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Sep 17, 2018 12:44 pm
An Antioxidant-Rich Diet Could Lessen Pesky Menopause Symptoms, Study Says
If you’re trying to reduce pesky menopause symptoms before they get out of hand, the solution might be right on your dinner plate. According to new research, following an antioxidant-rich diet...
Sep 5, 2018 5:30 pm
Your Level of Exercise Isn't Linked to Early Menopause, Study Says — But Here's What Is
Until now, there’s been some confusion about the causes of early menopause, especially in regard to exercise. Some research has suggested that women who are more physically active are at a lower...
Aug 30, 2018 8:39 pm
9 Ways to Battle That 'Invisible' Feeling That Happens as We Age
As a teenager, it was always hard for me to decide which superpower I’d most like to have. Of course, flying would be awesome. And I’d always wanted the power of telekinesis like my mom-crush...
Aug 17, 2018 12:18 pm
5 Estrogen-Rich Foods to Help Balance Menopause Hormones
Dealing with menopause can understandably drive most women to look for whatever solution they can find to ease the uncomfortable symptoms. Depending on how cruel or kind the hormones decide to be,...
Aug 6, 2018 4:46 pm
Menopause and Insomnia: 11 Ways to Finally Catch Your Zzzs
Forget sleeping like a baby. Most women I know who are experiencing menopause and insomnia want to sleep like a husband, or a teenager, or the family dog: asleep within 10 minutes, awake again in...
Aug 3, 2018 4:00 pm
5 Food Tips to Help Shrink Uterine Fibroids Without Surgery During Perimenopause
Many women wonder how to shrink uterine fibroids without surgery after they're told by their doctor that they have the condition. Uterine fibroids — muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the...
Jul 9, 2018 4:21 pm
Belly Fat and Menopause: How to Win the Battle of the Bulge
Last year, in my early 50s and perimenopausal, I lost 20 pounds. I did this the old-fashioned way — by eating less and exercising more — and I enjoyed feeling my muscles become stronger and my...
Jun 27, 2018 3:00 pm
Can PMS Cause Hot Flashes? Yes, But There Are Remedies
Many of us have stopped to wonder: Can PMS cause hot flashes? Indeed it can — and it may worry you the first few times it happens. But the good news is that it's completely normal, especially if...
Jun 7, 2018 4:16 pm
Your Brain on Perimenopause: 6 Ways to Stay Sane
Women I know who are dealing with perimenopause all want answers to pretty much the same questions: How do I deal with hot flashes? Will I ever be able to sleep through the night again? And,...
Jun 1, 2018 3:00 pm
How Long Do Menopause Symptoms Last? Longer Than You Think
When most of us hear about hot flashes and night sweats, we tend to immediately think of menopause — and unconsciously assume that those nuisances go away after "the change." But as it turns out,...
May 1, 2018 5:26 pm
What You Eat Can Affect How Early (or Late) You Get Menopause, Study Suggests
We’ve long known that the food we eat today can have a variety of consequences down the road, but a new study indicates our meal choices may even affect the speed at which we enter "the...
Apr 27, 2018 3:00 pm
Wrinkles, Pimples, Rosacea, Oh My! How to Care for Your Skin During Perimenopause
“Do you use a daily moisturizer?" “Noooooo!” I said, and then laughed. My sister-in-law gave me a grave look. “You’re going to age really fast.” I immediately stopped laughing. My brother’s wife...
Apr 9, 2018 12:36 pm
Why Your Skincare Routine Stops Working Once You Hit Perimenopause
Nothing about perimenopause has been gradual for me, and every symptom has come as a shock. I woke up one day and started having hot flashes — shock! I woke up another day to find myself on an...
Mar 26, 2018 10:00 am
Looking Hot, Feeling Cool: The Best Undergarments for Menopause
I recently went to Victoria’s Secret, where a 20-something sales associate named Sydney with a blond ponytail, a perky attitude, and a tape measure asked me if I knew my correct bra size. “Yes,” I...
Mar 21, 2018 2:10 pm
Acupuncture Linked to Less Severe Menopause Symptoms, Review Finds
Would you ever try acupuncture for menopause symptoms? The idea of getting voluntarily stuck with a bunch of needles to relieve your hot flashes and night sweats might seem a little strange at...
Mar 19, 2018 5:22 pm
Mediterranean Diet Linked to Stronger Bones and Muscles in Women, Study Suggests
The buzzworthy Mediterranean diet is known for its myriad health benefits — including lowering the risk of heart disease, cognitive diseases, cancer, and inflammation — but a new study suggests...
Mar 13, 2018 9:00 am
8 Signs You Might Be Perimenopausal
In the fabulous Amazon show The Other F Word — does the “F” stand for 40s, 50s, female, friendship? Yes? — one character in her late 40s with a much younger boyfriend makes an appointment with her...
Mar 10, 2018 10:00 am
How I Knew: 9 Women on When They First Entered Perimenopause
Aria was 40 when she woke in the middle of the night so hot she felt as if she were in a sauna and sweating so profusely that her t-shirt was drenched. When it happened again a few weeks later, she...
Feb 27, 2018 3:02 pm
That "Bowling Ball" Breast Feeling: What Your Breast Pain Means
Shannon, 41, from Los Angeles, knows all too well the discomfort of painful breasts. “During my period, my breasts feel extremely heavy, especially at night. Sometimes I wear a bra when I go to...
Feb 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Layers, Yoga Pants, and a Sense of Humor: What to Wear During Perimenopause
“You’re wearing that?” my friend Rachel asks me. She’s come to pick me up, and we’re standing in the foyer of my house. I look down at myself, feeling as if I’m 15 and my mother is calling me out...
Jan 24, 2018 2:16 pm
Perimenopause Is Dialing Up My Sex Drive, and I’m Not Complaining
Ask a group of women what they fear most about menopause, and you’re bound to hear “loss of sex drive” on many of their lists. Other symptoms, such as hot flashes, insomnia, and mood swings just...
Jan 12, 2018 6:34 pm
Early Menopause Robbed Me of Motherhood
Tucked away among the pile of duvet covers and blankets in my cupboard, there’s a baby-sized sheet with a matching pillowcase, which is appliquéd with sherbet-colored giraffes. I found it at a...
Jan 9, 2018 9:45 pm
When Perimenopause Feels a Lot Like a Midlife Crisis
Who am I? What am I doing with my life? How do I want to spend my remaining years? I no longer recognize myself…. Am I living the life I want? Should I quit my job? Divorce my spouse? Get...
Dec 27, 2017 4:47 pm
Perimenopause Is Turning Me Into My 15-Year-Old Daughter
“She must have had a bad day,” my husband says, referring to our teenaged daughter, nodding his head up the stairs. He’s sitting at the dining table, sorting mail; I’ve just come down the stairs in...
Nov 10, 2017 7:15 pm
My Menopause Treatment Caused Me to Grow a Tiny Penis
As a woman who has witnessed the sun set on her 40s, I've experienced it all — memory lapses, voice changes, murderous rages, leaky bladder —and was certain the best days of feeling “normal” were...
Oct 23, 2017 10:39 pm
This Overlooked Vitamin Can Relieve Your Worst Menopause Symptoms
After decades of lavishing attention on vitamins A, B, C, D and E, scientists are venturing deeper into the alphabet. Smack in the middle, they’ve found a widely overlooked nutrient that can...
Jun 20, 2017 1:06 pm
Weird Menopause Symptoms That Are Totally Normal, We Promise
Some menopause symptoms are so common and so widely discussed among women that we nearly expect them to happen even before we go through "The Change." (Hot flashes, anyone?) But other menopause...
Jun 5, 2017 4:24 pm
6 Ways to Feel and Look Younger in Minutes
We all wonder how to look younger when we're approaching menopause--or right in the thick of it. After all, the extra belly fat, fatigue, and skin changes associated with aging can wreak havoc on...
Apr 11, 2017 6:15 pm
These Surprising Foods Can Help Boost Your Sex Life
If you're looking to spice up your sex life, the answer might actually not be in your bedroom, but, rather, in the kitchen cupboard. That's right. Many of the common foods we eat have...
Mar 22, 2017 12:44 pm
Woman's Common Nighttime Problem Turned Out to Be Cancer
When Tara Lock began waking up at night drenched in sweat she thought she was just going through menopause. After all, night sweats--along with hot flashes, that other scourge of mid-life--are a...