Menopause Hormones FAQs

Menopause and Hormones: Common Questions What is menopause? Menopause is a normal change in a woman’s life when her period stops. That’s why some people call menopause “the change of life” or “the change.” During menopause a woman’s body slowly…

Menopause

What is Menopause? Menopause (sometimes called “the change of life) is a normal time in a woman’s life when her period stops. During menopause, some women have problems like hot flashes, vaginal dryness and irritation, and thin bones. Some women…

Dietng Myths

Myth: If I skip meals, I can lose weight. Fact: Skipping meals may make you feel hungrier and lead you to eat more than you normally would at your next meal. In particular, studies show a link between skipping breakfast…

Low Fat Food and Fat Free Foods

Myth: “Low-fat” or “fat-free” means no calories. Fact: A serving of low-fat or fat-free food may be lower in calories than a serving of the full-fat product. But many processed low-fat or fat-free foods have just as many calories as…

Diet and Nutrition Myths

Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths “Lose 30 pounds in 30 days!” “Eat as much as you want and still lose weight!” “Try the thigh buster and lose inches fast!” Have you heard these claims before? A large number of diets and…

Stroke

What is a Stroke? A stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. A stroke is sometimes called a “brain attack.” If blood flow is cut off for longer than a few seconds, the brain cannot…

Heart Disease Prevention

How to prevent heart disease? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. It is also a major cause of disability. The risk of heart disease increases as you age. You have a greater risk of heart…

Coronary Artery Disease

What is Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)? Coronary arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood to the heart muscle. Coronary artery disease (also called CAD or coronary heart disease) is caused by a thickening of the inside walls of the…

Hardening of the Arteries

What is Hardening of the arteries? Hardening of the arteries, also called atherosclerosis, occurs when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the walls of arteries. These deposits are called plaques. Over time, these plaques can block the arteries…

Diabetes Treatments

What are Diabetes Treatments Options? The goal of treatment at first is to lower your high blood glucose levels. Long-term goals are to prevent problems from diabetes. The most important way to treat and manage type 2 diabetes is with…

Testing for Diabetes

What are Diabetes Exams and Tests? Your doctor may suspect that you have diabetes if your blood sugar level is higher than 200 mg/dL. To confirm the diagnosis, one or more of the following tests must be done. Diabetes blood…

Type 2 Diabetes

What is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there is a high level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Causes Insulin is a…