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Menopause Symptoms

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
MiddleSexy

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
MiddleSexy

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
MiddleSexy

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.

Menopause Symptoms - Trick or Treat?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

You may have Freddy Krueger-style cramps, or no discomfort whatsoever. Just as women's periods differ greatly before menopause, their menses symptoms will differ greatly during perimenopause and menopause.

3 Ways To Get Better Sleep During Menopause

Posted 04.30.2015 | OWN

Sleep is often one of the first things to go during the transition into menopause. These solutions can help you wake up on the right side of the b...

Yagana Shah

Everything You Know About Menopause Is Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty

Menopause. You're either dreading it or welcoming it, depending on how you look at it. On one hand, you're terrified of those hot flashes and night sw...

The Sweat-Drenched Woman's Guide To Enjoying An Un-Medicated Menopause

Roz Warren | Posted 08.14.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Menopause came for me several years ago, when I was in my mid-fifties, and I can't say that I've enjoyed the experience.

Yagana Shah

5 Summer Essentials For Every Woman's Handbag

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty

You can tell a lot about a woman by the contents of her purse. Smart men know better than to look inside a woman's handbag. But kids know you can alwa...

Yagana Shah

Why Women May Want To Reconsider Their Caffeine Habit

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty

That hot cup of coffee or tea you just can't start the day off with, may be keeping you up at night. And it's not just the caffeine. A new study s...

12 Surefire Signs Of Menopause

Tracy Morrison | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty
Tracy Morrison

'You're in menopause.' My doctor said calmly and with almost a little smile-smirk on her face. 'Your tests have all come back -- and you're healthy. Sure a little low on iron as you typically are, but now that those pesky periods are gone -- that should just correct itself.'

10 Disturbing Things About My Menopause

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 08.31.2014 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

ALERT! ALERT! MENOPAUSAL WOMEN BEWARE: 10 signs you need to keep menopausal madness at bay.