Obstetrics & gynaecology

Can genetics predict bothersome hot flashes?

Hot flashes are a hallmark of the menopause transition. Yet, they don't strike with the same frequency or severity for all women. A new study suggests that some of the same genetic factors that affect a woman's reproductive ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Age at the menopause can be assessed using predictive modeling

Natural menopause occurs when the menstrual periods cease due to the naturally decreased ovary function. There is a significant interindividual variation in the age at natural menopause but, on average, women undergo it around ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Social support may not ease menopause symptoms

People in menopause experiencing upsetting stressful events are more likely to have worsened menopause symptoms—and the level of social support they receive doesn't seem to moderate the impact on symptoms, according to ...

Cardiology

Hypertension symptoms in women often mistaken for menopause

Pregnancy complications and early menopause increase women's future risk of heart disease. Cardiologists, gynaecologists and endocrinologists recommend how to help middle-aged women prevent later heart problems in a European ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Sexual dysfunction hits some women harder than others as they age

Sexual dysfunction often accompanies the menopause transition. Yet, not all women experience it the same. A new study identified the determinants that affect a woman's risk of sexual dysfunction and sought to determine the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Menopausal palpitations causing distress

Many menopausal women report having palpitation distress. The likelihood of women reporting palpitation distress was higher with worse insomnia, depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and menopausal quality of life (QOL) ...

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