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Many herbal options have been studied for the purpose of relieving menopause symptoms.  Black cohosh has been studied the most.  This current study evaluates the effectiveness of a combination of black cohosh and rhodiola, compared with black cohosh alone to relieve menopause symptoms.   Numerous symptoms are possible with perimenopause and/or menopause.  These include hot flashes/night […]

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We have only a few studies on natural ingredients in endometriosis.  I was hoping to see a positive result with this study, but unfortunately, that was not the case.  This study was designed to determine if vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation improved endometriosis related pelvic pain in adolescents. Women aged 12-25 with surgically […]

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Two things to focus on here are air pollutants and heat from climate change.  There are many other environmental exposure impacts on women’s health, fertility, pregnancies and in utero exposure, but the systematic review of 68 studies from 2007 to 2019 evaluated the association between ambient heat, air pollution  and obstetric outcomes including preterm birth […]

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The most common symptom women experience in perimenopause and menopause, is hot flashes— day and/or night.  They are also called vasomotor symptoms, which are a sudden feeling of heat, burning and/or sweating with a slight increase in body temperature due to  increased metabolic rate and vasoconstriction in the periphery.  These fluctuating levels of estrogen, and […]

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There’s probably no health benefit to soft drinks, and amongst the negatives is the association between carbonated soft drinks and low bone density and bone fractures in children and young adults.  This relationship has not been as clear for postmenopausal women until now. A famous study, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) was investigated in a […]

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Menopausal hormone therapy is prescribed to address menopause related symptoms, as well as to reduce risks of several chronic diseases and to treat select conditions. Despite its significant benefits, there are slight risks, and there are occasionally nuisance issues that require attention. One of these is breast tenderness. Breast tenderness can be caused by estrogen […]

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Primary dysmenorrhea (aka menstrual cramps not caused by endometriosis or uterine fibroids or infections) is caused by an increase prostaglandin leakage of the endometrium (lining of the uterus), during menses. The most common conventional treatment is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) which block an enzyme that causes the blockage of synthesis of the prostaglandins. Ginger is […]

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There are several reasons to recommend strength training to women, including postmenopausal women – weight management, prevent decline in muscle mass, bone density, and now hot flashes!! A new clinical trial suggests that it is effective for the hot flashes of perimenopause/menopause. When it comes to exercise, some studies suggest that exercise may help reduce […]

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