Early or premature menopause is defined as menopause before the age of 40. Premature ovarian failure, surgery, and chemotherapy may all result in early menopause.
It is known that older women often have problems sleeping and this is usually blamed on the menopause.
Researchers conducting a long term study at the University of Pittsburgh have said that women who experience weight loss during the menopause appear to be at a greater risk of bone loss at the hip.
According to The World Health Organisation some women may not be aware that they are at risk of developing osteoporosis because many bone mineral densitometry (BMD) tests only give results based on two sites, the hips and the spine, which do not give an accurate picture of the whole skeleton.
The New England Journal of Medicine has published the results of a new study that says that a simple annual injection has the potential to significantly reduce the risk of bone fractures in elderly women.
Over the past half-century, the social terrain of health and illness has been transformed. What were once considered normal human events and common human problems, such as birth, ageing and the menopause, are now considered medical conditions.
So just what should you be eating for a healthy menopause anyway? What if you don’t want to take HRT? What if you can’t take HRT? These and other questions are considered frequently by the many women using the hysterectomy association web site.