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Menopause and Stomach Cramps: Things to Ponder

March 5th, 2007

Menopause is a transition stage in a woman\’s life when she stops menstruating for over 12 months continuously. When menopause sets in, the ovaries stop production of eggs, resulting in irregular menstrual activity that eventually ceases. Other hormonal changes occur and symptoms like stomach cramps, pain in the leg, irritability, mood swings, hot flashes and decrease in bone density accompany menopause. Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 40 and 55, and is a natural event in every woman\’s life. It comes with its own string of health issues, be they physical or emotional,... Read More

Menopause and Acne: Not Much To Worry

February 12th, 2007

Menopause comes with changes, both emotional and biological. It is when a woman stops menstruating for over a year that she goes through menopause and there are many symptoms associated with this condition. Skin problems, muscle and bone weakening, hot flashes, mood changes and joint pains are some common complaints. Some women experience acne during this menopause period. Menopause and Acne: Causes Do not be alarmed if you witness acne during menopause, as it is quite common. Acne is linked with a menopausal woman taking HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) treatment. The HRT has progestin in the... Read More

Menopause Allergies: All You Need To Know

January 10th, 2007

Menopause is said to have set in when a women stops ovulating and her period ceases. Menopause allergies are common with some women. Most women reach menopause between the age of 45 and 55 years and the average age for reaching menopause is around 50 years. However, 1% percent of women reach menopause before 40. Referred to as premature menopause, or premature ovarian failure, menopause brings with it a host of discomforts, including allergies from various allergens present in the environment. The immune system of menopausal women goes into disarray and many become susceptible to allergies during... Read More

Menopause and Irregular Menstrual Cycles: Rising Health Problems

December 13th, 2006

Periods, or menstrual cycles, typically start to change long before menstruation finally stops. Irregular menstrual cycles are a cause of concern for a lot of women. The changes in menstrual cycles vary. Some women have their menses occurring like clockwork their entire lives, while others discover that they can no longer predict their period date. Still others, who have always had irregular periods, find that their periods have started occurring in a timely pattern. Mostly the time between periods lengthens or shortens. Many women see similarities between their menstrual cycles during their forties... Read More

Menopause and Muscular Weakness: Prevention

November 14th, 2006

Menopause and muscular weakness is an inescapable fact of every aging woman\’s life and dealing with the accompanying symptoms is an achievable goal through proper health management. Menopause and the problems that come along with it is largely dependant upon a woman\’s genetic make-up, but equally responsible is the way she has led her life. Her lifestyle, family history and the amount of exercise, diet balance and emotional well being she has maintained, are all contributing factors that determine her possible menopausal issues. Menopause and Muscular Weakness: Causes The years... Read More

Women\’s Health: Menopause and Leg Cramps

October 11th, 2006

Menopause occurs when the levels of estrogen and progesterone become less and menstruation stops completely for over a year. Among the common symptoms of menopause are irregular periods and hot flashes, mood swings, irritability, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness and urinary tract problems. Menopausal women may also suffer stomach pains and leg cramps and some may suffer more, as compared to others, in terms of sleeplessness. Menopause and Leg Cramps Leg cramp pain during menopause can come on suddenly. It can be a shooting, sharp pain that can disturb your sleep, or wake you up. This pain may... Read More

Menopause and Joint Pain – Treatment

September 15th, 2006

Many women experience menopausal joint pain symptoms. Medical experts are pondering over the connection between hormonal changes and pain. Some women experience joint and muscle pain, mouth discomfort, headaches and some even report heart palpitations. Interestingly, women who suffer tension headaches, abdominal, or facial pain found their symptoms lessened after menopause. Scientists today feel there may indeed be a link between estrogen, hormone levels and this phenomenon. Menopause and Joint Pain: Symptoms of Menopause Menopause occurs when a women stops ovulating and her period ceases. Most... Read More

Menopause and Irritability – All You Need to Know

August 1st, 2006

Many women in the stages of pre-menopause and menopause feel depressed and irritable. Some researchers believe that the decrease in estrogen triggers changes in the brain, causing depression. Others think that supplementary symptoms you are having, such as sleep problems, hot flashes, night sweats and fatigue are the causes of these feelings. Alternatively, it could be a blend of hormonal changes and symptoms. However, these symptoms can also be caused due to reasons unrelated to menopause, though menopause is the main cause of these symptoms in a woman. Mood changes and irritability may also be... Read More

Menopause and Bioidentical Hormones: Advantages of BHRT

July 1st, 2006

Hormones are best described as carriers of messages from glands to cells to maintain chemical levels in the bloodstream that achieve homeostasis. The name ‘hormone\’ comes from a word that means, ‘to spur on.\’ This goes to show how the presence of hormones acts as a catalyst for other chemical changes at the cellular level necessary for growth, development, and energy in the body. Bioidentical hormones can play an important role in menopause. Menopause and Bioidentical Hormones: How Hormones Work As a part of the endocrine system, glands produce these hormones. Hormones flow freely... Read More

Menopause and Blood Sugar

June 1st, 2006

As a woman, you go through profound changes during menopause, and this affects your emotional and physical health. At that time, you go through a series of metabolic changes that can lead to blood sugar imbalance, and other serious health associated problems. A study that tracked metabolic changes in women as they progressed through menopause found that one out of six women developed blood sugar imbalance. Estrogen can create blood sugar imbalance and increase in body fat storage, whereas progesterone normalizes blood sugar levels and helps use fat for energy. During perimenopause and menopause,... Read More