New research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle & Cardiometabolic Health Conference 2022 has found women who experience very early menopause are significantly more likely to develop dementia in later life.
Human females are one of only five animals known to experience menopause and live past their reproductive prime, but why we evolved this way is still a mystery. Two new studies add weight to the hypothesis suggesting the presence of grandmothers increase survival rates for grandchildren.
Menopausal hot flushes can sometimes be quite serious, causing women to sweat profusely and/or wake up multiple times throughout the night. There may be fresh hope, however, in the form of a new class of drugs that drastically reduces hot flushes in just three days.