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From a biological point of view, it seems quite strange that any organism would give up its ability to reproduce. Why would evolution make us give up the ability to leave more descendants? So why do humans have menopause? And what is menopause really?
Vaginal dryness during menopause: a common and often overlooked issue. Many women endure the discomfort, believing it's their new normal. But our understanding has evolved. It's not harmless. This condition poses serious health risks that can be prevented. This article delves into its causes, consequences, and treatments to shed light on this crucial topic.
The debates about the benefits of chocolate continue. Some argue that chocolate is more harmful due to its sugar and stearic acid content, while others believe that its benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. To settle these disputes, a study involving over 80,000 postmenopausal women was conducted. Today's article delves into their findings, exploring whether chocolate should be a must-have in the post-menopause menu.
What determines the age when menopause begins? It's known that lifestyle factors, especially smoking, can accelerate the onset of menopause. However, early menopause is often caused by factors beyond our control. Today, we'll explore the role of genetics in the age of menopause onset. Which genes should be tested, and what insights can this provide us with?
Menopause can be quite the journey, and it often brings along some unwelcome sidekicks. Today in the article, we will discuss which supplements can be used to alleviate symptoms such as hot flashes, sleep disturbances, bone fragility, and vaginal dryness. We will also explore how to determine which of these supplements will be the most effective for you.
When we discuss the microbiome, our minds often jump to the gut microbiome. However, the vaginal microbiome also undergoes remarkable changes during menopause. These transformations can result in uncomfortable issues like dryness, irritation, and incontinence and may even raise concerns about cancer risk. So, what can you do to tackle these shifts in your vaginal microbiome and ensure a smooth transition through menopause? Let's dive into this important topic in today's article.