There are many changes to our bodies during menopause. They are sometimes awkward and confusing. Dr. Heather Johnson, a practicing gynecologist, shares insights on what to expect and how to talk to your doctor about any questions you may have.
If you’ve noticed your skin becoming dryer as you age, you’re not alone. We wanted to find out why and what could be done about it. We spoke with Dr. Amy Newburger, Creator of EpiMD Moisturizing Body Lotion for Mature Skin, about what happens to our skin as we age and why she felt there was need for a specific product to address it. Click here to find out more.
While women tend to lose more hair as they age, rapid or extreme hair loss is not normal. We checked in with hair stylists Chris and Devin Rosenthal who specialize in hair loss to learn more. Click here to see what they said.
Mindfulness is a buzzword these days. It’s also recommended to help with menopause symptoms. Click here for information and tips from psychotherapist/expert Sandra K. Molle, LPC, DBTC, BCN.
Can Vitamins Help Alleviate My Menopause Symptoms
This article suggests vitamins that can help minimize the symptoms of low estrogen.
Black women’s health problems during menopause haven’t been a focus of medicine. Experts and activists want to change that.
Although a two-decade study of women of different races and ethnicities has provided insight into the health problems related to menopause and aging, questions persist about how the health of Black women during and after menopause, particularly their experience of hot flashes, is affected by their lived experience.
How to Relieve Stress: 38 Comments from Therapists, Psychologists and People Who’ve Overcome Stress
As stress has become incredibly common, this article looks at tips and suggestions from professionals and consumers on how to manage it.
Working Through Menopause
This Women at Work podcast from the Harvard Business Review includes experts discussing menopause symptoms and debunking some myths. Worth a listen (or a read of the transcript)
‘A weird liberation’: why women are exposing the wild truth about midlife and menopause
The edgy, angry, upbeat reality of life as a woman in your 40s and 50s has long been hidden. Now a new wave of writers are telling all
More Women Trying Pot to Manage Menopause
A new study finds 1 in 4 women have tried cannabis to manage menopause symptoms. Laura Hamilton is one of them. She’s used pot recreationally since she was in college, but was surprised when she realized it was helping ease her menopause symptoms, which included insomnia, mood changes, vaginal dryness, and hot flashes.
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Menopause
Menopause is essentially puberty in reverse—but there’s a huge lack of education around the transition. Jennifer Gunter, M.D., explains what to expect when you’re no longer expecting a period.
New Study Finds PFAS May Cause Early Menopause
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) exposure may cause menopause to occur two years earlier in women, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
What You Need to Know About Supplements
We should be able to get all the nutrients we need from a healthy diet, but if not, then considering a supplement may be an option. You should discuss it with your healthcare provider before taking any supplements
No One Told Me Exactly What to Expect from Menopause. But the Messages I Did Get Were Very Wrong
An interesting perspective on facing menopause and looking for the positive.
Women Harnessing their Power Post-50 to Change the World
Midlife can and should be our time to shine. These inspirational women show that we have a lot of good years ahead of us and we can make an impact on the world around us.
7 Women's Health Topics We Need To Talk About In 2020
We asked these outspoken doctors and health advocates to give us their Top 7 messages to women for 2020. Here's what they said.
No One Talks About Perimenopause - It’s Time to Change That
What to expect when you are absolutely, positively not expecting.
Why Do Women Have Less Sex as They Age?
New research shows that the sex lives of many women decline with age due to psychological stressors and other psychosocial factors outside of their control.
The Year Women Over 50 Reclaimed Their Right to Be Seen
Rather than ignore such characters as the film industry has often done in the past, mainstream and indie directors alike explored their lives, and sometimes the results were astonishing.
Do you want to live to be 150? The anti-aging market is estimated to grow to $610 billion by 2025.
Poor social relationships may make menopause symptoms worse, research finds
A team of researchers at the University of Arizona has found a link between women experiencing increased stress as a result of social relationships and exacerbated menopause symptoms.
Lubrication and Lots of Communication: Navigating A New Sexual Life After Menopause
Author Darcey Steinke speaks with All Things Considered as part of its ``Let's Talk About Sex`` series.
The Importance of Understanding Ageism in Medicine
An interesting interview with Dr. Louise Aronson, a geriatrician and professor of medicine at the University of California-San Francisco, about her new book, “Elderhood.”
Grey Hair Is Having A Moment, And People of All Ages Are Here for It
Pinterest searches for silver-grey highlights have increased 647 per cent in Canada since last year.
New book alert: The Vagina Bible
Dr. Jen Gunters, an ob-gyn, has written a new book she hopes will become a textbook for women to learn about their bodies.
Lifting Weight Helps You Live Longer
Working out with weights can have a very positive impact on your health – for men and women!
When Doctors Downplay Women’s Health Concerns
Bias can lead doctors to dismiss women’s health problems. Here’s how to get the care you need.
FDA cracks down on ‘vaginal rejuvenation’ devices, citing potential for serious harm
Just a Handful of Nuts May Help Us from Packing on the Pounds as We Age.
Substituting healthy nuts for unhealthy snacks may be a simple strategy to ward off the gradual weight gain that often accompanies aging, according to researchers.
Menopause is a completely strange experience. This memoir tries to make sense of it.
Darcy Steinke’s ‘Flash Count Diary’ is an unflinching look at what happens when her fertility ends — and something unpredictable takes over
Hot Flashes Connected to Heart Attacks and Cognitive Decline, Studies Say
While hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause, the severity of your symptoms may be providing warning signs of other health issues.
The menopause guide for all ages
It’s an inevitable part of life. Here’s what to know, plus recommendations for women going through it.
Menopause Unveils Itself As The Next Big Opportunity In Femtech
This interesting article featured information about the burgeoning business in femtech to reach women at menopause.
These Foods May Delay Your Menopause
New research led by scientists at Leeds University in the UK suggests that a diet rich in legumes and fish may put off the natural onset of menopause, while foods rich in carbohydrates may accelerate it.
The New Rules of Middle Age: Written by Women
As a new wave of women step into their mid-centuries, books reimagining female midlife are striking a chord. ‘We’re not going to do our 50s the way everyone’s telling us we’re supposed to,’ author Candace Bushnell says.