Is menopause making me put on weight? No, but it’s complicated
When it comes to menopause and weight, it’s weight redistribution – not weight gain – that is actually a symptom. Research has confirmed menopause is linked to an increase in belly fat but not an increase in overall weight.
‘It changed who I felt I was.’ Women tell of devastation at early menopause diagnosis
Around 10% of women – including many who believe they have the prospect having children ahead of them – are suddenly told they are at the end of their fertile life, and at greater risk of diseases normally associated with middle age.
‘Brain fog’ during menopause is real – it can disrupt women’s work and spark dementia fears
For nearly two-thirds of women, menopause comes with an undesirable change in memory.
Women who have more sex may enter the menopause later, study
The point of ovulation to make the body ready for pregnancy, but if a woman is not having any sex, what’s the point of investing energy into ovulation?
Hormonal replacement therapy has benefits and risks
A fortunate few have minimal symptoms, but at least three-quarters of women will have some symptoms. One-third are moderately to severely affected.
What is perimenopause and how does it affect women’s health in midlife?
On average perimenopause lasts for three to four years, usually starting in the mid to late 40s. But for some women it can start as early as the mid-30s.
Don’t count on freezing ovarian tissue to delay menopause or stop your biological clock
A UK company is offering women a procedure it says can delay menopause up to 20 years and allow women to delay having babies.
But don’t get too excited.