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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)

Menopause is defined as 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