Menopause and Irregular Heart Beat

Irregular heartbeat is one of the more concerning menopause symptoms. Bouts of pounding, rapid heartbeat scare many women because of their sudden onset and the difficulty in calming them. One of the causes of these symptoms during menopause is hormonal imbalance. Estrogen deficiency can over-stimulate the nervous and circulatory systems, causing irregular heartbeat and palpitations,…

Menopause and Joint Pain

Joint pain is one of the most common symptoms of menopause. It is thought that more than half of all postmenopausal women experience varying degrees of joint pain. Joint pain is an unexplained soreness in muscles and joints, which is unrelated to trauma or exercise, but may be related to the effects of fluctuating hormone…

Are you struggling with Menopausal Digestive Problems

Digestive Problems The digestive system is an all-important part of the body that can determine the overall health of a person. Many women report that digestive problems begin to occur in the years leading up to menopause, called perimenopause. Not only can digestive problems cause discomfort, but they can also lead to more serious health…

Foods to ease Menopausal Hot Flashes

Overview According to the North American Menopause Society, hot flashes can happen at any time – day or night. Although other hormonal conditions can cause them, hot flashes are frequently due to menopause. Regular exercise and a healthy diet consisting of soy, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fish, meat, eggs, nuts and a variety of fruits…

Menopause DOES affect a woman’s memory

Women who have the most hot flushes have the greatest problems with memory during menopause. Women who have hot flushes during the menopause experience more memory problems, new research suggests. The study, published in the journal Menopause, showed that there is a direct link between hot flushes and memory problems. Researchers at the University of…

Menopause and Hair Loss

Traditionally, hair loss is a condition associated with men, however it is a reality for an astonishing number of women as well. Particularly, during menopause when hormones are thrown out of balance in the body, hair loss is an unfortunately common reality. Oftentimes, this is one of the first symptoms of menopause that a woman…

Natural solutions for Menopause

A few lifestyle adjustments can make the transition into menopause easier to handle, writes Angela Donaldson. Menopause affects women in different ways. Some of us will barely notice we’re going through it, while others will be plagued by symptoms like mood swings and hot flushes. The good news is that you don’t have to just…

Study: Soy Supplements Can Cool Hot Flashes

Now, researchers who took another look at 19 published studies find that soy supplements may help to counteract Menopausal Hot Flushes. Soy has been touted as an alternative treatment to hormone replacement therapy after HRT was linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. “For many women with symptoms and especially with concerns about hormone replacement…