Menopausal depression is not being effectively treated, women and doctors say
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(Mary Lloyd/ ABC News) — For ten years, Jo Caminiti suffered a range of symptoms she could not get diagnosed.

Her joints ached. She was constantly stiff. Exhaustion followed her everywhere. Her sleep was interrupted.

But worst of all, her mood was low; very low.

It happened gradually until she felt she had no option but to   …

12 ways to beat menopausal belly fat
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(Cathy Garrard/ Everyday Health) — Weight gain may feel like it’s inevitable once you’ve entered your fourth decade, but the truth is, it doesn’t necessarily have to be. Natural hormonal changes mean you may experience symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings, but you shouldn’t  …

During menopause, why do some women battle sexual dysfunction more than others?
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(Study Finds) — For women going through menopause, sexual dysfunction can be a common symptom. But some women experience the frustration of a fading libido far worse than others. Recent research published by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) may explain why.

Because each woman experiences menopause differently,  …

Menopause is not a disease. Experts call for new narrative
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(Pallabi Munsi/ Tucson) — Women are not a monolith, their experiences of menopause are not all negative, and this stage of life should not be medicalized, argue an international group of experts.

In an analysis piece published in the British Medical Journal on Wednesday, obstetrician Martha Hickey of the

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Menopause: Experts demystify mystical interpretation link to depression
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(Olasunkanmi Akoni/ Vanguard) — Experts in social relationships and medicines have observed that many cases of depression and sicknesses linked to mystical interpretations were symptoms of menopause.

The experts in a joint media parley aimed at demystifying the myth behind some sicknesses and symptoms which have   …

Menopause: access to bioidentical hormones expanded in Quebec
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(The Canadian News) — Quebec announced Wednesday that it has facilitated access to hormone therapy in the general drug insurance plan to treat the symptoms of menopause.

Easy access to two bio-identical hormones, estradiol-17B in the form of a topical gel and micronized progesterone, covered by the Régie de l’assurance  …

Half of men experience ‘male menopause’
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(Maija Kappler/ Healthing) — If someone were middle-aged and experiencing low energy, decreased motivation, trouble sleeping, changes in mood, a lack of sex drive, and hot flashes, they could be in menopause — regardless of their gender.
 

Nearly half of men experience ‘male menopause,’ also called late-onset   …

When sex gives more pain than pleasure
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(Harvard Health) — Millions of women experience pain before, during, or after sexual intercourse—a condition called dyspareunia (from the Greek dyspareunos, meaning “badly mated”). This condition not only saps sexual desire and enjoyment, it can also strain relationships and erode quality of life in  …

Early menopause may raise risk of dementia later in life
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(Science Daily) — Compared with women who enter menopause around age 50, women who experience very early menopause (before the age of 40) were found to be 35% more likely to develop some type of dementia later in life, according to a large study of women living in the United Kingdom.

Women who entered menopause before age 45  …

9 ways to fight perimenopause hair loss
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(Kelly Dwyer/ First For Women) — As we age, it can be embarrassing to admit we may be experiencing menopause or perimenopause hair loss. I saw this just recently when I met up with my friend Emily for coffee.

After we sat down with our iced lattes, I was surprised that she didn’t take off her winter wool beanie. “What’s up?” I said,  …

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