- High levels of tobacco exposure are associated with fertility problems and a hastened onset of menopause, according to a recent study.
- Women with low sexual desire may benefit from talking to their partner first before considering options for hormonal treatments, a new study suggests.
- New research suggests that recent abuse can make menopause more bothersome for women.
- Ex-smokers may have fewer and less severe hot flashes during menopause than women who continue to smoke.
- Results of a decades-long study shows aromatase inhibitors may better treat postmenopausal breast cancer patients than tamoxifen.
- Compared to women exercising half as much, postmenopausal women who exercised 300 minutes per week were better at reducing total fat.
- Postmenopausal women who are overweight and obese have an increased risk of invasive breast cancer compared to women of normal weight.
- Menopausal women are indulging in "natural" remedies more than ever before, but without telling their doctors.
- Women who use menopausal hormone therapy are twice as likely to develop lower gastrointestinal bleeding and ischemic colitis.
- Sex doesn't end as you age, so keep on using "it."
- An experimental softgel capsule improved quality of life for 63 percent of postmenopausal women participants suffering from vaginal dryness and atrophy.
- The new term genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) will now be used to describe what used to be called vulvovaginal atrophy.
Menopause is a term used to describe the permanent cessation of the primary functions of the human ovaries: the ripening and release of ova and the release of hormones that cause both the creation of the uterine lining and the subsequent shedding of the uterine lining (a.k.a. the menses or the period). Menopause typically occurs in women in midlife, during their late 40s or early 50s. For some women, the accompanying signs and effects that can occur during the menopause transition years can significantly disrupt their daily activities and sense of well-being.