Phytoestrogens are plant compounds that are structurally similar to estradiol. As they can interact with estrogen receptors (ER) and influence other signalling pathways, supplemental phytoestrogens and the plant foods they come from represent an alternative therapy to hormone-replacement treatment (HRT) in perimenopausal and menopausal women. Estradiol plays multiple roles in the overall health of women including protection of the cardiovascular system and of bone density. Therefore its decline, associated with menopause, can increase the risk of atherosclerosis, decreased bone density and osteoporosis. Common symptoms include vaginal dryness and atrophy, changes in mood, increased fatigue, insomnia, central weight gain, hot flashes
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PMS Doesn’t Exist PMS is not a myth! PMS affects up to 12% of women. Psychiatry and gynecology have developed distinct diagnoses. Symptoms of PMS develop in the luteal phase, which is the phase following ovulation. Ovulation usually occurs around between day 12 to 14 of the menstrual cycle. Symptoms of PMS are both psychiatric and physical, and they can develop at any time in a woman’s life, from the beginning of menstruation to menopause. Women who experience at least one of the symptoms of PMS (listed below), which leads to significant impairment during the luteal phase and with resolution
Joint pain and inflammation caused by arthritis can cause people to fear exercise. However, lack of movement can lead to greater pain and long-term immobility. Maintaining an active lifestyle, especially when you have arthritis, is very important for joint health. One of the well-known benefits of exercise is that it helps individuals maintain a healthy weight. Carrying extra weight increases the stress on joints and can lead to further deterioration of the tissue. Exercise also strengthens the muscles around joints, which reduces the load or impact on the joint. Further, it helps to maintain bone health and promote balance. Below