Menopause

Learn all about menopause, including lifestyle tips and health problems you may experience during this stage of life.

Is it Menopause, or Your Thyroid?

Since exhaustion, weight gain, and brain fog are symptoms of menopause and thyroid, it’s hard to know which it is.

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Early Menopause, Shorter Life?

Women who experienced early menopause typically had shorter lifespans and were more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes than women with average- or late-onset menopause.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Osteopenia Treatment: 9 Drug-Free Steps to Take

Learn about the different treatment options available and find out the actions you can take right now to lower your risk.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Nutrition Tips to Keep You Healthy Through Menopause

Your diet is just as important as you age as it has been all your life, so don't let menopause be when you stop paying attention. Here are some key areas to focus on.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Finally Winning the War on Weight: Judy’s Story

Losing weight after menopause and keeping it off long-term was a challenge for Judy. Learn how she was able to achieve her goals with the help of a close friend.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Having a Hysterectomy Can Wreak Havoc on Your Hormones

The hormonal changes that take place after a hysterectomy can greatly affect your thyroid — whether you already have thyroid conditions, or even whether it sparks the thyroid condition. In fact, a hysterectomy increases your risk of developing thyroid cancer.

By Mary Shomon

Tips and Products to Help You Sleep During Menopause

Night sweats and hot flashes keeping you awake? These suggestions can help.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

No More Cold and Clammy Night Sweats

Although night sweats isn’t a sleep disorder, they can still wreak havoc on your life — and sheets. There are a few culprits that could be eliminated so you sleep soundly — and dry.

By Martin Reed

Genetics vs. Exercise: What Causes Postmenopausal Weight Gain?

Genetics and exercise both affect weight gain after menopause. Find out what you can do to prevent obesity as your metabolism slows down with age.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

11 Tips for Managing Menopause and Thyroid Disease

When you’re a woman over 40, symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, and weight changes are common. But are they due to a thyroid condition, or is it related to menopause? Let’s explore what you need to know about perimenopause, menopause, and your thyr...

By Mary Shomon

Hot Flashes and Other Menopause Symptoms Can Last Years

A new study conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic suggests symptoms of menopause – night sweats and hot flashes, for example – affect a significant percentage of women into their 60s, 70s, and 80s, not just during midlife.

By Diane Domina

Meet the Experts

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Health Professional

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and author.

Mary Shomon

Patient Expert

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Health Professional

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and author.