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how do you know when you are entering menopause?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Menopause: Menopause is defined as the cessation of menstrual periods for one year.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Irregular periods: The menopausal transition, or peri-menopause is an interval of 3-5 years prior to the final menstrual period. During this time, periods become increasingly irregular. The medical definition of menopause is one year without a period. During the menopausal transition, women typically will have intermittent hot flashes along with irregular periods.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I ease menopausal symptoms?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Exercise : One of the best methods of treating menopausal symptoms is regular cardiovascular exercise, 60 min a day. Good sleep hygiene is another. As it is a healthy diet and avoiding caffeine and alcohol. None of the over-the-counter supplements have been proven to be effective. There are some medications which can be effective but you need to see your doctor to discuss this. Best of luck.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the common symptoms of menopausal?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Perimenopausal: Some common symptoms are breast tenderness, hot flashes, fatigue, irregular periods, vaginal dryness, mood swings, difficulty sleeping, and decreased libido.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of menopause? What happens?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Menopause at 32?: If your periods have stopped at your young age you must see a Gynecologist as soon as possible.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What has symptoms similar to menopause?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Menopause: If you think you have symptoms similar to menopause you must see your gynecologist at your earliest convenience. Menopausal symptoms do occur in your age group.
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A female asked:

May I know the symptoms of menopause.

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Hot flashes: where you feel hot in upper part of body and may sweat, irritability or crying, scanty or no monthly cycles. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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