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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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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...

Menopause Was the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me | SELF

I got my period at 14 in a frenzy of anticipation fueled by too many readings of Judy Blume’s classic Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Junior high health class sold menstruation to us as the gateway to motherhood, a gift that would make the cramping, bleeding, and missed...

Opinion | What if We Didn’t Dread Menopause? – The New York Times

Menopause wasn’t the only syndrome that preoccupied European physicians in this “early modern” era; others included hysterical suffocation, nymphomania, chlorosis or “green sickness,” and melancholia. Menopause clearly belongs to this group in its origin, nature and development. But it’s the only one still accepted by physicians today — the others...

Avoiding Menopause Weight Gain: 4 Hormones That Need Your Attention

Our bodies are constantly changing. Your metabolism now isn’t what it was when you were three, nor is your body chemistry. As we age, things change whether we want them to or not. Among the many changes are than those that occur at middle age, such as the ever-dreaded menopause...

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...

CBD for menopause: Can it help deal with symptoms?

Table of contents Overview What menopause symptoms can CBD treat? Takeaway Researchers have looked at other herbal and natural remedies as treatment options, but have not yet found that any of them are consistently effective. Recently, there has been much interest in cannabidiol (CBD). In June 2018, the United States...

Early periods, menopause linked to heart disease: study

Women who started menstruating at the age of 11 or younger, or entered menopause before 47, face a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a study published Tuesday.This content was originally published here.