Women's Health Websites
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. www.sogc.org. Site of the leading organization in Canada for physicians specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. Provides information about women's health, including menopause, for both the general public and healthcare professionals.
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Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle While in Menopause
(1 days ago) Osteoporosis is a major health risk to women after menopause, as age-related bone loss speeds up in the years surrounding menopause. Bone-strengthening exercise can help. The Fracture Risk Assessment tool called FRAX calculates a woman’s 10-year probability of a major osteoporotic fracture (clinical spine, forearm, hip, or shoulder).
Women's Health and Menopause North American Menopause
(1 days ago) Home > For Women > Menopause Flashes > Women's Health and Menopause. Staying Healthy at Menopause and Beyond. Immunizations for Grown-ups: Your Best Shot. My-Oh-Migraine: Hormonal Headaches & Menopause. Shingles: Everything You Never Thought To Ask (And How to Prevent It) Menopause and Eye Health. Get Positive About Body Image.
Menopause FAQs: Your Health After Menopause
(8 days ago) A. Your dental health and the health of your bones are closely related. So, although problems with teeth and gums may be more common at and after menopause, don’t think of them as normal. With bone loss, the tooth sockets in your jaw deteriorate, leading to receding gums and exposing the roots, which makes you sensitive to cold.
Menopause and Eye Health The North American Menopause
(6 days ago) Menopause and Eye Health. Various eye changes may occur during times of fluctuating hormone levels, such as during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and perimenopause. Around the time of menopause, your eyesight may be slightly altered. Eye shape may also change slightly, making contact lenses less comfortable and increasing the need for
NAMS 2021: The State of Midlife Women’s Health Today
(2 days ago) 1 NAMS 2021: The State of Midlife Women’s Health Today (As of July 23, 2021) Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:30 AM–6:00 PM Translational Science Symposium Charting the Path to Health in Midlife and Beyond: The Biology and Practice of
The North American Menopause Society Recommendations …
(9 days ago) symptoms, osteoporosis, and vulvovaginal health, this guide in-cludes information and recommendations for care on more than 50 important topics, including sexual function, cognition, car-diovascular health, thyroid disease, and cancers. Additional sections review basic physiology, counseling issues, screening
Sex Steroid Pathways: Estrogens
(2 days ago) Health Study Study Design – Seattle Midlife Women’s Health Study • Longitudinal study with 508 women interviewed between 1990-1992 (screened over 11,000 households from multi-ethnic census tracts) • Annual follow-up since enrollment with 390 women starting longitudinal study in 1992 • Cohort included 243 participants in 1996 when
(6 days ago) Sources of Funding: National Institutes of Health VE includes vaginal cream or suppository. VE and hysterectomy status were time-varying. Rate are crude rates per 1000 person-years. Model 1 adjusted for age, education, past estrogen use, and history of cancer, cardiovascular disease,
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(1 days ago) Program Director, Women’s Reproductive Health Research Center University of Washington, Seattle RECENT ADVANCES IN THE TREATMENT OF VASOMOTOR SYMPTOMS KNDyMay Be the New Sweet Spot Istockphoto.com Disclosures: •Royalties from online UpToDate, Scientific American, and ACP Smart Medicine •Research funding from NIH, Bayer •No COI
Cardiovascular Health & Menopause, Menopause Information
(Just Now) Women who are overweight can reduce health risks greatly by losing just 10% of their weight. A combined approach of diet and exercise is best. Women who need to lose weight or sustain prior weight loss are recommended to get at least 60 to 90 minutes of …
Sex and Menopause The North American Menopause Society, …
(8 days ago) Health problems of either partner, medications, stress, relationship problems and other aging issues may all contribute to the problem. Yet most of us consider sex to be an important aspect of our life and overall well-being. Here, easy fixes for long-lasting results.
Chapter 5: Clinical Evaluation and Counseling
(3 days ago) The health evaluation at the time of the menopause transition should be tailored to the individual woman based on her medical, social, and family history, as well as on her symptoms and quality-of-life goals. Sexual and psychological histories are an important part of the assessment of women during the menopause transition.
Pain with Penetration, Sexual Side Effects of Menopause
(5 days ago) Pain with Penetration. As estrogen levels fall as women approach and pass menopause, the resulting dryness and thinning of vaginal tissues can cause penetration and intercourse to be uncomfortable for many women. The discomfort can range from a feeling of dryness to a feeling of vaginal “tightness” to severe pain during sex.
Sexual Devices, Sexual Side Effects of Menopause The
(2 days ago) A clitoral therapy device, known by the brand name Eros-CTD, has been approved by the US and Canadian governments to treat female sexual dysfunction. The device is a small pump-like vacuum that fits over the clitoris and uses suction to draw blood into the clitoris so that it swells. It may be used by a woman alone or with her partner during
Menopause Hormone Therapy (HT) Benefits & Risks, Menopause
(4 days ago) The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) results 10 years ago scared many women away from using hormone therapy (HT) altogether. Some toughed out their hot flashes and night sweats with no relief until the symptoms settled down on their own. We’ve learned a lot since then about the risks and benefits of HT. For most women, experts agree that HT
Ask the Sexperts: 6 Suggestions for Superior Sex
(3 days ago) 2. “Get emotionally comfortable.”. Women need to be present in the moment, and not distracted by work, kids, or feelings of anger or resentment toward their partner. Set the stage and create the right environment and mood for a rewarding intimate experience. 3. “Set aside a date night.”. Given our complicated and hectic lives, most
Changes in the Vagina and Vulva, Sexual Side Effects of
(7 days ago) Home > For Women > Sexual Health & Menopause Online > Changes at Midlife > Changes in the Vagina and Vulva > Next. Less estrogen may cause the tissues of the vulva and the lining of the vagina to become thinner, drier, and less elastic or flexible. Shifting levels of hormones—especially estrogen—during the menopause transition produce
Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About Your Problem
(2 days ago) If you don’t tell your provider about a sexual problem you’re having, your overall health may suffer. There’s a good chance your provider may know of treatments or self-help measures that you aren’t aware of. If you might benefit from a treatment that requires a prescription or a referral for sex therapy, you’ll be out of luck unless
Menopause Health Questionnaire
(2 days ago) Menopause Health Questionnaire Menopause is a normal event in a woman’s life and is marked by the end of menstrual periods. Usually during the 40s, a gradual process leading to menopause begins. This is called the menopause transition or perimenopause. Changes in the pattern of menstrual periods are very common during this stage.
Menopause Hormone Therapy (HT) Benefits & Risks, Menopause
(7 days ago) In order to minimize serious health risks, HT is recommended at the lowest effective dose for the shortest time period. The real concern about hormone safety is with long-term use of systemic ET or EPT. As a result of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trial in 2002, the US Food & Drug Administration and Health Canada require all estrogen
NCMP Certification Program, Certified Menopause
(2 days ago) NAMS Certified Menopause Practitione r (NCMP). A s the definitive resource for menopause and other midlife healthcare issues, NAMS developed a competency examination program in 2002 to. Set the standards for menopause practice ; Assist women in locating clinicians who could provide optimal menopause-related healthcare
Hormone Therapy, Sexual Side Effects of Menopause The
(3 days ago) Risks and benefits must be weighed. Because systemic hormone therapy has been associated with increased risks of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and breast cancer, especially in older women and with longer duration of use, healthcare providers generally prescribe the lowest possible dose for the shortest possible time to relieve symptoms of menopause.
Changes at Midlife, Sexual Side Effects of Menopause The
(5 days ago) Changes in weight and fat distribution. Every woman experiences her midlife years differently. The changes that occur during this period, including changes in sexual well-being, are typically caused by a mix of both menopause and aging, as well as by typical midlife stresses and demands. Definitions. Before we get started reviewing the midlife
Bone Health and Heart Health
(1 days ago) Bone Health and Heart Health. Home > For Women > Menopause Flashes > Bone Health and Heart Health. Bone Health: Exercise Is a Key Component. FRAX: a Tool for Estimating Your Fracture Risk. Keeping Your Heart Healthy at Menopause. Diabetes Hits Women Hard at Menopause: Beat It Back.
Vaccinations & Menopause, Menopause Information & Articles
(4 days ago) Vaccinations have improved the health of babies and children by preventing deaths from illnesses. They have also transformed women’s health by lowering risk of gynecological and anal cancers with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine given to young women. Once we reach adulthood, women may think we are finished with vaccines.
S K Hormone Therapy Health Risks and Benefits
(1 days ago) By the 1990s, it was believed that HT offered many health benefits, including prevention of heart disease and osteopo-rosis. However, data from a major heart study later showed an increased risk of cerebrovascular disease. The data were con-flicting, and the medical community wasn _t sure what to believe. What was the Women_s Health Initiative?
Bone Health & Exercise, Menopause Management Tips The
(Just Now) Osteoporosis is one of many health concerns for midlife women. Your bone health can be protected with proper nutrition including adequate calcium and vitamin D. Avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption also slows bone loss, but medication may be necessary if it becomes severe.
Menopause and Stress The North American Menopause
(3 days ago) Although achieving optimal mental and physical health requires individualized solutions, the following suggestions have been helpful for many women. Create balance: When dividing time between work obligations and caring for family, women need to remember that taking care of …
Sex Therapy and Counseling, Sexual Side Effects of
(4 days ago) Sex therapists are mental health providers who address emotional and relationship issues in the same way that other therapists do, but they use their special training to offer a more targeted approach that emphasizes learning to talk about sexual feelings openly. The goal is to empower couples to understand the nature and sources of their
Pelvic Floor & Sexual Health, Menopause Information
(Just Now) Pelvic floor physical therapy involves biofeedback and exercises to encourage relaxation and strengthening of the muscles of the lower pelvis. A physical therapist places biofeedback sensors on the vaginal wall to measure muscle tone and the strength of muscle contractions, which are then printed on a machine for you to see.
Menopause and Stress: Help & Solutions The North
(8 days ago) Chronic stress is not good for anyone’s health. It may cause increased blood pressure and heart rate, headaches, gastric reflux, depression/anxiety, and, over the long term, an increased risk for heart disease. Some believe that chronic stress may affect our immune system, making us more susceptible to illness, infections, and even cancer.
Executive summary of the Stages of Reproductive Aging
(5 days ago) Health Project, the Seattle Midlife Women’s Health Study, and the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN). FindingssupportedSTRAW_srecommendations,providedmore precise specification of menstrual criteria for early and late tran-sition, and recommended a quantitative cutpoint for FSH lev-els characteristic of the late transition.19<22
Illness, Medical Problems, Medications, Sexual Side
(9 days ago) In a large survey of sexual behavior among US adults ages 57 to 85, 5 those who described their health as fair or poor were more likely to report sexual problems. Many diseases can trigger or worsen sexual problems; here are some of the most common ones among women at midlife and beyond: diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer
Shingles & Menopause, Menopause Information & Articles
(Just Now) Shingles is a condition caused by the same virus responsible for chickenpox (herpes zoster). Over 90% of North Americans are infected with herpes zoster, which means we have been exposed to it and have evidence of the virus in our bloodstream. One out of three people will not get a rash. Perhaps as a child you only had a fever, runny nose, and
Frequently Asked Questions, Sexual Side Effects of
(2 days ago) Regular vaginal sexual activity is important for vaginal health after menopause because it stimulates blood flow, helps keep your vaginal muscles toned, and maintains your vagina’s length and stretchiness. My husband and I are in our late 60s. We have a loving marriage and snuggle a …
Changes in Weight and Fat Distribution, Sexual Side
(4 days ago) Beyond their clear effect on a woman’s overall health, these conditions tend to compromise her sexual function through reduced energy, reduced mobility, poor self-image, and other factors. BEFORE YOU LEAVE, BE SURE
Vaginal Dryness MenoNote Rev 2018
(7 days ago) Vaginal estrogen therapy An effective and safe treatment, low-dose local estrogen is applied directly to the vagina to restore vaginal health and relieve vaginal dryness and discomfort with sexual activity. Improvements usually occur within a few weeks, although complete relief may take several
Management of genitourinary syndrome of menopause in …
(2 days ago) Health and Research Consultants, Washington, DC; 15Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; and 16Departments of Reproductive Biology and Psy-chiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleve-land, OH.
Stress, Fatigue, Lack of Privacy, Sexual Side Effects of
(3 days ago) Increasing age-related health worries for oneself and one’s partner If sheer lack of time isn’t an obstacle to intimacy and sex, exhaustion from all of these competing demands can be. And even if exhaustion isn’t an issue, the psychological toll of stress can leave you too distracted and worried to think much about sex or to relax enough
Poor Self-image and Changes in Your Partner, Sexual Side
(6 days ago) Home > For Women > Sexual Health & Menopause Online > Causes of Sexual Problems > Poor Self-image and Changes in Your Partner > Next. Although midlife can be an opportunity for growth and transformation for women, it also represents the end of “youth.” In a society that celebrates youth, the menopause transition can cause some women
NCMP Credentials, Certified Menopause Practitioner
(8 days ago) A number of years ago, NAMS recognized a need to set essential standards for health providers, thereby assuring high-quality care for women at menopause and beyond. To meet this need, we developed a competency examination. All licensed healthcare providers are eligible to sit for this examination. Those who pass have demonstrated their
Hot Flashes, Sexual Side Effects of Menopause The North
(4 days ago) Hot flashes can contribute to sexual problems in any number of ways: Simple sweatiness. The sensation of heat brought on by hot flashes can be so intense and unpleasant that the idea of intimacy or being sexual may be inconceivable around the time that flashes occur. …
How to Navigate This Online Resource, Sexual Side Effects
(2 days ago) This Sexual Health & Menopause resource is divided into topics.Topic titles are listed in the dark blue “Table of Contents” column on the left side of every page. Each listed title links to a new topic page.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit Information
(Just Now) Pre-Meeting Symposium Cardiometabolic Health in Midlife Women. The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the …
Headaches & Migraines, Menopause Information & Articles
(1 days ago) Headaches are a common symptom that affect quality of life in midlife women. Several types that have various causes are possible. Headaches may be provoked by a number of factors, including stress, certain foods or beverages, skipping meals, sleep disturbances or changes in sleep patterns, allergies, exercise, sexual activity, and environmental changes such as noise, bright lights or changes