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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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Brain Fog: Could It Be Menopause?

Many women aren’t prepared for the cognitive problems menopause can cause, including issues with memory and concentration.

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

In addition to chest pain, warning signs of a heart attack can include shortness of breath, nausea, and neck or back pain.

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What Is a Vertebral Compression Fracture?

An estimated 25 percent of American women over 50 experience compression fractures in their lifetime. Here’s what to know about this common source of back pain.

Is It Menopause or a Thyroid Problem?

Is It Menopause or a Thyroid Problem?

You wake up sweaty, your heart beating rapidly. If you’re a woman about age 50, your symptoms could be the result of menopause, but maybe it’s your thyroid.

What Does the Thyroid Do?

What Does the Thyroid Do?

The thyroid produces hormones that regulate metabolism. This affects every organ in your body, as well as heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature.

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Bleeding After Menopause: Cause for Concern?

The major concern associated with postmenopausal bleeding is to exclude the possibility of endometrial cancer.

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Midlife Memory Loss in Women

Some studies report that as many as 60 percent of women notice memory problems at midlife. Here’s what may be behind it, and what to do about it.

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What Is Uterine Prolapse? My Story

About 200,000 prolapse surgeries are performed each year in the U.S.—comparable to the number of heart bypass surgeries. I have come to think of prolapse as the most common female ailment no one has ever heard of.

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What Women Can Do About Hair Loss

Millions of women experience female pattern hair loss, or alopecia, after menopause. Here are some possible fixes.