What is Menopause?
Menopause is the post reproductive stage of a woman’s life. For some it is a time of great joy and for others it brings much sadness and mourning. Since this coincides with aging there are many potential health risks that arise during this time. Read this article to understand these risks.
Benefits of HRT
Menopausal symptoms can be distressing and interfere with the quality of life. Fortunately there are a number of remedies available and hormone replacement therapy sits at the forefront of these therapies. Read this article to learn about the benefits of hormone replacement therapy.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Hormone replacement therapy is the term used to describe the administration of hormones in postmenopausal women. It is an attempt to alleviate the symptoms that often occur as a result of hormone deficiency. Read this article to learn more.
“Hot flash” is the term used to describe the sudden onset of warmth or heat, which starts in the chest and spreads to the neck and face. Sweating, redness, palpitations and anxiety usually accompany this symptom. Read this article to learn more about this menopausal problem.
How Does Osteoporosis Occur?
Osteoporosis occurs when the bone density falls to a point that there is an increased risk of fracture with minimal trauma. The risk of developing osteoporosis is determined during childhood and after menopause. Read this article to learn more.
Osteoporosis is a disorder of the skeleton that results in decreased bone strength and subsequent susceptibility to fractures. It is a major epidemiologic problem. Read this article to learn more about this rapidly increasing problem.
Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment
There are many medications available for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. They improve bone mineral density and have been proven to significantly decrease the risk of fractures. Read this article to learn about the currently available medications.
Risks of HRT
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the administration of an estrogen and progestin combination to treat symptoms related to hormone deficiency, which occurs after menopause. All medications and therapies have their potential risks. Read this article to learn about the risks of HRT.
Treatment of Hot Flashes
Hot flashes are the major reason women going through the menopausal transition seek medical care. Hot flashes are not life threatening but hey can interfere with the quality of life. Read this article to learn about management options.
Understanding HRT preparations
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is prescribed for menopausal related symptoms. The most common complaints are hot flashes but many women experience other symptoms. HRT is the single option that addresses all of these symptoms. Read this article to learn about all of the HRT preparations.
Postmenopausal women can develop genital tract inflammation with symptoms comparable to those caused by infections. This similarity may lead to misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment. Read this article to learn more about this common treatable problem that can plaque women after menopause.
Weight Gain and Menopause
Weight gain during menopause is one of the most common concerns voiced by the women. They notice a gradual increase in their weight and are frustrated by their inability to shed these extra pounds. Read this article to learn what you can do manage your weight after menopause.
Who is at Risk of Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition of thinning bones that increases the risk of fracture with minimal trauma. Typically these breaks occur in the hip and spine resulting in chronic pain, disability, and sometimes death. Read this article to learn if you are at risk.
Why is Osteoporosis a Problem?
Osteoporosis affects both men and women. Those with osteoporosis are at high risk of breaking their bones. This represents a major economic burden for the health care system and can be the one event that leads to permanent disability in older people. Read this article to learn more.
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