Coping with Perimenopause Symptoms

Coping with Perimenopause Symptoms

“Perimenopause” refers to the time during which your body makes the natural transition to menopause, marking the end of the reproductive years. Women start perimenopause at different ages. You may notice signs of progression toward menopause, such as menstrual irregularity, in your 40s. But some women notice changes as early as their mid-30s, according to the Mayo Clinic. 

Preventing Dehydration

Preventing Dehydration

Seniors can be more at risk for dehydration because they naturally have a lower volume of water in their bodies, compared with younger adults, and they may have conditions or take medications that increase their risk of dehydration, according to the Mayo Clinic. This means that even minor illnesses, such as infections affecting the lungs or bladder, can result in dehydration in older adults.

Bust Those Dust Mites for Better Allergy Relief

Bust Those Dust Mites for Better Allergy Relief

Dust mites are a common trigger for many people’s allergy and asthma symptoms. While they can be found throughout the house, these microscopic creatures thrive in warm, humid environments such as bedding, upholstered furniture and carpeting. Because so much time is spent in the bedroom, it is essential to reduce dust-mite levels there. What you can do:

Three Actions to Fight the Flu

Three Actions to Fight the Flu

Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease that can be very serious. Every year, millions of people get sick, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges everyone to take the following actions to protect themselves and others from the flu. 

Taking Your Medications: Stay Smart, Stay Organized

Taking Your Medications: Stay Smart, Stay Organized

About 30 to 50 percent of those who take medicines at home do not use them as directed, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Women’s Health. This leads to more doctor visits, hospital stays, lost wages and changed prescriptions. All this costs Americans more than $100 billion each year. 

Practicing Mindfulness

Practicing Mindfulness

The practice of mindfulness is about being present in a given moment, and it’s something we can use in our daily lives. According to the National Institutes of Health, studies suggest that mindfulness practices may help people manage stress, cope better with serious illness and reduce anxiety and depression. Many people who practice mindfulness report an increased ability to relax, a greater enthusiasm for life and improved self-esteem.

Study Explains Connection Between Low Testosterone and Diabetes Risk

Study Explains Connection Between Low Testosterone and Diabetes Risk

Doctors have long known that men with low testosterone are at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. For the first time, researchers have identified how testosterone helps men regulate blood sugar by triggering key signaling mechanisms in islets, clusters of cells within the pancreas that produce insulin. The findings, co-authored by Tulane University researchers, were published recently in the medical journal Cell Metabolism.