Category - Menopause

10
Mar

Eating Fish is Good For The Menopause Brain

Fish not only travel in schools. Eating them helps keep your brain smart. Some of the earlier studies on the omega-3 fatty acids didn’t always find that fish oil was good for your brain because they depended on asking people to fill out questionnaires and people often forget what they ate (especially if they weren’t …

9
Mar

OJ Keeps Strokes Away in Perimenopause & Menopause

New findings from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) found that citrus fruits, oranges and grapefruits in particular, lower stroke risk by 20% for women in perimenopause and menopause.  It seems the reason is flavanones, a subclass of flavonoids. These findings were published in the February 23 online issue in Stroke. The authors studied almost 70,000 …

7
Mar

Sleep Attacks, Narcolepsy & Menopause

If you feel you’re having a “sleep attack,” it could be narcolepsy. It isn’t caused by anxiety or a mental illness; it’s a nervous system disorder that happens to 1 in 3,000 Americans. Narcolepsy is caused by lower brain levels of a protein called hypocretin. The cause is unknown, but it does tend to run …

5
Mar

Macular Degeneration and Menopause

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is not rare. According to the National Institutes of Health, it is the leading cause of vision loss for people over 60. The macula of the eye is the part that lets you see the central portion of what or who you are looking at. Imagine looking at someone and not …

1
Mar

Egg Cells Still Develop in Menopause

A new study in Nature Medicine further proved the initial work of Jonathan Tilly of Mass General Hospital that the initial number of eggs a woman is born with do not run out, but rather continue to be produced as the woman ages. The impact of this article is that as new research develops, it …

28
Feb

Colon Cancer in Perimenopause and Menopause

When I say, “Mammogram,” most women in menopause have had one. But when I say “Colonoscopy” many women in perimenopause or menopause have not. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and I’m hoping the answer to the colonoscopy question will change. Women in perimenopause and menopause are more likely to die of colon cancer than …

24
Feb

Seven Sleep Tips To Improve Sleep in Perimenopause

Is getting enough sleep keeping you up at night? If so, here are seven sleep tips the Sandman approved. Sometimes simple lifestyle strategies and relaxing music go a long way to improving minor sleep disturbances, especially for women as they enter perimenopause and transition into menopause: Light sleepers do best avoiding heavy meals and large …

24
Feb

Heart Disease in Menopause Due to Low Estrogen?

Could heart disease in menopause and the thickening of the arteries that comes with it be due to a deficient chemical? New research suggests it is. A chemical cofactor called BH4 (tetrahydrobiopterin) could lead the way to reversing vascular health that occurs after menopause. This comes from a small study published January 13 in the …

24
Feb

Memory and Menopause: HRT Can Help

One of the commonest complaints I hear is that “my memory is not as good as it was.” Does that sound like you? If so, you are definitely not alone. One of the biggest causes of poor memory is poor sleep that often comes with menopause. It’s one of the reasons women consider HRT. But …

23
Feb

Dr. Mache Joins Huffington Post

I’m delighted to tell you that I’ve been asked to blog for the Huffington Post. My first blog post was just featured and received a lot of attention. I think you’ll find it interesting. Click here to read it.

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