Tag: menopause

Hormone Health After 50

Hormone Health After 50

Last week I discussed hormone health in women under 50, and this week I’m addressing hormone health in women over 50. Today, I’ll primarily talk about hormone changes during menopause and what you can do to keep your hormones balanced so you don’t have to suffer as much as you would if you just tried to “hang in there.” What…

Early Menopause and Early Menstruation—Possible Causes

The average age of a girl’s first menstruation has been decreasing in recent years. While there are a number of potentiation causes, consumption of the contributing of sugary drinks is the topic of a recent study published in the journal Human Reproduction. Researchers followed over 5,500 girls aged nine to 14 years and found that those who drank more than…

Lead Exposure Linked to Early Menopause

Women exposed to low levels of lead are more likely to enter menopause early, according to a recent study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The study involved 401 women from Boston and the surrounding area. Those women with the highest level of lead in their shinbone (lead is known to accumulate in bone) were five times more likely…

Omega-3 and Exercise For Healthy Bones In Women

  After menopause, the hormone estrogen decreases, leading to bone loss. This results in a large number of post-menopausal women who end up with osteoporosis, a condition that involves a deterioration of bone. Maintaining bone mineral density (the denser the bone, the healthier they are) into old age therefore becomes an important part of healthy aging. In a recent study…