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Menopause and FSH Levels

FSH or Follicle Stimulating Hormone is an important part of fertility. This hormone is produced by the pituitary gland in both men and women. For women, FSH helps to stimulate the growth of the woman’s eggs; for men, it helps to produce sperm. As a woman gets closer to menopause, the ovaries produce less estrogen. […]

Early Menopause May Mean Greater Osteoporosis Risk

photo credit: Anthony DeLorenzo One of the most common health concerns that women face after menopause is the risk of osteoporosis. According to a new study on menopause and osteoporosis, women who start menopause earlier than others are much more likely to develop osteoporosis-related fractures than other women. Understanding menopause During menopause, your periods stop […]

5 Handy Tips for Managing Menopause

photo credit: David Jackmanson Whether you’ve simply reached that stage in life where your body is changing on its own, or whether you’ve had medical problems that have put you into an early menopause, the fact is that you might be facing some truly bothersome symptoms. Menopause is natural, but that doesn’t make it easy. […]

Soy and Hot Flashes

photo credit: fuzzcat One of the common remedies that has been recommended to women to help with hot flashes during menopause has been soy. However, there have been a number of studies that suggest soy does not help to reduce that feverish feeling so many women struggle with when transitioning into menopause. A recent review […]