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A female asked:

I am 45 and stopped using the pill in december after 30 years. no period since & fsh level 52 so my gyn says menopause. recommends iud & patch.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Follow advice: It is not safe to have unprotected for at least one year after last period. If you have any menopausal symptoms the hormone patch may help. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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