Menopause, Aging and Alcohol Do Not Mix Well

I hate to be a killjoy, but you need to think twice before drinking that second (or third) vodka tonic, Moscow mule, beer or glass of wine. That’s because drinking actually gets riskier as we age. True, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may be goo...
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Change of Attitude Can Change Your Outlook Through Menopause

Recently, I had coffee after an exercise class with a middle-age friend. We got onto the topic of the changes we were experiencing during this time period, including the weight gain, aches and pains. When my friend bemoaned that she is having tremend...
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4 Tips to Protect Height After Menopause

One of the challenges women face as we go through the menopausal transition is maintaining our height. We actually start losing slightly less than half-an-inch every 10 years after we reach the age of 40 and ultimately can lose up to three inches of ...
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Chronic Pain Can Emerge During Menopause

Menopause can seem like a pain. However, for some women, that feeling is literal, instead of figurative. Researchers have found that the changing hormonal levels that happen during menopause may result in women experiencing more pain or they may deve...
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Can Chinese Medicine Ease Menopause?

Recently a member of HealthCentral’s menopause community noted that she turned to Chinese medicine to cope with hot flashes. She said her acupuncturist and herbalist identified a supplement that helped with those pesky issues. That got me thinking – ...
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Women Increasingly Shaving Excess Facial Hair

About a year ago, a friend and I were comparing notes about how our bodies have changed due to menopause. One of the vexing issues that we identified was the overactive facial hair follicles that caused hair to either grow exceptionally long or to gr...
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Acid Reflux Drugs and Menopause

Recent research has found that common acid reflux drugs can raise the risk of heart attacks, particularly for menopausal women.
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Benefits of Vitamin E for Menopausal Women

The menopausal transition means changes in a woman’s body. Those changes range from skin changes to increased risk of heart disease. Therefore, if you’re like me, you want to make sure you have as many health options to pick from to support your heal...
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