Menopause

5 tips for reducing weight gain during menopause

The holiday season is a great time to connect with family, especially our cute grandbabies if they’re around. It’s also a very easy time to let our eating habits fall to the wayside. Thankfully, research proves that the average U.S. adult gains only one pound throughout the holidays. Thank goodness! What may be more concerning …

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How a positive attitude can ease menopause symptoms

Can your attitude toward menopause affect your experience? You may be surprised. A 2010 published study by the Department of Psychology at King’s College in London indicates that women with more negative attitudes towards menopause reported more symptoms throughout menopause. (NCBI) Study results found symptoms to be more correlated to personal characteristics and attitude than …

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Late-onset menopause? Medically-induced menopause? Here's how they may impact you.

Menopause affects each of us differently. The average age of a woman experiencing menopause is 51 years old, but menopause can begin as early as around age 40 and as late as age 58 or older. (MedicineNet) While menopause has no set beginning time, it is important to be aware of the time before menopause …

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5 lifestyle changes to help prepare for menopause

How do you prepare for menopause? Many women often approach menopause with uncertainty about what will happen as our bodies change. It’s not like when we were young girls approaching womanhood. There were health classes, booklets, and even talks to help us know what to expect as we transitioned into being women. Now that we’re …

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Are your teeth and gums suffering from menopause?

Menopause can cause noticeable, sometimes uncomfortable changes in our bodies. Hot flashes, night sweats, and a burning sensation or discomfort during intimacy are all well-known symptoms of menopause, but what about our teeth and gums? What many women don’t realize is that their teeth and gums become a battleground during and after menopause. Did you …

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How to make sex enjoyable during menopause

Approximately 25 to 46 percent of postmenopausal women experience pain during intercourse. This condition is referred to as dyspareunia, which is most commonly caused by vulvovaginal atrophy, a condition where your vaginal area experiences a lower presence of estrogen. As women experience menopause, estrogen production decreases, which lessens blood flow to the vagina. This causes …

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