Menopause Symptoms - Research and Studies

Weight Gain Controlled with Calcium, Vitamin D

During menopause, women may experience unusual weight gain, especially around the abdomen. Recent research shows that weight gain can be controlled with increased intake of calcium and vitamin D.

Reducing Hot Flashes Naturally

This article looks at five research-proven and natural ways to reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes during menopause.

Short Menstrual Cycle Could Be a Sign of Menopause

Irregular periods are experienced by nearly every woman during the menopause transition, but recent research shows that a shorter time between each period could be the first sign that menopause is on its way.

Walking off Menopause Symptoms

Study indicates that women who do moderate exercise report less troublesome menopause symptoms associated with mood, including stress, anxiety, and depression.

Anxiety May Increase the Risk of Physical Problems

In a recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, researchers from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg (Canada) attempted to explore the connection between anxiety disorders and physical problems.

Low Testosterone Linked to Anxiety

While testosterone and anxiety have often been linked in men, new studies indicate that low testosterone levels in women may also cause anxiety.

Allergy Risks Amplified During Menopause

Women experiencing menopause have nearly double the risk of suffering respiratory allergies such as asthma, according to a new study. Various factors, including a woman's weight, may cause her to be more susceptible to allergies during menopause.

Anti-Depressants May not Be the Answer to Burning Tongue

For some doctors and medical researchers have thought that the anti-depressant Trazodone was a viable treatment for painful and uncomfortable oral conditions, such as burning tongue.Recent medical trial helps to rule out the anti-depressant Trazodone in the treatment of burning tongue.

Flight Simulators Treat Dizziness

Vertigo, or dizziness, is experienced by a third of people during their lifetime. When a person has the flu or experiences a head injury, the signals become confused and the person experiences dizziness. Learn more about how flight simulators treat dizziness.

The Effects of Qigong on chronic fatigue

Recent evidence that qigong may help to alleviate symptoms associated with disorders such as fatigue and fibromyalgia is bringing hope to sufferers.Learn more effects of qigong on chronic fatigue.

Recurrence of Chronic Fatigue in Women

A large amount of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) research is based on information about patients from primary or tertiary care locations.The research from DePaul University involved an assessment of adults with CFS from a community-based study.Learn about recurrence of chronic fatigue in women.

Hair Loss in Women May Trigger Anxiety

Women who present hair loss are often only treated for the physiological symptom, but recent research has shown that the psychological effects of hair loss in women can be devastating and are equally deserving of treatment.

Migraine Sufferers Find Relief with acupuncture

New research says that acupuncture can give effective relief from migraine headaches. Acupuncture is an ancient, traditional Chinese form of medicine that involves the insertion of fine needles into the skin at strategic points on the body

Flaxseeds: The Natural Hot Flash

The tiny, plain-looking flaxseed may actually be a powerful hot flash preventer, says a new study. Although they won't make hot flashes go away for good, researchers say adding flaxseeds to the day can help to lessen their intensity.

Allergies May Share Connection with Irregular Periods

Women who have suffered from unpleasant symptoms of allergies such as red eyes, congestion, hay fever,or difficulty breathing may also suffer from irregular periods. Recent research has shown a link between them and asthma in women of all ages.Read about the main cause of both.

Women with irregular periods at greater risk for diabetes

New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has shown that women who experience abnormally long menstrual cycles (40 days or more) are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than other women.

A Natural Remedy for Joint Pain

During menopause a large percentage of women find themselves suffering from some form of joint pain and in severe cases they may develop osteoporosis as a result. Studies, though inconclusive, show that pine bark supplements may help alleviate joint pain in some women.Find out more.

Menopause and it's Relationship to Loss of Libido

Menopause can be a trying time for women on a psychological and emotional level. The fluctuating hormones brought on by menopause have caused women to compare this lack of control over their bodies to their teenage years

Studies show Fava Beans may increase Libido

Research shows that by adding fava beans to a woman's diet, she may fight loss of libido that occurs naturally during menopause through the addition of dopamine in the body.

Testosterone plays vital role in female libido

Recent research suggests that low libido in postmenopausal women may effectively be treated with a testosterone patch. Loss of libido in menopausal women is thought to be related to low testosterone levels.

Black Cohosh May Not Affect Night Sweats

Despite growing popularity in the treatment of menopause symptoms as an alternative to HRT, recent studies have shown black cohosh to be ineffective in the treatment of night sweats

Exercise Brings Benefits, Risks for Bones

New research shows that young and middle aged female athletes are often at a greater risk for osteoporosis, despite the beneficial effects of exercise on bone health.

Menopause Puts Women at Risk for Osteoporosis

Lee et al. 2002's study: 'Patterns of Pharmacotherapy and Counseling for Osteoporosis Management in Visits to US Ambulatory Care Physicians by Women' discusses the link between osteoporosis and menopause

Vaginal Dryness may be Relieved by Hysterectomy

Although hysterectomy has been associated with more intense menopause symptoms, according to new research published in JAMA, for some women with gynecological problems hysterectomy could actually bring relief from vaginal dryness.

Cardiovascular Disease After Menopause

Cardiovascular disease (most specifically, coronary heart disease) is the leading cause of death for women over the age of 60, or those who have gone through menopause...

Cataracts as a perimenopause symptom

In the United States, cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure. Accordingly, age-related cataract can cause visual impairment and even blindness.

Menopause Symptoms and Testosterone Therapy

Menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats and migraines, though bothersome, may be less psychologically straining as they do not put an immediate strain on a couple's relationship.