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Female Facial Hair in Menopause

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Is this soon to be you in this picture? Unwanted facial hair – A symptom of menopause. While hair loss is common in women who are currently undergoing the hormonal changes associated with menopause, did you know that growing facial hair could also be a symptom? That’s right. Thousands of women, who are either in […]

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Calcium and Vitamin D for Menopause

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Are you taking calcium and vitamin D supplements for menopause? Studies are showing that not only are there benefits for your bones, but they may help stave off weight gain. In one study women who took calcium and vitamin D supplements were 11% less likely to gain weight (2.2 gain compared to 6.6 pounds). Postmenopausal […]

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Coping with Hot Flashes and Menopause

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If it has happened to you, you’ll never forget it. One minute you are cool and comfortable, then suddenly you feel like you’re on fire, with burning sensations throughout your body and the intense urge to jump into a pool of ice water. Some women describe it as if they opened a hot oven door […]

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Menopause Symptoms – Bleeding

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Menopause symptoms can include bleeding and irregular periods. We all know it is a pain to always be prepared for irregular bleeding. Just when you are celebrating not having monthly periods, you find yourself having to wear panty liners everyday. Changes in hormone levels during perimenopause can affect ovulation and change bleeding patterns as a […]

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Surgery Induced Early Menopause

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Hysterectomies can be performed on women of any age and in many cases force the body to undergo early menopause. Not all women who have hysterectomies will immediately enter into menopause

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Can Acupuncture Help Control Menopause Symptoms?

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Despite the real causes of menopausal symptoms, the fact remains that Traditional Chinese Medicine does not consider menopause to be a syndrome. The thought is that women suffering through menopause have a variety of qi problems such as constrained liver qi and kidney yin deficiency. In other words, their qi is imbalanced and is wreaking havoc on their mind and body.

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Hormones and Bodyfat Video

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If you have stubborn bodyfat like I did, that just does not want to budge, you will find this YouTube video helpful. I recommend watching this short video interview with Dr. Hotze on a Texas news show. Dr. Hotze is the founder of Hotze wellness Center. It’s only 6 minutes long and covers the connection […]

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Insomnia and Menopause

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One of the most annoying and perhaps detrimental side effects of menopause is insomnia. Forgoing night after night of sleep takes a toll on your well-being and ability to function. The good news is that although there are several factors at play that all gang up on your ability to get a good night’s sleep, […]

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Drawbacks of Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has long been touted as the magic bullet for combating the unpleasant symptoms of menopause. The idea is simple; replace the lack of estrogen and progesterone being produced within the body with an external source. However, as with any other medical treatment protocol, there are side effects, some serious. The first […]

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Menopause

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There’s no doubt about it. Menopause is uncomfortable. Hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, insomnia, irritability, weight gain and dry mouth are just a few of the symptoms associated with the decrease in estrogen production by the female body. While there is no treatment for the condition, many doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy for women […]

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Black Cohosh for Menopause

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Black cohosh, otherwise known as bugbane, bugwort, or rattleweed, is an herbal remedy sold in the United States to treat a number of conditions. One of the most common uses for this supplement is for the treatment of symptoms associated with menopause. In most supplements, the active ingredient is derived from the root or underground […]

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Arthritis and Menopause

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As if hot flashes, moodiness, irritability, insomnia and fatigue weren’t enough, now women have to worry about developing osteoarthritis after the onset of menopause. That’s right. New studies have suggested that lower levels of estrogen are to blame for the increased numbers of women experiencing osteoarthritis in their knees. Osteoarthritis refers to the wear-and tear […]

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Herbal Therapy for Menopause

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Let’s face it. Menopause is uncomfortable to say the least. Besides the night sweats, insomnia, irritability and hot flashes, menopause has been implicated in contributing to such conditions as migraines and even the onset of arthritis. So far the standard of treatment for women in this situation is to replace the lost hormones by participating […]

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Dry Skin Symptom of Menopause

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CC BY-NC-ND by Loony Libberswick Dry skin. It can be a symptom of menopause. And unfortunately for most, over the counter remedies such as lotions and creams rarely work to alleviate the condition. The reason? Because these products don’t add moisture to your skin, they simply form a barrier in an attempt to keep the […]

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Memory Loss Caused by Menopause

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If you are having a hard time remembering where you left your keys or whether or not you turned off the stove, instead of blaming it on early senility, you might point the finger at your lack of hormones. That’s right. In case the hot flashes, insomnia and migraines weren’t enough, many women undergoing the […]

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Menopause Related Fatigue

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Fatigue is easily one of the most common complaints among women going through menopause. Not only does the lack of estrogen contribute to the symptom, but also insomnia, depression, and stress. Keeping your body in balance is a paramount to combating this debilitating condition. Fatigue is generally described as an overall sense of tiredness. It […]

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Menopause Symptoms – Loss of Memory

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Menopause causes a myriad of symptoms, one of which is forgetfulness. Memory loss associated with menopause doesn’t affect long-term memory so much as it does short-term memory, or the ability to recall certain facts and figures quickly.

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Urinary Incontinence Due to Menopause

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Urinary incontinence is not a symptom many people attribute to menopause, but the truth is, estrogen plays a large part in how the bladder triggers the release of urine. To understand how menopause can cause incontinence, let’s look at how the urinary system works.

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Detox for Menopause Symptoms

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Women undergoing “the change”, or menopause, will tell you. It’s no fun. The symptoms associated with the cessation of ovulation and menstruation can be a nightmare: night sweats, moodiness, anxiety, and hot flashes. Conditions such as migraines and depression have been attributed to the lover levels of estrogen being produced during menopause. Somewhere around the […]

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Night Sweats Caused By Menopause ?

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Are Night Sweats Due to Menopause? Night sweats caused by menopause or something else? Doctors routinely hear their patients complain of night sweats. Doctors generally refer to true night sweats as severe hot flashes occurring at night that are not related to an overheated environment. So, how do the doctors, and more importantly, how do […]

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