Tag: HRT

Atrophic vaginitis

Atrophic vaginitis

Vaginal dryness, or atrophic vaginitis, is a condition experienced by many women in their post-menopausal years. They may also experience some bladder difficulties as well as discomfort during sex. However there are effective treatments available for the relief of all of these symptoms. It should also be noted that atrophic vaginitis is, unfortunately, a normal [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Older Women Maintain Libido, says Study

Older Women Maintain Libido, says Study

Study Finds Higher Sex Urges in Older Women A new large scale study has found that many post menopausal women are sexually active and happy with their sex lives. This is especially the case if they are married or in a steady relationship. The study was funded by the government as part of the Women’s [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Women and Heart Disease – What are the facts?

Women and Heart Disease – What are the facts?

Why does the risk increase after the menopause? If a woman has had her menopause then she has an increased risk of heart disease. In fact the incidence of women having breast cancer which kills them is now only a third of the number of women that die of heart disease. In the United States [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Great Supplements for Women’s Sexual Health

Great Supplements for Women’s Sexual Health

There are some natural extracts and remedies that can help improve your sexual health. Great sexual health is not just about being able to enjoy a great sex life; it is also about reproduction, function, ability and enjoyment – and being able to experience all of these things in a way that improves the overall [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Venous Thromboembolism

Venous Thromboembolism

Venous thrombosis is the presence of a blood clot within a superficial or deep vein and the resultant inflammation in the blood vessel wall. Thrombosis most commonly occurs in the legs, but can also occur in the arms. Signs of thrombosis include tenderness in the involved veins, presence of a palpable “cord” in the leg, [...]

September 29, 2011 More

Stroke

Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the united States, following coronary heart disease and cancer. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that every 45 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a new or recurrent stroke; every 3.1 minutes, someone in the United States dies of a stroke. Overall, men are 1.6 [...]

September 28, 2011 More
Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Menopause is the cessation of menstrual periods. Women usually experience menopause at the age of 42-58, with the average age being 50-51 years. Menopause may occur slightly earlier in women who smoke or have a family history of early menopause. Otherwise, the age of menopause is unrelated to the age of the first menstrual period, [...]

September 14, 2011 More
Coronary Risk Factors

Coronary Risk Factors

Despite many recent advances in therapy, coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the major contributor to death and premature disability in developed countries. This condition accounts for one third of all deaths in women. Furthermore, it is predicted that cardiovascular disease (CvD), due mainly to atherosclerosis (disease of the arteries), will become the leading cause of [...]

August 15, 2011 More
Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women in this country, claiming the lives of over half a million women each year. Women present with coronary heart disease (CHD) events on average 10 years later than men, but have a steady rise in the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) or “heart attacks” as [...]

August 15, 2011 More
Causes of cancer

Causes of cancer

Examples of external factors that contribute to accumulation of muted genes leading to cancer are: physical inactivity, tobacco and alcohol, nutrition, radiation and chemicals, bacteria and viruses, medications, and reproductive factors. Although the exact biological mechanism for some of these factors by which they contribute to cancer remain elusive, results from epidemiological studies provide clear [...]

August 2, 2011 More