Posts Tagged menopause

Male Menopause – Fiction or Fact? – Balanced Living Magazine

People usually associate the term menopause with the well-defined, relatively short period in a woman’s life when ovulation ends and sex hormone production essentially stops. In fact, women are quite familiar with symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, headaches, insomnia, mood swings, fatigue and decreased libido that are associated with the fairly rapid plunge […]

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Adult Onset Eating Disorders on the Rise

Each year, pediatricians see increasing numbers of very young children, who have fallen prey to eating disorders (EDs), in their clinics and hospitals.  But the specter of anorexia, bulimia, and other eating-related disorders can manifest in people of any age.  Increasingly, women in their thirties and forties fall prey to these devastating psychological disorders. Starving […]

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Men — Sexy Over 45? You Bet!

Articles and blogs from healthcare professionals and laypeople increasingly mention the term male menopause.  If a male condition exists that presents similar symptoms to female menopause, medical researchers and the movers and shakers in the academic science community should give it a new name. The Greek prefix men (gen. menos) means month; hence, the term […]

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The Road to Menopause

    Hormone Replacement Therapy Before and After Menopause Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) provides a woman’s body with adequate amounts of estrogen and progesterone during perimenopause, also called pre-menopause, and after menopause.  The ovaries produce estrogen and progesterone throughout a woman’s life.  When menopause nears, the ovaries reduce production of these important hormones and production ceases […]

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Is Vaginal Dryness a Problem for You?

Women can experience bouts of vaginal dryness at any age, but most often notice it during and after menopause when estrogen levels fall.  When chronic dryness occurs during menopause, the condition is called atrophic vaginitis.  The decrease in estrogen causes the vaginal walls to lose the normally present layer of clear lubricating fluid.  The resulting dryness […]

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