Not-So-Great News: Menopause Symptoms May Last Longer Than Previously Thought

Most people associate menopause with middle age, but, according to a new study by the Mayo Clinic published in the Journal of the North American Menopause Society, the typical symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and night sweats can last beyond menopause into the 60s, 70s and 80s.

During the study, Mayo Clinic researchers collected data regarding menopause from nearly 5,000 women over the age of 60 who sought medical care for managing their menopause symptoms.

This number is significant as it may be representative of an unknown medical problem - and need - for women over 60.

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Managing Weight Gain During Menopause

The hormonal changes of menopause bring on a lot of changes for your body, including hot flashes, mood swings, unwanted body hair and unexplained weight gain that may not respond to even the most strenuous workout routines. But changing your diet during menopause can help prevent weight gain, improve your health and minimize your menopause symptoms.

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