Menopause

Information and resources for helping you navigate menopause.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Plus Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation May Improve Bone Health

There has long been a debate about whether older women benefit from calcium and vitamin D supplementation, but new research indicates that one group might: those taking hormone replacement therapy.

Ask the Dr. – Hormone Therapy

Typically, hot flashes, moodiness, and difficulty concentrating are temporary symptoms; however, medical science cannot predict how long hot flashes will last for each woman.

Build Bone Health with Black Cohosh

If you’ve turned to black cohosh for help with hot flashes, you could be getting an added bonus—the herb may also help strengthen your bones.

Menopause – The Change of Your Life

Cancer can change your life in many ways—including premature menopause.

Coping with Vaginal Dryness

Menopause is full of bothersome symptoms. Hot flashes usually get all the glory, but there is another menopausal symptom that is just as uncomfortable but not as often discussed—vaginal dryness.

Menopause Boosts Belly Fat

Menopause does not cause weight gain—but it does increase belly fat, according to the results of a new study.

Exercise Can Help Reduce Hot Flashes

Although exercise may seem counterintuitive when you’re overheating, recent research indicates that in women who experience mild to moderate hot flashes, those who exercise have fewer hot flashes for 24 hours afterwards.

Managing Menopause

They don’t call it “the change of life” for nothing. Menopause and its notorious symptoms can be frustrating and downright bothersome, but there are some simple lifestyle changes you can make that might ease the transition.

Progesterone May Relieve Menopausal Symptoms

The hormone progesterone may reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes and night sweats, according to the results of a new study published in the journal Menopause.

Early Menopause Linked to Risk of Bone Fracture

Women who reach menopause early have a significantly higher risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures later in life, according to the results of a new study.

Mindfulness and Menopause

Need help with hot flashes? Try using mind over matter. It may sound too simple to be true, but new research published in the journal Menopause indicates that mindfulness might be an effective approach for coping with hot flashes.

Say Goodbye to Hot Flashes

The hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause can be irritating and downright debilitating, but new research may bring relief. British scientists have reported that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may help ease hot flashes.

Celiac Disease Linked to Earlier Menopause

Women with untreated celiac disease may go through menopause earlier and have a higher risk of some pregnancy complications than women without the disease or women who have been diagnosed and treated, according to the results of a recent study.

Household Chemicals Linked to Early Menopause

Women who are exposed to high levels of household chemicals called perfluorocarbons—or PFCs—may experience menopause earlier than other women, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.