Coping Up With Menopause

Coping Up With Menopause

Menopause is one of the things that women have to deal with as they reach a certain age. For most women, it may be sometime in their mid-forties. To some, it may begin later or even earlier than that. Some can cope with it well while some seems to be quite bothered by the symptoms associated with it. Here are some of the ways that women may be able to cope up better with menopause when it does occur.Consider Hormone TherapyMenopause essentially occurs because of the hormonal changes that may be …

Women Health and Fitness During Menopause

Women Health and Fitness During Menopause

Menopause signals the next – more advance – stage of life. Ii is important to take better care of yourself at this point of your life. Part of taking good care of yourself is to remain physically active. Benefits of physical activityPhysical activity offers many benefits to women during and after menopause.  Some of these benefits include:Preventing weight gainDuring and after menopause, women tend to lose muscle mass and gain abdominal fat. Being physically active can prevent this from happenin…

Understanding Hot Flashes

Understanding Hot Flashes

Hot flashes is the sudden rush of heat from a woman’s chest to her head. Hot flashes range from a mild warm feeling to intense heat. Hot flashes that occur at night when a woman is asleep are called night sweats. Hot flashes are often accompanied by heavy sweating, reddening of the neck and chest or even the whole body, rapid heartbeat, and a chilled feeling once the hot flash has passed. Hot flashes come in sudden bursts that can last from a few seconds to several minutes. There is no telling w…

Menopause: What's a Hot Flash?

Menopause: What's a Hot Flash?

If you’ve experienced a sudden and intense hot feeling on your face and upper body, chances are, you’ve had a hot flash. Hot flashes are defined as a temporary onset of body warmth. It is considered as one of the most common symptoms of an impending menopausal stage for a woman. It is usually experienced at least two years before a woman’s menopausal stage begins. Due to the fact that hot flashes are commonly attributed to a woman’s menopausal stage, it is theorized that hot flashes are caused b…

Antidepressants for Hot Flashes

Antidepressants for Hot Flashes

There are several antidepressants that are used to treat various disorders such as depressions, panic disorders, bulimia, severe PMS (postmenstrual syndrome) or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Antidepressants usually approved by the USFDA or U.S. Food and Drug Administration.There are also available medications for treating hot flashes. However, Fluoxetine and paroxetine, antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRI are not USFDA approved to be used as treatment…

Menopause and Hormone Therapy

Menopause and Hormone Therapy

Menopause is a natural occurrence in the body which is experienced by women of advanced age. Most women are experience discomfort during their menopausal stage. But what is menopause and what happens in a woman’s body when she goes through her menopausal stage.? What causes the discomforts and what can women do to ease them?What is menopause?Menopause is that that time in woman’s life when her ovaries cease to function. The ovary is one of a pair of female reproductive organs which is responsibl…

Soy Protein Helps to Maintain Bone Density

Soy Protein Helps to Maintain Bone Density

Food supplements containing genistein, a compound found in soy bean, may help increase women’s bone density after menopause, a study suggests.  Researchers found that combining genistein with calcium and vitamin D can help protect post-menopausal women’s bone mass better than calcium and vitamin D alone.  In fact, women who took the soy compound in the study showed a modest increase in bone density over two years, compared with a small decrease of bone mass among women who used only calcium and …

Weight Gain During Menopause

Weight Gain During Menopause

One particularly distressing symptom of menopause is the unexplained weight gain. For some women this is just a natural part of the “change” but for others weight gain is worse than any hot flashes or mood swings. You don’t have to live with looking like a portly grandmother. There is life after forty and losing the extra weight after menopause is no harder than losing it at any age. All you need is to restore the balance and figure out what is going on in your body. Causes of weight gainThe add…

How to Relieve Menopause Symptoms

How to Relieve Menopause Symptoms

There is an unnecessary fear and anxiety for women who are facing menopause. For some this stage in life represents an end to their reproductive years. Others are apprehensive about the dealing with the hot flashes, night sweats and sexual changes that come with menopause. If women are better informed about this natural stage our body has to go through then we can better deal with the coming changes in our bodies.Menopause is the time when women have their last period. It happens when the ovarie…