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Does taking HRT delay the menopause?

Does taking HRT delay the menopause?

Nope: Taking hormone replacement will not delay menopause. This will happen regardless of which hormones are taken. Hrt will however mask the symptoms of menopause or delay symptoms because you are replacing the hormones your body no longer makes. An analogy is a diabetic who has normal blood sugars with insulin...Still diabetic, right? ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Can I put off menopause to try to get pregnant? I didn't think I wanted children, but now that I have found the right partner we are thinking about trying to get pregnant. However, I'm worried at 44 I'm too close to menopause. Is there a way to delay it?

Can I put off menopause to try to get pregnant? I didn't think I wanted children, but now that I have found the right partner we are thinking about trying to get pregnant. However, I'm worried at 44 I'm too close to menopause. Is there a way to delay it?

There: There is no way to delay menopause. Schedule a visit with your gynecologist, lab tests can be done to check your hormone levels to determine your fertility. Be aware that if you become pregnant you are considered ama (advanced maternal age) which places your baby at a higher risk for chromosomal disorders such as down's syndrome. There are ways to determine if your baby is healthy while in utero (amniocentesis). Your doctor will be able to explain all your options and risks in great detail.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm 45 yrs old. My last period is may 2nd. After that I have no period. I period is always on time. Never delay. So I went to the dr. They gave me the urine test for pregnancy. It was came Negetive. They told me maybe I was in pre menopause. But l?

I'm 45 yrs old. My last period is may 2nd. After that I have no period. I period is always on time. Never delay. So I went to the dr. They gave me the urine test for pregnancy. It was came Negetive. They told me maybe I was in pre menopause. But l?

Incomplete info: If you did not have sex since your last period, the lack of periods suggests peri-menipause. However, to be safe you should practice contraception, if you have sex, for one year since the last period.
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. ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant e iam in menopause for 5 years?

Can I be pregnant e iam in menopause for 5 years?

Unlikely: Are you sure you are in menopause as you are only 45 yrs old. If you are for sure in menopause (confirmed by high fsh level in your blood); then you cannot be pregnant. ...Read more

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Why does menopause occur?

Why does menopause occur?

Ovaries stop working: Physiologically, menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing eggs, and then stop making estrogen. If you are asking teleologically why this occurs, it is because, from an evolution point of view, it is not advantageous for a species to produce offspring at an older age when they are not likely to live long enough to have the offspring survive (life expectancy was ...Read more

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Am I on the menopause quiz?

Menopause: Is one year without menses due to loss of estrogen production from the ovary. Average age is 52 but sx leading up to this can last 5 yrs. It can range from heavy, irregular bleeding to spacing and gradual loss of menses. Hormonal fluctuations can range from an occasional hot flashes to severe flashes creating insomnia and mood problems. See peimenopause, good luc. ...Read more

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Is 44 to young for menopause?

Menopause age: No, early menopause is before the age of 35. Half of women will be menopausal by the age of 51 and half enter menopause after 51. Menopause is when there has been no period for one year. It can also be diagnosed by blood tests. There are other reasons for not bleeding so seeing a clinic can help with making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why causes menopause in women?

Why causes menopause in women?

Menopause: Menopause is a normal medical issue as you get older. Most often after age 40 and before age 55.
If your periods are irregular or stopped completely you need to see a Gynecologist as soon as you can.
Once under control, the next many years (maybe another 60 for you) will be enjoyable. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of menopause?

What are symptoms of menopause?

Age-ist stereotyping: Menopause is the end of periods (for 1 yr) due to decline in functioning of the ovaries over many years. Around then other symptoms may occur due to disease, 'passage of time' or changes in endocrine glands, eg, thyroid. They're not reasons to mock, treat women poorly at home or on the job. Seeing gyn provider is a good start to sort out what is occurring and what to do to improve, maintain health. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of menopause?

What are symptoms of menopause?

Multiple symptoms: The main symptom of menopause is absence of menstrual cycle. Although a lot of women experience, hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes and skip menstrual cycles before the periods cease completely. ...Read more

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What can I expect from menopause?

What can I expect from menopause?

Menopause: Menopause can be a difficult time for some women. They may experience depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, forgetfulness and sleep problems. Menopause can also be liberating - no periods - no pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of menopause?

What are the symptoms of menopause?

"Hot Flashes": Hot flashes are the main complaint of menopausal women. This is a flushing sensation usually accompanied by "drenching" sweats and a sensation of "hotness" due to a lack of estrogen. Other symptoms include scant or irregular menses progressing to absence of menses. Vaginal dryness is also a sign of menopause. Libido may change as well. If concerned see your pcp or gynecologist. They can help. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of menopause?

What are the symptoms of menopause?

The symptoms of Menopause include:: Hot flashes, Irregular periods, Excessive menstrual bleeding, Mood changes, Sleep disturbance, Vaginal dryness, Absent periods. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pri menopause?

What are symptoms of pri menopause?

Hot flashes: The most common first symptom of aapproaching menopause is so called flashes or flushing. Warmth which is sudden, often at night, often brought on by stress and frequently experienced at night during sleep. Usually felt over the face, neck and upper torso. Lasts minutes. May be episodic but recur often. Menstrual irregularity typically comes later. ...Read more

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How should I feel during menopause?

Menopause: Symptoms of menopause can be mild to severe. Most common is first the absence of a period, followed by hot flashes, sleep and libido changes. Hormones affect all body tissues so many other symptoms can occur ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for menopause?

Menopause occurs: 1 year after last period. However, when perimenopausal (time leading up to period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in middle of night sweating heavily; lack of concentration, dryness of vaginal tissue; fatigue, hair loss, dizziness, wt gain, bloating, incontinence, irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings, irritability ; v libido. In us, ave. Age for menopause. ...Read more

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Any natural approaches to menopause?

Yes: Most women can manage their hot flashes with measures such as dressing in layers, sipping ice water, avoiding trigger foods such as alcohol & spicy food. Paced breathing has been shown in research studies to reduce intensity and duration of hot flashes:

http://www. Cascadewomenshealth. Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/menopausal%20management/paced-breathing. Pdf. ...Read more

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What is the importance of menopause?

What is the importance of menopause?

Menopause: Menopause occurs when your ovaries stop making enough estrogen. Usually starts later than age 42.
If that is happening to you please see your Gynecologist and you will be given hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more

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What are menopause signs or symptoms?

What are menopause signs or symptoms?

Many: The most common symptoms are hot flashes, mood changes, skin and hair dryness, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, rapid heart rate (rare), anxiety, sleep disturbances, remember, most do great with menopause and not everyone has symptoms. I list many of these, along with treatment options in my book, a woman's guide to hormone health. ...Read more

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Can I be going though menopause at 39?

Can I be going though menopause at 39?

Possible: The average age of menopause is 51, but some women experience it earlier or later. Your gyn can run the appropriate tests to see where you stand. ...Read more

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What do you feel like post menopausal?

What do you feel like post menopausal?

Post menopause: At your age that should not be an issue.
If you are low on hormones at your age your Gynecologist will help you all the way! ...Read more

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What are the signs of early menopause?

What are the signs of early menopause?

Skipped periods: Early menopause, or premature ovarian insufficiency can be a cause of missed periods. If you are missing periods, you should see your doctor. If you're having regular periods, early menopause is not at all likely. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as severe menopause?

Not exactly: The symptoms of menopause or peri menopause can be mild, moderate or severe. But menopause itself - absence of periods due to cessation of ovarian function - does not have varying degrees of severity. ...Read more

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Is it be possible to have menopause at 20?

Is it be possible to have menopause at 20?

Menopause: Unlikely, but premature ovarian failure is a possibility. No period for one year is the general definition of menopause ...Read more

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Help! Exactly what is pre menopausal levels?

Help! Exactly what is pre menopausal levels?

Any contaminated: Food can cause poisoning. Food poisoning can be due bacterial toxins, live viral, bacterial and parasitic infections, chemical contamination and putrified foods. ...Read more

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Could I be going through menopause at agr 40?

Yes: Menopause can definitely occur at that age, or even earlier, if you have concerns, check w/your physician. ...Read more