Many women have tried cannabis to manage menopause
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(Sam Riches/ Healthing) — The results of a new study out of the University of Alberta were presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

The findings show that one in three women near the menopause transition use cannabis for symptom management, according to a summary  …

Low-fat, plant-based diet may help reduce hot flashes
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(Carla Rosenbloom/ Very Well Fit) — A new study published in the journal Menopause found that a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet that includes soybeans was associated with fewer hot flashes in postmenopausal women. Menopause is diagnosed when menstrual periods have stopped for at least a year, and  …

Postmenopausal women can dance their way to better health
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(Science Daily/ NAMS) — After menopause, women are more likely to experience weight gain, overall/central body adiposity increases, and metabolic disturbances, such as increases in triglycerides and bad cholesterol. Together, these changes ultimately increase cardiovascular risk. Around this same time, women  …

How can menopause affect sleep?
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(Daniella Pacheco/ Sleep Foundation) — Going through menopause and can’t sleep? You’re not alone. Menopause is a time of major hormonal, physical, and psychological change for women — and all that change can wreak havoc on their sleep.

On average, around 12 percent of women experience sleep complaints. As women age into  …

The myths and misconceptions about menopause
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(Chloe Shantz-Hilkes/ CBC Radio)If Dr. Jen Gunter hadn’t become a gynecologist, she would have had plenty of cause to dread menopause.

“My mother’s menopause was volcanic,” she writes in her new book The Menopause Manifesto. “If that was all I had to go on, I would have been quite  …

‘Male menopause?’ How reduced testosterone affects men as they age
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(Tracey Romero/ The Philly Voice) — Though men do not undergo the dramatic drop in sexual hormones that women experience during menopause, they do go through a natural hormone decline, and it can have some surprising effects on their health.

Hypogonadism is when the sex glands — the testes in men and the ovaries in   …