Menopause and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is perhaps the most serious symptom of menopause because it can lead to severe health problems such as chronic back pain and broken bones. Not only does osteoporosis threaten a woman’s physical health, but the disease can come on slowly and go unrecognized until a bone is fractured. About 33% of women over 50…

Menopause Muffin Top and How to Deal with it

Ask any woman about her least favorite body part, and most of us will point to our middles. Bellies can become especially anxiety-provoking when excess fat spills over the top of your jeans. Yes, the dreaded “muffin top.” Any woman can get a muffin top. But women are more likely to gain excess belly weight…

Menopause: What to Expect

Menopause isn’t a one-size-fits-all event. It affects every woman differently. Some women reach natural menopause with little or no trouble; others experience severe symptoms that drastically hamper their lives. And when menopause starts suddenly as a result of surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation, the adjustment can be tough. The following are menopausal symptoms that many women experience, though…

You can avoid hot flashes by changing your diet

“Healing With Vitamins” author Alice Feinstein writes, “If you’re fed up with menopause, move to Japan. In the Land of the Rising Sun, hot flashes and night sweats are virtually unheard of. Researchers believe that it has more to do with their traditional diet. Besides providing more vegetable protein and less animal protein than a…

Menopause-Myths on Weight Gain and Age

Myth: “If I starve myself, I won’t gain weight during menopause.” Nine out of 10 women gain weight during menopause. What women fail to realize is that their body chemistry completely changes, so that the old ways of staying slim simply won’t work. Eat like a bird or skip a meal and you risk gaining…

Triggers for Urinary Incontinence

  Urinary incontinence is one of the most unpleasant obstacles that people face as they get older. Though the severity of the condition varies between individuals, any lack of bladder control can be embarrassing. The key to solving this problem, of course, is to learn as much as possible about why it’s happening in the…

Menopause and Belly fat

What does your waistline say about your health? An expanding waistline is sometimes considered the price of getting older. For women, this might be especially true after menopause, when body fat tends to shift from the arms, legs and hips to the abdomen. Yet an increase in belly fat can do more than make it…

Avoid the Menopausal middle

Weight gain, specifically a thickening in your middle, is another sign of changing hormones. While a number of books and doctors claim that menopause has nothing to do with weight gain, that weight gain occurs in menopausal women because they’re older and their metabolism is slowing down, other studies indicate that hormone levels are tied…