Viola Davis hot flashes

If you are over 45 years old, you may be experiencing hot flashes caused by premenopause or menopause.

Premenoupause is early onset menopause, or premature ovarian failure, usually beginning before age 45.

Viola Davis, 51, recently discussed her experience with hot flashes.

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Tameka Harris

Friend of the blog Tameka "Tiny" Harris cleared the air on rumors that she had tummy tuck surgery after the birth of her last child, Heiress Harris.

Some people are miserable and tend to be rude in comments sections. Tameka set those people straight in a language they understood.

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Being Mary Jane

Type A personality and classic narcissist Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union) is desperate to have a small human to lord over, who will make her the center of its universe. But before that can happen, she must take Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) fertility hormones shots to trigger her old tired ovaries to produce an egg or ovulate (also known as the luteinizing hormone "surge").

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Last Friday, Khloe Kardashian's husband, Lamar Odom, was almost traded to the New Orleans Hornets NBA franchise. Mr. Odom unleashed a series of angry tweets on Twitter.com, before claiming his Twitter page had been hacked into.

Then, during a moment of male bonding between Lamar and uber macho ESPN radio jock Stephen A. Smith, the 6 ft 10 in, 230 lb Odom dissolved into tears. Lamar's emotional response to this event might be due to the early stages of male menopause.

Emotional changes are one of the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in men that occurs when a male is going through "the change". Hormonal changes are a natural part of aging for both men and women. Though women experience more changes than men when hormone levels drop due to aging.

What exactly is male menopause?

According to the Mayo Clinic, male menopause is "sometimes used to describe decreasing testosterone levels or a reduction in the bioavailability of testosterone related to aging."

Male menopause occurs after age 30 on average. By about age 70, the decrease in a man's testosterone level can be as much as 50 percent. One of the first signs of male menopause in a man is weight gain around the midsection, aka pot belly.

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