2,724 controls. In the overall dataset, there was no evidence of an association with age at menarche: compared with women whose menarche occurred at age 15 or over, the relative risk (RR) estimates were 1.0 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.8 to 1.2] for those with menarche at ages 12 to 14, and 1.0 (95% CI 0.8-1.2) for those with menarche below age 12. There was no consistent interaction between age at menarche and study centre or age at diagnosis. In relation to age at menopause, compared with women whose menopause occurred at age 44 or earlier, the RR was 1.4 between 45 and 49, 1.6 between 50 and 52 and 1.9 above 52. The strength of the association was apparently (but not significantly) greater in the British than in the Greek or Italian dataset. The
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Natural menopause solutions - Podcast #123 Get Show Updates Here: You-tube Podcast Subscribe: Show Transcription: See Doctor Justin Marchegiani and Evan Brand engage in a discussion about menopause. Join them as they share their expertise on women dealing with menopause, including the associated symptoms, hormones, and health factors creating an impact to this period.  Menopause is a naturally occurring transition in a womans life. It is a period wherein women undergo a lot of changes in their bodies. This talk will give you important information about these changes caused by hormones, including hormone function and drug interaction. Find out about the effects of infection, as well as other health related issues involving the adrenals, blood sugar and stress making menopause a more challenging experience than it
A woman who enters early menopause at age 42 would age more rapidly over the next eight years than a woman who entered menopause at age 50.
THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Menopause before age 50 puts women at increased risk of nonfatal heart conditions, and the earlier menopause occurs, the greater the risk, new research suggests.. Researchers analyzed data from more than 300,000 women who were part of 15 studies around the world, and found that women who reached menopause before age 50 were more likely to have a nonfatal heart problem, such as a heart attack, angina or stroke.. Women under 40 who experience premature menopause were nearly twice as likely to have a nonfatal cardiovascular event before the age of 60. This is compared to women who reach menopause between the ages of 50 or 51, during what is considered the standard developmental period, said senior study author Gita Mishra. Shes a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland, in Australia.. Women who entered menopause between ages 40 and 44 were 40% more likely to have a heart condition, Mishra added.. Previous research has ...
On average, menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats plague women for seven or more years, taking a toll on a womans health and well-being.
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Menopausal women can experience hot flushes, headaches, tiredness, sweating, anxiety attacks and an increase in stress levels. High workplace temperatures, poor ventilation, poor or non-existent rest or toilet facilities, or a lack of access to cold drinking water at work can make all of these symptoms worse, says the TUC.. Female staff told the TUC that their managers did not recognise problems associated with the menopause, and pointed to being criticised for menopause-related sick leave, embarrassment at discussing the menopause with their employers, and being criticised or ridiculed by their managers on the subject.. TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: Despite the increasingly large number of older women in employment, the menopause is rarely seen as a workplace issue. There is no excuse for the silence, embarrassment, confusion and inaction around the menopause - something which all women go through.. The health of women in later years depends very much on their health when they ...
Numerous studies have shown that menopause and weight gain go hand in hand. There are probably many different factors that cause weight gain during menopause, but some studies suggest that the weight gain is related to decreased estrogen levels.. Gaining weight is frustrating and health threatening. It can also affect a womans sense of well being. A two year study about menopause and weight gain was recently concluded in Australia. 7,270 healthy women between the ages of 45 and 50 were surveyed concerning their weight and their sense of physical and mental well-being. Only half were able to maintain the same weight with which they began the study. More than one third gained 5 pounds or more. Even this small weight change negatively affected the groups sense of mental well-being. Some sources say that the average weight gain during menopause is 12-15 pounds, if this is true, then it could account for the fact that a womans risk of developing heart disease after menopause increases ...
Menopause. Hormone replacment therapy has been used for menopause for decades but can it be done safer and more effectively?. The average American womens life expectancy currently exceeds 81 years of age so most women can expect to live more than one third of their lives well beyond their childbearing years. Today menopause is no longer the hush-hush topic of our grandmothers generation. Both the non-medical and medical communities throughout our country now openly address the implications of menopause. Billions of dollars are spent each year by advertising targeted at the 44 million-plus baby boomer women that are near or in the menopausal category. Likewise, whether it is referred to as a condition or phenomenon, most men begin to experience changes in their bodies somewhere between the ages of 30 and 55. Formerly attributed to growing old, a great deal of data now indicates that, like women, hormone imbalance is the root cause of the male menopause - the Andropause. While menopause comes ...
Dr. Pamela Dee, OB/GYN, is a paid spokesperson for Estroven®. The information provided herein is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be construed as medical advice or to replace professional medical care. You should always seek the advice of a medical professional before starting any new medication or dietary supplement. The opinions stated herein are those solely of the writer and do not portray the opinions of the Estroven®brand, i- Health, Inc., or DSM.. Dr. Pamela Dee^^ (Dr. Pam) is Americas leading menopause expert & OB/GYN, and she is on a mission to encourage honest dialogue about the physical and emotional symptoms that accompany menopause. Her goal is to de-stigmatize menopause and start the Menopause Romance Revolution. Her film, LOVE, SWEAT & TEARS, shares an empowering message of hope and action. Dr. Pam^^ wont rest until every woman knows the truth about menopause, that there is hope and that the third part of a womans life can be the best and most ...
Author: Stephenson Kenna, Neuenschwander Pierre F, Kurdowska Anna K, Pinson Barbara, Price Carol, Year: 2008, Abstract: Conventional hormone replacement therapy increases a womans risk of thrombotic events as evidenced in large prospective clinical trials, including HERS I and the Womens Health Initiative. A possible mechanism for this is the unfavorable net effects of conjugated equine estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate on factors involved in hemostatic balance and inflammation. The objective of this study was to examine the short-term effects of transdermal progesterone on menopausal symptoms and serum
Menopause is often referred to as a natural part of older life. Yet sometimes the transition into menopause can be far from natural. The average age of menopause in UK women is 51-52 years, but women who undergo certain surgical procedures can induce a premature menopause.
WHAT ARE PERIMENOPAUSE, MENOPAUSE & POST MENOPAUSE? Youre an individual and your menopause will be as individual as you. Perimenopause is the process of change leading up to menopause. Non-surgical menopause can start as early as your late 30s. The duration of perimenopause is similar to puberty, occurring very slowly over…
AMH, an endocrine marker that reflects the transition of resting primordial follicles to growing follicles, declined to a time point 5 yr prior to the FMP; this may represent a critical biological juncture in the menopause transition. Low and nondetectable levels inhibin B levels also were observed …
Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyomas, are types of small tumours that develop in the lining of a womans uterus. They are benign tumors, they are not cancerous. However, they can cause pain and other uncomfortable symptoms.. Fibroids are the most common types of benign tumours in women. They most often develop in women of childbearing age. Fibroids are caused by a hormonal imbalance (increase in estrogen levels).. When a woman is in menopause, her ovaries stop producing estradiol (estrogen) naturally. Logically, the drop in estrogen production during menopause should lead to a gradual decrease in uterine fibroids, which is often the case. But sometimes, fibroids remain and develop even after menopause. Dawabio experts will explain why in this article.. Natural remedy to remove fibroids after menopause. Fibroids need estrogen to develop. After menopause, estrogen levels in women decrease significantly, which generally reduces the risk of developing fibroids. However, in some menopausal women, ...
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answer: a woman reaches menopause when a year has passed since her last period. menopause, like many of the changes in a womans body through her lifetime, is caused by changes in hormone levels. menopausal transition, called perimenopause, is the time when a womans body is close to menopause. periods may become irregular. a woman may start to feel hot flashes and night sweats. perimenopause usually begins about two to four years before the last menstrual period. it ends when menopause begins. ...
Did you know there are three phases of menopause: perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause? Learn more about your menopause journey from start to finish.
FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) - Sexual frequency is associated with age of natural menopause (ANM), with a lower likelihood of experiencing menopause for women reporting having sex monthly or weekly, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Royal Society Open Science.. Megan Arnot, and Ruth Mace, D.Phil., from University College London, used data from 2,936 women drawn from 11 waves of the longitudinal Study of Womens Health Across the Nation. The correlation between ANM and sexual frequency was examined. In addition, the authors assessed whether exposure to male pheromones delays ANM.. The researchers found that compared with women who had sex less than monthly, those who reported having sex monthly or weekly were less likely to have experienced menopause (hazard ratios, 0.81 [95 percent confidence interval, 0.69 to 0.95] and 0.72 [95 percent confidence interval, 0.62 to 0.83], respectively). Living with a male partner was not associated with ANM in unadjusted models (hazard ...
A new formula to predict a woman s final menstrual period could help menopausal women fight bone loss and reduce their heart disease risk, a new study reports.
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Menopause is diagnosed once periods have stopped for more than 12 months in women over the age of 40. The average age of natural onset is 51 although surgical removal of the ovaries can lead to sudden onset. The most disturbing symptom associated with menopause is hot flashes and this is also the primary reason for prescribing estrogen replacement therapy. Once you become menopausal the decision to start estrogen replacement therapy is up to you based on the known risks, benefits and the severity of your symptoms.. Despite the results of the Womens Health Initiative (WHI) released in 2002, the benefits of hormone therapy for hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness generally outweigh the risks for healthy women at the beginning of menopause. The reported risk of heart disease is noted primarily in older women several years after menopausal onset. The increased risk of breast cancer according to the WHI was associated with long-term use. Therefore, hormone therapy is an option for ...
At the Institute of Biobehavioral Medicine (IBBMed) we recognize a womens mental health as an essential aspect of our clinical work. In addition to developmental, trauma and genetic factors, a womens body undergoes complex physiological changes throughout her life cycle. These changes in physiological state affect her mental health. For instance, changing hormone levels due to a womans monthly period can affect her mood, causing irritability and tearfulness. Also, womens mental health is at greater risk for problems like depression during puberty, after having a baby, and in the years just before menopause.. Menopause. In the United States more than 1.3 million women are expected to reach menopause every year. The transition to menopause or perimenopause represents the passage from reproductive to non-reproductive life. Most women during the perimenopause experience irregular menstrual periods (e.g., shortened or longer cycles), which reflect the large fluctuation of ovarian hormones ...
Hot flushes, low mood and concentration, irritability, heightened pain levels and trouble sleeping. The symptoms of menopause can be debilitating to a womans daily life.. While hormone replacement therapies are available to medically treat the symptoms of the change, it doesnt have to be the only option for women.. There are a number of non-drug related, stress reducing treatments that could also help to ease discomfort.. Yoga has emerged as a clear forerunner for helping women suffering from menopause.. A recent US study found the exercise helped to limit the severity of symptoms of menopause, with researchers claiming it is a viable alternative to hormone replacement therapy.. The researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle, looked at a range of non-drug studies, including herbal or Chinese medicine, exercise, yoga and relaxation.. Relaxation therapies like yoga showed the most promise, the study, published in the menopause journal Climacteric, argued.. Selected mind-body ...
Menopause is the cessation of menstruation or last period. Here we talk about the symptoms and how to manage your menopause, as well as the medication of menopause, including hormone reduction therapy (HRT).
Menopausal hot flashes are episodes of flushing, increased heart rate, skin blood flow and skin temperature, and a sensation of heat. The thermoregulatory and cardiovascular concomitants of hot flashes are associated with peaks in the levels of vario
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"Hormonal management of migraine at menopause". Menopause International. 15 (2): 82-6. doi:10.1258/mi.2009.009022. PMID 19465675 ... and menopause, also play a role.[58] These hormonal influences seem to play a greater role in migraine without aura.[46] ... In some women they become less common following menopause.[15] As of 2016 it is one of the most common causes of disability.[17 ... Migraines typically do not occur during the second and third trimesters or following menopause.[2] ...
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Management of the menopause after breast cancer, from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and ... Female, obesity, lack of exercise, alcohol, hormone replacement therapy during menopause, ionizing radiation, early age at ... Aromatase inhibitors are only suitable for women after menopause; however, in this group, they appear better than tamoxifen.[ ... Premenopausal women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer must confront the issues of early menopause induced by many ...
What is menopause?. Menopause is when the ovaries stop releasing eggs and menstruation ends for good. A woman has officially ... Symptoms of menopause, perceptions of menopause, and age of onset vary widely from woman to woman, region to region and by ... Why menopause is important. Most of the factors that accompany menopause are temporary, but some can be very harmful. Lets ... Bloating with menopause/post-menopause can be due to changes in digestive abilities. Stomach acid tends to decrease. This can ...
"Menopause 101". A primer for the perimenopausal. The North American Menopause Society. Archived from the original on 10 April ... Surgical menopause[edit]. Menopause can be surgically induced by bilateral oophorectomy (removal of ovaries), which is often, ... Menopause can be induced or occur naturally. Induced menopause occurs as a result of medical treatment such as chemotherapy, ... Birkhaeuser M, Genazzani AR (30 January 2018). Pre-Menopause, Menopause and Beyond: Volume 5: Frontiers in Gynecological ...
The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. Read more about the ... What causes the menopause?. The menopause is caused by a change in the balance of the bodys sex hormones, which occurs as you ... This is known as premature menopause or premature ovarian insufficiency.. Symptoms of the menopause. Most women will experience ... The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. ...
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Menopause is diagnosed when a woman ceases to have a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months, marking the end of her ... Menopause is the transitional period in a womans life when her ovaries start producing less of the sex hormones estrogen and ... What Is Menopause?. Menopause is the transitional period in a womans life when her ovaries start producing less of the sex ... A woman who has her ovaries surgically removed immediately undergoes menopause. Natural menopause is a gradual process, ...
Menopause is when a womans menstrual periods permanently end. It happens because, as a woman ages, her ovaries make fewer ... Its normal for menopause to occur any time from age 40 to age 59. Menopause is a gradual process that can take a number of ... How does menopause affect iron levels in my blood?. If you are still having periods as you go through menopause, you may ... When does menopause occur?. The timing of actual menopause is different for each woman. The average age for women to have their ...
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  • Premature menopause can be confirmed by blood tests to measure the levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). (
  • Menopause is caused by hormonal changes, including altered levels of reproductive hormones including: gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estrogen (three types including estrone, estridiol and estriol), progesterone and testosterone. (
  • Eventually, vasomotor symptoms of menopause like hot flashes will go away on their own but, in the meantime, there are treatments and strategies that offer some relief. (
  • Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause. (
  • Hot flashes aren't just a menopause thing, but that is when you're most likely to have them. (
  • Medical approaches to menopause typically involve medications to increase estrogen (i.e., hormone replacement therapy), to decrease the experience of hot flashes (e.g., low-dose antidepressants), and to reduce and prevent osteoporosis. (
  • Hot flashes - Just during menopause? (
  • Estrogen relieves the unpleasant symptoms of menopause, including the hot flashes and the vaginal dryness. (
  • The hormonal changes that accompany menopause include the hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, sleep problems, and the end of menstrual periods. (
  • A common symptom of declining estrogen production during menopause is " hot flashes ," which are characterized by a sensation of warmth of the face and upper body, flushing of the skin, sweating, tachycardia (accelerated heart rate), irritability, and headache . (
  • About 75 percent of women have hot flashes at the time of menopause, and about 30 percent may still have hot flashes five years later. (
  • Menopause may pass with no signs other than cessation of menstruation, or it may be accompanied by menstrual changes (heavy or erratic periods), night sweats, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness. (
  • Eventually, symptoms of menopause like hot flashes and mood swings will likely abate. (
  • The primary menopause signs that confirm the onset of menopause include absence of menstruation for 12 consecutive months along with symptoms like hot flashes, palpitations, and depression. (
  • With peri you miss a period here and there, get the night sweats and hot flashes of menopause, but it's not as severe. (
  • I too, age 49, just was diagnosed with the start of menopause and one of my symptoms is daily quick flashes of dizziness. (
  • It resembles the changes 40-something women undergo, and the most common symptoms include a flagging libido, hot flashes, fatigue, weakness, insomnia, moodiness, and weight gain, all of which are also well-known symptoms of (female) menopause. (
  • HT has been shown to effectively reduce vaginal dryness as well as help control hot flashes associated with menopause. (
  • Hot flashes are perhaps the best-known symptom of menopause. (
  • For women who are close to menopause but still having menstrual periods, low-dose oral contraceptives can improve hot flashes and regulate cycles. (
  • The symptoms of premature menopause include mood swings , vaginal dryness , cognitive changes, hot flashes , decrease in sex drive, and sleep disturbances. (
  • Although menopause is a normal change that happens when a woman has not had a period for 12 months in a row, the signs surrounding it can feel anything but ordinary: night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, hot flashes and sleep troubles. (
  • The final group - made up of the "not-so-lucky few" - begin to experience hot flashes early in life, with symptoms that last long after menopause. (
  • While hot flashes, insomnia, and weight gain are commonly identified with menopause, women may not initially perceive the inevitable loss of bone mass that occurs with aging. (
  • It may be that the hot flashes and/or sleep disturbances that come with menopause are affecting memory and concentration. (
  • While many women are aware that hot flashes and night sweats are symptoms of menopause, Dr. Marla Shapiro, family medicine and menopause expert, says data shows that 62 percent of postmenopausal women surveyed were not familiar with VVA. (
  • The most common symptom of menopause is hot flashes, but a number of other symptoms can occur. (
  • Some women do not experience any symptoms of menopause, while others have sweats, hot flashes , and emotional distress. (
  • About 1.5 million American women reach menopause each year, at an average age of 52, and 80 percent to 85 percent experience unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, anxiety or emotional instability. (
  • Should women suffering from hot flashes and other debilitating symptons of menopause take estrogen replacement therapy, which has been linked with endometrial cancer and other serious health problems? (
  • Hot flashes are landmark signs of menopause. (
  • Ladies typically expertise scorching flashes through the original years following their menopause. (
  • Symptoms like hot flashes, irritability, insomnia and depression may start during the hormonal changes of perimenopause, when periods become irregular, but menopause does not officially begin until periods have stopped for one year. (
  • Some of the most common side effects of menopause are unannounced hot flashes and sweats. (
  • Menopause is a natural process and may not require treatment unless the symptoms, such as hot flashes or vaginal dryness, are particularly bothersome. (
  • Hormone therapy is approved by the FDA for prevention of bone loss, estrogen deficiency, moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats and skin flushing) and vaginal or urinary symptoms, if these symptoms are caused by reduced levels of hormones related to menopause. (
  • can increase the number and intensity of hot flashes and has also been implicated in osteoporosis, it is difficult to recommend caffeine use at menopause. (
  • Many factors, including hot flashes, mood disorders, and sleep apnea, can disrupt sleep in women who are going through menopause. (
  • That being said, there is generally a hormonal shift that occurs in women during menopause that may lead to mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia and other common symptoms. (
  • There are some treatment options for menopause symptoms such as herbal supplements, hormone replacement therapy and certain anti-depressants which may help with hot flashes. (
  • The symptoms of menopause include a change in the frequency or volume of blood flow of the periods (or actual cessation of menstrual periods), irritability, hot flashes and night sweats, emotional swings, headaches, depression, insomnia, loss of sex drive, and weight changes. (
  • According to the North American Menopause Society , 6,000 women in the U.S. reach menopause each day, and 75% of them will have hot flashes. (
  • Janet S. Carpenter, associate dean for research at Indiana University's nursing school and an expert in menopausal hot flashes, said it's not unusual for women in their early 30s and 40s to not know much or anything about menopause. (
  • During early menopause transition, the menstrual cycles remain regular but the interval between cycles begins to lengthen. (
  • Premature or early menopause can occur at any age, and in many cases there's no clear cause. (
  • Early menopause happens when a woman's periods stop before the age of 45. (
  • Early menopause can happen naturally if a woman's ovaries stop making normal levels of certain hormones, particularly the hormone oestrogen. (
  • Surgically removing both ovaries will also bring on premature or early menopause. (
  • The main symptom of early menopause is periods becoming infrequent or stopping altogether without any other reason (such as pregnancy). (
  • Women who go through early menopause also have an increased risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease because of their lowered oestrogen hormone levels. (
  • Your GP should be able to make a diagnosis of early menopause based on your symptoms, your family history, and blood tests to check your hormone levels. (
  • The main treatment for early menopause is either the combined contraceptive pill or HRT to make up for your missing hormones. (
  • Permanent early menopause will affect your ability to have children naturally. (
  • This causes early menopause and means a woman produces fewer eggs than normal. (
  • The spontaneous onset of menopause before age 45 is sometimes referred to as early menopause. (
  • Though the average age of occurrence of menopause is around 51, some women might experience early menopause before the age of 40. (
  • Early menopause is likely to occur in women who smoke regularly or who have never given birth to a child. (
  • Some other causes of early menopause are diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and chemotherapy. (
  • As mentioned previously, menopause before the age of 40 are considered to be in premature, or early, menopause. (
  • A baby has been born through a new technique to 'reawaken' the ovaries of women who had a very early menopause. (
  • The condition affects one in 100 women who essentially run out of eggs too young, leading to an early menopause. (
  • The implications for women with early menopause are still unclear as the technique will require further testing and refinement before it could be used in clinics. (
  • As if going through menopause isn't enough, there are some women and men that will go through early menopause, sometimes also referred to as premature menopause. (
  • Early menopause is often caused by surgery (such as a hysterectomy) or various cancer treatments that cause the ovaries to stop working, but it can also be caused by family history and viral infections before you were even born that left you predisposed to early menopause. (
  • Early menopause is a term used in reference to a woman's age, and the symptoms are still very similar to those of pre-menopause and menopause. (
  • Early menopause symptoms can begin as early as your twenties, depending on what has brought on this early change in your reproductive system, and can start as late as your early forties. (
  • The emotional symptoms of early menopause are sometimes dealt with the hardest because there isn't always a pill to make the symptoms disappear. (
  • Although not all symptoms of early menopause have a "cure," there are many treatment and therapy options available to help alleviate some of the symptoms and make them easier to cope with. (
  • Because early menopause symptoms are often caused by surgeries and treatments that are meant to help you, it is sometimes hard to trust any treatment that is given for the symptoms. (
  • Treatments for the symptoms of early menopause do not necessarily have to be done in the office or even by taking pills every day, however. (
  • There are some things that you can do at home that can help ease early menopause and some of the symptoms that come with it. (
  • Although some symptoms of early menopause may be best treated by your doctor, traditional medicine is not the only way to ease the changes that you are going through. (
  • As long as you have a solid support system, open communication with your doctor, and the strength to hold yourself together even in the toughest situations, getting through early menopause and the symptoms that let you know it has arrived can be much easier. (
  • Early menopause symptoms do not have to stop you from living, even if they do slow you down a little. (
  • One of the things to remember, to help with your emotional turmoil, is that symptoms of early menopause doesn't make you any less of a woman. (
  • Our research has substantially increased our understanding of how reproductive ageing in women happens, which we hope will lead to the development of new treatments to avoid early menopause. (
  • Can the Mirena IUD cause early menopause? (
  • She specialises in general medicine and endocrinology with a career long interest in complex medical illness, quality of life in endocrine disease, hormone problems in cancer survivors, including early menopause and other complex menopause issues as well as managing chronic fatigue. (
  • It can be difficult, I've since discovered, to pinpoint the cause of early menopause. (
  • When a hysterectomy propelled her into early menopause, she shared their frustrations. (
  • Since there's no specific age of onset, and women's experiences are diverse, it's hard to define exactly what "premature" menopause is. (
  • Chances of premature menopause also go up with smoking, ovary damage (e.g. from surgery), genetic predisposition, and exposure to xenoestrogens . (
  • This is known as premature menopause or premature ovarian insufficiency. (
  • If menopause (hormonal changes at the end of the female reproductive years) occurs before age 40, it is said to be premature menopause. (
  • There are many possible causes of premature menopause. (
  • Cancer treatments like chemotherapy or radiation can cause premature menopause. (
  • The symptoms of premature menopause are similar to those of menopause at any time. (
  • Because premature menopause is often associated with other hormonal problems, women who have premature menopause should be screened for diabetes, thyroid disease, and similar diseases. (
  • There is no treatment to reverse premature menopause. (
  • Women who have premature menopause should take HRT. (
  • Estrogen is especially important for women who go through premature menopause. (
  • The long-term health risks of menopause (osteoporosis and increased risk of heart disease ) are even more likely to occur after premature menopause. (
  • If a woman still has her uterus after premature menopause, she will also need to take progesterone along with the estrogen. (
  • Women who wish to become pregnant after premature menopause now have the option of fertility treatments using donor eggs. (
  • Premature menopause cannot be prevented. (
  • Premature menopause, which takes place spontaneously before age 40, occurs in about 8 percent of women. (
  • Early or premature menopause may be induced if the ovaries are surgically removed (for example, in a hysterectomy or in treatment of ovarian cancer) or incidentally damaged or destroyed (as a side effect of radiation therapy or chemotherapy). (
  • Premature menopause (due to premature aging of the ovaries, debilitating disease, or infection) and artificial menopause (due to destruction of the ovaries by surgery, irradiation, or purposeful hormone therapy, as in severe premenstrual syndrome ) may occur much earlier. (
  • For those who experience menopause before 40 or 45, the condition is termed premature menopause. (
  • Premature menopause can occur due to several pathologies including primary ovarian failure, surgery of ovaries and uterus, radiation and chemotherapy induced loss of periods etc. (
  • Premature menopause can occur as a result of genetics, medical conditions, surgical therapies and treatment for cancer . (
  • Although the occurrence of premature menopause cannot often be controlled or changed, the resulting symptoms can be treated. (
  • When menopause occurs before the age of 40, it is referred to as premature menopause . (
  • One medical cause of premature menopause is premature ovarian failure . (
  • Other causes of premature menopause include damage to the ovaries by chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments, or surgical removal of the ovaries. (
  • There is no treatment that can reverse or prevent premature menopause. (
  • Hormone therapy and other treatments are available to help relieve the symptoms of premature menopause. (
  • Complications of premature menopause include infertility and an increased risk for osteoporosis . (
  • Technically, premature ovarian failure is not the same as premature menopause. (
  • Premature ovarian failure is usually accompanied by the symptoms of premature menopause. (
  • Premature menopause can also be caused by treatments for cancers or other conditions that involve chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy to the pelvis. (
  • Surgery to remove the ovaries, either for benign or malignant conditions, results in premature menopause if both ovaries are removed. (
  • Other infrequent causes that may lead to premature menopause include drugs , chronic diseases, pituitary and hypothalamic tumors, psychiatric disorders, and other relatively rare or undefined conditions. (
  • The symptoms of premature menopause are those of typical menopause. (
  • This is often confused with premature menopause but these are two separate conditions. (
  • Premature menopause is dealt with in a separate section. (
  • The right hormone replacement at menopause for the right women can prevent premature death. (
  • When menopause is diagnosed before age 40, it is considered to be abnormal or premature menopause. (
  • I've read dozens of online testimonials from women claiming that the Mirena IUD sent them into premature menopause. (
  • Sometimes premature menopause is brought on by surgery, chemotherapy, hypothyroidism or an autoimmune disorder like lupus. (
  • Premature menopause may happen when there is ovarian failure before the age of 40. (
  • With menopause, these hormones gradually decrease. (
  • [3] At the physiological level, menopause happens because of a decrease in the ovaries' production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone . (
  • The menopause is caused by a change in the balance of the body's sex hormones, which occurs as you get older. (
  • The FDA offers answers to common questions about menopause and the use of hormones to treat symptoms of menopause. (
  • Menopause is the transitional period in a woman's life when her ovaries start producing less of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. (
  • Menopause is what happens when your ovaries stop producing the hormones that control menstruation. (
  • Research indicates that these symptoms are likely due to a combination of changing hormones and a reaction to the physical symptoms of menopause. (
  • Lower levels of these hormones cause menopause symptoms. (
  • The levels of these hormones will be higher if menopause has occurred. (
  • menopause mĕn´əpôz [ key ] or climacteric klīmăk´tərĭk, klī˝măktĕr´ĭk [ key ] , transitional phase in a woman's life when the ovaries stop releasing eggs, ovarian production of estrogen and other hormones tapers off, and menstruation ceases. (
  • A comprehensive clinical reference, Menopause: Hormones and Cancer examines the issues involved in the use of HRT. (
  • In Menopause: Hormones and Cancer top experts in the field focus on understanding the cardiovascular benefits of HRT and the long-term risks. (
  • Menopause starts when your ovaries stop making estrogen and slow down making other reproductive hormones, such as progesterone. (
  • The fall in the blood level of these female sex hormones is responsible for menopause. (
  • The FSH isn't useful during perimenopause (transition years before menopause) because hormones can fluctuate wildly swinging from a premenopausal / reproductive FSH level to a postmenopausal level hence of no real clinical value. (
  • Menopause occurs when the ovaries stop making the hormones estrogen and progesterone. (
  • Dwindling ovarian function at menopause results in reduced levels of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. (
  • We know that when the Women's Health Initiative came out over a decade ago, women became very fearful of hormones in general and it mistakenly led women to believe that there are no safe options for them as they go through the transition of perimenopause and menopause," said Shapiro. (
  • Menopause develops when the female reproductive system begins slowing down, resulting in decreased production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. (
  • Menopause causes a reduction in the production of the female hormones that can result in a number of symptoms. (
  • Menopause is caused by the decreased production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. (
  • This subsequently triggers sex hormones typically active in menstruating women, and, in turn, delays the onset of menopause. (
  • The study also found that taking estrogen or progesterone hormones before menopause helped verbal memory and processing speed. (
  • As hormones change during menopause, the result can be dry eyes that need to be treated. (
  • As the ovaries curb production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone in the years leading up to menopause and beyond, women can experience symptoms ranging from irregular periods and vaginal dryness to mood swings and insomnia. (
  • In the months to years before menopause-a time called perimenopause-the production of hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle changes. (
  • Acne after menopause can occur when male hormones, such as testosterone, become more dominant as levels of female hormones drop. (
  • As a woman approaches menopause, her ovaries gradually makes less and less of these hormones. (
  • If you feel stressed during menopause, the fluctuating hormones are probably going to simply add to these feelings. (
  • My GYN told me that my hormones show menopause about 1.5 year. (
  • I have recently read that as we go through menopause and our hormones shift, we can have issues with heart rhythm. (
  • There are many other natural therapies, such as bioidentical hormones, which can relieve the symptoms of menopause without negatively impacting the thyroid gland. (
  • But JoAnn Pinkerton, an ob stetrician- gyn ecologist and the executive director of the North American Menopause Society, says the use of prescription low-dose estrogen applied directly to vaginal tissues - by cream, ring or suppository - can help counteract the thinning and dryness of vaginal tissues. (
  • North American Menopause Society , both men and women experience reduced desire with age. (
  • According to the North American Menopause Society, the average age of menopause for women in North America is about 51. (
  • Since the average age of menopause is 51 to 52, and the average transition is five to 10 years, women may see a worsening of their migraines as early as 42 to 47 years old if they are going to have an average-age menopause,' said North American Menopause Society executive director Dr. JoAnn V. Pinkerton. (
  • It is an official journal of the North American Menopause Society. (
  • Do you think I should see my gyne to discuss the menopause and night sweats and perhaps start some hormone replacement? (
  • Common symptoms of the menopause include hot flushes, night sweats, mood changes, and no periods or the occasional period. (
  • [16] Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is often experienced by women approaching menopause due to the hormonal changes that accompany the menopause transition. (
  • Women with POI show hormonal changes consistent with menopause, but before the age of 40. (
  • The hormonal changes responsible for menopause actually begin prior to menopause. (
  • After menopause, hormonal changes can lead to VVA which causes a variety of physical changes to the vagina, such as the loss of vaginal tissue, lubrication, and flexibility. (
  • These changes certainly are a immediate outcome of hormonal fluctuations in her body through menopause. (
  • But the hormonal changes occurring with menopause can also cause hair loss . (
  • Symptoms of pre-menopause begin because of the hormonal changes in the body caused by changes in the reproductive cycle. (
  • Perimenopause, also known as the climacteric, includes the time before menopause when hormonal and biological changes and physical symptoms begin to occur. (
  • Hormonal imbalances are one of the most common issues that result from menopause. (
  • Physicians can prescribe hormonal therapies that level out these changes that occur during the perimenopause and menopause time periods," said Dr. Pavlovic. (
  • Whether you're wondering about early signs, experiencing hormonal shifts, or are already in full menopause and looking for the best treatments so you can feel like yourself again, we at HealthCentral are here to help. (
  • It's triggered by age-related hormonal shifts, though these can actually start (eep) a decade before you hit true menopause. (
  • Menopause is also associated with problems such as vaginal dryness, painful sexual intercourse, urine leakage, and joint pain. (
  • How can I treat vaginal dryness after menopause? (
  • Menopause Causing You Vaginal Dryness and Pain? (
  • Symptoms that may appear during menopause and continue through postmenopause include: painful intercourse vaginal dryness atrophic vaginitis - thinning of the membranes of the vulva, the vagina, the cervix, and the outer urinary tract, along with considerable shrinking and loss in elasticity of all of the outer and inner genital areas. (
  • [1] [7] Menopause typically occurs between 49 and 52 years of age. (
  • [7] While menopause is often thought to be linked to an increase in heart disease , this primarily occurs due to increasing age and does not have a direct relationship with menopause. (
  • The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman's oestrogen levels decline. (
  • To answer your question fully, it'll help to start at the beginning: Menopause occurs when a person no longer experiences menstrual cycles. (
  • When menopause occurs after the ovaries are surgically removed, the symptoms begin within several days after surgery and tend to be more severe. (
  • Unlike menopause in women, late-onset hypogonadism in men occurs gradually, with testosterone levels decreasing over the course of many years. (
  • Menopause occurs in most women between 45 and 55 years of age, although it may begin as early as age 40 or be delayed to the late 50s. (
  • In the United States, natural menopause occurs at age 51 on average. (
  • Vaginal atrophy is the medical term that refers to the thinning of the wall of the vagina that occurs during the menopause (the time after menstrual periods have ceased) in women. (
  • Menopause is a normal life change that occurs as women age, usually between their late 40s and 50s. (
  • If menopause occurs prematurely, can this be stopped? (
  • Symptoms are the same as those of menopause that occurs later in life. (
  • This is the second stage in the menopause process which occurs after the perimenopause . (
  • Menopause is a natural event that normally occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. (
  • Menopause occurs when a woman stops having her monthly period. (
  • Rarely, menopause occurs after age 60. (
  • Menopause usually occurs between ages 40 to 60 years old, indicated by the end of natural menstrual cycles and in many women by physical symptoms, such as hot flushes, disrupted sleep, and reduced energy levels. (
  • Natural menopause before the age of 40 is often called "primary ovarian insufficiency" and occurs in 1% of women. (
  • Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause. (
  • Other physical and psychological changes that may occur throughout menopause and the postmenopausal period include irregular heartbeat, headaches, insomnia , irritability, depression , and anxiety , along with cognitive symptoms like forgetfulness. (
  • It's normal for menopause to occur any time from age 40 to age 59. (
  • When does menopause occur? (
  • During menopause, both physical and psychological changes occur due to the reduction in estrogen production by the ovaries. (
  • If the ovaries are surgically removed (during a hysterectomy, for example) menopause will occur within a few days, no matter how old the woman is. (
  • Natural menopause is a gradual process that begins with perimenopause, usually in a woman's 40s (though it may occur as early as her 30s). (
  • Menopause itself is said to occur when a woman has not had a period for more than a year. (
  • The average age of menopause in the western world is about 51, but it can and does occur anywhere between about 42 and 58 years of age. (
  • Induced menopause can occur at any time during a woman's reproductive years. (
  • Menopause may occur naturally and easily, or it may be marked by symptoms so severe that they require medical treatment. (
  • Unlike the relatively swift changes that occur during menopause, testosterone in men tends to decline slowly over many years and isn't always noticeable. (
  • This and other research suggests that treatment is called for only when low testosterone and menopause-like symptoms occur together, says Matsumoto. (
  • Most women reach menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, but it can occur earlier or later in life. (
  • Surgery to remove the uterus results in menopause only in the sense that menstrual bleeding does not occur. (
  • Menopause symptoms can occur frequently or only occasionally. (
  • Some women with menopause may not have any troubling symptoms, but if symptoms do occur, there are several treatment options for reducing or eliminating them. (
  • Decreased estrogen levels that occur with menopause have been associated with reduced bone mass and increased risk of osteoporosis. (
  • High-frequency migraine headaches , which occur at least 10 days a month, are more common in women during the transition to menopause, according to a new study. (
  • In some women their menstrual flow naturally comes to a sudden halt when hormone levels drops suddenly, or this can occur when the ovaries are removed surgically (called surgical menopause) and in these cases menopausal symptoms can be more severe. (
  • Anything that damages the ovaries or stops estrogen production can cause menopause to occur earlier. (
  • This is because women begin to lose bone mass as early as age 30 but fractures resulting from osteoporosis don't occur until 10 to 15 years after menopause. (
  • We'll create a treatment plan to help manage the social and emotional changes that can occur during menopause. (
  • Some cancer treatments cause menopause to occur earlier. (
  • Most women enter menopause between the ages of 45 and 50, but it may occur anywhere between 40 and 55. (
  • A good diet along with supportive nutritional supplements and stress management may help to delay the onset of menopause and reduce symptoms when it does occur. (
  • As such, osteoporosis is of concern for those experiencing menopause. (
  • Heart disease and osteoporosis risk increase after menopause. (
  • Osteoporosis after menopause increases a woman's vulnerability to fracture. (
  • Calling menopause a major public-health issue because it affects more than 30 million American women, the physicians said that despite certain known health risks, they endorsed the use of estrogen: Not only does it effectively treat symptoms of menopause, but it also helps to retard osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become brittle. (
  • As estrogen levels drop and remain low during menopause, the risk of developing osteoporosis increases. (
  • Uncovering these mechanisms will hopefully lead to better treatment for conditions linked to menopause, such as infertility and also improved understanding of the heath impact of menopause, such as risk of osteoporosis and heart disease. (
  • After menopause, women are at risk of losing bone mass or density, which can lead to osteoporosis . (
  • While menopause is a natural part of aging, it's also good to note that if someone has undergone a total hysterectomy (removal of uterus and ovaries), chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or has a genetic or autoimmune condition that causes what is called primary ovarian insufficiency [2] , they may experience menopause symptoms as well. (
  • Menopause , permanent cessation of menstruation that results from the loss of ovarian function and therefore represents the end of a woman's reproductive life. (
  • The natural life of the ovaries is about 35 years, and thus the decline of ovarian function is a normal result of aging , though it is accelerated as menopause approaches. (
  • Chemotherapy or radiation therapy performed to treat conditions such as ovarian cancer will also induce menopause. (
  • Diminishing ovarian function as women approach menopause affects hormone levels, thereby decreasing fertility. (
  • This can happen if you're going through menopause as a natural part of aging, or as a result of breast cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or ovarian shutdown. (
  • During menopause, the number of ovarian follicles rapidly declines, and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) no longer causes egg development. (
  • Ovarian Autologous-Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment (PRP) in Menopause. (
  • Menopause is a complex biological process, but the most significant changes taking place in a woman body during this time are that there's increasing loss of ovarian follicles (called follicular astresia) and, therefore, a decreasing amount of estrogen being produced. (
  • Symptoms of menopause, perceptions of menopause, and age of onset vary widely from woman to woman, region to region and by ethnicity. (
  • Could you please explain the changes a woman experiences when she experiences the onset of menopause to its completion? (
  • The onset of menopause, referred to as perimenopause, typically starts for those in their 40s. (
  • The onset of menopause in a woman generally takes place at an average age of 51, but the exact age varies from individual to individual. (
  • The general age range for the onset of menopause is from 45 to 55. (
  • Surgical removal of ovaries is also responsible for the onset of sudden menopause. (
  • While the average age of menopause onset is about 51, some women may enter menopause as early as their 30s or as late as their 60s. (
  • Male menopause -- or late-onset hypogonadism, as the condition is officially known -- earned its nickname for a reason. (
  • Notelovitz and Martin [ 18 ] found that while 12 months of aerobic exercise did not significantly increase BMD in the forearm or lumbar spine, the training did attenuate lumbar BMD loss in women less than 6 years after onset of menopause, when loss from this site is most marked. (
  • Dr. Anna Murray and Dr. John Perry identified 13 new genetic regions and confirmed 4 regions previously thought to dictate the onset of menopause. (
  • However, a pioneering medical procedure may help thousands of women who are wanting to postpone the onset of their menopause. (
  • Ultimately, having the option to delay the onset of menopause can allow women to be proactive in the management of their health and delay menopause if they desire. (
  • These signs and symptoms mark the onset of menopause. (
  • More than 40 million North American postmenopausal women can expect to live a third of their lives (up to 35 to 40 years) after the onset of menopause. (
  • for those between 40 and 45, it's referred to as early-onset menopause. (
  • A diet with good quantity and quality of protein and one high in B complex foods may help delay the onset of menopause by supporting the pituitary gland, which regulates the ovaries and the female cycle. (
  • If you're a woman in your 40s or 50s, you've probably given some thought to how perimenopause and menopause might affect your health. (
  • There is a range of vitamins and supplements available to help women manage the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. (
  • The specific symptoms of perimenopause and menopause that are experienced, and whether the symptoms are mild, moderate, or severe varies from woman to woman. (
  • In otherwise healthy women over 45, perimenopause and menopause can be diagnosed based on clinical history alone. (
  • Proportion of women over 45 years diagnosed with perimenopause and menopause whose diagnosis is based on their symptoms alone, without confirmatory laboratory tests. (
  • Each woman's experience of perimenopause and menopause is unique. (
  • The menopausal years include both the perimenopause and menopause. (
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) - Replacement of estrogen and progesterone lost by women who have gone through menopause. (
  • With HRT, either estrogen alone or a combination of estrogen and progesterone is used to treat the symptoms of menopause. (
  • Menopause, a more STD esque name for it is climacteric , is when a woman's ovaries slow down their estrogen and progesterone production. (
  • As menopause is reached, the female hormone estrogen and progesterone levels decrease. (
  • If progesterone alone does not control bleeding, oral contraceptives (OCs) may be prescribed through menopause until the periods stop. (
  • Low progesterone levels or higher than normal estrogen levels caused by something other than menopause can also be the cause of pre-menopause symptoms. (
  • Natural menopause is defined by not having a period for a year or more, accompanied by a decrease in your estrogen and progesterone levels. (
  • Those whose ovaries are surgically removed before they have entered menopause will almost immediately experience menopausal symptoms and often are placed on estrogen alone or hormone replacement therapy (HRT), using estrogen and progesterone to simulate their natural cycle. (
  • Menopause , also known as the climacteric , is the time in women's lives when menstrual periods stop permanently, and they are no longer able to bear children . (
  • In the years before menopause, a woman's periods typically become irregular, [10] [11] which means that periods may be longer or shorter in duration or be lighter or heavier in the amount of flow. (
  • [7] In some women, problems that were present like endometriosis or painful periods will improve after menopause. (
  • [13] Menopause is the opposite of menarche , the time when a girl's periods start. (
  • Menopause is when a woman's menstrual periods permanently end. (
  • If the uterus is taken out but the ovaries are not, a woman will stop having periods, but she will not go through surgical menopause. (
  • Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her periods (menstruation) stop. (
  • Menstrual periods may get lighter or heavier and less regular, but once a woman has not had a period for 12 months, they are in menopause . (
  • The earliest stage of menopause, called perimenopause, causes irregular periods, as a woman moves away from fertility. (
  • Menopause can only be defined with certainty after twelve months' spontaneous (no other pathology involved) amenorrhoea or lack of periods. (
  • Menopause is not a disease, but rather the point in a woman's life at which she is no longer fertile, and menstrual periods have ceased. (
  • Menopause is the time in a woman's life when menstrual periods cease. (
  • Irregular periods usually precede menopause, and can begin years before periods actually cease. (
  • The menopause is the time when a woman's periods stop. (
  • Menopause is a naturally occurring condition in women and is the cessation of menstrual periods. (
  • Menopause is a natural process whereby a woman no longer has periods and is unable to become pregnant naturally. (
  • Scientists tested the women throughout four stages of the menopause transition: premenopausal (no change in menstrual periods), early perimenopausal (menstrual irregularity but no "gaps" of 3 months), late perimenopausal (having no period for three to 11 months) and postmenopausal (no period for 12 months). (
  • Menopause marks the end of a woman's menstrual periods. (
  • Most women think of menopause as the time of life when their menstrual periods end. (
  • A woman is said to be in menopause after she has gone for one full year without periods. (
  • It is important to realize that until menopause is complete, a woman still can become pregnant even when periods are light or missed. (
  • As perimenopause begins (the period before menopause technically starts), periods can come and go, plus get heavier or lighter at times. (
  • When a woman permanently stops having menstrual periods, she has reached the stage of life called menopause. (
  • Menopause is said to be complete when menstrual periods have ceased for one continuous year. (
  • Menopause is when the ovaries stop releasing eggs and menstruation ends for good. (
  • The term menopause refers to a point in time that follows one year after the last menstruation . (
  • Menopause is defined as the discontinuation of menstruation for one year or more. (
  • This stage may last for 1 to 5 years before menstruation finally ends completely (menopause). (
  • Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility , defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period. (
  • It is not strictly a menopause, which specifically refers to the cessation of menstruation in women where ovulation ends and hormone production plummets during a relatively short period of time - instead, it happens over many years. (
  • Here's what you need to know about the transition into menopause - and life after the change takes place. (
  • The emergence of menopause as a hot health topic is likely the result of newer research that has shown that exercise plays a key role in easing the transition into menopause, enhancing a woman's health, happiness and productivity. (
  • It begins with an interim phase called perimenopause when the body begins its transition into menopause. (
  • What lifestyle changes can I make as a patient to better support my body as it makes the natural transition into menopause while also coping with a chronic illness? (
  • Changes in female hormone levels can bring about mood changes or mild mood disorders during perimenopause and the transition into menopause. (
  • You can start to transition into menopause as early as your mid-30s, with most women entering menopause in their 40s or 50s (the average age is 51 in the U.S.). For some, menopause comes earlier due to health conditions, including a history of eating disorders, cancer treatment or surgical removal of the ovaries. (
  • What Teas Help with Menopause Symptom Relief? (
  • Is itching a symptom of menopause? (
  • They may think that their symptom is not a part of menopause and believe it's just part of getting old," Shapiro said, pointing out that's exactly the wrong message women should be getting. (
  • I'm left to wonder, is what I am experiencing a symptom of menopause or rheumatoid arthritis, and does it even matter? (
  • However, up to 80 percent of women heading into menopause experience this common symptom . (
  • Natural remedies for menopause symptoms - meaning those that don't involve taking hormone replacement therapy drugs - are safe and can be helpful during this transition phase to decrease symptom severity and duration. (
  • The average age of menopause in American women is 50.2 years of age. (
  • In the United States, the average age of menopause is 51. (
  • Although the average age of menopause is 51, menopause can actually happen any time from the 30s to the mid-50s or later. (
  • For the condition called male menopause, see Andropause . (
  • The term male menopause is sometimes used to describe an equivalent aging-related decline in testicular function that results in testosterone deficiency in men. (
  • Should 'male menopause' be treated? (
  • Up to 25 percent of men have testosterone levels that fall below normal in middle age, sometimes leading to "male menopause. (
  • The sharp increase in their use has led some experts to wonder whether testosterone is being over-prescribed-and whether the so-called male menopause needs to be treated at all. (
  • This trend has led to wide-ranging-and perhaps inflated-estimates of how common male menopause is, says David Zahaluk, M.D., a family medicine physician at Baylor Medical Center, in Carrollton, Texas. (
  • The study concluded that far fewer men than previously thought -- only about 2 percent of men between the ages of 40 and 80 -- are actually experiencing something that can be called male menopause. (
  • Does the male menopause exist and what are the symptoms? (
  • The term 'male menopause' refers to the physical and emotional changes that some men experience as they get older. (
  • What is the male menopause? (
  • The male menopause, also known as andropause - or colloquially as 'manopause' - is a term used to describe a cluster of symptoms associated with an age-related decline in testosterone . (
  • Despite the name, male menopause differs substantially from female menopause . (
  • Male menopause is the gradual reduction of testosterone specifically related to ageing,' says Dr Pratsides. (
  • Male menopause is not recognised as a medical condition. (
  • The symptoms associated with male menopause are attributed to a gradual age-related decease in testosterone levels. (
  • So, why is male menopause controversial? (
  • Some experts suggest that a gradual age-related drop in testosterone is not the primary cause of male menopause symptoms. (
  • Male menopause is associated with physical, sexual, and psychological symptoms, that tend to emerge slowly and worsen as you grow older. (
  • I had excellent health all my life and he said there was a name for it -- male menopause . (
  • Male menopause is real," said Jed Diamond, a psychologist and author of a series of books on the topic, including, "Irritable Male Syndrome. (
  • Part of the normal part of aging, male menopause is accompanied by a gradual decline in their sexuality, mood and overall energy. (
  • However, women's transition to menopause is usually gradual and involves fluctuating hormone levels and a range of symptoms for several years. (
  • [8] In those who have had surgery to remove their uterus but still have ovaries, menopause may be considered to have occurred at the time of the surgery or when their hormone levels fell. (
  • [1] While typically not needed, a diagnosis of menopause can be confirmed by measuring hormone levels in the blood or urine. (
  • The reason is it may ease stress , which many women experience during menopause because of imbalanced hormone levels, such as that of cortisol. (
  • Perimenopause," on the other hand, refers to a specific period shortly before menopause when hormone levels begin to drop and the body prepares to enter menopause. (
  • Low hormone levels after menopause cause vaginal tissues to be thinner or drier. (
  • Blood and urine tests can be used to measure hormone levels that may indicate when a woman is close to menopause or has already gone through menopause. (
  • The time in a woman's life leading up to menopause (defined as 12 months without a menstrual period) can be marked by all kinds of symptoms related to changing hormone levels. (
  • Normally, the transition to menopause starts in the early 40s, when hormone levels begin to vary dramatically and estrogen levels gradually decline. (
  • Many healthcare providers actually use the term menopause to refer to the period of time when a woman's hormone levels start to change. (
  • Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her ovaries stop making estrogen and she has not had a menstrual period for 12 months. (
  • Surgical menopause takes place when surgical treatments cause a drop in estrogen. (
  • HT should not be used in women who started menopause many years ago, except for vaginal estrogen treatments. (
  • Are there alternative treatments for symptoms of menopause? (
  • Other causes of menopause, since some surgeries and medical treatments, can induce menopause. (
  • Plus, an in-depth look at why you might not have heard about the latest menopause treatments from your doctor. (
  • How much do you really know about menopause signs, symptoms and treatments? (
  • As hormone treatments continue to rise in popularity, particularly for menopause care, it's important to choose health providers with expertise. (
  • Rush University Medical Center providers participate in menopause-related research to help increase our understanding of the condition and ensure our patients receive the most up-to-date treatments. (
  • We've got the doctor-approved details on menopause causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other facts and tips that can make life with menopause easier-and less sweaty. (
  • It's worth talking to a GP if you have menopausal symptoms that are troubling you or if you're experiencing symptoms of the menopause before 45 years of age. (
  • Women over 45 years presenting with menopausal symptoms are diagnosed with perimenopause or menopause based on their symptoms alone, without confirmatory laboratory tests. (
  • Service providers (primary and secondary care and community services) ensure that systems are in place for women over 45 years to be diagnosed with perimenopause or menopause based on their menopausal symptoms alone, without confirmatory laboratory tests. (
  • Healthcare professionals (such as GPs, practice nurses and healthcare professionals with expertise in menopause) do not use laboratory tests to confirm a diagnosis of perimenopause or menopause in women over 45 years, but base the diagnosis on menopausal symptoms alone. (
  • Commissioners (clinical commissioning groups and NHS England) ensure that they commission services in which women over 45 years are diagnosed with perimenopause or menopause based on their menopausal symptoms alone, without confirmatory laboratory tests. (
  • FSH tests should not be routinely considered when diagnosing menopause in women aged over 45 years with menopausal symptoms. (
  • These women often have more severe menopausal symptoms than if they were to have menopause naturally. (
  • The mood changes were drastic and really upsetting for her and since her menopause was pretty rough she had to have her ovaries removed. (
  • The mood-elevating, tension-relieving effects of aerobic exercise reduce depression and anxiety, which often accompany menopause. (
  • The women who walked or took yoga classes reported improvements in mood and menopause-related quality of life compared to the no-exercise group. (
  • But they can ease some of the symptoms of the menopause which include hot flushes , anxiety and mood swings . (
  • Menopause can also sometimes be caused by drugs used for chemotherapy or hormone therapy (HT) for breast cancer. (
  • A woman's age is the most important factor that determines whether or not chemotherapy will cause treatment-induced menopause. (
  • Other factors that influence whether or not chemotherapy can lead to treatment-induced menopause include the type of drug, the dose of the drug and the length of treatment. (
  • The Menopause Society's Pinkerton said: "Growing evidence indicates that an active lifestyle with regular exercise enhances health, quality of life and fitness in postmenopausal women. (
  • See Menopause: Changes and Challenges , a Critical Images slideshow, to help identify comorbidities and diseases in the postmenopausal population. (
  • Postmenopausal women are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) largely due to accelerated aging-related modifications to vascular health following menopause. (
  • While many people don't need to seek treatment for menopause, others find that they benefit from working with a health care provider to find ways to relieve particularly bothersome symptoms. (
  • In recent years, bioidentical hormone therapy has gained popularity as a treatment for menopause. (
  • Treatment for menopause is not always necessary. (
  • For years, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was the main treatment for menopause symptoms. (
  • The Infography about Complementary and Alternative Treatment for Menopause - Online and print resources recommended by an expert who specializes in research about menopause. (
  • Natural menopause is a gradual process, beginning with perimenopause, or premenopause, usually starting in a woman's 40s or even 30s. (
  • Menopause is a gradual process that can take a number of years. (
  • Menopause may be a slower and more gradual process than expected. (
  • Menopause means the end of a woman's fertility cycle. (
  • Created by a fertility expert who originally developed in vitro fertilization (IVF), the menopause delay operation is considered to be the first of its kind. (
  • The operation is currently being offered by ProFaM (Protecting Fertility and Menopause), which can enable a woman to prolong their natural fertility period. (
  • Menopause marks the end of a womans fertility and reproductive years. (
  • Many women today are choosing to have babies later in life, but they may find it difficult to conceive naturally because fertility starts to diminish at least 10 years before menopause," said Dr Anna Murray from the University of Exeter, and the paper's senior author. (
  • Menopause marks the permanent end of fertility for women. (
  • The European Menopause and Andropause Society has released guidelines for assessment of the endometrium , which is usually the main source of spotting or bleeding. (
  • Employers need to be sensitive to shifts in physical and mental health that women may experience during menopause, according to recommendations from the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) recently published in Maturitas. (
  • A woman who has her ovaries surgically removed immediately undergoes menopause. (
  • However, some women might reach menopause as early as 40 or as late as 60. (
  • On average, most women reach menopause in their late 40's to early 50's. (
  • Most women don't reach menopause until about 51. (
  • Menopause is usually a natural change. (
  • Your GP will probably recommend that you take this treatment long term, beyond the "normal" age of natural menopause (around 52 on average), to give you lasting protection. (
  • We understand that although menopause is a normal, natural health process, its symptoms can be confusing and disruptive. (
  • Menopause is a natural biological part of women's aging, not a disease marked by estrogen deficiency. (
  • The generally accepted medical definition of natural menopause puts it at a point in time twelve months after a woman's final menstrual period. (
  • In addition, in the west menopause has been medicalized, as have so many other aspects of women's health, and so this natural process has been viewed as a disease which must be treated. (
  • Menopause is a natural transition in a woman's life. (
  • Women who undergo natural menopause often experience the process in stages: perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause. (
  • The average age for a natural menopause is 51. (
  • These teas for menopause may be a natural way to ease your symptoms. (
  • It's not clear to what extent natural menopause affects memory, or whether this is a consequence of normal aging. (
  • Right now, we don't have much evidence to show that natural menopause affects memory or mental function. (
  • Because menopause is a natural and expected health event for all women, treatment is not necessary. (
  • Menopause is often a natural and organic process. (
  • Menopause is a normal, natural event - not a disease. (
  • Menopause is a completely natural biological process, and therefore not a problem to solve. (
  • Menopause is a natural and inevitable part of the progression of every woman's life, and is to be celebrated and respected. (
  • It is more often permanent in women who are within a few years of natural menopause. (
  • The symptoms of treatment-induced menopause are the same as natural menopause. (
  • Menopause can also happen for reasons other than natural reasons. (
  • The Women's Health Initiative Clinical Trial indicated that for women who are within 10 years of menopause who have taken HRT for 5 or more years, there is a 30% reduction in all cause mortality. (
  • For example, Rush participated in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) which studied U.S. women from different cities and cultures as they experienced menopause. (
  • Get the 2002 book, The Truth About Hormone Replacement Therapy, How to Break Free from the Medical Myths of Menopause from National Women's Health Network in Washington DC (202-347-1140). (
  • North American Menopause Societ y (NAMS) - nonprofit scientific organization devoted to promoting women's health and quality of life through an understanding of menopause. (
  • As a registered nurse and the women's health educator at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin from 1993 to 2002, Donna Teper saw women struggle through menopause. (
  • A woman has officially entered menopause on the 365th day from the date of her last menstrual period. (
  • [2] Medical professionals often define menopause as having occurred when a woman has not had any menstrual bleeding for a year. (
  • In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51. (
  • Menopause is diagnosed when a woman ceases to have a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months, marking the end of her reproductive years. (
  • The timing of actual menopause is different for each woman. (
  • A woman often goes through menopause at about the same age as her mother. (
  • They differ from woman to woman, but they start before or during menopause. (
  • After menopause, a woman can no longer become pregnant. (
  • As a result of this, bones can become weaker and break more easily, when a woman is in menopause. (
  • The symptoms of menopause may appear slowly, peak, and then decline gradually, as a woman moves out of her fertile years. (
  • Menopause is defined as the point in time when a woman has not had a menstrual period for at least 12 months. (
  • Menopause is one of the major turning points in a woman's life, but every woman experiences this change in different ways. (
  • In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 52. (
  • Every woman is different, and there is no definitive way to predict when an individual woman will enter menopause. (
  • Every woman will experience menopause, some in the normal course of aging and some before. (
  • The symptoms of menopause are different for every woman. (
  • It indicates that a woman stops obtaining her monthly menstrual intervals for that rest of her life, just after she achieves the menopause. (
  • A standard healthful woman reaches the menopause involving the ages of 40-50. (
  • Through the menopause, production of your estrogen hormone reduces drastically in a woman and her ovaries quit creating eggs. (
  • It might consider 5 years for a woman to achieve the final menopause stage. (
  • Being a woman ways her menopause phase, she activities irregularity within the menstrual intervals. (
  • Even though the specific symptoms may vary from one woman to the next, and the accommodations needed might differ based on the type of work, all employers should make women feel comfortable on the job during menopause, said Sagar Borker, a researcher at KVG Medical College in India who wasn't involved in the research review or the EMAS recommendations. (
  • A woman has officially gone through menopause when it has been one year since her last period. (
  • Many women experience menopause around the age of 51 or 52, and each woman will experience menopause differently. (
  • An international study of nearly 70,000 women has identified more than forty regions of the human genome that are involved in governing at what age a woman goes through menopause. (
  • What is the typical time frame for how long the average woman goes through menopause? (
  • If both ovaries are removed, a woman goes into treatment-induced menopause that is permanent. (
  • Each woman experiences menopause differently. (
  • Menopause is a process that every woman will go through at some point in her life. (
  • Just like every person's body is different, the process of menopause is different for every woman. (
  • Generally, a woman tends to have menopause at about the same age as her mother did. (
  • Can supplements ease menopause symptoms? (
  • Learn about the connection between menopause and dry eyes, and how to ease symptoms of dry eyes. (
  • Although there are many pills available to help ease the depression, aches and low tolerance for stress, there are also exercises and other calming agents that can help ease the symptoms of pre-menopause. (
  • Women taking supplements to help ease menopause or pre-menopause symptoms may notice a change in urine because of the amount of B-complex in their vitamins. (
  • For some women, treatment may help ease menopause symptoms that could affect quality of life. (
  • However, using HT for the 10 years after developing menopause is associated with a lower chance of death. (
  • Test results can help your health care provider determine if you are close to menopause or if you have already gone through menopause. (
  • Look to friends who are experiencing the same as you, or have already gone through menopause. (
  • According to findings from a survey conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons in 2017-18, only 1 in 5 women in the US received a referral to a menopause specialist. (
  • During menopause, a women's reproductive system changes, resulting in a discontinuation of estrogen production, the menstrual cycle, and egg maturation. (
  • Many women experience emotional symptoms during menopause. (
  • Some women don't have any symptoms during menopause or only have a few symptoms. (
  • While there are common symptoms that many women experience (see below), and an official definition (see above), it's important to understand that each woman's experience of menopause is unique. (
  • [16] During the menopausal transition and after menopause, women can experience a wide range of symptoms. (
  • But around 1 in 100 women experience the menopause before 40 years of age. (
  • They may not experience symptoms of menopause, or their symptoms may be subtle. (
  • women in cultures which respect age often experience menopause as a positive rather than a negative transition. (
  • Many women can also experience the menopause in their 30s or 40s. (
  • At this time, women experience symptoms similar to menopause, although they tend to be milder. (
  • Some women can experience a progressive loss of estrogen, and may be three or four years into menopause before experiencing pain during sex, she notes. (
  • You may experience menopause symptoms daily or only occasionally. (
  • Approximately 1.3 million women experience menopause each year in the United States. (
  • No two women experience the menopause in the same way which is usually for a variety of reasons. (
  • In the years around menopause, you may experience changes in your sex life. (
  • At the same time, women who are overworked or stressed on the job may experience worse menopause symptoms, the researchers note. (
  • Women may also need access to clean bathrooms and more frequent toilet breaks if they experience particularly heavy menstrual bleeding during the menopause transition or have urinary incontinence. (
  • Regardless of what symptoms you begin to experience first, or how severe they are, it helps to remember that even though menopause (or pre-menopause) cannot be avoided, the symptoms that come with it can be treated. (
  • While most women in the United States go through menopause around the age of 51, a small number will experience menopause as early as age 40 or as late as their late 50s. (
  • However, many women experience major life changes during their middle age including menopause and sleep disturbances, which can increase the risk of developing depression. (
  • The symptoms of menopause usually last for the whole menopause transition (until the mid 50s), but some women may experience them for the rest of their lives. (
  • Dr Annice Mukherjee went through the menopause at just 41 following a breast cancer diagnosis, and she is also a top UK hormone specialist with nearly 30 years of experience. (
  • In this book she combines her medical expertise and personal experience to develop an essential menopause toolkit offering balanced, practical and comprehensive advice designed for our modern world. (
  • We've all heard of the menopause, when a woman's reproductive function starts to slow down - but do men experience something similar? (
  • Not every man will experience andropause - whereas all women experience menopause - and men can still reproduce, while women can no longer become pregnant naturally. (
  • Oestrogen is not sedating, but the brain does experience a withdrawal-like syndrome in menopause and the result can be surging levels of noradrenalin. (
  • With more women pursuing a career, and delaying children-bearing, the possibility of delaying menopause could allow them to conceive and carry naturally - but can menopause be delayed? (
  • The operation aims to delay menopause for up to 20 years to enable older women past the typical age of menopause to conceive and carry a child naturally. (
  • From the early 1960's to the mid-1970's, physicians widely prescribed estrogen to replace the hormone loss that naturally results from menopause. (
  • Most women start menopause naturally between 45 and 55 years of age. (