Obstetrics & gynaecology

Menopause and migraines: New findings point to power of prevention

For middle-aged women plagued by migraines, or hot flashes and night sweats, another worry may linger in the backs of their minds: whether these experiences have set them up for a heart attack, a stroke or another cardiovascular ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Q & A: Perimenopause transitions and concerns

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 41 years old, and at my last women's health appointment, I was told I was in perimenopause. What exactly does that mean? I haven't had any symptoms. What should I expect? Is there anything I should ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

The most common menopause symptoms you should know

Menopause, a natural stage of a woman's life marking the end of menstruation, can bring many physical and emotional changes that may leave her feeling bewildered and alone. Hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings can disrupt ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Night sweats versus hot flashes

What's worse—night sweats or hot flashes as they relate to depression and stress? Although both can have a significant effect on a woman's quality of life, a new study out of the University of Massachusetts suggests that ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Everything you need to know about perimenopause

It's time we talk about perimenopause. Your mother, your grandmother, and her grandmother probably referred to this transition to menopause as "the change" if they mentioned it at all. Today, with research underway, and acknowledgement ...

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