Category - Early Menopause

17
Sep

Music And Alzheimer's Disease

I’ve noticed for a long time that patients with Alzheimer’s Disease seldom forget the music they love most, even though the memories of loved ones and major memories slip away. It’s also known that music is used to remember the alphabet and the state capitals. Now a new study from MIT on a new software …

11
Sep

Perimenopause – When Menopause Symptoms Begin

National Menopause Awareness Month is here again and to honor it, I want to tell you how to know if menopause is near. You probably know about menopause. Menopause is defined by doctors as one year after your last period and on average comes at age 53 years and 3 months (unless both your ovaries …

10
Sep

Menopause and Your Mental Health

In honor of September is Menopause Awareness Month, today’s blog is on Menopause and Your Mental Health. I’m sure you know women who reach menopause and tip into a mental mess. Estrogen usually gets the blame; levels drop in the years leading up to menopause – the perimenopause – and those lower levels of estrogen …

30
Aug

Food and Your Memory in Menopause

Can you change how well your brain works during menopause by what you eat? A new study says yes – at least a little. African Americans, white, Chinese and Japanese women were followed during menopause and their diet was recorded as well as tests of their brain function called cognitive testing. In this report, the researchers …

30
Aug

Progesterone is an Estrogen Alternative for Hot Flashes

With so many concerns about estrogen and menopause, many women either won’t or can’t take it. That’s why I’ve offered progesterone as a possible option to women in menopause for years. I think the risks are less and it works for many women. Now a new study has looked at using micronized progesterone – a …

28
Aug

Glaucoma a Risk of Low Estrogen in Menopause

In addition to poor sleep, hot flashes and low libido, there is another health issue that a woman with low estrogen in or near menopause needs to discuss with her doctor – glaucoma.   A new review article in the journal Menopause shows that low estrogen levels is a major contributor to poor vision in …

24
Aug

Older Fathers Increase Child's Autism Risk

While older moms are usually the cause of genetic diseases in their children such as Down’s Syndrome, a new study in the journal Nature suggests that it is older fathers responsible for the rise in autism. The study was done in Iceland in 78 families who had a diagnosis of autism or schizophrenia. The sequences of …

23
Aug

Some Night Sweats Aren't Due to Menopause

Many women know that a flushing face and night sweats are a part of menopause. But menopause is not always the cause. Sometimes these nuisances are a symptom of something else. As a matter of fact, a wide range of conditions can cause hot flashes and night sweats (and sometimes day sweats). It’s called Sleep …

13
Aug

Exercise Lowers Menopause Symptoms

If you are in menopause and sitting on your bottom waiting for your hot flashes, mood swings and irritability to get better, it’s time to get up and start exercising. A study in the journal Menopause investigated 176 symptomatic women in menopause age 45 to 63 and had them do aerobic exercise for 50 minutes …

10
Aug

Low Estrogen in Menopause Lowers Vision

As if hot sweats, irritability and poor sleep weren’t enough, a new study published in the August issue of Menopause showed that women in menopause who do not receive estrogen had a higher risk of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a painless increase in pressure within the eye that irreversibly leads to blindness. The authors found a …

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