Resolutions for Menopausal Women

Change your mind and body Women are often so focused on looking their best on the outside that they forget how important it is to be healthy on the inside. Remember that strong bodies come in all shapes and sizes with varied packaging. Having a healthy body image starts with positive thinking and continues with…

Hot Flashes: The most common symptom of menopause

Hot flashes, also known as hot flushes, are a sudden, transient sensation of warmth or heat that spreads over the body, creating a flushing, or redness, that is particularly noticeable on the face and upper body. The experience of hot flashes can range between delicate flushes and a sensation of engulfing flames. Hot flashes result…

Menopause Mood Swings

Menopause can not only prompt uncomfortable physical symptoms, it can also turn woman´s emotions into an out-of-control pendulum by afflicting her with mood swings. Menopause is a time of significant hormonal changes, and these changes, typically occurring in women between the ages of 45 and 55, can affect emotional stability just as much as the…

Pains related to Menopause

When women are asked about the symptoms they attribute to menopause, it is not surprising to find hot flashes and night sweats near the top of the list. However, in some midlife population surveys, more women reported aches and joint pain than any other symptom. Joint pain Like most menopausal symptoms, joint pain is typically…

Menopausal women do not absorb enough vitamin D

  A number of tests carried out by researchers at the Carlos III Institute of Health in Spain has revealed that post-menopausal women may not get enough vitamin D in their diets, which can contribute to a range of dangerous health problems, including abdominal obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease, as well as a number…

Menopause and Loss of Libido

It is important not to confuse sexual desire with sexual function. Loss of libido can be one of the most difficult symptoms of menopause to manage, often because a woman might not understand how and why she has lost the desire to be physically intimate with her partner. It is important to recognize that loss…

Weight gain after menopause: Why does it happen?

What is it about menopause that makes it so hard to keep off the weight? It’s possibly a mix of factors related to menopause and aging. The impact of estrogen. In animal studies, estrogen appears to help control body weight. With lower estrogen levels, lab animals tend to eat more and be less physically active. Reduced…

Digestive Problems and Perimenopause

Your digestive system can determine your overall health. Eating while stressed, overeating or eating too much junk food all contribute to digestive symptoms. Fluctuating hormones can also play their part. If left untreated, digestive problems can have a psychological effect, including: low self-esteem irritability anxiety and even depression. Hormonal imbalance in perimenopause is one of…

Menopause and Allergies

Hormones and the immune system are inextricably linked, so hormonal changes during menopause can lead to an increase in allergies among menopausal women. Many women experience increased sensitivity to allergies, while others may suddenly become allergic to something that never bothered them before. This is particularly the case with hay fever, asthma, and dermatitis. Allergies…

How to Deal with Menopause

Menopause can be a confusing, uncomfortable time for a woman, especially with all the body changes and mood swings. While for some women the transition is quite smooth, others find the symptoms too hard to deal with. You don’t have to suffer through this transitional phase in your life. Here are tips to get through…