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About Stress Urinary Incontinence

I’m Dr. George Ibrahim, and I’m going to explain a little bit about what stress urinary incontinence is, what causes it and touch on what can be done about it. Urologists specialize in urinary problems in both men and women. As a Duke trained urologist and associate clinical professor, I’ve been treating this problem and […]

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Vaginal Sling and Mesh for Treating Incontinence

Vaginal Sling and Mesh for Treating Incontinence I’d like to discuss a topic that you don’t hear about that often, but is extremely common amongst women. Urinary Continence Induced Bladder Leakage Bladder leakage caused by stress urinary incontinence affects millions of women in the US. It’s reported that up to 50% of women over the […]

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Pregnancy and breastfeeding linked to lower risk of early menopause | New Scientist

  Breastfeeding may maintain an egg reserve for longer   People who have been pregnant or have breastfed a baby are less likely to experience an early menopause. This may be because ovulation is temporarily stopped during pregnancy and slowed down during breastfeeding, maintaining a reserve of eggs for longer....

Johnson & Johnson loses pelvic mesh class action in Australia – Reuters

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - More than 1,350 Australian women won a seven-year-old class action lawsuit on Thursday against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for misleading patients and surgeons about the risks of the pharmaceutical giant’s pelvic mesh implants. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Johnson & Johnson's company logo is pictured in New York,...

Which Form of Magnesium is Right for You? – HormonesBalance.com

15.5Kshares 15.4K 48 Magnesium is an essential nutrient, which means your body can’t produce it and you must get if from food or supplements. This key mineral is responsible for helping your body complete around 300 enzyme responses — many of these responses impact on your natural hormone balance. Not...

Menopause: The Free Therapy You Never Knew About.

{source} If all your life you’ve been looking for answers by consulting a guru, following a food plan and getting complementary therapies, then menopause will be an absolute gift for you: its purpose is to reveal to you your own authority. No need to look outside yourself any more, menopause...

Natural relief for women going through the change: Cognitive behavior therapy helps manage menopause symptoms, reveals study – NaturalNews.com

(Natural News) Cognitive behavior therapy is a short-term, non-medical approach that can be used to treat a wide range of health problems, from stress and fatigue to even hot flashes. It focuses on teaching patients how to modify dysfunctional behaviors, thoughts and emotions, and how to develop personal coping strategies against them. Now,...

Acupuncture may reduce menopause symptoms

Researchers put acupuncture to the test once again. Menopause typically begins in the sixth decade of life and continues for an average of 4–5 years. The symptoms of menopause can reduce overall well-being and affect every facet of life. Although the symptoms of menopause are treatable, the current methods are...

5 Things That Happen to Your Orgasms During Menopause – WomenWorking

Hormonal and vaginal changes during a woman’s midlife can affect the way you experience sexual pleasure and desirable feelings, according to the North American Menopause Society. As a result, this can affect one’s sex life and relationship with their partner. By educating oneself on the biological facts, women can seek...

How to Stop a Hot Flash – The New York Times

Is there new evidence that tells us about hot flashes in menopause? What is the cause? What can be done to reduce the frequency and intensity? The currently accepted theory is that hot flashes are caused by a disturbance in the thermoregulatory zone — sort of like your personal thermostat...

Menopause and heart health: Why timing hormone therapy is key

New research suggests that changes in heart health may occur sooner than scientists previously believed. The older a person gets, the more likely they are to develop heart disease. However, the risk of the condition — which is the biggest killer of women in the United States — increases even...

7 Ways to Ease Menopause Symptoms and Burn Fat

In menopause, female hormones begin to decline and the metabolism slows down. Many women find it more difficult to lose weight after menopause and also experience sporadic weight gain.There are several reasons weight loss can be more difficult during menopause:Hormone changes: when estrogen is too low or too high, weight...

#42 – Carol Tavris, Ph.D., and Avrum Bluming, M.D.: Controversial topic affecting all women—the role of hormone replacement therapy through menopause and beyond—the compelling case for long-term HRT and dispelling the myth that it causes breast cancer – Peter Attia

In this episode, Carol Tavris, social psychologist and author of Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me), and Avrum Bluming, hematologist, medical oncologist, and emeritus clinical professor at USC, discuss their collaboration on their recent book, Estrogen Matters. Their book takes on the very polarizing and confusing topic of hormone...

DEBUNKED: Claims That Vegan Diet Caused Blogger’s Early Menopause

Another sensationalist article claims a 'vegan' diet made someone ill and that eating meat and eggs made them better - but a little digging reveals the truth behind the headlines.38-year-old Finnish food and lifestyle blogger Virpi Mikkonen claimed her vegan diet brought on early menopause. Like every other article like...

Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause

Artificially sweetened soft drinks may raise the risk of heart disease and death in postmenopausal women. A study that followed tens of thousands of postmenopausal women for more than 10 years has linked a higher consumption of diet drinks to an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and death. The...

Vegan blogger eating meat after diet caused ‘early menopause’

A former vegan who lived off a gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, meat-free and refined sugar-free diet has ditched the plant-based regime and started eating burgers. Virpi Mikkonen, 38, claims her vegan diet “brought on early menopause” leading to hot flushes and absent periods. An award-winning blogger who championed plant-based eating, Virpi’s...

Estrogen, vitamin D may protect metabolic health after menopause

High levels of vitamin D, in conjunction with estrogen, could help protect the metabolic health of postmenopausal women. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors — such as obesity, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar — that increase the likelihood that a person will develop type 2 diabetes,...

Feeling a Hot Flash? Learn How Yoga for Menopause Might Help Your Symptoms

Many women have found that yoga, including restorative and supportive poses, can ameliorate the undesirable side effects of menopause, including hot flashes and more.Gracefully navigate this transition period, and ameliorate hot flashes, mood swings, and more with these yoga for menopause tips.When Alison, 48, began experiencing intense hot flashes, they...

Things about Menopause that Every Woman Should Know

Menopause, also called a woman’s “change of life”, starts when her period stops. One reaches menopause only when you’ve had no menstrual periods for one year.Many women spend around 50 percent of their adult life as a postmenopausal females.Menopause happens because your ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone....

Can Menopause Ever Be Sexy? – The New York Times

A version of this article appears in print on , on Page D3 of the New York edition with the headline: Sexy Appeals to the Middle-Age Market. Order Reprints | Today’s Paper | SubscribeThis content was originally published here.

Vegan guru blames diet for menopause, goes back to burgers | Toronto Sun

Vegan guru Virpi Mikkonen claims her diet "brought on early menopause." So it is back to the burgers for her. INSTAGRAM A vegan influencer has packed up her plants and is again hitting the burger bar.Finnish beauty Virpi Mikkonen, 38, once lived on a gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, meat-free and refined...

Menopause: Just When You Felt Less Socially Awkward

JUST when I had finally stopped obsessively worrying that I might possibly be offending someone somewhere; just when I had started feeling (almost) comfortable socializing with humans, rather than pets, at dinner parties; just when I had mastered the polite nod, knowing when someone is waving to me and not...

New beer designed to relieve symptoms of menopause

New beer designed to relieve symptoms of menopauseBeeline ReaderWe’re constantly looking for innovative ways to improve the Springwise experience, and so we’re now introducing BeeLine Reader, a new technology that helps you read more quickly and efficiently. To learn more about BeeLine Reader, an award-winning startup funded by Intel Capital,...

To Menopause and Beyond

Recently, when I launched into yet another tirade about a menopausal symptom of mine, my mother exclaimed: “Enough about menopause! I have never heard anyone talk about menopause so much in my life.” Therein, I now know, lies the problem.This past January, when menopause commandeered my body, I was completely...

How to lose weight during menopause: 10 ways

Table of contentsOverview Exercise Nutritious food Sleep Alternative therapies Mindful eating Tracking Portion sizes Planning ahead Social support Lifestyle Summary Weight gain occurs before and during menopause partly because of a drop in estrogen levels. Low-quality sleep and regular, age-related reductions in metabolism and muscle tone can also contribute to...

My “Menopause” Symptoms Were Actually Cervical Cancer

ConditionsMy “Menopause” Symptoms Turned Out to Be Cervical CancerJen BabakhanCarol Lacey's symptoms didn't seem too bad, and she wasn't too worried when she went to get checked out. If she hadn't, though, she might not be here to tell her story today.Courtesy Carol Lacey In 2011, 46-year-old Carol Lacey was...