Women go through many changes as they get older but there is one area which can be affected that few people think of – the metabolism of drugs.
Longevity and having children later in life might have something to do with one another.
There are certain things that put a woman at greater risk of ovarian cancer including a family history and not having children.
As women go through menstruation and then start to develop, their bodies change and drugs may be metabolized differently.
Our bodies change over the years and one of the most important changes that occur has to do with metabolizing drugs.
When it comes to healthcare, baby boomers are getting a great deal of attention because there is strength in numbers.
These are the genes that are associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer.
According to a report from Wake Forest, the time for a woman to start protecting her heart and guarding against bone loss is during perimenopause or, preferably, even earlier.
Previous studies report a lower risk for eating disorders as women mature, but this new study is the first of its kind, studying women 50 and older.
It appears that all of those soy products that claim to improve your memory are not exactly the wonder drugs they claim to be.
There was a time when many women were taking hormone replacement therapy as they approached menopause – then Women’s Health Initiative said it increased the risks of heart disease and cancer. Now what?
Forty years of research is turning conventional wisdom on its head when it comes to the issue of women and sex. The experts say it gets better with age. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has the details.
Perimenopause, the time just prior to menopause, is a disruptive stage of life for many women who experience unexpected symptoms including fatigue and memory loss.
According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, hypoactive sexual desire disorder is the persistent or recurrent deficiency or absence of sexual desire or receptivity to sexual activity.
Chronic dry eye is a medical condition that affects many people, especially post-menopausal women.