Menopause and weight gain. Do they always have to go hand in hand? It may seem that way, especially because gaining weight is so common after menopause.
Menopausal and postmenopausal women may notice that they are not as easily aroused, and may be less sensitive to touching and stroking -- which can result in decreased interest in sex.
Some risk factors and symptoms associated with aging and menopause can't be changed. However, good nutrition can help prevent or reduce certain conditions that may develop during and after menopause.
Approximately 75%-85% of menopausal women experience hot flashes, which can last for five years. Hot flashes and sweating can make it difficult to sleep.
There is a direct relationship between the lack of estrogen after menopause and the contribution to osteoporosis. Because symptoms of osteoporosis may not develop until bone loss is extensive, it is important for women at risk for osteoporosis to undergo regular bone testing.
A pap smear is your best tool to detect precancerous conditions and hidden tumors that may lead to cervical cancer. How often should you have a pap smear after menopause? What symptoms should you watch for between tests? Learn here.
Menopause doesn't cause you to gain weight. But because extra pounds can creep on as women age, a spare tire around the middle has often been dubbed the "meno-pot" or "meno-pudge."