Category - perimenopause

26
Mar

Jane Fonda TED Talk on Aging

This is a great video on the topic of aging, or as Jane Fonda calls it, the third act. She discusses aging not as a period of decline, but of a period of possibilities. I think it is a great perspective.    

14
Mar

Chinese Herbs Lower Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are never pleasant and HRT is not always an acceptable choice. So what other options are there when those sudden feelings of heat with sweating and rapid heartbeat happen to women in perimenopause and menopause. A group of researchers in China randomly assigned 72 women between the ages of 45 and 55 who …

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 …

2
Mar

Heart Attacks In Perimenopause Often Missed

A recent article in JAMA (2012;307(8):813-822) found that women are 30% less likely than men to have chest pain or discomfort during a heart attack, especially under the age of 45. Because of this, women are more likely to die in the hospital than men because the diagnosis takes longer to make. Between the ages …

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 …

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