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How will I know when I am nearing menopause?

How will I know when I am nearing menopause?

Near menopause: Periods begin to change, to lighter or heavier, more irregular, usually symptoms of fatigue, hot flashes, flu like feelings, "foggy thinking" may occur, also vaginal dryness, decrease in mood, decrease in libido all can occur. ...Read more

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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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How will I know when I am nearing the menopause?

How will I know when I am nearing the menopause?

You'll know: Perimenopausal symptoms include hot flashes, insomnia, lethargy, malaise, loss of sex drive, fatigue, Insulin resistance (with our standard american diets), loss of muscle tone, weakness, emotional changes, irritability, mood swings, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse (feeling like sandpaper during intercourse) and other genitourinary problems. ...Read more

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I'm pre menopause+b12 deficiency. Getting injections. I feel lightheaded. Pins and needles in my fingertips and face goes numb skin feels tight. Doc knows?

I'm pre menopause+b12 deficiency. Getting injections. I feel lightheaded. Pins and needles in my fingertips and face goes numb skin feels tight. Doc knows?

B12 related: B12 deficiency can cause peripheral neuropathy and common symptom of this is tingling or numbness especially in fingers and toes Also b12 low can cause anemia which can cause fatigue or lightheaded If b12 injections don't resolve symptoms other evaluation may be needed ...Read more

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What to if I am nearing menopause, how should I adjust my diet to minimize the effects of it?

What to if I am nearing menopause, how should I adjust my diet to minimize the effects of it?

Menopause: Please eat enough calcium, iron, fiber, fruits and veggies, read labels, plenty of water, healthy weight, avoid fatty foods, use sugar and salt in moderation, limit alcohol. ...Read more

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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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What is menopause?

What is menopause?

End of one's period: Menopause is defined as the absence of menstruation (one's period) for a year. The ovaries have stop releasing eggs (ovulating), and estrogen and Progesterone levels fall off as well. One's period becomes intermittent, vaginal bleeding becomes irregular, and then stops, all over a course of several months. Symptoms include hot flashes, mood and sleep changes, thinning hair, less full breasts. ...Read more

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What is menopause like?

What is menopause like?

Many changes: Most women experience some combination of symptoms including: menstrual irregularities, irritability, mood changes, sleep disturbances, hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and decreased libido. In no particular order or timing. Earliest symptoms can start up to 10 years before menoause. ...Read more

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When does menopause end?

When does menopause end?

Varies: Technically menopause ends with the last period, however you are probably referring to the symptoms of menopause. Symptoms may persists for a few months to several years. It varies tremendously and there is no way to predict for any one individual how long symptoms may persist ...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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When does menopause occur?

When does menopause occur?

Average 50: It partly depends on family history, but somewhere around age 50. ...Read more

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When does menopause happen?

When does menopause happen?

Average age is 51: In the us the average age for natural menopause is 51. But it can happen earlier or later and still be normal. ...Read more

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Menopause relief naturally?

Options: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>. ...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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What are signs of menopause?

What are signs of menopause?

Menopause symptoms: Menopause happens when your ovaries stop producing Estrogens and progesterones. This causes your period to stop coming. You could also have hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, decreased sex drive, irritabilty, difficulty sleeping, dry skin, and thinning hair. ...Read more

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How long does menopause last?

How long does menopause last?

Menopause: Menopause is defined as the cessation of menstrual periods for 1 year. The symptoms of menopause can continue for a short period of time in some women e.g. For a few months or in other women symptoms can continue for 20 + years. If you are experiencing symptoms related to menopause, see your doctor for relief of these symptoms. ...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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Can menopause make you crazy?

No: It can make you moody, anxious, give you got flashes and nite sweats, etc. But it won't make you crazy unless you were already that way. ...Read more

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What age does menopause start?

50.2 years: The average age for natural menopause is 50.2 years old. However, women tend to follow the genetics of their mother. Menopause can also be altered by operations on the internal female organs. Additionally body weight, other medical problems, medications, and smoking can affect age of menopause. ...Read more

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