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please share an interesting fact about menopause.

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Women: Women can lose 40% of their spongy bone mass 10 years after menopause.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
AMH: Amh may be best measure of the number of eggs in ovaries and time of menopause.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Fertility: Fertility ends about 7-10 years before menses stop (menopause) which is about age 51.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Menapause: Menopause does not guarantee a loss in sex drive. Embrace the change and enjoy your love life.
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Myth:: Your sex life does not end with menopause. For many women, their sex drive increases.
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Gout: Post menopausal women can get gout. In fact, menopausal women lose their protection against gout.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Women: Women cannot have a good sex life after menopause! myth. For some, even better!
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Hormone: Hormone replacement is not always harmful. In selected individuals it can be an asset.
Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
Family Medicine 20 years experience
The: The average age of menopause is 51.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Menopausal: Menopausal symptoms are much more rare in countries with mainly plant based diets.
Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
If: If you are interested and have a loving partner, intimacy is healing.
Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Intimacy: Myth: intimacy is only going to get worse after menopause.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
The: The average of menopause onset is 51 with a normal range of 38 to 56.
Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not: Not truly associated with mood swings. But anyone can be grouchy when they are uncomfortable.
Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
A: A lack of periods does not change your ability to have an orgasm.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Once: Once women reach menopause they develop heart disease at same rate as male counterparts.
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Women: Women live twice as long after menopause than they did just two generations ago.
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Diet and exercise: If you are in menopause at 36, lack of estrogen is associated with increased cardiac problems later.
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
51: The average ago of menopause is 51 years.
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Some: Some women get post menopausal symptoms at early age due to premature failure of ovaries.
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Just: Just a hysterectomy will not cause post menopausal symptoms, as long as the ovaries are spared.
Dr. Janis Fee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
If: If your bleeding is much heavier and irregular, it is not just normal menopause. See your doctor.
Dr. Janis Fee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
The: The average age of menopause (50.5) is the same as in 1910. Now we just live longer! go! go!
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Vaginal: Vaginal dryness is a common complaint. Many options are available to treat it. Discuss with your dr.
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Before: Before menopause, bone loss is ~1%/yr; afterwards ~3-5%/yr!
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Decrease: Decrease in estrogen causes aging, dryness of skin, mucosa, mood changes.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Menopause: Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Hormone: Hormone replacement therapy in not recommended for women with a history of stroke.
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Menopause: Menopause can cause bladder symptoms which will respond to estrogen.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Women: Women w more education and higher incomes have a better overall health and fewer sxs of menopause.
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Classic: Classic symptoms are: hot flushes, night sweats, sleeplessness, no libido, vag dryness, irreg cycles.
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
MYTH: Myth (not true !) : menopause is a sudden change that takes a year at most.
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
MYTH: Myth : not true: irregular bleeding is always a sign of cancer.
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
MYTH:: Myth: hormones are the only option for dealing with hot flushes and night sweats (not true!).
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
MYTH:: Myth: menopause can never happen before age 50 (not true!).
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Many: Many types of hormone therapy are natural and made from plants.
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Benefits: Benefits of hormone therapy include significant improvement in hot flushes and night sweats.
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
The: The risk of developing a blood clot in persons using hormone therapy is 2-3 persons per 10, 000 users.
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Women: Women who have had a hysterectomy (removal of uterus) are not at risk of getting endometrial cancer.
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Hormone: Hormone therapy has benefits and risks...It may significantly improve quality of life.
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Menopause: Menopause is not a phase! it is a permanent condition that results due to death of the ovaries.
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Women's: Women's hormones decline to deficient levels years faster than men's hormones --due to menopause.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Studies: Studies show happiness contributes to longer life, reducing heart disease & more. Cultivate yours!
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
The: The menopause process starts about age 35 and continues to about age 55.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Women: Women generally experience menopause at about the same age that their mother did.
Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Ignore: Hot flashes and night sweats are usually the most disturbing symptoms.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Ignore: Menopause is not the end of a women's sexual life!
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Ignore: Menopause is not only for female, but is also for male. The testosterone decreases slow with changes.
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Ignore: Learn what triggers your hot flashes and what to avoid. For many alcohol and caffeine are triggers.
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 40 years experience
Ignore: The average age of menopause in the USA is 51.3 years.
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Ignore: Arthralgias can be one of the first symptoms of estrogen deficiency.
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Ignore: Menopause was unknown 200 years ago because woman rarely lived long enough to enter their 50s.

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