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What can I expect during menopause?

What can I expect during menopause?

Support her!: It is a natural event in a woman's life that can last months or years. When the ovaries stop producing estrogen around age 52, a woman can have hot flushes, night sweats, irritability, vaginal dryness, sleeplessness and other symptoms. Some women have severe symptoms, some mild and the duration varies widely. A woman should definitely see her gyn hcp (healthcare provider) for further advice. ...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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Could you tell me what happens during menopause?

Bit early to ask: Here it is: menstruationis stop, ovulation does not occur and part of ovaries shut down. Due to lack of estrogen and Progesterone woman has hot flashes, lack of sleep, dry skin, vaginal dryness, cessation of sexual drive, increased loss of cognitive function and so on.
Good news, all that is easily treatable with bio identical hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more

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Is there anything to shrinking during menopause?

Is there anything to shrinking during menopause?

Not sure: Exactly what you are referring to, but spinal degenerative changes can cause the vertebral disc spaces to narrow, and loss of bone density can result in height loss of the vertebral bodies. Both can contribute to a loss in your overall height. ...Read more

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How to lose weight during lactation?

How to lose weight during lactation?

Less in, more out...: To lose weight, you need to take in fewer calories than you are using each day. If your baby is only drinking breast milk, you're burning about 500 calories a day making milk. In one study, nursing moms taking in about 1700 calories a day lost weight without affecting their babies' health. Getting regular exercise will help too. ...Read more

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Is diclofenac safe during lactation??

Is diclofenac safe during lactation??

Not really!: Some is excreted in milk, but problems would primarily be GI in baby! ...Read more

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How can I lose weight during menopause?

How can I lose weight during menopause?

Diet and exercise: The answer is the same regardless of time in life: what you eat and what you do. But your body has changed after menopause, and with age, metabolism slows. So even eating fewer calories does not lead to as much weight losses when younger. Exercise is critical to increasing metabolism, but you have to respect the inevitable loss of flexibility and muscle mass. Start low, go slow, do cardio too! ...Read more

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Could ovulation occur during menopause?

Could ovulation occur during menopause?

Maybe: Sometimes women seemingly go into menopause, stop having periods and have an elevated fsh (a hormone that goes up after menopause) and then unexpectedly have a few more periods again. Conceivably, they have ovulated again. ...Read more

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How to gain energy to exercise during menopause?

How to gain energy to exercise during menopause?

Exercise: Believe it or not, not exercising can make you feel tired. Muscles need to move or they start to ache. But the good news is that it doesn't take much activity to help you feel more energized. Have you tried taking a 10-minute walk? How do you feel afterward? If you find that walking makes you fatigued or out of breath, it's time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Wat are d precautions to b taken during menopause?

What do you mean?: What kind of precautions are you asking about? If you mean birth control, you don't need any when you are menopausal. But if you mean other health issues, I need you to ask more specific details.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a woman suddenly start to bleed during menopause?

Can a woman suddenly start to bleed during menopause?

Depends: Menopause is defined as no period of 1 year. Many women go 10 months and then start to bleed which can be normal. If you have gone some time without bleeding, I recommend you see your gynecologist to confirm there are no other causes of bleeding. Other reasons can be change in meds, stress levels, weight changes and other hormonal changes. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose weight during menopause?

What is the best way to lose weight during menopause?

Paleo lifestyle: My favorite nutrition guidelines are from the paleo lifestyle. Paleo diets are based on a meat and vegetable diet. No grains and no sugars. This is not extreme. This is not a "diet" for a quick fix to weight loss. This helps your overall metabolism and will help with weight loss. I think this diet also provides improvements / protection for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic disease. ...Read more

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How much does sexual interest change during menopause?

How much does sexual interest change during menopause?

Usually A Decrease: Due to the hormonal changes that occur with menopause, there is usually some decrease in sexual desire and activity. However, this is not to say that the sexual aspect of life disappears. You will help to maintain a healthy level of sexual activity by paying attention to your overall health - proper nutrition, good sleep, regular exercise. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose weight during menopause and after it?

What is the best way to lose weight during menopause and after it?

Calorie count: Menopause or not, your weight is determined by your calorie intake versus your calorie expenditure. 100 calories intake per day more than you expend = 1 pound per month weight gain. Likewise 100 calories less per day = 1 pound per month weight loss. That is 12 pounds per year, 24 pounds in 2 years, 36 pounds in 3 years, etc. So eat less, exercise more and if it tastes good, spit it out. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can help you lose weight during menopause?

LO CARBS/HI PROTEIN: Many women also have low thyroid when they become menopausal, so their metabolism is slow and they do not burn their calories efficiently and can't lose weight despite proper diet and excercise. Pay attention to other symptoms of an underactive thyroid, because blood tests are not always diagnostic for this condition. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel weepy and emotional all the time during menopause?

Is it normal to feel weepy and emotional all the time during menopause?

Menopause: Menopause is defined as the normal ending of the menstrual cycle after one year without a period. The ovaries stop producing eggs and hormones. So women can no longer conceive after menopause and decreasing hormone levels can cause symptoms of aging, hot flashes, mood changes, skin changes less libido and vaginal dryness. Symptoms can be treated with both traditional and natural approaches. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get hot flashes during menopause? What do hot flashes feel like?

Is it normal to get hot flashes during menopause? What do hot flashes feel like?

Many women do: Some women don't, but hot flashes are very common in menopause (though there are many things that can cause hot flashes, that are not hormonal). They feel like a sudden spreading heat sensation, along the skin surface, usually involving the head, neck, chest, ears, and often the skin flushes (turns red). ...Read more

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Is it normal to have extreme hot flashes during your menopause? I mean drenching.

Is it normal to have extreme hot flashes during your menopause? I mean drenching.

Yes: Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause. If your symptoms are extreme, speak with your doc about hormone replacment to help you through this period. Women who are healthy and just entering menopause are good candidates for hrt. Your doc can also check to make sure there are no other causes of hot flashes at this time. ...Read more

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Can ADD to get much worse during menopause? My inability to stay focused and complete tasks is creating work issues and personal frustration.

Can ADD to get much worse during menopause? My inability to stay focused and complete tasks is creating work issues and personal frustration.

No.: Menopause, could bring on depression due to hormonal changes especially those with family history of depression, used to be referred to as Involutional Melancholia, can make you more forgetful, easily frustrated, irritable and very sensitive to real or perceived criticism. ADD is not outgrown, contrary to popular beliefs and it can just add to your post-menopausal problems. Get help. ...Read more

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What causes cramps during menopause?

What causes cramps during menopause?

Intestinal issues: Menstrual cramps are no longer an issue as the periods have truly stopped in menopause. The only exceptions are the presence of uterine or ovarian growths post menopause that are enlarging which can be easily ruled out by a pelvic GYN MD exam. ...Read more

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How should I feel during menopause?

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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How much will you dry up during menopause?

Dryness: Dryness is a very common menopausal symptom and varies from women to women. Symptoms can be treated with many medical and natural options. ...Read more

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Can a woman loose a lot of weight during menopause?

Can a woman loose a lot of weight during menopause?

Need for evaluation: Unintended weight loss needs to be investigated. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to consult your doctor.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Can I take medicine when I get cold during lactation?

Can I take medicine when I get cold during lactation?

Yes u can.: Check out this link, god bless u and ur child! http://www. Babycenter. Com/404_is-it-safe-for-a-breastfeeding-mom-to-take-cold-medicine_10370516.Bc. ...Read more

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What are the things you have exprienced during lead up to menopause?

What are the things you have exprienced during lead up to menopause?

Varies: The lead up to menopause varies per woman and cultures. Some women may experience very few side effects and others may struggle. The symptoms/signs women can have are hot flashes, mood swings, depression, irritability, fatigue, irregular bleeding, urinary frequency, recurrent urine infections, vaginal dryness, more wrinkles, drier hair, increased hair loss. Speak with your physician for help. ...Read more

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I'm a 45 yeared old female, what kind of diet should I have during peri menopause?

I'm a 45 yeared old female, what kind of diet should I have during peri menopause?

Good Question: It would be time to prepare for some changes in your health. Adding extra vitamin D for bone health is important. Trying to cut down on fat is good since metabolism slows and cholesterol levels often rise. But in general healthy eating at this time is very important. But there is no particular diet that is good for everyone ...Read more

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Can migraine be worse during menopause?

Migraine and menopau: Yes it can be worse if it is triggered by hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Describe menstural cycle during lactation size, color?

Describe menstural cycle during lactation size, color?

Varied: If you are breast feeding frequently (like over 6 times/day), there is a good chance you will not ovulate or have regular periods. Some women do, though. There is a wide range of normal. ...Read more

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In what ways can you prevent hot flushes during menopause?

In what ways can you prevent hot flushes during menopause?

Difficult: Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause. They can be extremely difficult to control. These are some basic thoughts:
1. Avoid triggers
2. Avoid stress
3. Get regular daily exercise
4. Minimize caffeine and alcohol intake
5. Wear loss fitting clothes that breathe (cotton)

i hope that this helps. ...Read more