Postmenopause

Definition of Postmenopause:

The postmenopausal phase of a woman's life begins when 12 full months have passed since the last menstrual period and any menopausal symptoms have become milder and/or less frequent.

Also: Postmenopausal

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Bone Density Scan

...as a treatment
“...In general, this testing is recommended for women 65 and older along with younger postmenopausal women who have further risk factors for osteoporosis, including...”

Boron

...as a treatment
“...Boron has been shown to be helpful in the calcium and estrogen levels in postmenopausal women...”
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Breast Cancer

...the condition
“...Postmenopausal age...”
...our question about How long you usually wear a bra
“...some 1,900 women, funded by the US National Cancer Institute and published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, however, appeared to show no increased risk at all from wearing bras among postmenopausal women, no matter how long they are worn...”

Calcium Requirement

...the condition
“...Postmenopausal women are particularly at risk from osteoporosis...”
...our question about Your current menstrual status
Postmenopausal women generally need more calcium and magnesium...”

Dairy Products Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...5% in skeletal mass per year in postmenopausal women and this, multiplied over 20 years, is considerable...”

DHEA

...as a treatment
“...While younger women with breast cancer may have low levels of DHEA, postmenopausal women with breast cancer appear to have high levels of DHEA, which has researchers concerned...”

Endometrial Polyps

...the condition
“...Usually, postmenopausal bleeding caused by the polyps will warn women to seek care...”

Endometriosis

...our question about Non-menstrual bleeding
“Although endometriosis is more common in women who are still having periods, it does affect between 2% to 5% of postmenopausal women...”

Female Hair Loss

...the condition
“...Women rarely lose their hair due to a genetic predisposition; instead it is usually caused by hormonal imbalance and other cyclical shifts such as during/after pregnancy, postmenopausal trauma or birth control side-effects...”

High Total Cholesterol

...recommendation High/Increased Fiber Diet
“...Three months of supplementation with ground flax seed at 40gm per day reduced serum total cholesterol in a study of postmenopausal women...”

Magnesium Requirement

...the condition
“...Magnesium deficiency may be a risk factor for postmenopausal osteoporosis...”
...our question about Your current menstrual status
Postmenopausal women generally need more calcium and magnesium...”

Menopausal Issues

...recommendation Soy Isoflavones
“...389-94] Four months of treatment with a soy isoflavone product reduced the number of hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms in a study of 190 postmenopausal women in Spain...”
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Menopause

...related topic
“...When these early menopausal symptoms subside, a woman becomes postmenopausal...”

Osteoarthritis

...recommendation Glucosamine / Chondroitin Sulfate
“...with glucosamine sulfate (1500mg per day) prevented joint space narrowing and reduced pain in two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials with a total of 414 women, including 319 of postmenopausal age...”

Osteoporosis

...related topic
“...The disease primarily affects postmenopausal women...”

Osteoporosis - Osteopenia

...our question about B-complex supplementation
“...A Harvard University study found a strong connection between high homocysteine levels and risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women...”
...recommendation Soy Isoflavones
“Higher intake of dietary phytoestrogens (isoflavones) was associated with higher lumbar spine and hip bone mineral densities in a study of 357 postmenopausal southern Chinese women...”
...recommendation Calcium
“...One study found that a supplement containing calcium, manganese, zinc and copper prevented bone loss in postmenopausal women, whereas calcium alone was ineffective...”

Periodontal Disease - Gingivitis

...relationship to Cigarette Smoke Damage
“...A 2013 study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that postmenopausal women who smoked were much more likely to experience tooth loss than women who didn't...”

Postmenopausal Issues

...the condition
“When midlife women move beyond menopause into postmenopause, they may experience changes due to aging that may – or may not – be related to declining hormone levels...”

Premature Hair Graying

...relationship to Osteoporosis - Osteopenia
“...A study of 293 postmenopausal women has confirmed that early hair graying and greater bone loss tend to occur together...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...relationship to Breast Cancer
“...Harvard researchers studied breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women who had never used hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and found even greater risks, with larger-waisted women appearing to be 88% more likely to develop breast cancer than...”

Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance

...the condition
“...Many perimenopausal or postmenopausal women with clinical signs of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue, lack of energy, intolerance to cold, are actually suffering from unrecognized estrogen dominance and will benefit from...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...relationship to Low DHEA Level
“...In a study of 49 postmenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis, DHEA levels (measured as DHEA-S) were significantly lower than in healthy controls...”

Test Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

...as a treatment
“...In postmenopausal women, SHBG, testosterone, and estrogen concentrations all decrease as hormone production by the ovaries tapers off...”
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