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Is there any way to know about what age i'll go through menopause? My mother went through menopause fairly early, in her mid-40s. I am 40 and still have young children -- i don't think i could deal with menopausal symptoms on top of two preschoolers! is t

Is there any way to know about what age i'll go through menopause? My mother went through menopause fairly early, in her mid-40s. I am 40 and still have young children -- i don't think i could deal with menopausal symptoms on top of two preschoolers! is t

Yes : Yes (and no) because we do not yet have perfect tests. Here are is a link about to multiple resources about menopause timing (http://bitly.Com/gkpe8x). We think that a hormone called amh (anti-mullerian hormone) may be useful to predict menopause. Here is a link to my blog entry on amh (http://www.Dropsahl.Com/infertility/testing/anti-mullerian-hormone-amh/). Amh is a hormone produced by the growing follicles in the ovaries. The small antral follicles are constantly growing and you use up about 500-100 eggs each month. As you get older and the number of eggs goes down, so does the number of growing follicles (cysts containing an egg). The few growing follicles the lower the amh level. You blood level does not vary much from day to day, so your doctor could get that value (and perhaps an fsh) and give you some idea of how close you are. Let me comment on a couple of issues. First, your mother's age at menopause matters if she went through menopause naturally but not if the menopause was from surgery. Also, the mid-40's is not abnormal though a bit early as the average age is 51 years. Second, as you will learn from reading some of the links i provided, there is considerable variation in timing. Next. Let me say that the symptoms of menopause vary as well. Some women suffer from many effects of losing the estrogen hormone: hot flushes, mood changes etc. You are not necessarily doomed to have the same reaction or even the same symptoms. I hope this information helps. Best wishes and please do not worry too much about menopause which is normal and usually not a horrible experience. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best diet plan to use?

Can you tell me about the best diet plan to use?

DASH: For overall heath, the DASH diet (free) looks like the best. US News & World Report ranked many diets, have a look: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2014/01/07/us-news-best-diets-how-we-rated-32-eating-plans ...Read more

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How do I prepare a diet plan if i want to lose about 10 pounds?

How do I prepare a diet plan if i want to lose about 10 pounds?

Diet plan: I would consult a dietitian whose training is helping people establish appropriate diet programs and help you calculate and exercise program to compliment the diet plan. ...Read more

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Going to see psych today about a plan for my gad but i can't take ad's what do you think he could give me ?

Going to see psych today about a plan for my gad but i can't take ad's what do you think he could give me ?

SSRI: Get a genetics test (like genesight from assurex) to identify which psych meds you will tolerate & likely respond to better. Then, standard of care is to start with an ssri (fluoxetine, sertraline) and benzo: e.g. Ativan (lorazepam). If h/o ssri, snri like venlafaxine effective also! talk with your doc all ?'s. ...Read more

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I haven't smoked in years I plan on smoking again in about 2 weeks just once for the feeling. How long will it for my system to get clean?

I haven't smoked in years I plan on smoking again in about 2 weeks just once for the feeling. How long will it for my system to get clean?

Do not do it!!: One of the biggest problems with stopping smoking is that sometimes people get overconfident and think they can just smoke one again, "for the feeling" or for some other reason. Don't do it. The risks of falling back into the habit/addiction are too great. ...Read more

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When should I plan to tell my children about the new baby?

When should I plan to tell my children about the new baby?

As you know you have: Starting to prepare your children for a new family addition should be natural. You can guide them through, why the mommy's belly is getting bigger, when you know the gender, you can tell them who is coming to joint them. Develop a role playing of big brothers and sisters and how they will take care of the baby, helping to feed and change the diapers, what they can do to help a mommy with a newbor. ...Read more

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How can I learn all about a managed care plan before selecting?

Comparison: Ask for comparison chart of benefits and exclusions. Most important is knowing the practitioners who participate and the hospitals they are contracted with. ...Read more

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Something about it. What is the best plan for a teenage girl to follow?

Something about it. What is the best plan for a teenage girl to follow?

Need more info: I cannot offer advise when your question is unclear. 'plan' for what exactly? ...Read more

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