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This Diet May Prevent Early Menopause

Early menopause is linked to increased risk of heart disease and diabetes. But eating the right kind of protein may let menopause happen later.

Diet & Nutrition

Dairy Foods Might Help You Delay Menopause

Early menopause—before age 45—is associated with a slew of health problems. Until now, there wasn't much a woman could do…


Menopause Glossary

A abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) bleeding that is abnormal in frequency, severity or duration and is not the same as…


Menopause and Sexuality

Sexual Issues and Menopause In the years around menopause, you may experience changes in your sexual life. Some women say…


Natural/Alternative Treatments for Menopause Symptoms

Some women try herbs or other products that come from plants to help relieve hot flashes. Unfortunately, being “natural” doesn't…


What Is Menopause?

Menopause is the point in time when a woman's menstrual periods stop. Menopause happens because the ovaries stop producing the…


Menopause and Menopause Treatments Fact Sheet

What is menopause? Menopause is the point in time when a woman's menstrual periods stop. Some people call the years…


Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Some women can use menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) to help control the symptoms of menopause. MHT, which used to be…


Menopause and Your Health

Changes in your body in the years around menopause increase your chances of having certain health problems. Lower levels of…


What Are Common Menopausal Symptoms?

Menopause affects every woman differently. Some women have no symptoms, but some women have changes in several areas of their…


Menopause Symptom Relief and Treatments

Learning about menopause treatment options Most women do not need treatment of menopausal symptoms. Some women find that their symptoms…


Menopause and Mental Health

Problems and Causes Midlife is often considered a period of increased risk for depression in women. Some women report mood…

Sexual Wellness

New Map for the Menopause Maze

“Menopause is a nightmare,” my friend Monica moaned. “When a hot flash hits, I feel like I’m in Hades. I…