Mayo Clinic study explains Menopausal Belly Fat

Scientists have long known that lower estrogen levels after menopause can cause fat storage to shift from the hips and thighs to the abdomen. Now, a ground breaking study, co-authored by the Mayo Clinic, has determined why: Proteins, revved up by the estrogen drop, cause fat cells to store more fat. And it gets worse:…

Trying to Control Mood Swings during Menopause?

The quest to control mood swings is one of the most difficult, unpleasant, and common of menopause. Although some feel that it is hard to manage mood swings during menopause, it is not impossible. In fact, women often find that they are able to control mood swings by adopting lifestyle changes. Although it is important…

Menopausal Bloating

One of the most unpopular yet nevertheless frequently experienced symptoms of menopause is bloating. This is closely related to an increase in intestinal gas and fluid retention caused by fluctuating hormones, and may also be associated with weight gain. A symptom commonly associated with the menstrual cycle, women who have dealt with bloating in the past as it occurs…

Holistic Remedies for Hot Flushes

Hot flushes are an intense feeling of warmth that can spread throughout the body during menopause, concentrated in the head, neck and shoulder region. They can cause flushing and perspiration and last for several minutes. Up to 85 percent of women in menopause experience hot flushes and they are thought to be caused by a…

What type of Diet to Follow When You Are in Menopause?

Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s life and occurs when a woman’s menstrual period stops permanently. Menopause occurs between ages 45 and 55. As a woman ages, her ovaries stop producing eggs and her body produces less estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen and progesterone are hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle. Certain dietary modifications…

Day and Night Sweats

Hot Flashes and Night Sweats Sweating during the day or night, especially in menopausal women, is usually the result of hot flashes. These cause feelings of bursts of intense heat that disappear as quickly as they arrive. Hot flashes are caused by hormone fluctuations and the effect this has on the brain. Hot flashes are…

10 Ways to Deal with Menopause

Coping with menopause can be tough, so a little bit of menopause relief can go a long way towards making this problematic phase of a woman’s life a little more manageable. 1.    Hot Flash Cooldown Keep a diary to track what sets off your hot flashes. Caffeine? Alcohol? A hot room?  Stress? All are common…