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Complications

11 Tips for Managing Menopause and Thyroid Disease

When you’re a woman over 40, symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, and weight changes are common. But are they due to a thyroid condition, or is it related to menopause? Let’s explore what you need to know about perimenopause, menopause, and your thyr...

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Risk Factors

Missing Teeth? Postmenopausal? Check Your Blood Pressure

A study of 36,692 postmenopausal women in the United States indicated that women who have lost teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure.

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Fitness

7 Pilates-Inspired Exercises for Menopause

Menopause isn't just a hormone change, it can affect every part of your body and mind. Escaping to your Pilates mat can help ease symptoms from head to toe.

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Could It Be Perimenopause?

If you’re experiencing some of these nine signs, then the answer could be yes. We’ve got advice on how to deal.

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Treatment

9 Ways to Survive Hot Flashes, Mood Swings, and Other Menopausal Mayhem

You will get through menopause without actually going up in flames or mood-swinging through the roof. These remedies can help!

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Healthy Aging

Have You Been Using Hormones to Manage Menopause for Too Long?

According to a new study, extended periods of time on hormone replacement therapy may increase breast cancer risk.

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Prevention

Gestational Diabetes: 5 Life-Saving Tips for You and Your Baby-to-Be

Untreated diabetes during pregnancy can have serious repercussions. Our doctor-approved plan will help you spot the signs and take action to stay safe.

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Lifestyle

10 Famous Women With Thyroid Disease

These famous women battle fatigue, weight gain, and anxiety just like the rest of us who live with thyroid disease.

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Treatment

Post-Menopausal Women Should Not Use Hormonal Therapy to Prevent Chronic Conditions

The latest guidelines no longer support the use of hormone therapy to prevent diseases like heart disease and breast cancer. Here’s why.

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Five Questions

How to Handle Sleep Disruptions During Menopause

Dr. Lila Nachtigall talks to HealthCentral about how hot flashes and night sweats affect your health—and what you can do about it.

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Symptoms

Is This Normal? A Teen Guide to Breast Health

When it comes to our breasts, what’s normal and what is cause for concern? Can teens get breast cancer?

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Eileen Bailey
Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Mary Shomon
Patient Expert

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.
Health Professional

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and author.