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Menopause Symptoms

10 Tips to a Happier Menopause

Carol E Wyer | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

For many, the menopause is certainly not a laughing matter but, armed with strategies and information to help combat certain symptoms and discovering the huge support network that is available for them, those ladies can have hope.

Study Reveals Scary Side Effect Of HRT

Posted 01.27.2014 | Fifty

Those on both sides of the hormone replacement therapy debate have listed the various pros and cons of the menopause treatment. But a new study reveal...

7 Tips to Sleep Better Without Medication

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

A lack of sleep is a bigger problem of course than just being tired. People with insomnia are four times as likely to suffer from depression and are at greater risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. It causes more time lost at work and lowers enjoyment overall.

Don't Say Shhh to Urine Incontinence -- It's Nothing to Sneeze At

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Fortunately, there are treatments available for urinary incontinence, but first it had to be recognized as a treatable problem and talked about with a medical professional. There are several types of incontinence.

Menopause Can Be a Laughing Matter

Carol E Wyer | Posted 03.15.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

Facebook forums and light-hearted blogs all encourage women to chat about and share menopause experiences. It is no longer considered a taboo subject.

Women Over 50 and Our Monumental Discovery of Our Pact with the Devil

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 02.15.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

In order for women to have the parts and hormones necessary to partake in the great privilege of giving birth, women have unknowingly made a secret pact with the devil.

WATCH: 1950s Women's Health Video Is Utterly Appalling

Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty

We always thought our monthly visit from mother nature was a bloody pain. But according to this 1953 educational video, apparently "the menopause" is ...

The 'Skinny' on Menopause and Exercise

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Menopause can be a difficult time in a woman's life -- both emotionally and physically. Fortunately, a program consisting of regular exercise can help enhance your life and improve your overall well-being.

2 Preventable And Treatable Menopause Symptoms Women Choose To Ignore

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Sadly, while research shows that many women are simply too embarrassed to talk about the issue with their health care providers, doctors are just as reticent to bring it up. Result? Women are left dangling in limbo: wanting to fix it, but not sure how.

The Hormone Hoax The Government Won't Stop

Lesley Jane Seymour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lesley Jane Seymour

Amid the government shutdown, the House did manage to approve some bills -- including one pretty lame one.

The Upside of Menopause

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

We GET to have mood swings and sudden tears about our empty nest, because we also get martinis and ice cream for dinner.

'I Am Okay That My Sex Drive Is Missing In Action'

Lori Lothian | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Lori Lothian

I'm digging around on the Internet for free porn. It's the middle of the afternoon, my 14-year-daughter is in school and my husband is out walking the dog. I'm desperate to learn something about myself: Do I get aroused when I watch an erotic film?

Could This Be The Real Reason You're Not Having Sex?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Shortly after turning 50, I had dinner with a group of girlfriends. Over great food and a fantastic bottle of pinot noir we chatted about kids, spouses, jobs, and politics, until the discussion eventually settled on sex.

Synecdoche

Mona R. Washington | Posted 11.24.2013 | Women
Mona R. Washington

MOTHER: What's wrong? DAUGHTER: It's my boob. MOTHER: Oh no. Is it a lump? DAUGHTER: No. It's a hair. MOTHER: A hair?

Menopause Is a Bitch!

Nicole Yablun | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty
Nicole Yablun

I am here to tell you that it changes everything. It is not a fun "change of life" experience. It is called a hot flash because it is hell. A burning inferno of Hell on earth.

Why We Need A Menopause Bill Of Rights

Eva Moon | Posted 10.30.2013 | Fifty
Eva Moon

It seems like every interest group wants its own Bill of RIghts these days -- Airline passengers, Cruise Passengers, Online Privacy Advocates. A Postpartum Depression Bill of Rights was just proposed last week. All worthy causes, I'm sure. But there's another group just as deserving of a bill of rights.

The Art of Aging Well

Stephanie Bender | Posted 10.28.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Sharon Stone's comments are not only refreshing, but long overdue for all of us to consider and ultimately embrace.

How Exercise REALLY Impacts Menopause

The Huffington Post | Katerina Rosen | Posted 08.20.2013 | Fifty

Is exercise the cure to menopause? Not exactly, but it definitely comes pretty close. According to physical therapist Jill Boissonnault, exercise can ...

Vibrators Can Be Used To Treat WHAT?

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 08.16.2013 | Fifty

Hot flashes, night sweats, shifts in moods... women suffering from menopause are well aware of the symptoms. But one of the more embarrassing symptoms...

Take Control Of Your Health In 5 Simple Steps

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.12.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Our cars have all kinds of flashing, blinking, chirping alarms for a reason: to tell us to attend to their needs. Our bodies are built with alarms, too. When we don't feel right, it's our bodies' dashboards telling us that something is wrong. So why don't we pay attention to them?

What's Really To Blame For Your Brain Fog?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.06.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Where are my keys? If it's the umpteenth time you've asked that question today, you're undoubtedly frustrated. Chances are you want to find the cause -- and fix it before you go and lose your keys again!

Will Exercise Help Cool Off Hot Flashes?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.01.2013 | Fifty

Regular exercise helps alleviate hot flashes and other symptoms accompanying menopause. Or so say various studies conducted in the past. But now ne...

5 Things Never To Ask A Menopausal Woman

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.23.2013 | Fifty

Hormones are wondrous things. They control our sexual desires, our body temperature, our moods. And when a woman is in menopause, they control pretty ...

Find Out Where Your Hot Flashes Start

The Huffington Post | Katerina Rosen | Posted 07.16.2013 | Fifty

Everyone knows menopausal hot flashes aren't a symptom of blazing summer days. Rather, hot flashes generate from within the body on freezing and sizzl...

What You Didn't Know About Pregnancy and Perimenopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.11.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Since a woman's fertility drops after age 30, many women in the throes of perimenopause believe they can't and won't get pregnant. This is not really the case, since less-than-regular cycles make it difficult for women to prevent pregnancy without the use of contraceptives.