Perimenopause is the period of time before menstruation stops. This time is marked by changes in the menstrual cycle, along with other physical and emotional symptoms.
In addition to regulating the menstrual cycle, estrogen affects the reproductive tract, the urinary tract, the heart and blood vessels, bones, breasts, skin, hair, mucous membranes, pelvic muscles, and the brain.
Staying healthy mentally and physically isn't simply a matter of good genes. It's a proactive project that lasts your entire life.
When tragedy strikes with the death of a loved one, a serious illness or a job loss, some people fall apart, while others adapt to such life-changing events more easily. Being resilient is what makes the difference.
Whatever the nature of your loss, active grieving can help you get through the following months and years.
When a woman permanently stops having menstrual periods, she has reached the stage of life called menopause. This stage signals the end of a woman's ability to have children.
If you use or are considering using hormone therapy, discuss the possible benefits and risks with your health care provider.
Good nutrition and regular exercise can help you stay healthy and youthful at this stage of life.
Many older Americans lead healthy, interesting, and productive lives well into their later years. But that’s not what we usually hear about.
Tai chi is called a mind-body type of exercise because it combines meditation, focused breathing, and physical movement. Because it’s also a low-impact exercise, it may be particularly well suited for older adults, but it’s a beneficial exercise for people of all ages.