A recent study found evidence which suggested that women who have less sex have a higher risk of going into menopause earlier. According to one report discussing the study, “Sexual activity includes sexual intercourse, oral sex, sexual touching and caressing or self-stimulation.”
Menopause and vaginal dryness. Not exactly a topic of discussion women want to openly discuss. But “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actress Cheryl Hines, 53, is having the discussion no matter how painful or awkward it may be.
Meet Joy Stephenson-Laws, a Salonpas® Wellness Warrior, who refused to sit idle and accept the fate of many women like herself who were over 40 and impacted by menopausal issues. Instead, she questioned and researched and found alternative answers.
Menopause is inevitable for every female. It marks the end of fertility for women.
With aging comes various challenges to our health, like weight gain during midlife (age 40 - 60).
Hair. You are born with very little, and when you get older, you start to lose it!
Women going through menopause often bemoan the infamous hot flashes, also sometimes referred to as hot flushes, that accompany this time of transition. Hot flashes are described as a sudden feeling of heat spreading through the body, most often concentrated on the face, neck and chest. Blood rushes to the skin, sometimes causing a flushed appearance thanks to dilating blood vessels. This is accompanied by sweating and reduced brain blood flow, too.
Middle aged-women often experience hot flashes, trouble sleeping and hormone changes as they go through the process of menopause. Their quality of life is affected, so they look for solutions, scouring the Internet to learn about their dropping estrogen and progesterone levels. Interested in hormone replacement therapy, they schedule appointments with their doctors. But ever since the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) in 2002, which found the risks outweighed the benefits, many doctors now shy away from hormone replacement therapy.
What comes to mind when you think about testosterone? Images of beefy men in the gym? Aggression? A strong sex drive? While testosterone is considered one of the most important male hormones, you should also be aware of how it affects women’s health too!
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