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Menopause Symptoms

5 Ways The Humble Tomato Can Ease Menopause Woes

Julie Dargan | Posted 10.01.2015 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

Feeling anxious during the menopause? Find you are putting on weight in areas you never had trouble with before? Could the solution to your woes be found in the humble tomato?

Play Hard: We (Women) Have Earned It

Stephanie Bender | Posted 09.17.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

We can bring whatever level of determination and energy we want to making our menopausal years some of our best, but self-care during perimenopause and menopause also means taking carefree time to play and enjoy ourselves.

How To Cope With Depression During Menopause

Julie Dargan | Posted 09.17.2015 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

Menopause is a normal and -- for most women -- largely uneventful part of life. For some women, however, the menopausal transition is a period of biologic vulnerability with noticeable physiologic, psychological and somatic symptoms.

Blind to Menopause

Joanna Charnas | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

For a brief time in 2011 to 2012, I lost a third of my vision. Menopause was to blame. At first, I thought I'd damaged my glasses. I went to an optome...

Meditative, Menopausal Moments: An Oxymoron?

Stephanie Bender | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Making menopause a positive time in our lives starts with slowing down long enough to appreciate what is happening. This way of thinking flies in the face of how many women experience "The Change."

Middle-Aged Women, This Is How To Get Your Sex Drive Back

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Are we meant to resign ourselves to live out the second half of our lives as though we're holed up in a convent? No! Just because you've reached a certain age, it doesn't mean you no longer have a need for good sex in your life.

Depression: The Menopausal Journey From Hopeless to Hopeful

Stephanie Bender | Posted 08.13.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

If you are dealing with depression or anxiety, it helps to think through your feelings. Are these feelings new? Do they seem random or are they connected to any life situations that you can identify?

Stress and Failure: Which Comes First?

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Which comes first -- stress or failure? We need more research to know for sure, but if you have been feeling "stuck" in your personal and/or professional life, and you just can't seem to pivot to the next phase, talk to your doctor about these tests. They just might uncover the reason.

Menopause Infographic: Hot Flashes

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.22.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Are you experiencing your own internal heat wave? Do you wake up at least once during the night in a sweat? Do you have to get out of bed, towel off, change clothes and then try to get back to sleep, only to experience a repeat performance?

Menopause Infographic - Insomnia

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.09.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Are you Sleepless in Seattle? Does Disney's Sleeping Beauty make you hostile? Does the sight of a blissfully snoozing infant make you weep? Do memories of teenage sleepathons that last 12 hours make you misty with nostalgia? Take heart, you've got a lot of company.

Your 6 Biggest Questions About Menopause -- Answered

Posted 07.07.2015 | OWN

As anyone who's ever roasted her way through night sweats knows, menopause is not for sissies. In addition to the hot flashes, there's the weight gain...

UTIs and Menopause

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to make sense of what's happening to your body during the change? As women transition from their reproductive years into, through and beyond menopause, estrogen levels get lower and the tissues respond. What you may not realize is that you may also be at increased risk for urinary tract infections or UTI's during the change. Here's why.

7 Fashion Tips For Menopausal Women

MiddleSexy | Posted 05.24.2015 | Fifty

Lesson learned this week: Don't sit near a restaurant's wood-burning pizza oven if you are a woman of a certain age unless you have frostbite.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Menstruation

MiddleSexy | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty

My period has mysteriously disappeared. After years of getting it every 28 days, it's now 19 days late. And thanks to my husband's successful vasectomy five years ago, I know that I'm not pregnant.

Menopause and Moods

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

Once I started getting regular hot flashes, I realized that anxiety frequently went along with them. I'd feel anxious about the hot flashes themselves: what would trigger them, would they embarrass me; how long would they last, would they wake me up in the middle of the night?

Compounded Bio-Identical Hormones: More Harm Than Good?

Phyllis Greenberger | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Greenberger

Regardless of what side of the fence you're on, it is still important to understand the potentially serious consequences of taking compounded bio-identical hormones.

The Risks Of Having Your Ovaries Removed At A Young Age

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/30/2015 02:02 PM EDT on LiveScience Angelina Jolie Pitt's surgery to remove her ovari...

Why Am I So Tired All The Time?

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

At lunch the other day with two of my oldest -- but definitely not OLDEST -- friends, one of them asked: 'Do you have days when you just can't get out of bed?' Well, yes. As a matter of fact, I do. There are also days when I just don't WANT to get out of bed -- and therein lies the problem.

Cranky Is As Cranky Does

MiddleSexy | Posted 05.03.2015 | Women

Everywhere we went, I found myself inadvertently gathering data on aging and ill temper. After a week of solid fact finding, including a watershed experience in the lounge of a packed Outback steakhouse, I am now prepared to share my findings, including causes and potential cures.

Hot Flashes Can Last Up To 14 Years, Soul-Crushing Study Says

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.17.2015 | Fifty

Are you thinking of just toughing out hot flashes? The common menopausal symptom that drives many women into the arms of hormone replacement therapy j...

Belinda Carlisle Still Has 'The Beat' as She Riffs on Rock and Her Remedy for Menopause

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 03.28.2015 | Entertainment
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Last week, as she prepared to leave for India -- one of her frequent destinations -- the rock star spoke to me about her artistic and spiritual growth, her animal activism, and her triumph over severe menopausal symptoms which, a few years ago, threatened her health and productivity.

The Totally Normal Life Stage That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Julie Gray | Posted 03.10.2015 | Fifty
Julie Gray

Menopause. There. I said it. Menopause is why I have been unable to focus for more than very short periods. It is why I have been staying in bed with my cats a lot. It is why I have had to carry a hanky with me everywhere I go and why I have claimed it's too hot when you are wearing a sweater.

Why You Are SO Lucky Not To Be A Menopausal Woman In The 1800s

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.21.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Suffering from menopausal hot flashes? No problem! Just take some opium and call me in the morning. Or perhaps you'd prefer a little cannabis? Sounds crazy, huh? But back in the 1800s, that's what doctors prescribed for their menopausal patients.

How To Recognize The Symptoms Of A Heart Attack

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

The medical community has placed a great deal of emphasis on heart health, from preventive measures such as exercise and nutrition to recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack. Unfortunately, much of that emphasis has focused on men's health, not women's.

Nothing Old Can Stay: Aging in the Zellweger Era

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Mary Beth Holcomb

I obsess over this widening hair part, the way it opens like a zipper to reveal a small white patch of skull at the back top left of my head. "No one notices but you," my husband comforts me, and I know he's right, if only because no one much notices a 47-year-old woman at all in this society.