Endocrinology Menopause

How does a hot flash feel?

Hot flashes are common during menopause, as well as in perimenopause, which is the stage before menstruation stops. A 2015 study found that four out of five women experienced hot flashes in middle age. On average, symptoms lasted more than 7 years. Some participants, however, reported hot flashes that lasted up to a decade or […]


2 lifestyle changes may reduce risk of hot flashes

According to new research, keeping a healthy weight and quitting smoking before the age of 40 may substantially relieve the hot flashes and night sweats that often characterize menopause. Share on PinterestResearch suggests that making a few lifestyle changes could alleviate some of the discomforts of menopause. According to some estimates, as many as 1.5 […]


Menopause: Could Chinese herbal remedies reduce hot flashes?

During menopause, many people experience hot flashes. A recent review and meta-analysis investigate whether Chinese herbal remedies might reduce the discomfort. Although the authors feel encouraged by the findings, much more data is necessary. Share on PinterestCould Chinese herbal remedies relieve hot flashes? Hot flashes affect up to 90% of women during menopause. They have […]

Endocrinology Menopause

Estrogen exposure may stave off cognitive decline in women

New research suggests that taking estrogen as part of hormone replacement therapy may help women fight off cognitive decline. Share on PinterestDoes estrogen therapy have any cognitive benefits for postmenopausal women? The study paper — titled “Lifetime estrogen exposure and cognition in late life: The Cache County Study” and appearing in the North American Menopause […]

Menopause Women's Health / Gynecology

The importance of ‘sport-related hobbies’ for middle aged women

Leisure time physical activity improves the blood lipid profile, a marker of cardiovascular risk, of postmenopausal women. Sports-related hobbies are vital for the heart health of postmenopausal women. This is the main takeaway of a new study that appears in the journal Frontiers in Endocrinology. Sira Karvinen — a postdoctoral researcher from the Gerontology Research […]

Menopause Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

Cardiovascular risk linked not to weight, but to body fat storage

By studying a large cohort of women who had already been through menopause, researchers have found that cardiovascular risk is associated with body shape, which results from how fat is distributed in the body. A new study suggests that in women over 50, body shape is associated with cardiovascular risk. Existing studies have suggested that […]

Epilepsy Menopause

CBT may be effective in managing menopause symptoms

A small study into the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy on menopause showed that it may reduce hot flashes, depression, and sleep disorders. CBT may be a valid alternative to other menopause treatments. Menopause marks the end of a person’s menstrual cycles. During and after this process, they will no longer be able to conceive […]