Plagued with hot flashes or night sweats? Perhaps it’s time to remake your dinner plate as a way to battle these uncomfortable experiences.
A new large study out of Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Division of Research has found that menopausal women who drop pounds through a low-fat diet that incorporates lots of fruits and vegetables may reduce or even eliminate those pesky clothes-soaking experiences. This study was published in the journal, Menopause.
The study used data on more than 17,473 women who participated in the Women’s Health Initiative Study, a research effort started in 1991 by the National Institutes of Health that was focused on the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis.
The Kaiser Permanente researchers studied at women who had menopausal symptoms and who were not taking hormone-replacement therapy. Their analysis found that the wome...
A decade ago, upwards of 15 million American women were using combination hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help deal with their menopausal symptoms. Doctors also believed HRT protected women from a host of other issues, including heart attacks and osteoporosis. That all changed in 2002, when researchers learned that HRT drugs actually increased a woman’s risk of cardiac problems, stroke, and breast cancer – and millions of women dumped their bottles of HRT. Now, further research indicates HRT is indeed a legitimate treatment for severe hot flashes, mood swings, and other menopause-induced health challenges – for some women. Are you a candidate for HRT? Hot flashes. Drenching night sweats. Mood swings so severe you want to run and hide from family and friends. These are just some of the challenges many of us undergo as a result of menopause. And the hard part is, they usually come on top of the ravages chemo has already produced in us: the embarrassing baldnes...
Has menopause has got you down? The emotional swings, the
crazy menstrual periods, the feeling that your mind is a blackboard that's just
been wiped clean. The long nights, restlessly tossing and turning in bed. And,
oh yeah - how about those hot flashes?
Hot Flashes - The Killer Menopause Symptom (that Won't Kill You)
Hot flashes are one of the truly irritating side effects of
menopause. They're not going to kill you (though they may make you want to kill
whoever invented turtleneck sweaters). Ultimately, they're not dangerous,
unlike your gradually deteriorating bone density. No, hot flashes are just
annoying. REALLY annoying. Like, if there had been an Eighth Plague of Egypt,
hot flashes would have been it.
Wondering What a Hot Flash Feels Like?
What, you've never experienced a hot flash? Come on - that's
one of the very first things most of us get to complain about during
peri-menopause. If you're one of the lucky women who's sailing through
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