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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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<a class="ve-global-color" href="https://nationalmenopauseassociation.com/menopause-symptoms-linked-to-poor-sleep-quality/" title="Menopause symptoms linked to poor sleep quality">Menopause symptoms linked to poor sleep quality</a>

(Reuters Health) - Menopause symptoms make middle-aged sleep problems more likely for some women, a study from South Korea suggests.“Sleep disorders are the most common complaints during (the) menopause transition and postmenopause,” said senior study author Dr. Hyun-Young Park of the National Research Institute of Health in Chungbuk.“Poor sleep quality...

Am I going through normal menopause?

I am 53 years old and having heavy bleeding from last five years. Now from last ten months I am having periods after every two months, but it is still heavy. I have gone through ultrasonography and it shows multiple intramural & subserosal fibroids. What should I do? Am I...

Your Skin & Menopause

How Your Skin Changes During MenopauseFor all women, menopause is an incredibly complicated process. When your hormones change, your body starts changing: hot flashes, night sweats, dryness, mood swings, hair growth, hair loss, acne, insomnia, and more.  But did you know that menopause significantly effects your skin?The reason that menopause effects...

Heart disease in women: How pregnancy, menopause, and more affect risk

It’s a common scenario. A woman in her 50s wakes up feeling nauseous. Dismissing it, she moves through her day, feeling a bit fatigued during her morning walk, even short of breath. Her friends urge her to go to the doctor after she experiences shooting pain in one arm. Despite...

Women Going through Menopause Are at High Risk of Heart Disease

Women transitioning through menopause are at higher risk for heart disease, according to the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN). This research adds to the growing evidence that menopause is a critical time for changes in cardiovascular health. The study helps to underscore the importance of women and...

Green neighborhoods may help delay menopause

Living near green spaces is associated with a wide variety of benefits, including a lower risk of obesity, improved attention capacity in children and slower physical decline in old age. In a new study, researchers found that living in a greener neighborhood is also linked to an older age at...

Coping With The Symptoms Of Menopause – Fitneass

Sometimes, menopause symptoms are worse than just hot flashes and night sweats, and you must learn to cope with them. Here’s how to do this!Even though menopause has not been directly linked with an increase in psychiatric morbidity, many women experience emotional turmoil during the initial phases of menopause.In addition...

<a class="ve-global-color" href="https://nationalmenopauseassociation.com/women-who-are-sexually-active-every-week-or-every-month-are-less-likely-to-have-an-early-menopause/" title="Women who are sexually active every week or every month are less likely to have an early menopause">Women who are sexually active every week or every month are less likely to have an early menopause</a>

Having sex every week can DELAY your menopause: scientists say that not enough action becomes ’causes the body to choose to stop ovulating’ Study compared those who had sex weekly, monthly and less than monthly Sexually active women 28% less likely to have menopause Those who had sex once a...

For Some Women Nearing Menopause, Depression And Anxiety Can Spike

Teri Hines was in her mid-40s when she started to notice that her body was changing. Her period became irregular and more intense. "It increased in frequency, it increased in intensity and it increased in duration," she says. She began to have hot flashes, gained weight and her energy levels...

High Serum Levels of ‘Forever Chemicals’ Tied to Earlier Menopause

In a national sample of US women in their mid-40s to mid-50s, those with high serum levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were likely to enter menopause 2 years earlier than those with low levels of these chemicals. That is, the median age of natural menopause was 52.8 years...

Menopause Hair Loss and Other Beauty Tips | NextTribe

Apparently our menopausal bodies are a desert. We certainly knew about the hot part, getting reminded of it constantly when the flashes turn us into flesh-and-blood furnaces. But we weren’t quite as aware of the dry conditions that went along with the soaring temps. Dry skin. Dry scalp. Dry hair....

<a class="ve-global-color" href="https://nationalmenopauseassociation.com/pfas-exposure-may-cause-early-menopause-in-women-early-menopause-could-impact-heart-bone-health-sciencedaily/" title="PFAS exposure may cause early menopause in women: Early menopause could impact heart, bone health &mdash; ScienceDaily">PFAS exposure may cause early menopause in women: Early menopause could impact heart, bone health &mdash; ScienceDaily</a>

Known as 'forever chemicals,' PFAS are humanmade and used in a wide variety of nonstick and waterproof products and firefighting foams. PFAS chemicals can contaminate drinking water, and it has been estimated that 110 million Americans (one out of three) may consume drinking water contaminated with these chemicals. "PFAS are...

All About Training and Staying Active Through Menopause

More and more women are continuing to lace up their sneakers to train and race hard later in life. But the physiological changes brought on by menopause can be tricky to navigate for many women, particularly when paired with the physical toll of training. Fortunately, the challenge of training through...

<a class="ve-global-color" href="https://nationalmenopauseassociation.com/physical-activity-in-all-of-its-forms-may-help-maintain-muscle-mass-in-midlife-hormonal-changes-during-menopause-decrease-muscle-mass-but-physical-activity-might-slow-the-decrement-sciencedaily/" title="Physical activity in all of its forms may help maintain muscle mass in midlife: Hormonal changes during menopause decrease muscle mass, but physical activity might slow the decrement &mdash; ScienceDaily">Physical activity in all of its forms may help maintain muscle mass in midlife: Hormonal changes during menopause decrease muscle mass, but physical activity might slow the decrement &mdash; ScienceDaily</a>

"We already knew that estrogen has a role in the regulation of muscle properties," says doctoral student Hanna-Kaarina Juppi. "By following the hormonal status, measuring many aspects of muscles and by taking into consideration the simultaneous chronological aging of women going through menopausal transition, we were able to show that...

A Neuroscientist’s Prescription for a Brain in Menopause

For a birthday girl worried what the advancing postmenopausal years are doing to her mind — yes, that would be me — the chance that very day to talk to a leading neuroscientist who studies women in midlife and beyond proved a happy coincidence. And a galvanizing one. “There’s so...

Menopause Comes Early With High PFAS Exposure | MedPage Today

Environmental exposure to certain synthetic chemicals was associated with early menopause, according to a new study. In an analysis of over 1,100 premenopausal women, those who fell into the highest tertile for exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) -- a family of endocrine-disrupting chemicals -- were at a 63%...

Menopause: The Taboo Topic We Need To Talk About | HuffPost

While the perception of menstruation is changing and the topic is becoming increasingly less of a taboo, it’s clear that the same cannot be said about menopause — which is not a disease, but a natural phenomenon when a woman’s period stops, generally around 50 years old. And menopause continues...

Menopause and Hair Loss: What You Should Know

Menopause is a time where the body goes through a lot of changes, and those changes come with some unpleasant side effects. The most commonly known side effects include: mood swings, hot flashes, and insomnia, but did you know that it can also cause hair loss? Why Does Menopause Cause...

Supplements to Help You Sleep During Menopause — Part 1 | Psychology Today

There’s a broad range of supplements available to women who are interested in managing their menopause symptoms as naturally as possible. Judging from the interest and enthusiasm of the women I talk with—that’s most of you! Let’s take a closer look at some of the supplements that target menopause symptoms, with...

Can You Get Pregnant During Menopause?

Puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, perimenopause and menopause. These are the various stages in a woman’s biological cycle. One leads to the other, while pregnancy can happen at any time during a woman’s years of fertility. The chances of getting pregnant come down as the woman crosses 35 years. By her 40s,...

The Natural Side of Menopause Archives | Bottom Line Inc

Embracing the Menopause Metamorphosis!One day, a small opening appeared on a cocoon. A man sat and watched for the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then, it seems to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as...

<a class="ve-global-color" href="https://nationalmenopauseassociation.com/depression-vasomotor-symptoms-tied-to-poor-sleep-in-menopause/" title="Depression, Vasomotor Symptoms Tied to Poor Sleep in Menopause">Depression, Vasomotor Symptoms Tied to Poor Sleep in Menopause</a>

Risk factors for poor sleep in menopause include depression and vasomotor symptoms.This content was originally published here.

Hormone therapy may ease depression linked to menopause

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 -- A year of hormone therapy cut the risk of depression symptoms in women going through menopause and early postmenopause, new research shows."Thirty-two percent of women randomized to treatment with a placebo experienced clinically significant depressive symptoms. But for women randomized to hormone therapy, the risk...