Menopause & Caregiving Articles

  • Andropause: A Taboo Topic for Many Men

    As men age, hormone production and bioavailability decrease, resulting in a number of different mental and physical changes. A mental health counselor examines the causes and effects of these changes and the controversy surrounding the male aging process.

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  • Treating Menopausal Depression: What Works and What Doesn’t

    Menopausal depression is a common problem for aging women. There are a number of effective options out there for treatment for both menopausal symptoms in general and depression more specifically.

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  • Alzheimer’s Risk in Women May Fall With Timely Hormone Therapy

    Hormone replacement therapy may reduce a menopausal woman's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later on in life. Women who took hormones within five years of the onset of menopause experienced the greatest cognitive benefits.

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  • Caregiving and Menopause: How To Handle The Double-Whammy

    Since menopause typically begins somewhere between the ages of 45 and 55, many women are finding themselves thrust into the role of caregiver right around the time they begin experiencing the first symptoms of menopause.

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  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Aging Men

    Testosterone levels decrease naturally as men age, but hormone replacement therapy for 'Low T' has become a hot topic for men who wish to offset some of the common side effects of andropause. However, hormonal supplements may increase health risks.

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  • What is a DEXA bone density test?

    A DEXA test will establish a bone density baseline and determine how aggressive to be in warding off osteoporosis.

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  • Prunes May Increase Bone Density in Postmenopausal Women

    Osteoporosis, or loss of bone density, can be a huge problem for postmenopausal women. One fruit was found to increase bone density more than several other fruits tested.

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