The Stages of Menopause – WebMD

What Is Menopause? Menopause is not a disease, but rather the point in a woman’s life at which she is no longer fertile, and menstrual periods have ceased. During this time, ovulation stops and estrogen hormones drop. Menopause can be accompanied by physical symptoms in some women, like hot flashes or night sweats. Menopause is the time point at which a woman has not had a menstrual period for 12 months. Perimenopause is the time leading up to menopause, and the symptoms []

Worst Foods for Your Belly – WebMD

Doughnuts Can’t resist fresh doughnuts? If you give in too often, they can bulk up your belly. Better Bet: Stop at one. A glazed doughnut has 260 calories. The whole box packs 3,120 calories. A 200-pound man would have to run about 25 miles to work that off. Ice Cream You do get some calcium from ice cream. But you also get 230 calories per half-cup, and that’s just for plain vanilla, no toppings. Better Bet: Look for the slow-churned kind. It’s []

What Diabetics Need to Know About Over-the-Counter Meds – WebMD

SATURDAY, Aug. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It can be tough for people with diabetes to choose appropriate over-the-counter medicines for a cold, cough or headache, a pharmacist explains. Many of these so-called OTC drugs contain carbohydrates (including sugar) that can affect blood sugar levels, or ingredients that can interact with diabetes medications, according to Miranda Wilhelm. She is a clinical associate professor at Southern Illinois University School of Pharmacy. But labels on OTC medicines don't list carbohydrates, she said.Wilhelm was to []

Prostate Cancer Warning Signs & Prevention – WebMD

What Is Prostate Cancer?Prostate cancer is the development of cancer cells in the prostate gland (a gland that produces fluid for semen). It is the most common cancer in men; some cancers grow very slowly while others are very aggressive and spread quickly to other organs. How Does Prostate Cancer Develop? Like all cancers, prostate cancer begins when a mass of cells has grown out of control and begins invading other tissues. Cells become cancerous due to the accumulation of defects, or []

Worst Foods in Your Fridge – WebMD

What's Lurking in Your Fridge? Most of us know a dietary disaster when we see it on the menu: a double bacon cheeseburger or a slice of cheesecake. But we often don't realize there are a host of unhealthy foods we eat everyday, right in our refrigerators. These foods can add extra calories, fat, sugar, and salt to your diet without you realizing. We will review the 10 worst foods you may have in your refrigerator or freezer. Foods on this list []

Surprising Sources of Hidden Sugar – WebMD

Pasta Sauce They taste savory, not sweet — but many pasta sauces have between 6 and 12 grams of sugar per half-cup serving. That’s the same amount you’d get from a chocolate chip cookie. The American Heart Association recommends that women have no more than 100 calories of sugar per day (about 6 teaspoons' worth) and men have no more than 150 calories (about 9 teaspoons). Too much sugar can lead to extra pounds, and that’s bad for your health. So, look []