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CBT may be effective in managing menopause symptoms

CBT may be effective in managing menopause symptoms

A small study into the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy on menopause showed that it may reduce hot flashes, depression, and sleep disorders. CBT may be a valid alternative to other menopause treatments. Menopause marks the end of a person’s menstrual cycles. During and after this process, they will no longer be able to conceive […]

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Best ways to lose weight during menopause

Best ways to lose weight during menopause

People going through the menopausal transition may gain weight. Those who wish to lose this weight may have more difficulty than usual, and keeping the weight off can be challenging. Weight gain occurs before and during menopause partly because of a drop in estrogen levels. Low-quality sleep and regular, age-related reductions in metabolism and muscle […]

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Menopause and heart health: Why timing hormone therapy is key

Menopause and heart health: Why timing hormone therapy is key

Researchers already know that menopause affects the heart, but a new study suggests that changes start to take place in the years leading up to this phase. The study findings could change how doctors administer hormone replacement therapy. New research suggests that changes in heart health may occur sooner than scientists previously believed. The older […]

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Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia Risk

Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia Risk

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that the fewer menstrual periods a woman has in her lifetime, the higher her risk of dementia — though the reasons, for now, are unclear. The study was based on close to 16,000 women. It found that […]

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progesterone (Prometrium)

progesterone (Prometrium)

What is progesterone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Progesterone is a man-made medication derived from a plant source and is identical to the female hormone, progesterone produced in the ovaries. It promotes the development of the mammary glands, causes changes in the endometrium, which lines the uterus, relaxes uterine smooth muscles, blocks […]

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Evista (raloxifene)

Evista (raloxifene)

What are the uses for raloxifene? Evista is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. Supplemental vitamin D should be added to the diet if daily intake is not adequate. What brand names are available for raloxifene? Evista Is raloxifene available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription […]

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What’s the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

What’s the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Osteoporosis is a threat to many women, especially after menopause. But the lead up to weak, brittle bones can start much earlier in life. When bone density drops but isn’t yet at the level of osteoporosis, it’s called osteopenia. Osteopenia affects […]